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: 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 Results

Sheffield Wednesday players celebrate their 3-0 victory over Arsenal in the Capital One Cup.
Sheffield Wednesday players celebrate their 3-0 victory over Arsenal in the Capital One Cup.

Arsenal were unceremoniously dumped out of the Capital One Cup as Sheffield Wednesday blew them away with a stunning 3-0 victory at Hillsborough.

The Gunners, who beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League and Everton to briefly go top of the Premier League in the last seven days, were brought back down to earth by the Championship outfit, who deservedly progressed to the quarter-finals for the first time since 2002 thanks to goals from Ross Wallace, Lucas Joao and Sam Hutchinson.

It means that Arsene Wenger’s wait for a first League Cup of his lengthy reign goes on and the Gunners have not won this competition since 1993, when they were victors over the Owls at Wembley.

But what may come as a bigger cost to Wenger on a damaging night is injuries suffered to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott, who both went off in the opening stages of the match.

The fortunes of the two sides in those 22 years could not have been more different, but Wednesday were every inch the worthy winners and they claim a second successive Premier League scalp following a third-round victory at Newcastle.

Chelsea’s season suffered yet another turn for the worse on Tuesday night as Stoke knocked the holders out of the Capital One Cup.

The pressure on Jose Mourinho cranked up another notch at the Britannia Stadium as 10-man Stoke claimed a 5-4 win on penalties following a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes.

Eden Hazard was the only man in the shootout who failed to convert his spot-kick, the playmaker stepping up last and seeing his effort saved by Jack Butland to increase Blues boss Mourinho’s woes.

Diego Costa was forced off injured in the first half, and they subsequently fell behind when Jonathan Walters cracked a superb 52nd-minute effort in off the bar.

The Blues snatched a leveller in stoppage time through substitute Loic Remy, moments before Phil Bardsley’s sending off gave them a man advantage.

Everton reached the Capital One Cup quarter-finals after keeping their cool in the penalty shoot-out to advance past Norwich at Goodison Park.

Sebastien Bassong’s first goal since December 2012 had given Norwich a 51st-minute lead that was cancelled out by Everton captain Leon Osman’s equaliser 17 minutes later.

The two sides could not be separated after 120 minutes in a 1-1 draw, but the Toffees converted all four of their penalties while Joel Robles saved from Wes Hoolahan and Nathan Redmond shot over when needing to score as Everton progressed 4-3.

Hull City beat Premier League high-fliers Leicester on penalties to make the League Cup quarter-finals for the first time in their history.

The Tigers needed a shoot-out to see off Accrington at the first hurdle and 11 weeks on Steve Bruce’s men stepped up to the spot once again to keep their run in the competition going.

Back-up goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic was the hero, denying Riyad Mahrez – whose extra-time goal had been cancelled out by Abel Hernandez – and leaving David Meyler to strike home the decisive spot-kick against a much-changed Leicester.

Everton 1 – 1 Norwich City (Pen 4-3)

Hull City 1 – 1 Leicester City (Pen 5-4)

Sheffield Wednesday 3 – 0 Arsenal

Stoke City 1 – 1 Chelsea (Pen 5-4)

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