2003 Football League Cup Final

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2003 Football League Cup Final
Event 2002–03 Football League Cup
Date 2 March 2003
Venue Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Man of the Match Jerzy Dudek[1] (Liverpool)
Referee Paul Durkin (Dorset)[2]
Attendance 74,500[2]

The 2003 Football League Cup Final was the final match of the 2002–03 Football League Cup, a football tournament for teams in the Premier League and the Football League. The match was contested by Liverpool and Manchester United at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on 2 March 2003. Liverpool won the match 2–0.

Liverpool opened the scoring with a goal from Steven Gerrard in the 39th minute, his shot deflecting off David Beckham. In the second half, Michael Owen sealed the victory when he ran through to score the second in the 86th minute.[2]

Road to Cardiff[edit]



2 March 2003
Liverpool 2–0 Manchester United
Gerrard Goal 39'
Owen Goal 86'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,500[2]
Referee: Paul Durkin (Dorset)[2]
Manchester United
GK 1 Poland Jerzy Dudek
RB 23 England Jamie Carragher
CB 2 Switzerland Stéphane Henchoz Booked 13'
CB 4 Finland Sami Hyypiä (c)
LB 18 Norway John Arne Riise
RM 9 Senegal El Hadji Diouf Substituted off 90'
CM 16 Germany Dietmar Hamann
CM 17 England Steven Gerrard
LM 13 England Danny Murphy
CF 10 England Michael Owen
CF 8 England Emile Heskey Substituted off 61'
GK 19 France Pegguy Arphexad
DF 30 Mali Djimi Traoré
MF 7 Czech Republic Vladimír Šmicer Substituted in 89'
MF 25 Croatia Igor Bišćan Substituted in 90'
FW 5 Czech Republic Milan Baroš Substituted in 61' Substituted off 89'
France Gérard Houllier
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GK 1 France Fabien Barthez
RB 2 England Gary Neville
CB 24 England Wes Brown Substituted off 74'
CB 6 England Rio Ferdinand
LB 27 France Mikaël Silvestre
RM 7 England David Beckham
CM 16 Republic of Ireland Roy Keane (c)
CM 4 Argentina Juan Sebastián Verón
LM 11 Wales Ryan Giggs
SS 18 England Paul Scholes
CF 10 Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy
GK 13 Northern Ireland Roy Carroll
DF 3 England Phil Neville
MF 8 England Nicky Butt
MF 22 Republic of Ireland John O'Shea
FW 20 Norway Ole Gunnar Solskjær Substituted in 74'
Scotland Alex Ferguson

Man of the match

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shootout if scores still level.
  • Five named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.


  1. ^ a b "Alan Hardaker Trophy Winners". The Football League. 26 February 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Liverpool lift Worthington Cup". BBC Sport. 2 March 2003. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Clubs in the Premier League receive a bye to the second or third round

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