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Defoe receives League Cup winners' medal 10 years after Wembley final

Defoe receives League Cup winners' medal 10 years after Wembley final
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The presentation was arranged by the English Football League.

Jermain Defoe has been presented with a League Cup winners' medal more than 10 years after helping Tottenham lift the trophy.

England striker Defoe played for Spurs up until the semi-final stage of the competition in 2007-08, but was transferred to Portsmouth less than a month before the Wembley final.

The 36-year-old, who scored in the fifth round success at Manchester City that season, cheered his former club on to a 2-1 extra-time victory over Chelsea.

"I remember contributing to help the boys get to that stage and after that it was actually nice to sit back and watch the lads go on to lift the trophy," Defoe told the English Football League's website.

"It's obviously a nice feeling to have been a part of the history of that club, such a big club that had been used to winning competitions over the previous years. It's special."

Defoe, now with Bournemouth, was presented with the medal at the Vitality Stadium by the EFL's head of youth development David Wetherall.

"At the end of the day, they're all your friends and you still want them to win, to get your medal," he added.

"It was a great performance against a top Chelsea team, so to win it in the way they did was brilliant."


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2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd22125544321241
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8Leicester CityLeicester229492625131
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham229493032-231
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11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves228592328-529
12Bournemouth2283113142-1127
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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