As it happened: Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Citizens win the 2021 Carabao Cup
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18:433 months ago

Signing off!

Thank you for joining us for today's coverage of the Carabao Cup Final!

Congratulations to Manchester City for winning the competition for the fourth consecutive time.

Commiserations to Tottenham.

See you next time!

18:403 months ago

Today's man of the match


18:373 months ago

The trophy lift!


18:333 months ago

Laporte's winner!


18:293 months ago

Fantastic performance from Fernandinho!


18:213 months ago

Full-Time Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester City are 2021 Carabao Cup winners after beating Tottenham 1-0 at Wembley!

Laporte with the winner.

A well-deserved win for the Citizens.

18:173 months ago

90' Three minutes added on

We're into three minutes of added time! City almost there.
18:173 months ago

90' Attacking change for Spurs

Tottenham make an attacking change as Steven Bergwijn replaces Serge Aurier.
18:133 months ago

87' De Bruyne replaced by Silva

Kevin De Bruyne is replaced by Bernardo Silva in another change for City. Sterling handed the captain's armband.
18:123 months ago

84' Both sides make a change

A substitution for both sides.

City bring Rodri on for Fernandinho.

Spurs bring Dele Alli on for Hojbjerg.

18:103 months ago

More on the goal

De Bruyne sent in a free-kick from the left-hand side and found Laporte, who headed into the corner past Lloris!
18:083 months ago

82' GOAL! Manchester City lead

Aymeric Laporte heads City into the lead! 1-0
18:003 months ago

73' Mahrez denied by Lloris

Mahrez surges forward before trying his luck but Lloris is equal to it.
17:593 months ago

72' Gundogan misses target

Sterling breaks into the box and plays it into Gundogan, who slices his effort wide of goal. Big chance!
17:573 months ago

71' Chance for Fernandinho

De Bruyne delivers the ball into the box and finds Fernandinho, whose header hits the target but it's comfortable for Lloris.
17:533 months ago

66' Double Tottenham change

A double substitution for Tottenham sees Gareth Bale and Moussa Sissoko on for Lucas Moura and Giovani Lo Celso.
17:503 months ago

63' Big chance for Hojbjerg!

Kane breaks forward and plays the ball through to Hojbjerg, who hesitates and attempts to play it to Reguilon instead of having a shot. 

Let off for City.

17:483 months ago

61' Chance for Gundogan

Mahrez sends in a cross that reaches the head of Gundogan, who is unable to get the header on target.
17:453 months ago

59' Fernandinho booked

Fernandinho is shown a yellow card for a foul on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
17:413 months ago

55' Chances for City

It's been a slow start to this half from City but they have a couple of half chances in quick succession. 

First Mahrez danced his way into the box and saw his effort blocked by Dier. Sterling's attempt shortly after goes well over the bar.

17:333 months ago

47' Steffen denies Lo Celso!

Steffen is called into action and gets down well to deny an effort from Giovani Lo Celso!
17:313 months ago

46' Second-Half underway!

Tottenham get us back underway at Wembley!
17:313 months ago

The teams are back out!

Both sides make their way back out for the second half.

Spurs will have to be much improved if they are to win this one!

17:253 months ago

First half stats

The half-time stats highlighting City's dominance so far.


17:183 months ago

Half-Time Manchester City 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur

It may be goalless but it's been a thrilling half of football at Wembley Stadium.

Man City absolutely dominant but are yet to make it pay.

Spurs will be glad to see half-time.

17:163 months ago

46' Lloris denies Cancelo

Joao Cancelo has a go from the edge of the box but Lloris is equal to it.
17:153 months ago

45' Laporte is booked now

Almost a repeat of his last offence as he stops Lucas Moura breaking forward, this time Laporte is shown a yellow card.
17:113 months ago

41' Fantastic ball from De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne plays a stunning ball into the box that goes beyond Dier, but Sterling is just unable to make any contact.
17:073 months ago

37' Mahrez fires just over

Another attempt from Mahrez and he's not too far away again, this time his effort going over Lloris' goal.
17:063 months ago

35' Good effort from Mahrez

Mahrez cuts in from the right-hand side and curls an effort towards goal that just goes wide, although Lloris may have had it covered.
17:003 months ago

30' Sterling comes close

Fernandinho plays the ball through and it reaches Sterling, who gets it over Lloris but the angle was tight and it goes wide.
16:573 months ago

27' Reguilon booked

Sergio Reguilon is booked for a foul on De Bruyne.

Also a correction that Laporte was not shown a booking before despite appeals from Spurs' players and fans.

16:563 months ago

25' Foden hits the post

Closest we have come so far as the ball comes to Phil Foden off Alderweireld and the latter blocks his effort onto the post.
16:553 months ago

25' Laporte booked

Aymeric Laporte is shown the first booking for a foul on Lucas Moura.
16:533 months ago

23' Free-kick comes to nothing

The set piece comes to nothing as De Bruyne hit it straight at the wall.
16:523 months ago

22' Dangerous City free-kick

City have a free-kick in a dangerous position...
16:503 months ago

20' Alderweireld tries his luck

Alderweireld tries his luck from distance for Spurs but his effort is wide of Steffen's goal.
16:493 months ago

19' Tottenham win corner

Spurs finally get into the City half and win their first corner of the game, much to the delight of their fans!
16:443 months ago

14' Great block by Dier!

Big chance as the ball finds Sterling inside the box, but he is denied by an excellent block from Eric Dier.
16:423 months ago

11' Lloris deals with corner

Mahrez delivers the first corner of the game but Hugo Lloris is able to palm it away from danger.
16:383 months ago

8' Another chance for City

Riyad Mahrez crosses and finds the head of Sterling, who heads wide of goal. Dominant start from City!
16:373 months ago

7' Chance for City

Sterling gets into the box and finds Phil Foden, who gets an effort at goal but is unable to hit the target.
16:353 months ago

4' Good challenge from Aurier

Raheem Sterling surges forward City for the game's first dangerous attack but Serge Aurier does well to get back and steal the ball.
16:303 months ago

1' We're underway!

Manchester City get us underway in the 2021 Carabao Cup Final!
16:253 months ago

5 minutes from kick-off!

The teams are out and the national anthem is performed by the NHS choir!


16:203 months ago

City boss Pep Guardiola speaking to Sky Sports


16:133 months ago

Spurs boss Ryan Mason speaking to Sky Sports


16:103 months ago

City fans inside Wembley!


16:003 months ago

30 minutes until kick-off!

Just 30 minutes until kick-off now at Wembley!

Will City win the competition for the fourth consecutive time or will Spurs win their first trophy since 2008?

You'll find out right here on VAVEL!

15:553 months ago

Spurs fans inside Wembley!


15:543 months ago

Former City captain Richard Dunne!


15:483 months ago

Heung-Min Son speaking to Sky Sports


15:333 months ago

Tottenham Hotspur confirmed XI

Harry Kane starts!


15:313 months ago

Manchester City confirmed XI

Here is the confirmed lineup for Manchester City!

Kevin De Bruyne starts and Sergio Aguero makes the bench.


15:263 months ago

Harry Redknapp and Teddy Sheringham speaking ahead of the game!


15:243 months ago

Riyad Mahrez out on the pitch!


15:223 months ago

Man City arriving at Wembley


15:213 months ago

Spurs players (including Kane) arriving at Wembley


15:193 months ago

Will he find the net again today?


15:163 months ago

Great to see fans at the game!


15:003 months ago

30 minutes until the confirmed teams!

We are just 30 minutes away now from knowing the confirmed lineups!

Will Kane be starting for Spurs?

De Bruyne and Aguero in for City?

Stay here to find out!

14:513 months ago

City's road to the final


14:463 months ago

Spurs squad making their way to Wembley!


14:423 months ago


Vavel writer Michael Fretton has provided the preview for today's game.

Have a read to see the form guides, team news, predicted lineups and comments from both managers.

14:383 months ago

Views from the stadium!


14:353 months ago

Spurs have won the previous three meetings in this competition.


14:343 months ago

Man City looking to equal League Cup records.


14:313 months ago

The trophy awaiting today's winners!


14:303 months ago

Two hours until kick-off!

Welcome back to our coverage of today's Carabao Cup final between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur!

We are just two hours away from kick-off at Wembley Stadium.

Stay tuned for pre-match build-up and the confirmed teams here on VAVEL!

10:193 months ago

We'll be back with more pre-match build-up

That's all for now but we'll be back with more updates ahead of the Carabao Cup final between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium.
10:143 months ago

How to watch Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur

If you want to watch the game on TV, your options are: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.

If you want to follow live updates throughout the game, VAVEL UK is your best option!

10:093 months ago

Tottenham Hotspur: Predicted Lineup

Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Ndombele, Hojbjerg; Bale, Lo Celso, Son; Lucas.
10:043 months ago

Manchester City: Predicted Lineup

Steffen; Cancelo, Laporte, Dias, Zinchenko; Silva, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Jesus, Foden.
09:593 months ago

Tottenham Hotspur team news

Spurs will be hoping to have Harry Kane back after he missed the Southampton game with an ankle injury.

Ben Davies is a definite absentee as he is yet to recover from a calf injury.

Matt Doherty could return, while Joe Rodon is cup tied after featuring for Swansea in the competition.


09:543 months ago

Manchester City team news

The Citizens will be without John Stones after he received a straight red in Wednesday's win against Aston Villa. Aymeric Laporte is likely to partner Ruben Dias at centre back in his absence.

Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne could make the squad after returning to training following their respective injuries.

09:493 months ago

Tottenham looking for first silverware in 13 years

For Spurs, they are looking to win their first trophy since 2008.

They beat Chelsea 2-1 in the Carling Cup final on that occasion under Juande Ramos.

It's only the second game in charge for interim boss Ryan Mason, who won his first on Wednesday against Southampton.

09:443 months ago

City looking to keep treble hopes alive

Manchester City's hopes of winning the quadruple came to an end last weekend as they were beaten 1-0 by Chelsea in their FA Cup semi-final clash.

Victory today would see them lift one trophy from a possible three, with the Premier League title looking a formality and the Champions League still up for grabs.

09:393 months ago

Kick-off time

Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur will be played at Wembley Stadium, London.

Kick-off is scheduled for 16:30 BST.

09:343 months ago


Welcome to VAVEL UK’s LIVE coverage of the 2021 Carabao Cup Final: Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur!

My name is Dale Winfield and I’ll be your host for this game.

We will provide you with pre-match build-up, team news and live updates throughout the match here on