Liverpool 1-1 Man City: Match Report

28 February 2016 07:34

Willy Cabellero stars in shootout as Manchester City claim Capital One Cup

Goalkeeper Willy Cabellero was the hero as Manchester City won their fourth League Cup title in a penalty shoot-out victory over Liverpool at Wembley.

In a tale of contrasting fortunes for the men between the posts the Argentinian, back-up to Joe Hart, saved three spot-kicks while opposite number Simon Mignolet did not manage one as City won the shoot-out 3-1 after the match finished 1-1.

While all the focus had been on the attacking options both sides had at their disposal, the match ended up being decided by the goalkeepers.

Mignolet's evening was something of a roller-coaster, ending on a low, as his error in allowing Fernandinho's shot under his body handed City the lead which was only cancelled out by Philippe Coutinho's 83rd-minute strike.

The Belgium international also made a number of excellent saves but having handed the initiative to City it was a long way back for Liverpool and their exertions began to tell in extra-time.

It was only the fourth shoot-out Liverpool had lost in 18 attempts.


Source: PA


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