Raheem Sterling said that it was an ‘amazing feeling’ to be the matchwinner in today’s Carabao Cup final at Wembley.
Man City and Chelsea were unable to be separated after 120 goalless minutes in North London, with the football lottery of the penalty shootout being required to decide the victors.
Misses from Chelsea’s Jorginho and David Luiz, gave Raheem Sterling the chance to clinch the cup for the Citizens, and he duly took it, firing his penalty high into the Wembley net, just a few miles from where he was born.
“It’s a great feeling. I’m home, I’m at Wembley, in my city… it was a tough game but an amazing feeling,” Sterling told Sky Sports.
“Pep said he didn’t watch it – he said where did it go? I just told him ‘top bins’.
“Chelsea played a really good game today, they were solid, it was difficult to break them down but we kept focus and did the business.”
City are currently in second in the league, in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, and have one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals, as they look to achieve an unprecedented quadruple. However, Sterling refused to get carried away, suggesting they are taking things just one game at a time.
“It’s one trophy down and now we just need to keep winning games.”