It appeared that an upset was brewing at Wembley. Like last year's FA Cup final, Manchester City lacked the invention and fire of a relegation battler and looked well on their way to getting upset in another final. But the League Cup final has been turned on its head, and City now lead Sunderland, 2-1. Yaya Toure struck first with an incredible goal of the year candidate and Samir Nasri nearly matched him just two minutes later.
For a while, Sunderland looked very much in control. Now they have to figure out how to mount a comeback. Is there any way back for the Black Cats?