Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Carabao Cup Triumph Will Give Blues Confidence

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Carabao Cup Triumph Will Give Blues Confidence

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CITY'S Carabao Cup champions were in good spirits as they arrived back in Manchester on Sunday night.

Pep Guardiola's players picked up their first major piece of silverware this season as they beat Chelsea 4-3 on penalties at Wembley to retain the trophy for the first time in the club's history.

Following celebrations at the stadium the squad headed back to Manchester on a private jet landing shortly before midnight.

Both Fernandinho and Aymeric Laporte were amongst the travelling squad back from London and walked unaided despite coming off injured in the game.

"Being in four competitions is so demanding, so tough, we don't know where we're going to arrive," Guardiola said of their injuries.

"Fernandinho and Laporte will be some weeks out. …

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