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The League Cup returns to Ewood Park!

David Dunn to be in attendance when the trophy returns to East Lancashire

15 February 2018

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Unbelievably, it's 16 years since Rovers lifted the League Cup at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Goals from Matt Jansen and Andy Cole were enough for Rovers to defeat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in the Welsh capital in February 2002 and the trophy will return to Ewood Park this coming Monday.

Rovers legend David Dunn, who played the full match in Cardiff, will also be in attendance to talk about his memories from that day.

On Monday, Chris Kamara and football impressionist Darren Farley are set to embark on an epic seven-day road trip to visit the 23 clubs that have won the League Cup ahead of the competition’s 2018 Final.  

The pair will be taking the famous three-handled trophy on a nationwide relay covering over 1,000 miles as they celebrate the history of the League Cup. 

On the way they’ll meet and share stories with legends from each winning side, culminating in a trip to Wembley Stadium on Sunday 25th February to deliver the trophy moments before kick-off ahead of the final between Arsenal and Manchester City.

The Trophy Relay will include stops at famous grounds and cities. Kamara and Farley will also be popping into players’ houses, club shops and will even take in special visits to iconic locations including Gladstone pottery museum in Stoke and the Birmingham Canal, where players from all of the winning West Midlands Clubs will board a boat with the Carabao Cup and go on a trip down memory lane. 

Kamara said: “The League Cup is a competition rich with history, over the past 50+ years there have been so many memorable finals with 23 different clubs lifting the trophy, from Liverpool to Luton.  

"I’m really looking forward to getting out onto the road with Darren and meeting players from each of the winning sides from the late 1960s all the way through to the present day. It will also be great to meet fans old and young who have enjoyed their team’s success at Wembley.” 

THE ROUTE

Monday 19 February

Manchester United

Manchester City

Liverpool

Blackburn Rovers

Leeds United

Tuesday 20 February

Middlesbrough

Sheffield Wednesday

Nottingham Forest

Wednesday 21 February

Stoke City

Leicester City

Aston Villa

Birmingham City

West Brom

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Thursday 22 February

Aston Villa

Norwich City

Luton Town

Oxford United

Friday 23 February

Swansea City

Swindon Town

Saturday 24 February

QPR

Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal

Sunday 25 February

Wembley Stadium


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