Goalkeeper Willy Cabellero was the hero as Manchester City won their fourth League Cup title in a penalty shoot-out victory over Liverpool at Wembley.
In a tale of contrasting fortunes for the men between the posts the Argentinian, back-up to Joe Hart, saved three spot-kicks while opposite number Simon Mignolet did not manage one as City won the shoot-out 3-1 after the match finished 1-1.
Caballero's performance included three saves in a row.
City finished off the competition with a penalty by Yaya Toure.
While all the focus had been on the attacking options both sides had at their disposal, the match ended up being decided by the goalkeepers.
Mignolet's evening was something of a roller-coaster, ending on a low, as his error in allowing Fernandinho's shot under his body handed City the lead which was only cancelled out by Philippe Coutinho's 83rd-minute strike.
The Belgium international also made a number of excellent saves but having handed the initiative to City it was a long way back for Liverpool and their exertions began to tell in extra-time.
It was only the fourth shoot-out Liverpool had lost in 18 attempts.