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Video: Aymeric Laporte scores cup final winner for Man City after being ‘lucky’ to escape red card against Tottenham in frustrating blow

In the 81st minute of today’s League Cup final between Manchester City and Tottenham, Aymeric Laporte netted the decisive goal to break Spurs fans’ hearts.

With a free-kick awarded deep on the left-wing, Kevin de Bruyne floated a trademark dangerous ball into the box, to which Laporte surged onto and headed the ball into the back of the net.

The centre-back started some way out but saw his jog effectively ignored by Moussa Sissoko, who was dominated by Laporte in the air after realising the danger too late and barely getting off the ground.

This comes after the Sky Sports panel admitted the Frenchman was ‘lucky’ not to have been sent off in the first-half for a pair of fouls.

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Pictures from Sky Sports and beIN Sports.

Pep Guardiola’s men have now secured the League Cup trophy for the fourth consecutive season, the Citizens are becoming near unstoppable in the domestic cup competitions.

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3 Comments

  1. Peter says:

    Stupidity of levy !! Cos of a few million quid , u shud sack mou only after keeping the league cup in yr cabinet!!
    Let mou win the cup first !!
    Now Spurs go another year without a cup .
    Levy out!!!

  2. Blewmoon48 says:

    If La Porte had been booked for first tackle he wouldn’t have made the second tackle so NO red card.

  3. Gerald Jann says:

    Why did the so called official ! Not give LAPORTE a 1st card .
    Please can you explain ?

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