1966–67 Football League Cup

The 1966–67 Football League Cup was the seventh season of the Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The competition started on 23 August 1966 and ended with the final on 4 March 1967. This was the first season during which Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton participated in the League Cup.

The final was contested by Third Division side Queens Park Rangers and First Division side West Bromwich Albion at Wembley Stadium in London. Clive Clark scored twice in the first half to give West Bromwich Albion a 2–0 half-time lead. However, second half goals from Queens Park Rangers's Roger Morgan, Rodney Marsh and Mark Lazarus turned the game around. Queens Park Rangers, who also won the Third Division championship this season, eventually won the match 3–2 to claim the trophy.

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

1966–67 League Cup
Country England &  Wales
Champions Queens Park Rangers
Runners-up West Bromwich Albion

First round

Ties

Home team Score Away team Date
Aldershot2–2Luton Town24 August 1966
Barnsley1–2Grimsby Town24 August 1966
Barrow2–1Oldham Athletic24 August 1966
Bradford City1–1Doncaster Rovers24 August 1966
Bradford Park Avenue2–2Hartlepools United23 August 1966
Brentford0–0Millwall24 August 1966
Brighton & Hove Albion1–0Leyton Orient24 August 1966
Bury2–0Rochdale23 August 1966
Cardiff City1–0Bristol Rovers24 August 1966
Chester2–5Tranmere Rovers24 August 1966
Chesterfield2–1Scunthorpe United24 August 1966
Crewe Alexandra1–0Stockport County24 August 1966
Exeter City2–2Torquay United24 August 1966
Halifax Town0–0Darlington23 August 1966
Lincoln City1–0Hull City24 August 1966
Middlesbrough0–0York City24 August 1966
Newport County1–2Swansea Town24 August 1966
Notts County1–1Mansfield Town24 August 1966
Peterborough United2–1Oxford United24 August 1966
Port Vale1–3Walsall23 August 1966
Queens Park Rangers5–0Colchester United23 August 1966
Shrewsbury Town6–1Wrexham24 August 1966
Southend United0–0Gillingham24 August 1966
Southport0–1Workington24 August 1966
Swindon Town2–1Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic24 August 1966
Watford1–1Reading23 August 1966

Replays

Home team Score Away team Date
Darlington4–0Halifax Town29 August 1966
Doncaster Rovers5–2[3]Bradford City30 August 1966
Gillingham2–0[3]Southend United31 August 1966
Hartlepools United1–2Bradford Park Avenue31 August 1966
Luton Town1–2Aldershot29 August 1966
Mansfield Town3–0Notts County29 August 1966
Millwall0–1Brentford29 August 1966
Reading1–0Watford29 August 1966
Torquay United1–2Exeter City31 August 1966
York City2–1Middlesbrough29 August 1966

Second round

Ties

Home team Score Away team Date
Aldershot1–1Queens Park Rangers14 September 1966
Arsenal1–1Gillingham13 September 1966
Blackburn Rovers4–1Barrow14 September 1966
Blackpool5–1Manchester United14 September 1966
Bradford Park Avenue0–0Grimsby Town14 September 1966
Brentford2–4Ipswich Town13 September 1966
Bristol City1–1Swansea Town13 September 1966
Bury2–3Workington14 September 1966
Cardiff City0–1Exeter City14 September 1966
Carlisle United1–1Tranmere Rovers14 September 1966
Chelsea5–2Charlton Athletic14 September 1966
Coventry City2–1Derby County13 September 1966
Darlington1–1Doncaster Rovers14 September 1966
Fulham2–0Crystal Palace13 September 1966
Leeds United1–0Newcastle United13 September 1966
Leicester City5–0Reading14 September 1966
Lincoln City2–1Huddersfield Town14 September 1966
Manchester City3–1Bolton Wanderers14 September 1966
Northampton Town2–2Peterborough United14 September 1966
Norwich City0–1Brighton & Hove Albion14 September 1966
Nottingham Forest1–1Birmingham City13 September 1966
Preston North End2–0Crewe Alexandra14 September 1966
Sheffield Wednesday0–1Rotherham United14 September 1966
Shrewsbury Town1–1Burnley14 September 1966
Southampton4–3Plymouth Argyle14 September 1966
Sunderland1–1Sheffield United14 September 1966
Swindon Town4–1Portsmouth13 September 1966
Walsall2–1Stoke City13 September 1966
West Bromwich Albion6–1Aston Villa14 September 1966
West Ham United1–0Tottenham14 September 1966
Wolverhampton2–1Mansfield Town13 September 1966
York City3–2Chesterfield13 September 1966

Replays

Home team Score Away team Date
Birmingham City2–1Nottingham Forest20 September 1966
Burnley5–0Shrewsbury Town29 September 1966
Doncaster Rovers2–0Darlington19 September 1966
Gillingham1–1[3]Arsenal21 September 1966
Grimsby Town3–1Bradford Park Avenue21 September 1966
Peterborough United0–2Northampton Town26 September 1966
Queens Park Rangers2–0Aldershot20 September 1966
Sheffield United1–0[3]Sunderland20 September 1966
Swansea Town2–1[3]Bristol City19 September 1966
Tranmere Rovers0–2Carlisle United21 September 1966

2nd replay

Home team Score Away team Date
Arsenal5–0Gillingham28 September 1966

Third round

Ties

Home team Score Away team Date
Arsenal1–3West Ham United5 October 1966
Birmingham City2–1Ipswich Town4 October 1966
Blackpool1–1Chelsea5 October 1966
Brighton & Hove Albion1–1Coventry City5 October 1966
Doncaster Rovers1–1Swindon Town4 October 1966
Exeter City1–2Walsall5 October 1966
Fulham5–0Wolverhampton5 October 1966
Grimsby Town3–0Workington5 October 1966
Leicester City5–0Lincoln City5 October 1966
Northampton Town2–1Rotherham United5 October 1966
Preston North End1–1Leeds United4 October 1966
Sheffield United2–0Burnley12 October 1966
Southampton3–3Carlisle United5 October 1966
Swansea Town1–2Queens Park Rangers5 October 1966
West Bromwich Albion4–2Manchester City5 October 1966
York City0–2Blackburn Rovers4 October 1966

Replays

Home team Score Away team Date
Carlisle United2–1[3]Southampton12 October 1966
Chelsea1–3Blackpool17 October 1966
Coventry City1–3Brighton & Hove Albion11 October 1966
Leeds United3–0Preston North End12 October 1966
Swindon Town4–2[3]Doncaster Rovers11 October 1966

Fourth round

Ties

Home team Score Away team Date
Blackpool4–2Fulham26 October 1966
Brighton & Hove Albion1–1Northampton Town26 October 1966
Carlisle United4–0Blackburn Rovers26 October 1966
Grimsby Town2–4Birmingham City26 October 1966
Queens Park Rangers4–2Leicester City25 October 1966
Sheffield United2–1Walsall26 October 1966
Swindon Town0–2West Bromwich Albion25 October 1966
West Ham United7–0Leeds United7 November 1966

Replays

Home team Score Away team Date
Northampton Town8–0Brighton & Hove Albion8 November 1966

Fifth round

Ties

Home team Score Away team Date
Blackpool1–3West Ham United7 December 1966
Northampton Town1–3West Bromwich Albion7 December 1966
Queens Park Rangers2–1Carlisle United7 December 1966
Sheffield United2–3Birmingham City7 December 1966

Semi-finals

First leg

Home team Score Away team Date
Birmingham City1–4Queens Park Rangers17 January 1967
West Bromwich Albion4–0West Ham United18 January 1967

Second leg

Home team Score Away team Date Agg
Queens Park Rangers3–1Birmingham City7 February 19677–2
West Ham United2–2West Bromwich Albion8 February 19672–6

Final

The final was held at Wembley Stadium, London on 4 March 1967.

Queens Park Rangers 3–2 West Bromwich Albion
R. Morgan  63'
Marsh  75'
Lazarus  81'
Summary  7'  36' C. Clark
Attendance: 97,952
Referee: Walter Crossley
Queens Park Rangers
West Bromwich Albion
QUEENS PARK RANGERS:
1Peter Springett
2Tony Hazell
3Jim Langley
4Mike Keen (c)
5Ron Hunt
6Frank Sibley
7Mark Lazarus
8Keith Sanderson
9Les Allen
10Rodney Marsh
11Roger Morgan
Manager:
Alec Stock
WEST BROMWICH ALBION:
1Dick Sheppard
2Bobby Cram
3Graham Williams (c)
4Ian Collard
5Dennis Clarke
6Doug Fraser
7Tony Brown
8Jeff Astle
9John Kaye
10Bobby Hope
11Clive Clark
Manager:
Jimmy Hagan

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.
  • One named substitute.

References

General

Specific

  1. "Results". Archived from the original on 13 March 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2010.
  2. Rothmans Football Yearbook 1970–71, p. 610.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 After Extra Time

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