1966–67 Football League Cup

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The 1966–67 Football League Cup was the seventh season of the Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The competition started on 23 August 1966 and ended with the final on 4 April 1967. This was the first season during which Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton participated in the League Cup.

The final was contested by Third Division side Queens Park Rangers and First Division side West Bromwich Albion at Wembley Stadium in London. Clive Clark scored twice in the first half to give West Bromwich Albion a 2–0 half-time lead. However, second half goals from Queens Park Rangers's Roger Morgan, Rodney Marsh and Mark Lazarus turned the game around. Queens Park Rangers, who also won the Third Division championship this season, eventually won the match 3–2 to claim the trophy.

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

1966–67 League Cup
Country England &  Wales
Champions Queens Park Rangers
Runners-up West Bromwich Albion

First round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aldershot 2–2 Luton Town 24 August 1966
Barnsley 1–2 Grimsby Town 24 August 1966
Barrow 2–1 Oldham Athletic 24 August 1966
Bradford City 1–1 Doncaster Rovers 24 August 1966
Bradford Park Avenue 2–2 Hartlepools United 23 August 1966
Brentford 0–0 Millwall 24 August 1966
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–0 Leyton Orient 24 August 1966
Bury 2–0 Rochdale 23 August 1966
Cardiff City 1–0 Bristol Rovers 24 August 1966
Chester 2–5 Tranmere Rovers 24 August 1966
Chesterfield 2–1 Scunthorpe United 24 August 1966
Crewe Alexandra 1–0 Stockport County 24 August 1966
Exeter City 2–2 Torquay United 24 August 1966
Halifax Town 0–0 Darlington 23 August 1966
Lincoln City 1–0 Hull City 24 August 1966
Middlesbrough 0–0 York City 24 August 1966
Newport County 1–2 Swansea Town 24 August 1966
Notts County 1–1 Mansfield Town 24 August 1966
Peterborough United 2–1 Oxford United 24 August 1966
Port Vale 1–3 Walsall 23 August 1966
Queens Park Rangers 5–0 Colchester United 23 August 1966
Shrewsbury Town 6–1 Wrexham 24 August 1966
Southend United 0–0 Gillingham 24 August 1966
Southport 0–1 Workington 24 August 1966
Swindon Town 2–1 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 24 August 1966
Watford 1–1 Reading 23 August 1966

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Darlington 4–0 Halifax Town 29 August 1966
Doncaster Rovers 5–2[3] Bradford City 30 August 1966
Gillingham 2–0[3] Southend United 31 August 1966
Hartlepools United 1–2 Bradford Park Avenue 31 August 1966
Luton Town 1–2 Aldershot 29 August 1966
Mansfield Town 3–0 Notts County 29 August 1966
Millwall 0–1 Brentford 29 August 1966
Reading 1–0 Watford 29 August 1966
Torquay United 1–2 Exeter City 31 August 1966
York City 2–1 Middlesbrough 29 August 1966

Second round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aldershot 1–1 Queens Park Rangers 14 September 1966
Arsenal 1–1 Gillingham 13 September 1966
Blackburn Rovers 4–1 Barrow 14 September 1966
Blackpool 5–1 Manchester United 14 September 1966
Bradford Park Avenue 0–0 Grimsby Town 14 September 1966
Brentford 2–4 Ipswich Town 13 September 1966
Bristol City 1–1 Swansea Town 13 September 1966
Bury 2–3 Workington 14 September 1966
Cardiff City 0–1 Exeter City 14 September 1966
Carlisle United 1–1 Tranmere Rovers 14 September 1966
Chelsea 5–2 Charlton Athletic 14 September 1966
Coventry City 2–1 Derby County 13 September 1966
Darlington 1–1 Doncaster Rovers 14 September 1966
Fulham 2–0 Crystal Palace 13 September 1966
Leeds United 1–0 Newcastle United 13 September 1966
Leicester City 5–0 Reading 14 September 1966
Lincoln City 2–1 Huddersfield Town 14 September 1966
Manchester City 3–1 Bolton Wanderers 14 September 1966
Northampton Town 2–2 Peterborough United 14 September 1966
Norwich City 0–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 14 September 1966
Nottingham Forest 1–1 Birmingham City 13 September 1966
Preston North End 2–0 Crewe Alexandra 14 September 1966
Sheffield Wednesday 0–1 Rotherham United 14 September 1966
Shrewsbury Town 1–1 Burnley 14 September 1966
Southampton 4–3 Plymouth Argyle 14 September 1966
Sunderland 1–1 Sheffield United 14 September 1966
Swindon Town 4–1 Portsmouth 13 September 1966
Walsall 2–1 Stoke City 13 September 1966
West Bromwich 6–1 Aston Villa 14 September 1966
West Ham United 1–0 Tottenham 14 September 1966
Wolverhampton 2–1 Mansfield Town 13 September 1966
York City 3–2 Chesterfield 13 September 1966

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Birmingham City 2–1 Nottingham Forest 20 September 1966
Burnley 5–0 Shrewsbury Town 29 September 1966
Doncaster Rovers 2–0 Darlington 19 September 1966
Gillingham 1–1[3] Arsenal 21 September 1966
Grimsby Town 3–1 Bradford Park Avenue 21 September 1966
Peterborough United 0–2 Northampton Town 26 September 1966
Queens Park Rangers 2–0 Aldershot 20 September 1966
Sheffield United 1–0[3] Sunderland 20 September 1966
Swansea Town 2–1[3] Bristol City 19 September 1966
Tranmere Rovers 0–2 Carlisle United 21 September 1966

2nd Replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Arsenal 5–0 Gillingham 28 September 1966

Third round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Arsenal 1–3 West Ham United 5 October 1966
Birmingham City 2–1 Ipswich Town 4 October 1966
Blackpool 1–1 Chelsea 5 October 1966
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–1 Coventry City 5 October 1966
Doncaster Rovers 1–1 Swindon Town 4 October 1966
Exeter City 1–2 Walsall 5 October 1966
Fulham 5–0 Wolverhampton 5 October 1966
Grimsby Town 3–0 Workington 5 October 1966
Leicester City 5–0 Lincoln City 5 October 1966
Northampton Town 2–1 Rotherham United 5 October 1966
Preston North End 1–1 Leeds United 4 October 1966
Sheffield United 2–0 Burnley 12 October 1966
Southampton 3–3 Carlisle United 5 October 1966
Swansea Town 1–2 Queens Park Rangers 5 October 1966
West Bromwich 4–2 Manchester City 5 October 1966
York City 0–2 Blackburn Rovers 4 October 1966

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Carlisle United 2–1[3] Southampton 12 October 1966
Chelsea 1–3 Blackpool 17 October 1966
Coventry City 1–3 Brighton & Hove Albion 11 October 1966
Leeds United 3–0 Preston North End 12 October 1966
Swindon Town 4–2[3] Doncaster Rovers 11 October 1966

Fourth round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Blackpool 4–2 Fulham 26 October 1966
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–1 Northampton Town 26 October 1966
Carlisle United 4–0 Blackburn Rovers 26 October 1966
Grimsby Town 2–4 Birmingham City 26 October 1966
Queens Park Rangers 4–2 Leicester City 25 October 1966
Sheffield United 2–1 Walsall 26 October 1966
Swindon Town 0–2 West Bromwich 25 October 1966
West Ham United 7–0 Leeds United 7 November 1966

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Northampton Town 8–0 Brighton & Hove Albion 8 November 1966

Fifth Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Blackpool 1–3 West Ham United 7 December 1966
Northampton Town 1–3 West Bromwich 7 December 1966
Queens Park Rangers 2–1 Carlisle United 7 December 1966
Sheffield United 2–3 Birmingham City 7 December 1966

Semi-finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Birmingham City 1–4 Queens Park Rangers 17 January 1967
West Bromwich 4–0 West Ham United 18 January 1967

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Queens Park Rangers 3–1 Birmingham City 7 February 1967 7–2
West Ham United 2–2 West Bromwich 8 February 1967 2–6

Final[edit]

The final was held at Wembley Stadium, London on 4 March 1967.

4 March 1967
Queens Park Rangers 3–2 West Bromwich Albion
R. Morgan Goal 63'
Marsh Goal 75'
Lazarus Goal 81'
Summary Goal 7' Goal 36' C. Clark
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 97,952
Referee: Walter Crossley
Queens Park Rangers
West Bromwich Albion
QUEENS PARK RANGERS:
1 Peter Springett
2 Tony Hazell
3 Jim Langley
4 Mike Keen (c)
5 Ron Hunt
6 Frank Sibley
7 Mark Lazarus
8 Keith Sanderson
9 Les Allen
10 Rodney Marsh
11 Roger Morgan
Manager:
Alec Stock
WEST BROMWICH ALBION:
1 Dick Sheppard
2 Bobby Cram
3 Graham Williams (c)
4 Ian Collard
5 Dennis Clarke
6 Doug Fraser
7 Tony Brown
8 Jeff Astle
9 John Kaye
10 Bobby Hope
11 Clive Clark
Manager:
Jimmy Hagan

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.
  • One named substitute.

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ "Results". Archived from the original on 13 March 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Rothmans Football Yearbook 1970–71, p. 610.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g After Extra Time