Tag Archives: Capital One Cup

Manchester City hopeful Kevin De Bruyne will not be out for rest of the season after suffering knee injury


Manuel Pellegrini is optimistic Kevin De Bruyne will play for Manchester City again this season despite suffering suspected medial ligament damage in Wednesday’s League Cup semi-final win over Everton. De Bruyne played an inspirational role against the Toffees after coming off the bench, scoring one goal and setting up another, as City clinched their place at Wembley with a 4-3 aggregate victory. But his night ended badly ...

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Manchester City 3-1 Everton (4-3 agg): Kevin De Bruyne comes off the bench to help City book place in the League Cup final


Manchester City came from behind to beat Everton 4-3 on aggregate in the League Cup semi-final, to book their place in the Wembley final. Kevin De Bruyne starred from the bench as he scored and assisted before he was worryingly stretchered off in added time after landing awkwardly. Manuel Pellegrini’s men will face off with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool for the trophy, after ...

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Everton 2-1 Man City: Lukaku’s header gives Toffees advantage in League Cup semi-final


Romelu Lukaku’s header handed Everton the advantage in this semi-final tie as they beat Man City 2-1 at Goodison Park. The Toffees were leading, thanks to Ramiro Funes Mori’s opener shortly before the interval. Jesus Navas put Manuel Pellegrini’s men back on level terms after a pacey counter before Everton provided the ideal response just two minutes later, Romelu Lukaku ...

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Southampton 1-6 Liverpool: Origi nets a hat-trick as Sturridge makes a goalscoring return in League Cup victory


Divock Origi opened his account for Liverpool by netting an emphatic hat-trick, as Liverpool were 6-1 winners at Southampton in the last quarter-final of the League Cup. There were many positives for Jurgen Klopp, despite his side conceding in the first minute when Mane put the home side ahead, as he headed past goalkeeper Adam Bogdan. Liverpool went into the ...

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League Cup round-up: Premier League sides Man City, Stoke and Everton book places in semi-finals


Three Premier League sides booked their place in the semi-finals of the League Cup with victories over Championship opposition. Kevin De Bruyne’s doubled helped Manuel Pellegrini’s City to a 4-1 victory over Steve Bruce’s Hull at the Etihad. On the day when the Citizens sold a 13% stake in the club to Chinese investors, the hosts took the lead after 12 minutes. Wilfried ...

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Arsene Wenger bemoans early injuries as Arsenal crash out of League Cup at Sheffield Wednesday


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger bemoaned the loss of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott during their embarrassing League Cup exit at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday. The Owls ran out 3-0 winners at Hillsborough, with goals from Ross Wallace, Lucas Joao and Sam Hutchinson completing a convincing victory after Oxlade-Chamberlain and Walcott had limped off inside the opening 15 minutes. Wenger ...

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Chelsea out of League Cup


Jose Mourinho’s miserable season took another turn for the worse as holders Chelsea were knocked out of the League Cup by Stoke in a penalty shootout. After Chelsea dominated a goalless first-half, Stoke led when Jon Walters was allowed to turn on the edge of the box before firing in off the crossbar. Loic Remy drilled in an injury-time equaliser, ...

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League Cup round-up: Liverpool need penalties, Arsenal claim North London bragging rights, plus wins for Manchester United and Chelsea


Liverpool needed penalties to overcome League Two Carlisle United at Anfield as the pressure mounts on Brendan Rodgers. Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho both missed their spot kicks but Adam Bogdan was the hero, saving three of Carlisle’s penalties. The Reds took the lead in the first half through Danny Ings but they were pegged back as Derek Asamoah levelled ...

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