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Pep lauds City's incredible run in the Carabao Cup

1 March 2020

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has described winning the Carabao Cup three years in a row as “incredible”.

The 49-year-old watched on as his side claimed another domestic trophy to add to their collection, this time following a 2-1 win over Aston Villa. 
Goals from Sergio Aguero and Rodri helped wrap up the victory for the Citizens, despite a goal late in the first half from Mbwana Samatta, and Guardiola says it is nice to win his second trophy of the campaign after success in the Community Shield earlier on in the season. 
“Three times in a row is a big success. It’s the consistency, incredible,” he said. 
“It was awesome, we struggled in the first minutes and the last ones. They had two clear chances in the first couple of minutes but we played really well after that, especially in the second half.
“The game was good. Phil [Foden] was clinical. It is a big success, our second title of the season with the Community Shield, it’s so nice.”
City have become only the second team, after Liverpool, to win the League Cup three times on the bounce, and the Spaniard adds that his players’ fighting mentality is the reason why they are so successful. 
“We’ve won a lot. I tried when we arrive, every game we play we try to win it, every competition we try to win it, and three times in a row, being here and winning is great,” he added. 
“When we won the first trophy here against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup, we've played in 11 competitions - we've won eight of these 11, so it's a lot.

“What's important is that everybody knows and has responsibility to fight and to win the titles and the games and that means a lot."

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