Capital One Cup Final
Full time: Manchester City 3-1 Sunderland
Full time: Aston Villa 4-1 Norwich City
Full time: Swansea City 1-1 Crystal Palace
Full time: Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Cardiff City
18:30: Well what an afternoon. Manchester City claim the first piece of silverware of the season after coming from behind to beat Sunderland.
In the Premier League, Aston Villa blow away Norwich City while Tottenham edge to victory over Cardiff City. Finally, Crystal Palace get a crucial point at 10-man Swansea City.
That's all we've got time for on this Sunday evening. We switch to the international break this week so until next time, goodbye.
Full time: Swansea City 1-1 Crystal Palace
18:23: Four added minutes at the Liberty Stadium. Palace searching for a winner against 10-man Swansea
Full time: Tottenham 1-0 Cardiff City
Full time: Aston Villa 4-1 Norwich City
18:18: Into four added minutes at White Hart Lane where Spurs still hold a slight lead over Cardiff, whose threat has wilted.
18:16: Late drama at the Liberty Stadium. Glenn Murray nicks the ball away from Vorm and is closing in on goal before being felled by last man Chico Flores. Despite the incident taking place outside the area Mike Dean points to the spot and sends off Flores. Murray steps up and tucks the spot kick into the top corner for his first Premier League goal. Game turned on its head.
Goal: Swansea City 1-1 Crystal Palace (Glenn Murray)
Red card: Chico Flores (Swansea City)
Penalty for Crystal Palace
18:10: Now Vorm saves from Jerome. Palace finally looking threatening but only 12 minutes to salage anything from this one against Swansea.
18:08: An effort of note rom Crystal Palace. Cameron Jerome heads across goal from a high hanging cross and Glenn Murray turns and shoots but Vorm easily claims the ball.
18:06: Norwich have prevented a complete mauling in this second half and have marginally been the better side in attack. Substitute Johan Elmander has had the best chance, dragging well wide in the inside right channel of the penalty area.
18:02: In case you were considering checking out the highlights of Swansea City v Crystal Palace later this evening may I suggest you don't bother. It's been a complete shocker. Palace have offered nothing and such is the ease of the game so far for Swansea, Wayne Routledge has been doing kick-ups in the corner.
17:52: Daelhi and Mutch on for Cardiff in a double change from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Tottenham haven't killed them off yet. Meanwhile, at the Liberty Palace have dominated possession so far in the second period but yet to really test Michel Vorm.
17:46: Cardiff aren't going away here and they want a penalty as Dembele clumsily takes down Kim. No spot kick says Phil Dowd.
17:41: Almost a penalty for Tottenham as Declan John fouls Aaron Lennon, an incident which is adjudged to have taken place just outside the area. The subsequent free-kick is easily saved by Marshall from Andros Townsend.
17:38: And finally we've restarted at the Liberty Stadium. Some four minutes behind the rest.
17:34: And now we're back under way at Villa Park. Still awaiting the players at the Liberty Stadium.
17:33: Second half under way at White Hart Lane.
17:22: Fantastic first half all round in the Premier League. Villa have run riot against Norwich with four goals in 17 minutes after Wes Hoolahan gave the visitors the lead. Swansea lead against Palace through Jonathan de Guzman's goal while Roberto Soldado has Tottenham ahead over Cardiff. Eight goals across three games so far. More of the same please.
Half time: Swansea City 1-0 Crystal Palace
Half time: Aston Villa 4-1 Norwich City
Half time: Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Cardiff City
17:13: After looking rock solid last week against Spurs, Norwich have been all at sea this afternoon and the points are staying at Villa Park after a fourth first half goal. Fabian Delph's cross is a good one and Bassong, facing his own goal, hammers into the roof of his own net. Total capitulation for the Canaries
Goal: Aston Villa 4-1 Norwich City (Sebastian Bassong own goal)
17:09: Norwich are almost level as Guzan saves twice from Hoolahan and Chris Hughton's side may well rue those misses as Villa plunder a third. In another break which has haunted teams on the road Wiemann feeds Bacuna who cuts inside Olsson and curls into the far corner.
Goal: Aston Villa 3-1 Norwich City (Leandro Bacuna)
17:05: Four goals in as many minutes in the Premier League. Don't know where to look!
Lets starts at Villa Park where Christian Benteke has single handedly pulled Villa ahead over Norwich. The first came from a spectacular overhead kick from Vlaar's hoofed ball forward before the second saw him head home from a corner.
At the Liberty Stadium, Swansea lead with a typical goal from Garry Monk's side. Williams, Bony and Canas comebine in a tidy passing move before Jonathan de Guzman is release, who tucks beyond Speroni.
Finally, at White Hart Lane, Roberto Soldado has broken his goal duck with a finely taken goal. Fed by Adebayor, the Spaniard takes one touch to control and the second to plant into the corner before Marshall can set himself. Cardiff should be level though as Steven Caulker, on his return to north London, heads onto the crossbar from three yards out.
Goal: Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Cardiff City (Roberto Soldado)
Goal: Aston Villa 2-1 Norwich City (Christian Benteke)
Goal: Swansea City 1-0 Crystal Palace
Goal: Aston Villa 1-1 Norwich City (Christian Benteke)
16:53: Updates from the Liberty Stadium have been consipuous by their absence and that's because there has been little to comment on in south Wales. Pablo Hernandez has been forced off however and replaced by Jose Canas.
16:52: Cardiff can't get hold of Michael Dawson at the moment and perhaps the most presentable chance of his three comes and goes after 20 minutes. naughton's corner from the right targets the near post and Dawson leaps and flicks unmarked by wide of the far post.
16:50: Two efforts from Michael Dawson in as many minutes. First he heads straight at Marshall from a free-kick before he volley's ambitiously wide with his left foot.
16:45: Emmanuel Adebayor scored twice in midweek but his finishing touch evades him as Andros Townsend's cross beats the first defender but the Togo international's outstreched foot can't make contract. Now Dembele takes aim and Marshall can only parry. Home side well on top.
16:37: Tottenham have started the brighter against Cardiff but a half chance for the visitors as Craig Bellamy takes aim from a free-kick from range but the effort is hopelessly over the bar.
16:35: Just three minutes gone and we have our first goal. Wes Hoolahan, who wanted to join Villa in january, turns in Gary Hooper's cross to give Norwich the lead. Great start for the visitors.
Goal: Aston Villa 0-1 Norwich City (Wes Hoolahan)
16:30: Under way at White Hart Lane and Villa Park.
16:26: Teams in the tunnel a Villa Park, the Liberty Stadium and White Hart Lane. Our focus will be across those three games with updates as the goals go in.
16:24: Away from the battle to escape the drop, Tottenham are fighting for a top four spot and must surely win today to keep their hopes alive. After Liverpool's win at Southampton they lie seven points off fourth place Manchester City. Tim Sherwood's side recovered to beat FC Dnipro in midweek but the challenge facing them in the final 11 games of the season is somewhat more substancial.
16:17: With five of the bottom eight in action this afternoon it really is about the battle for relegation this late Sunday afternoon. Cardiff City, 19th, travel to top four chasing Tottenham, 13th place Swansea host 16th place Crystal Palace and 14th face 15th as Aston Villa take on Norwich City in the Paul Lambert derty at Villa Park.
Aston Villa v Norwich City
Aston Villa: Guzan, Bacuna, Vlaar, Baker, Bertrand, Westwood, Delph, El Ahmadi, Weimann, Benteke, Agbonlahor.
Norwich City: Ruddy, Martin, Yobo, Bassong, Olsson, Tettey, Johnson, Snodgrass, Hoolahan, Redmond, Hooper.
Swansea City v Crystal Palace
Swansea City: Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies, Britton, De Guzman, Dyer, Hernandez, Routledge, Bony
Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Parr, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Ledley, Bolasie, Ince, Chamakh.
Tottenham Hotspur v Cardiff City
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Naughton, Dawson, Vertonghen, Fryers, Lennon, Dembele, Paulinho, Townsend, Adebayor, Soldado
Cardiff City: Marshall, Caulker, Turner, Medel, Campbell, Kim, Gunnarsson, Cala, Fabio, Bellamy, John.
16:06: After the drama at Wembley we turn our attention to the rigours of the Premier League and there are three games to stuck into. Team news on the way.
16:04: Manuel Pellegrini breaks his major trophy duck in his first season at Manchester City. Second half goals from Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri and Jesus Navas helped the favourites claim victory after Sunderland had threatened a shock after Fabio Borini's first half goal. A thrilling final. Vincent Kompany lifts the trophy and City can celebrate. Could this be the first of four?
Full time: Manchester City 3-1 Sunderland - Manchester City win the Capital One Cup
15:49: Manchester City secure the League Cup with a killer third goa. City have five against two on the break and Toure feeds Navas who beats Mannone at his near post. City are celebrating and Sunderland are going to leave Wembley disappointed.
Goal: Manchester City 3-1 Sunderland (Jesus Navas)
15:47: Two minutes left at Wembley and Sunderland have a free-kick just inside the City half. Mannone with it. Ki wins the header and it comes to Fletcher who miss controls instead of driving the ball across area. Maybe that was Sunderland's chance?
15:41: A crowd of 84,697 have watched this classic League Cup final and we're no closer to learning where the first major trophy of the season is going. Sunderland continue to press......
15:39: Just 10 minutes left and City are almost out of sight. Corner from the right misses the first defender and Kompany volleys but is off target. Think half of the City support thought it was in. Sunderland living dangerously.
15:36: Giaccherini on for Cattermole and Garcia on for Silva in two changes which are poles apart. Whatever the outcome, the League Cup has been given a real injection this season. This final will do it no end of good.
15:34: The City backline is helping them catch out Sunderland's over-zealous attackers with less than 15 minutes on the clock. Gus Poyet's team giving this a real go.
15:31: Real chance for Sunderland. They win the ball back in the corner and the ball into Colback finds its way to Steven Fletcher who strikes goalwards but Pantilimon saves well. City very uncomfortable since going ahead. Ki really dictating.
15:26: Fletcher is giving Sunderland a real added ariel threat and City are giving them enough opportunities to take advantage. The Scot heads on towards Borini at the edge of the box but the ball can't bounce the Italian's way. Cracking cup final this.
15:24: Sunderland win a free-kick wide on the right. Alonso's ball in is a good one, which Pantilimon punches up rather than away before amid appeals for a handball on Yaya Toure, City clear.
15:18: Just one minute and 47 seconds between those two City goals and once the first had gone in, the second was a forgone conclusion almost. Sunderland look drained frankly and they make a double chnage, bringing on Craig Gardner and Steven Fletcher.
15:15: The comeback complete from Manchester City. Kolarov crosses low from the left and Nasri hits it with the outside of his right foot and beyond a motionless Mannone. Two outstanding goals have turned this final around.
Goal: Manchester City 2-1 Sunderland (Samir Nasri)
15:14: A bolt from the blue from Yaya Toure. City going no-where in attack and suddenly Zabaleta tees up Toure who takes aim from 30 yards and it bends up and over Mannone.
Goal: Manchester City 1-1 Sunderland (Yaya Toure)
15:09: Ki with a thunderous effort from range which Pantilimon turns over the bar. Sunderland come close again to grabbing a second.
15:08: Alvaro Negredo warming up for City. Manuel Pellegrini's side do have an effort on goal though, as David Silva shoots left footed but Mannone makes a low save.
15:03: Second half under way at Wembley. Sunderland restart.
15:00: Both Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo are available to Manuel Pellegrini for the second half as City look to get themselves back in this cup final. This has been anything but a backs against the wall job from Sunderland and Fabio Borini's legs will be crucial to their second half hopes. The longer he can keep the pressure on Kompany and Demichelis, the longer the Black Cats can take the pressure of their back four.
14:50: Fabio Borini has Sunderland dreaming of a first major trophy for 41 years. The Italian has the underdogs ahead while Manchester City are threatening to freeze in a second consecutive major final at Wembley. Sergio Aguero has been largely kept quiet as Gus Poyet's side begin their perfect rearguard.
Half time: Manchester City 0-1 Sunderland
14:46: Aguero and Silva smuggle the ball away in the Sunderland half. Aguero goes to play in Kolarov but the ball runs out of play and the Black Cats survive. One added minute in the first half at Wembley.
14:40: Sunderland should be two up. Colback touches on a longball downfield and Borini is away. Kompany gets back with a match-saving tackle and the ball only goes out for a corner. Very fortunate for City.
14:35: Sunderland living dangerously. Kolarov can't get his head on a City corner and when the ball bounces across the box, Borini has to head the ball over his own crossbar. His precision has been second to none in the first half.
14:33: City having a bit more joy in the final third and they almost equaliser. Silva plays a delightful ball over the top from the edge of the box and when Nasri heads across goal Aguero almost steals in but for Wes Brown's block.
14:31: Sunderland almost double their lead. Johnson gets free from a throw-in, his ball across the box doesn't find Borini but Kompany almost gets in a mess from the clearance before Zabaleta gets it away.
14:28: First chance for City. Aguero breaks free down the right and his cross finds Nasri, who controls the ball well but under attention from three Sunderland defender can only poke the ball goalwards and Mannone makes an easy enough save.
14:23: Just 22 minutes gone at Wembley but already Manchester City are showing signs of freezing at Wembley again. Sunderland pressing high when City are in their own half and dropping off at the edge of their own penalty when City cross the half-way line. Looking very solid so far.
14:15: And so the Sunderland rearguard begins. A City corner is cleared and Adam Johnson sets the Black Cats away. Marcos Alonso cross and Kompany puts it out for a corner for the leaders. Seb Larsson with it and it comes as far as Borini on the edge of the box and it deflects off Dzeko and away for another corner. The second set piece sees Wes Brown head over the bar. Stunning opening 15 minutes from Sunderland.
14:12: What a start for Sunderland! A long ball downfield see Borini get the wrong side of both Demichelis and Kompany and when he gets free and finishes with aplomb into the corner past Pantilimon. Shock for City.
Goal: Manchester City 0-1 Sunderland (Fabio Borini)
14:10: Ball in the net for Sunderland but offside if given against Fabio Borini. City go down the other enad and forces the first real chance as Sergio Aguero shoots from 20 yards, forcing Mannone to turn the shot away.
14:08: Manchester City already on the front foot. The second of consecutive corners comes the way of Martin Demichelis who swings goalwards but the ball is blocks. Vito Mannone now has the ball in his hands and Sunderland survive. The Italian is another Arsenal departure who could win a major trophy before the north Londoners break their nine-year duck.
14:05: Welcome to the League Cup final David Silva. The Spaniard spins on a sixpence and Phil Bardsley comes in with a crunching tackle and cleans out the City schemer. Martin Atkinson waves play on, which is refreshing. Another contribution in this competition from the born-again Sunderland full-back.
14:01: Under way at Wembley. Manchester City kick off the 54th League Cup final.
13:59: So, players out and dignitries over. We're ready to go in the League Cup final. Manchester City v Sunderland. Kick-off on the way.
13:52: Head to head: Yaya Toure v Adam Johnson
Much discussion over which players will prove the difference at Wembley today. Amid their entertaining, free flowing football, there has been no player more convincing or devastating for Manchester City this season than Yaya Toure. The Ivory Coast midfielder scored the winner in the FA Cup final against Stoke City and has netted 16 times this term. For Sunderland, Adam Johnson is coming into form at exactly the right time. Seven goals have come since the turn of the year to inspire the club's turnaround in the Premier League. As a former City player, no Black Cat is better equipped to exploit their defensive problems.
13:43: Mountains of subtext behind this clash at Wembley today, the most signficant of which comes in Sunderland's wait for a major trophy. Not since the FA Cup final in 1977 against Leeds United, where Jim Montgomery's heroics helped Division Two Sunderland to victory at the home of football. It's all they talk about in the north east but Gus Poyet will be hoping to give the Black Cats fans a repeat of that triumph.
13:38: It's 41 years since Sunderland last won a major trophy but it's debatable that the pressure if on Manchester City and Manuel Pellegrini. The Chilean has never won a trophy in Europe and must surely open his account today to convince the club hierachy he can lead them to further success. Gus Poyet's side will continue to eye safety in the Premier League but will look to how Wigan Athletic shocked City's stars at Wembley last May for inspiration
13:33: So the big team news from Wembley is that Sergio Aguero is fit to play from the start for Manchester City and will lead the attack alongside Edin Dzeko. As expected, Costel Pantilimon begins in goal ahead of Joe Hart and Martin Demichelis partners Vincent Kompany in the centre of defence.
Sunderland begin with Liverpool loanee Fabio Borini in attack and flood the midfield with Ki Seung Yeon and Lee Cattermole in the middle. Former Manchester United trio Phil Bardsley, Wes Brown and John O'Shea start in defence.
Manchester City v Sunderland
Manchester City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov, Nasri, Toure, Fernandinho, Silva, Aguero, Dzeko.
Sunderland: Mannone, Bardsley, Alonso, O'Shea, Brown, Cattermole, Colback, Ki, Larsson, Johnson, Borini.
13:25: After the controvercy of Saturday afternoon in the Premier League will return to the tranquile setting of Wembley to learn the destination of the first major trophy of the season. Manchester City start a huge favourites against Sunderland, who return to a showcase final for the first time since 1992. We have three Premier League games very much playing the role as bridesmaid later this afternoon. Enough to get your teeth into.