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
1994
1996

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]

Liverpool[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
Liverpool
Bolton Wanderers
GK 1 England David James
RWB  2 England Rob Jones Booked
CB 6 Republic of Ireland Phil Babb Booked
CB 12 England John Scales
CB 25 England Neil Ruddock
LWB 20 Norway Stig Inge Bjørnebye Booked
CM 10 England John Barnes
CM 15 England Jamie Redknapp
AM 17 England Steve McManaman
CF 9 Wales Ian Rush (c)
CF 23 England Robbie Fowler
Substitutes:
GK 28 England Alec Chamberlain
MF 11 England Mark Walters
MF 16 England Michael Thomas
Manager:
England Roy Evans
GK 1 Republic of Ireland Keith Branagan
RB 2 England Scott Green Substituted off 68'
CB 5 England Mark Seagraves
CB 6 England Alan Stubbs (c)
LB 3 England Jimmy Phillips
RM 7 England David Lee
CM 8 Netherlands Richard Sneekes
CM 4 Republic of Ireland Jason McAteer
LM 11 England Alan Thompson Booked
CF 9 Finland Mixu Paatelainen
CF 10 Scotland John McGinlay
Substitutes:
DF 12 Iceland Guðni Bergsson Substituted in 68'
GK 13 Northern Ireland Aidan Davison
MF 15 England Mark Patterson
Manager:
Scotland Bruce Rioch

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