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Tottenham face Harry Kane transfer problem after Man City defeat in Carabao Cup final

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Tottenham face Harry Kane transfer problem after Man City defeat in Carabao Cup final

It was a Wembley winner that Kane would have loved to have been on the end of – and the challenge now for Tottenham is to convince the striker he can fulfil his ambitions if he stays in North London.

The weekend’s Premier league results have left Spurs five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, with Champions League qualification looking a tall order going into the final five rounds of fixtures.

Spurs face winnable games against Sheffield United, Leeds, Wolves, Aston Villa and finally Leicester – who could yet slip out of the top four – but they are relying on Chelsea, West Ham and Liverpool to slip up.

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One of the tasks interim coach Mason must do in those final five games is get his side playing in a cohesive attacking style that can convince Kane he can get back on that Champions League stage and, ultimately, win trophies.

And the club must get their managerial appointment right as they look to permanently replace Jose Mourinho with a coach who can play ‘the Tottenham way’.

Otherwise, Kane could be firing his way to silverware wearing different colours next season.

Four-midable: Late Laporte strike seals 4th Carabao Cup in row for Man City as Spurs struggle in front of fans at Wembley

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Four-midable: Late Laporte strike seals 4th Carabao Cup in row for Man City as Spurs struggle in front of fans at Wembley

Manchester City welcomed fans back to English football as they secured the first silverware of the season with a late Aymeric Laporte strike enough to clinch their fourth successive Carabao Cup at the expense of Tottenham.

Frenchman Laporte provided the breakthrough in what was in truth a dull affair in front of around 8,000 fans at Wembley Stadium on Sunday when he nodded in a late Kevin de Bruyne free kick to continue Pep Guardiola’s impressive cup final record.

Premier League champions-elect City had the better of the action throughout the 90 minutes but the identity of the goalscorer will ruffle some feathers in North London, as Laporte was lucky to remain on the field after coming close to picking up a second yellow card in the first half. 

Tottenham, who had former player Ryan Mason in the dugout following Jose Mourinho’s sacking last week, continue their trophy drought, with the Londoners having gone empty handed in each of the previous 12 seasons.

The contrast between luckless Spurs’ form and that of Manchester City, though, couldn’t be clearer. Guardiola’s side have all but secured what would be the Spaniard’s third Premier League crown – while having already secured their position in this season’s Champions League semi-finals.The win is a successful rebound from their defeat to Chelsea in last week’s FA Cup semi-final as they chased an historic ‘quadruple’, with goalscorer Laporte noting in his post-match comments of the importance of returning to winning ways.

It’s very special for us after we lost in the FA Cup. [We needed] to get confidence and keep going. In the last two months we have been so good. We have to keep this rhythm, to win more titles,” he told Sky Sports.

It was difficult today, they were a good team. It’s never easy. Today we have done very well.I was thinking about my yellow card. We know a little mistake can cost you. I was being careful.

We are so happy to see our supporters back. I wish there could have been more, but we are so happy to have their support.

For Tottenham, defeat caps what has been a week to forget for the club. They faced immediate fan backlash when they were revealed as one of the initial 12 signatories to the fiercely unpopular Super League last Sunday, before landing on the back pages once more the following Monday when they announced the departure of Mourinho after just 17 months in charge.

His temporary replacement, 29-year-old Ryan Mason, though, proved incapable adding to Spurs’ trophy cabinet which has gathered dust since former boss Juande Ramos claimed the EFL Cup back in 2008. 

The man in the opposite dugout, Guardiola, was more than happy with the result – and his 30th major trophy as a manager.

Today we are incredibly happy that we have four in a row in this competition,” he said.

We tried to win the game, created a lot of chances. They had some chances on the counter but in general we had a good game.”

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Man City vs Tottenham live updates from Carabao Cup final

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Man City vs Tottenham live updates from Carabao Cup final

Manchester City will be looking to secure their fourth consecutive Carabao Cup win on Sunday afternoon when they face Tottenham at Wembley.

City have a remarkable recent record in the competition, winning five of the last seven years, and will hope a victory in the capital could be the first in a 2021 treble.

Spurs sacked their manager Jose Mourinho this week and will be led out by former player Ryan Mason, who was promoted from the academy set-up to become the Premier League’s youngest ever manager at 29.

Follow the latest from Wembley below.