1997 Football League Cup Final

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1997 Football League Cup Final
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Event 1996–97 Football League Cup
Date 6 April 1997 (1997-04-06)
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Man of the Match Steve Walsh
(Leicester City)
Referee Martin Bodenham
Attendance 76,757
Date 16 April 1997 (1997-04-16)
Venue Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield
Man of the Match Steve Walsh
(Leicester City)
Referee Martin Bodenham
Attendance 39,428
1996
1998

The 1997 Football League Cup Final was played between Middlesbrough and Leicester City. The first game at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, 6 April 1997 ended in a 1–1 draw after extra time. Fabrizio Ravanelli opened the scoring only for Leicester's Emile Heskey to equalise in the last minute of extra time. Leicester won the replay, and their second League Cup, in the game played at Hillsborough Stadium on 16 April 1997 with another extra-time goal, this time from Steve Claridge.

This was the last year that the Football League Cup Final was decided by a replay.

Road to Wembley[edit]

Leicester City[edit]

Round 2, 1st leg: Scarborough 0–2 Leicester City

Round 2, 2nd leg: Leicester City 2–1 Scarborough

Round 3: York City 0–2 Leicester City

Round 4: Leicester City 2–0 Manchester United

Quarter-final: Ipswich Town 0–1 Leicester City

Semi-final, 1st leg: Leicester City 0–0 Wimbledon

Semi-final, 2nd leg: Wimbledon 1–1 Leicester City (on away goals)

Middlesbrough[edit]

Round 2, 1st leg: Middlesbrough 7–0 Hereford United

Round 2, 2nd leg: Hereford United 0–3 Middlesbrough

Round 3: Middlesbrough 5–1 Huddersfield Town

Round 4: Middlesbrough 3–1 Newcastle United

Quarter-final: Middlesbrough 2–1 Liverpool

Semi-final, 1st leg: Stockport County 0–2 Middlesbrough

Semi-final, 2nd leg: Middlesbrough 0–1 Stockport County

Match details[edit]

6 April 1997
15:00 BST
Leicester City 1–1
(a.e.t.)
Middlesbrough
Heskey Goal 118' Report Ravanelli Goal 95'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 76,757
Referee: Martin Bodenham (Cornwall)
Leicester
Middlesbrough
GK 13 United States Kasey Keller
DF 2 England Simon Grayson
DF 3 England Mike Whitlow Substituted off 105'
DF 5 England Steve Walsh
DF 15 Sweden Pontus Kåmark Booked
DF 17 England Spencer Prior Booked
MF 6 Turkey Muzzy Izzet Substituted off 108'
MF 7 Northern Ireland Neil Lennon
MF 10 England Garry Parker
FW 9 England Steve Claridge
FW 11 England Emile Heskey Booked
Substitutes:
GK 1 England Kevin Poole
MF 8 England Scott Taylor Substituted in 108'
FW 12 England Mark Robins Substituted in 105'
Manager:
Northern Ireland Martin O'Neill
GK 19 Australia Mark Schwarzer
DF 2 England Neil Cox Booked
DF 14 England Curtis Fleming
DF 5 England Nigel Pearson
DF 18 Italy Gianluca Festa
MF 21 England Craig Hignett
MF 8 England Robbie Mustoe
MF 10 Brazil Juninho Booked
MF 6 Brazil Emerson
FW 9 Denmark Mikkel Beck Booked
FW 11 Italy Fabrizio Ravanelli
Substitutes:
DF 4 England Steve Vickers
DF 17 Wales Clayton Blackmore
MF 12 Republic of Ireland Alan Moore
Manager:
England Bryan Robson

Match rules

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

Replay[edit]

16 April 1997
Leicester City 1–0
(a.e.t.)
Middlesbrough
Claridge Goal 100' Report
Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield
Attendance: 39,428
Referee: Martin Bodenham (Cornwall)
Leicester
Middlesbrough
GK 13 United States Kasey Keller
RWB 2 England Simon Grayson
CB 3 England Mike Whitlow Substituted off 109'
CB 5 England Steve Walsh
CB 17 England Spencer Prior Booked
LWB 15 Sweden Pontus Kåmark
CM 6 Turkey Muzzy Izzet Booked
CM 7 Northern Ireland Neil Lennon Booked
CM 10 England Garry Parker
CF 9 England Steve Claridge Substituted off 117'
CF 11 England Emile Heskey Booked
Substitutes:
GK 1 England Kevin Poole
DF 21 England Jamie Lawrence Substituted in 109'
FW 12 England Mark Robins Substituted in 117'
Manager:
Northern Ireland Martin O'Neill
GK 25 England Ben Roberts
RB 2 England Neil Cox Booked Substituted off 105'
CB 5 England Nigel Pearson
CB 18 Italy Gianluca Festa Substituted off 76'
LB 7 Slovakia Vladimir Kinder Booked
CM 17 England Clayton Blackmore
CM 6 Brazil Emerson
CM 8 England Robbie Mustoe
AM 10 Brazil Juninho Booked
CF 21 England Craig Hignett Substituted off 105'
CF 11 Italy Fabrizio Ravanelli
Substitutes:
DF 4 England Steve Vickers Substituted in 76'
MF 12 Republic of Ireland Alan Moore Substituted in 105'
FW 9 Denmark Mikkel Beck Substituted in 105'
Manager:
England Bryan Robson

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary
  • Penalty shootout if scores still level
  • Three named substitutes
  • Maximum of three substitutions

External links[edit]