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Today marks the first English cup final of 2011 pitting Arsenal against Birmingham City in the Carling Cup Final at Wembley Stadium in London. The match is massive for both teams (and supporters). And hopefully it’ll be an entertaining two-sided affair.

But before the League Cup Final kicks off at 11am ET, there are two Premier League matches earlier in the morning featuring West Ham United against Liverpool (8:30am ET) followed by Manchester City versus Fulham (10am ET). The Hammers will be desperate for a win to lift them off the bottom of the Premier League table. Liverpool will want to continue their progress under new manager Kenny Dalglish. At the same time, Manchester City will want to push on and to try to close the gap between third place and second. Fulham, meanwhile, will want to move further away from the drop zone in the Premier League.

Before, during and after the games on Sunday, use the comments section below to post your questions, rants and observations. And feel free to vote to see if you can pick who will win the 2011 Carling Cup.

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