Carling Cup Final 2012
Cardiff City vs Liverpool-  Photo Gallery
Sunday 26th February

 

 

By Adam Higgins
Chief Football Editor 

 

 

Cardiff City fans were wearing masks of manager Malky Mackay outside Wembley ahead of the final

 

Liverpool fans celebrate behind the pyrotechnics at Wembley before the match began

 

Managers Kenny Dalglish and Malky Mackay look on from the technical area as Cardiff's Andrew Taylor takes on Liverpool's Jordan Henderson

 

Cardiff City take the lead through young Joe Mason and the players huddle to show their congratulations

 

36-year old referee Mark Clattenburg gestures as he took charge of his first ever match at Wembley Stadium

Defender Martin Skrtel (above) shoots low past Tom Heaton to equalise for Liverpool on the hour mark

 

Kenny Miller had a great chance to snatch the winner for Cardiff in the last three minutes but volleyed over

 

Dirk Kuyt came off the bench to give Liverpool the lead in the 108th minute as Cardiff players looked dejected

 

Former Coventry defender Ben Turner was on hand to level once again two minutes before the end of extra-time for the Bluebirds

 

Anthony Gerrard sits on the Wembley pitch after missing the spot-kick which puts the trophy in the hands of his cousin- and Liverpool 


 

Liverpool players run towards the goal after winning on penalties in the League Cup final

 

Reds skipper Steven Gerrard consoles younger cousin- Cardiff's Anthony Gerrard- after his costly penalty miss

 

Gerrard lifted Liverpool's first trophy in six years- their first League Cup since 2003

 

The Liverpool squad celebrate their triumph in the Carling Cup final beating Cardiff 3-2 on penalties

 

Liverpool continued to celebrate their victory as they maintained their record of being the most successful team in League Cup history

Click here for the Carling Cup Final 2012 match report

 

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