This year’s Capital One Cup has provided some of the biggest shocks and surprises in the history of domestic cup football. The fact we have a final between one side that has reached its first domestic cup final in its 100-year existence and the another side that plays League 2 football is a testament to just how ground-breaking this year’s competition has been.

Many have hailed this year’s League Cup as a return to the true romance of cup football with its unpredictability and fervent support from fans whose teams have fought hard and earned some historic victories.

In compiling this list, there was little difficulty in thinking of surprises in this year’s competition – the real challenge came in whittling the list down to just 10.

Click on Paulo Di Canio to see the full list of Capital One Cup surprises

Paolo Di Canio