1995–96 Football League Cup

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The 1995–96 Football League Cup (known as the Coca-Cola Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 36th Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The competition name reflects a sponsorship deal with soft drinks brand Coca-Cola, who were in the third year of their multi-million pound deal.

The tournament was won by Aston Villa, who beat Leeds United 3–0 in the final at Wembley.[1]

1995–96 League Cup
Country England &  Wales
Teams 92
Champions Aston Villa
Runners-up Leeds United

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 1994–95 season.

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Barnet 0–0 Charlton Athletic 15 August 1995
Birmingham City 1–0 Plymouth Argyle 15 August 1995
Bradford City 2–1 Blackpool 15 August 1995
Cambridge United 2–1 Swindon Town 15 August 1995
Chester City 4–1 Wigan Athletic 15 August 1995
Chesterfield 0–1 Bury 15 August 1995
Colchester United 2–1 Bristol City 15 August 1995
Crewe Alexandra 4–0 Darlington 23 August 1995
Doncaster Rovers 1–1 Shrewsbury Town 14 August 1995
Fulham 3–0 Brighton & Hove Albion 15 August 1995
Gillingham 1–1 Bristol Rovers 15 August 1995
Hereford United 0–2 Oxford United 15 August 1995
Huddersfield Town 1–2 Port Vale 15 August 1995
Hull City 1–2 Carlisle United 15 August 1995
Luton Town 1–1 Bournemouth 15 August 1995
Mansfield Town 0–1 Burnley 15 August 1995
Notts County 2–0 Lincoln City 15 August 1995
Portsmouth 0–2 Cardiff City 16 August 1995
Preston North End 1–1 Sunderland 15 August 1995
Rochdale 2–1 York City 15 August 1995
Scarborough 1–0 Hartlepool United 15 August 1995
Scunthorpe United 4–1 Rotherham United 15 August 1995
Stockport County 1–0 Wrexham 15 August 1995
Swansea City 4–1 Peterborough United 15 August 1995
Torquay United 0–0 Exeter City 15 August 1995
Walsall 2–2 Brentford 15 August 1995
West Bromwich Albion 1–1 Northampton Town 15 August 1995
Wycombe Wanderers 3–0 Leyton Orient 15 August 1995

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Blackpool 2–3 Bradford City 22 August 1995 3–5
Bournemouth 2–1[2] Luton Town 22 August 1995 3–2
Brentford 3–2 Walsall 22 August 1995 5–4
Brighton & Hove Albion 0–2 Fulham 22 August 1995 0–5
Bristol City 2–1[2][3] Colchester United 22 August 1995 3–3
Bristol Rovers 4–2 Gillingham 23 August 1995 5–3
Burnley 3–1 Mansfield Town 22 August 1995 4–1
Bury 2–1 Chesterfield 5 September 1995 3–1
Cardiff City 1–0 Portsmouth 22 August 1995 3–0
Carlisle United 2–4 Hull City 22 August 1995 4–5
Charlton Athletic 2–0 Barnet 22 August 1995 2–0
Darlington 1–1 Crewe Alexandra 5 September 1995 1–5
Exeter City 1–1[2][4] Torquay United 23 August 1995 1–1
Hartlepool United 1–0[2][5] Scarborough 22 August 1995 1–1
Leyton Orient 2–0 Wycombe Wanderers 22 August 1995 2–3
Lincoln City 0–2 Notts County 22 August 1995 0–4
Northampton Town 2–4 West Bromwich Albion 22 August 1995 3–5
Oxford United 3–2 Hereford United 22 August 1995 5–2
Peterborough United 3–0[2][6] Swansea City 22 August 1995 4–4
Plymouth Argyle 1–2 Birmingham City 22 August 1995 1–3
Port Vale 1–3 Huddersfield Town 22 August 1995 3–4
Rotherham United 5–0[2] Scunthorpe United 22 August 1995 6–4
Shrewsbury Town 0–0[2][7] Doncaster Rovers 22 August 1995 1–1
Sunderland 3–2 Preston North End 23 August 1995 4–3
Swindon Town 2–0 Cambridge United 23 August 1995 3–2
Wigan Athletic 1–3 Chester City 22 August 1995 2–7
Wrexham 2–2 Stockport County 5 September 1995 2–3
York City 5–1[2] Rochdale 22 August 1995 6–3

Second round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa 6–0 Peterborough United 20 September 1995
Birmingham City 3–1 Grimsby Town 20 September 1995
Bolton Wanderers 1–0 Brentford 19 September 1995
Bradford City 3–2 Nottingham Forest 19 September 1995
Bristol City 0–5 Newcastle United 19 September 1995
Bristol Rovers 0–1 West Ham United 20 September 1995
Cardiff City 0–3 Southampton 19 September 1995
Coventry City 2–0 Hull City 20 September 1995
Crewe Alexandra 2–2 Sheffield Wednesday 19 September 1995
Hartlepool United 0–3 Arsenal 19 September 1995
Huddersfield Town 2–0 Barnsley 19 September 1995
Leeds United 0–0 Notts County 19 September 1995
Leicester City 2–0 Burnley 20 September 1995
Liverpool 2–0 Sunderland 20 September 1995
Manchester United 0–3 York City 20 September 1995
Middlesbrough 2–1 Rotherham United 20 September 1995
Millwall 0–0 Everton 20 September 1995
Norwich City 6–1 Torquay United 20 September 1995
Oxford United 1–1 Queens Park Rangers 19 September 1995
Reading 1–1 West Bromwich Albion 20 September 1995
Sheffield United 2–1 Bury 20 September 1995
Shrewsbury Town 1–3 Derby County 19 September 1995
Southend United 2–2 Crystal Palace 19 September 1995
Stockport County 1–1 Ipswich Town 19 September 1995
Stoke City 0–0 Chelsea 20 September 1995
Swindon Town 2–3 Blackburn Rovers 20 September 1995
Tottenham Hotspur 4–0 Chester City 20 September 1995
Tranmere Rovers 1–0 Oldham Athletic 19 September 1995
Watford 1–1 Bournemouth 19 September 1995
Wimbledon 4–5 Charlton Athletic 19 September 1995
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 Fulham 20 September 1995
Wycombe Wanderers 0–0 Manchester City 19 September 1995

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Arsenal 5–0 Hartlepool United 3 October 1995 8–0
Barnsley 4–0 Huddersfield Town 3 October 1995 4–2
Blackburn Rovers 2–0 Swindon Town 4 October 1995 5–2
Bournemouth 1–1[2][8] Watford 3 October 1995 2–2
Brentford 2–3 Bolton Wanderers 3 October 1995 2–4
Burnley 0–2 Leicester City 3 October 1995 0–4
Bury 4–2 Sheffield United 3 October 1995 5–4
Charlton Athletic 3–3[2] Wimbledon 3 October 1995 8–7
Chelsea 0–1 Stoke City 4 October 1995 0–1
Chester City 1–3 Tottenham Hotspur 4 October 1995 1–7
Crystal Palace 2–0 Southend United 3 October 1995 4–2
Derby County 1–1 Shrewsbury Town 4 October 1995 4–2
Everton 2–4[2] Millwall 4 October 1995 2–4
Fulham 1–5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 October 1995 1–7
Grimsby Town 1–1 Birmingham City 3 October 1995 2–4
Hull City 0–1 Coventry City 4 October 1995 0–3
Ipswich Town 1–2[2] Stockport County 3 October 1995 2–3
Manchester City 4–0 Wycombe Wanderers 4 October 1995 4–0
Newcastle United 3–1 Bristol City 4 October 1995 8–1
Nottingham Forest 2–2 Bradford City 4 October 1995 4–5
Notts County 2–3 Leeds United 3 October 1995 2–3
Oldham Athletic 1–3 Tranmere Rovers 4 October 1995 1–4
Peterborough United 1–1 Aston Villa 3 October 1995 1–7
Queens Park Rangers 2–1 Oxford United 3 October 1995 3–2
Rotherham United 0–1 Middlesbrough 3 October 1995 1–3
Sheffield Wednesday 5–2 Crewe Alexandra 4 October 1995 7–4
Southampton 2–1 Cardiff City 4 October 1995 5–1
Sunderland 0–1 Liverpool 4 October 1995 0–3
Torquay United 2–3 Norwich City 4 October 1995 3–9
West Bromwich Albion 2–4 Reading 3 October 1995 3–5
West Ham United 3–0 Bristol Rovers 4 October 1995 4–0
York City 1–3 Manchester United 3 October 1995 4–3

Third round[edit]

Most matches in the third round were played on 24 and 25 October with 1 match being played on 7 November.

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa 2–0 Stockport County 25 October 1995
Barnsley 0–3 Arsenal 24 October 1995
Birmingham City 1–1 Tranmere Rovers 24 October 1995
Bolton Wanderers 0–0 Leicester City 24 October 1995
Crystal Palace 2–2 Middlesbrough 25 October 1995
Coventry City 3–2 Tottenham Hotspur 25 October 1995
Derby County 0–1 Leeds United 25 October 1995
Liverpool 4–0 Manchester City 25 October 1995
Millwall 0–2 Sheffield Wednesday 25 October 1995
Norwich City 0–0 Bradford City 25 October 1995
Queens Park Rangers 3–1 York City 25 October 1995
Reading 2–1 Bury 8 November 1995
Southampton 2–1 West Ham United 25 October 1995
Stoke City 0–4 Newcastle United 25 October 1995
Watford 1–2 Blackburn Rovers 24 October 1995
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–0 Charlton Athletic 25 October 1995

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Tranmere Rovers 1–3 Birmingham City 8 November 1995
Leicester City 2–3 Bolton Wanderers 8 November 1995
Middlesbrough 2–0 Crystal Palace 8 November 1995
Bradford City 3–5 Norwich City 8 November 1995
Charlton Athletic 1–2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 8 November 1995

Fourth round[edit]

Most matches were played on 28 November 29 November with two replays being played on 20 December.

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Arsenal 2–1 Sheffield Wednesday 29 November 1995
Aston Villa 1–0 Queens Park Rangers 29 November 1995
Leeds United 2–1 Blackburn Rovers 29 November 1995
Liverpool 0–1 Newcastle United 29 November 1995
Middlesbrough 0–0 Birmingham City 29 November 1995
Norwich City 0–0 Bolton Wanderers 29 November 1995
Reading 2–1 Southampton 28 November 1995
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 Coventry City 29 November 1995

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Birmingham City 2–0 Middlesbrough 20 December 1995
Bolton Wanderers 0–0[2][9] Norwich City 20 December 1995

Quarter finals[edit]

The four matches were played between 10 January with one replay being played on 24 January.

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Arsenal 2–0 Newcastle United 10 January 1996
Aston Villa 1–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 10 January 1996
Leeds United 2–1 Reading 10 January 1996
Norwich City 1–1 Birmingham City 10 January 1996

Replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Birmingham City 2–1 Norwich City 24 January 1996

Semi-finals[edit]

The semi-final draw was made in January 1996 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. The first leg matches were played on 11 and 14 February 1996, the second leg matches were played on 21 and 25 February 1996. Leeds United comfortably beat Birmingham City to reach their first domestic cup final for 23 years, while four time winners Aston Villa only overcame Arsenal on away goals.

First leg[edit]

11 February 1996
Birmingham City 1–2 Leeds United
Francis Goal 27' Yeboah Goal 53'
Whyte Goal 72' (og)
St Andrew's, Birmingham
Attendance: 24,781
14 February 1996
Arsenal 2–2 Aston Villa
Bergkamp Goal 26' Goal 37' Yorke Goal 38' Goal 72'
Highbury, London
Attendance: 37,562

Second leg[edit]

21 February 1996
Aston Villa 0–0 Arsenal
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 39,334

Aston Villa win on away goals

25 February 1996
Leeds United 3–0 Birmingham City
Masinga Goal 54'
Yeboah Goal 56'
Deane Goal 86'
Elland Road, Leeds
Attendance: 35,435

Leeds United win 5–1 on aggregate

Final[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1996 Football League Cup Final.

The 1996 Coca-Cola Cup Final was played on 24 March 1996 and was contested between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Wembley Stadium. Aston Villa won the final 3–0 to equal Liverpool's record of five League Cup titles.

24 March 1996
17:00
Aston Villa 3–0 Leeds United
Milošević Goal 20'
Taylor Goal 55'
Yorke Goal 88'
Report
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 77,065
Referee: Robbie Hart (County Durham)
Aston Villa
Leeds United
ASTON VILLA:
GK 1 Mark Bosnich
RWB 7 Gary Charles
LWB 2 Alan Wright
CB 5 Gareth Southgate
CB 4 Paul McGrath
CB 3 Ugo Ehiogu
CM 8 Ian Taylor
CM 6 Mark Draper
CM 11 Andy Townsend (c)
CF 9 Savo Milošević
CF 10 Dwight Yorke
Substitutes:
GK 12 Michael Oakes
DF 13 Steve Staunton
FW 14 Tommy Johnson
Manager:
Brian Little
LEEDS UNITED:
GK 1 John Lukic
RB 2 Gary Kelly
CB 5 Lucas Radebe Substituted off 46'
CB 6 David Wetherall
LB 3 John Pemberton
RM 7 Andy Gray
CM 4 Carlton Palmer
CM 8 Mark Ford Substituted off 46'
CM 10 Gary McAllister (c)
LM 11 Gary Speed
CF 9 Tony Yeboah
Substitutes:
DF 13 Nigel Worthington
FW 14 Brian Deane Substituted in 46'
FW 16 Tomas Brolin Substituted in 46'
Manager:
Howard Wilkinson

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Match replayed if scores still level.
  • Three named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ Moore, David. "SAVO SALVO!; Aston Villa 3 Leeds Utd 0 – All Dwight on the night for Little.". The Mirror. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m After Extra Time
  3. ^ Bristol City won 5–3 on penalties
  4. ^ Torquay United won on the Away Goals Rule
  5. ^ Hartlepool United won 7–6 on penalties
  6. ^ Peterborough United won on the Away Goals Rule
  7. ^ Shrewsbury Town won on the Away Goals Rule
  8. ^ Watford won 6–5 on penalties
  9. ^ Norwich City won 5–3 on penalties

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