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BREAKING: Manchester City Win 3rd Consecutive #CarabaoCup [VIDEO]

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Manchester City secured their third League Cup win in succession – and their fourth in five years – with victory over Aston Villa at Wembley.

Pep Guardiola’s side won an historic treble of domestic trophies last season with the Premier League and FA Cup, and they thoroughly deserved their triumph despite a spirited effort from Aston Villa.

BREAKING: Manchester City Win 3rd Consecutive #CarabaoCup

 

Manchester City looked like they would stroll to victory when Sergio Aguero’s strike and Rodri’s header from a corner that was hotly contested by Villa put them in complete control inside 30 minutes.

Villa, while strictly second best, offered themselves a lifeline when Mbwana Samatta headed in from Anwar El Ghazi’s cross four minutes before the interval.

City continued to dominate as they sought a third goal and Villa were agonisingly close to forcing extra time when Bjorn Engels saw his header from a corner turned on to the woodwork superbly by keeper Claudio Bravo.

It was their last chance and City closed out the win their superiority merited.

Manchester City claim silverware again

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John Stones’ error led to the Villa goal but he defended well alongside Fernandinho

Manchester City may be about to lose their Premier League title to Liverpool, who are 22 points clear at the top of the table, but no-one can argue against their claims to the first piece of domestic silverware this season.

They were in control of most of this game apart from a frantic closing spell where the much-maligned 36-year-old Chilean keeper Bravo produced that stunning save from Engels to break Villa hearts.

If there is any frustration – and there will not be much – for Guardiola and his players, it is that they should have had this game done and dusted without any need for late moments of anxiety.

Aguero once again proved he is the man for all occasions with his predatory strike, while 19-year-old Phil Foden demonstrated his rich promise with a fine performance, which even contained a piece of audacious ball-juggling in the second half.

John Stones slipped unfortunately for Villa’s goal but he also contributed some vital defensive headers when City finally had to survive some concerted pressure in the closing minutes.

Fernandinho continues to be a towering presence and it was a win achieved with Kevin de Bruyne on the bench for the first hour.

It has been an outstanding week for City as they followed up Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 first-leg win away to Real Madrid by lifting the EFL Cup.

Villa can take heart in defeat

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Claudio Bravo tipped Bjorn Engels’ header on to the post moments from time

Aston Villa’s players and staff gathered in a huddle after the final whistle for a rallying call for the battles ahead – which will be needed as they lie in the Premier League relegation zone.

They will feel they were served up an injustice with the corner that led to Rodri’s goal but they can take some solace from the manner in which they stuck to their task, showed resilience and almost forced this EFL Cup final into extra time.

There was frustration for Villa’s star man Jack Grealish, who could not exert any serious influence and, of course, there will be the pain of defeat.

It is a fact that Villa’s main priority this season is Premier League survival and they demonstrated enough here to give them encouragement that they can achieve that mission, starting at Leicester City on 9 March.

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BREAKING: Adeboye Family Releases Funeral Program For Pastor Dare Adeboye

BREAKING: Adeboye Family Releases Funeral Program For Pastor Dare AdeboyeThe Genius Media Nigeria reports that the family of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has released a program for Pastor Dare Adeboye, who went to be with the Lord on Wednesday in Eket, Akwa Ibom State where he was based.

The Late Pastor Dare Adeboye was the Assistant Pastor in charge of Region (Youth) 35 and passed on at age 42.

A statement on behalf of the Adeboye family, by Pastor Leke Adeboye, said that there will be a Special Service in City of David Youth Church Eket, Akwa Ibom State where Pastor Dare was pastor on Sunday, May 9, 2021.

There will be Thanksgiving Songs and Tributes on Monday, May 10, 2021 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (at RCCG House of Favour, Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

A Farewell Service will hold at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at the Youth Centre, RCCG Redemption Camp, Ogun State, Nigeria.

BREAKING: Adeboye Family Releases Funeral Program For Pastor Dare Adeboye

In the statement, Pastor Leke Adeboye, on behalf of the family, also expressed appreciation to all who have stood by the family.

“With our hearts full of gratitude, we appreciate you, for standing by our family, in this period of trial. We are consoled, no doubt, by the fact that our beloved son has returned home, to rest in the bosom to his Maker and Father.

“Our confident assurance is rooted in the life of selflessness and sacrifice our son lived for Jesus Christ, our Saviour.
“Thank you so much for your prayers and words of encouragement.

“Our prayer is that, we will all make it to that glorious home, in Jesus mighty name.”

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BREAKING: President Buhari Sacks NPA Chief Hadiza Bala UsmanThe Genius Media Nigeria reports that Hadiza Bala Usman has been sacked as NPA Chief.

TGM gathered that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari had suspended Hadiza Bala Usman as the managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

BREAKING: President Buhari Sacks NPA Chief Hadiza Bala Usman

This online news platform understands that Usman was replaced by Mohammed Koko, the director of finance, sources told Peoples Gazette.

Hadiza Bala Usman confirms removal

The report quoted Usman to have said that she was aware of her suspension from office, but has yet to receive any formal communication to that effect from the Ministry of Transport.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the ministry did not immediately return a request seeking comments.

Ms Usman was appointed as NPA chief in 2016 and has repeatedly propagated her reform policies that sought to redirect the organisation, which is one of the top revenue-generating entities of the Nigerian government.

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BREAKING: Villarreal Knocks Arsenal Out Of Europa League Final – #ARSVIL

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BREAKING: Villarreal Knocks Arsenal Out Of Europa League Final#ARSVIL—-Spanish professional football , Villareal beat Arsenal 2-1 on aggregate to qualify for the final of this year’s Europa League after playing out a goalless draw at the Emirates Stdaium on Thursday.

The Genius Media Nigeria reports that Mikel Arteta’s side lacked impetus and inspiration but came agonisingly close to scoring a decisive goal, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang twice hitting the post.

Nicolas Pepe and Emile Smith Rowe both fired efforts wide early in the second half and Aubameyang hit the post again with a downward header later in the game but such moments were few and far between.

That the defeat came at the hands of former boss Unai Emery will be especially galling for the Gunners. Emery was sacked in November 2019 after 18 months in charge, ultimately leading to the appointment of Arteta.

 

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