1975–76 Football League Cup

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The Football League Cup 1975–76 was the 16th season of the Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The tournament started on 18 August 1975 and ended with the final at Wembley on 28 February 1976.

This was the first season in which the First Round was played over two legs.

Manchester City won the tournament after defeating Newcastle United in the final at Wembley Stadium, London.

1975–76 Football League Cup
League Cup
Country England &  Wales
Teams 92
Champions Manchester City
Runners-up Newcastle United

First round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aldershot 1–1 Portsmouth 20 August 1975
Bradford City 2–0 York City 20 August 1975
Brentford 2–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 19 August 1975
Bury 2–0 Rochdale 19 August 1975
Cambridge United 1–1 Charlton Athletic 19 August 1975
Cardiff City 1–2 Bristol Rovers 20 August 1975
Crewe Alexandra 2–1 Tranmere Rovers 20 August 1975
Crystal Palace 3–0 Colchester United 19 August 1975
Darlington 0–2 Sheffield Wednesday 19 August 1975
Doncaster Rovers 3–1 Grimsby Town 19 August 1975
Halifax Town 4–1 Hartlepool 19 August 1975
Huddersfield Town 2–1 Barnsley 19 August 1975
Lincoln City 4–2 Chesterfield 20 August 1975
Mansfield Town 4–0 Scunthorpe United 20 August 1975
Newport County 1–1 Exeter City 19 August 1975
Oldham Athletic 3–0 Workington 18 August 1975
Plymouth Argyle 2–0 Bournemouth 19 August 1975
Port Vale 4–2 Hereford United 19 August 1975
Preston North End 2–0 Blackburn Rovers 19 August 1975
Reading 0–1 Gillingham 20 August 1975
Rotherham United 1–2 Nottingham Forest 19 August 1975
Southend United 2–0 Peterborough United 20 August 1975
Southport 3–1 Stockport County 20 August 1975
Swansea City 1–2 Torquay United 19 August 1975
Swindon Town 2–1 Millwall 19 August 1975
Walsall 0–0 Shrewsbury Town 19 August 1975
Watford 2–0 Northampton Town 19 August 1975
Wrexham 3–0 Chester City 20 August 1975

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Barnsley 1–1 Huddersfield Town 27 August 1975 2–3
Blackburn Rovers 0–0 Preston North End 27 August 1975 0–2
Bournemouth 1–2 Plymouth Argyle 26 August 1975 1–4
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–1 Brentford 27 August 1975 2–3
Bristol Rovers 1–1 Cardiff City 26 August 1975 3–2
Charlton Athletic 3–0 Cambridge United 26 August 1975 4–1
Chester City 0–0 Wrexham 27 August 1975 0–3
Chesterfield 3–2 Lincoln City 25 August 1975 5–6
Colchester United 3–1 Crystal Palace 25 August 1975 3–4
Exeter City 2–0 Newport County 26 August 1975 3–1
Gillingham 1–1 Reading 25 August 1975 2–1
Grimsby Town 0–0 Doncaster Rovers 25 August 1975 1–3
Hartlepool 2–1 Halifax Town 25 August 1975 3–5
Hereford United 2–0 Port Vale 27 August 1975 4–4
Millwall 0–1 Swindon Town 25 August 1975 1–3
Northampton Town 1–1 Watford 27 August 1975 1–3
Nottingham Forest 5–1 Rotherham United 27 August 1975 7–2
Peterborough United 3–0 Southend United 27 August 1975 3–2
Portsmouth 2–1 Aldershot 26 August 1975 3–2
Rochdale 0–2 Bury 26 August 1975 0–4
Scunthorpe United 0–2 Mansfield Town 26 August 1975 0–6
Sheffield Wednesday 0–2 Darlington 27 August 1975 2–2
Shrewsbury Town 2–1 Walsall 26 August 1975 2–1
Stockport County 1–2 Southport 25 August 1975 2–5
Torquay United 5–3 Swansea City 27 August 1975 7–4
Tranmere Rovers 2–1 Crewe Alexandra 26 August 1975 3–3
Workington 1–3 Oldham Athletic 26 August 1975 1–6
York City 3–0 Bradford City 26 August 1975 3–2

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Crewe Alexandra 2–1[1] Tranmere Rovers 2 September 1975
Port Vale 0–1 Hereford United 1 September 1975
Sheffield Wednesday 0–0[1][2] Darlington 3 September 1975

Second round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa 2–0 Oldham Athletic 10 September 1975
Birmingham City 4–0 Orient 9 September 1975
Bolton Wanderers 1–3 Coventry City 10 September 1975
Bury 1–2 Middlesbrough 9 September 1975
Carlisle United 2–0 Gillingham 9 September 1975
Charlton Athletic 3–3 Oxford United 9 September 1975
Crewe Alexandra 1–0 Chelsea 10 September 1975
Darlington 2–1 Luton Town 9 September 1975
Derby County 2–1 Huddersfield Town 10 September 1975
Doncaster Rovers 2–1 Crystal Palace 9 September 1975
Everton 2–2 Arsenal 9 September 1975
Halifax Town 2–4 Sheffield United 10 September 1975
Hereford United 1–4 Burnley 10 September 1975
Hull City 4–2 Preston North End 9 September 1975
Leeds United 3–2 Ipswich Town 9 September 1975
Lincoln City 2–1 Stoke City 10 September 1975
Manchester United 2–1 Brentford 10 September 1975
Newcastle United 6–0 Southport 10 September 1975
Norwich City 1–1 Manchester City 10 September 1975
Nottingham Forest 1–0 Plymouth Argyle 10 September 1975
Notts County 2–1 Sunderland 9 September 1975
Peterborough United 2–0 Blackpool 10 September 1975
Portsmouth 1–1 Leicester City 9 September 1975
Shrewsbury Town 1–4 Queens Park Rangers 9 September 1975
Southampton 0–1 Bristol Rovers 9 September 1975
Swindon Town 2–2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 September 1975
Torquay United 1–1 Exeter City 10 September 1975
Watford 0–1 Tottenham Hotspur 9 September 1975
West Bromwich Albion 1–1 Fulham 9 September 1975
West Ham United 0–0 Bristol City 9 September 1975
Wrexham 1–2 Mansfield Town 10 September 1975
York City 0–1 Liverpool 10 September 1975

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Arsenal 0–1 Everton 23 September 1975
Bristol City 1–3 West Ham United 24 September 1975
Exeter City 1–2 Torquay United 17 September 1975
Fulham 1–0 West Bromwich Albion 24 September 1975
Leicester City 1–0[1] Portsmouth 17 September 1975
Manchester City 2–2[1] Norwich City 17 September 1975
Oxford United 1–1[1] Charlton Athletic 17 September 1975
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–2 Swindon Town 16 September 1975

2nd Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Norwich City 1–6 Manchester City 29 September 1975
Oxford United 2–3[1] Charlton Athletic 29 September 1975

Third round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa 1–2 Manchester United 8 October 1975
Birmingham City 0–2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 October 1975
Bristol Rovers 1–1 Newcastle United 7 October 1975
Crewe Alexandra 0–2 Tottenham Hotspur 8 October 1975
Everton 2–0 Carlisle United 8 October 1975
Fulham 0–1 Peterborough United 8 October 1975
Hull City 2–0 Sheffield United 7 October 1975
Leeds United 0–1 Notts County 8 October 1975
Leicester City 2–1 Lincoln City 8 October 1975
Liverpool 1–1 Burnley 7 October 1975
Manchester City 2–1 Nottingham Forest 8 October 1975
Mansfield Town 2–0 Coventry City 8 October 1975
Middlesbrough 1–0 Derby County 7 October 1975
Queens Park Rangers 1–1 Charlton Athletic 7 October 1975
Torquay United 1–1 Doncaster Rovers 7 October 1975
West Ham United 3–0 Darlington 8 October 1975

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Burnley 1–0 Liverpool 14 October 1975
Charlton Athletic 0–3 Queens Park Rangers 14 October 1975
Doncaster Rovers 3–0 Torquay United 13 October 1975
Newcastle United 2–0 Bristol Rovers 15 October 1975

Fourth round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Burnley 2–0 Leicester City 11 November 1975
Doncaster Rovers 2–1 Hull City 11 November 1975
Everton 2–2 Notts County 11 November 1975
Manchester City 4–0 Manchester United 12 November 1975
Mansfield Town 1–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 November 1975
Middlesbrough 3–0 Peterborough United 11 November 1975
Queens Park Rangers 1–3 Newcastle United 11 November 1975
Tottenham Hotspur 0–0 West Ham United 12 November 1975

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Notts County 2–0 Everton 25 November 1975
West Ham United 0–2[1] Tottenham Hotspur 24 November 1975

Fifth Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Burnley 0–2 Middlesbrough 3 December 1975
Manchester City 4–2 Mansfield Town 3 December 1975
Newcastle United 1–0 Notts County 3 December 1975
Tottenham Hotspur 7–2 Doncaster Rovers 3 December 1975

Semi-finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Middlesbrough 1–0 Manchester City 13 January 1976
Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 Newcastle United 14 January 1976

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Manchester City 4–0 Middlesbrough 21 January 1976 4–1
Newcastle United 3–1 Tottenham Hotspur 21 January 1976 3–2

Final[edit]

The final was held at Wembley Stadium, London on 27 February 1976.

28 February 1976
15:00 BST
Manchester City 2–1 Newcastle United
Barnes Goal 11'
Tueart Goal 46'
Gowling Goal 35'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: J.K. Taylor
MANCHESTER CITY:
GK 1 Joe Corrigan
DF 2 Ged Keegan
DF 3 Willie Donachie
DF 4 Mike Doyle (c)
DF 5 Dave Watson
MF 6 Alan Oakes
MF 7 Peter Barnes
MF 8 Tommy Booth
FW 9 Joe Royle
MF 10 Asa Hartford
FW 11 Dennis Tueart
Substitute:
DF 12 Kenny Clements
Manager:
Tony Book
NEWCASTLE UNITED:
GK 1 Mike Mahoney
DF 2 Irving Nattrass
DF 3 Alan Kennedy
DF 4 Stewart Barrowclough
DF 5 Glenn Keeley
MF 6 Pat Howard
MF 7 Mickey Burns
MF 8 Tommy Cassidy
FW 9 Malcolm Macdonald
FW 10 Alan Gowling
MF 11 Tommy Craig (c)
Substitute:
FW 12 Paul Cannell
Manager:
Gordon Lee

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g After Extra Time
  2. ^ Darlington won 5–3 on penalties