1974–75 Football League Cup

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1974–75 Football League Cup
League Cup
Country England &  Wales
Teams 92
Champions Aston Villa
Runners-up Norwich City

The Football League Cup 1974–75 was the 15th season of the Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The tournament started on 19 August 1974 and ended with the final at Wembley on 1 March 1975.

Aston Villa 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
Barnsley 0–1 Halifax Town 20 August 1974
Bradford City 2–1 Darlington 20 August 1974
Brentford 3–0 Aldershot 21 August 1974
Bristol City 2–1 Cardiff City 19 August 1974
Bristol Rovers 0–0 Plymouth Argyle 20 August 1974
Bury 2–0 Oldham Athletic 20 August 1974
Charlton Athletic 4–0 Peterborough United 20 August 1974
Chester 2–1 Walsall 21 August 1974
Chesterfield 3–0 Grimsby Town 21 August 1974
Colchester United 1–0 Oxford United 20 August 1974
Doncaster Rovers 2–1 Mansfield Town 20 August 1974
Exeter City 3–1 Swansea City 21 August 1974
Gillingham 1–1 Bournemouth 21 August 1974
Hereford United 1–1 Shrewsbury Town 21 August 1974
Newport County 1–0 Torquay United 20 August 1974
Northampton Town 1–0 Port Vale 20 August 1974
Preston North End 1–0 Rochdale 20 August 1974
Reading 0–0 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 August 1974
Rotherham United 1–1 Lincoln City 20 August 1974
Scunthorpe United 1–0 Sheffield Wednesday 20 August 1974
Southend United 2–0 Cambridge United 21 August 1974
Southport 0–2 Tranmere Rovers 21 August 1974
Stockport County 0–2 Blackburn Rovers 21 August 1974
Swindon Town 0–1 Portsmouth 20 August 1974
Watford 1–1 Crystal Palace 21 August 1974
Workington 1–2 Hartlepool 21 August 1974
Wrexham 1–2 Crewe Alexandra 20 August 1974
York City 0–2 Huddersfield Town 21 August 1974

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Bournemouth 1–1[1] Gillingham 28 August 1974
Brighton & Hove Albion 2–2[1] Reading 28 August 1974
Crystal Palace 5–1 Watford 27 August 1974
Lincoln City 1–1[1] Rotherham United 28 August 1974
Plymouth Argyle 0–1 Bristol Rovers 27 August 1974
Shrewsbury Town 0–1 Hereford United 27 August 1974

Second replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Gillingham 1–2[1] Bournemouth 3 September 1974
Reading 0–0[1] Brighton & Hove Albion 3 September 1974
Rotherham United 2–1 Lincoln City 3 September 1974

Third replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Brighton & Hove Albion 2–3 Reading 5 September 1974

Second round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Arsenal 1–1 Leicester City 10 September 1974
Aston Villa 1–1 Everton 11 September 1974
Bolton Wanderers 0–0 Norwich City 10 September 1974
Bournemouth 1–1 Hartlepool 11 September 1974
Bradford City 0–1 Carlisle United 11 September 1974
Bury 2–0 Doncaster Rovers 10 September 1974
Chelsea 4–2 Newport County 11 September 1974
Chester 3–1 Blackpool 11 September 1974
Coventry City 1–2 Ipswich Town 10 September 1974
Crewe Alexandra 2–1 Birmingham City 11 September 1974
Crystal Palace 1–4 Bristol City 10 September 1974
Exeter City 0–1 Hereford United 11 September 1974
Huddersfield Town 1–1 Leeds United 10 September 1974
Hull City 1–2 Burnley 11 September 1974
Liverpool 2–1 Brentford 10 September 1974
Luton Town 1–0 Bristol Rovers 11 September 1974
Manchester City 6–0 Scunthorpe United 10 September 1974
Manchester United 5–1 Charlton Athletic 11 September 1974
Northampton Town 2–2 Blackburn Rovers 10 September 1974
Nottingham Forest 1–1 Newcastle United 10 September 1974
Portsmouth 1–5 Derby County 11 September 1974
Preston North End 2–0 Sunderland 10 September 1974
Queens Park Rangers 1–1 Orient 10 September 1974
Reading 4–2 Rotherham United 11 September 1974
Sheffield United 3–1 Chesterfield 10 September 1974
Southampton 1–0 Notts County 10 September 1974
Southend United 0–2 Colchester United 11 September 1974
Stoke City 3–0 Halifax Town 11 September 1974
Tottenham Hotspur 0–4 Middlesbrough 11 September 1974
Tranmere Rovers 0–0 West Ham United 11 September 1974
West Bromwich Albion 1–0 Millwall 10 September 1974
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–3 Fulham 11 September 1974

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Blackburn Rovers 1–0 Northampton Town 18 September 1974
Everton 0–3 Aston Villa 18 September 1974
Hartlepool 2–2[1] Bournemouth 18 September 1974
Leeds United 1–1[1] Huddersfield Town 24 September 1974
Leicester City 2–1 Arsenal 18 September 1974
Orient 0–3 Queens Park Rangers 17 September 1974
Newcastle United 3–0 Nottingham Forest 25 September 1974
Norwich City 3–1 Bolton Wanderers 17 September 1974
West Ham United 6–0 Tranmere Rovers 18 September 1974

Second replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Bournemouth 1–1[1] Hartlepool 23 September 1974
Leeds United 2–1 Huddersfield Town 7 October 1974

Third replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Hartlepool 1–0 Bournemouth 26 September 1974

Third round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Bristol City 0–0 Liverpool 8 October 1974
Bury 1–2 Leeds United 9 October 1974
Chelsea 2–2 Stoke City 9 October 1974
Chester 1–0 Preston North End 9 October 1974
Colchester United 2–0 Carlisle United 9 October 1974
Crewe Alexandra 2–2 Aston Villa 9 October 1974
Fulham 2–1 West Ham United 8 October 1974
Hartlepool 1–1 Blackburn Rovers 9 October 1974
Ipswich Town 4–1 Hereford United 8 October 1974
Manchester United 1–0 Manchester City 9 October 1974
Middlesbrough 1–0 Leicester City 8 October 1974
Queens Park Rangers 0–4 Newcastle United 8 October 1974
Reading 1–2 Burnley 9 October 1974
Sheffield United 2–0 Luton Town 8 October 1974
Southampton 5–0 Derby County 8 October 1974
West Bromwich Albion 1–1 Norwich City 9 October 1974

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa 1–0 Crewe Alexandra 16 October 1974
Blackburn Rovers 1–2 Hartlepool 16 October 1974
Liverpool 4–0 Bristol City 16 October 1974
Norwich City 2–0[1] West Bromwich Albion 16 October 1974
Stoke City 1–1[1] Chelsea 16 October 1974

Second replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Stoke City 6–2 Chelsea 22 October 1974

Fourth round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Chester 3–0 Leeds United 13 November 1974
Colchester United 0–0 Southampton 13 November 1974
Hartlepool 1–1 Aston Villa 12 November 1974
Ipswich Town 2–1 Stoke City 12 November 1974
Liverpool 0–1 Middlesbrough 12 November 1974
Manchester United 3–2 Burnley 13 November 1974
Newcastle United 3–0 Fulham 13 November 1974
Sheffield United 2–2 Norwich City 12 November 1974

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa 6–1 Hartlepool 25 November 1974
Norwich City 2–1[1] Sheffield United 27 November 1974
Southampton 0–1 Colchester United 25 November 1974

Fifth Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Colchester United 1–2 Aston Villa 3 December 1974
Middlesbrough 0–0 Manchester United 4 December 1974
Newcastle United 0–0 Chester 4 December 1974
Norwich City 1–1 Ipswich Town 4 December 1974

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Chester 1–0 Newcastle United 18 December 1974
Ipswich Town 1–2 Norwich City 10 December 1974
Manchester United 3–0 Middlesbrough 18 December 1974

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Chester 2–2 Aston Villa 15 January 1975
Manchester United 2–2 Norwich City 15 January 1975

Second leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Aston Villa 3–2 Chester 22 January 1975 5–4
Norwich City 1–0 Manchester United 22 January 1975 3–2

Final[edit]

The final was held at Wembley Stadium, London, on 1 March 1975.

1 March 1975
Aston Villa 1–0 Norwich City
Graydon Goal
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 95,946
Referee: G. Hill
GK 1 Jimmy Cumbes
RB 2 John Robson
LB 3 Charlie Aitken
CB 4 Ian Ross (c)
CB 5 Chris Nicholl
MF 6 Bobby McDonald
RW 7 Ray Graydon
FW 8 Brian Little
CF 9 Keith Leonard
MF 10 Chico Hamilton
MF 11 Frank Carrodus
Substitute:
?? 12 Alun Evans
Manager:
Ron Saunders
GK 1 Kevin Keelan
RB 2 Mel Machin
LB 3 Colin Sullivan
MF 4 Peter Morris
CB 5 Duncan Forbes (c)
CB 6 Dave Stringer
RW 7 John Miller
CF 8 Ted MacDougall
CF 9 Phil Boyer
MF 10 Colin Suggett
LW 11 Tony Powell
Substitute:
MF 12 Billy Steele
Manager:
John Bond

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k After Extra Time