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1978 Football League Cup Final

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1978 League Cup Final
Event1977–78 Football League Cup
Date18 March 1978
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereePat Partridge
Attendance100,000
Replay
Date22 March 1978
VenueOld Trafford, Manchester
Attendance54,375
1977
1979

The 1978 Football League Cup Final was the eighteenth League Cup final, and was contested between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. The initial match resulted in a 0–0 draw at Wembley Stadium on 18 March 1978.[1] The replay was four days later at Old Trafford,[1] and saw John Robertson score from the penalty spot after a professional foul by Phil Thompson on John O'Hare, which TV replays confirmed was just inside the penalty area. This was enough to win the cup for Forest, who thus became the first club to achieve a League and League Cup double.

In the latter game, one of his last for Liverpool, stalwart Ian Callaghan received the only booking of his long career with the club.

Match details

Nottingham Forest
Liverpool
Nottingham Forest
Red shirts/White shorts/Red socks
0–0
(final score after extra time)
Liverpool
White shirts/Black shorts/White socks
Manager: Brian Clough

Team:
1 Chris Woods (GK)
2 Viv Anderson
3 Frank Clark
4 John McGovern (c)
5 Larry Lloyd
6 Kenny Burns
7 Martin O'Neill
8 Ian Bowyer
9 Peter Withe
10 Tony Woodcock
11 John Robertson
Substitute:
12 John O'Hare

Scorers: None

Half-time:
0–0

Competition:
Football League Cup (Final)

Date:
15.00 GMT Saturday 18 March 1978

Venue:
Wembley Stadium, London

Attendance:
100,000

Referee:
Pat Partridge

Match rules:
90 minutes.
30 minutes extra-time if necessary.
Match replayed if scores still level.
One named substitute.

Manager: Bob Paisley

Team:
1 Ray Clemence (GK)
2 Phil Neal
3 Tommy Smith
4 Phil Thompson
5 Ray Kennedy  91'
6 Emlyn Hughes (c)
7 Kenny Dalglish
8 Jimmy Case
9 Steve Heighway
10 Terry McDermott
11 Ian Callaghan
Substitute:
12 David Fairclough  91'

Scorers: None

Source for team line-ups:[2]

1978 Football League Cup Final Match details articles: 28

Replay

Nottingham Forest
Liverpool
Nottingham Forest
Yellow/Yellow shorts/Yellow socks
1–0
(final score after 90 minutes)
Liverpool
Red shirts/Red shorts/Red socks
Manager: Brian Clough

Team:
1 Chris Woods (GK)
2 Viv Anderson
3 Frank Clark
4 John O'Hare
5 Larry Lloyd
6 Kenny Burns (c)
7 Martin O'Neill
8 Ian Bowyer
9 Peter Withe
10 Tony Woodcock
11 John Robertson
Substitute
12 Steve Elliott

Scorers:

Half-time:
0–0

Competition:
Football League Cup (Final)

Date:
19.45 BST, Wednesday, 22 March 1978

Venue:
Old Trafford, Manchester

Attendance:
54,375

Referee:
Pat Partridge

Match rules:
90 minutes.
30 minutes extra-time if necessary.
Match replayed if scores still level.
One named substitute.

Manager: Bob Paisley

Team:
1 Ray Clemence (GK)
2 Phil Neal
3 Tommy Smith
4 Phil Thompson
5 Ray Kennedy
6 Emlyn Hughes (c)
7 Kenny Dalglish
8 Jimmy Case  64'
9 Steve Heighway
10 Terry McDermott
11 Ian Callaghan
Substitute
12 David Fairclough  64'

Scorers: None

1978 Football League Cup Final Replay articles: 2

Road to Wembley

Nottingham Forest

Forest's route to the final included victories over First Division teams West Ham United, Aston Villa and Leeds United (beating the latter 7–3 on aggregate in the semi-final). They also beat neighbours Notts County.[1]

Liverpool

Liverpool were drawn at home to First Division teams in their first 3 rounds. They defeated Chelsea by 2 goals to nil in round 2, and Derby County by the same scoreline in round 3. They then drew 2-2 at home in round four against Coventry City, before winning the replay 2-0 at Highfield Road. They then beat Third Division Wrexham 3-1 in the quarter-final at The Racecourse Ground, before edging out Arsenal in a two-legged semi-final, which saw Liverpool winning 2-1 at Anfield and drawing 0-0 at Highbury.

1978 Football League Cup Final Road to Wembley articles: 15

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