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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
1980
1982

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]

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 23x15px Ray Clemence
2 23x15px Phil Neal
3 23x15px Alan Kennedy
4 23x15px Colin Irwin
5 23x15px Ray Kennedy (c)
6 23x15px Alan Hansen
7 23x15px Kenny Dalglish
8 23x15px Sammy Lee
9 23x15px Steve Heighway Substituted off
10 23x15px Terry McDermott
11 23x15px Graeme Souness
Substitute:
12 23x15px Jimmy Case Substituted in
Manager:
23x15px Bob Paisley
1 23x15px Phil Parkes
2 23x15px Ray Stewart
3 23x15px Frank Lampard, Sr.
4 23x15px Billy Bonds (c)
5 23x15px Alvin Martin
6 23x15px Alan Devonshire
7 23x15px Jimmy Neighbour
8 23x15px Paul Goddard Substituted off
9 23x15px David Cross
10 23x15px Trevor Brooking
11 23x15px Geoff Pike
Substitute:
12 23x15px Stuart Pearson Substituted in
Manager:
23x15px 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 23x15px Ray Clemence
2 23x15px Phil Neal
3 23x15px Alan Kennedy
4 23x15px Phil Thompson (c)
5 23x15px Ray Kennedy
6 23x15px Alan Hansen
7 23x15px Kenny Dalglish
8 23x15px Sammy Lee
9 23x15px Ian Rush
10 23x15px Terry McDermott
11 23x15px Jimmy Case
Substitute:
12 23x15px Colin Irwin
Manager:
23x15px Bob Paisley
1 23x15px Phil Parkes
2 23x15px Ray Stewart
3 23x15px Frank Lampard, Sr.
4 23x15px Billy Bonds (c)
5 23x15px Alvin Martin
6 23x15px Alan Devonshire
7 23x15px Jimmy Neighbour
8 23x15px Paul Goddard
9 23x15px David Cross
10 23x15px Trevor Brooking
11 23x15px Geoff Pike
Substitute:
12 23x15px Stuart Pearson
Manager:
23x15px 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. "Match Memories Liverpool v West Ham, League Cup final, 1981.(News) | HighBeam Business: Arrive Prepared". Business.highbeam.com. 13 May 2006. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 League Cup Results 1960 to 1996 – RSSSF
  3. "Football Statistics Results article". Archived from the original on 7 May 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  4. Shea, Julian (10 May 2006). "BBC SPORT | Football | FA Cup | FA Cup flashback". BBC News. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "English League Cup 1980–1981 : Second Round". Statto. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 

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