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Victor Wanyama Captains Montreal Impact to 2021 Canadian Championship Triumph
- Montreal Impact were the dominant side as they stunned Toronto FC 1-0 at Saputo Stadium
- Victor Wanyama was named Montreal's captain as Romell Quito scored the decisive goal
- The win helped Wanyama's side to reclaim the Canadian Cup as they ended the season on a high
Victor Wanyama was in action for Montreal Impact on Sunday, November 21, as he captained the Major League Soccer side to a 1-0 win over Toronto FC in the Canadian Cup final.
The slim win was enough to help Wanyama's side end the season with a trophy, with Romell Quito scoring the decisive goal.
Montreal were largely the dominant team Saputo Stadium but had to wait until the second half to break the deadlock.
Quito made no mistake as he edged closer to the goal, with Rudy Camacho putting him behind the defence with a looped high ball to chip past Quentin Westberg who was in goal for Toronto FC.
The 72nd-minute goal was all it took for Montreal to successfully defend the Voyageurs Cup which they won in 2019 after an epic penalty shootout with Toronto FC.
Owing to the pandemic, the 2020 edition of the competition was reduced to a one-off match between Toronto and Forge FC, but the fixture is yet to be scheduled.
Speaking after their triumph, Montreal boss Wilfried Nancy lamented missed goalscoring opportunities in the early exchanges of the tie but was glad his charges were able to emerge victorious.
"This is the story of our season. We should have scored earlier," Nancy was quoted saying.
"I'm happy because we played the way we used to play, offensively and defensively. So I'm happy for the players," he added.
Meanwhile, Wanyama featured the entire 90 minutes of the clash as he skippered Montreal to glory.
The former Kenyan international later took to social media to share an image of him lifting the trophy alongside a teammate.
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Kenyans took time to congratulate the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder congratulatory messages.
"Congratulations. When you're happy, we are happy too."
A second added:
"Have some spaghetti, my friend, you deserve it."
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