Calls for Sarri to step down after Kepa incident vs Man City

Chelsea beaten by Man City

Manchester City won the 2019 League Cup final on Sunday after seeing off Chelsea.

City also became the 4th different team to retain the League Cup due to them beating Arsenal in the final last year.

After a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford earlier in the day, football fans will have been hoping for something a bit more exciting in the final.

Unfortunately, Chelsea were much better drilled than they were for their previous encounter with City, which they lost 6-0.

The game would remain goalless after extra-time and it would be decided by penalties.

City won the shootout with Raheem Sterling scoring the winning spot-kick.

Kepa Arrizabalaga

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 24: Kepa Arrizabalaga of Chelsea reacts as he refuses to be substituted during the Carabao Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 24, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Sarri’s lack of control

One of the biggest talking points leading up to the shootout was the Kepa/Sarri incident.

Kepa appeared to be struggling with an injury and Maurizio Sarri wanted to take him off for Willy Caballero.

However, Kepa point blank refused to be taken off and took part in the shootout.

The Spaniard may have wished he did actually go off after failing to save Sergio Aguero’s penalty.

After Kepa ignored Sarri’s instruction to come off, some fans on social media are calling for the Italian to step down due to his apparent lack of control.

Social media reaction

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