Capital One Cup: Semi Final Results

Jordan Ibe comes of the bench to score the only goal as Liverpool defeated Stoke City 1-0 in League Cup at the Britannia Stadium.

Klopp’s side grabbed a narrow but potentially priceless first leg advantage, with the second leg to be played on Januuary 26.
Liverpool’s current tally of 22 goals in 20 league matches is the lowest in their history and their starting lineup, with Christian Benteke dropped, had just nine to their credit this season — Stoke’s Marko Arnautovic started with seven to himself.

The winner of the tie will book a date with either of Manchester City or Everton who play the first leg of their semi-final at Goodison Park on Wednesday.

Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren succumbed to hamstring problems in a high-paced first half, while Toure was limping at the finish.

“It’s a strange feeling,” Liverpool’s German coach told Sky Sports. “I’m proud as it was a perfect reaction from the last game (a 2-0 defeat to West Ham United).
“But of course we have two bad injuries and that’s why I’m not lucky tonight.”

Everton hold the advantage in the League Cup semi-final against Manchester City after Romelu Lukaku’s 19th goal of the season gave them a victory in the first leg at Goodison Park.
City looked to have secured a draw with 14 minutes left, when Jesus Navas finished a sweeping counter attack following brilliant work by Sergio Aguero.
That equaliser cancelled out Ramiro Funes Mori’s opener for Everton on the stroke of half-time.

It was Lukaku’s 12th goal in 12 games, fourth goal in five League Cup appearances this season.

JesusNavas scored his first goal for City since September 2014 (v Sheffield Wednesday) – a wait of 66 games in all competitions for the club.

This is the first time Pellegrini has lost to Everton as Manchester City boss (W4 D1).
Roberto Martinez won just his second game against Manchester City as a manager, the other being the 2013 FA Cup final (W2 D2 L11).

“Everton’s first goal was absolutely offside and it was a clear penalty when Jesus Navas was fouled,”Pellegrini said.”I didn’t speak to the referee after the game – they were both clear.
“To lose 2-1 is a bad result but it just means we have to win 1-0 at home. I still think we are able to play in the Capital One Cup final.”

Both teams are in FA Cup action this weekend, with Everton hosting Dagenham and Redbridge, and Manchester City travelling to Norwich. City and Everton meet again in the Premier League at Etihad Stadium next Wednesday.


Capital One Cup: Result and Semi-final fixtures

Liverpool qualified for the last four in the Capital One cup with a 6-1 demolition of Southampton, courtesy of Daniel Sturridge’s brace, Divock Origi’s hat-trick, with Jordan Ibe’s goal completing the rout.


Merseyside rivals, Everton and Liverpool, were kept aside in the Capital One Cup semi-final.


Everton will face Manchester City and Stoke City will take on Liverpool in the final four of the Capital One Cup.


Everton, the only side left in the competition not to lift the trophy, will entertain 2014 winners Manchester City at Goodison Park.


Liverpool will make a record 16th Semi-final appearance. The Reds have won the competition a record eight times, first face a trip to the Britannia Stadium before welcoming Mark Hughes’ team to Anfield.

The Potters have not reached this stage since winning the competition in 1972.


Everton v Manchester City

Stoke City v Liverpool


The first legs will be played on January 5/6

The second leg will be on January 26/27.

Capital One Cup: Quarter Final Results

Manchester City qualified for the Capital One Cup semifinals with a 4-1 win over Hull City, courtesy of goals from Wilfried Bony, Kelechi Iheanacho and a Kevin de Bruyne’s brace.

Andrew Robertson scored a consolation goal for the the Tigers.


Everton also made it through with a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough thanks to goals from Gerard Deulofeu and Romelu Lukaku.


Stoke were 2-0 winners at home to Sheffield Wednesday. Ibrahim Afellay and Phil Bardsley secured the victory.

This is Stoke’s first League Cup semifinal appearance since 1971-72, the year they raised the trophy.


In today’s fixture, Southampton will host Liverpool for the final Semi-final spot.


Manchester City 4 – 1 Hull City

Middlesbrough 0 – 2 Everton

Stoke City 2 – 0 Sheffield Wednesday



Southampton v Liverpool

Capital One Cup: Third Round Results

Andy King and mates celebrate victory over West Ham
Andy King and mates celebrate victory over West Ham

Manchester City returned to winning ways with a 4-1 win at Sunderland in the Capital One Cup, with £100M signings – Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling scoring.

City went into the game on the back of successive 2-1 defeats to Juventus and West Ham.

Sergio Aguero started opened scoring in the 10th minute from the penalty spot before De Bruyne, Vito Mannone’s own goal and Sterling made it 4-0.

Ola Toivonen’s scored a late consolation goal for the Black Cats.

Gerard Deulofeu’s 25-yard free-kick helped Everton come from behind as Reading were beaten 2-1 in the Capital One Cup third round.

Nick Blackman gave Reading the lead, but Ross Barkley and Deulofeu struck after the break as Everton marched through to the last 16.

Aston Villa edged out Birmingham 1-0 with Rudy Gestede’s second-half header earning the Villans a narrow victory.

Villa had lost their last two games, and their last two derbies, to West Brom and Leicester before being booed off at the break here.

In-form premier league sides Leicester City and West Ham clashed, with Leicester defeating West Ham 2-1 after extra time.

Andy King struck the winner for Claudio Ranieri’s in-form side four minutes from time.

Leicester’s Joe Dodoo opened the scoring in the sixth minute, but Mauro Zarate cancelled it out for West Ham 20 minutes later.

Bournemouth reached the Capital One Cup fourth round with a 3-2 penalty shoot-out victory at Preston after the match had ended 2-2 AET.

Goalkeeper Adam Federici proved the hero after saving three penalties for the Cherries at Deepdale.

The game finished 2-2 after Shaun MacDonald had opened the scoring and Jordan Hugill had equalised in the 84th minute to force extra time.

The Cherries went ahead again through Marc Pugh, but Daniel Johnson slotted a 118th minute penalty to force a shoot-out.

Peter Crouch’s first goal of the season helped Stoke into the Capital One Cup fourth round after a 1-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Peter Odemwingie drove a shot just wide of the post before exchanging passes with Crouch, who finished well despite close attention from Richard Stearman.

Albert Adomah’s brace guided Middlesbrough to a 3-0 win over fellow Championship side Wolves, with Diego Fabbrini also finding the net.

David Meyler’s strike helped Hull City defeat 2013 winners Swansea.

The match at the KC Stadium also witnessed the return to action of Jake Livermore, who managed 69 minutes in his first appearance since May, when he was suspended following a positive cocaine test.

Capital One Cup

Aston Villa 1 – 0 Birmingham City

Fulham 0 – 1 Stoke City

Hull City 1 – 0 Swansea City

Leicester City 2 – 1 West Ham United

Middlesbrough 3 – 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Preston North End 2 – 2 AFC Bournemouth

Sunderland 1 – 4 Manchester City

Reading 1 – 2 Everton