Cardiff pay penalty as Liverpool take English League trophy

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  • Monday, February 27, 2012
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    Liverpool players celebrate defeating Cardiff City, winning the English League Cup at the final soccer match at Wembley Stadium, in London.
    February 26,2012(AFP)- Liverpool ended their six-year trophy drought on Sunday after winning a penalty shoot-out victory over Championship side Cardiff in the League Cup final at Wembley.
    The Merseysiders just about held their nerve in an error-strewn penalty decider, prevailing 3-2 after the two sides had finished locked at 2-2 after a thrilling period of extra-time.
    The Premier League club's shoot-out victory was clinched when Cardiff substitute Anthony Gerrard - cousin of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard - shot wide with Cardiff's fifth and final spot-kick.
    The Cardiff player's miss came after Liverpool had seen Steven Gerrard's opening spot-kick saved and Charlie Adam's second blazed over the bar.


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