League Cup

  • Cavani double hands PSG French League Cup trophy 20-04-2014 10:48 AM

    Paris St Germain collected their first trophy of the season when Edinson Cavani's double secured a 2-1 victory against Olympique Lyon in the French League Cup final on Saturday. Uruguay striker Cavani netted twice in the first half, including a controversial penalty, to hand PSG their fourth League Cup title...
  • League Cup can help propel Manchester City to greatness: Yaya Toure 28-02-2014 09:52 PM

    Victory for Manchester City in Sunday's League Cup final against Sunderland is a vital step on the road to them becoming one of the best teams in the world and attracting more top talent, midfielder Yaya Toure said. The competition may not have been top of City's priorities at the...
  • Man Utd fan makes emergency call to try to reach Ferguson 23-01-2014 10:04 PM

    A drunken Manchester United fan called the police emergency line in a futile attempt to talk to former manager Alex Ferguson about the club's League Cup semi-final loss to Sunderland on Wednesday. "The result is all wrong. They had extra time and it was a total and utter load of...
  • Man City reach Wembley with 9-0 aggregate rout of West Ham in League Cup 22-01-2014 06:47 AM

    London: Manchester City completed a resounding demolition of West Ham United by winning the second leg of their League Cup semi-final 3-0 on Tuesday to book their place in the final at Wembley 9-0 on aggregate. With the tie effectively over after West Ham's leaky defence shipped six goals in...
  • Manchester United manager David Moyes charged with misconduct by FA 10-01-2014 10:49 PM

    London: Manchester United manager David Moyes has been charged with misconduct by the English Football Association for his comments about match officials after a loss to Sunderland in the League Cup. Following the 2-1 defeat in the first leg of the semi-finals on Tuesday, Moyes criticised referee Andre Marriner and...
  • Manchester United's second string gives Moyes food for thought 26-09-2013 09:24 AM

    London: Manchester United manager David Moyes was given the perfect tonic to soothe the pain of Sunday's loss to Manchester City as a largely second-string side gave him a pleasing selection headache against Liverpool on Wednesday. Moyes made eight changes to face their arch-rivals in the League Cup third round,...
  • Arsenal to play Chelsea in fourth round of League Cup 26-09-2013 08:38 AM

    London: Arsenal will host Chelsea in the standout tie of the English League Cup fourth round after the draw was made on Wednesday. Arsenal needed penalties to beat West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday while Chelsea booked their place in the next round with a routine win over Swindon Town on...
  • Manchester United ruin Suarez return by beating Liverpool 26-09-2013 07:33 AM

    Manchester: Manchester United ruined Luis Suarez's long-awaited return from a 10-match ban for biting by beating Liverpool 1-0 in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday, relieving some early-season pressure on manager David Moyes. Javier Hernandez showed a poacher's instinct to volley home deftly 39 seconds into the...
  • Jovetic opens Manchester City account in 5-0 rout of Wigan 25-09-2013 08:59 AM

    London: Stevan Jovetic and Jesus Navas scored their first goals for Manchester City who avenged last season's shock FA Cup final defeat by Wigan Athletic with a 5-0 victory in the League Cup third round on Tuesday. Montenegro striker Jovetic, signed for 25 million pounds from Fiorentina in the close...
  • Manchester United to face Liverpool in League Cup third round 29-08-2013 08:34 AM

    Manchester: Banned Liverpool striker Luis Suarez could make his return to action against Manchester United after the two teams were drawn against each other in the League Cup third round on Wednesday. Suarez, serving a 10-game suspension for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic last season, will be eligible for the match...
  • Fellaini rescues Everton in League Cup 29-08-2013 08:26 AM

    London: Marouane Fellaini scored late in extra time to spare Everton's blushes as they came from a goal down to beat League One (third division) Stevenage 2-1 and reach the League Cup third round on Wednesday. The Belgian, at the centre of a transfer tussle with Manchester United, bundled in...
  • Liverpool leave it late on tough night for top clubs in League Cup 28-08-2013 09:20 AM

    London: Liverpool needed two extra-time goals to beat Notts County 4-2 at Anfield on an eventful night for the Premier League clubs in the League Cup second round on Tuesday. England forward Daniel Sturridge and substitute Jordan Henderson spared Liverpool's blushes after their League One opponents stormed back to level...
  • Chelsea beat Leeds 5-1, reach League Cup semis 20-12-2012 08:11 AM

    Leeds: Chelsea scored five goals in a masterful second-half display to beat old rival Leeds 5-1 on Wednesday, setting up a meeting with Swansea in the semi-finals of the League Cup. A shock was on when Leeds went in at half-time 1-0 up thanks to Luciano Becchio's 37th-minute goal at...
  • Chelsea visit Leeds after Club World Cup loss 18-12-2012 09:16 AM

    London: Having flown halfway around the world only to return home tired and trophyless from the Club World Cup in Japan, Chelsea's weary band of jet-setters are unlikely to be savouring a League Cup visit to Leeds United on Wednesday. A trip to Elland Road and Leeds was once an...
  • Pressure mounts on Wenger in denial 12-12-2012 08:48 PM

    London: Arsene Wenger appeared a man in denial after his hapless Arsenal side were knocked out of the League Cup by a fourth tier English club who avoided relegation to non-league soccer by only six points last season. Before an Arsenal side close to full strength had been humiliatingly defeated...
  • Bradford shoot Arsenal out of League Cup 12-12-2012 08:43 AM

    London: Arsenal were eliminated from the League Cup quarter-finals in humiliating fashion on Tuesday, losing a penalty shootout 3-2 to fourth-tier Bradford in one of the biggest shocks in the competition for many years. Thomas Vermaelen struck the decisive spot kick against the post for the Premier League giants, having...
  • Arsenal taking no chances against Bradford in League Cup 11-12-2012 08:19 AM

    London: Arsenal will be without striker Olivier Giroud for Tuesday's League Cup quarter-final against League Two (fourth tier) Bradford City but manager Arsene Wenger still plans to field an experienced side. The Gunners, who have not won at former Premier League club Bradford for 90 years, travel to Valley Parade...
  • Chelsea manager backs Mikel after beating United 01-11-2012 10:56 AM

    London: Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo said he had no hesitation in starting John Obi Mikel in Wednesday's thrilling 5-4 League Cup last-16 victory over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Mikel had a strong match in the centre of Chelsea's midfield on Wednesday, before being withdrawn in the second half...
  • Chelsea beat United 5-4 to enter League Cup quarters 01-11-2012 09:17 AM

    London: Chelsea came from behind three times to overhaul Manchester United 5-4 after extra time and book a spot in the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, earning sweet revenge for Sunday's controversial 3-2 league defeat. Chelsea's reward for prevailing in yet another high-scoring game is a trip to old foes...
  • Man United, Liverpool bow out of League Cup 01-11-2012 08:23 AM

    London: Chelsea came from behind three times to overhaul Manchester United 5-4 after extra time and book a spot in the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, earning sweet revenge for Sunday's controversial 3-2 league defeat. Holders Liverpool, fielding a weakened side for the secondary cup competition, were knocked out by...
  • Walcott secures Arsenal 7-5 thriller against Reading 31-10-2012 08:43 AM

    London: Arsenal staged a stunning League Cup fightback at Reading after trailing 4-0 in the first half on Tuesday, advancing to the quarter-finals with a 7-5 extra-time victory after Theo Walcott scored a hat trick. Walcott netted in injury time in both halves and then in the last minute of...
  • Liverpool's Lucas ruled out for entire season 02-12-2011 01:56 PM

    Liverpool: Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva will miss the rest of the season after he damaged left knee ligaments in his team's League Cup quarter-final win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Brazil international was hurt in a seemingly innocuous attempted challenge on Chelsea's Juan Mata in Tuesday's 2-0 win. He...
  • Man Utd stunned in League Cup by Crystal Palace 01-12-2011 08:35 AM

    Manchester: Manchester United were knocked out of the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday by Crystal Palace, the second-tier club scoring in extra time for a 2-1 victory and their first win at Old Trafford since 1989. Former Premier League midfielder Darren Ambrose put Palace ahead in the 65th minute and...
  • Aguero takes City past Arsenal in League Cup QF 30-11-2011 07:09 AM

    London: Manchester City progressed to the semi-finals of the League Cup at the expense of Arsenal after a 1-0 victory in an end to-end enthralling encounter at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday. Arsenal's hopes of making the semi-finals for the fifth time in seven seasons were dashed by a City...
  • Liverpool dump listless Chelsea out of League Cup 30-11-2011 06:49 AM

    London: Distraught by the death of a former international teammate, Craig Bellamy was too upset to play for Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday. Two days later, however, the Wales striker was back in action and inspiring the team to a 2-0 victory over Chelsea in the League Cup...
  • Dalglish blasts scheduling of cup tie vs Chelsea 12-11-2011 04:46 AM

    Liverpool: Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is furious that his side will have to play a League Cup quarter-final away to Chelsea just 48 hours after facing Manchester City at home in the Premier League. A rally by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has led police to advise that the cup...
  • Man City, Liverpool through to League Cup QF 27-10-2011 12:14 PM

    London: Manchester City kept up its free-scoring form by thrashing Wolverhampton Wanderers 5-2 in the League Cup, while Chelsea and Blackburn scored late winners in extra time to advance to the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Buoyant after routing Manchester United 6-1 to take a five-point lead in the Premier League, City...
  • Man Utd, Arsenal enter League Cup quarters 26-10-2011 09:21 AM

    London: Manchester United bounced back from their derby humiliation by cruising to a 3-0 victory over forth-tier club Aldershot in the League Cup, while Arsenal overcame Premier League rivals Bolton 2-1 to advance to the quarter-finals on Tuesday night. Dimitar Berbatov, Michael Owen and Antonio Valencia scored United's goals at...
  • Suarez inspires Liverpool to League Cup win 25-08-2011 09:43 AM

    London: Luis Suarez inspired Liverpool to a comfortable 3-1 victory over third-tier Exeter in the League Cup on Wednesday to advance to the third round. The Uruguay forward volleyed in the opener after 23 minutes before teeing up Maxi Rodriguez and substitute Andy Carroll to score in the second half....