Manchester City vs. Arsenal: Carabao Cup goes to Guardiola; his first trophy for City

Everybody knows Claudio Bravo has dropped off the map as a goalkeeper. Pep Guardiola signed him from Barcelona to be Manchester City's main goalkeeper, but he didn't last long as a starter and is now a full-time backup. He's been nervous and inconsistent between the posts, and his true quality has been called into question by anybody who knows the game and has watched him play.

But boy did he play a big role in helping City win its first title under Guardiola, but not how you would have expected. On Sunday, City beat Arsenal 3-0 in the Carabao Cup final. Not only did Bravo secure a clean sheet in a championship match, but he helped out on the attacking end. Sergio Aguero scored the opener, and it was assisted by none other than Bravo. Seriously. Take a look:

You don't see that every day. Aguero reads it well, makes some contact with his defender and does the rest. But that's got to feel good for Bravo. A clean sheet, an assist on the go-ahead goal and a title all in one day.

And he didn't get caught taking a mid-match water break!

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