Pep Guardiola appears to have won, once again, in the Carabao Cup - only this time in his quest for change. Ever since the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach touched down on these shores, Manchester City have established a monopoly on the 92-strong competition.
Indeed, in addition to winning the Premier League trophy three times in the last four years, they have also won the Carabao Cup four seasons on the bounce.
Into the last-16 stage this campaign, too, the Catalan has been driving for what he saw as much-needed change. Calling for organisers to increase the number of substitutions permitted to five - rather than three - his move came amid possible fixture pile-up and continued impact from the Covid-19 pandemic and what was aRead more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk