Manchester City won the first domestic trophy of the 2018-19 English football season on Sunday, as they beat Chelsea 4-3 on penalties after a 0-0 draw at Wembley, Trend reports with reference to BR.
Chelsea were much more competitive in this contest than the 6-0 shellacking at the hands of City a fortnight ago, and while Pep Guardiola's side dominated the ball in the first period, the Blues' defence was up to the challenge.
The second period saw Chelsea offer more of an attacking threat, with Eden Hazard always dangerous on the counter-attack. N'Golo Kante and Pedro spurned excellent opportunities for the Blues.
At the end of an uninspired extra time, there were extraordinary scenes when Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to be substituted despite his manager's wishes.
Eventually he stayed on and despite making a smart stop from Leroy Sane in the shootout, was unable to do enough, with Raheem Sterling scoring the decisive penalty for City.