EFL Cup semi-final first leg results

Highlights of the EFL Cup Semi-final first-leg between Manchester United v Hull City and Southampton v Liverpool

Southampton will go into their EFL Cup semi-final second leg at Anfield against Liverpool with a 1-0 lead after a dominant display by the Saints at St Mary's Stadium. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp who had a bad day at the office, admitted goalkeeper Loris Karius was key to keeping Liverpool's hopes of EFL Cup victory alive against Southampton by stopping them from scoring more goals. Saints manager Claude Puel rued a string of missed chances as Southampton failed to put Liverpool completely out of the EFL Cup after the semi-final first leg. A confident Southampton will hold on for victory and a spot in the final at Wembley as they battle Liverpool in the return match! Claude Puel's side have the edge ahead of the second leg at Anfield, thanks to Nathan Redmond's first-half strike. Things should have been much better for the Saints, however Redmond failed to convert three clear chances. Liverpool were unable to score a single goal and seemed to be only a shadow of their usual selves throughout the clash. The Reds are lucky not to be completely out of the tie.

Southampton’s Nathan Redmond scored the only goal of the game but also had first-half chances saved by Loris Karius on either side of his strike. The defeat follows draws against Sunderland in the Premier League and Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup, meaning Liverpool have gone three without a win for the first time this season. To date, the Reds have conceded more Premier League goals than any other team in the top six. Jurgen Klopp admitted that Southampton’s 1-0 win over Liverpool was deserved. "We should have been more clear in our passing," said Klopp. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was sorely missed in the Reds’ three-game winless run. Henderson left the field with injury during the second-half of their win over Manchester City. Sadio Mane's absence was also felt. Philippe Coutinho returned from injury for the final half hour in the defeat to Southampton

"You could see immediately just in a few moments how important he is," said Klopp.

Looking ahead, Jose Mourinho will not rest his Man United first-team regulars for the EFL Cup semi-final second leg tie against Hull since the Portugese manager believes the semi-final against Hull is massively important in terms of potential silverware for his club. United are potentially three games away from Mourinho’s first Manchester United trophy since replacing Louis van Gaal as manager last summer, with the side preparing for their second tie against Hull and a potential final trip to Wembley if they emerge triumphant. Mourinho has his eyes firmly set on lifting the trophy at Wembley when next month’s EFL Final takes place and will face Hull with all the power they have.

Mourinho’s record in the EFL Cup is better than his main rival. Jürgen Klopp who reached the final last season. Of note, Antonio Conte’s and Pep Guardiola’s maiden EFL Cup campaigns ended in early elimination. Arsene Wenger and Mauricio Pochettino have never won the trophy. However, Mourinho won the trophy twice with Chelsea.

“For big clubs, a competition is a competition. I was never good at choosing competitions. You get a very busy fixture list but you are in these competitions to try and win,” he added. “I always felt it is a cup. I won it twice in Cardiff but at Wembley the meaning is better. Why not try. We are going to try. Hull have a new manager, Marco Silva, an intelligent guy who will organize his team for sure. We will try.”


The EFL Cup was formerly called the Capital One Cup or Carling Cup. The EFL semi-finals second-leg ties are coming up featuring Manchester United, Hull, Liverpool FC and Southampton. Buy EFL Cup tickets for Manchester United and Liverpool securely online through the secure booking system! Manchester United tickets and Liverpool tickets are for sale now for all 2017 fixtures! On January 25, Liverpool host Southampton at Anfield Road in their return second-leg tie. On January 26, Manchester United travel to clash with Hull City at KC Stadium in their return match. The exciting EFL Cup final will take place at Wembley Stadium in London on February 26, 2017. Great guaranteed, legal, authentic EFL tickets and EFL Final 2017 tickets are still available at a variety of prices from

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The current EFL (English Football League Cup) champions are Manchester City after defeating Liverpool on penalties in an amazing 2016 EFL Cup Final at Wembley. Liverpool who are still in the game to get a spot in the final match, are winners of the cup a record eight times and finalists in 2016.

EFL CUP RESULTS 1960 - 2016
*won on penalties

Capital One Cup

  • 2015-16 Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City*
  • 2014-15 Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2013-14 Manchester City 3-1 Sunderland
  • 2012-13 Bradford City 0-5 Swansea City

Carling Cup

  • 2011-12 Cardiff City 2-2 Liverpool*
  • 2010-11 Arsenal 1-2 Birmingham City
  • 2009-10 Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester United
  • 2008-09 Manchester United* 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2007-08 Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Chelsea*
  • 2006-07 Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal
  • 2005-06 Manchester United 4-0 Wigan Athletic
  • 2004-05 Chelsea 3-2 Liverpool
  • 2003-04 Middlesbrough 2-1 Bolton Wanderers

Worthington Cup

  • 2002-03 Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United
  • 2001-02 Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2000-01 Liverpool* 1-1 Birmingham City
  • 1999-00 Leicester City 2-1 Tranmere Rovers
  • 1998-99 Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Leicester City

Coca-Cola Cup

  • 1997-98 Chelsea 2-0 Middlesbrough
  • 1996-97 Leicester City 1-1 Middlesbrough ((Replay: Leicester City 1-0 Middlesbrough)
  • 1995-96 Aston Villa 3-0 Leeds United
  • 1994-95 Liverpool 2-1 Bolton Wanderers
  • 1993-94 Aston Villa 3-1 Manchester United
  • 1992-93 Arsenal 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Rumbelows Cup

  • 1991-92 Manchester United 1-0 Nottingham Forest
  • 1990-91 Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Manchester United

Littlewoods Cup

  • 1989-90 Nottingham Forest 1-0 Oldham Athletic
  • 1988-89 Nottingham Forest 3-1 Luton Town
  • 1987-88 Luton Town 3-2 Arsenal
  • 1986-87 Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool

Milk Cup

  • 1985-86 Oxford United 3-0 Queens Park Rangers
  • 1984-85 Norwich City 1-0 Sunderland
  • 1983-84 Liverpool 0-0 Everton (Replay: Liverpool 1-0 Everton)
  • 1982-83 Liverpool 2-1 Manchester United
  • 1981-82 Liverpool 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur

The Football League Cup

  • 1980-81 Liverpool 1-1 West Ham United (Replay: Liverpool 2-1 West Ham United)
  • 1979-80 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Nottingham Forest
  • 1978-79 Nottingham Forest 3-2 Southampton
  • 1977-78 Nottingham Forest 0-0 Liverpool (Replay: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Liverpool)
  • 1976-77 Aston Villa 0-0 Everton (First replay: Aston Villa 1-1 Everton) (Second replay: Aston Villa 3-2 Everton)
  • 1975-76 Manchester City 2-1 Newcastle United
  • 1974-75 Aston Villa 1-0 Norwich City
  • 1973-74 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Manchester City
  • 1972-73 Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Norwich City
  • 1971-72 Stoke City 2-1 Chelsea
  • 1970-71 Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Aston Villa
  • 1969-70 Manchester City 2-1 West Bromwich Albion
  • 1968-69 Swindon Town 3-1 Arsenal
  • 1967-68 Leeds United 1-0 Arsenal
  • 1966-67 Queens Park Rangers 3-2 West Bromwich Albion
  • 1965-66 1st leg: West Bromwich Albion 1-2 West Ham United, 2nd leg: West Bromwich Albion 4-1 West Ham United
  • 1964-65 1st leg: Chelsea 3-2 Leicester City, 2nd leg: Chelsea 0-0 Leicester City
  • 1963-64 1st leg: Leicester City 1-1 Stoke City, 2nd leg: Leicester City 3-2 Stoke City
  • 1962-63 1st leg: Birmingham City 3-1 Aston Villa, 2nd leg: Birmingham City 0-0 Aston Villa
  • 1961-62 1st leg: Norwich City 3-0 Rochdale, 2nd leg: Norwich City 1-0 Rochdale
  • 1960-61 1st leg: Aston Villa 0-2 Rotherham United, 2nd leg: Aston Villa 3-0 Rotherham