1974–75 Football League Cup

1974–75 Football League Cup
League Cup
Country England &  Wales
Teams 92
Champions Aston Villa
Runners-up Norwich City

The Football League Cup 1974–75 was the 15th season of the Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The tournament started on 19 August 1974 and ended with the final at Wembley on 1 March 1975.

Aston Villa won the tournament after defeating Norwich City in the final at Wembley Stadium, London.

First round


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Barnsley0–1Halifax Town20 August 1974
Bradford City2–1Darlington20 August 1974
Brentford3–0Aldershot21 August 1974
Bristol City2–1Cardiff City19 August 1974
Bristol Rovers0–0Plymouth Argyle20 August 1974
Bury2–0Oldham Athletic20 August 1974
Charlton Athletic4–0Peterborough United20 August 1974
Chester2–1Walsall21 August 1974
Chesterfield3–0Grimsby Town21 August 1974
Colchester United1–0Oxford United20 August 1974
Doncaster Rovers2–1Mansfield Town20 August 1974
Exeter City3–1Swansea City21 August 1974
Gillingham1–1Bournemouth21 August 1974
Hereford United1–1Shrewsbury Town21 August 1974
Newport County1–0Torquay United20 August 1974
Northampton Town1–0Port Vale20 August 1974
Preston North End1–0Rochdale20 August 1974
Reading0–0Brighton & Hove Albion21 August 1974
Rotherham United1–1Lincoln City20 August 1974
Scunthorpe United1–0Sheffield Wednesday20 August 1974
Southend United2–0Cambridge United21 August 1974
Southport0–2Tranmere Rovers21 August 1974
Stockport County0–2Blackburn Rovers21 August 1974
Swindon Town0–1Portsmouth20 August 1974
Watford1–1Crystal Palace21 August 1974
Workington1–2Hartlepool21 August 1974
Wrexham1–2Crewe Alexandra20 August 1974
York City0–2Huddersfield Town21 August 1974


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Bournemouth1–1[1]Gillingham28 August 1974
Brighton & Hove Albion2–2[1]Reading28 August 1974
Crystal Palace5–1Watford27 August 1974
Lincoln City1–1[1]Rotherham United28 August 1974
Plymouth Argyle0–1Bristol Rovers27 August 1974
Shrewsbury Town0–1Hereford United27 August 1974

Second replays

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Gillingham1–2[1]Bournemouth3 September 1974
Reading0–0[1]Brighton & Hove Albion3 September 1974
Rotherham United2–1Lincoln City3 September 1974

Third replay

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Brighton & Hove Albion2–3Reading5 September 1974

Second round


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Arsenal1–1Leicester City10 September 1974
Aston Villa1–1Everton11 September 1974
Bolton Wanderers0–0Norwich City10 September 1974
Bournemouth1–1Hartlepool11 September 1974
Bradford City0–1Carlisle United11 September 1974
Bury2–0Doncaster Rovers10 September 1974
Chelsea4–2Newport County11 September 1974
Chester3–1Blackpool11 September 1974
Coventry City1–2Ipswich Town10 September 1974
Crewe Alexandra2–1Birmingham City11 September 1974
Crystal Palace1–4Bristol City10 September 1974
Exeter City0–1Hereford United11 September 1974
Huddersfield Town1–1Leeds United10 September 1974
Hull City1–2Burnley11 September 1974
Liverpool2–1Brentford10 September 1974
Luton Town1–0Bristol Rovers11 September 1974
Manchester City6–0Scunthorpe United10 September 1974
Manchester United5–1Charlton Athletic11 September 1974
Northampton Town2–2Blackburn Rovers10 September 1974
Nottingham Forest1–1Newcastle United10 September 1974
Portsmouth1–5Derby County11 September 1974
Preston North End2–0Sunderland10 September 1974
Queens Park Rangers1–1Orient10 September 1974
Reading4–2Rotherham United11 September 1974
Sheffield United3–1Chesterfield10 September 1974
Southampton1–0Notts County10 September 1974
Southend United0–2Colchester United11 September 1974
Stoke City3–0Halifax Town11 September 1974
Tottenham Hotspur0–4Middlesbrough11 September 1974
Tranmere Rovers0–0West Ham United11 September 1974
West Bromwich Albion1–0Millwall10 September 1974
Wolverhampton Wanderers1–3Fulham11 September 1974


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Blackburn Rovers1–0Northampton Town18 September 1974
Everton0–3Aston Villa18 September 1974
Hartlepool2–2[1]Bournemouth18 September 1974
Leeds United1–1[1]Huddersfield Town24 September 1974
Leicester City2–1Arsenal18 September 1974
Orient0–3Queens Park Rangers17 September 1974
Newcastle United3–0Nottingham Forest25 September 1974
Norwich City3–1Bolton Wanderers17 September 1974
West Ham United6–0Tranmere Rovers18 September 1974

Second replays

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Bournemouth1–1[1]Hartlepool23 September 1974
Leeds United2–1Huddersfield Town7 October 1974

Third replay

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Hartlepool1–0Bournemouth26 September 1974

Third round


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Bristol City0–0Liverpool8 October 1974
Bury1–2Leeds United9 October 1974
Chelsea2–2Stoke City9 October 1974
Chester1–0Preston North End9 October 1974
Colchester United2–0Carlisle United9 October 1974
Crewe Alexandra2–2Aston Villa9 October 1974
Fulham2–1West Ham United8 October 1974
Hartlepool1–1Blackburn Rovers9 October 1974
Ipswich Town4–1Hereford United8 October 1974
Manchester United1–0Manchester City9 October 1974
Middlesbrough1–0Leicester City8 October 1974
Queens Park Rangers0–4Newcastle United8 October 1974
Reading1–2Burnley9 October 1974
Sheffield United2–0Luton Town8 October 1974
Southampton5–0Derby County8 October 1974
West Bromwich Albion1–1Norwich City9 October 1974


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa1–0Crewe Alexandra16 October 1974
Blackburn Rovers1–2Hartlepool16 October 1974
Liverpool4–0Bristol City16 October 1974
Norwich City2–0[1]West Bromwich Albion16 October 1974
Stoke City1–1[1]Chelsea16 October 1974

Second replay

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Stoke City6–2Chelsea22 October 1974

Fourth round


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Chester3–0Leeds United13 November 1974
Colchester United0–0Southampton13 November 1974
Hartlepool1–1Aston Villa12 November 1974
Ipswich Town2–1Stoke City12 November 1974
Liverpool0–1Middlesbrough12 November 1974
Manchester United3–2Burnley13 November 1974
Newcastle United3–0Fulham13 November 1974
Sheffield United2–2Norwich City12 November 1974


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa6–1Hartlepool25 November 1974
Norwich City2–1[1]Sheffield United27 November 1974
Southampton0–1Colchester United25 November 1974

Fifth Round


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Colchester United1–2Aston Villa3 December 1974
Middlesbrough0–0Manchester United4 December 1974
Newcastle United0–0Chester4 December 1974
Norwich City1–1Ipswich Town4 December 1974


Home Team Score Away Team Date
Chester1–0Newcastle United18 December 1974
Ipswich Town1–2Norwich City10 December 1974
Manchester United3–0Middlesbrough18 December 1974


First leg

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Chester2–2Aston Villa15 January 1975
Manchester United2–2Norwich City15 January 1975

Second leg

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Aston Villa3–2Chester22 January 19755–4
Norwich City1–0Manchester United22 January 19753–2


The final was held at Wembley Stadium, London, on 1 March 1975.

Aston Villa 1–0 Norwich City
Graydon 81
Attendance: 95,946
Referee: G. Hill
GK1Jimmy Cumbes
RB2John Robson
LB3Charlie Aitken
CB4Ian Ross (c)
CB5Chris Nicholl
MF6Bobby McDonald
RW7Ray Graydon
FW8Brian Little
CF9Keith Leonard
MF10Chico Hamilton
MF11Frank Carrodus
??12Alun Evans
Ron Saunders
GK1Kevin Keelan
RB2Mel Machin
LB3Colin Sullivan
MF4Peter Morris
CB5Duncan Forbes (c)
CB6Dave Stringer
RW7John Miller
CF8Ted MacDougall
CF9Phil Boyer
MF10Colin Suggett
LW11Tony Powell
MF12Billy Steele
John Bond




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