1964–65 Football League Cup

The 1964–65 Football League Cup was the fifth season of the Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The competition ended with the two-legged final on 15 May and 5 April 1965.

1964–65 League Cup
Country England &  Wales
Teams 82
Defending champions Leicester City
Champions Chelsea
Runners-up Leicester City

Match dates and results were initially drawn from Soccerbase,[1] and they were later checked against Rothmans Football Yearbook 1970–71.[2]

First round


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Barnsley2–1Lincoln City2 September 1964
Bradford City2–0York City2 September 1964
Brentford0–2Southend United2 September 1964
Brighton & Hove Albion2–2Millwall2 September 1964
Chester3–0Wrexham2 September 1964
Chesterfield3–0Hartlepools United2 September 1964
Colchester United1–1Torquay United2 September 1964
Doncaster Rovers1–0Bradford Park Avenue2 September 1964
Exeter City2–0Gillingham2 September 1964
Halifax Town1–3Darlington2 September 1964
Notts County3–2Newport County2 September 1964
Port Vale0–1Luton Town7 September 1964
Queens Park Rangers5–2Aldershot2 September 1964
Southport0–0Carlisle United2 September 1964
Stockport County1–3Rochdale2 September 1964
Tranmere Rovers2–0Crewe Alexandra2 September 1964
Walsall1–1Oxford United2 September 1964
Workington9–1Barrow2 September 1964


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Carlisle United1–0Southport14 September 1964
Millwall1–0Brighton & Hove Albion9 September 1964
Oxford United6–1Walsall7 September 1964
Torquay United3–0Colchester United10 September 1964

Second round


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Birmingham City0–3Chelsea23 September 1964
Blackpool3–0Newcastle United23 September 1964
Bolton Wanderers1–5Blackburn Rovers23 September 1964
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic0–2Northampton Town23 September 1964
Bristol Rovers0–2Chesterfield22 September 1964
Bury1–0Darlington23 September 1964
Carlisle United4–1Bristol City23 September 1964
Charlton Athletic2–1Middlesbrough23 September 1964
Chester5–4Derby County23 September 1964
Coventry City4–1Ipswich Town23 September 1964
Doncaster Rovers1–0Preston North End23 September 1964
Exeter City3–5Bradford City23 September 1964
Fulham2–0Oxford United23 September 1964
Grimsby Town3–1Oldham Athletic23 September 1964
Hull City0–0Southend United22 September 1964
Leeds United3–2Huddersfield Town23 September 1964
Leicester City0–0Peterborough United23 September 1964
Leyton Orient3–0Barnsley23 September 1964
Luton Town0–1Aston Villa23 September 1964
Manchester City3–5Mansfield Town23 September 1964
Millwall1–2Norwich City23 September 1964
Plymouth Argyle2–1Sheffield United23 September 1964
Reading4–0Queens Park Rangers23 September 1964
Rotherham United2–0Rochdale23 September 1964
Scunthorpe United0–1Workington23 September 1964
Southampton3–2Cardiff City23 September 1964
Stoke City1–1Shrewsbury Town23 September 1964
Sunderland4–1West Ham United30 September 1964
Swansea Town3–1Swindon Town23 September 1964
Torquay United1–2Notts County23 September 1964
Tranmere Rovers0–2Crystal Palace23 September 1964
Watford2–2Portsmouth22 September 1964


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Peterborough United0–2Leicester City8 October 1964
Portsmouth2–1Watford12 October 1964
Shrewsbury Town0–1Stoke City29 September 1964
Southend United3–1Hull City28 September 1964

Third round


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Bury0–1Plymouth Argyle14 October 1964
Charlton Athletic2–1Leyton Orient14 October 1964
Chelsea4–0Notts County26 October 1964
Chesterfield3–1Carlisle United14 October 1964
Coventry City3–2Mansfield Town14 October 1964
Crystal Palace2–0Southampton26 October 1964
Doncaster Rovers2–3Bradford City14 October 1964
Grimsby Town0–5Leicester City19 October 1964
Leeds United2–3Aston Villa14 October 1964
Northampton Town2–1Portsmouth20 October 1964
Norwich City5–3Chester21 October 1964
Reading1–1Fulham14 October 1964
Rotherham United2–2Swansea Town14 October 1964
Stoke City3–1Southend United14 October 1964
Sunderland4–1Blackpool26 October 1964
Workington0–0Blackburn Rovers14 October 1964


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Blackburn Rovers1–5Workington22 October 1964
Fulham1–3Reading19 October 1964
Swansea Town2–0Rotherham United28 October 1964

Fourth round


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa3–1Reading4 November 1964
Charlton Athletic0–1Bradford City4 November 1964
Chelsea3–2Swansea Town11 November 1964
Coventry City4–2Sunderland10 November 1964
Leicester City0–0Crystal Palace4 November 1964
Northampton Town4–1Chesterfield4 November 1964
Stoke City1–1Plymouth Argyle4 November 1964
Workington3–0Norwich City4 November 1964


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Crystal Palace1–2Leicester City11 November 1964
Plymouth Argyle3–1Stoke City11 November 1964

Fifth Round


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa7–1Bradford City23 November 1964
Coventry City1–8Leicester City1 December 1964
Plymouth Argyle1–0Northampton Town25 November 1964
Workington2–2Chelsea25 November 1964


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Chelsea2–0Workington16 December 1964


First Leg

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa2–3Chelsea20 January 1965
Leicester City3–2Plymouth Argyle20 January 1965

Second Leg

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Chelsea1–1Aston Villa10 February 19654–3
Plymouth Argyle0–1Leicester City10 February 19652–4


Chelsea 3–2 Leicester City
Summary Appleton
Attendance: 20,690
Leicester City 0–0 Chelsea
Filbert Street, Leicester
Attendance: 26,957

Chelsea win 3–2 on aggregate.




  1. "Results". Archived from the original on 13 March 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
  2. Rothmans Football Yearbook 1970–71, p. 607.

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