With this season’s Capital One Cup providing so many shocks and surprises, we’ve seen contrasting images of fans in elation with other supporters suffering after a devastating loss. Whether it be a straight-up drubbing, a reminder that your team is not up to the test of higher-league opposition, or a shock giant-killing, fans have well and truly been put through the wringer this season.
Football is a sport that punishes fans more often than it rewards – and in a Capital One Cup competition with so much unpredictability and surprise, this is even more the case. In a season that has seen the fire of cup football romance rekindled, all football fans can admire how remarkable the competition has been this period – but many will still feel the pain of a surprise knock-out, heavy defeat, or lacklustre team performance.
Here is a list of 10 games that have put fans through the wringer in the League Cup this season.