1982 Football League Cup Final

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1982 Football League Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view).jpg
Event 1981–82 Football League Cup
after extra time
Date 13 March 1982
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee Peter Willis (County Durham)
Attendance 100,000
1981
1983

The 1982 Football League Cup Final was a football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur on 13 March 1982 at Wembley Stadium. It was the final match of the 1981–82 Football League Cup, the 22nd staging of the Football League Cup, a football competition for the 92 teams in The Football League. Liverpool were the reigning champions and appearing in their third final. This was Tottenham's third final, they had won the previous two appearances in 1971 and 1973.

Both teams entered the competition in the second round. Liverpool's matches were generally comfortable victories, they beat Middlesbrough 4–1 in the third round, but two of their ties went to a replay. Tottenham's matches were close affairs, they only match they won by more than one goal was their 2–0 victory against Wrexham in the third round.

Watched by a crowd of 100,000, Tottenham opened the scoring in the 11th minute when striker Steve Archibald scored. Tottenham maintained their lead until the 87th minute, when midfielder Ronnie Whelan equalised for Liverpool. With the scored level after 90 minutes, the match went to extra time. Whelan scored again in the 111th minute to give Liverpool the lead and striker Ian Rush scored in the 119th minute to secure a 3–1 victory for Liverpool. It was their second League Cup victory and second in succession.

Route to the final[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1981–82 Football League Cup.
Liverpool Round Tottenham Hotspur
Exeter City
H
5–0
Rush 15', 67', McDermott 27'
Dalglish 37', Whelan 68'
Second Round, First Leg Manchester United
H
1–0
Archibald
Exeter City
A
6–0
Rush 15', 78', Dalglish 23', Neal 34',
Sheedy 53', Mather og 80'
Second Round, Second Leg Manchester United
A
1–0
Hazard
Middlesbrough
H
4–1
Sheedy 29', Rush 64',
Johnson 74', 80'
Third Round Wrexham
H
2–0
Hughton, Hoddle
Arsenal
A
0–0
Fourth Round Fulham
H
1–0
Hazard
Arsenal
H
3–0 (aet)
Johnston 95', McDermott 101' (pen),
Dalglish 108'
Replay
Barnsley
H
0–0
Fifth Round Nottingham Forest
H
1–0
Ardiles
Barnsley
H
3–1
Souness 37', Johnson 81',
Dalglish 89'
Replay


Ipswich Town
A
2–0
McDermott 47', Rush 49' Semi-finals, First Leg West Bromwich Albion
A
0–0
Ipswich Town
H
2–2
Rush 26', Dalglish 47' Semi-finals, Second Leg West Bromwich Albion
H
1–0
Hazard

Match[edit]

Details[edit]

13 March 1982
15:00 GMT
Liverpool 3–1 (a.e.t.) Tottenham Hotspur
Whelan Goal 87'111'
Rush Goal 119'
Report Archibald Goal 11'
GK 1 Zimbabwe Bruce Grobbelaar
RB 2 England Phil Neal
LB 3 England Alan Kennedy
CB 4 England Phil Thompson
LM 5 Republic of Ireland Ronnie Whelan
CB 6 Republic of Ireland Mark Lawrenson
CF 7 Scotland Kenny Dalglish
RM 8 England Sammy Lee
CF 9 Wales Ian Rush
CM 10 England Terry McDermott Substituted off
CM 11 Scotland Graeme Souness (c)
Substitute:
12 England David Johnson Substituted in
Manager:
England Bob Paisley
GK 1 England Ray Clemence
LB 2 Republic of Ireland Chris Hughton
CB 3 England Paul Miller
CB 4 Wales Paul Price
RM 5 England Micky Hazard Substituted off
RB 6 England Steve Perryman (c)
CM 7 Argentina Osvaldo Ardiles
CF 8 Scotland Steve Archibald
LM 9 Republic of Ireland Tony Galvin
CM 10 England Glenn Hoddle
CF 11 England Garth Crooks
Substitute:
MF 12 Argentina Ricardo Villa Substituted in
Manager:
England Keith Burkinshaw

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