League Cup

  • Aston Villa, QPR humbled by lowly sides in League Cup August 28, 2014

    Premier League Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa suffered humiliating 1-0 defeats against fourth-tier Burton Albion and third-tier 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 thrashed 4-0 by MK Dons in League Cup August 27, 2014

    London: Manchester United's early season problems were compounded by a humiliating 4-0 loss to third-tier Milton Keynes Dons in the League Cup second round on Tuesday leaving new manager Louis van Gaal still looking for his first win. MK Dons' Will Grigg and substitute Benik Afobe scored two goals apiece as...
  • Poyet extends deal at Sunderland through 2016 May 29, 2014

    Sunderland: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has signed a new contract with the Premier League club, keeping the former Uruguay international at the Stadium of Light until 2016. Poyet enhanced his burgeoning reputation at managerial level by guiding Sunderland to safety last season with four wins from their last five games and...
  • Cavani double hands PSG French League Cup trophy April 20, 2014

    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 on...
  • League Cup can help propel Manchester City to greatness: Yaya Toure February 28, 2014

    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 start...
  • Man Utd fan makes emergency call to try to reach Ferguson January 23, 2014

    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 rubbish,"...
  • Man City reach Wembley with 9-0 aggregate rout of West Ham in League Cup January 22, 2014

    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 the...
  • Manchester United manager David Moyes charged with misconduct by FA January 10, 2014

    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 his...
  • Manchester United's second string gives Moyes food for thought September 26, 2013

    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, but...
  • Arsenal to play Chelsea in fourth round of League Cup September 26, 2013

    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 Tuesday. Manchester...
  • Manchester United ruin Suarez return by beating Liverpool September 26, 2013

    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 second...
  • Jovetic opens Manchester City account in 5-0 rout of Wigan September 25, 2013

    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 season,...
  • Manchester United to face Liverpool in League Cup third round August 29, 2013

    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 at...
  • Fellaini rescues Everton in League Cup August 29, 2013

    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 from...
  • Liverpool leave it late on tough night for top clubs in League Cup August 28, 2013

    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 at...
  • Hazard apologises to ballboy after League Cup red card January 24, 2013

    Chelsea's Eden Hazard has apologised for kicking a ballboy who was preventing him from retrieving the ball in the League Cup semi-final against Swansea City on Wednesday. Hazard, who was sent off, later met the 17-year-old named locally as Charlie Morgan, son of the Swansea City director Martin Morgan, in...
  • Chelsea beat Leeds 5-1, reach League Cup semis December 20, 2012

    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 December 18, 2012

    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 intimidating...
  • Pressure mounts on Wenger in denial December 12, 2012

    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 December 12, 2012

    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 December 11, 2012

    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 November 1, 2012

    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 November 1, 2012

    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 November 1, 2012

    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 October 31, 2012

    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...
  • Rooney delighted to be back after four-week layoff September 27, 2012

    Manchester: Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney said he was delighted with his return to competitive action after a four-week layoff following his team's 2-1 League Cup victory over Newcastle United on Wednesday. Rooney had not played since he suffered a nasty gash on his leg in the club's first home Premier...
  • Youthful Man Utd beat Newcastle in League Cup September 27, 2012

    Manchester: Manchester United fielded a defence boasting only two first-team appearances but still proved too good for Premier League rivals Newcastle United with a 2-1 win in the League Cup third round at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Holders Liverpool also rang the changes and came from behind at West Bromwich Albion...
  • Mancini bemoans touchline behaviour of Lambert September 26, 2012

    London: Manchester City's Roberto Mancini has expressed frustration with the treatment he receives from rival managers after his latest touchline altercation during Tuesday's League Cup defeat to Aston Villa. The Italian exchanged words with Villa counterpart Paul Lambert following a heavy tackle on Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry by Joe Bennett...
  • Chelsea rout Wolves 6-0 in League Cup September 26, 2012

    London: Chelsea had no qualms about selecting captain John Terry for Tuesday's 6-0 League Cup third round win over Wolverhampton Wanderers despite his FA racial abuse hearing, said assistant manager Eddie Newton. Terry has not trained for two days while appearing in front of the Football Association at Wembley over charges...
  • Man City and Everton suffer League Cup exits September 26, 2012

    Manchester: Premier League champions Manchester City and in-form Everton were both sent packing from the League Cup on Tuesday, their respective managers paying the price for making wholesale changes to their starting line-ups for the third round ties. City lost 4-2 after extra-time to top flight rivals Aston Villa with a...