1966 Football League Cup Final

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The 1966 Football League Cup Final, the sixth Football League Cup final to be staged since the competition's inception, was contested between West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United. It was the last to be played over two legs, with West Brom winning 5–3 on aggregate.

West Ham won the first leg 2–1 at the Boleyn Ground, with West Ham's goals coming from Bobby Moore and Johnny Byrne, with Jeff Astle scoring for West Brom. However, Albion won the second leg 4–1 at The Hawthorns. In the second leg West Brom's goals were scored by Graham Williams, Clive Clark, Tony Brown and John Kaye. Martin Peters with West Ham's consolation.

Match details[edit]

First leg[edit]

West Ham United 2–1
(final score after 90 minutes)
West Bromwich Albion
Manager:

Ron Greenwood

Team:
Jim Standen (GK)
Dennis Burnett
Jack Burkett
Martin Peters
Ken Brown
Bobby Moore (C)
Peter Brabrook
Ron Boyce
Johnny Byrne
Geoff Hurst
Brian Dear Scorers:
GoalJohnny Byrne
GoalBobby Moore

Half-time:
0–0

Competition:
Football League Cup (Final First Leg)

Date:
9 March 1966

Venue:
Boleyn Ground, London

Attendance:
28,341

Referee:
D Smith

Manager: Jimmy Hagan

Team:
Ray Potter (GK)
Robert Cram
Ray Fairfax
Doug Fraser
Danny Campbell
Graham Williams
Tony Brown
Jeff Astle
John Kaye
Graham Lovett
Clive Clark Scorers:
GoalJeff Astle

Second leg[edit]

West Bromwich Albion 4–1
(final score after 90 minutes)
Agg: 5–3
West Ham United
Manager:

Team:
Ray Potter (GK)
Robert Cram
Ray Fairfax
Doug Fraser
Danny Campbell
Graham Williams
Tony Brown
Jeff Astle
John Kaye
Bobby Hope
Clive Clark Scorers:
GoalTony Brown
GoalClive Clark
GoalJohn Kaye
GoalGraham Williams

Half-time:
0–0

Competition:
Football League Cup (Final Second Leg)

Date:
23 March 1966

Venue:
The Hawthorns, West Bromwich

Attendance:
31,925

Referee:
J Mitchell

Manager:

Team:
Jim Standen (GK)
Dennis Burnett
Eddie Bovington
Martin Peters
Ken Brown
Bobby Moore (C)
Peter Brabrook
Ron Boyce
Johnny Byrne
Geoff Hurst
Johnny Sissons Scorers:
GoalMartin Peters

Road to the final[edit]

West Ham United[edit]

Round 2 Bristol Rovers 3–3 West Ham United
Round 2 replay West Ham United 3–2 Bristol Rovers
Round 3 West Ham United 4–0 Mansfield Town
Round 4 Rotherham United 1–2 West Ham United
Round 5 Grimsby Town 2–2 West Ham United
Round 5 replay West Ham United 1–0 Grimsby Town
Semi-final (1st leg) West Ham United 5–2 Cardiff City
Semi-final (2nd leg) Cardiff City 1–5 West Ham United
(West Ham United won 10–3 on aggregate)

West Bromwich Albion[edit]

Round 2 West Bromwich Albion 3–1 Walsall
Round 3 Leeds United 2–4 West Bromwich Albion
Round 4 Coventry City 1–1 West Bromwich Albion
Round 4 Replay West Bromwich Albion 6–1 Coventry City
Round 5 West Bromwich Albion 3–1 Aston Villa
Semi-final (1st leg) West Bromwich Albion 2–1 Peterborough United
Semi-final (2nd leg) Peterborough United 2–4 West Bromwich Albion
(West Bromwich Albion won 6–3 on aggregate)