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1983 Football League Cup Final

1983 Football League Cup Final
Event 1982–83 Football League Cup
After extra time
Date 26 March 1983
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee County Durham)
Attendance 99,304

The 1983 Football League Cup Final was a football match held on 26 March 1983 between League Cup holders Liverpool and Manchester United, who would go on to win the FA Cup later that year. Liverpool won the match 2–1; Norman Whiteside scored the opener for Manchester United, before Alan Kennedy equalised with 15 minutes to go. The winner was scored in the 8th minute of extra-time by Ronnie Whelan.

Had Manchester United won the League Cup as well as the FA Cup that year, they would have become the first team ever to have won the two competitions in the same season. Instead, Liverpool won their third successive League Cup, and the second of three successive League and League Cup Doubles.

The match was played at Wembley Stadium in front of approximately 100,000 spectators.

Liverpool manager Bob Paisley collected the trophy, as it was his last major final in charge of Liverpool.

Match details

26 March 1983
Liverpool 2–1 Manchester United
Kennedy Goal 75'
Whelan Goal 98'
Report Whiteside Goal 12'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 99,304
Referee: County Durham)
Manchester United
GK 1 Bruce Grobbelaar
RB 2 Phil Neal
LB 3 Alan Kennedy
CB 4 Mark Lawrenson
LM 5 Ronnie Whelan
CB 6 Alan Hansen
CF 7 Kenny Dalglish
RM 8 Sammy Lee
CF 9 Ian Rush
CM 10 Craig Johnston Substituted off 83'
CM 11 Graeme Souness (c)
FW 12 David Fairclough Substituted in 83'
Bob Paisley
GK 1 Gary Bailey
RB 2 Mike Duxbury
LB 3 Arthur Albiston
CM 4 Remi Moses
CB 5 Kevin Moran Substituted off 69'
CB 6 Gordon McQueen
CM 7 Ray Wilkins (c)
LM 8 Arnold Mühren
CF 9 Frank Stapleton
CF 10 Norman Whiteside
RM 11 Steve Coppell
FW 12 Lou Macari Substituted in 69'
Ron Atkinson

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.
  • One named substitute.
  • Maximum of one substitution.

External links

  • Match details and Liverpool line-up
  • Details of Paisley collecting the trophy
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