1988–89 Scottish League Cup

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1988–89 Scottish League Cup
Country  Scotland
Defending champions Rangers
Champions Rangers
Runners-up Aberdeen

The 1988–89 Scottish League Cup was the forty-third season of Scotland's second football knockout competition. The competition was won by Rangers, who defeated Aberdeen in the Final.

First round[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Alloa Athletic (3) 2–4 Stirling Albion (3) 10 August 1988
Brechin City (3) 3–1 Montrose (3) 10 August 1988
Cowdenbeath (3) 0–0[1][2] Albion Rovers (3) 10 August 1988
East Stirlingshire (3) 0–1 Arbroath (3) 11 August 1988
Queen's Park (3) 1–2 Stranraer (3) 10 August 1988
Stenhousemuir (3) 3–0 Berwick Rangers (3) 10 August 1988

Second round[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen (1) 4–0 Arbroath (3) 17 August 1988
Airdrieonians (2) 0–1 Motherwell (1) 17 August 1988
Albion Rovers (3) 2–4 Hamilton Academical (1) 16 August 1988
Brechin City (3) 0–2 Morton (2) 17 August 1988
Celtic (1) 4–1 Ayr United (2) 17 August 1988
Clyde (2) 0–3 Rangers (1) 17 August 1988
Clydebank (2) 2–0 Stenhousemuir (3) 17 August 1988
Dumbarton (3) 1–3[1] St Mirren (1) 16 August 1988
Dundee (1) 5–1 Queen of the South(2) 17 August 1988
East Fife (3) 1–1[1][3] Dunfermline Athletic (2) 17 August 1988
Falkirk (2) 1–1[1][4] Raith Rovers (2) 17 August 1988
Heart of Midlothian (1) 5–0 St Johnstone (2) 17 August 1988
Hibernian (1) 4–0 Stranraer (3) 17 August 1988
Kilmarnock (2) 1–0 Forfar Athletic (2) 17 August 1988
Meadowbank Thistle (2) 2–1 Stirling Albion (3) 16 August 1988
Partick Thistle (2) 0–2 Dundee United (1) 16 August 1988

Third round[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Celtic (1) 7–2 Hamilton Academical (1) 24 August 1988
Dundee (1) 2–1 Falkirk (2) 24 August 1988
Dunfermline Athletic (2) 2–1 Motherwell (1) 24 August 1988
Morton (2) 1–2 Aberdeen (1) 23 August 1988
Hibernian (1) 1–0 Kilmarnock (2) 23 August 1988
Meadowbank Thistle (2) 0–2 Heart of Midlothian (1) 23 August 1988
Rangers (1) 6–0 Clydebank (2) 24 August 1988
St Mirren (1) 1–3 Dundee United (1) 24 August 1988

Quarter-finals[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dundee United (1) 2–0 Celtic (1) 31 August 1988
Dunfermline Athletic (2) 1–4 Heart of Midlothian (1) 31 August 1988
Hibernian (1) 1–2[1] Aberdeen (1) 31 August 1988
Rangers (1) 4–1 Dundee (1) 31 August 1988

Semi-finals[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen (1) 2–0 Dundee United (1) 20 September 1988
Rangers (1) 3–0 Heart of Midlothian (1) 21 September 1988

Final[edit]

Aberdeen (1) 2–3 Rangers (1)
Dodds Goal Goal McCoist Goal Goal
Ferguson Goal
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 72,122
Referee: George Smith

Teams[edit]

ABERDEEN :
GK Theo Snelders
RB Stewart McKimmie
CB Alex McLeish
CB Willie Miller (c)
LB David Robertson
RM Bobby Connor
CM Neil Simpson Substituted off 1'
CM Jim Bett
LM John Hewitt
CF Charlie Nicholas
CF Davie Dodds
Substitutes:
DF Brian Irvine Substituted in 1'
Managers:
Alex Smith
Jocky Scott
RANGERS :
GK Chris Woods
RB Gary Stevens
CB Richard Gough
CB Terry Butcher (c)
LB John Brown
RM Davie Cooper
CM Ian Ferguson
CM Ray Wilkins
LM Mark Walters
CF Ally McCoist
CF Kevin Drinkell
Manager:
Graeme Souness

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e After Extra Time
  2. ^ Albion Rovers F.C. won 4–3 on penalties
  3. ^ Dunfermline Athletic F.C. won 4–3 on penalties
  4. ^ Falkirk F.C. won 9–8 on penalties