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Carling Cup Winners 2011 - BIRMINGHAM CITY

Carling Cup Winners 2011 - BIRMINGHAM CITY

City stunned Arsenal with an 89th-minute goal from substitute Obafemi Martins after a defensive mixup to win a dramatic League Cup final 2-1 on Sunday.

Martins, who came on just six minutes earlier, pounced on a blunder when defender Laurent Koscielny and goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny failed to clear and swept the ball into the empty net with extra time approaching.

Birmningham took the lead with a Nikola Zigic header after 28 minutes before Arsenal equalised 11 minutes later through Robin van Persie.

All the talk before the final had been of Arsenal ending their six-year wait for a trophy, but Birmingham's triumph ended a much longer drought, the win coming 48 years after they lifted the 1963 League Cup.


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Writer:Steve Brunt
Date:Sunday February 27 2011
Time: 6:31PM

Comments

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Certainly seemed to get the Villans absolutely hopping....congrats ;)
DubaiSpur
27/02/2011 18:35:00
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well done guys
jljyid
27/02/2011 18:36:00
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Pride of the City, proud of the lads and will be even prouder in europe next season
Jack Regan
27/02/2011 18:38:00
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Nice one boys. Loved the second goal. I'm still laughing.
Tottenham Hotcore
27/02/2011 18:45:00
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well done, you'll be playing in Europe & villa won't, when did that last happen?
arthur7171
27/02/2011 18:46:00
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From an Arsenal fan Congrats B'ham well played and good luck from here on to the end of the season
Armory
27/02/2011 18:51:00
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wow this was a 4 club final blue brum and lillywhite north london against red north ldn and strange colour brum quality some of the posts flying around
jljyid
27/02/2011 18:53:00
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well done to birmingham,what a great performance fully deserved.i hope your good form lasts except your match at the dw.great to see the arsenal fans crying.
johnney handsome
27/02/2011 18:53:00
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''Quote of the day'' The first/second major trophy Birmingham City have ever won. Shame its a Teacup!! The joys of football: ASTONVILLA.... we have won everythink there is to win in football..(8)
Blitz
27/02/2011 18:56:00
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well done birmingham great win
11ledleykings
27/02/2011 19:01:00
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