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Back from the brink - Laudrup steers Swans into Europe

24 Feb 2013

Swansea will represent England in next season's Europa League - their eighth appearance in Europe - after winning the Capital One Cup. The Welsh club were almost relegated from the Football League status 10 years ago. A 4-2 win over...
 

Third round draw pits Red Devils v Magpies

3 Sep 2012

The pick of the ties in the third round draw of the Capital One Cup, sees Manchester United come up against Newcastle United at Old Trafford. Both sides have earnt a bye into this stage of the competition, due to their...
 

Mirallas double sinks Orient

30 Aug 2012

OK it didn't come against the likes of Manchester United or Chelsea but new summer signing, Kevin Mirallas (pictured) will still be delighted to get two goals on his debut. The 24-year-old's double added to the goals scored by Leon...
 

Everton v Leyton Orient preview

29 Aug 2012

The Capital One Cup brings another night of knockout action as League One Leyton Orient take a trip to Merseyside to face Premier League opposition Everton. Last night’s action saw some upsets which is exactly what the League Cup...
 

Capital One Cup - Fulham and Stoke both crash out on a dramatic night

29 Aug 2012

Premier League sides Fulham and Stoke City were the main casualties on a goal crazy night in the second round of the Capital One Cup. Martin Jol saw his Cottagers lose 1-0 to in-form Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough....
 

Premier League clubs enter fray in round two draw

15 Aug 2012

The second round draw of the Capital One Cup has taken place, with the pick of the ties, seeing Premier League Fulham travel to Hillsborough to play Sheffield Wednesday. Wednesday produced the comeback of round one,...
 

Capital One Cup - Round One provides plenty of shocks

14 Aug 2012

In the midst of all the celebrations at the London Olympics closing ceremony and Manchester City’s curtain-raising success over Chelsea in the FA Community Shield, the first round of the League Cup has taken place. The...
 

Leeds power into Capital One Cup second round

12 Aug 2012

Luke Varney and David Norris scored on their debuts for Leeds United as the Championship side showed why they are one of the Capital One Cup favourites with a 4-0 first round victory against Shrewsbury Town. Luciano Becchio broke the...
 

Fleetwood get Forest tie in round one

14 Jun 2012

Football League newcomers Fleetwood Town will play Nottingham Forest in the standout tie of the first round draw of the Capital One Cup. The trophy, rebranded this year as what was formerly known as the Carling Cup was...
 

New sponsor for the undervalued League Cup

4 Jun 2012

On Friday, it was announced by the Football League that UK credit card company Capital One will take over sponsorship of the League Cup in a four year deal. The trophy has been sponsored by Carling since 2004 but this deal came to an end following the end of the last domestic season.
 

Bluebirds join League Cup's lower league elite

28 Feb 2012

Cardiff City were the first team from below English football's top division in 11 years to reach the League Cup final and only the 10th since the competition moved to its current format in 1967. Had they beaten Liverpool, the...
 

Liverpool win Carling Cup on penalties

26 Feb 2012

Cardiff 2 (Mason 19, Turner 118) Liverpool 2 (Skrtel 59, Kuyt 108) AFTER EXTRA-TIME - LIVERPOOL WIN 3-2 ON PENALTIES SHOOT-OUT DETAILS: Liverpool, Gerrard, saved 0-0 Cardiff, Miller, hit post,...
 

Gerrard set to end his career with Liverpool

12 Jan 2012

Steven Gerrard has signed a new long term deal with Liverpool that is expected to see him finish his playing career with the Reds. The Reds' captain has also agreed to take on a role as an ambassador for the club after he retires as a...
 

Carling Cup review: Crystal Palace soar high with victory at Old Trafford

1 Dec 2011

Carling Cup quarter-final: Manchester United 1-2 Crystal Palace (AET) It was all supposed to be so very predictable. Once their two biggest and bitterest rivals had qualified 24 hours earlier it was subsequently written in the stars that...
 

Carling Cup Tuesday review and Wednesday preview

30 Nov 2011

Who would have thought it? Despite both managers complaining bitterly about the fixture scheduling that forced them to play quarter-final ties just 48 hours after playing each other in a bruising league encounter, both Kenny Dalglish and Roberto...
 

Carling Cup quarter-finals preview

29 Nov 2011

There are some big teams remaining and some exciting looking fixtures ahead this week in the Carling Cup last eight, but as usual for English football’s least fashionable competition the desire in the respective manager’s team selections...
 

Carling Cup - Big opportunity for Cardiff and Blackburn

28 Nov 2011

As the big guns battle it out for Carling Cup glory this week, Blackburn Rovers and Cardiff City are eyeing a place in the semi-finals. Cardiff, one of two Championship clubs left in the competition, will see Tuesday's quarter-final home...
 

The Carling Cup - What the heck happened?

1 Nov 2011

Andre Villas Boas’ reaction to Chelsea’s incredibly hard fought extra time victory over Everton on Wednesday night said it all about the Carling Cup in 2011-12, a competition enjoying a welcome revival in fortunes this season. Like...