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Football League Cup Winners

18 card sets representing teams who have won England's Football League Cup (also known as the Milk Cup, Rumbelows Cup, Coca Cola Cup, Littlewoods Cup, Worthingtons Cup, Carling Cup, Capital One Cup).

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Each set is £5.00

1961 - Aston Villa

 

In the first ever League Cup competition Aston Villa faced Rotherham United. Having suffered a shock 2-0 defeat in the first leg they bounced back to lift the trophy at Villa Park with goals from Alan O'Neill, Harry Burrows and Peter McParland.

1962 - Norwich City

 

Second division Norwich City faced fourth division Rochdale over two legs for the trophy. City put the tie beyond doubt in the first leg at Spotland with a 3-0 win (two goals from Lythgoe and one from Punton). The second leg was formality at Carrow Road where Jimmy Hill made the aggregate score 4-0 overall.

1963 - Birmingham City

 Birmingham City faced local rivals Aston Villa to contest the 1963 final. In the 1st leg two goals from Ken Leek and one from Jimmy Bloomfield put City 3-0 ahead. Bobby Thomson scored a late goal to give Villa some hope but City were resolute in the second leg and a 0-0 draw saw them take the trophy.

1964 - Leicester City

 A tale of two cities as Leicester faced Stoke for the trophy. Dave Gibson's goal in the first leg at Stoke gave The Foxes one hand on the trophy but Stoke fought hard in the 2nd leg. Goals from Mike Stringfellow, David Gibson and Howard Riley saw Leicester City run out 3-2 winners.

1965 - Chelsea

 

Chelsea took a slim 3-2 lead into the second leg against Leicester City with goals from Bobby Tambling, Terry Venables and Eddie McCreadie. City must have fancied their chances but Chelsea held on to a goalless draw and took the trophy.

1966 - West Bromwich Albion

 

The Baggies faced the Hammers for the trophy but lost the first leg 2-1 although Jeff Astle's goal giving them a lifeline. The second leg was all about West Brom as they ran out 4-1 winners with goals from Brown, Clark, Kaye and Williams.

1967 - Queens Park Rangers

 

QPR pulled off one of the greatest giant killing comebacks of all time as they fought from 2-0 down against West Brom to win the first League Cup final played at Wembley with goals from Morgan, Marsh and Lazarus.

1968 - Leeds United

 

An early goal from Terry Cooper sees Leeds United beat Arsenal to begin the start of an era of Trophies for Don Revie's team

1969 - Swindon Town

In a stunning victory Third Division Swindon Town trounced First Division Arsenal 3-1 with a double from Don Rogers and a goal from Roger Smart. 

1970 - Manchester City

 Man City fell behind early against West Bromwich Albion but goals from Mike Doyle and Glyn Pardoe won the game for them.

1971 - Tottenham Hotspur

Two goals from Martin Chivers saw Spurs beats Aston Villa at Wembley to lift the League Cup.

1972 - Stoke City

An excellent Stoke side beat the glamour team of the day Chelsea with goals from Terry Conroy and George Eastham.

1973 - Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs faced a very good Norwich City at Wembley for the League Cup Trophy. In a close game it fell to Ralph Coates to hit the winners for Tottenham.

1974 - Wolverhampton Wanderers

Goals from Kenny Hibbitt and John Richards are enough to beat Manchester City at Wembley.

1975 - Aston Villa

In an all Second Division clash Aston Villa faced Norwich City and a goal from Ray Graydon took the cup back to Villa Park.

1976 - Manchester City

 

Manchester City faced Newcastle United at Wembley. Peter Barnes put City ahead but with the game locked at 1-1 Dennis Tueart hit a sensational winner.

1977 - Aston Villa

 It took three matches to separate Aston Villa and Everton for the 1977 trophy. Finally Brian Little popped up with a last gasp winner at Old Trafford in a 3-2 thriller.

1978 - Nottingham Forest

 

After a 0-0 draw at Wembley Notts Forest met Liverpool in a close replay. It took a penalty from John Robertson and some fine goalkeeping from Chris Woods to win the trophy for Brian Clough's men for the first time.

1979 - Nottingham Forest

 

Two goals form Gary Birtles and a late Strike by Tony Woodcock saw off a plucky Southampton side 3-2 as Forest retained the trophy they had won the previous year.

1980 - Wolverhampton Wanderers

 

Wolves faced Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest at Wembley and it took a goal from Million Pound man Andy Gray to separate the teams.

1981 - Liverpool

 

After an entertaining draw against West Ham United at Wembley Liverpool faced the Division 2 champions in a replay at Villa Park. Having fallen behind it took two quick goals from Kenny Dalglish and Alan Hansen to win the cup for the first time.

1982 - Liverpool

 

Holders Liverpool defended the trophy against a slick Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley. Like last year they went behind but with moments remaining Ronnie Whelan made it 1-1. In Extra time another goal from Whelan and another from Ian Rush sealed victory. 

1983 - Liverpool

 

In 1983 Liverpool were back at Wembley in their third consecutive League Cup Final. This time they faced Manchester United. One again they found themselves having to come from behind. Alan Kennedy and Ronnie Whelan supplied the goals that won the cup.

1984 - Liverpool

 

Proving themselves to be the kings of the competition Liverpool reached the final for the 4th year running and aiming to stop their run were rivals Everton. After a 0-0 draw at Wembley both teams travelled to Maine Road where a goal from Graeme Souness was enough to see off the Toffees.

1985 - Norwich City

Having beaten local rivals Ipswich Town, Norwich City faced Sunderland at Wembley. In a closely fought game it took a Gordon Chisholm own goal and a Sunderland penalty miss to ensure City took the Trophy.

1986 - Oxford United

 

Oxford United proved to be too much for Queens Park Rangers as they ran out 3-0 winners at Wembley. Goals from Trevor Hebbard, Ray Houghton and Jeremy Charles saw off the Londoners.

1987 - Arsenal

 

Two goals from Champagne Charlie Nicholas against Liverpool cancelled out Ian Rush's opener to send the trophy to Highbury.

1988 - Luton Town

In an amazing final Luton Town took an early lead through Brian Stein but two second half goals from Arsenal seemd to be enough to give the Gunners victory. Danny Wilson then scored a late equlaiser before Stein hit the winner in the final minute to give the Hatters the trophy.

1989 - Nottingham Forest

 

Brian Clough's men faced holders Luton Town for the trophy. Having fallen behind Forest proved too strong as they ran out 3-1 winners with 2 goals from Nigel Clough and another from Neil Webb.

1990 - Nottingham Forest

 

Holders Nottingham Forest returned to Wembley to face Oldham Athletic, who proved to be tricky opponents. It took a goal from Nigel Jemson to win the trophy once more for Brain Clough's men.

1991 - Sheffield Wednesday

 

Second Division Sheffield Wednesday stunned top flight Manchester United as John Sheridan sealed the win with an early goal. 

1992 - Manchester United

 

Two of football's greatest managers faced each other as Alex Ferguson's Manchester United played Brain Clough's Nottingham Forest for the trophy. An early goal from Brian McClair sealed victory for the Reds.

1993 - Arsenal

 

Arsenal faced Sheffield Wednesday for the trophy and came from behind to run out 2-1 winners with goals from Paul Merson and Steve Morrow.

1994 - Aston Villa

Aston Villa faced English Champions Manchester United for the trophy at Wembley and an early goal from Dalian Atkinson gave them the lead. Two further goals from Dean Saunders saw Villa run out 3-1 winners.

1995 - Liverpool

 

Liverpool faced a determined Bolton Wanderers for the trophy and it took two goals from Steve McManaman to take the trophy despite a late Bolton fightback.

1996 - Aston Villa

Aston Villa faced Leeds United at Wembley and goals from Savo Milosevic, Ian Taylor and Dwight Yorke saw them cruise to a 3-0 victory.

1997 - Leicester City

 

A late goal from Emile Heskey saw Leicester City earn a replay against Middlesbrough in which Steve Claridge scored the winner for Martin O'Neill's side.

1998 - Chelsea

 

Extra time goals from Frank Sinclair and Roberto Di Matteo were enough to finally see off a stubborn Middlesbrough team.

1999 - Tottenham Hotspur

 

In a rugged game against Leicester City, Spurs Allan Nielsen scored a sensational late winner to take the trophy back to White Hart Lane despite being reduced to ten men.

2000 - Leicester City

 

Steve Elliott put in a captain's performance against plucky Tranmere Rovers. He opened the scoring and had to find the net again later on after Rovers had drawn level.

2001 - Liverpool

 

Liverpool faced Birmingham City in Cardiff for the trophy. Robbie Fowler's goal looked to be enough until City scored in the last minute. Liverpool eventually ran out winners after a penalty shootout.

2002 - Blackburn Rovers

 

Rovers were off to a flying start with a goal from Matt Jansen but were pegged back by Spurs until Andrew Cole scored to seal the win.

2003 - Liverpool

 

Goals from Steven Gerrard and Michael Owen were enough to see Liverpool beat Manchester United to lift the Trophy again.

2004 - Middlesbrough

Early goals from Joseph-Desire Job and Boudewijn Zenden were enough for Middlesbrough to take the trophy despite a quick reply from their opponents, Bolton Wanderers.

2005 - Chelsea

 

After falling behind to an early Liverpool goal Chelsea fought back to take the trophy as strikes from Didier Drogba, Mateja Kezman and a Steve Gerrard own goal saw them run out 3-2 winners.

2006 - Manchester United

 

Manchester United proved to be too much for Wigan Athletic as they ran out 4-0 winners with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Louis Saha and a brace from Wayne Rooney.

2007 - Chelsea

 

 Chelsea fell behind early on to Arsenal but fought back to win with two goals from Didier Drogba in this fiery contest.

2008 - Tottenham Hotspur

 

Tottenham faced Chelsea for the trophy in an entertaining game. Goals from Dimitar Berbatov and Jonathan Woodgate were enough for Spurs to lift the cup.

2009 - Manchester United

Manchester United faced holders Tottenham Hotspur for the trophy and the evenly matched game finished 0-0. The Reds won the resulting penalty shootiout.

2010 - Manchester United

Manchester United faced high Scoring Aston Villa for the 2010 League Cup trophy. Villa scored early but goals from Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney took the trophy back to Old Trafford.

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2011 - Birmingham City

 

Birmingham City faced a skilled Arsenal side at Wembley but with goals from Nikola Zigic and and Obafemi Martins they saw off the North Londoners.

2012 - Liverpool

In a very entertaining final Liverpool faced a tough challenge from Cardiff City. Goals from Skrtl and Kuyt were not enough and Cardiff scored a late equaliser to send the game into a penalty decider. After a string of misses Cardiff's very own Gerrard missed to send Liverpool away with the trophy.

2013 - Swansea City

 

Premier League Swansea faced Bradford City from England's fourth tier at Wembley for the trophy and proved too much for their opponents. There were doubles for Nathan Dyer and Jonathan de Guzman plus a goal from Michu as The Swans ran out 5-0 winners.

2014 - Manchester City

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Despite falling behind Manchester City overcame a resiliant Sunderland 3-1 with goals from Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri and Jesus Navas.

2015 - Chelsea

 In a thrilling London Derby Chelsea saw off Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 with goals from John Terry and an own goal from Kyle Walker.

2016 - Manchester City

 In a close game at Wembley Manchester City faced Liverpool. Fernandinho gave them the lead but they were pegged back in the final stages. Willy Caballero was the hero of the penalty shootout with a series of fine saves to win the trophy for City.

2017 - Manchester United

Manchester United faced Southampton for the trophy and raced into a two goal lead as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jesse Lingard found the net. The Saints fought back to level the match but a last gasp goal from Ibrahimovic won the trophy for The Reds.

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