League Cup final feature: Pics & Vids: Manchester City's previous three successes

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With the help of pictures and videos, we recap Manchester City's previous successes in the League Cup ahead of their meeting with Liverpool at Wembley.

1) Manchester City 2-1 West Bromwich Albion - Wembley, 1970

Joe Mercer's side managed to recover from an early scare after Jeff Astle's header gave the Baggies the lead in the early stages of the game.  

It didn't stop City though as a string of fine saves from John Osborne allowed West Brom to keep hold of their slender advantage. In the second half Mike Doyle capitalised to level the game up as the Baggies failed to clear their lines from a corner. 

With the game in extra-time Glyn Pardoe capitalised from Colin Bell's flick on to put City in front for the first time in the game - which proved to be enough to deliver their first League Cup triumph.

It was a memorable season for City as they also claimed the UEFA Cup Winners Cup prize in the same season. 

2) Manchester City 2-1 Newcastle United - Wembley, 1976

Peter Barnes, at the age of 19, gave City a lead with a close range strike early on, as Newcastle failed to deal with Mike Doyle's flick-on from a free-kick.   

Newcastle then managed to capitalise on a promising spell in the game as Alan Gowling turned home Malcolm Macdonald's cross to round off a good move and get the Magpies back on level terms.

It was level at half time but not long after as a terrific overhead kick from Dennis Tueart edged City back in front after Willie Donachie's cross-field ball was headed on by Tommy Booth, allowing Tueart to score the winning goal in fine style.

3) Manchester City 3-1 Sunderland - Wembley, 2014

It was the first leg of a double for Manuel Pellegrini's side, but it wasn't done the easy way against a Sunderland side that had their problems in the league but not in the cup.

City fell behind in the early stages of the first half thanks to some good persistence and a wonderful finish from Fabio Borini. It was a lead that Sunderland held on to until the interval as City couldn't find their way through in the opening 45 minutes. 

City looked as if they could have been frustrated, that was until a memorable strike from Yaya Toure got them back on level terms. 

The floodgates then seemed to open a little when Samir Nasri round off a fine move by firing home from the edge of the penalty area with the outside of his right foot.

As Sunderland pushed a little for an equaliser, City hit them with a sucker punch through a Jesus Navas strike which managed to beat Vito Mannone at the near post. 

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