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 Kasey Keller
DF 2 Simon Grayson
DF 3 Mike Whitlow Substituted off 105'
DF 5 Steve Walsh
DF 15 Pontus Kåmark Booked
DF 17 Spencer Prior Booked
MF 6 Muzzy Izzet Substituted off 108'
MF 7 Neil Lennon
MF 10 Garry Parker
FW 9 Steve Claridge
FW 11 Emile Heskey Booked
Substitutes:
GK 1 Kevin Poole
MF 8 Scott Taylor Substituted in 108'
FW 12 Mark Robins Substituted in 105'
Manager:
Martin O'Neill
GK 19 Mark Schwarzer
DF 2 Neil Cox Booked
DF 14 Curtis Fleming
DF 5 Nigel Pearson
DF 18 Gianluca Festa
MF 21 Craig Hignett
MF 8 Robbie Mustoe
MF 10 Juninho Booked
MF 6 Emerson
FW 9 Mikkel Beck Booked
FW 11 Fabrizio Ravanelli
Substitutes:
DF 4 Steve Vickers
DF 17 Clayton Blackmore
MF 12 Alan Moore
Manager:
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 Kasey Keller
RWB 2 Simon Grayson
CB 3 Mike Whitlow Substituted off 109'
CB 5 Steve Walsh
CB 17 Spencer Prior Booked
LWB 15 Pontus Kåmark
CM 6 Muzzy Izzet Booked
CM 7 Neil Lennon Booked
CM 10 Garry Parker
CF 9 Steve Claridge Substituted off 117'
CF 11 Emile Heskey Booked
Substitutes:
GK 1 Kevin Poole
DF 21 Jamie Lawrence Substituted in 109'
FW 12 Mark Robins Substituted in 117'
Manager:
Martin O'Neill
GK 25 Ben Roberts
RB 2 Neil Cox Booked Substituted off 105'
CB 5 Nigel Pearson
CB 18 Gianluca Festa Substituted off 76'
LB 7 Vladimir Kinder Booked
CM 17 Clayton Blackmore
CM 6 Emerson
CM 8 Robbie Mustoe
AM 10 Juninho Booked
CF 21 Craig Hignett Substituted off 105'
CF 11 Fabrizio Ravanelli
Substitutes:
DF 4 Steve Vickers Substituted in 76'
MF 12 Alan Moore Substituted in 105'
FW 9 Mikkel Beck Substituted in 105'
Manager:
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]