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Man City win the League Cup Big Willy style after Caballero's penalty shootout heroics

The Argentine goalkeeper made three saves to hand Liverpool defeat at Wembley.

Caballero is hoisted onto the shoulders of team-mate Wilfried Bony.
Caballero is hoisted onto the shoulders of team-mate Wilfried Bony.
Image: Adam Davy

ARGENTINE GOALKEEPER WILLY Caballero produced three penalty saves as Manchester City beat Liverpool 3-1 in a Wembley Stadium shootout to win the League Cup.

The game finished 1-1 following extra-time, Philippe Coutinho equalising for Liverpool in the 83rd minute after Fernandinho had put City ahead early in the second half, and Caballero took centre-stage in the shootout.

The 34-year-old, who deputises for Joe Hart in cup competitions, saved penalties from Lucas Leiva, Coutinho and substitute Adam Lallana and although Fernandinho hit the post with his spot-kick, Yaya Toure stroked home the decisive penalty to give City victory.

Britain Soccer League Cup City captain Vincent Kompany lifts the trophy. Source: Kirsty Wigglesworth

It was City’s second League Cup triumph in three seasons, and fourth in total, and ensures that manager Manuel Pellegrini will sign off with at least one trophy before handing over the reins to Pep Guardiola.

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