1995 Football League Cup Final

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1995 Football League Cup Final
Event 1994–95 Football League Cup
Date 2 April 1995
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Man of the Match Steve McManaman (Liverpool)
Referee Philip Don
Attendance 75,595

The 1995 Football League Cup Final was played between Liverpool and Bolton Wanderers at Wembley Stadium on 2 April 1995. Liverpool won the match 2–1. Two Steve McManaman goals in the 37th and 68th minutes put Liverpool ahead, but Alan Thompson scored a brilliant goal for Bolton to give them some hope going into the last 20 minutes of the game. However, Liverpool managed to keep Bolton at bay for the rest of the game, to claim their fifth League Cup Final victory. Steve McManaman was awarded man of the match and this match was dubbed by Liverpool fans as "The McManaman Final" due to the nature of his performance, earning plaudits from special guest, Sir Stanley Matthews.[1] This is one of the first live Wembley finals to feature helicopters to provide birds-eye view shots for its TV coverage.

Road to Wembley[edit]


Round 2, 1st leg: Burnley 1–4 Liverpool

Round 2, 2nd leg: Liverpool 2–0 Burnley (Liverpool won 6–1 on aggregate)

Round 3: Liverpool 2–1 Stoke City

Round 4: Blackburn Rovers 1–3 Liverpool

Quarter-final: Liverpool 1–0 Arsenal

Semi-final, 1st leg: Crystal Palace 0–1 Liverpool

Semi-final, 2nd leg: Liverpool 1–0 Crystal Palace (Liverpool won 2–0 on aggregate)

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

Round 2, 1st Leg: Ipswich Town 0–3 Bolton Wanderers

Round 2, 2nd Leg: Bolton Wanderers 1–0 Ipswich Town (Bolton won 4–0 on aggregate)

Round 3: Sheffield United 1–2 Bolton Wanderers

Round 4: West Ham United 1–3 Bolton Wanderers

Quarter-final: Bolton Wanderers 1–0 Norwich City

Semi-final, 1st leg: Swindon Town 2–1 Bolton Wanderers

Semi-final, 2nd leg: Bolton Wanderers 3–1 Swindon Town (Bolton won 4–3 on aggregate)

Match details[edit]

2 April 1995
Liverpool 2–1 Bolton Wanderers
McManaman Goal 37'68' (Report) Thompson Goal 69'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 75,595
Referee: Philip Don
Bolton Wanderers
GK 1 David James
RWB  2 Rob Jones Booked
CB 6 Phil Babb Booked
CB 12 John Scales
CB 25 Neil Ruddock
LWB 20 Stig Inge Bjørnebye Booked
CM 10 John Barnes
CM 15 Jamie Redknapp
AM 17 Steve McManaman
CF 9 Ian Rush (c)
CF 23 Robbie Fowler
GK 28 Alec Chamberlain
MF 11 Mark Walters
MF 16 Michael Thomas
Roy Evans
GK 1 Keith Branagan
RB 2 Scott Green Substituted off 68'
CB 5 Mark Seagraves
CB 6 Alan Stubbs (c)
LB 3 Jimmy Phillips
RM 7 David Lee
CM 8 Richard Sneekes
CM 4 Jason McAteer
LM 11 Alan Thompson Booked
CF 9 Mixu Paatelainen
CF 10 John McGinlay
DF 12 Guðni Bergsson Substituted in 68'
GK 13 Aidan Davison
MF 15 Mark Patterson
Bruce Rioch


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