Manchester City is League Cup champions for the fourth time after barely outlasting Liverpool over 120-plus minutes in Sunday’s final at Wembley.
[ MATCH RECAP: Liverpool 1-1 Man City — Caballero the hero in PKs ]
Argentine keeper Willy Caballero stopped three PKs in the shootout, and he wasn’t thanking the Smurfs (we think).
“It’s fantastic for all of the blue people,” he said. “It’s a huge moment for me and my family.”
Fernandinho scored in regulation but missed in penalty kicks, and the Brazilian credits Caballero for his “amazing” performance.
“After all it feels very good – the emotion. The team worked very hard and we deserved victory. Caballero – amazing today. He was so fast and waited to the last second to go to the ball and he did it very well. We are very happy.
“I hope we can win more trophies. Now it is time to think about the next Premier League game and then it is the Champions League.”
City has an edge in its UEFA Champions League tie with Dynamo Kyiv and is nine points back of Leicester City for the Premier League lead, but has a match in hand.