1983 Football League Cup Final

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1983 Football League Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view).jpg
Event1982–83 Football League Cup
After extra time
Date26 March 1983
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeGeorge Courtney (County Durham)

The 1983 Football League Cup Final was a football match held on 26 March 1983 between League Cup holders Liverpool and first-time finalists Manchester United, who won the FA Cup later that year. Liverpool won the match 2–1; Norman Whiteside scored the opener for Manchester United, before Alan Kennedy equalised with 15 minutes to go. The winner was scored in the eighth minute of extra-time by Ronnie Whelan.

Had Manchester United won the League Cup as well as the FA Cup that year, they would have become the first team ever to have won the two competitions in the same season. Instead, Liverpool won their third successive League Cup, and the second of three successive League and League Cup Doubles.

The match was played at Wembley Stadium in front of approximately 100,000 spectators.

Liverpool manager Bob Paisley collected the trophy, as it was his last major final in charge of Liverpool.

Match details[edit]

Liverpool2–1 (a.e.t.)Manchester United
Kennedy Goal 75'
Whelan Goal 98'
Report Whiteside Goal 12'
Manchester United
GK 1 Zimbabwe Bruce Grobbelaar
RB 2 England Phil Neal
LB 3 England Alan Kennedy
CB 4 Republic of Ireland Mark Lawrenson
LM 5 Republic of Ireland Ronnie Whelan
CB 6 Scotland Alan Hansen
CF 7 Scotland Kenny Dalglish
RM 8 England Sammy Lee
CF 9 Wales Ian Rush
CM 10 England Craig Johnston Substituted off 83'
CM 11 Scotland Graeme Souness (c)
FW 12 England David Fairclough Substituted in 83'
England Bob Paisley
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GK 1 England Gary Bailey
RB 2 England Mike Duxbury
LB 3 Scotland Arthur Albiston
CM 4 England Remi Moses
CB 5 Republic of Ireland Kevin Moran Substituted off 69'
CB 6 Scotland Gordon McQueen
CM 7 England Ray Wilkins (c)
LM 8 Netherlands Arnold Mühren
CF 9 Republic of Ireland Frank Stapleton
CF 10 Northern Ireland Norman Whiteside
RM 11 England Steve Coppell
FW 12 Scotland Lou Macari Substituted in 69'
England Ron Atkinson

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.
  • One named substitute.
  • Maximum of one substitution.

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