The League Cup, or what is commonly known by its main sponsorships name, currently The Capital One Cup, is a knockout competition which consists of only the 92 teams that make up the football league.
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The League Cup is one of England´s three major honours and, like the FA Cup, the winner is rewarded with a place in the following seasons Europa League. If a game isn´t decided over 90 minutes or extra time, then the match is decided on a penalty shootout that night, no replays. The only change in this is at the semi-final stage where the tie is settled over two legs at the grounds of the semi-finalists.
It has traditionally been approached with a low priority by most top flight clubs; this is usually down to the financial value of qualifying for the Champions League or maintaining Premier League status. Many managers believe they don ´t have the strength in depth in their squads to challenge on 3 fronts in a football season. The last decade however has seen an upturn in the competitions popularity. Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have all won the trophy on several occasions and the League Cup has given us some of the most exciting games in recent memory.
Liverpool have won the League Cup more times than anyone else with a total of 7 wins, their most recent coming in 2012 after they beat Cardiff City on penalties. The current holders are Swansea City who ended League Two side Bradford City´s fairytale story by beating them 5-0 at Wembley. Bradford shocked the whole nation by defeating not one, not two but three Premier League teams on their way to Wembley, including beating inaugural winners Aston Villa over a 2 leg semi-final.
The 2012/2013 season was a great advertisement for the Capital One Cup. Arsenal defeating Reading 7-5 before becoming one of Bradford´s victims, Chelsea´s 5-4 win over Manchester United and Swansea´s record breaking 5-0 win in the final are just a few stand out moments.
With a place in Europe at stake, it is no surprise that the standard of competition is getting higher and higher in this competition, and if the last few seasons are anything to go by, then watching the Capital One Cup is a must for football fans everywhere.
Watch Live Capital One League Cup Football on TV
Watch live Capital One League Cup football on TV in pubs and bars throughout the UK. On this page we have put together all the Capital One League Cup football on TV on Sky Sports.