Top 10 League Cup Photos: Owen Hargreaves Returns With A 25-Yard Belter

Chris Wright

22nd, September 2011


By Chris Wright

Pies’ pick of the ten (just don’t count them, okay?) best photos from Wednesday evening’s League Cup action…

Brighton’s Craig Noone puts his hands on his head after seeing his dipping 20-yard drive clip the top of the Liverpool crossbar

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini rises highest to beat West Brom’s Jonas Olsson in the air

Brighton’s Ashley Barnes celebrates after pulling one back against Liverpool from the penalty spot

“Barcelona! It was the first time that we met…”

The relief is almost palpable as Owen Hargreaves momentarily banishes the memories of three long years of injury-riddled chagrin with a beautiful 25-yard strike 17 minutes into his Man City debut against Birmingham  – we’d bring you a clip of the goal, but the Football League are especially stingy with their content

After scoring his first goal for Liverpool since re-joining on deadline day earlier in the game, Craig Bellamy and Brighton’s Alan Navarro tussle for possession

Phil Neville demonstrates just which foot he managed to score his first ever League Cup goal with after notching Everton’s winner against West Brom in extra time

David Luiz celebrates after rolling home his penalty for Chelsea in the shootout against Fulham

Birmingham striker Nikola Zigic gives Man City’s Abdul Razak a helping hand with his cramp – or he’s stealing his boots in broad daylight, you decide…

Cardiff charge upfield to celebrate with keeper David Marshall after pipping Leicester 7-6 in the penalty shootout

Ross Turnbull turns around to see Fulham striker Bryan Ruiz’s decisive penalty cannon back off the crossbar to hand Chelsea the shootout victory

Last night’s League Cup scores in full…

Everton 2-1 West Brom (AET)
Southampton 2-1 Preston
Man City 2-0 Birmingham
Chelsea 0-0 Fulham (4-3 pens)
Cardiff 2-2 Leicester (7-6 pens)
Brighton 1-2 Liverpool

[Photos: PA]

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  1. Montesquieu says:

    Fellaini’s facial expression is quite special.

    Good on Hargreaves to get that goal, now if only he stays fit and healthy.

  2. Solihull United says:

    Chris the 9th picture the striker is BCFC striker Nikola Zigic helping Abdul Razak

    • Chris says:

      @Solihull Utd: Cheers dude. You may be able to tell that I pulled an unadvised ‘all-nighter’ last night. Standards have suffered somewhat today!

  3. :) says:

    happy to see hargreaves get off to a good start

    i like that photo of the player helping the opposition with a cramp- good sportsmanship


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