1960–61 Football League Cup

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1960–61 League Cup
League Cup in AVFC colours.JPG
A replica League Cup in Villa colours, on display in 2010
Country  England &  Wales
Teams 87
Champions Aston Villa
Runners-up Rotherham United
Matches played 113

The 1960–61 Football League Cup was the inaugural staging of the Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The competition began on 26 September 1960, and ended with the two-legged final almost a year later on 22 August and 5 September 1961.

The tournament was won by Aston Villa, who beat Rotherham United 3–2 on aggregate after extra time. Rotherham won the first leg 2–0 at Millmoor, their home ground thanks to goals from Alan Kirkman and Barry Webster. In the second leg at Villa Park, Harry Burrows and Peter McParland levelled the tie on aggregate and Alan O'Neill scored in extra-time to win the cup for Aston Villa.

First round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home team Score Away team Attendance Date
Bristol Rovers 2–1 Fulham 20,022 26-09-1960
Chester City 2–2 Leyton Orient 12-10-1960
Colchester United 4–1 Newcastle United 10-10-1960
Coventry City 4–2 Barrow 10-10-1960
Darlington 2–0 Crystal Palace 12-10-1960
Everton 3–1 Accrington Stanley 12-10-1960
Exeter City 1–1 Manchester United 19-10-1960
Hull City 0–0 Bolton Wanderers 10-10-1960
Ipswich Town 0–2 Barnsley 11-10-1960
Leicester City 4–0 Mansfield Town 12-10-1960
Lincoln City 2–2 Bradford Park Avenue 1,737 12-10-1960
Middlesbrough 3–4 Cardiff City 03-10-1960
Millwall 1–7 Chelsea 10-10-1960
Newport County 2–2 Southampton 7,834 10-10-1960
Oldham Athletic 2–1 Hartlepools United 11-10-1960
Plymouth Argyle 2–0 Southport 12-10-1960
Preston North End 4–1 Peterborough United 11-10-1960
Queens Park Rangers 2–2 Port Vale 17-10-1960
Rochdale 1–1 Scunthorpe United 4,274 10-10-1960
Stockport County 2–0 Carlisle United 10-10-1960
Watford 2–5 Derby County 11-10-1960
West Ham United 3–1 Charlton Athletic 26-09-1960
York City 1–3 Blackburn Rovers 10-10-1960

Replays[edit]

Home team Score Away team Attendance Date
Bolton Wanderers 5–1 Hull City 19-10-1960
Bradford Park Avenue 1–0 Lincoln City 3,415 19-10-1960
Leyton Orient 1–0 Chester 17-10-1960
Manchester United 4–1 Exeter City 26-10-1960
Port Vale 3–1[1] Queens Park Rangers 19-10-1960
Scunthorpe United 0–1 Rochdale 5,727 20-10-1960
Southampton 2–2[1] Newport County 8,000 17-10-1960

Second Replay[edit]

Home team Score Away team Attendance Date
Southampton 5–3 Newport County 8,414 26-10-1960

Second round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home team Score Away team Attendance Date
Aldershot 1–1 Bristol City 10-10-1960
Aston Villa 4–1 Huddersfield Town 17,057 12-10-1960
Bolton Wanderers 6–2 Grimsby Town 26-10-1960
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 1–1 Crewe Alexandra 12-10-1960
Bradford City 2–1 Manchester United 02-11-1960
Bradford Park Avenue 0–1 Birmingham City 31-10-1960
Brentford 4–3 Sunderland 25-10-1960
Bury 2–1 Sheffield United 11-10-1960
Cardiff City 0–4 Burnley 24-10-1960
Chelsea 4–2 Workington 24-10-1960
Colchester United 0–2 Southampton 31-10-1960
Darlington 3–2 West Ham United 24-10-1960
Derby County 3–0 Barnsley 19-10-1960
Doncaster Rovers 3–1 Stoke City 18-10-1960
Everton 3–1 Walsall 31-10-1960
Gillingham 1–1 Preston North End 19-10-1960
Leeds United 0–0 Blackpool 13,064 28-09-1960
Leicester City 1–2 Rotherham United 26-10-1960
Leyton Orient 0–1 Chesterfield 14-11-1960
Liverpool 1–1 Luton Town 19-10-1960
Manchester City 3–0 Stockport County 18-10-1960
Northampton Town 1–1 Wrexham 18-10-1960
Norwich City 6–2 Oldham Athletic 26-10-1960
Nottingham Forest 2–0 Halifax Town 06-10-1960
Notts County 1–3 Brighton & Hove Albion 20-10-1960
Plymouth Argyle 1–1 Torquay United 02-11-1960
Portsmouth 2–0 Coventry City 02-11-1960
Port Vale 0–2 Tranmere Rovers 24-10-1960
Reading 3–5 Bristol Rovers 12-10-1960
Rochdale 5–2 Southend United 25-10-1960
Swansea Town 1–2 Blackburn Rovers 18-10-1960
Swindon Town 1–1 Shrewsbury Town 12-10-1960

Replays[edit]

Home team Score Away team Attendance Date
Blackpool 1–3 Leeds United 05-10-1960
Bristol City 3–0 Aldershot 25-10-1960
Crewe Alexandra 2–0 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 19-10-1960
Luton Town 2–5 Liverpool 24-10-1960
Plymouth Argyle 2–1 Torquay United 07-11-1960
Preston North End 3–0 Gillingham 25-10-1960
Shrewsbury Town 2–2 Swindon Town 24-10-1960
Wrexham 2–0 Northampton Town 25-10-1960

Second Replay[edit]

Home team Score Away team Attendance Date
Swindon Town 0–2 Shrewsbury Town 26-10-1960

Third round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home team Score Away team Attendance Date
Birmingham City 0–0 Plymouth Argyle 14-11-1960
Blackburn Rovers 2–1 Rochdale 21-11-1960
Brentford 1–1 Burnley 22-11-1960
Brighton & Hove Albion 0–2 Wrexham 16-11-1960
Chesterfield 0–4 Leeds United 23-11-1960
Darlington 1–2 Bolton Wanderers 14-11-1960
Derby County 1–4 Norwich City 14-11-1960
Doncaster Rovers 0–7 Chelsea 16-11-1960
Everton 3–1 Bury 23-11-1960
Liverpool 1–2 Southampton 16-11-1960
Nottingham Forest 2–1 Bristol City 15-11-1960
Portsmouth 2–0 Manchester City 21-11-1960
Preston North End 3–3 Aston Villa 7,677 15-11-1960
Rotherham United 2–0 Bristol Rovers 23-11-1960
Shrewsbury Town 2–1 Bradford City 16-11-1960
Tranmere Rovers 2–0 Crewe Alexandra 16-11-1960

Replays[edit]

Home team Preston North End Score 3-3 Away team Aston Villa Attendance 7,677 Date 15 November 1960
Aston Villa 3–1 Preston North End 15,000 23-11-1960
Burnley 2–1 Brentford 06-12-1960
Plymouth Argyle 3–1 Birmingham City 16-11-1960

Fourth round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home team Score Away team Attendance Date
Aston Villa 3–3 Plymouth Argyle 12,117 13-12-1960
Blackburn Rovers 1–1 Wrexham 05-12-1960
Bolton Wanderers 0–2 Rotherham United 20-12-1960
Burnley 2–1 Nottingham Forest 10-01-1961
Portsmouth 1–0 Chelsea 14-12-1960
Shrewsbury Town 1–0 Norwich City 14-12-1960
Southampton 5–4 Leeds United 05-12-1960
Tranmere Rovers 0–4 Everton 21-12-1960

Replays[edit]

Home team Score Away team Attendance Date
Plymouth Argyle 0–0[1] Aston Villa 11,006 19-12-1960
Wrexham' 3–1 Blackburn Rovers 14-12-1960

Second Replay[edit]

Home team Score Away team Attendance Date
Plymouth Argyle 3–5 Aston Villa' 13,548 06-02-1961

Fifth round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home team Score Away team Attendance Date
Aston Villa 3–0 Wrexham 19,500 22-02-1961
Rotherham United 3–0 Portsmouth 13-02-1961
Shrewsbury Town 2–1 Everton 15-02-1961
Southampton 2–4 Burnley 06-02-1961

Semi-finals[edit]

The semi-final draw was made in February 1961 after the conclusion of the quarter finals. Unlike the rounds up to that point, the semi-final ties were played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The matches were played in March, April and May 1961.

First Leg[edit]

Home team Score Away team Attendance Date
Burnley 1 – 1 Aston Villa 15,908 10-04-1961
Rotherham United 3 – 2 Shrewsbury Town 21-03-1961

Second Leg[edit]

Home team Score Away team Attendance Date
Aston Villa 2 – 2 Burnley 23,077 26-04-1961
Shrewsbury Town 1 – 1 Rotherham United 10-04-1961

Replay[edit]

Home team Score Away team Attendance Date
Aston Villa 2 – 1 Burnley 7,953 02-05-1961

Final[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1961 Football League Cup Final.

The 1961 League Cup Final was played on 22 August and 5 September 1961 and was contested between First Division side Aston Villa and Second Division team Rotherham United. Aston Villa won the game 3-2 on aggregate (after extra time).

First leg[edit]

22 August 1961
Rotherham United 2 – 0 Aston Villa
Kirkman (51 mins)
Webster (55 mins)
Millmoor, Rotherham
Attendance: 12,226
Referee: K. A. Collinge.

Second leg[edit]

5 September 1961
Aston Villa 3 – 0 (aet) Rotherham United
O'Neill (67 mins)
Burrows (69 mins)
McParland (109 mins)
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 30,765
Referee: C. W. Kingston.

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ a b c After Extra Time

External links[edit]