1977–78 Scottish League Cup

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1977–78 Scottish League Cup
Country  Scotland
Defending champions Aberdeen
Champions Rangers
Runners-up Celtic

The 1977–78 Scottish League Cup was the thirty-second season of Scotland's second football knockout competition. The competition was won by Rangers, who defeated Celtic in the Final.

First round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen 3–1 Airdrieonians 17 August 1977
Alloa Athletic 5–3 Stranraer 17 August 1977
Clydebank 5–0 East Fife 17 August 1977
Dundee United 5–0 Albion Rovers 17 August 1977
Hibernian 1–2 Queen of the South 17 August 1977
Montrose 1–3 Dundee 17 August 1977

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Airdrieonians 0–2 Aberdeen 24 August 1977 1–5
Albion Rovers 1–5 Dundee United 23 August 1977 1–10
Dundee 1–0 Montrose 24 August 1977 4–1
East Fife 0–1 Clydebank 24 August 1977 0–6
Queen of the South 0–0 Hibernian 24 August 1977 2–1
Stranraer 3–0 Alloa Athletic 24 August 1977 6–5

Second round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen 5–0 Cowdenbeath 31 August 1977
Ayr United 1–0 Queen's Park 30 August 1977
Celtic 0–0 Motherwell 31 August 1977
Clyde 0–0 Dunfermline Ath 29 August 1977
Clydebank 0–0 Stranraer 31 August 1977
Dumbarton 4–1 Hamilton Academical 31 August 1977
Dundee 4–0 Berwick Rangers 31 August 1977
East Stirlingshire 0–1 Stirling Albion 31 August 1977
Heart of Midlothian 1–0 Stenhousemuir 29 August 1977
Kilmarnock 0–0 St Mirren 31 August 1977
Meadowbank Thistle 2–2 Forfar Athletic 31 August 1977
Morton 0–0 Falkirk 31 August 1977
Partick Thistle 0–0 Dundee United 31 August 1977
Queen of the South 2–0 Brechin City 31 August 1977
Raith Rovers 0–1 Arbroath 31 August 1977
Rangers 3–1 St Johnstone 24 August 1977

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Arbroath 3–1 Raith Rovers 3 September 1977 4–1
Berwick Rangers 1–1 Dundee 3 September 1977 1–5
Brechin City 2–2 Queen of the South 3 September 1977 2–4
Cowdenbeath 0–5 Aberdeen 3 September 1977 0–10
Dundee United 1–0 Partick Thistle 3 September 1977 1–0
Dunfermline Ath 2–1[1] Clyde 3 September 1977 2–1
Falkirk 2–3 Morton 3 September 1977 2–3
Forfar Athletic 2–0 Meadowbank Thistle 3 September 1977 4–2
Hamilton Academical 6–0 Dumbarton 3 September 1977 7–4
Motherwell 2–4 Celtic 3 September 1977 2–4
Queen's Park 1–0[1][2] Ayr United 3 September 1977 1–1
St Johnstone 0–3 Rangers 3 September 1977 1–6
St Mirren 2–1 Kilmarnock 3 September 1977 2–1
Stenhousemuir 0–5 Heart of Midlothian 3 September 1977 0–6
Stirling Albion 0–0 East Stirlingshire 3 September 1977 1–0
Stranraer 0–1 Clydebank 3 September 1977 0–1

Third round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Arbroath 0–4 Dundee United 5 October 1977
Ayr United 2–1 Forfar Athletic 5 October 1977
Dundee 0–0 Queen of the South 5 October 1977
Dunfermline Ath 2–0 Clydebank 5 October 1977
Hamilton Academical 0–2 St Mirren 5 October 1977
Heart of Midlothian 3–0 Morton 5 October 1977
Rangers 6–1 Aberdeen 5 October 1977
Stirling Albion 1–2 Celtic 5 October 1977

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Aberdeen 3–1 Rangers 26 October 1977 4–7
Celtic 1–1 Stirling Albion 26 October 1977 3–2
Clydebank 2–2 Dunfermline Ath 26 October 1977 2–4
Dundee United 2–1 Arbroath 26 October 1977 6–1
Forfar Athletic 3–1 Ayr United 26 October 1977 4–3
Morton 2–0 Heart of Midlothian 26 October 1977 2–3
Queen of the South 6–0 Dundee 26 October 1977 6–0
St Mirren 1–2 Hamilton Academical 26 October 1977 3–2

Quarter-finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dundee United 3–1 Heart of Midlothian 9 November 1977
Queen of the South 3–3 Forfar Athletic 8 November 1977
Rangers 3–1 Dunfermline Ath 9 November 1977
St Mirren 1–3 Celtic 9 November 1977

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Celtic 2–0 St Mirren 16 November 1977 5–1
Dunfermline Ath 1–3 Rangers 16 November 1977 2–6
Forfar Athletic 1–0 Queen of the South 16 November 1977 4–3
Heart of Midlothian 2–0[1][3] Dundee United 16 November 1977 3–3

Semi-finals[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Celtic 2–0 Heart of Midlothian 1 March 1978
Rangers 5–2[1] Forfar Athletic 27 February 1978

Final[edit]

18 March 1978
Rangers 2–1 (a.e.t.) Celtic
Cooper Goal
Smith Goal
Edvaldsson Goal
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 60,168
RANGERS:
GK 1 Stewart Kennedy
DF 2 Sandy Jardine
DF 3 John Greig
DF 4 Tom Forsyth
DF 5 Colin Jackson
MF 6 Alex MacDonald
MF 7 Tommy McLean
MF 8 Johnny Hamilton Substituted off
FW 9 Derek Johnstone
FW 10 Gordon Smith
MF 11 Davie Cooper Substituted off
Substitutes:
DF ? Alex Miller Substituted in
FW ? Derek Parlane Substituted in
Manager:
Jock Wallace
CELTIC:
GK 1 Peter Latchford
DF 2 Alan Sneddon
DF 3 Andy Lynch Substituted off
DF 4 Frank Munro
DF 5 Roddie MacDonald
MF 6 John Dowie
MF 7 Ronnie Glavin Substituted in
MF 8 Johannes Edvaldsson
FW 9 George McCluskey
FW 10 Roy Aitken
MF 11 Tommy Burns
Substitutes:
MF ? Paul Wilson Substituted in
MF ? Johnny Doyle Substituted in
Manager:
Jock Stein

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d After Extra Time
  2. ^ Ayr United F.C. won 4–2 on penalties
  3. ^ Heart of Midlothian F.C. won 4–2 on penalties