1994–95 Football League Cup

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The Football League Cup 1994–95 was the 35th English League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs. Liverpool won the competition, beating Bolton Wanderers 2–1 in the final at Wembley.

1994–95 League Cup
Country England &  Wales
Teams 92
Defending champions Aston Villa
Champions Liverpool
Runners-up Bolton Wanderers

First round[edit]

56 of the First, Second and Third Division clubs compete from the First Round. Each section is divided equally into a pot of seeded clubs and a pot of unseeded clubs. Clubs' rankings depend upon their finishing position in the 1993–94 season.

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Barnet 4–0 Leyton Orient 16 August 1994
Blackpool 1–2 Chesterfield 16 August 1994
Bournemouth 2–0 Northampton Town 16 August 1994
Bradford City 2–1 Grimsby Town 16 August 1994
Brighton & Hove Albion 2–1 Wycombe Wanderers 17 August 1994
Bristol Rovers 1–3 Port Vale 17 August 1994
Burnley 1–0 York City 18 August 1994
Bury 2–0 Hartlepool United 16 August 1994
Cardiff City 1–0 Torquay United 16 August 1994
Colchester United 0–2 Brentford 16 August 1994
Crewe Alexandra 2–1 Wigan Athletic 16 August 1994
Darlington 2–2 Barnsley 17 August 1994
Doncaster Rovers 2–4 Wrexham 15 August 1994
Exeter City 2–2 Swansea City 17 August 1994
Gillingham 0–1 Reading 16 August 1994
Hereford United 0–0 West Bromwich Albion 16 August 1994
Hull City 2–1 Scarborough 16 August 1994
Lincoln City 2–0 Chester City 16 August 1994
Luton Town 1–1 Fulham 16 August 1994
Oxford United 3–1 Peterborough United 16 August 1994
Portsmouth 2–0 Cambridge United 17 August 1994
Preston North End 1–1 Stockport County 17 August 1994
Rochdale 1–2 Mansfield Town 16 August 1994
Rotherham United 1–0 Carlisle United 16 August 1994
Scunthorpe United 2–1 Huddersfield Town 16 August 1994
Shrewsbury Town 2–1 Birmingham City 16 August 1994
Southend United 0–0 Watford 16 August 1994
Walsall 4–0 Plymouth Argyle 16 August 1994

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Barnsley 0–0[1][2] Darlington 23 August 1994 2–2
Birmingham City 2–0 Shrewsbury Town 23 August 1994 3–2
Brentford 2–0 Colchester United 23 August 1994 4–0
Cambridge United 2–3 Portsmouth 23 August 1994 2–5
Carlisle United 3–1 Rotherham United 23 August 1994 3–2
Chester City 2–3 Lincoln City 23 August 1994 2–5
Chesterfield 4–2 Blackpool 23 August 1994 6–3
Fulham 1–1[1][3] Luton Town 23 August 1994 2–2
Grimsby Town 1–2 Bradford City 23 August 1994 2–4
Hartlepool United 5–1 Bury 23 August 1994 5–3
Huddersfield Town 3–0 Scunthorpe United 23 August 1994 4–2
Leyton Orient 1–1 Barnet 23 August 1994 1–5
Mansfield Town 1–0 Rochdale 23 August 1994 3–1
Northampton Town 0–1 Bournemouth 6 September 1994 0–3
Peterborough United 0–1 Oxford United 23 August 1994 1–4
Plymouth Argyle 2–1 Walsall 23 August 1994 2–5
Port Vale 1–1 Bristol Rovers 23 August 1994 4–2
Reading 3–0 Gillingham 23 August 1994 4–0
Scarborough 2–0 Hull City 7 September 1994 3–2
Stockport County 4–1 Preston North End 23 August 1994 5–2
Swansea City 2–0 Exeter City 23 August 1994 4–2
Torquay United 4–2 Cardiff City 23 August 1994 4–3
Watford 1–0 Southend United 23 August 1994 1–0
West Bromwich Albion 0–1 Hereford United 7 September 1994 0–1
Wigan Athletic 3–0 Crewe Alexandra 23 August 1994 4–2
Wrexham 1–1 Doncaster Rovers 23 August 1994 5–3
Wycombe Wanderers 1–3 Brighton & Hove Albion 23 August 1994 2–5
York City 2–2 Burnley 23 August 1994 2–3

Second round[edit]

First leg matches were played on 20 and 21 September, eight-second leg matches were played on 27 and 28 September, whilst the other second leg matches were played on 4 and 5 October.

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa 5–0 Wigan Athletic 21 September 1994
Barnet 1–0 Manchester City 20 September 1994
Blackburn Rovers 2–0 Birmingham City 20 September 1994
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–0 Leicester City 21 September 1994
Bristol City 0–1 Notts County 20 September 1994
Carlisle United 0–1 Queens Park Rangers 20 September 1994
Chelsea 1–0 Bournemouth 21 September 1994
Chesterfield 1–3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 September 1994
Everton 2–3 Portsmouth 20 September 1994
Fulham 3–2 Stoke City 20 September 1994
Hartlepool United 0–5 Arsenal 21 September 1994
Huddersfield Town 0–1 Southampton 20 September 1994
Ipswich Town 0–3 Bolton Wanderers 21 September 1994
Leeds United 0–1 Mansfield Town 21 September 1994
Lincoln City 1–0 Crystal Palace 20 September 1994
Liverpool 2–0 Burnley 21 September 1994
Millwall 2–1 Sunderland 21 September 1994
Newcastle United 2–1 Barnsley 21 September 1994
Norwich City 3–0 Swansea City 21 September 1994
Nottingham Forest 2–1 Hereford United 21 September 1994
Oxford United 1–1 Oldham Athletic 20 September 1994
Port Vale 1–2 Manchester United 21 September 1994
Reading 3–1 Derby County 20 September 1994
Scarborough 1–4 Middlesbrough 20 September 1994
Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 Bradford City 21 September 1994
Stockport County 1–5 Sheffield United 20 September 1994
Swindon Town 1–3 Charlton Athletic 21 September 1994
Tranmere Rovers 1–0 Brentford 20 September 1994
Walsall 2–1 West Ham United 20 September 1994
Watford 3–6 Tottenham Hotspur 21 September 1994
Wimbledon 2–0 Torquay United 20 September 1994
Wrexham 1–2 Coventry City 20 September 1994

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Arsenal 2–0 Hartlepool United 5 October 1994 7–0
Barnsley 0–1 Newcastle United 5 October 1994 1–3
Birmingham City 1–1 Blackburn Rovers 4 October 1994 1–3
Bolton Wanderers 1–0 Ipswich Town 5 October 1994 4–0
Bournemouth 0–1 Chelsea 4 October 1994 0–2
Bradford City 1–1 Sheffield Wednesday 4 October 1994 2–3
Brentford 0–0 Tranmere Rovers 27 September 1994 0–1
Burnley 1–4 Liverpool 5 October 1994 1–6
Charlton Athletic 1–4[1] Swindon Town 27 September 1994 4–5
Coventry City 3–2 Wrexham 5 October 1994 5–3
Crystal Palace 3–0[1] Lincoln City 4 October 1994 3–1
Derby County 2–0[1][4] Reading 28 September 1994 3–3
Hereford United 0–0 Nottingham Forest 4 October 1994 1–2
Leicester City 0–2 Brighton & Hove Albion 5 October 1994 0–3
Manchester City 4–1 Barnet 5 October 1994 4–2
Manchester United 2–0 Port Vale 5 October 1994 4–1
Mansfield Town 0–0 Leeds United 4 October 1994 1–0
Middlesbrough 4–1 Scarborough 27 September 1994 8–2
Notts County 3–0 Bristol City 27 September 1994 4–0
Oldham Athletic 1–0 Oxford United 4 October 1994 2–1
Portsmouth 1–1 Everton 5 October 1994 4–3
Queens Park Rangers 2–0 Carlisle United 5 October 1994 3–0
Sheffield United 1–0 Stockport County 27 September 1994 6–1
Southampton 4–0 Huddersfield Town 5 October 1994 5–0
Stoke City 1–0[1][5] Fulham 28 September 1994 3–3
Sunderland 1–1 Millwall 4 October 1994 2–3
Swansea City 1–0 Norwich City 4 October 1994 1–3
Torquay United 0–1 Wimbledon 5 October 1994 0–3
Tottenham Hotspur 2–3 Watford 4 October 1994 8–6
West Ham United 2–0[1] Walsall 5 October 1994 3–2
Wigan Athletic 0–3 Aston Villa 5 October 1994 0–8
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 Chesterfield 27 September 1994 4–2

Third round[edit]

Most matches in the third round were played on 25 and 26 October with 3 replays being played on 9 November.

Ties[edit]

Home team Score Away team Date
Aston Villa 1–0 Middlesbrough 26 October 1994
Blackburn Rovers 2–0 Coventry City 26 October 1994
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–1 Swindon Town 26 October 1994
Liverpool 2–1 Stoke City 25 October 1994
Mansfield Town 0–2 Millwall 25 October 1994
Newcastle United 2–0 Manchester United 26 October 1994
Notts County 3–0 Tottenham Hotspur 26 October 1994
Oldham Athletic 0–0 Arsenal 26 October 1994
Portsmouth 0–1 Derby County 26 October 1994
Queens Park Rangers 3–4 Manchester City 25 October 1994
Sheffield United 1–2 Bolton Wanderers 25 October 1994
Sheffield Wednesday 1–0 Southampton 26 October 1994
Tranmere Rovers 1–1 Norwich City 26 October 1994
West Ham United 1–0 Chelsea 26 October 1994
Wimbledon 0–1 Crystal Palace 25 October 1994
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–3 Nottingham Forest 26 October 1994

Replays[edit]

Home team Score Away team Date
Swindon Town 4–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 9 November 1994
Arsenal 2–0 Oldham Athletic 9 November 1994
Norwich City 4–2 Tranmere Rovers 9 November 1994

Fourth round[edit]

All fourth round matches were played on 30 November with one replay being played on 21 December.

Ties[edit]

Home team Score Away team Date
Arsenal 2–0 Sheffield Wednesday 30 November 1994
Blackburn Rovers 1–3 Liverpool 30 November 1994
Crystal Palace 4–1 Aston Villa 30 November 1994
Manchester City 1–1 Newcastle United 30 November 1994
Norwich City 1–0 Notts County 30 November 1994
Nottingham Forest 0–2 Millwall 30 November 1994
Swindon Town 2–1 Derby County 30 November 1994
West Ham United 1–3 Bolton Wanderers 30 November 1994

Replay[edit]

Home team Score Away team Date
Newcastle United 0–2 Manchester City 21 December 1994

Quarter finals[edit]

The four quarter final matches were played on 11 January.

Home team Score Away team Date
Bolton Wanderers 1–0 Norwich City 11 January 1995
Crystal Palace 4–0 Manchester City 11 January 1995
Liverpool 1–0 Arsenal 11 January 1995
Swindon Town 3–1 Millwall 11 January 1995

Semi-finals[edit]

The semi-final draw was made after the conclusion of the quarter finals. Unlike the other rounds, the semi-final ties were played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home and one away.

Swindon Town were heading for a second successive relegation in Division One but their fans were given hope of silverware when they beat Bolton Wanderers 2–1 in the semi-final first leg. However, their dreams were ended in the second leg when they lost 3–1 and the Greater Manchester side reached a domestic cup final for the first time in 37 years. Four time winners Liverpool defeated Crystal Palace, another relegation threatened side, in the other semi-final.

First leg[edit]

12 February 1995
Swindon Town 2–1 Bolton Wanderers
Thorne Goal 38' Goal 76' Report Stubbs Goal 10'
County Ground, Swindon
Attendance: 15,341
Referee: P Alcock, Surrey

15 February 1995
Liverpool 1–0 Crystal Palace
Fowler Goal 90+2' Report
Anfield, Liverpool
Attendance: 25,480

Second leg[edit]

8 March 1995
Bolton Wanderers 3–1 Swindon Town
McAteer Goal 64'
Paatelainen Goal 71'
McGinlay Goal 88'
Report Fjørtoft Goal 57'
Burnden Park, Bolton
Attendance: 19,851
Referee: I Cruikshanks

Bolton won 4–3 on aggregate

8 March 1995
Crystal Palace 0–1 Liverpool
Report Fowler Goal 27'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 18,224

Liverpool won 2–0 on aggregate

Final[edit]

2 April 1995
Liverpool 2–1 Bolton Wanderers
McManaman Goal 37'68' (Report) Thompson Goal 69'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 75,595
Referee: Philip Don
Liverpool
Bolton Wanderers
LIVERPOOL:
GK 1 David James
RWB  2 Rob Jones YC
CB 6 Phil Babb YC
CB 12 John Scales
CB 25 Neil Ruddock
LWB 20 Stig Inge Bjørnebye YC
CM 10 John Barnes
CM 15 Jamie Redknapp
AM 17 Steve McManaman
CF 9 Ian Rush (c)
CF 23 Robbie Fowler
Substitutes:
GK 28 Alec Chamberlain
MF 11 Mark Walters
MF 16 Michael Thomas
Manager:
Roy Evans
BOLTON WANDERERS:
GK 1 Keith Branagan
RB 2 Scott Green Substituted off 68'
LB 3 Jimmy Phillips
CM 4 Jason McAteer
CB 5 Mark Seagraves
CB 6 Alan Stubbs
RM 7 David Lee
CM 8 Richard Sneekes
CF 9 Mixu Paatelainen
CF 10 John McGinlay
LM 11 Alan Thompson YC
Substitutes:
DF 12 Guðni Bergsson Substituted in 68'
GK 13 Aidan Davison
MF 15 Mark Patterson
Manager:
Bruce Rioch

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g After Extra Time
  2. ^ Barnsley won on the Away Goals Rule
  3. ^ Fulham won 4–3 on penalties
  4. ^ Derby County won on the Away Goals Rule
  5. ^ Stoke City won on the Away Goals Rule