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1981 Football League Cup Final

1981 Football League Cup Final
Event 1980–81 Football League Cup
Date 14 March 1981
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee Clive Thomas[1] (Treorchy)
Attendance 100,000
Replay
Date 1 April 1981
Venue Villa Park, Birmingham
Referee Clive Thomas (Treorchy)
Attendance 36,693

The 1981 Football League Cup Final was played on Saturday 14 March 1981 at Wembley Stadium[2] between Liverpool and West Ham United, with both clubs appearing in their second League Cup finals.[3]

The original game ended in a 1–1 draw after extra time with Alan Kennedy scoring for Liverpool and Ray Stewart equalising from the penalty spot for West Ham United. The game went to a replay played at Villa Park, Birmingham on Wednesday 1 April 1981[2] in which West Ham took the lead through a Paul Goddard goal, but Liverpool came from behind to win 2–1 with goals from Kenny Dalglish and Alan Hansen.[4]

Contents

  • Match details 1
  • Replay 2
    • Match details 2.1
  • Road to Wembley 3
    • Liverpool 3.1
    • West Ham United 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Match details

14 March 1981
15:00 GMT
Liverpool 1–1 (a.e.t.) West Ham United
Alan Kennedy Goal 118' Ray Stewart Goal 120'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Clive Thomas
1 Ray Clemence
2 Phil Neal
3 Alan Kennedy
4 Colin Irwin
5 Ray Kennedy (c)
6 Alan Hansen
7 Kenny Dalglish
8 Sammy Lee
9 Steve Heighway Substituted off
10 Terry McDermott
11 Graeme Souness
Substitute:
12 Jimmy Case Substituted in
Manager:
Bob Paisley
1 Phil Parkes
2 Ray Stewart
3 Frank Lampard, Sr.
4 Billy Bonds (c)
5 Alvin Martin
6 Alan Devonshire
7 Jimmy Neighbour
8 Paul Goddard Substituted off
9 David Cross
10 Trevor Brooking
11 Geoff Pike
Substitute:
12 Stuart Pearson Substituted in
Manager:
John Lyall

Replay

Match details

1 April 1981
19:30 GMT
Liverpool 2–1 West Ham United
Kenny Dalglish Goal 25'
Alan Hansen Goal 28'
Paul Goddard Goal 10'
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 36,693
Referee: Clive Thomas
1 Ray Clemence
2 Phil Neal
3 Alan Kennedy
4 Phil Thompson (c)
5 Ray Kennedy
6 Alan Hansen
7 Kenny Dalglish
8 Sammy Lee
9 Ian Rush
10 Terry McDermott
11 Jimmy Case
Substitute:
12 Colin Irwin
Manager:
Bob Paisley
1 Phil Parkes
2 Ray Stewart
3 Frank Lampard, Sr.
4 Billy Bonds (c)
5 Alvin Martin
6 Alan Devonshire
7 Jimmy Neighbour
8 Paul Goddard
9 David Cross
10 Trevor Brooking
11 Geoff Pike
Substitute:
12 Stuart Pearson
Manager:
John Lyall


Road to Wembley

Liverpool

Liverpool started slowly and lost the first leg of their 2nd round game with Bradford City, before scoring four goals in the return leg at Anfield.[5] They then scored a total of 12 goals in home ties against Swindon Town, Portsmouth and Birmingham City.[2] In the semi-final they won their first leg at Manchester City, before a home draw allowed them to reach their second League Cup Final.[2]

West Ham United

West Ham United played three Third Division sides in Burnley,[5] Charlton Athletic and Barnsley to reach the quarter-final. Here, they beat First Division Tottenham Hotspur 1–0. In the semi-final; they recovered from losing the first leg to Coventry City to win the tie 4–3 on aggregate.

References

  1. ^
  2. ^ a b c d League Cup Results 1960 to 1996 – RSSSF
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^ a b

External links

  • LFC History Match Report
  • LFC History Match Report (Replay)
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