English League Cup

Yaya Toure hails his 'best-ever' goal after firing Manchester City to League Cup win

Jesus Navas puts the icing on the cake with a late goal in Manchester City's 3-1 win over Sunderland in the League Cup final at Wembley. Photo: Reuters

Yaya Toure hailed the stunning strike which inspired Manchester City’s 3-1 League Cup final victory over Sunderland as the best of his career.

Monday, 3 March, 2014, 9:39am

Spurs edge past Hull on penalties

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates with Brad Friedel. Photo: Reuters

Tottenham Hotspur edged Hull City 8-7 in a tense penalty shoot-out to reach the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, while Manchester City overcame Newcastle United after extra time.

Hull had lost 1-0 to Spurs in the Premier League on Sunday and they came within a whisker of exacting swift revenge on their return to White Hart Lane.

31 Oct 2013 - 10:20am

Javier Hernandez happy with bit-part role, insists Manchester United No.2

Javier Hernandez celebrates his second goal against Norwich. Photo: AFP

Manchester United’s League Cup inspiration Javier Hernandez has never expressed frustration about his lack of regular first-team action, according to assistant manager Steve Round.

The Mexico international made just his fourth start of the season and scored twice as United beat Norwich City 4-0 at Old Trafford to reach the League Cup quarter-finals.

30 Oct 2013 - 11:06am

Arsene Wenger insists no reason to panic despite defeat to Chelsea in League Cup

Juan Mata scores Chelsea's second at The Emirates. Photo: Xinhua

Arsene Wenger insists there is no reason to panic after Arsenal slumped to a lacklustre 2-0 defeat against Chelsea in the League Cup fourth round.

Wenger’s side suffered a second successive home defeat as the Blues cruised into the last eight thanks to goals from Cesar Azpilicueta and Juan Mata.

30 Oct 2013 - 10:31am

Bradford boss Parkinson eyes Cup glory

Phil Parkinson

Phil Parkinson's team have already eliminated three top-flight teams on the road to Wembley and the minnows are confident of adding Swansea to an impressive list of scalps that includes Arsenal, Aston Villa and Wigan.

24 Feb 2013 - 3:42am

Swansea ball boy's act against Chelsea reflects poor gamesmanship in soccer

Chelsea's Eden Hazard (right) receives a red card from referee Chris Foy for violent conduct during an English League Cup match. Photo: AP

Chelsea's Eden Hazard created his own danger zone for kicking, or appearing to kick, a misbehaving ball boy. Referee Chris Foy did not see the incident, when Swansea were protecting a 2-0 aggregate score against Chelsea during the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at the Liberty Stadium last month. Foy, instead, relied on advice from his assistant referee and correctly sent off the 22-year-old Belgian for violent conduct.

8 Feb 2013 - 3:37am

Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez targets League Cup

Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic celebrates his goal during the League Cup quarter-final against Leeds United in Leeds. Leeds led 1-0 before the Blues tore them apart. Photo: Reuters

Rafael Benitez has his sights on his first piece of silverware with Chelsea after they routed Leeds 5-1 to book a League Cup semi-final clash with Swansea.

As interim manager Benitez is desperate to lift the League Cup as he tries to stake a claim to take the job on a permanent basis, but the Spaniard also warned his side they faced a tough task to make the Wembley final.

21 Dec 2012 - 3:00am

Villa thrash Norwich to reach semis

Andreas Weimann celebrates one of his two goals. Photo: AFP

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert enjoyed a memorable return to Norwich as his side romped into the League Cup semi-finals with a 4-1 win at Carrow Road.

Lambert, who quit the Canaries to take charge at Villa in an acrimonious close-season move, received a mixed reception from the Norwich fans on his first visit back to the club he led from League One to the top flight.

13 Dec 2012 - 3:23am

Wenger defends his players after Arsenal lose to Bradford on penalties

Jubilant Bradford City players celebrate with goalkeeper Matt Duke after the League Two side beat Arsenal on penalties in their English League Cup quarter-final clash. Photo: AP

Arsene Wenger refused to criticise his Arsenal flops despite suffering one of the most humiliating nights of his career as League Two minnows Bradford beat the Gunners 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the League Cup quarter-finals.

13 Dec 2012 - 3:23am

Chelsea boss rails at refs in spite of gaining revenge against Man U

Chelsea's David Luiz celebrates after scoring a penalty past Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard in a League Cup match the Blues won 5-4. Photo: AP

Chelsea coach Roberto Di Matteo has questioned his team's treatment at the hands of match officials in the wake of the club's controversial Premier League defeat by Manchester United last weekend.

2 Nov 2012 - 5:52am