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Last Updated: Monday February 28 2011 11:37 GMT

Birmingham City beat Arsenal to win Carling Cup final

Birmingham City midfielder Craig Gardner (Centre) celebrates after his team beat Arsenal to win the Carling Cup final at Wembley Stadium in London

Birmingham City fans are celebrating after watching their team beat Arsenal 2-1 in the Carling Cup final.

Arsenal's Johan Djourou (Left) challenges Birmingham City's Nikola Zigic (Centre) during the Carling Cup final at Wembley Stadium in London

Nikola Zigic headed the boys from Brum into the lead in the first half, in front of a packed Wembley stadium.

Arsenal's Robin Van Persie (3rd Left) runs past dejected Birmingham City players after scoring during the Carling Cup final at Wembley Stadium in London

Eleven minutes later, Robin van Persie wiped the smiles off the Birmingham fans' faces as he netted an equaliser for Arsenal.

Arsenal's Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky (Left) is stopped by Birmingham City's goalkeeper Ben Foster (Centre) during the Carling Cup final between Arsenal and Birmingham at Wembley Stadium in London

Birmingham didn't give up, with Blues goalie Ben Foster making several crucial saves to keep the scores level.

Birmingham City's Obafemi Martins celebrates scoring the winner during the Carling Cup final at Wembley Stadium, London

With just a minute to go, Obafemi Martins tapped in the winner after a mix-up in the Arsenal defence. Result!

Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish holding the trophy after beating Arsenal in Carling Cup final at Wembley Stadium in London

It's the first time Birmingham has won a major trophy since 1963! Manager Alex McLeish said the win was his "greatest achievement" as a manager.