A look into the last five Carabao Cup finals
The Carabao Cup, also known as the English Football League Cup, is an annual football tournament in England that features teams from the top four tiers of the English football league system. The tournament has a rich history, with the first final taking place in 1961. Next weekend Manchester United and Newcastle United play the 2023 final. Carabao Cup final tickets for this edition are still available. In this article, we will take a look at the last five Carabao Cup finals and the key moments from each of them.
2022: Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea (Liverpool won 11-10 on penalties)
The 2021-2022 season was a very special one for a long time for the Reds. After a good first half of the season, they were heading into 2022 with a chance of winning a quadruple. The Carabao Cup final in Februari of 2022 was the first opportunity for Liverpool to win a trophy. After a goalless 120 minutes, Liverpool was the better team on penalties.
2021: Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur
The 2021 Carabao Cup final was played on April 25, 2021, between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium. Manchester City, who had won the tournament in each of the previous three seasons, were the favorites heading into the match. The game was tightly contested, with both teams having chances to score in the first half. However, it was Manchester City who took the lead in the 82nd minute through Aymeric Laporte, who headed in a cross from Kevin De Bruyne. Tottenham Hotspur tried to mount a late comeback, but Manchester City held on to win their fourth consecutive Carabao Cup.
2020: Manchester City 2-1 Aston Villa
The 2020 Carabao Cup final was also played at Wembley Stadium and featured Manchester City and Aston Villa. Manchester City were the clear favorites, having won the tournament in each of the previous two seasons. Manchester City started strongly and took the lead in the 20th minute through Sergio Aguero. However, Aston Villa responded quickly and equalized through Anwar El Ghazi in the 41st minute. Manchester City regained the lead in the 57th minute, with a goal from Rodri, and held on to win the match 2-1.
2019: Manchester City 0-0 Chelsea (Manchester City won 4-3 on penalties)
The 2019 Carabao Cup final was played between Manchester City and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium. The game was a tense affair, with both teams struggling to create clear-cut chances. The match ended in a goalless draw, and the game was decided by a penalty shootout. Manchester City won the shootout 4-3, with Raheem Sterling scoring the winning penalty. This was Manchester City's first trophy of the 2018-19 season, and they went on to win the Premier League and FA Cup, completing a domestic treble.
2018: Arsenal 0-3 Manchester City
The 2018 Carabao Cup final was played between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium. Manchester City were the clear favorites, having dominated the Premier League that season. The game was one-sided, with Manchester City dominating possession and creating numerous chances. They took the lead in the 18th minute through Sergio Aguero and doubled their lead in the 58th minute through Vincent Kompany. David Silva added a third goal in the 65th minute, and Manchester City held on to win the match 3-0.