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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Manchester United equal Liverpool's trophy haul with EFL Cup win

By winning the EFL Cup with a victory over Southampton, Manchester United have drawn level with Liverpool with the most major trophies won by an English club.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, the two clubs have each won 41 competitive trophies, with United claiming the EFL Cup for the fifth time with the 3-2 victory on Sunday.

Despite United's victory, Liverpool still hold the advantage in the EFL Cup, having won the competition eight times -- the last in 2012.

United could surpass Liverpool's championship haul before the end of the season as they remain in both the FA Cup and the Europa League, while Liverpool's sole focus is now on the Premier League.

Most major trophies won by English clubs:

Competition Man Utd Liverpool
League 20 18
FA Cup 12 7
League Cup 5 8
Europe 4 8
Total 41 41
Includes domestic league and cups and UEFA tournaments

Liverpool hasve won five European Cups and three UEFA Cups for a total of eight European trophies. United's four European trophies are three European Cups and a Cup Winners' Cup.

The FA doesn't consider its traditional season-opening showpiece, the Charity/Community Shield, as a competitive trophy and isn't counted. United have the advantage there, winning the match between the reigning league and FA Cup holders 21 times compared to Liverpool's 15.

The two clubs are also in contention to win the Premier League -- though that may be difficult, considering Chelsea start the week 10 points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur with 12 fixtures remaining.

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