1970–71 Football League Cup

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The 1970–71 Football League Cup was the 11th season of the Football League Cup, a knock-out competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The tournament started on 17 August 1970 and ended with the final at Wembley on 27 February 1971.

Tottenham Hotspur won the tournament after defeating Aston Villa in the final at Wembley Stadium, London.

This was to be the last season in which it wasn't compulsory to enter the tournament. The only team who did not enter in 1970–71 was Everton, the previous season's league champions. After 1971–72 entry to the tournament became compulsory.

1970–71 Football League Cup
Country England &  Wales
Teams 91
Champions Tottenham Hotspur
Runners-up Aston Villa

First round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aldershot 1–0 Brentford 18 August 1970
Aston Villa 4–0 Notts County 18 August 1970
Barnsley 0–1 Rotherham United 19 August 1970
Birmingham City 3–3 Wrexham 17 August 1970
Bristol Rovers 1–0 Brighton & Hove Albion 17 August 1970
Bury 1–3 Oldham Athletic 17 August 1970
Charlton Athletic 3–0 Southend United 17 August 1970
Chester 2–1 Shrewsbury Town 19 August 1970
Colchester United 5–0 Cambridge United 19 August 1970
Crewe Alexandra 2–2 Tranmere Rovers 18 August 1970
Doncaster Rovers 1–1 Darlington 19 August 1970
Exeter City 0–0 Swansea City 17 August 1970
Fulham 1–0 Orient 19 August 1970
Gillingham 0–1 Luton Town 19 August 1970
Halifax Town 3–2 Bradford City 19 August 1970
Hartlepool 2–3 York City 19 August 1970
Lincoln City 2–1 Grimsby Town 19 August 1970
Mansfield Town 6–2 Chesterfield 19 August 1970
Newport County 2–1 Reading 19 August 1970
Port Vale 0–1 Walsall 17 August 1970
Portsmouth 2–0 Plymouth Argyle 19 August 1970
Rochdale 1–0 Southport 19 August 1970
Scunthorpe United 2–3 Northampton Town 19 August 1970
Stockport County 0–1 Preston North End 19 August 1970
Torquay United 1–1 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 18 August 1970
Watford 2–0 Peterborough United 18 August 1970
Workington 2–0 Barrow 18 August 1970

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 1–2 Torquay United 26 August 1970
Darlington 3–1 Doncaster Rovers 24 August 1970
Swansea City 4–2[1] Exeter City 25 August 1970
Tranmere Rovers 4–0 Crewe Alexandra 24 August 1970
Wrexham 2–3 Birmingham City 26 August 1970

Second round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aldershot 1–3 Manchester United 9 September 1970
Aston Villa 2–0 Burnley 9 September 1970
Blackpool 4–1 Newport County 9 September 1970
Bolton Wanderers 1–0 Blackburn Rovers 9 September 1970
Bristol Rovers 2–1 Newcastle United 8 September 1970
Carlisle United 2–1 Manchester City 9 September 1970
Colchester United 1–1 Birmingham City 9 September 1970
Crystal Palace 3–3 Rochdale 9 September 1970
Darlington 0–4 Fulham 9 September 1970
Derby County 3–1 Halifax Town 8 September 1970
Huddersfield Town 0–0 Nottingham Forest 9 September 1970
Ipswich Town 0–0 Arsenal 8 September 1970
Leicester City 3–2 Southampton 9 September 1970
Lincoln City 2–1 Sunderland 9 September 1970
Luton Town 3–0 Workington 8 September 1970
Mansfield Town 0–0 Liverpool 8 September 1970
Norwich City 0–0 Chester 9 September 1970
Oldham Athletic 2–4 Middlesbrough 8 September 1970
Oxford United 1–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 September 1970
Portsmouth 1–0 Walsall 9 September 1970
Queens Park Rangers 4–0 Cardiff City 8 September 1970
Rotherham United 0–0 Bristol City 8 September 1970
Sheffield United 1–0 Leeds United 8 September 1970
Sheffield Wednesday 1–1 Chelsea 9 September 1970
Stoke City 0–0 Millwall 9 September 1970
Swindon Town 4–2 Watford 8 September 1970
Torquay United 1–3 Preston North End 9 September 1970
Tottenham Hotspur 3–0 Swansea City 9 September 1970
Tranmere Rovers 1–1 Coventry City 9 September 1970
West Bromwich Albion 3–1 Charlton Athletic 8 September 1970
West Ham United 1–0 Hull City 9 September 1970
York City 0–0 Northampton Town 9 September 1970

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Arsenal 4–0 Ipswich Town 28 September 1970
Birmingham City 2–1 Colchester United 15 September 1970
Bristol City 4–0 Rotherham United 15 September 1970
Chelsea 2–1 Sheffield Wednesday 22 September 1970
Chester 1–2 Norwich City 16 September 1970
Coventry City 2–1 Tranmere Rovers 22 September 1970
Liverpool 3–2[1] Mansfield Town 22 September 1970
Millwall 2–1 Stoke City 16 September 1970
Northampton Town 1–1[1] York City 15 September 1970
Nottingham Forest 2–0 Huddersfield Town 16 September 1970
Rochdale 1–3 Crystal Palace 14 September 1970

Second Replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
York City 1–2 Northampton Town 28 September 1970

Third round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Birmingham City 2–1 Nottingham Forest 6 October 1970
Blackpool 0–1 Bristol City 7 October 1970
Bolton Wanderers 1–1 Leicester City 7 October 1970
Carlisle United 3–1 Oxford United 6 October 1970
Chelsea 3–2 Middlesbrough 7 October 1970
Coventry City 3–1 West Ham United 6 October 1970
Crystal Palace 4–0 Lincoln City 7 October 1970
Derby County 4–2 Millwall 7 October 1970
Fulham 2–0 Queens Park Rangers 6 October 1970
Luton Town 0–1 Arsenal 6 October 1970
Manchester United 1–0 Portsmouth 7 October 1970
Northampton Town 1–1 Aston Villa 6 October 1970
Norwich City 1–1 Bristol Rovers 7 October 1970
Preston North End 0–1 West Bromwich Albion 6 October 1970
Swindon Town 2–0 Liverpool 6 October 1970
Tottenham Hotspur 2–1 Sheffield United 7 October 1970

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa 3–0 Northampton Town 13 October 1970
Bristol Rovers 3–1[1] Norwich City 13 October 1970
Leicester City 1–0 Bolton Wanderers 12 October 1970

Fourth round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa 1–0 Carlisle United 28 October 1970
Bristol Rovers 3–0 Birmingham City 27 October 1970
Coventry City 1–0 Derby County 27 October 1970
Crystal Palace 0–0 Arsenal 28 October 1970
Fulham 1–0 Swindon Town 27 October 1970
Leicester City 2–2 Bristol City 28 October 1970
Manchester United 2–1 Chelsea 28 October 1970
Tottenham Hotspur 5–0 West Bromwich Albion 28 October 1970

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Bristol City 2–1 Leicester City 3 November 1970
Arsenal 0–2 Crystal Palace 9 November 1970

Fifth Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Bristol Rovers 1–1 Aston Villa 17 November 1970
Fulham 0–0 Bristol City 17 November 1970
Manchester United 4–2 Crystal Palace 18 November 1970
Tottenham Hotspur 4–1 Coventry City 18 November 1970

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa 1–0 Bristol Rovers 25 November 1970
Bristol City 1–0 Fulham 24 November 1970

Semi-finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Bristol City 1–1 Tottenham Hotspur 16 December 1970
Manchester United 1–1 Aston Villa 16 December 1970

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Aston Villa 2–1 Manchester United 23 December 1970 3–2
Tottenham Hotspur 2–0[1] Bristol City 23 December 1970 3–1

Final[edit]

The final was held at Wembley Stadium, London on 27 February 1971.

27 February 1971
15:30
Tottenham Hotspur 2–0 Aston Villa
Chivers Goal 78', Goal 82'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: J. Finney
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR:
1 Pat Jennings
2 Joe Kinnear
3 Cyril Knowles
4 Alan Mullery (c)
5 Peter Collins
6 Phil Beal
7 Alan Gilzean
8 Steve Perryman
9 Martin Chivers
10 Martin Peters
11 Jimmy Neighbour
Substitute:
12 Jimmy Pearce
Manager:
Bill Nicholson
ASTON VILLA:
1 John Dunn
2 Keith Bradley
3 Charlie Aitken
4 Brian Godfrey (c)
5 Fred Turnbull
6 Brian Tiler
7 Pat McMahon
8 Bruce Rioch
9 Andy Lochhead
10 Ian Hamilton
11 Willie Anderson
Substitute:
12 Dave Gibson
Manager:
Vic Crowe

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e After Extra Time