GOOD AFTERNOON FROM WEMBLEY
Welcome to SunSport’s Live coverage of the 2021 Carabao Cup Final between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
The dream of four may have ended for City, but Pep Guardiola’s army today could lift what they hope will be the first of the three silver trophies this season.
And in doing so, they will write their name in the history books with Liverpool when not only leveling the Merseysiders’ 8 League Cup record, but also the 4 consecutive victories they set up from 1981 to 1984.
The city has long been a favorite to win their own fourth consecutive EFL Cup, but much has changed since these clubs took their place in this final in early January. .
In the midst of a streak of 21 wins at the time, Man City suddenly revealed a flaw – recently captured by Manchester United, Leeds and Chelsea – which could give Spurs some hope.
Jose Mourinho will not be the advantageous coach, however, after being sacked on Monday, a dramatic revelation that has been buried underneath the resurgence and ruin of the European Super League
Ryan Mason was temporarily in charge until the end of the campaign, and the 29-year-old could end his first week in the role by leading Tottenham to their first trophy since 2008.
However, Mason and Spurs may have to do it the hard way with the club facing Harry Kane’s physically anxious wait after the striker limped off from Everton last weekend because ankle injury.
The Premier League’s top scorer is being watched for hours and will make a late decision as to whether he is risky in the first place.
Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero were expected to return to Man City, after overcoming recent injuries, but midfielder John Stones was suspended after a red card against Aston Villa in midweek.
We’ll have important team news for you soon as well as additional information from Wembley before the action kicks in at 4:30 p.m.