1973 Football League Cup Final

1973 Football League Cup Final
Match programme cover
Event 1972–73 Football League Cup
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee David Smith (Stonehouse)
Attendance 100,000

The 1973 Football League Cup Final was held on 3 March 1973 and was won by Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs beat Norwich City 1–0 at the old Wembely



The only goal of the game was scored by substitute Ralph Coates in the 72nd minute with a low right foot shot to the left corner of the net from just outside the penalty area.[1]


Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 Norwich City
Coates  72'
Attendance: 100,000
Tottenham Hotspur
Norwich City
1 Pat Jennings
2 Joe Kinnear
3 Cyril Knowles
4 John Pratt 25'
5 Mike England
6 Phil Beal
7 Alan Gilzean
8 Steve Perryman
9 Martin Chivers
10 Martin Peters (c)
11 Jimmy Pearce
12 Ralph Coates 25'
Bill Nicholson
1 Kevin Keelan
2 Clive Payne
3 Geoff Butler
4 Dave Stringer
5 Duncan Forbes (c)
6 Max Briggs
7 Doug Livermore
8 Jim Blair 82'
9 David Cross
10 Graham Paddon
11 Terry Anderson
12 Trevor Howard 82'
Ron Saunders

Road to Wembley

Home teams listed first.

Tottenham Hotspur

Round 2: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Huddersfield Town

Round 3: Middlesbrough 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Replay Tottenham Hotspur 0–0(a.e.t.) Middlesbrough
2nd Replay Tottenham Hotspur 2–1(a.e.t.) Middlesbrough

Round 4: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Millwall

Quarter final: Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Replay Tottenham 3–1 Liverpool

Semi final, 1st leg: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–2 Tottenham Hotspur

Semi final, 2nd leg: Tottenham Hotspur 2–2(a.e.t.) Wolverhampton Wanderers

Tottenham won 4–3 on aggregate

Norwich City

Round 2: Norwich City 2–1 Leicester City

Round 3: Hull City 1–2 Norwich City

Round 4: Stockport County 1-5 Norwich City

Quarter final: Arsenal 0–3 Norwich City

Semi final, 1st leg: Chelsea 0–2 Norwich City

Semi final, 2nd leg: Norwich City 1–0 Chelsea

Norwich City won 3–0[2] on aggregate


  1. "Ralph Coates obituary". Guardian. 28 December 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  2. The first attempt to play the second leg of the semi-final was abandoned due to heavy fog at Carrow Road. Norwich were leading 3-2 on the night, 5–2 on aggregate at the time.

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