Liverpool managed to emerge victorious against Cardiff City at this year's Carling Cup final by just a whisker, pulling off a win on penalties.

This year's Carling Cup finals, between the two sides, proved to be quite an encounter. Cardiff City, after getting an early strike through Mason (19'), were trailing behind 1-2, after two strikes from Skrtel and Kuyt at the 60th and 108th minute respectively put Liverpool on front.

With time against them, Cardiff City somehow managed to equalize, via Turner at the 118th minute, with only two minutes of extra time to spare.

And although Steven Gerrard and Miller both missed Liverpool's opening two penalties, The Reds managed to win their eighth Carling Cup on 3-2 Penalties, after Steven Gerrard's cousin Anthony Gerrard missed a crucial penalty for Cardiff City.

Check out the photos of this exciting encounter:

Also check out this video showing the match highlights:

Liverpool's Jamie Carragher and Cardiff City's Rudy Gestede (above) battle for the ball.Press Association
Cardiff City's Joe Mason, right, beats Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina to score a goal during their English League Cup final soccer match at Wembley Stadium, London, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.Press Association
Liverpool's Luis Suarez looks on as his header hits the post.Press Association
Liverpool's Steven Gerrard (right) and Cardiff City's Aron Gunnarsson battle for the ball.Press Association
Liverpool's Glen Johnson (centre) and Jordan Henderson (left) in action with Cardiff City's Kenny Miller (right).Press Association
Liverpool's Craig Bellamy (left) and Cardiff City's Filip Kiss battle for the ball.Press Association
Cardiff City's Ben Turner (right) scores a late equaliser to make the score 2-2 deep into extra-time.Press Association
Liverpool's Gerrard challenges Cardiff City's Gestede during their English League Cup final soccer match in London.Press Association
Liverpool's Gerrard has his penalty saved by Cardiff City's Heaton.Reuters
Liverpool's players react after winning on penalties against Cardiff City.Reuters
Liverpool's players react after winning on penalties against Cardiff City.Reuters
Liverpool's Gerrard celebrates with Carragher and son James with the trophy after their English League Cup final soccer match against Cardiff City in London.Reuters
Liverpool's players celebrate after their English League Cup final soccer match against Cardiff City at Wembley Stadium in London.Reuters
Cardiff City's Gerrard reacts after their English League Cup final soccer match against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium.Reuters
Cardiff City's Gerrard and McNaughton react after their English League Cup final soccer match against Liverpool.Reuters