2006–07 Football League Cup

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2006–07 Football League Cup
Carling Cup, League Cup
Country England
Wales
Teams 92
Champions Chelsea
Runners-up Arsenal
Top goal scorer(s) Jermaine Easter
Júlio Baptista
(6 goals)

The 2006–07 Football League Cup was the 47th 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 Carling.

The competition began in August 2006 and ended with the final on 25 February 2007. The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff hosted the final match, as it has done since 2001 (the reconstruction of Wembley Stadium could not be completed in time to host the final).

The winners were Chelsea, beating Arsenal in the final 2-1 after two goals by Didier Drogba.

Format[edit]

The competition consists of five single elimination rounds (taking place only on week-nights) before a two-legged semi-final and then a final match at a neutral venue. The venue for each fixture in round one to the finals will not be neutral. It will be the home ground of one of the two clubs in each fixture, and will be decided as part of the draw for each round.

There are no replays in the competition. If necessary, extra-time and penalties will decide each tie's winners on the night.

Early rounds[edit]

First Round[edit]

The 72 Football League clubs compete from the first round, which is divided into North and South sections. 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 2005-06 season. Therefore, the clubs relegated from the Premier League in 2006; Sunderland (North), Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion (South) are the top seeds, and the clubs newly promoted to the Football League — Accrington Stanley and Hereford United — are bottom seeds in north and south sections respectively.

  • At 12:00 BST on 21 June 2006, seeded clubs and unseeded clubs were paired off to create the first round draw.
  • The small numbers represent the seeding.
  • Ties are shown in order of the draw.

1 Score after 90 minutes

Second Round[edit]

In Round 2, the 36 winners from Round 1 were joined by the 12 Premier League clubs not participating in European competitions. The draw took place on 26 August 2006 and matches were played during the week commencing 18 September.

Tie no Home team Score1 Away team Attendance
1 Leeds United 3 – 1 Barnet 7,220
2 Watford 0 – 0 Accrington Stanley 8,368
0 – 0 after extra time — Watford win 6 – 5 on penalties
3 Crewe Alexandra 2 – 0 Wigan Athletic 3,907
4 Doncaster Rovers 3 – 3 Derby County 5,598
3 – 3 after extra time — Doncaster Rovers win 8 – 7 on penalties
5 Sheffield United 1 – 0 Bury 6,273
6 Millwall 0 – 4 Southampton 5,492
7 West Bromwich Albion 3 – 1 Cheltenham Town 10,974
8 Peterborough United 1 – 2 Everton 10,756
9 Hereford United 1 – 3 Leicester City 4,073
10 Port Vale 3 – 2 Queens Park Rangers 3,550
11 Fulham 1 – 2 Wycombe Wanderers 6,620
12 Hull City 0 – 0 Hartlepool United 6,392
0 – 0 after extra time — Hull City win 3 – 2 on penalties
13 Walsall 1 – 3 Bolton Wanderers 6,243
14 Middlesbrough 0 – 1 Notts County 11,148
15 Charlton Athletic 1 – 0 Carlisle United 8,190
16 Barnsley 1 – 2 Milton Keynes Dons 4,411
17 Chesterfield 2 – 1 Manchester City 7,960
18 Scunthorpe United 1 – 2 Aston Villa 6,502
19 Southend United 3 – 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 4,819
20 Brentford 0 – 3 Luton Town 3,005
21 Reading 3 – 3 Darlington 10,353
3 – 3 after extra time — Reading win 4 – 2 on penalties
22 Birmingham City 1 – 1 Wrexham 10,491
Birmingham City win 4 – 1 after extra time
23 Rotherham United 2 – 4 Norwich City 3,958
24 Mansfield Town 1 – 2 Portsmouth 6,646

1 Score after 90 minutes

Third Round[edit]

Round 3 was drawn on 23 September from the 24 remaining clubs and the eight Premier League clubs in European competitions. The ties were played the week of 23 October:

Tie no Home team Score1 Away team Attendance
1 Wycombe Wanderers 1 – 1 Doncaster Rovers 3,308
2 – 2 after extra time — Wycombe win 3 – 2 on penalties
2 Sheffield United 2 – 4 Birmingham City 10,584
3 Leicester City 2 – 2 Aston Villa 27,288
Aston Villa win 3 – 2 after extra time
4 Watford 2 – 1 Hull City 8,274
5 Leeds United 1 – 3 Southend United 10,449
6 Chesterfield 2 – 1 West Ham United 7,787
7 Notts County 2 – 0 Southampton 6,731
8 Newcastle United 3 – 0 Portsmouth 25,028
9 Charlton Athletic 1 – 0 Bolton Wanderers 10,788
10 Liverpool 4 – 3 Reading 42,445
11 West Bromwich Albion 0 – 2 Arsenal 21,566
12 Port Vale 0 – 0 Norwich City 4,518
0 – 0 after extra time — Port Vale win 3 – 2 on penalties
13 Everton 4 – 0 Luton Town 27,149
14 Milton Keynes Dons 0 – 5 Tottenham Hotspur 8,306
15 Crewe Alexandra 1 – 1 Manchester United 10,046
Manchester United win 2 – 1 after extra time
16 Blackburn Rovers 0 – 2 Chelsea 14,732

1 Score after 90 minutes

Fourth Round[edit]

The Fourth Round draw was made on 25 October 2006.

2006-11-08
Birmingham City 0 – 1 Liverpool
Agger Goal 45'

2006-11-08
Chelsea 4 – 0 Aston Villa
Lampard Goal 32'
Shevchenko Goal 65'
Essien Goal 82'
Drogba Goal 84'
Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 41,516
Referee: Mark Halsey (Lancashire)

2006-11-07
Chesterfield 3 – 3 (a.e.t.)
3 – 4p
Charlton Athletic
Larkin Goal 2'
Folan Goal 47'
Allison Goal 120'
Hasselbaink Goal 40'93'
Bent Goal 73'
Saltergate, Chesterfield
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Mike Riley (West Yorkshire)


2006-11-07
Notts County 0 – 1 Wycombe Wanderers
Easter Goal 49'
Meadow Lane, Nottingham
Attendance: 7,395
Referee: Nigel Miller (County Durham)


2006-11-08
Tottenham Hotspur 3 – 1 (a.e.t.) Port Vale
Huddlestone Goal 80'99'
Defoe Goal 107'
Constantine Goal 64'
White Hart Lane, London
Attendance: 34,560
Referee: Steve Bennett (Kent)

2006-11-07
Watford 2 – 2 (a.e.t.)
4 – 5p
Newcastle United
Francis Goal 69'
Shittu Goal 108'
Sibierski Goal 3'
Parker Goal 116'
Vicarage Road, Watford
Attendance: 16,791
Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

Later rounds[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

The quarter-final draw was made on 11 November 2006 at 12:00 GMT.

2006-12-19
Charlton Athletic 0 – 1 Wycombe Wanderers
Easter Goal 35'
The Valley, London
Attendance: 18,940
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (County Durham)

2007-01-09
Liverpool 3 – 6 Arsenal
Fowler Goal 33'
Gerrard Goal 68'
Hyypiä Goal 80'
Aliadière Goal 27'
Baptista Goal 40'45+2'60'84'
Song Goal 45'
Anfield, Liverpool
Attendance: 42,614
Referee: Martin Atkinson (West Yorkshire)

2006-12-20
Newcastle United 0 – 1 Chelsea
Drogba Goal 79'

2006-12-20
Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 0 (a.e.t.) Southend United
Defoe Goal 115'
White Hart Lane, London
Attendance: 35,811
Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

Semi-finals[edit]

The semi-final draw was made on 23 December 2006 at 12:00 GMT. Unlike the other rounds, the semi-final ties were played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home.

First leg[edit]

2007-01-10
Wycombe Wanderers 1 – 1 Chelsea
Easter Goal 77' Bridge Goal 36'
Adams Park, High Wycombe
Attendance: 9,771
Referee: Steve Bennett (Kent)

2007-01-24
Tottenham Hotspur 2 – 2 Arsenal
Berbatov Goal 12'
Baptista Goal 20' (o.g.)
Baptista Goal 64'77'
White Hart Lane, London
Attendance: 35,485
Referee: Graham Poll (Hertfordshire)

Second leg[edit]

2007-01-23
Chelsea 4 – 0 Wycombe Wanderers
Shevchenko Goal 22'43'
Lampard Goal 69'90'
Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 41,591
Referee: Mike Dean (Cheshire)

Chelsea won 5–1 on aggregate.


2007-01-31
Arsenal 3 – 1 (a.e.t.) Tottenham Hotspur
Adebayor Goal 77'
Aliadière Goal 105'
Chimbonda Goal 113' (o.g.)
Mido Goal 85'
Emirates Stadium, London
Attendance: 59,872
Referee: Alan Wiley (Staffordshire)

Arsenal won 5–3 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

For more details on this match, see 2007 Football League Cup Final.
2007-02-25
15:00
Arsenal 1 – 2 Chelsea
Walcott Goal 12' (Report) Drogba Goal 20'84'

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