London - Bizarre scenes unfolded in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday evening as Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to be substituted before a penalty shootout, sending Maurizio Sarri into a rage.
Manchester City beat Chelsea 4-3 on penalties to win a dramatic final at Wembley which saw an incredible bust-up between Sarri and the Spanish shot-stopper - who is the world's most expensive goalkeeper.
The match had finished 0-0 after extra-time, with a tense affair exploding into life in the final moments when Arrizabalaga refused to be substituted by Sarri.
Kepa had been struggling with cramp and Sarri was ready to take off the Spaniard, only to be left fuming when his keeper insisted he could carry on.
The Italian came in for criticism after the final whistle with pundit Jermaine Jenas hitting out at Sarri's "lack of class" for failing to congratulate his opponents or acknowledge his players.
?? - Have you EVER seen anything like it!?— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) February 24, 2019
Maurizio Sarri tries to substitute Kepa Arrizabalaga for Willy Caballero, but Kepa refuses to come off and Sarri is absolutely FURIOUS! ?? pic.twitter.com/Q81v6ry3Kk
KEPA ARRIZABALAGA JUST WINKED AT THE CAMERA HAHAHAHA WHAT IN THE WORLD pic.twitter.com/2KeBmdWttc— Kunal Sanchez (@Kunal_Sanchez) February 24, 2019
Chelsea 0-0 Man City FT (aet):— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 24, 2019
Passing accuracy: 82%-90%
Chances created: 6-6
Possession: 38%-62%#CarabaoCupFinal to be decided on penalties for the fifth time after incredible late drama between Maurizio Sarri and Kepa Arrizabalaga. ???? pic.twitter.com/EQUBpCdrht
UNBELIEVABLE: The look on Sarri's face when Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to be substituted ?? pic.twitter.com/d5qeXi3C6P— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 24, 2019
Kepa Arrizabalaga has just set a new precedent for the power players have in Football ..... The boss should have walked on a dragged him off ..... #Fact— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 24, 2019