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Kyle Walker: 'First major trophy has been long time coming'

Walker: 'Trophy has been long time coming'
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Kyle Walker says that winning a trophy "has been a long time coming", having played a full part in Manchester City's 3-0 win over Arsenal in the EFL Cup final.

Manchester City full-back Kyle Walker has admitted that he is "glad" to have finally earned his first major honour as a professional.

The England international played the full 90 minutes of Sunday afternoon's EFL Cup final at Wembley Stadium, as the Citizens brushed aside Arsenal 3-0 to win the competition for a third time in five years.

Walker, a £53m signing from Tottenham Hotspur last summer, hopes that City can now use their cup success to push on for more trophies, with Premier League and Champions League honours still up for grabs this term.

"It's been a long time coming for me and I'm glad to get my first trophy," he told Sky Sports News. "I was nervous coming into it, without a trophy win here before, but thankfully we've come out on top today.

"We needed to kill the game early and Sergio Aguero's goal did that for us. We didn't have the best of seasons last year, so it was important for us to get this trophy under our belts."

Treble-chasing City's 3-0 win was their biggest ever in a cup final and Arsenal's heaviest loss.

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1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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