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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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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City35292489226789
2Liverpool35277179205988
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs352311165353070
4Chelsea35207859382167
5Arsenal35206969462366
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd35197963501364
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves35149124443151
8Watford35148135050050
9Everton35147145044649
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11West Ham UnitedWest Ham35127164454-1043
12Crystal Palace35126174348-542
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle35118163544-941
14Bournemouth35125184962-1341
15Burnley35117174462-1840
16Southampton35910164158-1737
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3597193254-2234
18Cardiff CityCardiff3594223065-3531
RFulham3565243376-4323
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3535272069-4914

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