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'He's fallen over, what can you do?': Jamie Redknapp and Micah Richards jump to the defence of John Stones after his mistake in Carabao Cup final, as former defender admits he 'feels sorry' for struggling centre-back John Stones' slip allowed Mbwana Samatta to give Aston Villa hope in the final  However goals from Sergio Aguero and Rodri ensured Manchester City won It was Pep Guardiola's side's third successive Carabao Cup win at Wembley

By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline

Published: 20:25 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 20:30 GMT, 1 March 2020

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Jamie Redknapp and Micah Richards have come to the defence of Manchester City defender John Stones after his mistake that led to Aston Villa's goal in the Carabao Cup final.

City looked to be comfortably on their way to a third successive League Cup win after goals from Sergio Aguero and Rodri in the opening 30 minutes.

But Villa were given a glimmer of hope just before the break when Stones' slip ended up with Mbwana Samatta halving City's lead.

Jamie Redknapp and Micha Richards have defended John Stones following his error

Jamie Redknapp and Micha Richards have defended John Stones following his error

Man City appeared to be on their way to a comfortable Carabao Cup win after 30 minutes

Man City appeared to be on their way to a comfortable Carabao Cup win after 30 minutes

City managed to secure the trophy with a 2-1 win after Bjorn Engels saw his header from a corner turned on to the woodwork superbly by keeper Claudio Bravo in a second half in which Stones impressed alongside Fernandinho.

And Redknapp believes that criticism of Stones' mistake should be limited and that he would like to see him see more of him in action by telling Sky

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