Capital One Cup Final – Manchester City vs Sunderland: Open Thread

For viewers in the United States, the 2013/14 Capital One Cup Final between Manchester City and Sunderland kicks off at 9am ET on beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS Espanol.

The match to determine who will be the League Cup winner will be televised live from Wembley Stadium in London, England. The commentary will feature Ross Dyer and Ian Joy.

Will it be Manchester City lifting the trophy today? Or can Sunderland cause a shock upset?

Programming note: For viewers in the United States, the Capital One Cup Final will be shown live on beIN SPORTS and Dishworld at 9am ET on Sunday. Even if you don’t have a TV subscription to beIN SPORTS or beIN SPORTS Espanol, you can access those channels via online streaming service DishWorld for $10/month. Read our review of DishWorld. And sign up for DishWorld via their website.

Starting line-ups:

Manchester City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Demichelis, Kolarov, Nasri, Toure, Fernandinho, Silva, Aguero, Dzeko

Subs: Hart, Clichy, Lescott, Milner, Garcia, Navas, Negredo

Sunderland: Mannone, Bardsley, Alonso, O’Shea (c), Brown, Cattermole, Colback, Ki, Larsson, Johnson, Borini

Subs: Ustari, Gardner, Fletcher, Celustka, Giaccherini, Vergini, Scocco

The 53rd League Cup final will take place at Wembley this Sunday, with Manchester City taking on Sunderland. Manchester City have had a relatively straight forward route to the final, with their 2-0 win away at Newcastle the toughest test before they went on to beat West ham 9-0 on aggregate in the semi-final. Sunderland, however, have overcome Chelsea, after being a goal down and beat City’s rivals, Manchester United, on penalties, after a dramatic second leg at Old Trafford.

Before, during or after today’s League Cup final, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

24 thoughts on “Capital One Cup Final – Manchester City vs Sunderland: Open Thread”

  1. So much for the beIN SPORT pre-match build-up to the Capital One Cup. It’s been an “advertisement” for La Liga so far.

  2. This is what pisses me off”. BeIN Sport everywhere else is showing the world feed … Only in America do we get the pretenders in Miami

    beinsport you have lost ALL CREDiBILILiTY


  3. Great goal by Fabio Borini, proving his doubters wrong again. Liverpool have a great asset in this Italian.

  4. beIN SPORTS needs two or three channels to handle all of the rights they have. Hence the situation where beIN SPORT won’t be able to show the trophy celebration live at the end of the League Cup game. Instead, they’ll be showing it during half time of the Atletico vs Real Madrid game.

    beIN SPORTS has got to be praying there’s no extra time in this game. Otherwise, it’ll run into a huge issue trying to decide what to do with the Madrid derby game.

  5. Great fight back by City, great win in the end. Sunderland played pretty well in first half, but City’s quality was too much. Pells finally wins his first trophy, hopefully the first of many more to come.

  6. We’ve seen Birmingham and Wigan win cup finals then get relegated in recent years, so maybe there’s a silver lining for the Black Cats.But it would’ve been nice for their long -suffering fans if they had won

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