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1966–67 Football League Cup

The 1966–67 Football League Cup was the seventh season of the Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The competition started on the 23rd August 1966 and ended with the final on 4 April 1967. This was the first season during which Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton participated in the League Cup.

The final was contested by Third Division side Queens Park Rangers and First Division side West Bromwich Albion at Wembley Stadium in London. Clive Clark scored twice in the first half to give West Bromwich Albion a 2–0 half-time lead. However, second half goals from Queens Park Rangers’s Roger Morgan, Rodney Marsh and Mark Lazarus turned the game around. Queens Park Rangers, who also won the Third Division championship this season, eventually won the match 3–2 to claim the trophy.

Match dates and results were initially drawn from Soccerbase,[1] and they were later checked against Rothmans Football Yearbook 1970–71.[2]

1966–67 League Cup
Country  England &  Wales
Champions Queens Park Rangers
Runners-up West Bromwich Albion

First Round

Ties

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aldershot 2–2 Luton Town 24-08-1966
Barnsley 1–2 Grimsby Town 24-08-1966
Barrow 2–1 Oldham Athletic 24-08-1966
Bradford City 1–1 Doncaster Rovers 24-08-1966
Bradford Park Avenue 2–2 Hartlepools United 23-08-1966
Brentford 0–0 Millwall 24-08-1966
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–0 Leyton Orient 24-08-1966
Bury 2–0 Rochdale 23-08-1966
Cardiff City 1–0 Bristol Rovers 24-08-1966
Chester 2–5 Tranmere Rovers 24-08-1966
Chesterfield 2–1 Scunthorpe United 24-08-1966
Crewe Alexandra 1–0 Stockport County 24-08-1966
Exeter City 2–2 Torquay United 24-08-1966
Halifax Town 0–0 Darlington 23-08-1966
Lincoln City 1–0 Hull City 24-08-1966
Middlesbrough 0–0 York City 24-08-1966
Newport County 1–2 Swansea Town 24-08-1966
Notts County 1–1 Mansfield Town 24-08-1966
Peterborough United 2–1 Oxford United 24-08-1966
Port Vale 1–3 Walsall 23-08-1966
Queens Park Rangers 5–0 Colchester United 23-08-1966
Shrewsbury Town 6–1 Wrexham 24-08-1966
Southend United 0–0 Gillingham 24-08-1966
Southport 0–1 Workington 24-08-1966
Swindon Town 2–1 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 24-08-1966
Watford 1–1 Reading 23-08-1966

Replays

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Darlington 4–0 Halifax Town 29-08-1966
Doncaster Rovers 5–2[3] Bradford City 30-08-1966
Gillingham 2–0[3] Southend United 31-08-1966
Hartlepools United 1–2 Bradford Park Avenue 31-08-1966
Luton Town 1–2 Aldershot 29-08-1966
Mansfield Town 3–0 Notts County 29-08-1966
Millwall 0–1 Brentford 29-08-1966
Reading 1–0 Watford 29-08-1966
Torquay United 1–2 Exeter City 31-08-1966
York City 2–1 Middlesbrough 29-08-1966

Second Round

Ties

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aldershot 1–1 Queens Park Rangers 14-09-1966
Arsenal 1–1 Gillingham 13-09-1966
Blackburn Rovers 4–1 Barrow 14-09-1966
Blackpool 5–1 Manchester United 14-09-1966
Bradford Park Avenue 0–0 Grimsby Town 14-09-1966
Brentford 2–4 Ipswich Town 13-09-1966
Bristol City 1–1 Swansea Town 13-09-1966
Bury 2–3 Workington 14-09-1966
Cardiff City 0–1 Exeter City 14-09-1966
Carlisle United 1–1 Tranmere Rovers 14-09-1966
Chelsea 5–2 Charlton Athletic 14-09-1966
Coventry City 2–1 Derby County 13-09-1966
Darlington 1–1 Doncaster Rovers 14-09-1966
Fulham 2–0 Crystal Palace 13-09-1966
Leeds United 1–0 Newcastle United 13-09-1966
Leicester City 5–0 Reading 14-09-1966
Lincoln City 2–1 Huddersfield Town 14-09-1966
Manchester City 3–1 Bolton Wanderers 14-09-1966
Northampton Town 2–2 Peterborough United 14-09-1966
Norwich City 0–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 14-09-1966
Nottingham Forest 1–1 Birmingham City 13-09-1966
Preston North End 2–0 Crewe Alexandra 14-09-1966
Sheffield Wednesday 0–1 Rotherham United 14-09-1966
Shrewsbury Town 1–1 Burnley 14-09-1966
Southampton 4–3 Plymouth Argyle 14-09-1966
Sunderland 1–1 Sheffield United 14-09-1966
Swindon Town 4–1 Portsmouth 13-09-1966
Walsall 2–1 Stoke City 13-09-1966
West Bromwich 6–1 Aston Villa 14-09-1966
West Ham United 1–0 Tottenham 14-09-1966
Wolverhampton 2–1 Mansfield Town 13-09-1966
York City 3–2 Chesterfield 13-09-1966

Replays

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Birmingham City 2–1 Nottingham Forest 20-09-1966
Burnley 5–0 Shrewsbury Town 29-09-1966
Doncaster Rovers 2–0 Darlington 19-09-1966
Gillingham 1–1[3] Arsenal 21-09-1966
Grimsby Town 3–1 Bradford Park Avenue 21-09-1966
Peterborough United 0–2 Northampton Town 26-09-1966
Queens Park Rangers 2–0 Aldershot 20-09-1966
Sheffield United 1–0[3] Sunderland 20-09-1966
Swansea Town 2–1[3] Bristol City 19-09-1966
Tranmere Rovers 0–2 Carlisle United 21-09-1966

2nd Replay

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Arsenal 5–0 Gillingham 28-09-1966

Third Round

Ties

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Arsenal 1–3 West Ham United 05-10-1966
Birmingham City 2–1 Ipswich Town 04-10-1966
Blackpool 1–1 Chelsea 05-10-1966
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–1 Coventry City 05-10-1966
Doncaster Rovers 1–1 Swindon Town 04-10-1966
Exeter City 1–2 Walsall 05-10-1966
Fulham 5–0 Wolverhampton 05-10-1966
Grimsby Town 3–0 Workington 05-10-1966
Leicester City 5–0 Lincoln City 05-10-1966
Northampton Town 2–1 Rotherham United 05-10-1966
Preston North End 1–1 Leeds United 04-10-1966
Sheffield United 2–1 Burnley 12-10-1966
Southampton 2–0 Carlisle United 05-10-1966
Swansea Town 3–3 Queens Park Rangers 05-10-1966
West Bromwich 4–2 Manchester City 05-10-1966
York City 0–2 Blackburn Rovers 04-10-1966

Replays

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Carlisle United 2–1[3] Southampton 12-10-1966
Chelsea 1–3 Blackpool 17-10-1966
Coventry City 1–3 Brighton & Hove Albion 11-10-1966
Leeds United 3–0 Preston North End 12-10-1966
Swindon Town 4–2[3] Doncaster Rovers 11-10-1966

Fourth Round

Ties

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Blackpool 4–2 Fulham 26-10-1966
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–1 Northampton Town 26-10-1966
Carlisle United 4–0 Blackburn Rovers 26-10-1966
Grimsby Town 2–4 Birmingham City 26-10-1966
Queens Park Rangers 4–2 Leicester City 25-10-1966
Sheffield United 2–1 Walsall 26-10-1966
Swindon Town 0–2 West Bromwich 25-10-1966
West Ham United 7–0 Leeds United 07-11-1966

Replays

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Northampton Town 8–0 Brighton & Hove Albion 08-11-1966

Fifth Round

Ties

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Blackpool 1–3 West Ham United 07-12-1966
Northampton Town 1–3 West Bromwich 07-12-1966
Queens Park Rangers 2–1 Carlisle United 07-12-1966
Sheffield United 2–3 Birmingham City 07-12-1966

Semi-Finals

First Leg

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Birmingham City 1–4 Queens Park Rangers 17-01-1967
West Bromwich 4–0 West Ham United 18-01-1967

Second Leg

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Queens Park Rangers 3–1 Birmingham City 07-02-1967 7–2
West Ham United 2–2 West Bromwich 08-02-1967 2–6

Final

The final was held at Wembley Stadium, London on 4 March 1967.

4 March 1967
Queens Park Rangers 3–2 West Bromwich Albion
R. Morgan Goal 63'
Marsh Goal 75'
Lazarus Goal 81'
Summary Goal 7' Goal 36' C. Clark
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 97,952
Referee: Walter Crossley
Queens Park Rangers
West Bromwich Albion
QUEENS PARK RANGERS:
1 England Peter Springett
2 England Tony Hazell
3 England Jim Langley
4 England Mike Keen (c)
5 England Ron Hunt
6 England Frank Sibley
7 England Mark Lazarus
8 England Keith Sanderson
9 England Les Allen
10 England Rodney Marsh
11 England Roger Morgan
Manager:
England Alec Stock
WEST BROMWICH ALBION:
1 England Dick Sheppard
2 England Bobby Cram
3 England Graham Williams (c)
4 England Ian Collard
5 England Dennis Clarke
6 England Doug Fraser
7 England Tony Brown
8 England Jeff Astle
9 England John Kaye
10 England Bobby Hope
11 England Clive Clark
Manager:
England Jimmy Hagan

MATCH RULES

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

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