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League Cup: Patrick Vieira's wait for first win goes on as Crystal Palace suffer early exit
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League Cup: Patrick Vieira's wait for first win goes on as Crystal Palace suffer early exit

Despite the presence of Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, Palace once again drew a blank as an 86th minute goal from Ashley Fletcher condemned Vieira to his second defeat.

League Cup: Aymeric Laporte's goal helps Manchester City outclass Tottenham Hotspur to retain title
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League Cup: Aymeric Laporte's goal helps Manchester City outclass Tottenham Hotspur to retain title

Aymeric Laporte's header eight minutes from time finally ended Tottenham's resistance as their 13-year wait to win a trophy goes on.

English fans welcome Wembley return after making their voices heard
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English fans welcome Wembley return after making their voices heard

To get into Wembley, fans had to take a lateral flow coronavirus test at a designated site in the 24 hours before the game and produce evidence of a negative result.

League Cup: Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur clash in final after Super League debacle
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League Cup: Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur clash in final after Super League debacle

Given both clubs would gladly have turned their backs on the League Cup forever, it would be no surprise if there are protesters and dissenting voices among the 8,000 fans allowed into Wembley this weekend.

League Cup: Manchester City compound Arsenal’s woes with 4-1 win; Brentford enter semis for the first time
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League Cup: Manchester City compound Arsenal’s woes with 4-1 win; Brentford enter semis for the first time

Arteta made eight changes from Saturday's defeat at Everton, yet City made seven switches of their own and still went ahead in the blink of an eye.

League Cup: Manchester City, United breeze past Burnley, Brighton to reach quarter-finals; Everton also advance
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League Cup: Manchester City, United breeze past Burnley, Brighton to reach quarter-finals; Everton also advance

Guardiola's men would have won by an even bigger scoreline but for a fine display from Burnley keeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

League Cup: Jose Mourinho gets better of Frank Lampard as Tottenham see off Chelsea to reach quarter-finals
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League Cup: Jose Mourinho gets better of Frank Lampard as Tottenham see off Chelsea to reach quarter-finals

Going out of the League Cup was the latest setback for Lampard, whose side has only four points from its opening three Premier League games.

League Cup: Manchester City beat Bournemouth, Liverpool to face Arsenal twice next week after win
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League Cup: Manchester City beat Bournemouth, Liverpool to face Arsenal twice next week after win

Liverpool will face Arsenal twice at Anfield in three days next week after Jurgen Klopp's much-changed side hit Lincoln for seven with Takumi Minamino and Curtis Jones both scoring twice.

League Cup: Hat-trick for Kai Havertz as Chelsea stroll past Barnsley; wins for Arsenal, Newcastle, Everton
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League Cup: Hat-trick for Kai Havertz as Chelsea stroll past Barnsley; wins for Arsenal, Newcastle, Everton

Kai Havertz — signed for $92 million — announced himself in English football by scoring a first career hat-trick in Chelsea's 6-0 win over Barnsley in the third round of the League Cup

League Cup: Manchester United, West Ham advance to fourth round as multiple coronavirus cases cause chaos
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League Cup: Manchester United, West Ham advance to fourth round as multiple coronavirus cases cause chaos

In United's first meeting with Championship side Luton since 1992, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made 10 changes, giving full debuts to goalkeeper Dean Henderson and close-season signing Donny Van De Beek.

League Cup: Aston Villa defender Ezri Konsa's 'farcical' moment sees Leicester rescue semi-final first-leg draw
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League Cup: Aston Villa defender Ezri Konsa's 'farcical' moment sees Leicester rescue semi-final first-leg draw

Leicester, second in the league and the big pre-match favourites to win their semi-final, had 21 shots to Villa's three but struggled for fluidity in front of the visitors' stacked defensive line

League Cup: Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer berates Manchester United for 'worst' half of the season in derby loss to City
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League Cup: Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer berates Manchester United for 'worst' half of the season in derby loss to City

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has labelled his side’s first-half performance in Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final, first leg defeat their worst display of the season.

Liverpool discuss fielding two teams in two competitions on same day amid fixture chaos
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Liverpool discuss fielding two teams in two competitions on same day amid fixture chaos

Liverpool have debated with the English Football League the possibility of fielding two different teams on the same night across different competitions in December

Premier League: Jurgen Klopp says key factors in Liverpool's superb run have been downplaying hype, fighting like challengers
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Premier League: Jurgen Klopp says key factors in Liverpool's superb run have been downplaying hype, fighting like challengers

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said the key to his side's stunning Premier League run of 15 straight wins was not believing the hype as he prepared for a trip to newly promoted Sheffield United on Saturday.

Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea are 'not out to kill Kepa Arrizabalaga' despite Carabao Cup final debacle
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Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea are 'not out to kill Kepa Arrizabalaga' despite Carabao Cup final debacle

Taking about Kepa, Sarri said: 'I think he made a big mistake, but we need to be taller. We don't want to kill him. So there is a position from the club. For me the situation is finished. He is a young player (24), he made a mistake, but stop.'

Carabao Cup final showed Maurizio Sarri is Chelsea's man to keep for reasons far beyond his tactical masterclass
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Carabao Cup final showed Maurizio Sarri is Chelsea's man to keep for reasons far beyond his tactical masterclass

Chelsea may not have won the Carabao Cup on Sunday, but the game provided the Blues with enough evidence that Maurizio Sarri is the man to keep for things beyond much beyond his tactical performance.

Premier League: Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga fined for defying manager Maurizio Sarri during Carabao Cup final
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Premier League: Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga fined for defying manager Maurizio Sarri during Carabao Cup final

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has been fined a week's wages by the club after defying manager Maurizio Sarri and refusing to be substituted during the League Cup final on Sunday.

Carabao Cup: Kevin De Bruyne says winning quadruple would make Manchester City 'best team ever'
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Carabao Cup: Kevin De Bruyne says winning quadruple would make Manchester City 'best team ever'

"If you achieve a treble you must be considered the best team ever because nobody has done it," Kevin De Bruyne said.

Carabao Cup: Maurizio Sarri still has respect of Chelsea players, David Luiz says after Kepa Arrizabalaga incident
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Carabao Cup: Maurizio Sarri still has respect of Chelsea players, David Luiz says after Kepa Arrizabalaga incident

"The coach (Sarri) has the power over the group. He has our respect. For me, there is no problem. We all believe in his philosophy, we all believe in the way he wants us to play," David Luiz said.

Firstpost Spodcast Episode 150: Australia beat India in 1st T20I, Manchester City win Carabao Cup and more
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Firstpost Spodcast Episode 150: Australia beat India in 1st T20I, Manchester City win Carabao Cup and more

Welcome to Spodcast, where we cover the big sports headlines of the day. Today, we discuss Australia's thrilling last-ball win over India in 1st T20I, Manchester City's triumph in Carabao Cup final and other stories.