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One is not enough for City


Manchester City's goalscorer Samir Nasri immediately set his sights on more trophies after helping his side secure the League Cup.

Nasri scored within two minutes of a Yaya Toure equaliser as City, with Jesus Navas later adding a third, came from behind to beat Sunderland 3-1 in the final at Wembley.

City now hope they have built a platform from which they can push on to further glory this season.

They are firmly in the chase for the Premier League title and play Wigan in the FA Cup quarter-finals this weekend.

The Champions League looks the least likely route to silverware, with City trailing Barcelona 2-0 after the first leg of their last-16 tie, but they are not giving up hope.

Nasri said: "I feel so much joy, so much pride as well. It was really important to win.

"In the second half, we came with better intention and we scored three goals.

"I'm really happy, I hope that this cup is going to bring some others.

"We want to win everything, we're going to compete for the league, for the FA Cup, and we're going to try and make something happen in the Champions League – (but) it's going to be difficult."

Fabio Borini put Sunderland ahead in the 10th minute and the Wearsiders dominated the first half, looking the more energetic and committed team.

But the game turned when Toure almost nonchalantly lobbed Vito Mannone from near 30 yards and Nasri added the quickfire second.

Toure felt the goal was probably the best of his career.

"I think yes," he said. "It was important as well. We needed to win today. It was very important.

"The final is only one game and you need to enjoy it – but you need to win."

The victory earned City their third major trophy in four years after winning the 2011 FA Cup and 2012 Premier League.

Captain Vincent Kompany also hopes there are many more to follow.

He said: "It's the best stadium, for me it's the best in Europe, maybe even the world, and lifting the trophy here is something special.


"We never take anything for granted and we'll enjoy every moment.

"I think we should be hungry for more. We've achieved something great for the club and we need to carry on."

City manager Manuel Pellegrini also targeted an ambitious quadruple.

"We are the only club that has the chance to continue trying to win all the competitions and this gives us a lot of confidence," the City manager said after winning his first trophy in English football.

"We wanted this trophy, but I don't think that anybody can think that is enough.

"I don't think for top players or important clubs, you are satisfied with one trophy. We know it won't be easy, but we are going to try."

There was no way City looked capable of launching such a devastating comeback at the end of the first half.

Sunderland ran the show in the first 45 minutes and, when Borini shrugged off Kompany to fire past Costel Pantilimon from a tight angle, it came as no surprise.

The favourites would have been 2-0 down had Kompany not denied the Italian with a superb tackle just before the break.

In the end, it took two "wonder-strikes", as Gus Poyet called them, to put City in front. Toure curled a dipping shot over Vito Mannone from 30 yards to level and Nasri clipped a sweet half-volley just inside the Sunderland stopper's far post from Aleksander Kolarov's pass.

Sunderland manager Poyet was stunned by the quality of both goals.

"I am proud of my team," Poyet said.

"For 45 minutes we were more than decent, but then Toure scores from 35 yards in the top corner.

"Maybe if we had two goalkeepers we would have stood a chance."