Yaya Toure scored the decisive spot kick as Manchester City claimed the first major silverware of the season by beating Liverpool 3-1...
Yaya Toure scored the decisive spot kick as Manchester City claimed the first major silverware of the season by beating Liverpool 3-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in 120 minutes of the League Cup final at Wembley.
Willy Caballero was the hero as he saved spot kicks from Lucas Leiva, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana to allow Yaya Toure to decisive kick.
There was also joy for fellow Africans Wilfred Bony who had a late cameo in the game as well as Kelechi Iheanacho who was an unused substitute.
|Toure wheels away in celebration swinging his shirt after netting the winner in the shootout|
In the match itself, Sergio Aguero had forced Simon Mignolet to tip his shot onto the post, but the Liverpool goalkeeper should have kept out Fernandinho's shot from a tight angle early in the second half.
City squandered a number of chances to win it in 90 minutes and paid the price when Coutinho powered home late on with Liverpool's first shot on target and extra-time did not produce a winner.
But Caballero's star turn means City win the competition for the second time in three seasons and the fourth time overall in what is manager Manuel Pellegrini's final season in charge of the club.
|Wilfred Bony lifts the match hero Willy Caballlero after the goalkeeper saved 3 spot kicks to clinch the title for City|
City's previous success in 2014 was followed up by a Premier League crown and that trophy remains up for grabs this season, along with the Champions League.
Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, has now lost four consecutive finals as a manager and Liverpool have still only won silverware once since 2006.