1965–66 Football League Cup

The 1965–66 Football League Cup was the sixth 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 9 and 23 March 1966.

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

1965–66 Football League Cup
Country England &  Wales
Teams 83
Defending champions Chelsea
Champions West Bromwich Albion
Runners-up West Ham United

First round


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Barrow1–1Rochdale1 September 1965
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic0–0Aldershot1 September 1965
Bradford Park Avenue1–0Halifax Town1 September 1965
Colchester United2–1Exeter City1 September 1965
Crewe Alexandra2–0Southport1 September 1965
Doncaster Rovers2–2Barnsley1 September 1965
Hartlepools United1–0Bradford City1 September 1965
Luton Town1–1Brighton & Hove Albion1 September 1965
Lincoln City2–2York City1 September 1965
Newport County2–2Southend United1 September 1965
Notts County0–0Chesterfield1 September 1965
Oldham Athletic3–2Tranmere Rovers1 September 1965
Oxford United0–1Millwall1 September 1965
Port Vale2–2Reading1 September 1965
Queens Park Rangers1–1Walsall1 September 1965
Scunthorpe United0–2Darlington1 September 1965
Shrewsbury Town3–0Torquay United1 September 1965
Stockport County2–3Workington1 September 1965
Wrexham5–2Chester1 September 1965


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aldershot2–1Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic8 September 1965
Barnsley1–2Doncaster Rovers7 September 1965
Brighton & Hove Albion2–0Luton Town7 September 1965
Chesterfield2–1Notts County8 September 1965
Reading1–0[3]Port Vale8 September 1965
Rochdale3–1Barrow8 September 1965
Southend United3–1Newport County6 September 1965
Walsall3–2Queens Park Rangers7 September 1965
York City4–2Lincoln City7 September 1965

Second round


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Blackburn Rovers0–1Northampton Town21 September 1965
Blackpool5–2Gillingham22 September 1965
Bolton Wanderers3–0Aldershot22 September 1965
Brighton & Hove Albion1–2Ipswich Town21 September 1965
Bristol Rovers3–3West Ham United21 September 1965
Bury0–2Huddersfield Town21 September 1965
Charlton Athletic4–1Carlisle United21 September 1965
Chesterfield3–0Bradford Park Avenue22 September 1965
Colchester United2–4Middlesbrough22 September 1965
Crewe Alexandra1–1Cardiff City22 September 1965
Crystal Palace0–1Grimsby Town22 September 1965
Darlington2–1Swindon Town22 September 1965
Doncaster Rovers0–4Burnley22 September 1965
Hull City2–2Derby County22 September 1965
Leeds United4–2Hartlepool United22 September 1965
Leyton Orient0–3Coventry City22 September 1965
Manchester City3–1Leicester City22 September 1965
Mansfield Town2–1Birmingham City22 September 1965
Millwall4–1York City22 September 1965
Newcastle United3–4Peterborough United22 September 1965
Oldham Athletic1–2Portsmouth22 September 1965
Preston North End1–0Plymouth Argyle22 September 1965
Reading5–1Southend United22 September 1965
Rotherham United2–0Watford22 September 1965
Shrewsbury Town1–0Bristol City22 September 1965
Southampton3–0Rochdale22 September 1965
Stoke City2–1Norwich City22 September 1965
Sunderland2–1Sheffield United22 September 1965
Swansea Town2–3Aston Villa21 September 1965
West Bromwich Albion3–1Walsall22 September 1965
Workington0–0Brentford22 September 1965
Wrexham1–2Fulham22 September 1965


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Brentford1–2Workington30 September 1965
Cardiff City3–0Crewe Alexandra29 September 1965
Derby County4–3Hull City29 September 1965
West Ham United3–2Bristol Rovers29 September 1965

Third round


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Blackpool1–2Darlington13 October 1965
Burnley3–2Southampton13 October 1965
Cardiff City2–0Portsmouth13 October 1965
Chesterfield2–2Stoke City13 October 1965
Derby County1–1Reading13 October 1965
Fulham5–0Northampton Town13 October 1965
Grimsby Town4–2Bolton Wanderers13 October 1965
Huddersfield Town0–1Preston North End13 October 1965
Leeds United2–4West Bromwich Albion13 October 1965
Manchester City2–3Coventry City13 October 1965
Millwall0–0Middlesbrough13 October 1965
Peterborough United4–3Charlton Athletic13 October 1965
Shrewsbury Town2–5Rotherham United13 October 1965
Sunderland1–2Aston Villa13 October 1965
West Ham United4–0Mansfield Town13 October 1965
Workington1–1Ipswich Town13 October 1965


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Ipswich Town3–1Workington20 October 1965
Millwall3–1[3]Middlesbrough18 October 1965
Reading2–0Derby County20 October 1965
Stoke City2–1Chesterfield20 October 1965

Fourth round


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Cardiff City5–1Reading3 November 1965
Coventry City1–1West Bromwich Albion3 November 1965
Fulham1–1Aston Villa3 November 1965
Grimsby Town4–0Preston North End3 November 1965
Ipswich Town2–0Darlington3 November 1965
Millwall1–4Peterborough United3 November 1965
Rotherham United1–2West Ham United3 November 1965
Stoke City0–0Burnley3 November 1965


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa2–0Fulham8 November 1965
Burnley2–1[3]Stoke City9 November 1965
West Bromwich Albion6–1Coventry City10 November 1965

Fifth Round


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Cardiff City2–1Ipswich Town17 November 1965
Grimsby Town2–2West Ham United17 November 1965
Peterborough United4–0Burnley17 November 1965
West Bromwich Albion3–1Aston Villa17 November 1965


Home Team Score Away Team Date
West Ham United1–0Grimsby Town15 December 1965


First Leg

Home Team Score Away Team Date
West Bromwich Albion2–1Peterborough United1 December 1965
West Ham United5–2Cardiff City20 December 1965

Second Leg

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Cardiff City1–5West Ham United2 February 19663–10
Peterborough United2–4West Bromwich Albion15 December 19653–6


West Ham United 2 – 1 (0–0) West Bromwich Albion
Summary Astle
Attendance: 28,341
Referee: D. Smith

West Ham United: Standen, Burnett, Burkett, Peters, Brown, Moore, Brabrook, Boyce, Byrne, Hurst, Dear

West Bromwich Albion: Potter, Cram, Fairfax, Fraser, Campbell, Williams, Brown, Astle, Kaye, Lovett, Clark

West Bromwich Albion 4–1 (0–0) West Ham United
Summary Peters
The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
Attendance: 31,925
Referee: J Mitchell

West Bromwich Albion: Potter, Cram, Fairfax, Fraser, Campbell, Williams, Brown, Astle, Kaye, Hope, Clark

West Ham United: Standen, Burnett, Peters, Bovington, Brown, Moore, Brabrook, Boyce, Byrne, Hurst, Sissons

West Bromwich Albion win 5–3 on aggregate.




  1. "Results". Archived from the original on 13 March 2010. Retrieved 20 March 2010.
  2. Rothmans Football Yearbook 1970–71, p. 609.
  3. 1 2 3 After Extra Time

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