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Social media reaction to Manchester City's Capital One Cup Final win

1 March 2016

Manchester City clinched their second Capital One Cup Final triumph in three years with a penalty shoot-out victory over Liverpool, and there was plenty to shout about on social media!

The City players were particularly active following the final whistle with captain Vincent Kompany, who was also voted Man of the Match, posting this tweet in the dressing room.

Proud of our team. This is to all our fans who support us through thick and thin.

— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) February 28, 2016

Fernandinho scored the opening goal of the game to put City in front, only for Philippe Coutinho to equalise eight minutes from the end to force extra-time. 

After the game he posed for a photo with fellow countryman Fernando, dedicating the Capital One Cup to everyone involved with Manchester City.

This trophy belongs to Fernando, to Fernandinho and to each and every player, staff member and fans! Congrats @mcfc!

— Fernandinho (@fernandinho) February 28, 2016

Sergio Aguero, who scored a crucial penalty in the shoot-out, celebrated winning his sixth trophy since joining Manchester City in 2011.

Campeones!! Champs!!

— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) February 28, 2016

Yaya Toure was the man to seal the Capital One Cup, slotting the deciding spot kick beyond Simon Mignolet in the Liverpool goal. He also tweeted to congratulate his team-mates.

A great day to end a good week. Proud of all my team mates!! 🏆😀👌🏾

— Yaya Touré (@YayaToure) February 28, 2016

Read more: Manchester City lift the Capital One Cup after tense shoot-out victory over Liverpool

Both clubs posted their reaction at full-time on Twitter and Instragram, with the winners focusing attention of goalkeeper Willy Caballero who saved three penalties during the shoot-out to help guide City to victory.

1...2...3 WILLY! 🙌

— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) February 28, 2016

Caballero was the most tweeted about individual during the Final, however Yaya Toure's winning penalty received 28,000 tweets per minute as City claimed the first piece of silverware on offer this season.

Liverpool thanked their supporters for their efforts after missing out on a record ninth Capital One Cup triumph.

Thank you for your brilliant support despite the disappointing result today. Safe trip home for those at Wembley.

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 28, 2016

The event itself saw more than one million tweets sent, making it one of the most talked about sporting events on the social networking site across the weekend.

Here's the result: Willy Caballero is the man of the moment as @MCFC win the #CapitalOneCupFinal on penalties.

— Capital One Cup (@CapitalOne_Cup) February 28, 2016

This was, in part, down to two special engagement tools which The Football League utilised in the lead up to, and during, the Capital One Cup Final. 

Prior to the game there was also a hive of activity across the Capital One Cup website and social media platforms, including the Team of the Tournament which was announced before kick-off at Wembley Stadium.

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