1999 Football League Cup Final

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1999 Football League Cup Final
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Event 1998–99 Football League Cup
Date 21 March 1999
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Man of the Match Allan Nielsen (Tottenham Hotspur)[citation needed]
Referee Terry Heilbron (County Durham)
Attendance 77,892
1998
2000

The 1999 Football League Cup Final was played between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City, at Wembley on Sunday, 21 March 1999. Tottenham won the game, and their third League Cup, with an injury-time diving header from Allan Nielsen. Justin Edinburgh became the last ever player to be sent off at the old Wembley, after throwing a punch at Robbie Savage following a confrontation between the two. Although not the greatest final ever, the dramatic ending more than made up for the two teams' performances with events like Ramon Vega famously making a last-ditch sliding tackle to deny Emile Heskey a sure goal, after Ian Walker rushed off his line and Allan Nielsen's last minute diving header.[citation needed]

Road to Wembley[edit]

Leicester City[edit]

Round 2, 1st leg: Leicester City 3–0 Chesterfield

Round 2, 2nd leg: Chesterfield 1–3 Leicester City

Round 3: Charlton Athletic 1–2 Leicester City

Round 4: Leicester City 2–1 Leeds United

Quarter-final: Leicester City 1–0 Blackburn Rovers

Semi-final, 1st leg: Sunderland 1–2 Leicester City

Semi-final, 2nd leg: Leicester City 1–1 Sunderland

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

Round 2, 1st leg: Brentford 2–3 Tottenham Hotspur

Round 2, 2nd leg: Tottenham Hotspur 3–2 Brentford

Round 3: Northampton Town 1–3 Tottenham Hotspur

Round 4: Liverpool 1–3 Tottenham Hotspur

Quarter-final: Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 Manchester United

Semi-final, 1st leg: Tottenham Hotspur 0–0 Wimbledon

Semi-final, 2nd leg: Wimbledon 0–1 Tottenham Hotspur

Match[edit]

Details[edit]

21 March 1999
15:00 BST
Leicester City 0–1 Tottenham Hotspur
Report Nielsen Goal 90'
Wembley, London
Attendance: 77,892
Referee: Terry Heilbron (County Durham)
Leicester City
Tottenham Hotspur
GK 1 United States Kasey Keller
CB 18 England Matt Elliott
CB 5 England Steve Walsh (c)
CB 4 Northern Ireland Gerry Taggart
RWB 19 England Robert Ullathorne
LWB 11 England Steve Guppy
CM 7 Northern Ireland Neil Lennon
CM 6 Turkey Muzzy Izzet
CM 14 Wales Robbie Savage Booked Substituted off 90'
CF 27 England Tony Cottee
CF 9 England Emile Heskey Substituted off 74'
Substitutes:
GK 22 France Pegguy Arphexad
DF 15 Sweden Pontus Kåmark
MF 16 England Stuart Campbell
MF 37 Greece Theodoros Zagorakis Substituted in 90'
FW 20 England Ian Marshall Substituted in 74'
Manager:
Northern Ireland Martin O'Neill
GK 1 England Ian Walker
RB 2 Republic of Ireland Stephen Carr
CB 23 England Sol Campbell
CB 15 Switzerland Ramon Vega
LB 12 England Justin Edinburgh Red card 63'
RM 9 England Darren Anderton
CM 4 Germany Steffen Freund
CM 6 Denmark Allan Nielsen
LM 14 France David Ginola Substituted off 90'
CF 10 England Les Ferdinand
CF 18 Norway Steffen Iversen
Substitutes:
GK 13 Norway Espen Baardsen
DF 32 England Luke Young
MF 20 Portugal José Dominguez
MF 22 England Andy Sinton Substituted in 90'
FW 11 England Chris Armstrong
Manager:
Scotland George Graham

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