Manchester City won the Carabao Cup in the penalties against Chelsea after the goalkeeper refuses to be replaced late in the game. No team was able to break the deadlock until the penalties, but it was Kepa — the Sarri’s goalkeeper who made the headlines.
Full Time (penalties) — Man City (4): Chelsea (3)
Kepa was injured or having some minor issues in the 2nd half of extra time so, sarri wanted to replace him but, he refused. Chelsea manager was furious as his keeper didn’t obey him. Despite Chelsea improved performance this incident dominated the game.
Moment of the game: Sarri tries to sub off Kepa…but he refuses to go off.
Do you think Sarri will drop Kepa after this?
— Photos of Football (@photosofootball) February 24, 2019
121′ SUB… or is it?!
Caballero on for Kepa is the requested change – and Kepa is furious about it. The Spaniard refuses to leave the field, despite the bench’s concerns over his fitness. Sarri is NOT PLEASED. The change doesn’t happen. WOW.
— BBC Match of the Day mag (@MOTDmag) February 24, 2019
I have never seen such incident in football. As a manager he is the boss on the filed and as a player you have to follow his instructions. Let it be right or wrong but, you have to follow that’s your job as a player.
Twitter reacts to the late drama in the match:
Maurizio Sarri tries to sub off Kepa, he refuses and overrules his own manager.
Incredible scenes at Wembley 👀 pic.twitter.com/DFJNCilK59
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) February 24, 2019
Maurizio Sarri to Kepa in the changing room right now. pic.twitter.com/MV0LOLjtxA
— FootballFunnys (@FootballFunnnys) February 24, 2019
Sarri to Kepa after the game pic.twitter.com/7RQwWrJKsk
— Jay Cartwright (@J_CartwrightN0T) February 24, 2019
Sarri: Kepa get off the pitch now!!
— Bubbles (@bubbIxs) February 24, 2019
Kepa leaving Wembley right now. pic.twitter.com/mNPLwQqHic
— MUNDIAL (@MundialMag) February 24, 2019
Live scenes of Sarri and Kepa in the Chelsea changing room pic.twitter.com/t7Y0G1dLeF
— Eray (@erayvstheworld) February 24, 2019
Kepa right now pic.twitter.com/PrKEqtJzcw
— ∞ (@TheFalseNein) February 24, 2019
Willy Caballero is all of us right now 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/6yCtkrMMdv
— B/R Football (@brfootball) February 24, 2019
— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) February 24, 2019
— 🐾Electronic Bushman🐾 (@Tshwarii_) February 24, 2019
— Delmas Eleven (@DelmasEleven) February 24, 2019
Kepa vs Sarri on the touchline pic.twitter.com/E7MqFDc6ys
— Cartlon Cole (@_CarltonCole9) February 24, 2019
— ⚒Cess⚒ (@YouLoveCess) February 24, 2019
— Eli🍇 (@eli_kofi_) February 24, 2019
Kepa waiting for Sarri in the changing room pic.twitter.com/VcBuLLjNPg
— Max 🃏 (@Maxmoore1998) February 24, 2019