1983–84 Football League Cup

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The 1983–84 Football League Cup was the twenty-second season of the Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The competition started on 29 August 1983 and ended with the final replay 28 March 1984.

The final was contested by First Division teams Everton and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in London.

1983–84 League Cup
Country England &  Wales
Teams 92
Champions Liverpool
Runners-up Everton

First round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aldershot 3–1 Leyton Orient 30 August 1983
Blackpool 2–1 Walsall 30 August 1983
Bolton Wanderers 3–0 Chester City 30 August 1983
Bournemouth 1–2 Bristol Rovers 30 August 1983
Bradford City 0–1 Sheffield United 29 August 1983
Brentford 3–0 Charlton Athletic 30 August 1983
Colchester United 3–2 Reading 30 August 1983
Crewe Alexandra 1–0 Burnley 30 August 1983
Crystal Palace 3–0 Peterborough United 30 August 1983
Exeter City 2–3 Cardiff City 31 August 1983
Gillingham 1–2 Chelsea 30 August 1983
Halifax Town 0–1 Darlington 30 August 1983
Hereford United 3–2 Portsmouth 31 August 1983
Hull City 0–0 Lincoln City 30 August 1983
Mansfield Town 1–2 Huddersfield Town 30 August 1983
Middlesbrough 0–1 Chesterfield 30 August 1983
Millwall 3–0 Northampton Town 29 August 1983
Newport County 2–3 Torquay United 30 August 1983
Oxford United 1–1 Bristol City 31 August 1983
Port Vale 3–1 Wrexham 31 August 1983
Preston North End 1–0 Tranmere Rovers 30 August 1983
Rochdale 0–3 Stockport County 30 August 1983
Rotherham United 0–0 Hartlepool United 30 August 1983
Scunthorpe United 1–1 Doncaster Rovers 30 August 1983
Southend United 1–0 Wimbledon 29 August 1983
Swindon Town 1–0 Plymouth Argyle 30 August 1983
Wigan Athletic 1–2 Bury 30 August 1983

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Bristol City 0–1 Oxford United 12 September 1983 1–2
Bristol Rovers 2–2 Bournemouth 13 September 1983 4–3
Burnley 3–4 Crewe Alexandra 13 September 1983 3–5
Bury 2–0 Wigan Athletic 13 September 1983 4–1
Cardiff City 2–1 Exeter City 13 September 1983 5–3
Charlton Athletic 2–1 Brentford 13 September 1983 2–4
Chelsea 4–0 Gillingham 13 September 1983 6–1
Chester City 3–0[1][2] Bolton Wanderers 14 September 1983 3–3
Chesterfield 0–1[1][3] Middlesbrough 13 September 1983 1–1
Darlington 3–2 Halifax Town 13 September 1983 4–2
Doncaster Rovers 3–0 Scunthorpe United 13 September 1983 4–1
Grimsby Town 2–0[1] York City 13 September 1983 3–2
Hartlepool United 0–1 Rotherham United 14 September 1983 0–1
Huddersfield Town 5–1 Mansfield Town 13 September 1983 7–2
Leyton Orient 3–3 Aldershot 13 September 1983 4–6
Lincoln City 3–1[1] Hull City 14 September 1983 3–1
Northampton Town 1–2 Millwall 13 September 1983 1–5
Peterborough United 3–0[1][4] Crystal Palace 14 September 1983 3–3
Plymouth Argyle 4–1 Swindon Town 13 September 1983 4–2
Portsmouth 3–1 Hereford United 13 September 1983 5–4
Reading 4–3[1][5] Colchester United 14 September 1983 6–6
Sheffield United 1–1 Bradford City 13 September 1983 2–1
Stockport County 2–2 Rochdale 12 September 1983 5–2
Torquay United 1–0 Newport County 14 September 1983 4–2
Tranmere Rovers 0–0 Preston North End 12 September 1983 0–1
Walsall 3–1 Blackpool 13 September 1983 4–3
Wimbledon 6–4[1] Southend United 13 September 1983 6–5
Wrexham 1–5 Port Vale 13 September 1983 2–8

Second round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aldershot 2–4 Notts County 4 October 1983
Brentford 1–4 Liverpool 5 October 1983
Brighton & Hove Albion 4–2 Bristol Rovers 4 October 1983
Bury 1–2 West Ham United 4 October 1983
Cambridge United 2–3 Sunderland 4 October 1983
Cardiff City 0–0 Norwich City 4 October 1983
Carlisle United 2–0 Southampton 4 October 1983
Chesterfield 0–1 Everton 4 October 1983
Derby County 0–3 Birmingham City 5 October 1983
Doncaster Rovers 1–3 Fulham 5 October 1983
Grimsby Town 0–0 Coventry City 4 October 1983
Huddersfield Town 2–1 Watford 4 October 1983
Ipswich Town 4–3 Blackburn Rovers 5 October 1983
Leeds United 0–1 Chester City 5 October 1983
Leicester City 0–2 Chelsea 5 October 1983
Millwall 3–0 West Bromwich Albion 4 October 1983
Newcastle United 1–1 Oxford United 5 October 1983
Plymouth Argyle 1–1 Arsenal 4 October 1983
Port Vale 0–1 Manchester United 3 October 1983
Portsmouth 2–2 Aston Villa 4 October 1983
Queens Park Rangers 8–1 Crewe Alexandra 4 October 1983
Rotherham United 2–3 Luton Town 4 October 1983
Sheffield Wednesday 3–0 Darlington 4 October 1983
Shrewsbury Town 2–1 Sheffield United 4 October 1983
Stockport County 0–2 Oldham Athletic 3 October 1983
Stoke City 0–0 Peterborough United 5 October 1983
Swansea City 1–1 Colchester United 4 October 1983
Torquay United 0–0 Manchester City F.C. 5 October 1983
Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 Lincoln City 5 October 1983
Walsall 1–0 Barnsley 4 October 1983
Wimbledon 2–0 Nottingham Forest 4 October 1983
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–3 Preston North End 4 October 1983

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Arsenal 1–0 Plymouth Argyle 25 October 1983 2–1
Aston Villa [1] Portsmouth 26 October 1983 5–4
Barnsley 0–2 Walsall 25 October 1983 0–3
Birmingham City 4–0 Derby County 25 October 1983 7–0
Blackburn Rovers 1–2 Ipswich Town 26 October 1983 4–6
Bristol Rovers 2–1[1] Brighton & Hove Albion 25 October 1983 4–5
Chelsea 0–2[1][6] Leicester City 25 October 1983 2–2
Chester City 1–4 Leeds United 26 October 1983 2–4
Colchester United 1–0 Swansea City 25 October 1983 2–1
Coventry City 2–1 Grimsby Town 25 October 1983 2–1
Crewe Alexandra 3–0 Queens Park Rangers 25 October 1983 4–8
Darlington 2–4 Sheffield Wednesday 25 October 1983 2–7
Everton 2–2 Chesterfield 26 October 1983 3–2
Fulham 3–1 Doncaster Rovers 26 October 1983 6–2
Lincoln City 2–1 Tottenham Hotspur 26 October 1983 3–4
Liverpool 4–0 Brentford 25 October 1983 8–1
Luton Town 0–2[1] Rotherham United 25 October 1983 3–4
Manchester City F.C. 6–0 Torquay United 25 October 1983 6–0
Manchester United 2–0 Port Vale 26 October 1983 3–0
Norwich City 3–0 Cardiff City 26 October 1983 3–0
Nottingham Forest 1–1 Wimbledon 26 October 1983 1–3
Notts County 4–1 Aldershot 25 October 1983 8–3
Oldham Athletic 2–2 Stockport County 25 October 1983 4–2
Oxford United 2–1 Newcastle United 26 October 1983 3–2
Peterborough United 1–2 Stoke City 26 October 1983 1–2
Preston North End 1–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 25 October 1983 4–2
Sheffield United 2–2 Shrewsbury Town 25 October 1983 3–4
Southampton 3–0[1] Carlisle United 25 October 1983 3–2
Sunderland 4–3 Cambridge United 26 October 1983 7–5
Watford 2–2 Huddersfield Town 25 October 1983 3–4
West Bromwich Albion 5–1 Millwall 25 October 1983 5–4
West Ham United 10–0 Bury 25 October 1983 12–1

Third round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa 3–0 Manchester City F.C. 9 November 1983
Birmingham City 2–2 Notts County 8 November 1983
Chelsea 0–1 West Bromwich Albion 9 November 1983
Colchester United 0–2 Manchester United 8 November 1983
Everton 2–1 Coventry City 9 November 1983
Fulham 1–1 Liverpool 8 November 1983
Ipswich Town 3–2 Queens Park Rangers 9 November 1983
Leeds United 1–1 Oxford United 9 November 1983
Norwich City 0–0 Sunderland 9 November 1983
Preston North End 0–2 Sheffield Wednesday 8 November 1983
Rotherham United 2–1 Southampton 8 November 1983
Stoke City 0–0 Huddersfield Town 8 November 1983
Tottenham Hotspur 1–2 Arsenal 9 November 1983
Walsall 2–1 Shrewsbury Town 8 November 1983
West Ham United 1–0 Brighton & Hove Albion 8 November 1983
Wimbledon 3–1 Oldham Athletic 8 November 1983

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Huddersfield Town 0–2 Stoke City 22 November 1983
Liverpool 1–1[1] Fulham 22 November 1983
Notts County 0–0[1] Birmingham City 22 November 1983
Oxford United 4–1 Leeds United 23 November 1983
Sunderland 1–2 Norwich City 22 November 1983

2nd Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Birmingham City 0–0[1] Notts County 29 November 1983
Fulham 0–1[1] Liverpool 29 November 1983

3rd Replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Notts County 1–3 Birmingham City 5 December 1983

Fourth round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Arsenal 1–2 Walsall 29 November 1983
Birmingham City 1–1 Liverpool 20 December 1983
Ipswich Town 0–1 Norwich City 30 November 1983
Oxford United 1–1 Manchester United 30 November 1983
Rotherham United 1–0 Wimbledon 29 November 1983
Stoke City 0–1 Sheffield Wednesday 30 November 1983
West Bromwich Albion 1–2 Aston Villa 30 November 1983
West Ham United 2–2 Everton 30 November 1983

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Everton 2–0[1] West Ham United 6 December 1983
Liverpool 3–0 Birmingham City 22 December 1983
Manchester United 1–1[1] Oxford United 7 December 1983

2nd Replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Oxford United 2–1[1] Manchester United 19 December 1983

Fifth Round[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Norwich City 0–2 Aston Villa 17 January 1984
Oxford United 1–1 Everton 18 January 1984
Rotherham United 2–4 Walsall 18 January 1984
Sheffield Wednesday 2–2 Liverpool 17 January 1984

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Everton 4–1 Oxford United 24 January 1984
Liverpool 3–0 Sheffield Wednesday 25 January 1984

Semi-finals[edit]

Having already defeated Arsenal, Third Division underdogs Walsall were now faced with a visit to Anfield to take on Liverpool, winners for the previous three years, in the semi-finals. They held the hosts to a 2–2 draw before losing the return leg 2–0 at Fellows Park. In the other semi-final, Everton won the first leg 2–0 against Aston Villa and went through despite a 1–0 defeat in the return leg, setting the scene for the first major domestic cup final between the two Merseyside clubs.

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Everton 2–0 Aston Villa 15 February 1984
Liverpool 2–2 Walsall 7 February 1984

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Aston Villa 1–0 Everton 22 February 1984 1–2
Walsall 0–2 Liverpool 14 February 1984 2–4

Final[edit]

Match details[edit]

25 March 1984
15:00
Liverpool 0 – 0 AET Everton
Report
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 100,000
LIVERPOOL:
GK 1 Bruce Grobbelaar
RB 2 Phil Neal
LB 3 Alan Kennedy
CB 4 Mark Lawrenson
LM 5 Ronnie Whelan
CB 6 Alan Hansen
CF 7 Kenny Dalglish
RM 8 Sammy Lee
CF 9 Ian Rush
CM 10 Craig Johnston Substituted off 91'
CM 11 Graeme Souness (c)
Substitute:
FW 12 Michael Robinson Substituted in 91'
Manager:
Joe Fagan
EVERTON:
GK 1 Neville Southall
DF 2 Gary Stevens
DF 3 John Bailey
DF 4 Kevin Ratcliffe (c)
DF 5 Derek Mountfield
MF 6 Peter Reid
MF 7 Alan Irvine
FW 8 Adrian Heath
FW 9 Graeme Sharp
FW 10 Kevin Richardson
MF 11 Kevin Sheedy
Substitute:
DF 12 Alan Harper
Manager:
Howard Kendall

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.
  • One named substitute.
  • Maximum of one substitution.

Replay[edit]

28 March 1984
19:30
Liverpool 1–0 Everton
Graeme Souness Goal 21' Report
Maine Road, Manchester
Attendance: 52,089
LIVERPOOL:
GK 1 Bruce Grobbelaar
RB 2 Phil Neal
LB 3 Alan Kennedy
CB 4 Mark Lawrenson
LM 5 Ronnie Whelan
CB 6 Alan Hansen
CF 7 Kenny Dalglish
RM 8 Sammy Lee
CF 9 Ian Rush
CM 10 Craig Johnston
CM 11 Graeme Souness (c)
Substitute:
FW 12 Michael Robinson
Manager:
Joe Fagan
EVERTON:
GK 1 Neville Southall
DF 2 Gary Stevens
DF 3 John Bailey
DF 4 Kevin Ratcliffe (c)
DF 5 Derek Mountfield
MF 6 Peter Reid
MF 7 Alan Irvine Substituted off
FW 8 Adrian Heath
FW 9 Graeme Sharp
FW 10 Kevin Richardson
MF 11 Alan Harper
Substitute:
MF 12 Andy King Substituted in
Manager:
Howard Kendall

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • One named substitute.
  • Maximum of one substitution.

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s After Extra Time
  2. ^ Chester City won 2–0 on penalties
  3. ^ Chesterfield won 5–3 on penalties
  4. ^ Peterborough United won 4–2 on penalties
  5. ^ Colchester United won on the Away Goals Rule
  6. ^ Chelsea won 4–3 on penalties