1978–79 Football League Cup

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1978–79 Football League Cup
Country England &  Wales
Teams 92
Champions Nottingham Forest
Runners-up Southampton

The 1978–79 Football League Cup was the 19th season of the Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The competition started on 12 August 1978 and ended with the final on 17 March 1979.

The final was contested by First Division teams Nottingham Forest and Southampton at Wembley Stadium in London.

First round[edit]

First leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aldershot 0–1 Millwall 12 August 1978
Barnsley 1–2 Chesterfield 12 August 1978
Bournemouth 0–1 Exeter City 12 August 1978
Bradford City 2–0 Lincoln City 12 August 1978
Bristol Rovers 2–1 Hereford United 12 August 1978
Cambridge United 2–2 Northampton Town 12 August 1978
Cardiff City 1–2 Oxford United 12 August 1978
Carlisle United 2–2 Blackpool 12 August 1978
Colchester United 2–3 Charlton Athletic 12 August 1978
Crewe Alexandra 1–0 Rochdale 12 August 1978
Doncaster Rovers 0–1 Sheffield Wednesday 12 August 1978
Grimsby Town 2–0 York City 12 August 1978
Hull City 0–1 Peterborough United 12 August 1978
Mansfield Town 0–1 Darlington 12 August 1978
Newport County 2–1 Swansea City 12 August 1978
Plymouth Argyle 1–1 Torquay United 12 August 1978
Port Vale 0–3 Chester City 12 August 1978
Portsmouth 0–0 Swindon Town 12 August 1978
Preston North End 3–0 Huddersfield Town 12 August 1978
Reading 3–1 Gillingham 12 August 1978
Rotherham United 5–0 Hartlepool United 12 August 1978
Scunthorpe United 0–1 Notts County 12 August 1978
Shrewsbury Town 1–0 Stockport County 14 August 1978
Southend United 1–0 Wimbledon 12 August 1978
Tranmere Rovers 1–1 Wigan Athletic 12 August 1978
Walsall 2–1 Halifax Town 12 August 1978
Watford 4–0 Brentford 12 August 1978
Wrexham 2–0 Bury 12 August 1978

Second leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Blackpool 2–1 Carlisle United 16 August 1978 4–3
Brentford 1–3 Watford 15 August 1978 1–7
Bury 1–2 Wrexham 15 August 1978 1–4
Charlton Athletic 0–0 Colchester United 15 August 1978 3–2
Chester City 1–1 Port Vale 16 August 1978 4–1
Chesterfield 0–0 Barnsley 16 August 1978 2–1
Darlington 2–2 Mansfield Town 15 August 1978 3–2
Exeter City 1–1 Bournemouth 15 August 1978 2–1
Gillingham 1–2 Reading 15 August 1978 2–5
Halifax Town 0–2 Walsall 15 August 1978 1–4
Hartlepool United 1–1 Rotherham United 15 August 1978 1–6
Hereford United 4–0 Bristol Rovers 16 August 1978 5–2
Huddersfield Town 2–2 Preston North End 15 August 1978 2–5
Lincoln City 1–1 Bradford City 16 August 1978 1–3
Millwall 1–0 Aldershot 16 August 1978 2–0
Northampton Town 2–1 Cambridge United 16 August 1978 4–3
Notts County 3–0 Scunthorpe United 15 August 1978 4–0
Oxford United 2–1 Cardiff City 16 August 1978 4–2
Peterborough United 1–2 Hull City 15 August 1978 2–2
Rochdale 2–4 Crewe Alexandra 14 August 1978 2–5
Sheffield Wednesday 0–1 Doncaster Rovers 15 August 1978 1–1
Stockport County 3–1 Shrewsbury Town 16 August 1978 3–2
Swansea City 5–0 Newport County 15 August 1978 6–2
Swindon Town 4–2 Portsmouth 15 August 1978 4–2
Torquay United 1–2 Plymouth Argyle 16 August 1978 2–3
Wigan Athletic 2–1 Tranmere Rovers 16 August 1978 3–2
Wimbledon 4–1 Southend United 15 August 1978 4–2
York City 0–3 Grimsby Town 15 August 1978 0–5

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Doncaster Rovers 0–1 Sheffield Wednesday 22 August 1978
Hull City 0–1 Peterborough United 22 August 1978

Second round[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa (1) 1–0 Sheffield Wednesday (3) 30 August 1978
Birmingham City (1) 2–5 Southampton (1) 29 August 1978
Blackpool (3) 2–0 Ipswich Town (1) 30 August 1978
Bolton Wanderers (1) 2–1 Chelsea (1) 29 August 1978
Brighton & Hove Albion (2) 1–0 Millwall (2) 29 August 1978
Bristol City (1) 1–2 Crystal Palace (2) 29 August 1978
Burnley (2) 1–1 Bradford City (4) 29 August 1978
Chester City (3) 2–1 Coventry City (1) 30 August 1978
Crewe Alexandra (4) 2–0 Notts County (2) 30 August 1978
Everton (1) 8–0 Wimbledon (4) 29 August 1978
Exeter City (3) 2–1 Blackburn Rovers (2) 29 August 1978
Fulham (2) 2–2 Darlington (4) 29 August 1978
Leicester City (2) 0–1 Derby County (1) 30 August 1978
Orient (2) 1–2 Chesterfield (3) 29 August 1978
Luton Town (2) 2–0 Wigan Athletic (4) 29 August 1978
Manchester City (1) 2–0 Grimsby Town (4) 29 August 1978
Manchester United (1) 3–2 Stockport County (4) 30 August 1978
Middlesbrough (1) 0–0 Peterborough United (3) 29 August 1978
Northampton Town (4) 0–0 Hereford United (4) 29 August 1978
Oldham Athletic (2) 0–0 Nottingham Forest (1) 29 August 1978
Oxford United (3) 1–1 Plymouth Argyle (3) 30 August 1978
Preston North End (2) 1–3 Queens Park Rangers (1) 29 August 1978
Reading (4) 1–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (1) 30 August 1978
Rotherham United (3) 3–1 Arsenal (1) 29 August 1978
Sheffield United (2) 1–0 Liverpool (1) 28 August 1978
Sunderland (2) 0–2 Stoke City (2) 30 August 1978
Swansea City (3) 2–2 Tottenham Hotspur (1) 29 August 1978
Walsall (3) 1–2 Charlton Athletic (2) 29 August 1978
Watford (3) 2–1 Newcastle United (2) 29 August 1978
West Bromwich Albion (1) 0–0 Leeds United (1) 29 August 1978
West Ham United (2) 1–2 Swindon Town (3) 30 August 1978
Wrexham (2) 1–3 Norwich City (1) 29 August 1978

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Bradford City 2–3 Burnley 5 September 1978
Darlington 1–0 Fulham 5 September 1978
Hereford United 0–1 Northampton Town 6 September 1978
Leeds United 0–0[1] West Bromwich Albion 6 September 1978
Nottingham Forest 4–2 Oldham Athletic 6 September 1978
Peterborough United 1–0[1] Middlesbrough 5 September 1978
Plymouth Argyle 1–2[1] Oxford United 5 September 1978
Tottenham Hotspur 1–3 Swansea City 6 September 1978

2nd Replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
West Bromwich Albion 0–1 Leeds United 2 October 1978

Third round[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa 1–1 Crystal Palace 4 October 1978
Blackpool 1–1 Manchester City 4 October 1978
Burnley 1–3 Brighton & Hove Albion 3 October 1978
Chester City 0–2 Norwich City 4 October 1978
Chesterfield 4–5 Charlton Athletic 4 October 1978
Everton 1–0 Darlington 3 October 1978
Exeter City 2–1 Bolton Wanderers 4 October 1978
Luton Town 2–1 Crewe Alexandra 3 October 1978
Manchester United 1–2 Watford 4 October 1978
Northampton Town 1–3 Stoke City 3 October 1978
Oxford United 0–5 Nottingham Forest 4 October 1978
Peterborough United 1–1 Swindon Town 3 October 1978
Queens Park Rangers 2–0 Swansea City 3 October 1978
Rotherham United 2–2 Reading 3 October 1978
Sheffield United 1–4 Leeds United 10 October 1978
Southampton 1–0 Derby County 3 October 1978

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Crystal Palace 0–0[1] Aston Villa 10 October 1978
Manchester City 3–0 Blackpool 10 October 1978
Reading 1–0 Rotherham United 10 October 1978
Swindon Town 0–2[1] Peterborough United 10 October 1978

2nd Replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa 3–0 Crystal Palace 16 October 1978

Fourth round[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa 0–2 Luton Town 8 November 1978
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–0 Peterborough United 7 November 1978
Charlton Athletic 2–3 Stoke City 7 November 1978
Everton 2–3 Nottingham Forest 7 November 1978
Exeter City 0–2 Watford 8 November 1978
Norwich City 1–3 Manchester City 8 November 1978
Queens Park Rangers 0–2 Leeds United 7 November 1978
Reading 0–0 Southampton 8 November 1978

Replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Southampton 2–0 Reading 14 November 1978

Fifth Round[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Leeds United 4–1 Luton Town 13 December 1978
Nottingham Forest 3–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 December 1978
Southampton 2–1 Manchester City 12 December 1978
Stoke City 0–0 Watford 13 December 1978

Replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Watford 3–1[1] Stoke City 9 January 1979

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Leeds United 2–2 Southampton 24 January 1979
Nottingham Forest 3–1 Watford 17 January 1979

Second leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Southampton 1–0 Leeds United 30 January 1979 3–2
Watford 0–0 Nottingham Forest 30 January 1979 1–3

Final[edit]

Match details[edit]

Nottingham Forest
Southampton
Nottingham Forest
Red shirts/White shorts/Red socks
3 — 2
(final score after 90 minutes)
Southampton
Yellow shirts/Blue shorts/Yellow socks
Manager: Brian Clough

Team:
1 Peter Shilton (GK)
2 Colin Barrett
3 Frank Clark
4 John McGovern (c)
5 Larry Lloyd
6 David Needham
7 Martin O'Neill
8 Archie Gemmill
9 Garry Birtles
10 Tony Woodcock
11 John Robertson
12 Ian Bowyer

Scorers:

Half-time:
0–1

Competition:
Football League Cup (Final)

Date:
15.00 GMT Saturday 17 March 1979

Venue:
Wembley Stadium, London

Attendance:
96,952

Referee:
Peter Reeves

Match rules:
90 minutes.
30 minutes extra-time if necessary.
Match replayed if scores still level.
One named subsititute.

Manager: Lawrie McMenemy

Team:
1 Terry Gennoe (GK)
2 Ivan Golac
3 David Peach
4 Steve Williams
5 Chris Nicholl
6 Malcolm Waldron
7 Alan Ball (c)
8 Phil Boyer
9 Austin Hayes Substituted off 83'
10 Nick Holmes
11 Terry Curran
12 Tony Sealy Substituted in 83' Scorers:

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f After Extra Time