|Event||1982–83 Football League Cup|
|After extra time|
|Date||26 March 1983|
|Venue||Wembley Stadium, London|
|Referee||George Courtney (County Durham)|
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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The match was played at Wembley Stadium in front of approximately 100,000 spectators.
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Liverpool manager Bob Paisley collected the trophy, as it was his last major final in charge of Liverpool.
|Liverpool||2–1 (a.e.t.)||Manchester United|
| Kennedy |
|Report|| Whiteside |
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