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Manchester City star Phil Foden loves League Cup so much he has a dog called Carabao

Manchester City and England star Phil Foden enjoys League Cup football so much he’s named his French bulldog “Carabao”.

The youngster bought his beloved pet just days after his man-of-the-match performance against Aston Villa in the 2020 League Cup final.

And the Athletic reports there was only one name fitting for the latest addition to the Foden household, with the City midfielder naming the canine after the Cup’s primary sponsor Carabao.

The 21-year-old has enjoyed incredible success in the competition, winning the Cup in every season he’s been involved in the first team.

For four-time winner Foden, there was another crowning night in the competition on Tuesday when Pep Guardiola’s side dispatched League OneWycombe Wanderers 6-1 at the Etihad Stadium.



Phil Foden bought his French bulldog after his man-of the-match performance against Aston Villa at Wembley
Phil Foden bought his French bulldog after his man-of the-match performance against Aston Villa at Wembley

Having gone 1-0 down, Foden played through a delightful pass to set free Kevin De Bruyne in the Wycombe penalty area with the Belgian levelling the scores.

Then at 2-1, Foden struck powerfully from 25 yards to extend the lead just before half-time before setting through an inch-perfect pass for Ferran Torres to tap-in from close distance and make it four.

Another mesmerising performance from the youngster in his favourite competition could not have come on a more typical League Cup night.

Guardiola made 10 changes from the side that drew 0-0 with Southampton in the Premier League at the weekend.

Does your pet have an unusual name? Let us know in the comments section.



Phil Foden displayed yet another scintillating performance in the Carabao Cup
Phil Foden displayed yet another scintillating performance in the Carabao Cup



Manchester City star Phil Foden loves League Cup so much he has a dog called Carabao

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And on a night where Sterling, De Bruyne and Mahrez all featured, it was once again a young Phil Foden who took centre stage with his neat passing, mazy runs and well-taken goal.

Pep Guardiola will be pointing to the 21-year-old as an inspiration to all seven City academy graduates who played their part emphasising there is a pathway to the first team.

And if they’re successful enough to follow in Foden’s footsteps, they too may end up with a dog named ‘Carabao’.

Manchester City star Phil Foden loves League Cup so much he has a dog called Carabao
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