1983 Football League Cup Final

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1983 Football League Cup Final
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Event 1982–83 Football League Cup
After extra time
Date26 March 1983
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee George Courtney (County Durham)
Attendance99,304
1982
1984

The 1983 Football League Cup Final was a football match held on 26 March 1983 between League Cup holders Liverpool and first-time finalists Manchester United, who won the FA Cup later that year. Liverpool won the match 2–1; Norman Whiteside scored the opener for Manchester United, before Alan Kennedy equalised with 15 minutes to go. The winner was scored in the eighth minute of extra-time by Ronnie Whelan.

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Liverpool F.C. association football club

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Manchester United F.C. association football club

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Had Manchester United won the League Cup as well as the FA Cup that year, they would have become the first team ever to have won the two competitions in the same season. Instead, Liverpool won their third successive League Cup, and the second of three successive League and League Cup Doubles.

The match was played at Wembley Stadium in front of approximately 100,000 spectators.

Wembley Stadium (1923) former stadium in London, England which opened in 1923

The original Wembley Stadium was a football stadium in Wembley Park, London, which stood on the same site now occupied by its successor, the new Wembley Stadium. The demolition in 2003 of its famous Twin Towers upset many people worldwide. Debris from the stadium was used to make the Northala Fields in Northolt, London.

Liverpool manager Bob Paisley collected the trophy, as it was his last major final in charge of Liverpool.

Match details

Liverpool 2–1 (a.e.t.) Manchester United
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Whelan Soccerball shade.svg 98'
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Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 99,304
Referee: George Courtney (County Durham)
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Liverpool
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Manchester United
GK1 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Bruce Grobbelaar
RB2 Flag of England.svg Phil Neal
LB3 Flag of England.svg Alan Kennedy
CB4 Flag of Ireland.svg Mark Lawrenson
LM5 Flag of Ireland.svg Ronnie Whelan
CB6 Flag of Scotland.svg Alan Hansen
CF7 Flag of Scotland.svg Kenny Dalglish
RM8 Flag of England.svg Sammy Lee
CF9 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Ian Rush
CM10 Flag of England.svg Craig Johnston Sub off.svg 83'
CM11 Flag of Scotland.svg Graeme Souness (c)
Substitute:
FW12 Flag of England.svg David Fairclough Sub on.svg 83'
Manager:
Flag of England.svg Bob Paisley
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GK1 Flag of England.svg Gary Bailey
RB2 Flag of England.svg Mike Duxbury
LB3 Flag of Scotland.svg Arthur Albiston
CM4 Flag of England.svg Remi Moses
CB5 Flag of Ireland.svg Kevin Moran Sub off.svg 69'
CB6 Flag of Scotland.svg Gordon McQueen
CM7 Flag of England.svg Ray Wilkins (c)
LM8 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Arnold Mühren
CF9 Flag of Ireland.svg Frank Stapleton
CF10 Ulster Banner.svg Norman Whiteside
RM11 Flag of England.svg Steve Coppell
Substitute:
FW12 Flag of Scotland.svg Lou Macari Sub on.svg 69'
Manager:
Flag of England.svg Ron Atkinson

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.
  • One named substitute.
  • Maximum of one substitution.

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