They are separated by 17 years and a world of first-team experience.

But Cumbrian goalkeepers James Trafford and Scott Carson were united in getting their hands on the Carabao Cup at the weekend.

The pair were part of the Manchester City squad as Pep Guardiola's side won the trophy at Wembley against Tottenham Hotspur.

And Trafford, 18, joined Carson, 35, in holding the trophy as City celebrated in the dressing room after the game.

Trafford, from Greysouthen near Cockermouth, is a rising star at City, having been on the bench for Guardiola's first team for a handful of games in domestic and European competition this season.

Veteran Carson, from Cleator Moor, has also been a trusted member of the Premier League club's goalkeeping ranks in a loan stint from Derby County.

The two Cumbrian team-mates are understudies at City to their senior first-team keeper Ederson and Zack Steffen, the latter starting in goal in Sunday's 1-0 victory as Aymeric Laporte's goal clinched the trophy.

England youth keeper Trafford also recently helped City's Elite Development Squad Under-23s win the Premier League 2 title for the first time.

The former Carlisle United academy kid, who joined City aged 12, is rated highly at City and could make a loan move next season to further his development.

His campaign has so far included a substitute role in the League Cup semi-finals against Manchester United, having also been on the bench in the Premier League against Sheffield United and, later, for Champions League games against Borussia Dortmund.

The teenager has also been named in City's squad for their Champions League semi-final first leg against Paris St Germain. 

Carson, meanwhile, is spending his second season with the Etihad Stadium club.

The former Leeds, Liverpool, West Brom and England keeper has been described as "so important behind the scenes" by Guardiola.