1972–73 Football League Cup

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1972–73 Football League Cup
Country England &  Wales
Teams 92
Champions Tottenham Hotspur
Runners-up Norwich City

The 1972–73 Football League Cup was the 12th season of the Football League Cup, a knock-out competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The tournament started on 15 August 1972 and ended with the final at Wembley on 3 March 1973.

Tottenham Hotspur won the tournament after defeating Norwich City in the final at Wembley Stadium, London.

First round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa 4–1 Hereford United 16 August 1972
Barnsley 0–0 Grimsby Town 16 August 1972
Blackburn Rovers 0–1 Rochdale 16 August 1972
Bolton Wanderers 3–0 Oldham Athletic 16 August 1972
Bradford City 1–1 Stockport County 16 August 1972
Brentford 1–0 Cambridge United 16 August 1972
Brighton and Hove Albion 2–1 Exeter City 16 August 1972
Cardiff City 2–2 Bristol Rovers 16 August 1972
Chester City 4–3 Shrewsbury Town 16 August 1972
Darlington 0–1 Rotherham United 16 August 1972
Gillingham 1–0 Colchester United 16 August 1972
Halifax Town 1–2 Bury 15 August 1972
Hartlepool United 1–0 Doncaster Rovers 16 August 1972
Leyton Orient 2–0 Watford 16 August 1972
Mansfield Town 3–1 Lincoln City 16 August 1972
Northampton Town 0–3 Charlton Athletic 15 August 1972
Notts County 3–1 York City 16 August 1972
Oxford United 4–0 Peterborough United 16 August 1972
Plymouth Argyle 0–2 Bournemouth 15 August 1972
Reading 1–1 Fulham 16 August 1972
Scunthorpe United 0–0 Chesterfield 15 August 1972
Southend United 2–1 Aldershot 16 August 1972
Southport 4–1 Walsall 16 August 1972
Swansea City 1–1 Newport County 15 August 1972
Torquay United 1–2 Portsmouth 16 August 1972
Tranmere Rovers 0–1 Port Vale 16 August 1972
Workington 1–0 Preston North End 16 August 1972
Wrexham 4–0 Crewe Alexandra 16 August 1972

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Bristol Rovers 3–1 Cardiff City 22 August 1972
Chesterfield 5–0 Scunthorpe United 23 August 1972
Fulham 1–1[1] Reading 23 August 1972
Grimsby Town 2–0 Barnsley 22 August 1972
Newport County 3–0 Swansea City 22 August 1972
Stockport County 1–1[1] Bradford City 21 August 1972

2nd Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Bradford City 0–2 Stockport County 28 August 1972
Reading 0–1 Fulham 28 August 1972

Second round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Arsenal 1–0 Everton 5 September 1972
Birmingham City 1–1 Luton Town 5 September 1972
Bournemouth 0–0 Blackpool 6 September 1972
Bristol Rovers 4–0 Brighton and Hove Albion 5 September 1972
Bury 1–0 Grimsby Town 5 September 1972
Carlisle United 1–1 Liverpool 5 September 1972
Charlton Athletic 4–3 Mansfield Town 5 September 1972
Coventry City 1–0 Hartlepool United 5 September 1972
Crystal Palace 0–1 Stockport County 5 September 1972
Gillingham 0–2 Millwall 5 September 1972
Hull City 1–0 Fulham 5 September 1972
Leeds United 4–0 Burnley 6 September 1972
Manchester City 4–0 Rochdale 6 September 1972
Middlesbrough 2–0 Wrexham 5 September 1972
Newport County 0–3 Ipswich Town 5 September 1972
Norwich City 2–1 Leicester City 6 September 1972
Nottingham Forest 0–1 Aston Villa 5 September 1972
Notts County 3–2 Southport 6 September 1972
Oxford United 2–2 Manchester United 6 September 1972
Port Vale 1–3 Newcastle United 5 September 1972
Portsmouth 0–1 Chesterfield 6 September 1972
Rotherham United 2–0 Brentford 5 September 1972
Sheffield Wednesday 2–0 Bolton Wanderers 6 September 1972
Southampton 0–0 Chester City 5 September 1972
Southend United 0–1 Chelsea 6 September 1972
Stoke City 3–0 Sunderland 6 September 1972
Swindon Town 0–1 Derby County 5 September 1972
Tottenham Hotspur 2–1 Huddersfield Town 6 September 1972
West Bromwich Albion 2–1 Queens Park Rangers 6 September 1972
West Ham United 2–1 Bristol City 6 September 1972
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 Leyton Orient 5 September 1972
Workington 0–1 Sheffield United 6 September 1972

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Blackpool 1–1[1] Bournemouth 11 September 1972
Chester City 2–2[1] Southampton 13 September 1972
Liverpool 5–1 Carlisle United 19 September 1972
Luton Town 1–1[1] Birmingham City 13 September 1972
Manchester United 3–1 Oxford United 12 September 1972

2nd Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Birmingham City 1–0 Luton Town 19 September 1972
Bournemouth 1–2 Blackpool 18 September 1972
Southampton 2–0 Chester City 20 September 1972

Third round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Arsenal 5–0 Rotherham United 3 October 1972
Aston Villa 1–1 Leeds United 4 October 1972
Birmingham City 2–1 Coventry City 3 October 1972
Bristol Rovers 1–1 Manchester United 3 October 1972
Bury 2–0 Manchester City 3 October 1972
Derby County 0–0 Chelsea 4 October 1972
Hull City 1–2 Norwich City 3 October 1972
Ipswich Town 1–2 Stoke City 3 October 1972
Middlesbrough 1–1 Tottenham Hotspur 3 October 1972
Millwall 2–0 Chesterfield 3 October 1972
Newcastle United 0–3 Blackpool 4 October 1972
Sheffield United 0–0 Charlton Athletic 3 October 1972
Southampton 1–3 Notts County 3 October 1972
Stockport County 2–1 West Ham United 4 October 1972
West Bromwich Albion 1–1 Liverpool 3 October 1972
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–1 Sheffield Wednesday 4 October 1972

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Charlton Athletic 2–2[1] Sheffield United 10 October 1972
Chelsea 3–2 Derby County 9 October 1972
Leeds United 2–0 Aston Villa 11 October 1972
Liverpool 2–1[1] West Bromwich Albion 10 October 1972
Manchester United 1–2 Bristol Rovers 11 October 1972
Tottenham Hotspur 0–0[1] Middlesbrough 11 October 1972

2nd Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Sheffield United 1–0[1] Charlton Athletic 23 October 1972
Tottenham Hotspur 2–1[1] Middlesbrough 30 October 1972

Fourth round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Blackpool 2–0 Birmingham City 31 October 1972
Bury 0–1 Chelsea 31 October 1972
Liverpool 2–2 Leeds United 31 October 1972
Notts County 3–1 Stoke City 31 October 1972
Sheffield United 1–2 Arsenal 31 October 1972
Stockport County 1–5 Norwich City 1 November 1972
Tottenham Hotspur 2–0 Millwall 1 November 1972
Wolverhampton Wanderers 4–0 Bristol Rovers 31 October 1972

Replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Leeds United 0–1 Liverpool 22 November 1972

Fifth Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Arsenal 0–3 Norwich City 21 November 1972
Chelsea 3–1 Notts County 22 November 1972
Liverpool 1–1 Tottenham Hotspur 4 December 1972
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 Blackpool 21 November 1972

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Blackpool 0–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 28 November 1972
Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 Liverpool 6 December 1972

Semi-finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Chelsea 0–2 Norwich City 13 December 1972
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–2 Tottenham Hotspur 20 December 1972

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Norwich City 1–0 Chelsea 3 January 1973 3–0[2]
Tottenham Hotspur 2–2[1] Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 December 1973 4–3

Final[edit]

The final was held at Wembley Stadium, London on 4 March 1973.

The 1973 Football League Cup Final was won by Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs beat Norwich City 1–0 at Wembley Stadium, Ralph Coates with the goal.

3 March 1973
15:30
Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 Norwich City
Coates Goal 72'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 100,000

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k After Extra Time
  2. ^ The first attempt to play the second leg of the semi-final was abandoned due to heavy fog at Carrow Road. Norwich were leading 3-2 on the night, 5–2 on aggregate at the time.