Scoring a goal is a singularly, special moment for any footballer. The sensation of unbridled joy that fills you up when you hear the net ripple and the crowd release a collective roar. Your mind goes blank and your limbs start to move independently without reason. You can do it over and over and the satisfaction would never wane. It’s unrivalled. Right, so imagine that feeling and amplify it a thousand times. That’s what it will be like to score in the Capital One Cup Final for a select few lucky players next year.
To put your club one-step closer to the sweet metallic scent of silverware. To equalise and give your supporters hope that they’ll be the one celebrating come the final blow of the referees whistle. To take a ticket and win the ultimate raffle prize. There have been some beauties in the League Cup’s closing act through the years and some of a scrappy disposition that hold a prominent place in the history books. All of them are cherished, remembered and evoke happy memories. For that’s the beauty of a League Cup Final goal.