Claudio Bravo was the hero, denying Wijnaldum to give City a 5-4 shootout win which ensured our 125th anniversary season began with a victory that gave Pep the seventh trophy of his tenure.

Raheem Sterling had given City an early lead in a high-tempo game in which attacking play thrived and the intensity of the competition reflected 2018/19’s battle for supremacy.

Both sides created a host of chances and Matip’s header leveled and sent the game to penalties where all City’s takers held their nerve.

Man of the Match
Claudio Bravo

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