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Manchester City celebrate their League Cup triumph in dressing room footage

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How does a professional football team celebrate in the changing rooms after just winning a cup final?

Well, thanks to brilliant footage being filmed from inside the Manchester City changing room following their Capital One Cup victory, you can now find out.

The Citizens beat Liverpool on penalties at Wembley on Sunday after the two sides played out a 1-1 draw after extra-time to win their fourth League Cup.

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The five-minute clip shows the players celebrating, posing for photos and singing to express their delight after the cup win.

City often film inside the tunnel during home matches, but this footage from inside the changing room is even more revealing.

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Joining the players was famous City fan Noel Gallagher, who went around the room posing for pictures with all of the players, beer in hand.

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Yaya Toure could also be seen limping around, seemingly unable to walk - prompting doubts to his availability when the two teams meet in the Premier League at Anfield on Wednesday.

But Yaya wasn’t the only Toure in the City dressing room. Liverpool’s Kolo waited at the door, congratulating some of his opponents after the Ivorian had come on as a substitute for the losing side in the first-half.

The footage also seemed to reveal an injury update on midfielder Kevin de Bruyne.

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Gallagher was talking to the Belgian at the end of the video and it appears that De Bruyne informs him that he’ll be back in “five weeks.”

The lead guitarist of Oasis appeared pleased with the news, saying that “we’ll still have a chance in five weeks” - presumably talking about winning the league title.

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Manuel Pellegrini’s side lifted the first domestic trophy of the season - barring the Community Shield - by triumphing over Jurgen Klopp’s side.

The first 45 minutes was a cagey affair with both sets of players playing their way into the match. The only chance of the first-half fell to Sergio Aguero when he found himself clean through on goal. However, his effort was superbly tipped onto the post by Simon Mignolet.

Mignolet was the hero on that occasion, but he was soon to become the villain. 

In the 49th minute the goalkeeper should have made a routine save from Fernandinho's effort but somehow allowed the ball to slip underneath his body and into the back of the net.

Liverpool v Manchester City - Capital One Cup Final

Raheem Sterling had two great opportunities to seal the win in 90 minutes against his former team but missed the target on both occasions when the goal was gaping.

Sterling was left to rue his missed chances when Philippe Coutinho scored a late leveller to take the match into extra-time.

There was very little to choose between the two teams in the extra 30 minutes so the cup was to be decided on penalties.

Liverpool v Manchester City - Capital One Cup Final

Fernandinho hit the post with City's first spot-kick which gave Liverpool an early advantage, but Willy Caballero became the hero after saves from Lucas, Coutinho and Adam Lallana.

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