Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola won his first major trophy with City in grand style, defeating Arsenal at the Wembley Stadium in such a humiliating manner that led to Arsenal fans walking out of the field even before the final whistle was blasted.
It was the kind of moment which the club winners wanted when they got the Spaniard to take charge in 2016, a winning that was masterly accomplished with a blend of determined young boys who thirst for glory in both English and European football.
City have now won their fifth EFL Cup in style, leveling up with Manchester United, Aston Villa and Chelsea who have all won the cup five times each, while Liverpool remains the highest winner of the Cup with 12 wins. The win also dashed Arsenal’s hope of a third title.
It is easy to say that City could have celebrated this win even before the match, as they barely made a supposed final look like a mere training session where they dictated pace and just waited patiently for the final whistle so they could lift an already won trophy.
The gap between the winner and Arsenal was wide, as City played with authority and proved that they had indeed put behind their crash from the FA Cup in the hands of Wigan, but made Arsenal who are still contenders pay dearly for that ouster.
The victory is in fact, an opportunity for management of Arsenal to really look through their programme and see if their policy is in the best interest of the club, as it is obvious that the gap between the two teams seems wide, despite Arsenal been perceived as a bigger side in English football.
Pep Guardiola whose side are Champions in waiting in the premier league can at least boast of two trophies this season, while still hoping that they could make a resounding European statement when they scale through to the quarter final of the champions league .