1964 Football League Cup Final

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1964 Football League Cup Final
Event 1963–64 Football League Cup
First Leg
Date 15 April 1964
Venue Victoria Ground, Stoke-on-Trent
Attendance 22,309
Second Leg
Date 22 April 1964
Venue Filbert Street, Leicester
Attendance 25,372
1963
1965

The 1964 Football League Cup Final, the fourth to be staged since the competition's inception, was contested between Stoke City and Leicester City, both of the First Division, over two legs. Leicester City won 4–3 on aggregate.[1]


Road to the Final[edit]

Home teams listed first.

Stoke City[edit]

Round 2: Scunthorpe United 2–2 Stoke City

Replay Stoke City 3–3 Scunthorpe United
Replay Scunthorpe United 0–1 Stoke City

Round 3: Stoke City 3–0 Bolton Wanderers

Round 4: Stoke City 2–1 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic

Quarter final: Stoke City 3–2 Rotherham United

Semifinal, 1st leg: Stoke City 2–0 Manchester City

Semifinal, 2nd leg: Manchester City 1–0 Stoke City

Stoke City won 2–1 on aggregate

Leicester City[edit]

Round 2: Leicester City 2–0 Aldershot

Round 3: Tranmere Rovers 1–2 Leicester City

Round 4: Leicester City 3–1 Gillingham

Quarter final: Norwich City 1–1 Leicester City

Replay Leicester City 2–1 (a.e.t) Norwich City

Semifinal, 1st leg: Leicester City 4–3 West Ham United

Semifinal, 2nd leg: West Ham United 0–2 Leicester City

Leicester City won 6–3 on aggregate

Match review[edit]

First leg[edit]

The First leg was played at Stoke City's Victoria Ground and was a very exciting encounter.[1] Peter Dobing hit the post early on and John Ritchie had a shot brilliantly cleared off the line by John Sjoberg.[1] After a goalless first half Keith Bebbington broke the deadlock putting Stoke ahead after 62 minutes after Bill Asprey's 30 yard shot was parried by the Leicester 'keeper Gordon Banks, but Bebbington was fastest to the lose ball.[1] In front of a crowd of 22,309 Stoke went out for a second goal but Leicester's defence held firm and against the run of play they got an equaliser.[1] A poor clearance from Eric Skeels rebounded off Terry Heath into the path of Dave Gibson who lobbed the ball over Lawrie Leslie and into the unguarded net to set up a winner takes all 2nd leg.[1]

Second leg[edit]

For the Second leg at Filbert Street Stoke manager Tony Waddington had to change his goalkeeper with Leslie out with an ankle injury Bobby Irvine taking his place.[1] He was unable to prevent Mike Stringfellow from scoring after six minutes following a defensive error.[1] Stoke hit back and a perfect pass from Jimmy McIlroy cut through the "Foxes" defence and Dennis Viollet levelled the scores.[1] This put Stoke into the ascendency but then a nasty leg injury to Calvin Palmer saw him stretched off and thus put Stoke down to 10 men.[1] Leicester capitalised on the situation and before Palmer was able to get back on the pitch Gibson headed in a Howard Riley corner.[1] With not long left Stoke pushed forward and left a too big a gap in defence and Dave Gibson made it 3–1.[1] Stoke to their credit fought on and pulled one back through George Kinnell but it was too late as Leicester won the tie 3–2 giving them a 4–3 aggregate win and with it the League Cup.[1]

Players and officials[edit]

First Leg[edit]

15 April 1964
Stoke City 1–1 Leicester City
Bebbington Goal Gibson Goal
Victoria Ground, Stoke-On-Trent
Attendance: 22,309
Referee: W.Clements
1 Scotland Lawrie Leslie
2 England Bill Asprey
3 England Tony Allen
4 England Calvin Palmer
5 Scotland George Kinnell
6 England Eric Skeels
7 England Peter Dobing
8 England Dennis Viollet
9 England John Ritchie
10 Northern Ireland Jimmy McIlroy
11 England Keith Bebbington
Manager:
England Tony Waddington
1 England Gordon Banks
2 Scotland John Sjoberg
3 England Colin Appleton
4 Scotland Max Dougan
5 England Ian King
6 England Graham Cross
7 England Howard Riley
8 England Terry Heath
9 England Ken Keyworth
10 Scotland Dave Gibson
11 England Mike Stringfellow
Manager:
Scotland Matt Gillies

Second Leg[edit]

22 April 1964
Leicester City 3–2 Stoke City
StringfellowGoal
Gibson Goal
Riley Goal
Viollet Goal
Kinnell Goal
Filbert Street, Leicester
Attendance: 25,372
Referee: A. Jobling
1 England Gordon Banks
2 Scotland John Sjoberg
3 England Colin Appleton
4 Scotland Max Dougan
5 England Ian King
6 England Graham Cross
7 England Howard Riley
8 England Richie Norman
9 England Ken Keyworth
10 Scotland Dave Gibson
11 England Mike Stringfellow
Manager:
Scotland Matt Gillies
1 Northern Ireland Bobby Irvine
2 England Bill Asprey
3 England Tony Allen
4 England Calvin Palmer
5 Scotland George Kinnell
6 England Eric Skeels
7 England Peter Dobing
8 England Dennis Viollet
9 England John Ritchie
10 Northern Ireland Jimmy McIlroy
11 England Keith Bebbington
Manager
England Tony Waddington


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 

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