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Mar 1, 2020 at 4.30pm UK at Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 82,145

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Samatta (41')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Aguero (20'), Rodri (30')
Reaction
A dejected John Stones during the Premier League game between Norwich City and Manchester City on September 14, 2019
Fernandinho lends support to John Stones after EFL Cup final error
Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho urges teammate John Stones to come back stronger from his latest mistake made in City's EFL Cup final victory over Aston Villa.
Mar 4, 17:28
Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden celebrates after winning the EFL Cup on March 1, 2020
Pep Guardiola: 'Phil Foden will get what he deserves'
The 19-year-old Manchester City midfielder starred in Sunday's Carabao Cup final victory over Aston Villa.
Mar 3, 15:35
Manchester City's Rodri celebrates after the match on December 3, 2019
Rodri urges Manchester City to build on wins over Real Madrid, Aston Villa
Rodri urges Manchester City to continue their winning ways after beating Aston Villa in the EFL Cup final on Sunday and Real Madrid at the Bernabeu before that.
Mar 3, 15:12
Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden celebrates after winning the EFL Cup on March 1, 2020
Phil Foden hopes to have caught Gareth Southgate's eye in EFL Cup final
The 19-year-old midfielder impressed in Manchester City's Carabao Cup final triumph.
Mar 2, 22:44
Oleksandr Zinchenko in action for Manchester City on December 29, 2019
Zinchenko "so happy" as City win third consecutive cup
Pep Guardiola's side won the League Cup for a third year in succession and a fifth time in seven years.
Mar 2, 14:21
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reacts on February 26, 2020
Pep Guardiola: 'We can't improve on last season'
Even Champions League success would not make up for the Manchester City manager missing out on another Premier League title.
Mar 2, 13:52
Aston Villa's Jack Grealish looks dejected after the match on March 1, 2020
Aston Villa's Jack Grealish: 'Manchester City's winner was never a goal'
Aston Villa's Jack Grealish believes that Manchester City's second goal in the EFL Cup final should not have counted, as City defeated Dean Smith's side 2-1.
Mar 1, 23:32
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith on March 1, 2020
Villa boss Dean Smith hails City as "one of the best teams in the world"
Dean Smith was proud of his team's performance in defeat at Wembley.
Mar 1, 21:37
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola celebrates winning the EFL Cup with the trophy on March 1, 2020
Pep Guardiola: 'This Manchester City team has something special'
Under Pep Guardiola, City have won eight of the last 11 competitions they have competed in.
Mar 1, 20:55
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola celebrates winning the EFL Cup with the trophy on March 1, 2020
Pep Guardiola hails "incredible" Man City consistency after EFL Cup hat-trick
Sergio Aguero and Rodri struck in the first half at Wembley to earn Pep Guardiola his 29th trophy as a manager.
Mar 1, 19:17
Aston Villa's Jack Grealish looks dejected after the match on March 1, 2020
Jack Grealish in focus as Aston Villa lose EFL Cup final to Manchester City
The Aston Villa midfielder endured a tough afternoon at Wembley.
Mar 1, 19:13
Manchester City players pose with the trophy as they celebrate winning the EFL Cup on March 1, 2020
Manchester City close in on Liverpool record with third successive League Cup
The Reds won the competition four times in a row from 1981-84.
Mar 1, 18:59
The Match
Match Report
Goals from Sergio Aguero and Rodri got the favourites off to a flying start.
Team News
McGinn fractured his ankle just before Christmas.
Preview
Sports Mole previews Sunday's 2019-20 EFL Cup final as Premier League strugglers Aston Villa aim to dethrone two-time defending champions Manchester City.
Predicted Lineups
Sports Mole looks at how Aston Villa could line up for Sunday's EFL Cup final against Manchester City as they look for their first trophy since 1996.
Injuries & Suspensions
Sports Mole rounds up Manchester City's latest injury and suspension news ahead of Sunday's EFL Cup final against Aston Villa.
Build-up
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith on February 1, 2020
Dean Smith out to win EFL Cup for himself and his dad
The Aston Villa manager's father is suffering from dementia.
Mar 1, 00:25
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reacts on February 26, 2020
Pep Guardiola not expecting one-sided EFL Cup final against Aston Villa
Pep Guardiola's side are looking to win the trophy for a third consecutive year.
Feb 29, 22:58
Aston Villa coach John Terry in the dugout on October 20, 2018
Dean Smith: 'John Terry can inspire Aston Villa to EFL Cup glory'
John Terry won three League Cups during his time with Chelsea.
Feb 29, 12:54
Aston Villa's Trezeguet celebrates after the match with Matt Targett, Orjan Nyland, teammates and fans on the pitch on January 28, 2020
Emile Heskey: 'Aston Villa must produce perfect smash-and-grab display'
Manchester City are looking for a third straight League Cup success.
Feb 29, 09:51
Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus reacts on February 26, 2020
Gabriel Jesus hopes Manchester City can carry momentum into EFL Cup final
Pep Guardiola's side pulled off a comeback victory at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.
Feb 29, 09:15
Aston Villa's Jack Grealish reacts on January 21, 2020
Dean Smith confident Jack Grealish will earn England call-up
Jack Grealish has been captain of Villa for a year.
Feb 28, 23:08
Jack Grealish in action for Aston Villa on February 22, 2020
How Aston Villa could line up against Manchester City
Sports Mole looks at how Aston Villa could line up for Sunday's EFL Cup final against Manchester City as they look for their first trophy since 1996.
Feb 28, 21:45
Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne celebrates scoring their second goal with Riyad Mahrez and Benjamin Mendy on February 26, 2020
How Manchester City could line up against Aston Villa
Sports Mole looks at how Manchester City could line up for Sunday's EFL Cup final against Aston Villa as they look to lift the trophy for the third season in a row.
Feb 28, 21:45
Jack Grealish in action for Aston Villa on February 22, 2020
Dean Smith admits Aston Villa may not be able to keep hold of Jack Grealish
Jack Grealish has scored nine goals this season for Villa.
Feb 28, 16:14
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith on February 1, 2020
Dean Smith admits Villa are "massive underdogs" in EFL Cup final
Villa have lost 6-1 on aggregate to Manchester City across their two Premier League games this season.
Feb 28, 15:12
Manchester City's Aymeric Laporte goes down after sustaining an injury on February 26, 2020
Aymeric Laporte ruled out for up to a month with hamstring injury
The clash at the Bernabeu was just the third game of Aymeric Laporte's latest comeback.
Feb 28, 14:35
Jack Grealish in action for Aston Villa on February 22, 2020
Grealish credits "bad press" in past for current performance levels
Jack Grealish has been Aston Villa captain for a year.
Feb 28, 10:51
Manchester City players celebrate winning the EFL Cup final against Chelsea on February 24, 2019
Aston Villa vs. Man City: Major talking points ahead of EFL Cup final
Aston Villa have a tough job on their hands.
Feb 27, 16:37
Manchester City's Aymeric Laporte goes down after sustaining an injury on February 26, 2020
Manchester City team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Aston Villa
Sports Mole rounds up Manchester City's latest injury and suspension news ahead of Sunday's EFL Cup final against Aston Villa.
Feb 27, 10:25
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola pictured on January 1, 2020
Manchester City bidding to make it a hat-trick of EFL Cup crowns
Pep Guardiola's first silverware in England was the 2018 League Cup.
Feb 26, 13:52
Aston Villa's Jack Grealish reacts on January 21, 2020
How Aston Villa have fared in their eight previous League Cup finals
Villa have won five and lost three of their eight previous finals in the competition.
Feb 26, 07:00
Manchester City players celebrate winning the EFL Cup final against Chelsea on February 24, 2019
How Manchester City have fared in their previous seven League Cup Finals
Pep Guardiola leads his side into their eighth final against Aston Villa on Sunday.
Feb 26, 07:00

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Thursday's key events


ATHLETICS
· The women's heptathlon continues with the long jump, javelin and 800m, with Katarina Johnson-Thompson now out of contention following an injury (1.10am-1.40pm)
· Andrew Pozzi pursues his dream of an Olympic medal in the men's 110m hurdles final (3.55am)
· Tom Bosworth and Callum Wilkinson are among the British hopes in the men's 20km race walk (8.30am)
· Holly Bradshaw aims to improve on fifth in Rio to challenge Greece's Katerina Stefanidi and Anzhelika Sidorova of Russia for an unlikely medal in the women's pole vault (11am)
· London 2012 champion Kirani James goes up against current world champion Steven Gardiner in the men's 400m final (1pm)

MARATHON SWIMMING
· One of the toughest Olympic events takes place in Tokyo Bay as GB's Hector Pardoe takes on the men's 20km marathon swim (10.30pm Wed)

BOXING
· Galal Yafai takes on takes on Kazakhstan's Saken Bibossinov for a spot in the gold medal bout of the fly (48kg-52kg) class (6.48am)

DIVING
· Lois Toulson and Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix (daughter of First Dates' Fred Sirieix) line up for the women's 10m platform (semi-final 2am; final 7am)

HOCKEY
· Australia face Belgium in the men's final (11am)

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