1962–63 Football League Cup

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1962–63 League Cup
Country  England &  Wales
Teams 80
Champions Birmingham City
Runners-up Aston Villa

The 1962–63 Football League Cup was the third season of the Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England’s top 92 football clubs. The competition began on 3 September 1962, and ended with the two-legged final on 23 May and 27 May 1963.

The tournament was won by Birmingham City, who beat near-neighbours Aston Villa 3–1 on aggregate. Birmingham won the first leg 3–1 at their home ground St Andrew’s, thanks to goals from Jimmy Bloomfield and Ken Leek (2), with Bobby Thomson scoring Villa’s goal. The second leg at Villa Park ended in a 0–0 draw and Birmingham won 3–1 on aggregate..

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
Aldershot 2–0 Exeter City 05-09-1962
Barrow 3–2 Workington 05-09-1962
Bradford City 2–2 Doncaster Rovers 05-09-1962
Brentford 3–0 Wrexham 04-09-1962
Chester 2–0 Stockport County 05-09-1962
Crewe Alexandra 2–3 Oldham Athletic 05-09-1962
Darlington 1–0 Chesterfield 05-09-1962
Halifax Town 2–3 Mansfield Town 13-09-1962
Hartlepools United 1–1 Barnsley 06-09-1962
Newport County 2–1 Gillingham 05-09-1962
Shrewsbury Town 3–1 Millwall 05-09-1962
Southport 0–0 Rochdale 05-09-1962
Torquay United 2–0 Oxford United 03-09-1962
Tranmere Rovers 2–3 Carlisle United 03-09-1962
Watford 1–2 Colchester United 06-09-1962
York City 2–2 Lincoln City 05-09-1962

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Barnsley 2–1 Hartlepools United 13-09-1962
Doncaster Rovers 2–0 Bradford City 18-09-1962
Lincoln City 2–0 York City 19-09-1962
Rochdale 1–2[3] Southport 18-09-1962

Second Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aldershot 0–3 Newport County 26-09-1962
Aston Villa 6–1 Peterborough United 24-09-1962
Barnsley 3–2 Grimsby Town 25-09-1962
Barrow 3–1 Shrewsbury Town 24-09-1962
Birmingham City 5–0 Doncaster Rovers 26-09-1962
Bradford Park Avenue 3–1 Huddersfield Town 26-09-1962
Brentford 1–4 Sheffield United 26-09-1962
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–5 Portsmouth 25-09-1962
Bristol City 1–2 Rotherham United 25-09-1962
Bristol Rovers 2–0 Port Vale 27-09-1962
Bury 2–2 Lincoln City 24-09-1962
Cardiff City 5–1 Reading 26-09-1962
Chester 2–2 Mansfield Town 26-09-1962
Coventry City 3–2 Swansea Town 26-09-1962
Derby County 1–1 Blackburn Rovers 26-09-1962
Fulham 4–0 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 26-09-1962
Hull City 2–2 Middlesbrough 24-09-1962
Leeds United 2–1 Crystal Palace 26-09-1962
Leicester City 4–4 Charlton Athletic 26-09-1962
Manchester City 0–0 Blackpool 24-09-1962
Newcastle United 1–1 Leyton Orient 26-09-1962
Northampton Town 2–0 Colchester United 26-09-1962
Norwich City 4–0 Bolton Wanderers 26-09-1962
Queens Park Rangers 1–2 Preston North End 24-09-1962
Southampton 1–1 Scunthorpe United 24-09-1962
Southend United 2–3 Notts County 26-09-1962
Southport 1–3 Luton Town 24-09-1962
Sunderland 7–1 Oldham Athletic 24-09-1962
Swindon Town 4–0 Darlington 25-09-1962
Torquay United 1–2 Carlisle United 26-09-1962
Walsall 1–2 Stoke City 25-09-1962
West Ham United 6–0 Plymouth Argyle 26-09-1962

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Blackburn Rovers 3–1 Derby County 02-10-1962
Blackpool 3–3[3] Manchester City 08-10-1962
Charlton Athletic 2–1 Leicester City 02-10-1962
Leyton Orient 4–2 Newcastle United 01-10-1962
Lincoln City 2–3 Bury 08-10-1962
Mansfield Town 0–1 Chester 10-10-1962
Middlesbrough 1–1[3] Hull City 08-10-1962
Scunthorpe United 2–2[3] Southampton 02-10-1962

2nd Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Hull City 3–0[3] Middlesbrough 10-10-1962
Manchester City 4–2 Blackpool 15-10-1962
Scunthorpe United 0–3 Southampton 09-10-1962

Third Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa 3–1 Stoke City 17-10-1962
Barnsley 1–2 Luton Town 16-10-1962
Barrow 1–1 Birmingham City 15-10-1962
Blackburn Rovers 4–0 Leeds United 17-10-1962
Bradford Park Avenue 2–2 Charlton Athletic 16-10-1962
Bristol Rovers 2–0 Cardiff City 23-10-1962
Bury 3–1 Sheffield United 23-10-1962
Carlisle United 1–1 Norwich City 16-10-1962
Hull City 1–2 Fulham 17-10-1962
Leyton Orient 9–2 Chester 17-10-1962
Newport County 1–2 Manchester City 24-10-1962
Northampton Town 1–1 Preston North End 16-10-1962
Notts County 5–0 Swindon Town 17-10-1962
Portsmouth 5–1 Coventry City 17-10-1962
Rotherham United 3–1 West Ham United 16-10-1962
Sunderland 2–0 Scunthorpe United 17-10-1962

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Birmingham City 5–1 Barrow 29-10-1962
Charlton Athletic 1–0 Bradford Park Avenue 23-10-1962
Norwich City 5–0 Carlisle United 24-10-1962
Preston North End 2–1 Northampton Town 29-10-1962

Fourth Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa 6–2 Preston North End 12-11-1962
Birmingham City 3–2 Notts County 14-11-1962
Blackburn Rovers 4–1 Rotherham United 14-11-1962
Bury 3–1 Bristol Rovers 13-11-1962
Leyton Orient 3–2 Charlton Athletic 12-11-1962
Manchester City 1–0 Luton Town 14-11-1962
Norwich City 1–0 Fulham 14-11-1962
Portsmouth 0–0 Sunderland 14-11-1962

Replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Sunderland 2–1 Portsmouth 21-11-1962

Fifth Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa 4–1 Norwich City 03-12-1962
Birmingham City 6–0 Manchester City 11-12-1962
Leyton Orient 0–2 Bury 03-12-1962
Sunderland 3–2 Blackburn Rovers 05-12-1962

Semi-Finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Birmingham City 3–2 Bury 27-03-1963
Sunderland 1–3 Aston Villa 12-01-1963

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Aston Villa 0–0 Sunderland 22-04-1963 3-1
Bury 1–1 Birmingham City 08-04-1963 3-4

Final[edit]

The final was played over two legs. The first leg was held at St Andrew's, Birmingham on 23 May 1963 and the second leg was held at Villa Park, Birmingham, on 27 May 1963.

23 May 1963
Birmingham City 3–1 Aston Villa
Bloomfield Goal
Leek Goal Goal
Summary Goal Thomson
St Andrew's, Birmingham
Attendance: 31,580
Referee: E. Crawford
27 May 1963
Aston Villa 0–0 Birmingham City
Summary
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 37,921
Referee: A.W. Sparling

Birmingham City won 3–1 on aggregate.

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ "Results". Archived from the original on 13 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-05. 
  2. ^ Rothmans Football Yearbook 1970–71, p. 606.
  3. ^ a b c d e After Extra Time