The 2017 EFL Trophy Final was an association football match that was
played on 2 April 2017 at Wembley Stadium, London, between League One
teams Coventry City and Oxford United. The match decided the winner of
the 2016–17 EFL Trophy, a 64-team knockout tournament comprising clubs
from League One and League Two of the English Football League (EFL), as
well as 16 Category One academy sides representing Premier League and
Championship clubs. It was Coventry's first appearance in the final and
the second for Oxford, who had been beaten by Barnsley in the previous
season's match. The game was played in front of a crowd of 74,434, the
highest attendance for the final since the opening of the new Wembley
Stadium. Coventry won 2–1 to earn their first major trophy since their
victory in the 1987 FA Cup Final. The win was a highlight for Coventry's
supporters in what was otherwise a disappointing season, as they were
relegated to League Two.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_EFL_Trophy_Final>
Today's selected anniversaries:
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protest against Nicholas I's assumption of the throne after his elder
brother Konstantin removed himself from the line of succession.
American Civil War: The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou began with
Confederate defenders engaging Union forces attempting to capture the
city of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
At the French Academy of Sciences, physicists Pierre and Marie
Curie announced the discovery of a new element, naming it radium.
A relief crew arrived at the Flannan Isles Lighthouse in
Scotland and discovered that the previous crew had disappeared.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
take the gilt off the gingerbread:
(idiomatic) To take away the most attractive or appealing qualities of
something; to destroy an illusion.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Every man is working out his destiny in his own way and nobody
can be of any help except by being kind, generous, and patient.
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