Capital One Cup final

Full-time: Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City AET (City win 3-1 on penalties)

  • Yaya Toure nets the decisive spot-kick as Manchester City win the Capital One Cup for the second time in three seasons
  • Willy Caballero was the hero of the shoot-out, saving three consecutive penalties after being chosen ahead of Joe Hart for the final
  • Lucas, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana were all thwarted by the experienced goalkeeper
  • City had gone ahead in normal time after a bad error from Simon Mignolet allowed Fernandinho to score
  • Liverpool forced extra-time with a late equaliser from Coutinho
Manchester City
Willy Caballero saved three consecutive penalties as Manchester City beat Liverpool at Wembley AFP

Stirring stuff from Caballero to silence the doubters and make himself a hero at Wembley. For the second time in three seasons, Manchester City have won the Capital One Cup. These two teams will go head-to-head once again on Wednesday in the Premier League.

Willy Caballero

That is all from us, but stay tuned to IBTimes UK for post-match reaction from both camps. Goodnight.


Manchester City win the 2015-16 Capital One Cup


Toure.... SCORES!


Lallana is also found wanting for Liverpool as Caballero makes a superbly strong one-handed stop.

Yaya Toure to win it for City...


Pure class from Aguero as he steps up coolly to slot into the bottom corner with the minimum of fuss. Mignolet dived the right way but he was never getting anything on that.


The perils of a stuttering run-up. Coutinho tries to psyche out Caballero but the goalkeeper guesses correctly and saves Liverpool have missed two in a row now.


A nervy moment for Navas as his low drive squirms into the bottom corner. Mignolet was so close to getting his hand on that. 1-1.


Lucas is next up for Liverpool but his effort is parried well by Caballero. Liverpool still lead 1-0...


Fernandinho, who scored City's only goal in normal time, pulls his effort against the base of Mignolet's right-hand post. Big miss.


Can goes with a risky chip down the middle but it works and Liverpool draw first blood from the spot.


The penalties will be taken at the end of Wembley currently occupied by Manchester City's supporters.

Can up first for Liverpool...


Liverpool booked their place in this match courtesy of a penalty shoot-out win over Stoke, of course. Their last appearance in the League Cup final also ended with a spot-kick victory against Cardiff in 2012.

Good omens...



Penalties it is, then. Tension aplenty at Wembley.


End of extra-time

Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City


City force a final corner and Bony looks set to test Mignolet with the header before Fernandinho nips in front of his teammate and nods well wide. That should do it...


There has been very little by way of aggravation in this final so far, but things really heat up with just minutes left. Lallana reacts angrily to a poor challenge from Toure and all manner of handbags ensue.

Lallana, Toure and Fernandinho are all booked to take the yellow card count up to 10.


Route one from Caballero as he launches the ball downfield. Milner tries to head back to Mignolet but sells him short and Aguero touches over on the stretch.


Caballero saves from Sturridge's free-kick. Origi is then centimetres away from making proper contact with a dangerous inswinging cross from Milner.


That's a bad, late challenge from Nicolas Otamendi on Clyne and the City centre-back is rightly cautioned.

Despite Yaya Toure clearly struggling, Pellegrini withdraws Silva with his last sub and throws on Bony.

The manager clearly not tempted to introduce Hart in anticipation of a penalty shoot-out.


Liverpool almost take the lead as Milner scoops up Sturridge's mishit shot on the byline, only for Caballero to parry Origi's close-range header.

Yaya Toure tumbled to the turf moments before after losing possession to big brother Kolo, but he seems fine to carry on.


Frustration for Sturridge as he looks to finish Origi's cross but Lallana gets in his way.


The final 15 minutes is upon us. Penalties are looming at Wembley, unless someone can make themselves a hero now.


Half-time in extra-time

Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City