Capital One Cup

  • 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 25, 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 2-1 to Sunderland in an error-strewn penalty shootout in their League Cup semi-final on Wednesday. United looked to be heading for the final against Manchester City when they led 1-0 two minutes from the end of...
  • Manchester City crush woeful West Ham in League Cup semi-final January 9, 2014

    Manchester: Alvaro Negredo grabbed a hat-trick as Manchester City crushed West Ham United 6-0 in their League Cup semi-final 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 one-sided 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 2-1 by Sunderland in the League Cup semi-final 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 semi-final, first leg 2-1 on Tuesday to intensify the pressure on visiting manager David Moyes after a testing week. Italian Fabio Borini scored a second-half penalty to give the Premier League's bottom club a one-goal 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 semi-final draw December 19, 2013

    Manchester: Manchester United and Manchester City were kept apart in the League Cup semi-final draw made on Wednesday. Champions United will take on the Premier League's bottom club Sunderland in a two-legged last-four clash in January and City face West Ham United who knocked out Tottenham Hotspur in the quarter-finals. 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 semi-finals with a 2-1 win at White Hart Lane and Manchester United also reached the last four on Wednesday. Tottenham, who sacked boss Andre Villas-Boas 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 2-1 extra-time 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 sung-Yueng drove in an extra-time winner to take the Premier League's bottom club Sunderland into the League Cup semi-finals with a dramatic 2-1 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 quarter-finals of the League Cup after they finally broke down a resilient Newcastle United to win 2-0 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 2-0 to ease into the quarter-finals 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 2-0 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 17-year-old Charlie Morgan in the ribs as he retrieved the ball with 10 minutes left in the semi-final 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 sending-off of Chelsea star Eden Hazard on Wednesday following an off-the-pitch 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 2-0 win in their Capital One (League) Cup semi-final first leg on Wednesday. Michael Laudrup's Swansea, playing in their first major semi-final for 49 years, weathered...
  • Bradford stun Aston Villa 3-1 in League Cup semis January 9, 2013

    Bradford: Fourth-tier Bradford pulled off another major surprise in the League Cup on Tuesday, beating Aston Villa 3-1 in the first leg of their semi-final 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...