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.
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.
– Not what Kepa Arrizabalaga would have wanted in the penalty shoot-out after his bust-up with manager Maurizio Sarri!
What should @ChelseaFC do with the ‘keeper following the incident?
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) February 24, 2019
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
Sarri might as well step down right now. No control over his team after that.
— Pat Moses (@GoalieManPat) February 24, 2019
Sarri needs to step down and manage @torontofc
— Kushal (@KushalC7) February 24, 2019
After that Kepa situation, if I’m Sarri I would just step down. What Kepa did was reckless and embarrassing. Just even causing a scene like that.
— George Clueney (@BLaCkBruceWaYnE) February 24, 2019
After this Kepa incident Sarri definitely has lost all control of his team. Might as well step down
— Lesilo Rula (@kay_mahapa) February 24, 2019