Manchester United defeat Southampton to win the EFL Cup

27 Feb 2017 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
2017 League Cup - Updates!

A late goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped Manchester United defeat Southampton 3-2 to lift the EFL Cup at Wembly Stadium on Sunday.

Zlatan scored the opening goal of the match in the 19th minute; Jesse Lingard doubled their lead.

Manolo Gabbiadini scored two goals in each half to equal the scores, but an 87th minute goal from Ibrahimovic sealed the game for ManU.

In context: 2017 League Cup - Updates!

HistoryThe League Cup

The League Cup is an annual football tournament for the domestic English football clubs.

It was first held in the year 1960-61 as the Football League Cup. The inaugural competition was won by Aston Villa.

The League Cup is considered as one of the top three football competitions in England, alongside the FA Cup and the Premier league.

Most League Cup wins by a club

Liverpool FC have the maximum number of League Cup titles in the history of the tournament. They have won the tournament eight times, with the first title coming in the year 1980-81 and the last in 2011-12. They have been runners-up four times.
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The 2016-17 EFL Cup

DetailsThe 2016-17 EFL Cup

The 57th season of the League Cup began on 8 August'16, with 92 teams from Premier League, Football League Championship, Football League One and Football League Two participating. From the current season, the tournament was renamed the EFL Cup.

The Premier League clubs entered the tournament in the third round, while the clubs from League One and Two started the competition in the first.

27 Feb 2017Manchester United defeat Southampton to win the EFL Cup

27 Feb 2017ManU becomes England's most successful football club

After winning the EFL trophy for the fifth time, Manchester United became the most successful English club, moving above their fierce rivals Liverpool.

Pocketing their 42nd major trophy on Sunday, they have one trophy more than Liverpool.

Manchester United have won 20 Premier League titles, 12 FA Cups, 3 European titles and 2 FIFA Club World Cups.