League Cup

The League Cup Joke Has Gone on Long Enough and It Needs Shutting Down

Chris Deeley | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

At a time in English football where the fixture list is growing ever more crowded, there is less and less of an excuse for the League Cup's continued existence as an institution. The abolition of FA Cup replays might knock a single game off a team's fixture list in a given season, but getting rid of the League Cup gives a guaranteed break to every single club, and would knock multiple games off the schedule for most big clubs.

Johnstone's Paint Final - Don't Let the Premier League Big Boys Muscle in on an Unfashionable Yet Well-Loved Cup Competition

Aiden Cusick | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Sport
Aiden Cusick

On Sunday, 72,000 football fans attended a football match at Wembley Stadium that most people were entirely unaware was happening. In future years, should the English Football Association get its way, those people might be a little more clued-up.

Make-or-Break Month Ahead for Pochettino and Spurs

Chris Deeley | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

Spurs haven't progressed over the last year. They're actually three points behind where they were at this stage last year, but their improved performances have kept fans relatively happy so far. There's a time when 'rebuilding' stops working as an excuse though and this - after Pochettino's second transfer window - is it.

Could Lampard Could Remain At City For The Season?

The Huffington Post UK & PA | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Sport

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini admitted he may try to extend Frank Lampard's loan spell at the club. The former England man made it three g...

This Is The Worst Defending You Will See All Season

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Sport

Yeovil Town exited the Capital One Cup at the first round stage to Gillingham in comical fashion as goalkeeper Artur Krysiak and Aaron Martin were inv...

MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon Is No Rivalry

Aaron Gratton | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Sport
Aaron Gratton

The first round draw of the 2014/15 League Cup threw up the second meeting between MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon - despite the history, it is no rivalry.

The Magic of England's Domestic Cups Is Far From Dead

Jamie Spencer | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

The magic that made the cup special is something that many cynics have said is long gone - lost in the bygone days of Ronnie Radford and Hereford United, Jim Montgomery and Bob Stokoe at Sunderland and Wimbledon's infamous Crazy Gang. For a time, such pessimists were probably right...

Watching Football With the Enemy?

Stuart Forster | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Sport
Stuart Forster

Try shouting out in support of your team in the wrong end of a stadium, in the section dominated by fans of the opposition, and you run the risk of being threatened. It's likely you'll be marched out of the ground by stewards. It could even be worse.

City Fans Arrive At Wembley For Wrong Match

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Sport

Ahead of their first trip to Wembley since 1999 three years ago, one Manchester City fan planned to meet a friend beneath the demolished twin towers. ...

City Celebrations In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Sport

Manchester City clinched their first League Cup in 38 years with a 3-1 win over Sunderland on Sunday. Manchester City 3-1 Sunderland: Manuel Pelleg...

Samuel Luckhurst

Nasri Completes Personal Turn Around To Win City League Cup

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Sport

A year ago, Roberto Mancini said he wanted to punch Samir Nasri when his cowardice cost Manchester City a derby defeat. Now, the supporters will want ...

Can You Go All The Way In Our League Cup Final Quiz?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Sport

Sunderland will be hoping for another upset against Manchester City in Sunday's Capital One Cup final at Wembley. Can They Do It Again? Sunderland'...

Can They Do It Again? Sunderland's Four 1-0 Wins V City (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Sport

Sunday's Capital One Cup final pits the team third from the top of the Premier League against the team third from the bottom. But, as we're annually t...

Poyet Implores Sunderland To Become 'The Happiest Club In England'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Sport

Gus Poyet has challenged his Sunderland players to make themselves the happiest in England with a Capital One Cup win. Cardiff Owner Vincent Tan Sa...

How Did He Not See It Coming? Jones Hits United Fan With Penalty (VINE/VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Phil Jones was one of four Manchester United players not to score their penalty in the shootout defeat to Sunderland. And although he missed the goal ...

United's 7 Penalty Shootout Defeats (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Manchester United's Capital One Cup penalty shootout defeat to Sunderland was the seventh time they have lost on spotkicks. Phil Jones Hits Manches...

Squeaky Bum Time: Allardyce Now Focused On Hammers' Survival

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce was left to lament further injuries as midfielders Joe Cole (groin) and Mohamed Diamé (knee) went off in their 3-0 Cap...

Nearly Double Figures: City Slaughter West Ham 9-0 On Aggregate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

Manuel Pellegrini turned his attentions to Wembley and Manchester City's three other trophy opportunities after his side completed a 9-0 aggregate vic...

Could Do A LOT Better - United And Moyes's Half-Term Report

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

As one veteran Manchester United supporter put it, this season has been like discovering all your old vinyl. The visit of clubs like West Brom, Everto...

Stein At The Double: When Stoke Last Beat United In '93 (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Sport

Stoke City entertain Manchester United in tonight's Capital One Cup quarter-final having not beaten the champions in any of their 10 encounters since ...

Sunderland Pitch Invader Leaves Stewards On Their Knees (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Sport

Sunderland and Chelsea's Capital One Cup encounter was pretty drab for large portions, so a pitch invader took it upon himself to enliven proceedings ...

Rip It Up And Start Again? José Won't Compromise Attacking Blueprint Despite Sunderland Win

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Sport

José Mourinho is reluctant to tear up his attacking blueprint after Chelsea were denied a Capital One Cup semi-final place at Sunderland. Black Ca...

Who Was Tottenham's Penalty Hero? (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Sport

André Villas-Boas saluted Tottenham's fans after a nail-biting penalty shootout win over Hull in the Capital One Cup. Villas-Boas had been critica...

Samuel Luckhurst

Wenger Armed With Excuses In Defeat To Chelsea

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Sport

"It's difficult to swallow what's happened in the last week," Arsène Wenger admitted. Although Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea were not the first teams...

Have Your Say: Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea Player Ratings

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Sport

Chelsea dumped Arsenal out of the Capital One Cup with a 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium thanks to goals from César Azpilicueta and Juan Mata. Hav...