Goals and Highlights: Manchester City vs Aston Villa (2-1) in Carabao Cup Final
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1:47 PM9 months ago

Aston Villa Gutted

Assistant coach John Terry consoles Aston Villa's devastated playmaker Jack Graelish. Graelish, a playing for and captaining his boyhood club, is crushed by the close defeat.



1:41 PM9 months ago

Earn The Burn

Before you drink the champagne, you get some in your eyes. No goggles. Don't wipe. Earn the burn.


1:26 PM9 months ago

95' City Win!

Full Time Manchester City 2-1 Aston Villa

Manchester City win the Carabao Cup Final after a hard fought 90 minutes against Aston Villa. With goals from Sergio Aguero and Rodri in the first half, City will walk the steps of Wembley for a third year in a row. Villa did pull a goal back just before half time, but it wasn't enough. 

The match opened up in the final stages with each side having at least a half chance, Manchester City with several including a few shots on target. But, they were unable to convert. 

Villa continued to apply pressure even as the game wore on. Bjorn Engels came agonizingly close to drawing level when he hit the post with two minutes remaining. 

City were deserved winners by dominating possession and having the better of opportunities on goal. 

The win makes it three Carabao Cup trophies in a row and five out of the last seven. Pep Guardiola's Manchester City continues to assert their authority over all of English football.
1:21 PM9 months ago


Villa scrambling and sending in desperate crosses. City clearing one by one. The time ticks away
1:19 PM9 months ago

92' Yellow Card

Mings fouls De Bruyne and breaks up a building attack
1:17 PM9 months ago


5 minutes of stoppage time
1:16 PM9 months ago


Save from Nyland! City go on the break and Bernardo Silva one times a shot straight at the keeper who got down quickly to save it.
1:15 PM9 months ago


Off the post!

Aston Villa come within inches of scoring. Engels heads a corner towards net and it rattles the woodwork. 

A huge sigh of relief for City and major letdown for Villa. 

Only 2 minutes remain with Villa down a goal.

1:12 PM9 months ago


Sterling cuts across the top of the 18 and forces a shot, skying it over the net.
1:10 PM9 months ago

83' Last City Change

Aguero limps off after the missed volley. Gabriel Jesus subs on.
1:08 PM9 months ago


So close from Aguero!

Bernardo Silva cuts to the byline and floats a cross back across the box. Aguero volleys it and hits the side netting. 

1:06 PM9 months ago

79' Last Villa Sub

21 year old Keinan Davis on for Samatta
1:05 PM9 months ago


A moment of panic for Nyland! He bobbles a cross and almost allows Sterling to pounce and score. He recovers and avoids disaster.
1:03 PM9 months ago

76' City Substitute

The Silvas swap, Bernardo on for David
1:01 PM9 months ago

72' Yellow Card

Nakamba with a two footed challenge. Although he gets the ball, it's reckless and he gets a yellow
1:00 PM9 months ago

69' Double Switch For Villa

Elmohamady and El Ghazi exit for Villa and on come Hourihane and Trezeguet
12:59 PM9 months ago

68' Yellow Card

Elmohamady gets a yellow for a cynical foul
12:51 PM9 months ago


Graelish takes a free kick for Villa, but blasts it way over the far post for goal kick.
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Foden plays in De Bruyne on the right side of the box. He crosses for Aguero right in front of the keeper, but it's cleared out for a throw by Villa
12:46 PM9 months ago

60' Yellow Card

Yellow card to Rodri for a tactical foul on Douglas Luiz, stoping a counter attack.
12:44 PM9 months ago

58' City Substitution

De Bruyne enters the game in place of Gundogan

The first of three changes for City

12:44 PM9 months ago

55' Yellow Card

Tempers starting to flare up. 

Sterling and Guilbert arguing moments ago. Then Sterling goes in with a hard tackle and receives a yellow. 

12:39 PM9 months ago


City free kick headed away by Mings right to Foden who shoots wide on the half volley
12:31 PM9 months ago

Second Half Begins

Get your popcorn ready. The second half is about to begin
12:20 PM9 months ago

Halftime City 2-1 Villa

The half ends after a fantastic 45 minutes. 

Manchester City controlled larges portions of the game leading to their two goals. 

The second City goal, a Rodri header from a corner, wasn't without controversy as the ball appeared to come off of City before going over the byline preceding the corner. However, VAR was not able to be used for that and the goal stood. 

Villa showed heart to fight back and take advantage of yet another John Stones miscue, scoring against the run of play before the half ended. 

Surely an exciting second 45 minutes is on the way. 


12:11 PM9 months ago

41' Villa Half The Lead!

Samatta heads Villa back into the game. John Stones slips and allows El Ghazi to run on to the ball and send in the cross for the assist


City 2-1 Villa

12:05 PM9 months ago


Another ball over the top to Foden. Cuts it back to Aguero, but a deflection falls right to Sterling. 

Shot blocked by Mings and out for a corner

12:01 PM9 months ago

30' Rodri Doubles The Lead!

Gundogan sends in a corner and Rodri rises above everyone for the goal

2-0 to City

12:00 PM9 months ago


Aguero rockets a shot in, blocked by Engels. City dominating as of late. Another corner to the Cityzens
11:58 AM9 months ago


Sterling shoots wide of the net
11:56 AM9 months ago


Foden brings down a crossfield pass, cuts onto his left foot into the box and shoots just wide of the post. Shot tipped on the way out for a corner.
11:54 AM9 months ago


El Ghazi cuts into the box, but shoots right at Bravo for an easy save
11:51 AM9 months ago

20' Goal To City!

Rodri with a beautifully floated ball into the box, Foden heads down to Aguero and Aguero powers it home with his right foot into the goal

City up 1

11:43 AM9 months ago


Good combination play between Silva and Sterling and Aguero, but nothing comes of it. Ball goes out for a goal kick
11:40 AM9 months ago


Cross into the box, Stones heads over the goal.
11:38 AM9 months ago


City come quickly on the attack. Zinchenko shot blocked and goes out for a corner
11:37 AM9 months ago


Graelish free kick into the box comfortably headed out by City
11:35 AM9 months ago


Man City corner from Gundogan. Rodri heads it out past the byline for a goal kick.
11:33 AM9 months ago


Elmohamedy crosses and El Ghazi heads it off the corner! Villa close to open the game
11:33 AM9 months ago


Targett sends in a corner. Bravo clears it from the box with a punch
11:29 AM9 months ago

Here we go!

The teams are out!

11:26 AM9 months ago
@IsabellaK2z with a great as the teams come out


11:17 AM9 months ago

Man City Getting Loose

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11:05 AM9 months ago
@McArdleJaney and her boy are ready for to watch Aston Villa
10:58 AM9 months ago

Fans arriving

@CityzenKriss is at Wembley and excited for the game

10:54 AM9 months ago

Warm Ups!

Aston Villa are out for warm ups and the crowd begins to fill the stadium.


10:31 AM9 months ago

Aston Villa XI

Very strong team from manager Dean Smith. Expect a 4-3-3.
10:31 AM9 months ago

Manchester City XI

10:17 AM9 months ago

It's Carabao Cup Final Time!

Our live coverage begins now!

Starting XIs will be out in about 15 minutes


1:17 AM9 months ago

Villa Injuries

Starting goalkeeper Tom Heaton has been out with a long term injury and will miss this game. 

Midfielder John McGinn is out with an ankle injury.

Striker Wesley, out for the season, will also miss this match.

1:12 AM9 months ago

Villa Limping Along

It's been a rough few weeks for the Villans. They enter the final after losing their last three matches, all in the Premier League. And because of it, they sit one point above the relegation zone. 

A shocking League Cup triumph would be a bright spot in dark times. 

1:09 AM9 months ago

Villa's Pathway To The Final

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith guided his side through a tough draw, only facing lower league opposition once, Crewe Alexandra in the 2nd round. 

After, they beat Premier League sides Brighton and Hove Albion, Wolves, Liverpool, and Leicester City over the two legged semifinal. 

1:07 AM9 months ago

Villa No Stranger To League Cup Finals

Aston Villa reached the Carabao Cup Final for the first time since 2010, where they lost to Manchester United 2-1.

Villa have won the competition on five occasions - 1961, 1975, 1977, 1994, and 1996.

1:05 AM9 months ago

City Rolling Over The Competition

City manager Pep Guardiola has his side in a good run of form entering the match, having won their previous three matches in all competitions, allowing only one goal in the process. 
12:59 AM9 months ago

City Injuries

Man City will be without defender Aymeric Laporte who exited Wednesday's Champions League win over Real Madrid with an injury. 

Leroy Sane's injury from the beginning of the season will also cause him to miss this game. 

12:55 AM9 months ago

City's Pathway To The Final

To reach the final, Manchester City overcame the likes of lower tier sides Preston North End and Oxford United in earlier rounds. They also upended Premier League side Southampton and beat crosstown rivals Manchester United 3-2 on aggregate over the two semifinal legs.

12:51 AM9 months ago

City Seek 3-Peat

Manchester City have reached the final of the Carabao Cup, also known as the EFL Cup or League Cup, for a third season in a row. 

Last season, they beat Chelsea on penalties after a 0-0 draw. 

Two years ago, the 2017-18 season, City beat Arsenal 3-0.

12:48 AM9 months ago

Match Info

Wembley, England's national stadium located in London, will host the two Premier League sides as they face each other for the third time this season across all competitions. 

Kick off is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. EST with the game available to watch on ESPN+, ESPN's streaming service.

12:47 AM9 months ago


What's up everyone. Welcome to VAVEL's live coverage of the 2020 Carabao Cup Final: Manchester City v Aston Villa.

I'm Drew Pells and I'll be your host for the game providing prematch news, starting line ups, and play by play coverage.