2014 Scottish League Cup Final

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2014 Scottish League Cup Final
Scottish League Cup Fina Programme 2014.jpg
Official programme cover
Event2013–14 Scottish League Cup
After extra time. Aberdeen won 4–2 on penalties.
Date16 March 2014
VenueCeltic Park, Glasgow
Man of the MatchRoss Draper (Inverness CT)
RefereeSteven McLean

The 2014 Scottish League Cup Final was the 68th final of the Scottish League Cup. The final took place on 16 March 2014 at Celtic Park, Glasgow.[1] The clubs contesting the 2014 final were Scottish Premiership clubs, Aberdeen and Inverness CT. This was the first major final for Inverness CT.

Aberdeen won the final 4–2 against Inverness CT on penalties.[2] It was their first trophy since the 1995 Scottish League Cup victory.[3][2]

Route to the final[edit]

Aberdeen were one of the seven Scottish Premiership sides who entered the League Cup in the second round. Inverness CT entered in the third round.


Round Opposition Score
2nd Alloa Athletic (h) 0–0 (aet)
6–5 (p)
3rd Falkirk (a) 5–0
QF Motherwell (a) 2–0
SF St Johnstone (n) 4–0
Key: (h) = Home venue; (a) = Away venue; (n) = Neutral venue.

In the second round Aberdeen faced a home tie against Scottish Championship team Alloa Athletic. The Dons edged through by winning 6–5 on penalties.[4]

In the next round Aberdeen faced Scottish Championship team Falkirk at the Falkirk Stadium. A hat-trick from Scott Vernon and goals from Joe Shaughnessy and Cammy Smith sealed Aberdeen's passage into the quarter-final.[5]

Aberdeen drew Scottish Premiership opposition in the quarter-finals in the shape of Motherwell. Late goals from Andrew Considine and Jonny Hayes sent the Dons into the semi-finals.[6]

Aberdeen beat St Johnstone in the semi-final with a magnificent display. Jonny Hayes grabbed a double and Peter Pawlett and Adam Rooney also got themselves on the scoresheet to send Aberdeen to their first League Cup Final since 2000.[7]

Inverness CT[edit]

Round Opposition Score
3rd Dundee (a) 1–0
QF Dundee United (h) 2–1 (a.e.t.)
SF Hearts (n) 2–2 (a.e.t.)
4–2 (p)
Key: (h) = Home venue; (a) = Away venue; (n) = Neutral venue.

In the third round Inverness CT faced an away tie against Scottish Championship team Dundee. An early goal from Billy McKay saw the Caley Jags through comfortably.[8] In the next round Inverness CT faced fellow Scottish Premiership team Dundee United at the Caledonian Stadium. Keith Watson opened the scoring for Dundee United before Gary Warren equalised for the home side. Ross Draper sealed Caley's passage into the semi-finals with a header in the final minute of extra time.[9]

Inverness CT beat Hearts on penalties in the semi-final. Greg Tansey put the Highlanders ahead shortly after half time, but a double from Jamie Hamill swung the game in the favour of the Edinburgh side. Nick Ross scored a dramatic injury time equaliser despite Caley having Gary Warren and Josh Meekings sent off.[10]


The number "1903" represented in black and red cards held up by fans in a stand at a football stadium.
Aberdeen fans display "1903", the year of the club's establishment, before the Cup Final

Aberdeen received and sold all of their 43,000 allocation for the final and also had a request for more tickets declined due to safety concerns. Inverness sold 7,000 tickets.[11][12]


Aberdeen0–0 (a.e.t.)Inverness CT
Robson Penalty scored
Low Penalty scored
Vernon Penalty scored
Rooney Penalty scored
4 – 2
Inverness CT went first
Penalty missed McKay
Penalty missed Tansey
Penalty scored Ross
Penalty scored Doran
Attendance: 51,143
Referee: Steven McLean
Inverness CT
GK 1 Scotland Jamie Langfield
RB 29 England Shaleum Logan
CB 4 Scotland Russell Anderson (c)
CB 6 Scotland Mark Reynolds
LB 5 Scotland Andrew Considine Substituted off 108'
RM 15 Scotland Barry Robson
CM 8 Republic of Ireland Willo Flood
CM 22 Scotland Ryan Jack
LM 11 Republic of Ireland Jonny Hayes Substituted off 6'
CF 10 Northern Ireland Niall McGinn
CF 17 Republic of Ireland Adam Rooney
GK 20 England Nicky Weaver
DF 28 England Alan Tate
MF 18 Scotland Nicky Low Substituted in 70'
FW 9 England Scott Vernon Substituted in 108'
FW 14 Scotland Cammy Smith Substituted in 6' Substituted off 70'
Scotland Derek McInnes
GK 12 England Dean Brill
RB 2 England David Raven
CB 6 England Josh Meekings
CB 14 Northern Ireland Daniel Devine
LB 3 Scotland Graeme Shinnie Yellow card 112'
RM 15 England Marley Watkins Substituted off 80'
CM 8 England Ross Draper Yellow card 117'
CM 9 Republic of Ireland Richie Foran (c) Yellow card 27' Substituted off 100'
CM 16 England Greg Tansey
LM 4 England James Vincent Substituted off 63'
CF 7 Northern Ireland Billy McKay
GK 1 Scotland Ryan Esson
DF 18 England Carl Tremarco
MF 10 Republic of Ireland Aaron Doran Substituted in 63'
MF 11 Scotland Nick Ross Substituted in 80'
MF 36 Scotland Ryan Christie Substituted in 100'
Scotland John Hughes


  • Referee: Steven McLean
  • Assistant Referee 1: Andrew McWilliam
  • Assistant Referee 2: Douglas Ross
  • Fourth Official: John Beaton


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


  1. ^ "Scottish League Cup final: Celtic Park hosts Aberdeen v Inverness". BBC Sport. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Aberdeen 0–0 Inverness (4–2 on pens): Dons end 19-year wait for trophy by winning Scottish League Cup final after extra time". Daily Mail. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Aberdeen 0–0 Inverness (4–2 on pens)". Scotsman. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Aberdeen 0–0 Alloa". BBC Sport. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Falkirk 0–5 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Motherwell 0–2 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Aberdeen 4–0 St Johnstone". BBC Sport. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Dundee 0 – 1 Inverness CT". BBC Sport. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  9. ^ "Inverness CT 2–1 Dundee United". BBC Sport. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  10. ^ "Hearts 2–2 Inverness CT (2–4 pens)". BBC Sport. 2 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  11. ^ "No more Scottish League Cup final tickets for Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  12. ^ "Aberdeen denied extra tickets due to safety fears". Herald Scotland. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014.

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