Capital One Cup Final: Arsenal 2-1 Reading


Arsenal have lifted their third Football League Cup, and first since 1993, after a 2-1 win over Reading at Wembley this afternoon. Last year’s Europa League winners were behind to the runaway Championship leaders when Danny Rose headed Reading in front midway through the first-half, but two quick goals before the break turned the game around.

Kenny Gordon fired Arsenal level with his first competitive goal for the club, as Arsène Wenger played a largely second-string side ahead of their trip to AC Milan on Tuesday. Four minutes later, in first-half stoppage time, Miroslav Stoch cut inside and drilled Arsenal in front with only his second goal following a £12m move from Fenerbahçe.

It’s the first time since 2005 that Arsenal have won trophies in consecutive years under Wenger when a FA Cup win over Manchester United followed their undefeated 2003-04 Premier League campaign.