1999 Football League Cup Final

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1999 Football League Cup Final
Event1998–99 Football League Cup
Date21 March 1999
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchAllan Nielsen (Tottenham Hotspur)[1]
RefereeTerry Heilbron (County Durham)

The 1999 Football League Cup Final was played between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City, at Wembley on Sunday, 21 March 1999.

Tottenham won the game, and their third League Cup, with an injury-time diving header from Allan Nielsen after a cross from the right from Steffen Iversen had been blocked by goalkeeper Kasey Keller.[2] Justin Edinburgh became the last ever player to be sent off at the old Wembley, after angrily waving his arm towards Robbie Savage following a particularly tough Savage challenge. In the last few minutes of the game, Ramon Vega made a last-ditch sliding tackle to deny Emile Heskey a goal for Leicester, after Ian Walker rushed off his line, and Allan Nielsen scored a diving header.[3][4]

Road to Wembley[edit]

Leicester City[edit]

Round 2, 1st leg: Leicester City 3–0 Chesterfield

Round 2, 2nd leg: Chesterfield 1–3 Leicester City

Round 3: Charlton Athletic 1–2 Leicester City

Round 4: Leicester City 2–1 Leeds United

Quarter-final: Leicester City 1–0 Blackburn Rovers

Semi-final, 1st leg: Sunderland 1–2 Leicester City

Semi-final, 2nd leg: Leicester City 1–1 Sunderland

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

Round 2, 1st leg: Brentford 2–3 Tottenham Hotspur

Round 2, 2nd leg: Tottenham Hotspur 3–2 Brentford

Round 3: Northampton Town 1–3 Tottenham Hotspur

Round 4: Liverpool 1–3 Tottenham Hotspur

Quarter-final: Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 Manchester United

Semi-final, 1st leg: Tottenham Hotspur 0–0 Wimbledon

Semi-final, 2nd leg: Wimbledon 0–1 Tottenham Hotspur



Leicester City0–1Tottenham Hotspur
Report Nielsen Goal 90'
Wembley, London
Attendance: 77,892
Leicester City
Tottenham Hotspur
GK 1 United States Kasey Keller
CB 18 Scotland Matt Elliott
CB 5 England Steve Walsh (c)
CB 4 Northern Ireland Gerry Taggart
RWB 19 England Robert Ullathorne
LWB 11 England Steve Guppy
CM 7 Northern Ireland Neil Lennon
CM 6 Turkey Muzzy Izzet
CM 14 Wales Robbie Savage Yellow card Substituted off 90'
CF 27 England Tony Cottee
CF 9 England Emile Heskey Substituted off 74'
GK 22 France Pegguy Arphexad
DF 15 Sweden Pontus Kåmark
MF 16 Scotland Stuart Campbell
MF 37 Greece Theodoros Zagorakis Substituted in 90'
FW 20 England Ian Marshall Substituted in 74'
Northern Ireland Martin O'Neill
GK 1 England Ian Walker
RB 2 Republic of Ireland Stephen Carr
CB 23 England Sol Campbell (c)
CB 15 Switzerland Ramon Vega
LB 12 England Justin Edinburgh Red card 63'
RM 9 England Darren Anderton
CM 4 Germany Steffen Freund
CM 6 Denmark Allan Nielsen
LM 14 France David Ginola Substituted off 90'
CF 10 England Les Ferdinand
CF 18 Norway Steffen Iversen
GK 13 Norway Espen Baardsen
DF 32 England Luke Young
MF 20 Portugal José Dominguez
MF 22 England Andy Sinton Substituted in 90'
FW 11 England Chris Armstrong
Scotland George Graham


  1. ^ "Leicester 0 Spurs 1". tottenham-spur.blogspot. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Leicester 0 Spurs 1". hotspurhq.com. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Leicester 0 Spurs 1". Spursodyssey. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  4. ^ "1999 League Cup Final". lcfc.com. Retrieved 7 October 2014.

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