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2003 Football League Cup Final

2003 Football League Cup Final
Event 2002–03 Football League Cup
Date 2 March 2003
Venue Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Man of the Match Jerzy Dudek[1] (Liverpool)
Referee Paul Durkin (Dorset)[2]
Attendance 74,500[2]

The 2003 Football League Cup Final was the final match of the 2002–03 Football League Cup, a football tournament for teams in the Premier League and the Football League. The match was contested by Liverpool and Manchester United at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on 2 March 2003. Liverpool won the match 2–0.

Liverpool opened the scoring with a goal from Steven Gerrard in the 39th minute, his shot deflecting off David Beckham. In the second half, Michael Owen sealed the victory when he ran through to score the second in the 86th minute.[2]


  • Road to Cardiff 1
  • Match 2
    • Details 2.1
  • Notes 3
  • External links 4

Road to Cardiff



2 March 2003
Liverpool 2–0 Manchester United
Gerrard Goal 39'
Owen Goal 86'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,500[2]
Referee: Paul Durkin (Dorset)[2]
Manchester United
GK 1 Jerzy Dudek
RB 23 Jamie Carragher
CB 2 Stéphane Henchoz Booked 13'
CB 4 Sami Hyypiä (c)
LB 18 John Arne Riise
RM 9 El Hadji Diouf Substituted off 90'
CM 16 Dietmar Hamann
CM 17 Steven Gerrard
LM 13 Danny Murphy
CF 10 Michael Owen
CF 8 Emile Heskey Substituted off 61'
GK 19 Pegguy Arphexad
DF 30 Djimi Traoré
MF 7 Vladimír Šmicer Substituted in 89'
MF 25 Igor Bišćan Substituted in 90'
FW 5 Milan Baroš Substituted in 61' Substituted off 89'
Gérard Houllier
GK 1 Fabien Barthez
RB 2 Gary Neville
CB 24 Wes Brown Substituted off 74'
CB 6 Rio Ferdinand
LB 27 Mikaël Silvestre
RM 7 David Beckham
CM 16 Roy Keane (c)
CM 4 Juan Sebastián Verón
LM 11 Ryan Giggs
SS 18 Paul Scholes
CF 10 Ruud van Nistelrooy
GK 13 Roy Carroll
DF 3 Phil Neville
MF 8 Nicky Butt
MF 22 John O'Shea
FW 20 Ole Gunnar Solskjær Substituted in 74'
Alex Ferguson

Man of the match

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shootout if scores still level.
  • Five named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.


  1. ^ a b "Alan Hardaker Trophy Winners". The Football League. 26 February 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Liverpool lift Worthington Cup". BBC Sport. 2 March 2003. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Clubs in the Premier League receive a bye to the second or third round

External links

  • LFC History Match Report
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