Man City vs Tottenham, Carabao Cup final: Decoding the stats
Manchester City and Tottenham will be aiming to get the job done in the final of the Carabao Cup on Sunday at the Wembley. Tottenham are aiming for a maiden trophy since their League Cup win in 2008. Manchester City have won the last three League Cups and are aiming to win a fourth straight honor under Pep Guardiola. We present the key stats.
League Cup: The story of the two sides
Tottenham have won the League Cup on four occasions (1970-71, 1972-73, 1998-99, and 2007-08. They have been the runners-up on four occasions as well, with the last final appearance coming in 2014-15. Meanwhile, City have won the trophy seven times. They are aiming to equal Liverpool's tally of eight. City's wins have come in 1969-70, 1975-76, 2013-14, 2015-16, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20.
Can Spurs end final jinx?
Since their League Cup victory in 2008, Tottenham have reached three finals in all competitions. However, they managed to end up on the losing side each time, without scoring a single goal. Notably, no other Premier League team has reached more major finals in that period without winning at least one. In these three finals, Spurs have conceded four goals.
City can equal this record of Liverpool
City can equal the record of four successive League Cup wins held by Liverpool. The Reds had won four consecutive trophies between 1981 to 1984.
Carabao Cup 2020-21: City and Spurs' road to the finale
Semi-finals: Tottenham 2-0 Brentford, Manchester United 0-2 Manchester City Quarter-finals: Arsenal 1-4 Manchester City, Stoke City 1-3 Tottenham Fourth round: Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea (5-4 penalties), Burnley 0-3 Manchester City Third round: Leyton Orient 0-3 Tottenham, Manchester City 2-1 Bournemouth
A look at the individual stats
City have scored 11 goals so far in EFL Cup this season. Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden lead the tally with two goals each. Meanwhile, Foden tops the assists chart (2). Tottenham have scored just six goals so far. No player has scored more than one. Left-back Sergio Reguilon has contributed with two assists.