2000–01 Football League Cup

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2000–01 Football League Cup
Worthington Cup, League Cup
Country England
 Wales
Teams 92
Champions Liverpool
Runners-up Birmingham City

The 2000–01 Football League Cup (known as the Worthington Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 41st season of the Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The competition name reflects a sponsorship deal with Worthington Brewery.

The competition began on 22 August 2000, and ended with the final on 25 February 2001 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff as Wembley Stadium was in the process of being rebuilt.

The tournament was won by Liverpool, who beat Birmingham City 5–4 on penalties after a 1–1 draw after extra-time. Robbie Fowler put Liverpool in front after half an hour but a Darren Purse penalty salvaged the game for Birmingham in the final minute of normal time. This was the first of three trophies Liverpool would win during the season, the others being the UEFA Cup and the FA Cup.

First round[edit]

The 70 First, Second and Third Division clubs compete from the First Round. Each section is divided equally into a pot of seeded clubs and a pot of unseeded clubs. Clubs' rankings depend upon their finishing position in the 1999–2000 season. Therefore, the clubs relegated from the Premier League in 2000, Wimbledon, Watford and Sheffield Wednesday, were the top seeds, and the club newly promoted to the Third Division, Kidderminster Harriers, were bottom seeds. The first legs took place on 22 and 23 August and the second legs on 5 and 6 September.

Tie no Home team (1st Leg)
(2nd Leg)
Aggregate
Away team
1 Crystal Palace (2–1)
(0–0)
2–1
Cardiff City
2 Colchester United (0–1)
(4–1)
4–2
Q.P.R.
3 Plymouth Argyle (1–2)
(1–1)
2–3
Bristol Rovers
4 Barnet (2–1)
(1–3)
3–4
Wycombe Wanderers
5 Bolton Wanderers (1–0)
(1–3)
2–3
Macclesfield Town
6 Brighton (1–2)
(1–1)
2–3
Millwall
7 Bristol City (2–2)
(1–2)
3–4
Brentford
8 Burnley (4–1)
(2–3)
6–4
Hartlepool United
9 Cambridge United (0–0)
(0–1)
0–1
Portsmouth
10 Crewe Alexandra (2–2)
(2–1)
4–3
Bury
11 Darlington (2–2)
(2–1)
4–3
Nottingham Forest
12 Gillingham (2–0)
(2–3)
4–3
Torquay United
13 Grimsby Town (2–0)
(1–1)
3–1
Carlisle United
14 Hull City (1–0)
(0–2)
1–2
Notts County
15 Leyton Orient (1–1)
(2–0)
3–1
Reading
16 Luton Town (0–0)
(2–2)
2–2
Peterborough United
Luton Town win on away goals
17 Mansfield Town (0–1)
(3–0)
3–1
Wrexham
18 Northampton Town (1–0)
(1–4)
2–4
Fulham
19 Norwich City (0–0)
(2–1)
2–1
A.F.C. Bournemouth
20 Oldham Athletic (1–0)
(2–0)
3–0
Huddersfield Town
21 Port Vale (1–2)
(2–2)
3–4
Chesterfield
22 Rochdale (1–1)
(1–6)
2–7
Blackburn Rovers
23 Rotherham United (0–1)
(2–3)
2–4
Barnsley
24 Sheffield United (6–1)
(0–1)
6–2
Lincoln City
25 Shrewsbury Town (1–0)
(1–4)
2–4
Preston North End
26 Southend United (0–5)
(0–0)
0–5
Birmingham City
27 Stockport County (0–1)
(2–3)
2–4
Blackpool
28 Swansea City' (0–0)
(1–2)
1–2
West Bromwich Albion
29 Swindon Town (1–1)
(2–1)
3–2
Exeter City
30 Tranmere Rovers (3–0)
(2–1)
5–1
Halifax Town
31 Walsall (1–1)
(1–0)
2–1
Kidderminster Harriers
32 Watford (0–0)
(3–0)
3–0
Cheltenham Town
33 Wigan Athletic (1–0)
(4–1)
5–1
Scunthorpe United
34 Wolverhampton Wanderers (0–1)
(3–1)
3–2
Oxford United
35 York City (1–5)
(0–0)
1–5
Stoke City

Second round[edit]

The 35 winners from the First Round joined the Premier League clubs not participating in European competition. The ties were played over two legs, with the first legs from 19 to 20 September and the second legs on 26 and 27 September. Two second leg matches were played on 2 October.

Tie no Home team (1st Leg)
(2nd Leg)
Aggregate
Away team
1 Grimsby Town (3–2)
(0–2)
3–4
Wolverhampton Wanderers
2 Everton (1–1)
(1–1)
2–2
Bristol Rovers
After extra time – Bristol Rovers win 4 – 2 on penalties
3 Manchester City (1–1)
(4–2)
5–3
Gillingham
4 Newcastle United (2–0)
(1–1)
3–1
Leyton Orient
5 Southampton (2–1)
(3–1)
5–2
Mansfield Town
6 Stoke City (2–1)
(3–4)
5–5
Charlton Athletic
Stoke City win on away goals
7 Barnsley (4–0)
(3–0)
7–0
Crewe Alexandra
8 Blackburn Rovers (4–0)
(1–1)
5–1
Portsmouth
9 Brentford (0–0)
(0–2)
0–2
Tottenham Hotspur
10 Burnley (2–2)
(1–1)
3–3
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace win on away goals
11 Chesterfield (1–0)
(0–4)
1–4
Fulham
12 Darlington (0–1)
(2–7)
2–8
Bradford City
13 Derby County (1–2)
(4–2)
5–4
West Bromwich Albion
14 Wimbledon (0–0)
(2–1)
2–1
Wigan Athletic
15 Middlesbrough (2–1)
(3–1)
5–2
Macclesfield Town
16 Millwall (2–0)
(0–5)
2–5
Ipswich Town
17 Norwich City (3–3)
(5–0)
8–3
Blackpool
18 Notts County (1–3)
(2–0)
3–3
Watford
Watford win on away goals
19 Oldham Athletic (1–3)
(1–5)
2–8
Sheffield Wednesday
20 Preston North End (1–3)
(1–4)
2–7
Coventry City
21 Sheffield United (3–0)
(1–0)
4–0
Colchester United
22 Sunderland (3–0)
(2–1)
5–1
Luton Town
23 Tranmere Rovers (1–1)
(1–0)
2–1
Swindon Town
24 Walsall (0–1)
(1–1)
1–2
West Ham United
25 Wycombe Wanderers (3–4)
(0–1)
3–5
Birmingham City

Third round[edit]

The 25 winners from the Second Round joined the Premier League clubs participating in European competition in Round Three. Matches were played on 31 October and 1 November.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Arsenal 1–2 Ipswich Town 1 November 2000
2 Aston Villa 0–1 Manchester City 1 November 2000
3 Derby County 3–0 Norwich City 1 November 2000
4 Fulham 3–2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 November 2000
5 Leicester City 0–3 Crystal Palace 1 November 2000
6 Liverpool 1–1 Chelsea 1 November 2000
Liverpool win 2–1 after extra time
7 Newcastle United 4–3 Bradford City 1 November 2000
8 Sheffield Wednesday 1–1 Sheffield United 1 November 2000
Sheffield Wednesday win 2–1 after extra time
9 Southampton 0–1 Coventry City 1 November 2000
10 Stoke City 3–2 Barnsley 1 November 2000
11 Bristol Rovers 1–2 Sunderland 31 October 2000
12 Wimbledon 1–0 Middlesbrough 31 October 2000
13 Tottenham Hotspur 1–3 Birmingham City 31 October 2000
14 Tranmere Rovers 3–2 Leeds United 31 October 2000
15 Watford 0–3 Manchester United 31 October 2000
16 West Ham United 2–0 Blackburn Rovers 31 October 2000

Fourth round[edit]

The eight matches were played on 28 and 29 November.

29 November 2000
Birmingham City 2–1 Newcastle United
Adebola Goal 31'
Johnson Goal 90'
Dyer Goal 14'
St Andrew's, Birmingham
Attendance: 18,520
Referee: Steve Bennett
29 November 2000
Fulham 3–2 Derby County
Saha Goal 28'90'
Lewis Goal 39'
Christie Goal 13'
Powell Goal 45'
Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 11,761
Referee: Peter Jones
29 November 2000
Manchester City 2–1 Wimbledon
Wanchope Goal 26'
Goater Goal 81'
Roberts Goal 11'
Maine Road, Manchester
Attendance: 19,513
Referee: Bill Jordan
29 November 2000
Stoke City 0–8 Liverpool
Ziege Goal 6'
Smicer Goal 26'
Babbel Goal 28'
Fowler Goal 26'82'85' (pen.)
Hyypiä Goal 59'
Murphy Goal 65'
Britannia Stadium, Stoke
Attendance: 27,109
Referee: Andy D'Urso
29 November 2001
West Ham United 1–2 Sheffield Wednesday
Lampard Goal 72' Morrison Goal 30'
Westwood Goal 49'
Boleyn Ground, London
Attendance: 20,853
Referee: Paul Danson
28 November 2000
Crystal Palace 0 – 0

(a.e.t.)
6 – 5p

Tranmere Rovers
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 10,271
Referee: David Laws
28 November 2000
Ipswich Town 2–1 Coventry City
Bramble Goal 5'
Johnson Goal 65'
Bellamy Goal 54' (pen.)
Portman Road, Ipswich
Attendance: 19,563
Referee: Paul Durkin
28 November 2000
Sunderland 2 – 1

(a.e.t.)

Manchester United
Arca Goal 75'
Phillips Goal 101' (pen.)
Yorke Goal 31'
Stadium of Light, Sunderland
Attendance: 47,543
Referee: Mark Halsey

Fifth round[edit]

The four matches were played on 12, 13 and 19 December.

19 December 2000
Crystal Palace 2–1 Sunderland
Forssell Goal 48'
Morrison Goal 82'
Rae Goal 49'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 15,945
Referee: Alan Wiley
19 December 2000
Manchester City 1 – 2

(a.e.t.)

Ipswich Town
Goater Goal 10' Holland Goal 60'
Venus Goal 109'
Maine Road, Manchester
Attendance: 31,252
Referee: Graham Poll
13 December 2000
Liverpool 3 – 0 (a.e.t.) Fulham
Owen Goal 105'
Smicer Goal 114'
Barmby Goal 120'
Anfield, Liverpool
Attendance: 20,144
Referee: Dermot Gallagher
12 December 2000
Birmingham City 2–0 Sheffield Wednesday
Sonner Goal 28'
Adebola Goal 57'
St Andrew's, Birmingham
Attendance: 22,911
Referee: Jeff Winter

Semi-finals[edit]

The semi-final draw was made in December 2000 after the conclusion of the quarter finals. Unlike the other rounds, the semi-final ties were played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The first legs were played on 9 and 10 January and the second legs on 24 and 31 January 2001.

First leg[edit]

9 January 2001
19:45
Ipswich Town 1–0 Birmingham City
Stewart Goal 45' (p)
Portman Road, Ipswich
Attendance: 21,684
Referee: Chris Wilkes
10 January 2001
20:00
Crystal Palace 2–1 Liverpool
Rubins Goal 56'
Morrison Goal 77'
Smicer Goal 78'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 25,933
Referee: Uriah Rennie

Second leg[edit]

24 January 2001
20:00
Liverpool 5–0 Crystal Palace
Smicer Goal 13'
Murphy Goal 15'51'
Biscan Goal 18'
Fowler Goal 89'
Anfield, Liverpool
Attendance: 41,854
Referee: Paul Durkin

Liverpool win 6–2 on aggregate.

31 January 2001
19:45
Birmingham City 4 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Ipswich Town
Horsfield Goal 43'55'
Grainger Goal 103'
A. Johnson Goal 116'
Scowcroft Goal 56'
St Andrew's, Birmingham
Attendance: 28,624
Referee: Jeff Winter

Birmingham City win 4–2 on aggregate

Final[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2001 Football League Cup Final.

The 2001 Worthington Cup Final was played on 25 February 2001 and was contested between First Division side Birmingham City and Premier League team Liverpool at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Liverpool won the game 5–4 on penalties following a 1–1 draw after extra time. Liverpool added the FA Cup and UEFA Cup to their trophy collection.

25 February 2001
15:00
Birmingham City 1–1 Liverpool
Darren Purse Goal 90' (pen) Fowler Goal 30'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 73,500
Referee: David Elleray

Liverpool win 5–4 penalties

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