1992–93 Football League Cup

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The Football League Cup 1992–93 was the 33rd Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs. Arsenal won the competition, beating Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 in the final.

1992–93 League Cup
Country England &  Wales
Teams 92
Champions Arsenal
Runners-up Sheffield Wednesday

First round[edit]

56 of the First, Second and Third Division clubs compete from the First Round. Each section is divided equally into a pot of seeded clubs and a pot of unseeded clubs. Clubs' rankings depend upon their finishing position in the 1991–92 season. Reading received a bye to the second round of the competition, as they had been drawn to play Maidstone United, who resigned from the Football League on 17 August due to financial problems.

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Bolton Wanderers 2–1 Port Vale 18 August 1992
Cardiff City 1–0 Bristol City 18 August 1992
Carlisle United 4–1 Burnley 18 August 1992
Chesterfield 2–0 York City 18 August 1992
Colchester United 1–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 18 August 1992
Crewe Alexandra 4–1 Rochdale 18 August 1992
Darlington 1–1 Scunthorpe United 18 August 1992
Doncaster Rovers 0–3 Lincoln City 18 August 1992
Exeter City 0–0 Birmingham City 18 August 1992
Fulham 0–2 Brentford 18 August 1992
Gillingham 2–1 Northampton Town 18 August 1992
Grimsby Town 1–1 Barnsley 19 August 1992
Halifax Town 1–2 Hartlepool United 18 August 1992
Hereford United 2–2 Torquay United 18 August 1992
Hull City 2–2 Rotherham United 18 August 1992
Leyton Orient 2–2 Millwall 18 August 1992
Newcastle United 2–1 Mansfield Town 19 August 1992
Oxford United 3–0 Swansea City 18 August 1992
Peterborough United 4–0 Barnet 18 August 1992
Preston North End 2–1 Stoke City 18 August 1992
Scarborough 3–0 Bradford City 19 August 1992
Shrewsbury Town 1–2 Wigan Athletic 18 August 1992
Stockport County 1–1 Chester City 18 August 1992
Sunderland 2–3 Huddersfield Town 18 August 1992
Tranmere Rovers 3–0 Blackpool 19 August 1992
Walsall 1–1 Bournemouth 19 August 1992
West Bromwich Albion 1–0 Plymouth Argyle 19 August 1992
Wrexham 1–1 Bury 18 August 1992

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Barnet 2–2 Peterborough United 25 August 1992 2–6
Barnsley 1–1[1][2] Grimsby Town 25 August 1992 2–2
Birmingham City 1–4 Exeter City 25 August 1992 1–4
Blackpool 4–0 Tranmere Rovers 25 August 1992 4–3
Bournemouth 0–1 Walsall 25 August 1992 1–2
Bradford City 3–5 Scarborough 26 August 1992 3–8
Brentford 2–0 Fulham 25 August 1992 4–0
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–0 Colchester United 26 August 1992 2–1
Bristol City 5–1 Cardiff City 25 August 1992 5–2
Burnley 1–1 Carlisle United 25 August 1992 2–5
Bury 4–3 Wrexham 25 August 1992 5–4
Chester City 1–2 Stockport County 25 August 1992 2–3
Hartlepool United 3–2 Halifax Town 25 August 1992 5–3
Huddersfield Town 0–1[1][3] Sunderland 26 August 1992 3–3
Lincoln City 1–1 Doncaster Rovers 25 August 1992 4–1
Mansfield Town 0–0 Newcastle United 25 August 1992 1–2
Millwall 3–0 Leyton Orient 26 August 1992 5–2
Northampton Town 0–2 Gillingham 9 September 1992 1–4
Plymouth Argyle 2–0 West Bromwich Albion 25 August 1992 2–1
Port Vale 1–1 Bolton Wanderers 25 August 1992 2–3
Rochdale 1–2 Crewe Alexandra 25 August 1992 2–6
Rotherham United 1–0 Hull City 25 August 1992 3–2
Scunthorpe United 2–0 Darlington 25 August 1992 3–1
Stoke City 4–0 Preston North End 26 August 1992 5–2
Swansea City 1–0 Oxford United 25 August 1992 1–3
Torquay United 5–0 Hereford United 25 August 1992 7–2
Wigan Athletic 0–1[4] Shrewsbury Town 25 August 1992 2–2
York City 0–0 Chesterfield 25 August 1992 0–2

Second round[edit]

First leg matches were played between 21 and 23 September, with most of the second leg matches being played between 6 and 7 October with one of them being played on 27 October.

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Arsenal 1–1 Millwall 22 September 1992
Blackpool 0–4 Portsmouth 23 September 1992
Bolton Wanderers 1–3 Wimbledon 22 September 1992
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–1 Manchester United 23 September 1992
Bristol City 2–1 Sheffield United 22 September 1992
Bury 0–0 Charlton Athletic 22 September 1992
Cambridge United 2–2 Stoke City 22 September 1992
Carlisle United 2–2 Norwich City 22 September 1992
Coventry City 2–0 Scarborough 23 September 1992
Crystal Palace 3–1 Lincoln City 22 September 1992
Exeter City 0–1 Oldham Athletic 22 September 1992
Gillingham 0–0 Southampton 23 September 1992
Huddersfield Town 1–1 Blackburn Rovers 23 September 1992
Leeds United 4–1 Scunthorpe United 22 September 1992
Leicester City 2–0 Peterborough United 23 September 1992
Liverpool 4–4 Chesterfield 22 September 1992
Luton Town 2–2 Plymouth Argyle 23 September 1992
Manchester City 0–0 Bristol Rovers 23 September 1992
Newcastle United 0–0 Middlesbrough 23 September 1992
Notts County 3–2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 22 September 1992
Oxford United 1–2 Aston Villa 23 September 1992
Queens Park Rangers 2–1 Grimsby Town 23 September 1992
Rotherham United 1–0 Everton 23 September 1992
Sheffield Wednesday 3–0 Hartlepool United 23 September 1992
Southend United 1–0 Derby County 23 September 1992
Stockport County 2–3 Nottingham Forest 23 September 1992
Torquay United 0–6 Swindon Town 23 September 1992
Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 Brentford 21 September 1992
Walsall 0–3 Chelsea 23 September 1992
Watford 2–2 Reading 22 September 1992
West Ham United 0–0 Crewe Alexandra 23 September 1992
Wigan Athletic 2–2 Ipswich Town 22 September 1992

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Aston Villa 2–1 Oxford United 7 October 1992 4–2
Blackburn Rovers 4–3[1] Huddersfield Town 6 October 1992 5–4
Brentford 2–4 Tottenham Hotspur 7 October 1992 3–7
Bristol Rovers 1–2[1] Manchester City 7 October 1992 1–2
Charlton Athletic 0–1 Bury 7 October 1992 0–1
Chelsea 1–0 Walsall 7 October 1992 4–0
Chesterfield 1–4 Liverpool 6 October 1992 5–8
Crewe Alexandra 2–0 West Ham United 7 October 1992 2–0
Derby County 7–0 Southend United 7 October 1992 7–1
Everton 3–0 Rotherham United 7 October 1992 3–1
Grimsby Town 2–1[1][5] Queens Park Rangers 6 October 1992 3–3
Hartlepool United 2–2 Sheffield Wednesday 6 October 1992 2–5
Ipswich Town 4–0 Wigan Athletic 6 October 1992 6–2
Lincoln City 1–1 Crystal Palace 6 October 1992 2–4
Manchester United 1–0 Brighton & Hove Albion 7 October 1992 2–1
Middlesbrough 1–3 Newcastle United 7 October 1992 1–3
Millwall 1–1[1][6] Arsenal 7 October 1992 2–2
Norwich City 2–0 Carlisle United 7 October 1992 4–2
Nottingham Forest 2–1 Stockport County 7 October 1992 5–3
Oldham Athletic 0–0 Exeter City 7 October 1992 1–0
Peterborough United 2–1 Leicester City 6 October 1992 2–3
Plymouth Argyle 3–2 Luton Town 6 October 1992 5–4
Portsmouth 2–0 Blackpool 6 October 1992 6–0
Reading 0–2 Watford 7 October 1992 2–4
Scarborough 3–0 Coventry City 7 October 1992 3–2
Scunthorpe United 2–2 Leeds United 27 October 1992 3–6
Sheffield United 4–1 Bristol City 7 October 1992 5–3
Southampton 3–0 Gillingham 7 October 1992 3–0
Stoke City 1–2 Cambridge United 7 October 1992 3–4
Swindon Town 3–2 Torquay United 6 October 1992 9–2
Wimbledon 0–1 Bolton Wanderers 6 October 1992 3–2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–1 Notts County 7 October 1992 2–4

Third round[edit]

Most matches in the third round were played on 27 and 28 October with one match being played between 10 November. Four replays were played between 10 November and 1 December.

Ties[edit]

Home team Score Away team Date
Aston Villa 1–0 Manchester United 28 October 1992
Blackburn Rovers 2–0 Norwich City 28 October 1992
Bury 0–2 Queens Park Rangers 27 October 1992
Chelsea 2–1 Newcastle United 28 October 1992
Crewe Alexandra 0–1 Nottingham Forest 28 October 1992
Derby County 1–1 Arsenal 28 October 1992
Everton 0–0 Wimbledon 28 October 1992
Manchester City 0–1 Tottenham Hotspur 28 October 1992
Notts County 2–3 Cambridge United 27 October 1992
Plymouth Argyle 3–3 Scarborough 27 October 1992
Portsmouth 0–1 Ipswich Town 27 October 1992
Sheffield United 0–0 Liverpool 28 October 1992
Sheffield Wednesday 7–1 Leicester City 27 October 1992
Southampton 0–2 Crystal Palace 28 October 1992
Swindon Town 0–1 Oldham Athletic 27 October 1992
Watford 2–1 Leeds United 10 November 1992

Replays[edit]

Home team Score Away team Date
Arsenal 2–1 Derby County 1 December 1992
Wimbledon 0–1 Everton 10 November 1992
Scarborough 2–1 Plymouth Argyle 11 November 1992
Liverpool 3–0 Sheffield United 11 November 1992

Fourth round[edit]

Most fourth round matches were played between 1 and 9 December with one match being played on 6 January. Three replays were played between 15 and 16 December.

Ties[edit]

Home team Score Away team Date
Aston Villa 2–2 Ipswich Town 2 December 1992
Blackburn Rovers 6–1 Watford 9 December 1992
Cambridge United 1–0 Oldham Athletic 1 December 1992
Everton 2–2 Chelsea 2 December 1992
Liverpool 1–1 Crystal Palace 1 December 1992
Nottingham Forest 2–0 Tottenham Hotspur 2 December 1992
Scarborough 0–1 Arsenal 6 January 1993
Sheffield Wednesday 4–0 Queens Park Rangers 2 December 1992

Replays[edit]

Home team Score Away team Date
Ipswich Town 1–0 Aston Villa 15 December 1992
Chelsea 1–0 Everton 16 December 1992
Crystal Palace 2–1 Liverpool 16 December 1992

Quarter finals[edit]

The quarter final matches were played between 6 and 19 January with one replay being played on 3 February.

Ties[edit]

Home team Score Away team Date
Arsenal 2–0 Nottingham Forest 12 January 1993
Blackburn Rovers 3–2 Cambridge United 6 January 1993
Crystal Palace 3–1 Chelsea 6 January 1993
Ipswich Town 1–1 Sheffield Wednesday 19 January 1993

Replay[edit]

Home team Score Away team Date
Sheffield Wednesday 1–0 Ipswich Town 3 February 1993

Semi-finals[edit]

The semi-final draw was made after the conclusion of the quarter finals. Unlike the other rounds, the semi-final ties were played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home and one away. Arsenal comfortably overcame Crystal Palace, with Ian Wright scoring in both legs against his old club, while Sheffield Wednesday overcame Blackburn Rovers in the other leg by a similar margin.

First leg[edit]

7 February 1993
Crystal Palace 1–3 Arsenal
Osborn Goal 54' Wright Goal 8' (pen)
Smith Goal 22'66'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 26,508
Referee: J Martin, Alton, Hampshire
10 February 1993
Blackburn Rovers 2–4 Sheffield Wednesday
Wegerle Goal 10'
Palmer Goal 32' (og)
Harkes Goal 14'
Sheridan Goal 21'
Warhurst Goal 26'30'
Ewood Park, Blackburn
Attendance: 17,283
Referee: T Ward, London

Second leg[edit]

10 March 1993
Arsenal 2–0 Crystal Palace
Linighan Goal 6'
Wright Goal 45'
Highbury, London
Attendance: 28,584
Referee: R Milford, Bristol

Arsenal won 5–1 on aggregate.

14 March 1994
Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 Blackburn Rovers
Hirst Goal 68'
Bright Goal 73'
Andersson Goal 34'
Hillsborough, Sheffield
Attendance: 30,048
Referee: K Redfern, Whitley Bay

Sheffield Wednesday won 6–3 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1993 Football League Cup Final.

The 1993 League Cup Final was played on 18 April 1993 and was contested between Arsenal and Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley Stadium. Arsenal won 2–1.

18 April 1993
15:00
Arsenal 2–1 Sheffield Wednesday
Merson Goal 20'
Morrow Goal 68'
Harkes Goal 8'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 74,007
Referee: A Gunn


References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f After Extra Time
  2. ^ Grimsby Town won 5–3 on penalties
  3. ^ Huddersfield Town won on the Away Goals Rule
  4. ^ Wigan Athletic won on the Away Goals Rule
  5. ^ Queens Park Rangers won 6–5 on penalties
  6. ^ Arsenal won 3–1 on penalties