sport news Pep Guardiola admits surprise at Manchester City's domestic dominance

'I definitely could not have imagined it': Pep Guardiola admits surprise at Manchester City's domestic dominance after third-straight Carabao Cup triumph Manchester City triumphed in the Carabao Cup for the third successive season Pep Guardiola's side beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Wembley to life the trophy once again The City manager says the club has a responsibility to keep winning trophies  

By Jack Gaughan for the Daily Mail

Published: 20:19 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 20:28 GMT, 1 March 2020

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Pep Guardiola predicted no team will match Manchester City’s domestic dominance after lifting the sixth major trophy of his reign on Sunday.

City were in control against Aston Villa through goals from Sergio Aguero and Rodri, but Mbwana Samatta struck back for Dean Smith’s side and they almost forced extra-time.

The Premier League champions held on to seal a third consecutive Carabao Cup title and sweep the last four domestic competitions on offer.

Pep Guardiola won the sixth major trophy of his Manchester City reign at Wembley on Sunday

Pep Guardiola won the sixth major trophy of his Manchester City reign at Wembley on Sunday

Guardiola poses with the Carabao Cup trophy, which City have won for the third year in a row

Guardiola poses with the Carabao Cup trophy, which City have won for the third year in a row

‘I think it is remarkable, to win eight of the last nine titles (including the Community Shield) and it will be so difficult for anyone to do it again - not just us, but our opponents,’ Guardiola said.

‘It means consistency. When you remember and review it, you know this group of players are so special.

‘It’s about showing that we are there in every game. That is the best thing we can give to a club. I think it is important that everybody knows that we have a responsibility to win titles.

‘Sergio has won 13 titles here, that is amazing. The legacy of the new striker will be compared to that high level and that is good.’

Sergio Aguero, who scored in Sunday's final, collected his 13th winners' medal at the club

Sergio Aguero, who scored in Sunday's final,

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