Football: Manchester City beat Tottenham for record-equalling fourth consecutive League Cup triumph

Manchester City have claimed a record-equalling fourth successive League Cup triumph, as Aymeric Laporte's late header sealed a deserved 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs had soaked up intense City pressure for most of the game to somehow stay in contention at Wembley Stadium.

But City finally made the breakthrough in the 82nd minute from an unlikely source, as defender Laporte met Kevin de Bruyne's free-kick and headed past goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

A combination of Lloris, last-ditch defending and some poor City finishing had kept the 8000 crowd on tenterhooks, but in the end, Pep Guardiola's side were rewarded.

They have now matched Liverpool's feat of winning the competition four seasons in a row and also join Liverpool with the most League Cup wins on eight.

Tottenham - with rookie manager Ryan Mason on the touchline, after Jose Mourinho's sacking last week - are still waiting for their first trophy since 2008.