The Caraboa cup final at Wembley stadium finished goaless after normal time and then extra-time.
City had more of the ball with a 62% possession of the ball, 13 shots, 3 on target, 808 passes, 88% pass accuracy, 2 yellow cards, 0 red cards, 1 offside and 7 corners, While Chelsea had 38% possesion of the ball, 7 shots, 0 on target 512 passes, 82% pass accuracy, 7 fouls, 3 yellow cards, 0 red cards, 2 offsides and 4 corners.
Down to penalty kicks after extra time Pep Guardiola’s side converted four of their five penalties as David Luiz hit the post for the Blues and Jorginho saw his effort saved by Ederson.
Raheem Sterling was Manchester City’s saviour as his winning spot-kick helped Pep Guardiola’s side narrowly beat Chelsea 4-3 on penalties in penalty kicks.
Controversial moment during the closing stages of extra time as Chelsea goal-keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to come off when Maurizio Sarri attempted to replace him with Willy Caballero.
Maurizio Sarri said during the post match interview that he was really happy with the teams performance, they improved alot and played exactly how he asked them to
“I have to answer the same as before the match, you have to ask the club. It’s the same before. I’m really very happy.
“After this match I have to say I am sure because they played exactly how I asked [them to]. Today I am proud of my players. I think in the last three matches we have improved a lot. We conceded nothing to the opponent, and against Manchester City I think that is difficult. So I am very happy, proud of players.”
When asked if the board was happy with his performance he said
“I think so. I don’t know but think so. If you look at the performance, it was really, really good, against the best team in Europe.”
when asked about Kepa’s reaction he said
“In that situation, there was a big misunderstanding because I understood there was a problem and we needed a change.”I realised the situation only when the doctor arrived at the bench, so it was a big misunderstanding and I understood the goalkeeper had cramps so he was unable to go to penalties, but the problem was not that so he was able to go to penalties.
Maurizio Sarri said no disciplinary action will be taken against the Blues’s goal keeper, he claims he understood the situation.
Mancity Coach Pep Guardiola speaking to Skysports about the match said
‘m happy. Compliments to Chelsea, they had an incredible performance and it was incredible to be moving forward in the last minute of extra time.”In penalties, anything can happen and we got lucky with the penalties and Ederson, so happy to win back-to-back titles in this competition for the first time in our history.”
Performance?“It was really incredible play, I don’t think you realise the team Chelsea have. The players, the champions they have. After the result two weeks ago, we knew it would be more difficult in the final.”Being in so many competitions is demanding and tough. We had Laporte and Fernandinho who were injured. Anyway, we are happy to win the game.