Reigning English Premier League champions Manchester City picked up their first major trophy of the season when they overcame Chelsea 4-3 on penalties, after a 0-0 draw, to lift the Carabao Cup at Wembley Stadium on Sunday night.
The Blues were expected to bounce back after successive defeats to both Manchester sides in a space of a week.
Maurizio’s troops were thrashed 6-0 by the blue side of Manchester in a league tie at the Etihad Stadium, and were then dumped out of the FA Cup by Manchester United with a 2-0 scoreline at Stamford Bridge.
It was not to be as Pep Guardiola rallied his charges past Sarri in the spot kicks.
Leroy Sane saw his effort saved but Ilkay Gundogan, Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva and finally Raheem Sterling all converted to see them defend their trophy for the second successive season.