- Manchester City wins English League Cup
- Beats Liverpool on penalties in Wembley final
- Caballero makes hat-trick of saves in shootout
- Barcelona extends title lead in Spain
(CNN)Pep Guardiola will have at least one trophy to defend when he takes over at Manchester City next season.
His soon to be new charges beat Liverpool in a penalty shootout at Wembley to win the English League Cup, the first silverware on offer in the current campaign.
The match had finished tied at 1-1 after extra time.
City's second choice goalkeeper Willy Caballero repaid the faith placed in him by current manager Manuel Pellegrini with a stunning hat-trick of saves in the penalty finale.
It left the way for Yaya Toure to clinch it 3-1 with the decisive penalty, sparking scenes of celebration among the City players and supporters.
A goal early in the second half from Fernandinho after a dreadful blunder by Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet put City ahead before Philippe Coutinho leveled in the 83rd minute with a crisp low shot, his side's first shot on target of the final.
Before that, Raheem Sterling wasted two chances to put the game out of Liverpool's reach and Sergio Aguero was upended by Alberto Moreno with strong penalty claims waved away.
Mignolet, who had performed heroics in the fist half when turning away an Aguero shot onto the post, atoned for failing to keep out Fernandinho's shot-cum-cross from an angle with crucial saves to deny Toure in the closing moments and Aguero in the first half of extra time.