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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.


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Writer: Steve Brunt Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 27 2011

Time: 6:31PM

Your Comments

Certainly seemed to get the Villans absolutely hopping....congrats ;)
DubaiSpur
well done guys
jljyid
Pride of the City, proud of the lads and will be even prouder in europe next season
Jack Regan
Nice one boys. Loved the second goal. I'm still laughing.
Tottenham Hotcore
well done, you'll be playing in Europe & villa won't, when did that last happen?
arthur7171
From an Arsenal fan Congrats B'ham well played and good luck from here on to the end of the season
Armory
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
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
''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
well done birmingham great win
11ledleykings
Congrats!
Teddy_KGB
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
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
well done from all of us in the good part of north london....has made our weekend......
darrel999
congratulations from Chelsea. you boys deserved it!
Seanytrueblue
definetely shows what a bunch of t*ssers Arsenal really are... congrats, I guess.
delirium
Congratulations. Well deserved victory.
spurs1985
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.
P.Avfc
Well done guys, totally made up for you.
South Bank Tiger
Well done guys, very well deserved.
TheFamousNo7
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.
JimmyG
Well done from a Villa fan, deserved to beat Arsenal today. Is this the end of the Gypsy Curse??
Madirish
Congrats :)
Madaboutspurs
congrats from the billionaire's club... You deserve it and sure made my weekend....
bluemillionaire
From a villa fan - Well done and congratulations guys - you deserved it.
Pablo1978
Congrates B'Ham! You totally deserved the win yesterday. Good luck in Europe next seasons, we'll all be cheering you on!
MJBSpur
Nice one the BLUE's!!!!
YidoDave
Congrats to Birmingham, lets hope we knock you out if the FA Cup.
Muur
 

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