Gallagher spot-on

British musician Noel Gallagher (centre) watches Manchester City play against Liverpool, on Feb 28, 2016.
British musician Noel Gallagher (centre) watches Manchester City play against Liverpool, on Feb 28, 2016. PHOTO: EPA

LONDON • Rock star and avid Manchester City fan Noel Gallagher correctly predicted the result of Sunday's League Cup final and who would score the winner in the penalty shoot-out.

The former Oasis guitarist was asked just before the kick-off at Wembley for his tip on how the final would pan out and he was eerily spot-on.

"I think it's going to be mega-close," he told an interviewer on a video which did the rounds on the Internet. "But I'm going to say we'll win on penalties."

He was then asked: "Who's going to get the decisive penalty?"

The 48-year-old said: "Yaya (Toure). Roll it in."

The Ivory Coast star duly obliged by putting his penalty past Simon Mignolet in the Liverpool goal for a 3-1 shootout win after the final had finished 1-1 after extra time.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 01, 2016, with the headline 'Gallagher spot-on'. Print Edition | Subscribe