Manchester City lift League Cup with 3-0 win over Arsenal

Coach Pep Guardiola claimed his maiden English silverware as goals by Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva gave his Manchester City side an easy 3-0 victory over Arsenal in the League Cup final.

The first ever domestic final clash between the sides was a largely disappointing affair at a freezing Wembley Stadium, but runaway Premier League leaders City had far too much for an Arsenal side who suffered a forgettable afternoon.

It was an emphatic response from City after their bid for a quadruple came to an end with a shock FA Cup defeat to League One Wigan on Monday.

Manchester City lift League Cup with 3-0 win over Arsenal
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Aguero's 18th-minute goal gave City a halftime lead and Arsenal withered after the break as Kompany prodded in from close range after 58 minutes before Silva effectively ended the contest seven minutes later with a left-foot finish.

After a trophy-less first season in charge of City, Guardiola's career trophy haul as a manager now stands at 19, having won 11 with Barcelona and seven at Bayern Munich.

Arsenal have now lost a record six League Cup finals while City have won it three times in five years.

"It was a difficult game, but as much space there was for us and Arsenal, we did well and controlled the space and I am proud of the team," said City skipper Kompany.

"Winning 3-0 at Wembley is a massive result against any opponent."

Reuters.