Manchester City clinched the Carabao Cup for the fourth season running as Aymeric Laporte’s late header gave them a 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley. City won the title for the eighth time overall, equalling the records for most overall and most successive triumphs in the competition’s history- both records held by Liverpool.
In the Premier League, Manchester United drew 0-0 with Leeds United at Elland Road. United need four points from their remaining five games to clinch a Champions League spot through the league. It also means that City could win the Premier League title next weekend if results go their way.
Wigan Athletic took a big step towards League One survival with a 1-1 draw with Burton Albion, who secured their own safety in the process. Joe Powell gave Burton the lead at the DW Stadium, but Will Keane’s header ensured a point for the hosts.
Whilst Wigan are now four points clear of the relegation zone with two games remaining, the situation is not looking as good for Rochdale. They also drew 1-1, at Crewe, in a dramatic finish which saw Charlie Kirk score on the rebound after his penalty was saved, before Matty Done salvaged a point with a 97th minute equaliser.
That result leaves Rochdale five points adrift of safety with three games remaining, although they do have a game in hand on the teams around them. That game is at AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday.
In League Two, Bolton Wanderers took a big step towards automatic promotion as they edged to a 1-0 win over closest rivals Morecambe. Ben Jackson’s goal in first half stoppage time gave Wanderers the victory, which means they will secure an immediate return to League One if then win at home to Exeter City next weekend.
Salford City moved to within a point of the play-off places as goals from Ashley Hunter and Ian Henderson gave them a 2-0 win over Mansfield, despite Richie Towell being sent off midway through the second half. Oldham were beaten 2-1 by bottom side Grimsby Town.