1965 Football League Cup Final

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1965 Football League Cup Final
Event 1964–65 Football League Cup
First Leg
Date 15 March 1965
Venue Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance 20,690
Second Leg
Date 5 April 1965
Venue Filbert Street, Leicester
Attendance 26,957
1964
1966

The 1965 Football League Cup Final, the fifth to be staged since the competition's inception, was contested between Leicester City and Chelsea over two legs. Leicester, the holders, were aiming to become the first side to retain the trophy while Chelsea were seeking to become the first London side to win it. Chelsea won 3–2 on aggregate, with all the goals coming in the first leg.

Match review[edit]

The first leg took place on 15 March 1965 at Chelsea's home ground, Stamford Bridge. Chelsea twice took the lead in the match, first through Bobby Tambling and then a Terry Venables penalty, but Leicester equalised on both occasions via Colin Appleton and Jimmy Goodfellow. With ten minutes remaining, Chelsea's Eddie McCreadie received the ball on the edge of his own penalty area and went on a sixty yard run, dribbling past several Leicester players before slotting the ball past goalkeeper Gordon Banks.

McCreadie's goal proved to be the difference between the sides as, despite strong pressure, Leicester were unable to make a breakthrough in the second leg at Filbert Street on 15 April and the game ended 0–0, giving Chelsea a 3–2 aggregate win.

Players and officials[edit]

First leg[edit]

15 March 1965
19.30
Chelsea 3–2 Leicester City
Tambling Goal 33'
Venables Goal 70' (p)
McCreadie Goal 81'
Appleton Goal 46'
Goodfellow Goal 75'
Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 20,690
Referee: Jim Finney (Hereford)
1 Peter Bonetti
2 Marvin Hinton
3 Ron Harris
4 John Hollins
5 Allan Young
6 John Boyle
7 Bert Murray
8 George Graham
9 Eddie McCreadie
10 Terry Venables (c)
11 Bobby Tambling
Manager:
Tommy Docherty
1 Gordon Banks
2 John Sjoberg
3 Richard Norman
4 Len Chalmers
5 Ian King
6 Colin Appleton (c)
7 Billy Hodgson
8 Graham Cross
9 Jimmy Goodfellow
10 David Gibson
11 Tom Sweenie
Manager:
Matt Gillies

Second leg[edit]

5 April 1965
19.30
Leicester City 0–0 Chelsea
Filbert Street, Leicester
Attendance: 26,957
Referee: Kevin Howley (Billingham)
1 Gordon Banks
2 Clive Walker
3 Richard Norman
4 Bobby Roberts
5 John Sjoberg
6 Colin Appleton (c)
7 Billy Hodgson
8 Graham Cross
9 Jimmy Goodfellow
10 David Gibson
11 Mike Stringfellow
Manager:
Matt Gillies
1 Peter Bonetti
2 Marvin Hinton
3 Eddie McCreadie
4 Ron Harris
5 John Mortimore
6 Frank Upton
7 Bert Murray
8 John Boyle
9 Barry Bridges
10 Terry Venables (c)
11 Bobby Tambling
Manager:
Tommy Docherty

Route to the final[edit]

Chelsea[edit]

Round 2 Birmingham City 0–3 Chelsea
Round 3 Chelsea 4–0 Notts County
Round 4 Chelsea 3–2 Swansea City
Round 5 Workington Town 2–2 Chelsea
Round 5 replay Chelsea 2–0 Workington Town
Semi-final (1st leg) Aston Villa 2–3 Chelsea
Semi-final (2nd leg) Chelsea 1–1 Aston Villa
(Chelsea won 4–3 on aggregate)

Leicester City[edit]

Round 2 Leicester City 0–0 Peterborough United
Round 2 Replay Peterborough United 0–2 Leicester City
Round 3 Grimsby Town 0–5 Leicester City
Round 4 Leicester City 0–0 Crystal Palace
Round 4 Replay Crystal Palace 1–2 Leicester City
Round 5 Coventry City 1–8 Leicester City
Semi-final (1st leg) Plymouth Argyle 0–1 Leicester City
Semi-final (2nd leg) Leicester City 3–2 Plymouth Argyle
(Leicester City won 4–2 on aggregate)

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