Carling Cup

  • Chelsea launch probe over supporter's racial gesture November 1, 2012

    London: Chelsea have launched an investigation after a supporter was photographed making an apparent racist gesture during Wednesday's League Cup match against Manchester United, the club said in a statement. Pictures published on the internet appear to show a man making a monkey gesture in the stands during Chelsea's 5-4 extra-time...
  • Gerrard feels for cousin after penalty miss February 27, 2012

    Wembley: Before heading up the Wembley steps to collect the League Cup on Sunday, Steven Gerrard made sure he sought out cousin Anthony, whose penalty miss gave Liverpool a dramatic victory over Championship side Cardiff City. The match had ended 2-2 after extra time and when the nerve-jangling shoot-out ended with...
  • Dalglish ends Liverpool's six-year trophy drought February 27, 2012

    Wembley: Barely into the second year of his second spell at the club he graced as a player and then manager, Kenny Dalglish has steered Liverpool to their first trophy in six years. Liverpool beat plucky Cardiff 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out to win the League Cup at Wembley Stadium on...
  • Liverpool edge battling Cardiff to win League Cup February 27, 2012

    Wembley, London: Liverpool's six-year trophy drought ended on Sunday by winning the League Cup final after beating Cardiff 3-2 in a dramatic penalty shoot-out when captain Steven Gerrard's cousin, Anthony Gerrard, missed the final spot-kick. "I've got mixed emotions," Steven Gerrard said. "Obviously I'm delighted to win the cup for our...
  • 'Liverpool can kickstart season at Wembley' February 25, 2012

    London: Victory for Liverpool in Sunday's League Cup final against second tier Cardiff City could help turn a difficult season into a success story, manager Kenny Dalglish said on Friday. The Merseyside club started the campaign brimful of optimism, having invested heavily in a squad overhaul. That early-season confidence has...
  • Liverpool already looking past League Cup final February 26, 2012

    London: A League Cup final and the club's first appearance at the rebuilt Wembley aren't going to distract Liverpool from its real focus this season. Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy said that even though Sunday's final will throw him up against his hometown club, Cardiff, it is less important than securing fourth...
  • Liverpool edge City in League Cup SF first leg May 25, 2012

    Manchester: Steven Gerrard's first-half penalty was enough to give Liverpool a 1-0 win over a lackluster Manchester City on Wednesday in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final. Gerrard slotted his spot-kick into the bottom right corner and out of reach of goalkeeper Joe Hart in the 13th minute after...
  • Man Utd stunned in League Cup by Crystal Palace December 1, 2011

    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 a...
  • Aguero takes City past Arsenal in League Cup QF November 30, 2011

    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 team...
  • Liverpool dump listless Chelsea out of League Cup November 30, 2011

    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 November 12, 2011

    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 game...
  • Man Utd, Arsenal enter League Cup quarters October 26, 2011

    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 Aldershot...
  • Arsenal midfielder Benayoun sidelined for a week September 22, 2011

    London: Arsenal midfielder Yossi Benayoun is set to be out of action for a week, following a side strain sustained in his side's 3-1 League Cup victory over Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday. The Israeli midfielder grabbed his first goal for the club following his loan move from Chelsea, as they progressed...
  • Hargreaves celebrates return with debut City goal September 22, 2011

    London: Owen Hargreaves marked his comeback from a long and career-threatening three-year injury lay-off with a stunning goal on his debut as Manchester City beat League Cup holders Birmingham City 2-0 in a third-round tie at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. The former England international, who has 42 caps, had played...
  • Carling Cup: Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea win September 22, 2011

    London: Owen Hargreaves marked his return to competitive football with a debut goal for Manchester City in a 2-0 win over defending champion Birmingham in the League Cup on Wednesday. The England midfielder, who struggled through three injury-plagued years before being released by City's neighbor Manchester United in the offseason, fired...
  • Drogba to return for Chelsea Carling Cup clash September 21, 2011

    London: Didier Drogba is set to return after injury for Chelsea's League Cup third-round tie against west London rivals Fulham at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Manager Andre Villas-Boas said the Ivory Coast striker was back in contention for a place after suffering a nasty head injury in an aerial challenge with...
  • Carling Cup: Man Utd, Arsenal win, Tottenham exit September 21, 2011

    London: Manchester United transferred their free-scoring form to the League Cup by cruising past Leeds United 3-0 in the third round on Tuesday night, while Arsenal had to come from a goal down to overwhelm fourth-tier Shrewsbury 3-1 and avoid another defeat. Former England striker Michael Owen scored twice and veteran...
  • Snow hits English League Cup semi-finals January 6, 2010

    London: Freezing temperatures and heavy snow have forced the postponement of this week's English League Cup semi-final first leg matches. The tie between Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa, scheduled for Tuesday, and Wednesday's Manchester derby between City and United were called off because of dangerous travelling conditions across the north of...
  • Chelsea knocked out of English League Cup December 3, 2009

    London: Blackburn Rovers dumped 10-man Chelsea out of the League Cup 4-3 on penalties on Wednesday after a quarter-final thriller ended 3-3 following extra time at Ewood Park. In a roller-coaster match that saw the Premier League leaders twice fall behind only to grab a dramatic 122nd-minute equaliser, it was left...
  • Man United, Aston Villa enter League Cup semis December 2, 2009

    London: Darron Gibson fired holders Manchester United through to the last four of the English League Cup on Tuesday with a 2-0 win at Old Trafford that ended Tottenham Hotspur's hopes of a third successive final. United, who beat Spurs on penalties in last season's Wembley final, were joined in the...
  • FA call for inquiry into West Ham-Millwall trouble August 26, 2009

    London: The Football Association on Wednesday began an inquiry into the violence that broke out before, during and after West Ham United's 3-1 win over Millwall in the Carling Cup. A 44-year-old man is in a stable condition after being stabbed in the chest before Tuesday's game, while police made a...
  • Manchester United win League Cup on penalties March 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Manchester United defeated Tottenham Hotspur on penalties at Wembley to secure victory in the League Cup Final. The first half was lively, with plenty of attempts on goal, although neither goalkeeper was required to make a top-class save. Aaron Lennon was superbly denied by Ben Foster after the break, before...
  • Tottenham reaches League Cup final January 22, 2009

    Burnley (England): Roman Pavlyuchenko scored in the 118th minute, and defending champion Tottenham advanced to a League Cup final matchup with Manchester United despite a 3-2 loss to Burnley on Wednesday night. Goals from Robbie Blake, Chris McCann and Jay Rodriguez wiped out Tottenham's 4-1 advantage from the semifinal first leg...
  • Manchester United survive spirited Derby fightback January 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Manchester United were cruising towards the Carling Cup final, but they were made to work hard in the end by plucky Derby County, securing a narrow aggregate victory. As far as United's line-up is concerned, it's probably best to list the second-string starters: Foster, Rafael Da Silva, Neville, Evans,...
  • Manchester United eye Sahara sponsorship January 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Manchester United players could soon be sporting brand Sahara t-shirts. The world's biggest football club is in discussions with Subroto Roy's Sahara Group to possibly sponsor their t-shirts. Sahara's head of Corporate Communications Sahara Abhijit Sarkar confirmed that the business group has received a proposal from Manchester United. "Yes!...
  • Derby shock Manchester United in Carling Cup January 8, 2009

    New Delhi: A first half goal by Kris Commons was enough to hand Derby County a famous win over Manchester United in the first leg of their Carling Cup semi final at Pride Park. Derby County welcomed Manchester United to Pride Park for the first leg of their Carling Cup...
  • Carling: Man U beat Blackburn, Tottenham beat Watford December 4, 2008

    London: Manchester United took on Blackburn Rovers in the Carling Cup Wednesday night, a 5-3 victory ensuring them of a place in the last 4. The usual suspects were the stars of the night with Carlos Tevez shining the brightest. After going 2-nil up in the first half with Tevez and...
  • Burnley dump Arsenal out of Carling Cup December 4, 2008

    New Delhi: Championship side Burnley dumped Arsenal out of the Carling Cup in a thrilling game at Turf Moor. Burnley welcomed Arsenal to Turf Moor, buoyed by their victory over Chelsea in the last round and hoping to claim the scalp of Arsene Wenger’s young side. Manager Owen Coyle opted to keep...
  • Carling Cup: Burnley beat Arsenal, claims semi-final berth December 3, 2008

    London: Championship side Burnley added another Premier League scalp to a list that already includes Fulham and Chelsea as they beat Arsenal in the Carling Cup quarter-final. Graham McDonald scored a goal in each half to secure a 2-0 victory in Tuesday's fluent and attractive game. Arsenal's young side had beaten...
  • Harry puts the hot in Hotspur as Reds crash November 13, 2008

    New Delhi: Spurs have done it again - beaten Liverpool at the Lane, and this time with real conviction. They ripped the Reds apart in the first-half of a pulsating Carling Cup tie, eventually winning 4-2 to maintain Harry Redknapp's unbeaten record as Tottenham boss. It is only 18 days since...