Derry City beat Cork in League Cup final

Eamon Zayed's penalty was enough to give Derry victory over Cork City
Eamon Zayed scores Derry's winner from the penalty spot

An 66th-minute penalty by Eamon Zayed gave Derry City victory over Cork City in Saturday night's League Cup final.

Zayed beat home keeper Mark McNulty after defender Gavin Kavanagh was ruled to have handled in charging down Kevn Deery's goalbound shot.

It was Derry's fifth triumph in the competition since 2005.

Derry's unused substitute Pat McEleney was shown a red card in stoppage-time for a comment made to fourth official Anthony Buttimer.

Cork tried to snatch an equaliser in the six minutes of time added on but Stephen Kenny's Candystripes completed a deserved win.

The visitors had the best chances and should have won by a greater margin.

For First Division Cork, Graham Cummins shot against a post.

Keeper McNulty blocked a Zayed effort with his legs and, as Derry piled on the pressure, Ruaidhri Higgins saw a well-struck shot from 25 yards crash off the crossbar.

Zayed then wasted a great chance by heading wide from in front of goal.

Derry had more chances in the second half but the penalty proved enough to give them their 10th overall League Cup success.

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