CAPITAL ONE CUP

  • Capital One Cup: Chelsea edge past Bolton; Manchester City rout Sheffield Wednesday September 25, 2014

    London: Chelsea needed Oscar's first goal of the season to beat Bolton 2-1 in the League Cup on Wednesday, while holder Manchester City routed another second-tier side, Sheffield Wednesday, with seven second-half goals. Oscar secured Chelsea's victory in the second half after 19-year-old Kurt Zouma's debut goal was canceled out by...
  • Aston Villa, QPR humbled by lowly sides in League Cup August 28, 2014

    Premier League Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa suffered humiliating 10 defeats against fourthtier Burton Albion and thirdtier Leyton Orient respectively in the second round of the League Cup on Wednesday. QPR sit bottom of the Premier League with two defeats from as many games but were expected to make light...
  • Manchester United travel to MK Dons in League Cup August 14, 2014

    Manchester United will travel to thirdtier MK Dons in the Capital One Cup second round following the draw on Wednesday, the first time they have been involved at this stage of the competition for 19 years. United finished seventh in the Premier League last season, missing out on Europe and ensuring...
  • Pellegrini lands first trophy in Europe, now wants more March 3, 2014

    London: It has been a long time arriving but Manuel Pellegrini can finally celebrate some meaningful European silverware - 10 years after arriving in Spain as a relative unknown. The Chilean coach, who earned plaudits for his work at unfashionable Villarreal and Malaga, either side of a brief stint at Real...
  • Nasri warns City against Cup defeat ramifications February 24, 2014

    Samir Nasri has warned his Manchester City team-mates that failure to beat Sunderland in Sunday's Capital One Cup final could derail a season that currently has them in contention for four trophies. City beat Stoke 1-0 on Saturday to keep them third in the Premier League, three points off leaders Chelsea...
  • Sunderland beat Manchester United on penalties in League Cup January 23, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United's troubled season took another turn for the worse when they lost 21 to Sunderland in an errorstrewn penalty shootout in their League Cup semifinal on Wednesday. United looked to be heading for the final against Manchester City when they led 10 two minutes from the end of...
  • Manchester City crush woeful West Ham in League Cup semifinal January 9, 2014

    Manchester: Alvaro Negredo grabbed a hattrick as Manchester City crushed West Ham United 60 in their League Cup semifinal first leg on Wednesday in another body blow for the beleaguered London club. City effectively sealed their place in the final at Wembley with another onesided demonstration of their attacking potency, Edin...
  • Manchester United are playing against the officials, says Moyes January 8, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United have to play the officials as well as the opposition, manager David Moyes complained after his side were beaten 21 by Sunderland in the League Cup semifinal first leg on Tuesday. Moyes, under pressure after losing his third consecutive game in all competitions, pointed the finger at referee...
  • League Cup: Advantage Sunderland as Manchester United lose again January 8, 2014

    Manchester: Sunderland gained the upper hand on Manchester United by deservedly winning their League Cup semifinal, first leg 21 on Tuesday to intensify the pressure on visiting manager David Moyes after a testing week. Italian Fabio Borini scored a secondhalf penalty to give the Premier League's bottom club a onegoal lead...
  • FA Cup flops United and West Ham target quick recovery January 6, 2014

    London: Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher says the team owe their supporters a huge response following their FA Cup defeat to Swansea City on Sunday and have the perfect opportunity to make amends against Sunderland in the Capital One Cup. West Ham United, who themselves crashed out of the tournament after...
  • Manchester clubs kept apart in Cup semifinal draw December 19, 2013

    Manchester: Manchester United and Manchester City were kept apart in the League Cup semifinal draw made on Wednesday. Champions United will take on the Premier League's bottom club Sunderland in a twolegged lastfour clash in January and City face West Ham United who knocked out Tottenham Hotspur in the quarterfinals. United, who...
  • Manchester United, West Ham enter semis of League Cup December 19, 2013

    Manchester: West Ham United piled more misery on managerless Tottenham Hotspur by coming from behind to book their place in the League Cup semifinals with a 21 win at White Hart Lane and Manchester United also reached the last four on Wednesday. Tottenham, who sacked boss Andre VillasBoas on Monday following...
  • Chelsea lack killer instinct, says Mourinho December 18, 2013

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was forced to recount a familiar tale as he bemoaned his team's latest failure to turn chances into goals after their 21 extratime defeat by Sunderland in the League Cup on Tuesday. "The quality of football we produced is amazing. We never lost a match because...
  • Capital One Cup: Sunderland knock out Chelsea, Man City advance December 18, 2013

    London: Substitute Ki sungYueng drove in an extratime winner to take the Premier League's bottom club Sunderland into the League Cup semifinals with a dramatic 21 victory over Chelsea on Tuesday. Ki smashed home in the 118th minute after being teed up by Fabio Borini, who had come off the bench...
  • League Cup: Man City edge Newcastle, Spurs win shootout with Hull October 31, 2013

    London: Manchester City reached the quarterfinals of the League Cup after they finally broke down a resilient Newcastle United to win 20 after extra time on Wednesday, while Tottenham Hotspur needed penalties to get past Hull City. City, who made 10 changes from the team that played Chelsea in the league...
  • Chelsea hail strength in depth after brushing Arsenal aside October 30, 2013

    London: Two wins in three days against top English clubs are a sign Chelsea have enough squad depth to compete for honours across the board this season, assistant coach Steve Holland said on Tuesday. Chelsea beat Arsenal 20 to ease into the quarterfinals of the League Cup on Tuesday, barely 48...
  • League Cup: Chelsea knock out Arsenal, Man Utd advance October 30, 2013

    London: Cesar Azpilicueta seized on a defensive blunder and Juan Mata scored a slick second as Chelsea dumped Premier League leader Arsenal out of the League Cup with a 20 victory at its London rival on Tuesday. The fourth round loss ends one route to a trophy for Arsenal manager Arsene...
  • Van Persie set to miss Cup tie against Liverpool September 25, 2013

    Manchester: Injured striker Robin van Persie is expected to miss Manchester United's Capital One Cup tie against Liverpool on Wednesday but could be fit for Saturday's Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion. "I don't think Robin van Persie will play on Wednesday but he has an outside chance for Saturday,"...
  • Swansea thrash Bradford 5-0 to win first major trophy February 24, 2013

    London: Swansea marked their centenary season by collecting their first major trophy, outclassing fourth-tier club Bradford to win the League Cup final 5-0 on Sunday. Nathan Dyer and Jonathan de Guzman scored twice, and Michu also netted at Wembley Stadium to secure the biggest victory margin ever in the final of...
  • Laudrup plays down Real Madrid talk to focus on cup final February 22, 2013

    London: Michael Laudrup will not be drawn on his future as Swansea City manager ahead of Sunday's Capital One (League) Cup final at Wembley, with speculation linking him to Real Madrid. Laudrup, who signed a two-year deal with Swansea when he joined them in the close season, is putting the...
  • Watch: Eden Hazard kicks Swansea ball boy January 24, 2013

    The Chelsea midfielder kicked 17yearold Charlie Morgan in the ribs as he retrieved the ball with 10 minutes left in the semifinal second leg of Capital One Cup. ...
  • Bizarre red card overshadows Swansea's Cup win over Chelsea January 24, 2013

    London: Swansea's progress to the final of the League Cup was overshadowed by a bizarre sendingoff of Chelsea star Eden Hazard on Wednesday following an offthepitch incident involving a ball boy. A miserable night for the European champions at Liberty Stadium was sealed when Hazard was shown a red card for...
  • Chelsea slump to shock loss to Swansea in League Cup January 10, 2013

    London: Swansea City inflicted the second shock home defeat in eight days on Chelsea, goals from Michu and Danny Graham giving the Welsh club a 20 win in their Capital One (League) Cup semifinal first leg on Wednesday. Michael Laudrup's Swansea, playing in their first major semifinal for 49 years, weathered...
  • Bradford stun Aston Villa 31 in League Cup semis January 9, 2013

    Bradford: Fourthtier Bradford pulled off another major surprise in the League Cup on Tuesday, beating Aston Villa 31 in the first leg of their semifinal to move one step away from the club's first major final since 1911. Bradford followed up their stunning win over Arsenal on penalties by holding their...