Arsenal’s limp display against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley has taken the headlines but as Pep Guardiola picked up his first title in English football, it was Sergio Agüero who once again put his side on course for victory.
Agüero certainly enjoys facing Arsenal and it is little surprise given the ease with which the Argentinian was able to open the scoring on Sunday. Shkodran Mustafi was eased out of position to allow a long ball drift overhead and Agüero raced through on goal to lift the ball over David Ospina after 18 minutes.
The goal was the fifth in as many games against Arsenal in all competitions and there is no side that Agüero has scored in more consecutive appearances than the Gunners.
Vincent Kompany stabbed in a second on the hour mark before David Silva wrapped up the routine victory with a third shortly after.
The victory was Agüero’s third league cup triumph and a second for countryman Nicolás Otamendi but it also took Kun to 199 goals for the club.
Sergio Aguero celebrating the Carabao Cup final while holding a shirt of his beloved Independiente. pic.twitter.com/suQvBSCHBX
— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) February 25, 2018