Man City wins League Cup beating Liverpool
Manchester City won the League Cup by beating Liverpool in the final. The two sides went into penalty shoot-out after the match ended in a 1-1 draw after extra time at the Wembley Stadium. City's goalkeeper Willy Caballero saved spot kicks from Lucas Leiva, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana while Yaya Toure slotted home the winning kick as Manuel Pellegrini's side triumphed 3-1.
What is the Football League Cup?
The League Cup is an annual knockout association football competition in men's domestic English football. It is one of the three major honours of the domestic football season. Organised by The Football League, it is open to any club in the top four levels (Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two) of the English football league system - 92 clubs in total.
League Cup also called the Capital One Cup
For sponsorship reasons, from 2012 through to 2016 the Football League Cup was also known as Capital One Cup.
How does the tournament progress?
Beginning each August, the tournament features 92 clubs in a straight knock-out format across seven rounds, with the semi-finals played over two legs. Premier League clubs enter the competition in Round-Two with clubs that have qualified for the Champions League or Europa League joining in Round-Three. League Cup culminates in a final at Wembley Stadium, with the winner qualifying for the subsequent Europa League.
Most successful club
Liverpool are the most successful club in the history of League Cup tournament with a total of eight wins. The last champions (2014-15) of the cup were Chelsea.
The 2015-16 Capital One Cup
2015-16 Capital One Cup was the 56th season of the Football League Cup. It began on 11 August 2015 and concluded on 28 February 2016. Four teams - Stoke City, Everton, Liverpool and Manchester City qualified for semifinals winning the fifth round. While Liverpool beat Stoke city on penalties to book a spot in final, Man City beat Everton with a 4-3 aggregate score.
Interesting match statistics
2015-16 League Cup is the fourth win for Manchester City who previously won it in 1970, 1976, and 2014. Incidentally, this was also the fourth league cup final loss for Liverpool. This was only the fourth time that Liverpool have lost a penalty shootout, having faced 18 in total. Liverpool had previously won all five cup finals that went to a penalty shootout.Share this timeline