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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.



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The Journalist

Writer: Steve Brunt Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 27 2011

Time: 6:31PM

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Certainly seemed to get the Villans absolutely hopping....congrats ;)
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27/02/2011 18:35:00

well done guys
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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
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27/02/2011 18:38:00

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

well done, you'll be playing in Europe & villa won't, when did that last happen?
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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27/02/2011 18:56:00

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

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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
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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
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27/02/2011 19:34:00

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

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

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

Congratulations. Well deserved victory.
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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.
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27/02/2011 20:59:00

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

Well done guys, very well deserved.
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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.
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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??
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27/02/2011 23:14:00

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

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

From a villa fan - Well done and congratulations guys - you deserved it.
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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!
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28/02/2011 09:35:00

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

Congrats to Birmingham, lets hope we knock you out if the FA Cup.
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