2002–03 Football League Cup

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2002-03 Football League Cup
Worthington Cup, League Cup
Country  England
 Wales
Teams 92
Champions Liverpool
Runners-up Manchester United

The 2002–03 Football League Cup was the 43rd staging of the Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The competition name reflects a sponsorship deal with lager brand Worthington.

The competition began on 10 August 2002, and ended with the final on 2 March 2003.

The tournament was won by Liverpool, who beat Manchester United 2–0 in the final, thanks to goals from Michael Owen and Steven Gerrard.[1]

Preliminary round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bristol Rovers 0 – 2 Boston United 20 August 2002

First round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Boston United 1–5 Cardiff City 11 September 2002
2 Brighton 1–1 Exeter City 11 September 2002
Brighton win 2–1 after extra time
3 Coventry City 3–0 Colchester United 11 September 2002
4 Macclesfield Town 1–1 Barnsley 11 September 2002
Macclesfield Town win 4–1 after extra time
5 Nottingham Forest 4–0 Kidderminster Harriers 11 September 2002
6 Preston 1–1 Scunthorpe United 11 September 2002
Preston win 2–1 after extra time
7 Sheffield Wednesday 1–0 Rochdale 11 September 2002
8 Swansea City 2–3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 11 September 2002
9 Swindon Town 0–0 Wycombe Wanderers 11 September 2002
Wycombe Wanderers win 2–1 after extra time
10 Bournemouth 3–3 Brentford 10 September 2002
3–3 after extra time — Brentford win 4 – 2 on penalties
11 Bristol City 0–1 Oxford United 10 September 2002
12 Burnley 3–0 Blackpool 10 September 2002
13 Bury 1–0 Stoke City 10 September 2002
14 Crystal Palace 1–1 Plymouth Argyle 10 September 2002
Crystal Palace win 2–1 after extra time
15 Cambridge United 3–1 Reading 10 September 2002
16 Grimsby Town 0–1 Chesterfield 10 September 2002
17 Hartlepool United 1–2 Tranmere Rovers 10 September 2002
18 Huddersfield Town 2–0 Darlington 10 September 2002
19 Hull City 1–1 Leicester City 10 September 2002
Leicester City win 4–2 after extra time
20 Leyton Orient 3–2 QPR 10 September 2002
21 Lincoln City 1–3 Stockport County 10 September 2002
22 Mansfield Town 1–3 Derby County 10 September 2002
23 Northampton Town 0–1 Wigan Athletic 10 September 2002
24 Norwich City 0–3 Cheltenham Town 10 September 2002
25 Oldham Athletic 3–2 Notts County 10 September 2002
26 Port Vale 0–2 Crewe Alexandra 10 September 2002
27 Portsmouth 2–0 Peterborough United 10 September 2002
28 Rotherham United 3–1 Carlisle United 10 September 2002
29 Rushden and Diamonds 0–0 Millwall 10 September 2002
0–0 after extra time — Rushden and Diamonds win 5 – 3 on penalties
30 Sheffield United 1–0 York City 10 September 2002
31 Southend United 1–4 Wimbledon 10 September 2002
32 Torquay United 0–1 Gillingham 10 September 2002
33 Walsall 1–0 Shrewsbury Town 10 September 2002
34 Watford 1–2 Luton Town 10 September 2002
35 Wrexham 2–1 Bradford City 10 September 2002

Second round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Aston Villa 3–0 Luton Town 2 October 2002
2 Bolton Wanderers 0–1 Bury 2 October 2002
3 Crystal Palace 7–0 Cheltenham Town 2 October 2002
4 Coventry City 8–0 Rushden and Diamonds 2 October 2002
5 Derby County 1–1 Oldham Athletic 2 October 2002
Oldham Athletic win 2–1 after extra time
6 Leyton Orient 2–3 Birmingham City 2 October 2002
7 Nottingham Forest 1–2 Walsall 2 October 2002
8 Sheffield Wednesday 1–1 Leicester City 2 October 2002
Leicester City win 2–1 after extra time
9 Southampton 6–1 Tranmere Rovers 2 October 2002
10 Wigan Athletic 3–1 West Brom 2 October 2002
11 Brentford 1–4 Middlesbrough 1 October 2002
12 Cambridge United 0–7 Sunderland 1 October 2002
13 Charlton Athletic 0–0 Oxford United 1 October 2002
0–0 after extra time — Oxford United win 6 – 5 on penalties
14 Chesterfield 1–1 West Ham 1 October 2002
1–1 after extra time — West Ham win 5 – 4 on penalties
15 Huddersfield Town 0–1 Burnley 1 October 2002
16 Macclesfield Town 1–2 Preston 1 October 2002
17 Manchester City 3–2 Crewe Alexandra 1 October 2002
18 Portsmouth 1–3 Wimbledon 1 October 2002
19 Rotherham United 3–3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 October 2002
4–4 after extra time — Rotherham United win 4 – 2 on penalties
20 Sheffield United 4–1 Wycombe Wanderers 1 October 2002
21 Stockport County 1–1 Gillingham 1 October 2002
Gillingham win 2–1 after extra time
22 Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 Cardiff City 1 October 2002
23 Wrexham 0–3 Everton 1 October 2002
24 Ipswich Town 3–1 Brighton 24 September 2002

Third round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Arsenal 2–3 Sunderland 6 November 2002
2 Blackburn Rovers 1–1 Walsall 6 November 2002
2–2 after extra time — Blackburn Rovers win 5 – 4 on penalties
3 Burnley 2–1 Tottenham Hotspur 6 November 2002
4 Crystal Palace 3–0 Coventry City 6 November 2002
5 Chelsea 2–1 Gillingham 6 November 2002
6 Fulham 3–1 Bury 6 November 2002
7 Ipswich Town 3–1 Middlesbrough 6 November 2002
8 Liverpool 3–1 Southampton 6 November 2002
9 Newcastle United 2–2 Everton 6 November 2002
3–3 after extra time — Everton win 3 – 2 on penalties
10 Oxford United 0–3 Aston Villa 6 November 2002
11 Sheffield United 2–1 Leeds United 6 November 2002
12 West Ham 0–1 Oldham Athletic 6 November 2002
13 Birmingham City 0–2 Preston 5 November 2002
14 Wimbledon 1–3 Rotherham United 5 November 2002
15 Manchester United 2–0 Leicester City 5 November 2002
16 Wigan Athletic 1–0 Manchester City 5 November 2002

Fourth round[edit]

2002-12-04
Aston Villa 5 – 0 Preston
Vassell Goal 44' Goal 55'
Dublin Goal 80'
Angel Goal 84'
Hitzlsperger Goal 87'
Report
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 23,042
Referee: Clive Wilkes

2002-12-04
Blackburn Rovers 4 – 0 Rotherham United
Yorke Goal 12' Goal 39'
Cole Goal 16'
Duff Goal 43'
Report
Ewood Park, Blackburn
Attendance: 11,220
Referee: Matt Messias

2002-12-04
Chelsea 4 – 1 Everton
Hasselbaink Goal 26' Goal 71'
Petit Goal 44'
Stanic Goal 69'
Report Naysmith Goal 80'
Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 32,322
Referee: Paul Durkin

2002-12-04
Liverpool 1 – 1

(a.e.t.)
5 – 4p

Ipswich Town
Diouf Goal 54' (p) Report Miller Goal 14'
Anfield, Liverpool
Attendance: 26,305
Referee: Dermot Gallagher

2002-12-04
Wigan Athletic 2 – 1 Fulham
Ellington Goal 20' Goal 28' Report Boa Morte Goal 86'
JJB Stadium, Wigan
Attendance: 7,615
Referee: Mark Halsey

2002-12-03
Burnley 0 – 2 Manchester United
Report Forlán Goal 35'
Solskjaer Goal 65'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 22,034
Referee: Neale Barry

2002-12-03
Crystal Palace 2 – 0 Oldham Athletic
Black Goal 11' Goal 74' Report
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 7,431
Referee: Chris Foy

2002-12-03
Sheffield United 2 – 0 Sunderland
Murphy Goal 54'
Allison Goal 56'
Report
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Attendance: 27,068
Referee: Alan Wiley

Quarter-finals[edit]

2002-12-18
Aston Villa 3 – 4 Liverpool
Vassell Goal 23'
Hitzlsperger Goal 72'
Henchoz Goal 88' (og)
Report Murphy Goal 27' Goal 90'
Baroš Goal 54'
Gerrard Goal 67'
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 38,530
Referee: Graham Barber

2002-12-17
Manchester United 1 – 0 Chelsea
Forlán Goal 80' Report
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 57,985
Referee: Steve Bennett

2002-12-17
Sheffield United 3 – 1 Crystal Palace
Asaba Goal 35'
Peschisolido Goal 86' Goal 88'
Report Page Goal 82' (og)
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Attendance: 22,211
Referee: Eddie Wolstenholme

2002-12-17
Wigan Athletic 0 – 2 Blackburn Rovers
Report Cole Goal 16' Goal 80'
JJB Stadium, Wigan
Attendance: 16,922
Referee: Andy D'Urso

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

2003-01-08
20:00
Sheffield United 2 – 1 Liverpool
Tonge Goal 76' Goal 82' Report Mellor Goal 35'
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Attendance: 30,095
Referee: Mike Dean

2003-01-07
20:00
Manchester United 1 – 1 Blackburn Rovers
Scholes Goal 58' Report Thompson Goal 61'
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 62,740
Referee: Uriah Rennie

Second leg[edit]

2003-01-21
20:00
Liverpool 2 – 0 (a.e.t.) Sheffield United
Diouf Goal 9'
Owen Goal 107'
Report
Anfield, Liverpool
Attendance: 43,837
Referee: Alan Wiley

Liverpool win 3-2 on aggregate.


2003-01-22
20:00
Blackburn Rovers 1 – 3 Manchester United
Cole Goal 12' Report Scholes Goal 30' Goal 42'
van Nistelrooy Goal 77' (pen.)
Ewood Park, Blackburn
Attendance: 29,048
Referee: Jeff Winter

Manchester United win 4–2 on aggregate

Final[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2003 Football League Cup Final.

The 2003 Worthington Cup Final was played on 2 March 2003 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff while reconstruction work was ongoing at Wembley Stadium. The game was contested between two giants of English football, Manchester United and Liverpool. Liverpool won the game 2-0 in normal time.

2003-02-03
14:00
Manchester United 0 – 2 Liverpool
Report Gerrard Goal 39'
Owen Goal 86'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,500
Referee: Paul Durkin (Portland)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liverpool lift Worthington Cup". BBC Sport. 2003-03-02. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 

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