1989 Football League Cup Final

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1989 Football League Cup Final
Event 1988–89 Football League Cup
Date 9 April 1989
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee Roger Milford (Somerset)
Attendance 76,130

The 1989 Football League Cup Final was a football match played on 9 April 1989 between Nottingham Forest and the 1988 League Cup winners, Luton Town at Wembley Stadium. Nottingham Forest claimed victory in the 29th League Cup final with a 3–1 victory. Luton opened the scoring in the first half with a header from Mick Harford, while Forest's Lee Chapman had a goal disallowed at the other end. In the second half Forest took control and equalised with a penalty by Nigel Clough. Soon after, Tommy Gaynor provided a cross for Neil Webb to control and slot into the Luton net. Clough completed the scoring with a low drilled shot from just outside the penalty area. It was Forest's third victory in this competition.

Match details[edit]

9 April 1989
Nottingham Forest 3–1 Luton Town
Webb Goal
Clough Goal Goal
Harford Goal
Wembley, London
Attendance: 76,130
Referee: Roger Milford (Somerset)
Nottingham Forest
Luton Town
GK 1 Steve Sutton
RB 2 Brian Laws
LB 3 Stuart Pearce
CB 4 Des Walker
CB 5 Terry Wilson
LM 6 Steve Hodge
RM 7 Tommy Gaynor
CM 8 Neil Webb
CF 9 Nigel Clough
CF 10 Lee Chapman
CM 11 Garry Parker
Brian Clough
GK 1 Les Sealey
RB 2 Tim Breacker
LB 3 Ashley Grimes Substituted off
CM 4 David Preece
CB 5 Steve Foster
CB 6 Dave Beaumont
RM 7 Danny Wilson
CF 8 Roy Wegerle
CF 9 Mick Harford
CM 10 Ricky Hill
LM 11 Kingsley Black
DF Darron McDonough Substituted in
Ray Harford

Road to Wembley[edit]


Luton 1–1 Burnley (R Johnson) 2nd Round 1st Leg

Burnley 0–1 Luton (R Hill) 2nd Round 2nd Leg

Leeds 0–2 Luton (D Wilson, K Black) 3rd Round

Luton 3–1 Manchester City (R Wegerle 2, Oldfield) 4th Round

Luton 1–1 Southampton (M Harford) 5th Round

Southampton 1–2 Luton (M Harford, R Hill) 5th Round Replay

West Ham United 0–3 Luton (M Harford, R Wegerle, D Wilson) Semi-final 1st Leg

Luton 2–0 West Ham United (M Harford, R Wegerle) Semi-final 2nd Leg