Gundogan delighted with cup final hat-trick

Ilkay Gundogan hailed Manchester City’s Carabao Cup final hat-trick, after the defending champions beat Manchester United to seal a third consecutive appearance in the showpiece game.

City lost the second leg 1-0 after Nemanja Matic struck for the Reds, but progressed with a 3-2 win thanks to a convincing victory at Old Trafford three weeks ago.

And the German midfield believes three successive League Cup finals is something we should be proud of.

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“It’s another great possibility to win a trophy,” he said.

“Most people may think it’s not the greatest competition of all, but I don’t think like that. Great teams, great players, great personalities try to go for it all.

“To be in the final of that competition for a third time in the row is amazing and obviously we want to win.

“It’s a final. It’s Wembley. You always want to win there. It’s a historical stadium, where great things have happened in the past and also for us.”

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