Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

NOEL Gallagher Hailed [...]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

NOEL Gallagher Hailed [...]

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- NOEL Gallagher hailed Wembley ace Willy Caballero as a "Manchester City hero - forever!" The former Oasis star joined the celebrating Blues in their dressing room after the dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Liverpool, and was like a big kid when his favourite player, David Silva, presented him with his match shirt.

Gallagher admitted that, along with the vast majority of fans, he had been dead against Caballero's inclusion ahead of Joe Hart.

"He is a City legend now, forever," said Gallagher.

"Before that penalty shoot-out he was just another player passing through, now he is a City legend forever.

"He should thank the manager because he has turned him into a hero."

Manuel Pellegrini stuck to his word by playing Caballero, despite intense pressure from the supporters and the media. And Gallagher had his tongue firmly in cheek when he said: "To a man, we all thought it was a masterstroke.

"And if you believe that you will believe anything!

"It didn't go down too well, it has to be said, but it has proved a masterstroke. …

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