TEARFUL Son Heung-min slumped to his knees and beat the Wembley turf in despair after Tottenham’s late misery in the Carling Cup final.
Aymeric Laporte headed an 82nd-minute winner in front of 8,000 fans to give Manchester City the first part of a possible Treble.
Son Heung-min was devastated as Man City earned late Carabao Cup gloryCredit: Getty
Sub Gareth Bale consoles tearful Spurs team-mate Son Heung-min after defeatCredit: Getty
And City defender Kyle Walker was among the other players to help out the South Korean superstar – eventually guiding Son off the field with his arms around him.
There was, though, no doubt who the daddy was during the earlier action as Son and Co were dominated by Pep Guardiola‘s runaway Premier League leaders.
City lost 1-0 to Chelsea in last weekend’s FA Cup semi-finals at the same venue when supporters returned for the first-time.
And the pain of that defeat meant victory for City this Sunday was as sweet for them as it was bitter for Son.
Matchwinner Laporte told Sky Sports: “It’s very special for us after we lost in the FA Cup.
” [We needed] to get confidence and keep going.
Treble-seekers Man City celebrate their deserved Carabao Cup final triumphCredit: Getty
In contrast to Son’s anguish, Aymeric Laporte sparked wild joy for Man CityCredit: The Sun
“In the last two months we have been so good. We have to keep this rhythm, to win more titles.
“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.”
Etihad chief Guardiola said: “It’s not full [in the stadium] but it was a great noise [from the supporters].
“Today we are incredibly happy that we have four in a row in this competition.
“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.”
Tottenham attacker Son seemed the worst affected of the beaten playersCredit: Getty
Man City’s England star Kyle Walker leads Son off, a nice touch to finish with on an afternoon when fans returned to the Carabao Cup for its showpieceCredit: Getty
Harry Kane beat off injury but not the class of Man City as the England skipper saw Tottenham lose 1-0 and rarely threaten an upsetCredit: The Sun
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