1988–89 Scottish League Cup

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1988–89 Scottish League Cup
Country  Scotland
Champions Rangers
Runners-up Aberdeen

The 1988–89 Scottish League Cup was the forty-third season of Scotland's second football knockout competition. The competition was won by Rangers, who defeated Aberdeen in the Final.

First round[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Alloa Athletic 2–4 Stirling Albion 10 August 1988
Brechin City 3–1 Montrose 10 August 1988
Cowdenbeath 0–0[1][2] Albion Rovers 10 August 1988
East Stirlingshire 0–1 Arbroath 11 August 1988
Queen's Park 1–2 Stranraer 10 August 1988
Stenhousemuir 3–0 Berwick Rangers 10 August 1988

Second round[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen 4–0 Arbroath 17 August 1988
Airdrieonians 0–1 Motherwell 17 August 1988
Albion Rovers 2–4 Hamilton Academical 16 August 1988
Brechin City 0–2 Morton 17 August 1988
Celtic 4–1 Ayr United 17 August 1988
Clyde 0–3 Rangers 17 August 1988
Clydebank 2–0 Stenhousemuir 17 August 1988
Dumbarton 1–3[1] St. Mirren 16 August 1988
Dundee 5–1 Queen of the South 17 August 1988
East Fife 1–1[1][3] Dunfermline Athletic 17 August 1988
Falkirk 1–1[1][4] Raith Rovers 17 August 1988
Heart of Midlothian 5–0 St. Johnstone 17 August 1988
Hibernian 4–0 Stranraer 17 August 1988
Kilmarnock 1–0 Forfar Athletic 17 August 1988
Meadowbank Thistle 2–1 Stirling Albion 16 August 1988
Partick Thistle 0–2 Dundee United 16 August 1988

Third round[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Celtic 7–2 Hamilton Academical 24 August 1988
Dundee 2–1 Falkirk 24 August 1988
Dunfermline Athletic 2–1 Motherwell 24 August 1988
Morton 1–2 Aberdeen 23 August 1988
Hibernian 1–0 Kilmarnock 23 August 1988
Meadowbank Thistle 0–2 Heart of Midlothian 23 August 1988
Rangers 6–0 Clydebank 24 August 1988
St. Mirren 1–3 Dundee United 24 August 1988

Quarter-finals[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dundee United 2–0 Celtic 31 August 1988
Dunfermline Athletic 1–4 Heart of Midlothian 31 August 1988
Hibernian 1–2[1] Aberdeen 31 August 1988
Rangers 4–1 Dundee 31 August 1988

Semi-finals[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen 2–0 Dundee United 20 September 1988
Rangers 3–0 Heart of Midlothian 21 September 1988

Final[edit]

23 October 1988
Aberdeen 2–3 Rangers
Dodds Goal Goal McCoist Goal Goal
Ferguson Goal
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 72,122
Referee: George Smith

Teams[edit]

ABERDEEN :
GK Theo Snelders
RB Stewart McKimmie
CB Alex McLeish
CB Willie Miller (c)
LB David Robertson
RM Bobby Connor
CM Neil Simpson Substituted off 1'
CM Jim Bett
LM John Hewitt
CF Charlie Nicholas
CF Davie Dodds
Substitutes:
DF Brian Irvine Substituted in 1'
Managers:
Alex Smith
Jocky Scott
RANGERS :
GK Chris Woods
RB Gary Stevens
CB Richard Gough
CB Terry Butcher (c)
LB John Brown
RM Davie Cooper
CM Ian Ferguson
CM Ray Wilkins
LM Mark Walters
CF Ally McCoist
CF Kevin Drinkell
Manager:
Graeme Souness

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e After Extra Time
  2. ^ Albion Rovers F.C. won 4–3 on penalties
  3. ^ Dunfermline Athletic F.C. won 4–3 on penalties
  4. ^ FalkirkF.C. won 9–8 on penalties