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1978 Football League Cup Final

1978 League Cup Final
Event 1977–78 Football League Cup
Date 18 March 1978
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee Pat Partridge
Replay
Date 22 March 1978
Venue Old Trafford, Manchester
1977
1979

The 1978 Football League Cup Final was the eighteenth League Cup final, and was contested between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. The initial match resulted in a 0–0 draw at Wembley Stadium on 18 March 1978.[1] The replay was four days later at Old Trafford,[1] and saw John Robertson score from the penalty spot after a foul by Phil Thompson on John O'Hare, which TV replays confirmed was actually outside the penalty area. Another refereeing decision caused further controversy when an equalising goal from Liverpool's Terry McDermott was ruled out for handball, despite TV replays again confirming that the decision was wrong, with McDermott controlling the ball not with his arm, but taking it cleanly on his chest before hammering a thunder-bold past future England goalkeeper Chris Woods. The contentious 1–0 score-line was enough to win the cup for Forest, who thus became the first club to achieve a League and League Cup double.

In the latter game, one of his last for Liverpool, stalwart Ian Callaghan received the only booking of his long and illustrious career for the Merseyside club, as the red mist descended, fuelled by the dubious refereeing decisions which had been made. Tommy Smith famously stated in an interview immediately after the game that the referee "should be shot".

Match details

Nottingham Forest
Red shirts/White shorts/Red socks
0–0
(final score after extra time)
Liverpool
White shirts/Black shorts/White socks
Manager: Brian Clough

Team:
1 23x15px Chris Woods (GK)
2 23x15px Viv Anderson
3 23x15px Frank Clark
4 23x15px John McGovern (c)Substituted off
5 23x15px Larry Lloyd
6 23x15px Kenny Burns
7 23x15px Martin O'Neill
8 23x15px Ian Bowyer
9 23x15px Peter Withe
10 23x15px Tony Woodcock
11 23x15px John Robertson
Substitute:
12 23x15px John O'Hare Substituted in

Scorers: None

Half-time:
0–0

Competition:
Football League Cup (Final)

Date:
15.00 GMT Saturday 18 March 1978

Venue:
Wembley Stadium, London

Attendance:
100,000

Referee:
Pat Partridge

Match rules:
90 minutes.
30 minutes extra-time if necessary.
Match replayed if scores still level.
One named subsititute.

Manager: Bob Paisley

Team:
1 23x15px Ray Clemence (GK)
2 23x15px Phil Neal
3 23x15px Tommy Smith
4 23x15px Phil Thompson
5 23x15px Ray Kennedy Substituted off 91'
6 23x15px Emlyn Hughes (c)
7 23x15px Kenny Dalglish
8 23x15px Jimmy Case
9 23x15px Steve Heighway
10 23x15px Terry McDermott
11 23x15px Ian Callaghan
Substitute:
12 23x15px David Fairclough Substituted in 91'

Scorers: None

Source for team line-ups:[2]

Replay

Nottingham Forest
Yellow/Yellow shorts/Yellow socks
1–0
(final score after 90 minutes)
Liverpool
Red shirts/Red shorts/Red socks
Manager: Brian Clough

Team:
1 23x15px Chris Woods (GK)
2 23x15px Viv Anderson
3 23x15px Frank Clark
4 23x15px John O'Hare
5 23x15px Larry Lloyd
6 23x15px Kenny Burns (c)
7 23x15px Martin O'Neill
8 23x15px Ian Bowyer
9 23x15px Peter Withe
10 23x15px Tony Woodcock
11 23x15px John Robertson
Substitute
12 23x15px Steve Elliott

Scorers:

Half-time:
0–0

Competition:
Football League Cup (Final)

Date:
19.45 BST, Wednesday, 22 March 1978

Venue:
Old Trafford, Manchester

Attendance:
54,375

Referee:
Pat Partridge

Match rules:
90 minutes.
30 minutes extra-time if necessary.
Match replayed if scores still level.
One named subsititute.

Manager: Bob Paisley

Team:
1 23x15px Ray Clemence (GK)
2 23x15px Phil Neal
3 23x15px Ray Kennedy
4 23x15px Tommy Smith
5 23x15px Phil Thompson
6 23x15px Emlyn Hughes (c)
7 23x15px Kenny Dalglish
8 23x15px Jimmy Case Substituted off 64'
9 23x15px Steve Heighway
10 23x15px Terry McDermott
11 23x15px Ian Callaghan
Substitute
12 23x15px David Fairclough Substituted in 64'

Scorers: None

Road to Wembley

Nottingham Forest

Forest's route to the final included victories over First Division teams West Ham United, Aston Villa and Leeds United (beating the latter 7–3 on aggregate in the semi-final). They also beat city rivals Notts County.[1]

Liverpool

Liverpool were drawn at home to First Division teams in their first 3 rounds, although they needed a replay to beat Coventry City. They then beat Third Division Wrexham in the quarter-final, before edging out Arsenal 2–1 on aggregate in the semi-final.

References

  1. ^ a b c League Cup results 1960–96 at rsssf
  2. ^ "Liverpool 0 – 0 Nottingham Forest". LFCHistory.net. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 

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