Pep bags another League Cup, but says competition must go

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Pep bags another League Cup, but says competition must go

The Manchester City coach adds to growing calls to can the event in order to ease fixture congestion

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Manchester City have another piece of silverware to show for the billions invested by the club’s Abu Dhabi owners after lifting a third straight League Cup on Sunday with a 2-1 win over Aston Villa.

The legacy of Pep Guardiola’s reign in charge of the English champions is assured with this his eighth trophy of the past 11 competitions City have entered.

However, the long-term future of the League Cup is less secure with pressure being applied for English football to get in line with the rest of Europe’s major leagues and lose one of its two domestic cup competitions...

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