Birmingham City - Carling Cup Winners 2011 - BIRMINGHAM CITY
UK time is: 21:59:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.

Report when Foxy returns from Wembley.



Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Steve Brunt Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 27 2011

Time: 6:31PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Certainly seemed to get the Villans absolutely hopping....congrats ;)
Report Abuse
27/02/2011 18:35:00

well done guys
Report Abuse
27/02/2011 18:36:00

Pride of the City, proud of the lads and will be even prouder in europe next season
Jack Regan
Report Abuse
27/02/2011 18:38:00

Nice one boys. Loved the second goal. I'm still laughing.
Tottenham Hotcore
Report Abuse
27/02/2011 18:45:00

well done, you'll be playing in Europe & villa won't, when did that last happen?
Report Abuse
27/02/2011 18:46:00

From an Arsenal fan Congrats B'ham well played and good luck from here on to the end of the season
Report Abuse
27/02/2011 18:51:00

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
Report Abuse
27/02/2011 18:53:00

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
Report Abuse
27/02/2011 18:53:00

''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)
Report Abuse
27/02/2011 18:56:00

well done birmingham great win
Report Abuse
27/02/2011 19:01:00

Report Abuse
27/02/2011 19:24:00

Congratulations Blues. You deserved that. A bit gutting conceeding so late in the game but that's football. Our wait for a trophy goes on.
Wyn Mills
Report Abuse
27/02/2011 19:27:00

Congratulations from everyone at Vital Ipswich - we might have wounded Arsenal in the semis, but your boys Kept Right On to shoot the Gunners dead. Well done.
Darren C
Report Abuse
27/02/2011 19:34:00

well done from all of us in the good part of north london....has made our weekend......
Report Abuse
27/02/2011 19:44:00

congratulations from Chelsea. you boys deserved it!
Report Abuse
27/02/2011 19:56:00

definetely shows what a bunch of t*ssers Arsenal really are... congrats, I guess.
Report Abuse
27/02/2011 20:14:00

Congratulations. Well deserved victory.
Report Abuse
27/02/2011 20:39:00

Well done, end of the day you might be our rivals but the spirit of your team was exceptional. As a villa fan i have 2 add and insult as it's part of the job, it's your second trophy in birmingham history which in itself is embarrassing, so villa will and always will be the pride of the midlands.
Report Abuse
27/02/2011 20:59:00

Well done guys, totally made up for you.
South Bank Tiger
Report Abuse
27/02/2011 21:08:00

Well done guys, very well deserved.
Report Abuse
27/02/2011 21:09:00

Well done Blues from a Villa fan. Easily the better team today. Arsenal should have been down to 10 men of course (just as Man Ure should have been in the final last year!). In the end it didn't matter because you outfought and outplayed Arsenal.
Report Abuse
27/02/2011 21:48:00

Well done from a Villa fan, deserved to beat Arsenal today. Is this the end of the Gypsy Curse??
Report Abuse
27/02/2011 23:14:00

Congrats :)
Report Abuse
28/02/2011 06:39:00

congrats from the billionaire's club... You deserve it and sure made my weekend....
Report Abuse
28/02/2011 08:21:00

From a villa fan - Well done and congratulations guys - you deserved it.
Report Abuse
28/02/2011 08:50:00

Congrates B'Ham! You totally deserved the win yesterday. Good luck in Europe next seasons, we'll all be cheering you on!
Report Abuse
28/02/2011 09:35:00

Nice one the BLUE's!!!!
Report Abuse
28/02/2011 16:16:00

Congrats to Birmingham, lets hope we knock you out if the FA Cup.
Report Abuse
01/03/2011 16:54:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Birmingham Fans Paid £14.08 per game? (Wednesday October 7 2015)

Gray's Best Position (Wednesday October 7 2015)

Should Maghoma Start? (Tuesday October 6 2015)

Rowett Shaping the Youth Squad (Tuesday October 6 2015)

Archived Birmingham City Articles

List All Vital Birmingham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. WayCoolBlue 17
2. BcfcTom 7
3. Sask 4
4. HappyBlueHarry 2
5. Chrisblues 2

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Brighton 10 6 4 0 6 22
2. Middlesbrough 10 6 2 2 10 20
3. Reading 10 5 3 2 9 18
4. Birmingham 10 5 3 2 6 18
5. Hull City 10 5 3 2 6 18
6. Burnley 10 5 3 2 3 18
7. Derby County 10 4 5 1 5 17

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Brentford Fans Paid £14.08 per game?
Brentford : 07/10/2015 21:00:01
Bolton Fans Paid £14.08 per game?
Bolton : 07/10/2015 19:35:01
Birmingham Fans Paid £14.08 per game?
Birmingham : 07/10/2015 19:30:00
Brighton Paid £20.68 Per Game?
Brighton : 07/10/2015 19:04:01
Colunga Departs The Amex
Brighton : 07/10/2015 18:59:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will Birmingham City Make The Play-Offs?
Suggested By:  Sask
Yes 45%
No 55%