The very best images from the 2014 Capital One Cup final

Brooks Peck
March 2, 2014

Manchester City came behind to beat Sunderland and avoid a second consecutive embarrassing loss to a relegation threatened club in a cup final. With this 3-1 win, City claim their third League Cup in club history and first in 38 years. It also gives new manager Manuel Pellegrini his first trophy with the club as City remain in the hunt for the quadruple.

It was a disappointing result for Sunderland, who got their hopes up after taking the lead in just the 10th minute, but City scored in the 55th, 56th and 90th minutes to end their dream of silverware.

These are the very best images from the 2014 Capital One Cup final...

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson (in the black hood) sat amongst his fellow Sunderland fans to support his old club.

A soaring acrobat, columns of fire and a giant League Cup opening like a flower? That can only mean it's time for football.

After scoring early, Sunderland fans mimic the celebration City supporters copied from Lech Poznan.

Yaya Toure comes alive and curls a stunner into the top corner from distance to make it 1-1 in the 55th minute.

Samir Nasri immediately puts City ahead. Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone can't feel anything below his eyes.

Steven Fletcher can't believe his right leg fell asleep just as he was presented with a late scoring chance.

"Are you jealous, Jose Mourinho?"

Smoke and champagne.