1961–62 Football League Cup

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1961–62 League Cup
Country  England &  Wales
Champions Norwich City
Runners-up Rochdale

The 1961–62 Football League Cup was the second season of the Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The competition began on 11 September 1961, and ended with the two-legged final on 26 April and 1 May 1961.

The tournament was won by Norwich City, who beat Rochdale 4–0 on aggregate over two legs. Norwich won the first leg 3–0 away at Spotland, thanks to goals from Derrick Lythgoe (2) and Punton. In the second leg at Carrow Road, Jimmy Hill scored to give Norwich a 1–0 win on the night and a 4–0 aggregate victory.

Match dates and results were initially drawn from Soccerbase,[1] and they were later checked against Rothmans Football Yearbook 1970–71.[2]

First Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Barnsley 3–2 Southport 13-09-1961
Barrow 0–2 Portsmouth 13-09-1961
Birmingham City 1–1 Swindon Town 13-09-1961
Blackpool 2–1 Port Vale 13-09-1961
Bolton Wanderers 1–1 Sunderland 13-09-1961
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 2–2 Torquay United 13-09-1961
Bradford City 3–4 Aston Villa 13-09-1961
Bristol Rovers 2–1 Hartlepools United 11-09-1961
Bury 5–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 12-09-1961
Cardiff City 2–0 Wrexham 13-09-1961
Carlisle United 1–1 Huddersfield Town 12-09-1961
Chesterfield 2–3 Norwich City 13-09-1961
Colchester United 1–2 Crewe Alexandra 13-09-1961
Darlington 0–1 Rotherham United 11-09-1961
Doncaster Rovers 3–2 Grimsby Town 13-09-1961
Fulham 1–1 Sheffield United 13-09-1961
Hull City 4–2 Bradford Park Avenue 11-09-1961
Ipswich Town 4–2 Manchester City 11-09-1961
Leeds United 4–1 Brentford 13-09-1961
Lincoln City 1–0 Accrington Stanley 13-09-1961
Luton Town 2–1 Northampton Town 13-09-1961
Mansfield Town 5–2 Exeter City 11-09-1961
Millwall 1–2 Walsall 13-09-1961
Newcastle United 2–0 Scunthorpe United 13-09-1961
Newport County 0–0 Shrewsbury Town 11-09-1961
Nottingham Forest 4–1 Gillingham 11-09-1961
Notts County 2–2 Derby County 14-09-1961
Oldham Athletic 1–4 Charlton Athletic 12-09-1961
Peterborough United 1–3 Blackburn Rovers 11-09-1961
Preston North End 3–1 Aldershot 13-09-1961
Queens Park Rangers 5–2 Crystal Palace 13-09-1961
Reading 4–2 Chester 13-09-1961
Southampton 0–0 Rochdale 13-09-1961
Southend United 0–1 Stoke City 13-09-1961
Stockport County 0–1 Leyton Orient 11-09-1961
Tranmere Rovers 3–6 Middlesbrough 13-09-1961
Watford 3–0 Halifax Town 11-09-1961
West Ham United 3–2 Plymouth Argyle 11-09-1961
Workington 3–0 Coventry City 13-09-1961
York City 3–0 Bristol City 13-09-1961

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Derby County 3–2 Notts County 27-09-1961
Huddersfield Town 3–0 Carlisle United 25-09-1961
Rochdale 2–1 Southampton 27-09-1961
Sheffield United 4–0 Fulham 25-09-1961
Shrewsbury Town 3–1 Newport County 28-09-1961
Sunderland 1–0 Bolton Wanderers 25-09-1961
Swindon Town 2–0 Birmingham City 25-09-1961
Torquay United 0–1 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 25-09-1961

Byes[edit]

Team
Leicester City
Swansea Town

Second Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Barnsley 1–3 Workington 09-10-1961
Bristol Rovers 1–1 Blackburn Rovers 02-10-1961
Bury 3–4 Hull City 03-10-1961
Charlton Athletic 4–1 Stoke City 04-10-1961
Leeds United 3–2 Huddersfield Town 04-10-1961
Leyton Orient 1–1 Blackpool 04-10-1961
Luton Town 0–0 Rotherham United 04-10-1961
Mansfield Town 1–1 Cardiff City 05-10-1961
Middlesbrough 3–1 Crewe Alexandra 04-10-1961
Norwich City 3–2 Lincoln City 04-10-1961
Portsmouth 1–1 Derby County 04-10-1961
Preston North End 3–1 Swindon Town 09-10-1961
Queens Park Rangers 1–2 Nottingham Forest 11-10-1961
Rochdale 4–0 Doncaster Rovers 04-10-1961
Sheffield United 2–2 Newcastle United 02-10-1961
Shrewsbury Town 1–3 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 09-10-1961
Sunderland 5–2 Walsall 04-10-1961
Swansea Town 3–3 Ipswich Town 03-10-1961
Watford 3–1 Reading 16-10-1961
West Ham United 1–3 Aston Villa 09-10-1961
York City 2–1 Leicester City 09-10-1961

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Blackburn Rovers 4–0 Bristol Rovers 16-10-1961
Blackpool 5–1 Leyton Orient 30-10-1961
Cardiff City 2–1 Mansfield Town 23-10-1961
Derby County 2–4 Portsmouth 01-11-1961
Ipswich Town 3–2 Swansea Town 24-10-1961
Newcastle United 0–2 Sheffield United 11-10-1961
Rotherham United 2–0 Luton Town 10-10-1961

Third Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa 2–3 Ipswich Town 21-11-1961
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 3–0 Cardiff City 15-11-1961
Norwich City 3–2 Middlesbrough 15-11-1961
Nottingham Forest 1–2 Blackburn Rovers 14-11-1961
Preston North End 0–0 Rotherham United 14-11-1961
Rochdale 1–0 Charlton Athletic 14-11-1961
Sheffield United 1–0 Portsmouth 13-11-1961
Sunderland 2–1 Hull City 15-11-1961
Workington 0–1 Blackpool 15-11-1961
York City 1–1 Watford 15-11-1961

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Rotherham United 3–0 Preston North End 28-11-1961
Watford 2–2[3] York City 21-11-1961

2nd Replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
York City 3–2 Watford 04-12-1961

Bye[edit]

Team
Leeds United

Fourth Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Blackburn Rovers 4–1 Ipswich Town 11-12-1961
Rotherham United 1–1 Leeds United 12-12-1961
York City 1–0 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 13-12-1961

Replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Leeds United 1–2 Rotherham United 15-01-1962

Byes[edit]

Team
Blackpool
Norwich City
Rochdale
Sheffield United
Sunderland

Fifth Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Blackpool 0–0 Sheffield United 06-02-1962
Rochdale 2–1 York City 07-02-1962
Rotherham United 0–1 Blackburn Rovers 06-02-1962
Sunderland 1–4 Norwich City 07-02-1962

Replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Sheffield United 0–2 Blackpool 27-03-1962

Semi-Finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Rochdale 3–1 Blackburn Rovers 19-03-1962
Norwich City 4–1 Blackpool 11-04-1962

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Blackburn Rovers 2–1 Rochdale 04-04-1962 3–4
Blackpool 2–0 Norwich City 16-04-1962 3–4

Final[edit]

The final was played over two legs. The first leg was held at Spotland, Rochdale on 26 April 1962, and the second leg was held at Carrow Road, Norwich, on 1 May 1962.[4]

26 April 1962
Rochdale 0 – 3 Norwich City
Summary Goal Goal Lythgoe
Goal Punton
Spotland, Rochdale
Attendance: 11,123
Referee: A. Holland

Rochdale: Burgin — Milburn, Winton, Bodell, Aspden, James Thompson, Wragg, Hepton, Bimpson, Cairns, Whitaker.

Norwich City: Kennon — McCrohan, Ashman, Burton, Barry Butler, Mullett, Mannion, Lythgoe, Scott, James Hill, Punton.

1 May 1962
Norwich City 1 – 0 Rochdale
Hill Goal Summary
Carrow Road, Norwich City
Attendance: 19,708
Referee: R.H. Mann

Norwich City: Kennon — McCrohan, Ashman, Burton, Barry Butler, Mullett, Mannion, Lythgoe, Scott, James Hill, Punton.

Rochdale: Burgin — Milburn, Winton, Bodell, Aspden, James Thompson, Whyke, Joe Richardson, Bimpson, Cairns, Whitaker.

Norwich City won the League Cup final 4–0 on aggregate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results from Soccerbase". Retrieved 2010-03-05. 
  2. ^ Rothmans Football Yearbook 1970–71, p. 605.
  3. ^ After Extra Time
  4. ^ "Finals Summary". Retrieved 2010-03-20.