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2 Mar, 2014

Man City 3-1 Sunderland


Goals from Toure, Nasri and Navas secure the trophy for Manchester City after Borini had given the Wearsiders a shock 10th minute lead.  In their sixth visit to Wembley in three years the Citizens secure their third League Cup triumph in front of 84,697 fans. The match was Sunderland’s first appearance in a  League Cup Final since losing 1-0 to Norwich City in the 1985 Final.

24 Feb, 2013

Swansea 5-0 Bradford


Two debutants contest the League Cup Final in the Year of the Underdog.  The nation had watched in awe as League 2 Bradford overcame several Premier League opponents to reach their first major final in over 100 years.  However, Premier League Swansea were not to be outdone and a dominant display resulted in the highest winning scoreline in League Cup Final history.  The Welsh become the first non-English club to win the League Cup.

Bradford 0-5 Swansea City League Cup final full highlights HD!

26 Feb, 2012

Liverpool 2-2 Cardiff (Liverpool 3-2 on penalties)


Liverpool win their eighth League Cup as they overcome plucky underdogs Cardiff City after another penalty shootout. Skrtel and Kuyt score for the Reds with Mason and Turner replying for the Blues.  The penalty shootout is notable as cousins Steven and Anthony Gerrard both miss spotkicks for their respective sides.

Cardiff City vs Liverpool FC - League Cup Final 2012 HD

27 Feb, 2011

Birmingham City 2-1 Arsenal


A nation celebrates as a stoppage time goal from Obafemi Martins gives the Blues victory over the South London nomads. Red hot favourites going into the match, the Arse could not prevent the plucky Blues lifting their second League Cup following a dominant display. Arsene Wenger complains about the officials and claims not to have seen the foul by his goalkeeper in the second minute that should have led to a penalty for the Blues and a red card for his repugnant number one.

Birmingham City 2-1 Arsenal | Carling Cup Final 2011

28 Feb, 2010

Manchester United 2-1 Aston Villa


United make it back to back League Cup triumphs with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at the new Wembley.  88,596 see goals from Owen and Rooney secure the trophy for the Red Devils, their fourth League Cup win, and their third in five years.

Carling Cup final 2010 Highlights Manchester United 2-1 Aston Villa

1 Mar, 2009

Man Utd 0-0 Spurs (United 4-1 on penalties)


United lift the 2009 League Cup after a penalty shootout victory over Spurs after a disappointing goalless game. United score all four of their penalties while Spurs miss two of their three and miss out on winning back to back League Cup finals.

Manchester united v Spurs Carling Cup Final 2009

24 Feb, 2008

Spurs 2-1 Chelsea


Tottenham Hotspur overwhelm London rivals Chelsea in the first League Cup Final to be played at the new Wembley. A penalty from Dimitar Berbatov and a header in extra time by Jonathan Woodgate ensure bragging rights for Spurs. Ledley King and Robbie Keane lift the trophy for Spurs.

Tottenham - Chelsea. Carling Cup Final 2008

25 Feb, 2007

Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal


In the last League Cup Final to be played at the Millennium Stadium, Chelsea edge out the Gunners in a testy affair. Two goals from Drogba give Chelsea victory but the game is marred by a late brawl that results in three players being sent off.  The game finally ends after 102 minutes with Arsenal’s manager Wenger ranting about the performance of the linesman.

arsenal FC vs chelsea FC Caring cup final 2007 raj sojitra

26 Feb, 2006

Man Utd 4-0 Wigan


Wigan Athletic’s fairytale run to their first major final turns into a nightmare as goals from Saha and Ronaldo plus a brace from Rooney give the Red Devils a comfortable victory.  A crowd of just 66,866 see the Red Devils lift the League Cup for the second time.

CR7 vs Wigan Carling Cup final 2006

27 Feb, 2005

Chelsea 3-2 Liverpool


Jose Mourinho wins his first trophy in England with a thrilling 3-2 extra time victory over League Cup specialists, Liverpool.  Strikes for the Reds from Riise and Nunez are to no avail as an own goal from Gerrard is followed up by goals from Drogba and Kezman to give the Blues their third League Cup triumph.

2 Mar, 2003

Liverpool 2-0 Man Utd


Goals from Steven Gerrard and Michael Owen give Liverpool victory against their fierce Lancashire rivals at the Millennium Stadium.  74,500 fans see the Merseysiders secure a record seventh League Cup win … their second in three years.


24 Feb, 2002

Blackburn 2-1 Spurs


13Blackburn Rovers stun hot favourites Tottenham Hotspur with a 2-1 victory at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. A crowd of 72,500 see Andrew Cole hit the second half winner for the Lancashire outfit. Teddy Sheringham is denied a clear penalty by referee Graham Poll in the final seconds.

25 Feb, 2001

Liverpool 1-1 Birmingham (Liverpool 5-4 on penalties)


Liverpool secure their first trophy for 6 years after the first ever penalty shoot out to decide a League Cup Final. Fowler and Elleray score in normal time but Jamie Carragher’s penalty wins the League Cup for Liverpool for a record sixth time.

Liverpool vs Birmingham League Cup Final 2001

21 Mar, 1999

Spurs 1-0 Leicester


Super Spurs win their third League Cup thanks to a diving header by the Dane, Alan Nielsen in the last minute of extra time.  Spurs’ Justin Edinburgh becomes the first player to be sent off in a League Cup Final for doing what millions have wanted to do for years, slapping Leicester’s Robbie Savage.

16 Apr, 1997

Leicester 1-0 Middlesbrough (replay after 1-1)


An extra time goal from Steve Claridge in the replay at Hillsbrough gives Leicester City their second League Cup win.  A last minute equaliser at Wembley had denied Middlesbrough victory.  This would be the last League Cup Final to go to a replay with penalties used to decide subsequent finals that finish all square after extra time.

2 Apr, 1995

Liverpool 2-1 Bolton


Liverpool win their fifth League Cup Final with two goals from Man Of The Match Steve McManaman in front of the watching Stanley Matthews.  Bolton fans among the 75,595 in attendance are proud of their team’s performance but the match will be remembered as the McManaman Final.

Liverpool 2-1 Bolton Wanderers, League Cup Final 1995