1999–2000 Irish League Cup

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1999–2000 Irish League Cup
Coca-Cola League Cup
Country Northern Ireland
Teams19
ChampionsLinfield (6th win)
Runners-upColeraine
Matches played18
Goals scored59 (3.28 per match)

The 1999–2000 Irish League Cup (known as the Coca-Cola League Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 14th edition of Northern Ireland's secondary football knock-out cup competition. It concluded on 18 April 2000 with the final.

Linfield were the defending champions after their fifth League Cup win last season; a 2–1 victory over Glentoran in the previous final. This season they won a record third successive League Cup with a 4–0 victory over Coleraine in the final to lift the cup for the sixth time overall. The 4–0 scoreline remains the joint largest margin of victory in a League Cup final to date, with the record being equalled in 2013.[1][2]

Linfield's record of winning three consecutive League Cups was equalled by Cliftonville's three consecutive wins in 2012–13, 2013–14 and 2014–15. It was then broken when Cliftonville added a fourth consecutive win in 2015–16.

Preliminary round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ballyclare Comrades 1–1 (3–2 p) Dungannon Swifts
Carrick Rangers 1–3 (aet) Limavady United
Institute 0–1 Armagh City

First round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Armagh City 1–2 Limavady United
Ballymena United 2–4 Portadown
Cliftonville 5–2 Ards
Coleraine 3–1 Glenavon
Crusaders 1–1 (4–5 p) Bangor
Glentoran 3–0 Omagh Town
Lisburn Distillery 2–0 Ballyclare Comrades
Newry Town 0–4 Linfield

Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Limavady United 3–1 Glentoran
Linfield 4–2 Bangor
Lisburn Distillery 0–1 Coleraine
Portadown 3–0 Cliftonville

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Limavady United 0–1 Linfield
Portadown 0–2 Coleraine

Final[edit]

Coleraine0 – 4Linfield
Report Gorman Goal 6'
Morgan Goal 21'
Larmour Goal 37'
McShane Goal 86'

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northern Ireland - List of League Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. rsssf.com. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Northern Ireland League Cup 1999/2000". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. rsssf.com. Retrieved 24 December 2012.