Sunderland put up a gallant display this afternoon at Wembley, and after being 1-0 ahead at the break – with a great goal from Borini after just 10 minutes – Manchester City came back with two fantastic goals within a minute in the second half to go ahead.
Yaya Toure scored fantastic equalizer in second half
Yaya Toure scored the equalizer after 55 minutes, and it was a fantastic effort that has to be one of the best goals scored in a League Cup final at Wembley, and then less than a minute later, Nasri scored another outstanding goal, as the Frenchman hit the ball first time into the back of the net.
Sunderland’s game plan was executed to perfection by Gus Poyet’s men in the first half, and Italian striker Borini shocked City with a wonderful opportunist goal after 10 minutes, with Sunderland continually hitting City on the counter attack.
Manchester City have spent a gross of £1B on their players since late 2008, and five of City’s players each cost more than the whole Sunderland team put together, but Sunderland still made this into a competitive game – and it was an entertaining game to watch.
Navas slots home number three late in the game
The third goal by Navas was scored as Sunderland were pressing for the equalizer late in the game, and the Black Cats were caught short at the back, with a four against two situation for City.
Now Gus Poyet has to somehow revive his team and avoid relegation, and Sunderland are also in the quarter finals of the FA Cup, and they visit Hull City next weekend.
Putting aside the Newcastle rivalry – Sunderland deserve immense credit for their display today at Wembley – especially in that first half.
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