Player ratings from Man City’s Carabao Cup final win over Aston Villa

Manchester City won the Carabao Cup for the third successive season with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at Wembley.

Sergio Aguero opened the scoring early in the piece before Rodri doubled City's lead in controversial circumstances.

He headed home from a corner, but replays showed the set-piece should have never been awarded and a goal kick should have been given instead.

Mbwana Samatta gave Villa hope by pulling one back before the break, but City hung on for victory, needing Claudio Bravo to tip a goalbound effort on to the post in the dying minutes.

Here are the full player ratings from Wembley…

Man City

Bravo 6

Last year’s cup final hero, made a huge save near the end.

Walker 6

Better performance, restricted Villa down his flank. Good.

Stones 5

Fell over in build-up to Villa’s goal. Nothing goes right for him.

Fernandinho 7

With Laporte out, looks City’s best centre half. That’s quite damning.

Zinchenko 6

There’s rashness about him, but he’s still safer than Mendy.

Rodrigo 7

Booked. Scored with towering header. Took one for the team with yellow.

Gundogan 6

Provided the corner for Rodri’s goal, busy but hooked early.

Foden 8

MotM. Exceptional in the first half, good overall, big performance.

D Silva 7

If this is his final season in England then we’ll miss him so much.

Sterling 6

Booked. Got yellow after a ding-dong with Guilbert. His pace important.

Aguero 7

Fabulous goal scorer, City better with him. Took some blows and hobbled off.


De Bruyne, for Gundogan, 58 mins, 7

Bernardo, for Silva, 76 mins

Jesus, for Aguero, 83 mins

Aston Villa

Nyland 7

Not to blame on goals. Deserved this after semi final heroics.

Guilbert 6

Entertaining battle with Sterling, stuck to his task quite well.

Engels 7

Made some good blocks, read danger and was solid in defence.

Mings 7

An absolute warrior for Villa, you can’t fall to respect his example.

Targett 6

Did a job down the left, both as wing back and fun back. Solid.

Luiz 6

His shock of blonde hair makes him stand out. Decent on the ball.

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