Pep dubbed the new Jose after including Community Shield in City’s trophy haul

PEP GUARDIOLA insisted Manchester City winning the Community Shield in August was their first title of the season – not yesterday’s League Cup triumph.

In Guardiola’s eyes City did the cup final double against Chelsea yesterday after beating them on penalties to win the League Cup at Wembley.

Manchester City beat Chelsea on penalties to retain the League Cup at Wembley
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Six months before, at the same stadium, City beat Chelsea 2-0 in the seasons curtain raiser – as they won the Community Shield
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Six months ago, at the same stadium, City beat Chelsea 2-0 in the seasons curtain raiser – as they won the Community Shield.

Speaking after City retained the League Cup – Guardiola was adamant his side won their second trophy of the season.

Guardiola said: “The league cup will not be our first trophy this season. We won the Community Shield.”

Fans on Twitter reacted to the quote as they suggested Guardiola was wrongly counting the Community Shield as a competitive trophy.

Some fans likened it to when Jose Mourinho suggested in 2017 that he steered Manchester United to the treble after winning the Europa League, League Cup and Community Shield.

City beat Chelsea on penalties to win the League Cup at Wembley
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Jose Mourinho suggested in 2017 that he steered Manchester United to the treble after winning the Europa League, League Cup and Community Shield
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One said: “Well, Pep said if they win this today will be their 2nd trophy after the Community Shield, But when Mourinho said Community Shield was a trophy, the Pundits had a topic to talk about.”

Another said: “Have you seen Pep and City have are now classing the Community Shield as a trophy now…Petty Mourinho lives on.”

Another added: “Not a trophy. Jose at United did the “three” fingers for europa league and shield and we gave him pelters!! Will look good with the other 4 but a glorified Pre Season Friendly.”

One added: “Bit disturbing to hear Pep Guardiola refer to the Community Shield as a “title”.”

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