1980–81 Football League Cup

1980–81 Football League Cup
League Cup
Country  England
 Wales
Teams 92
Champions Liverpool (1st title)
Runners-up West Ham United

The 1980–81 Football League Cup was the 21st season of the Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The competition started on 8 August 1980 and ended with the final replay on 1 April 1981.

The final was contested by First Division team Liverpool and Second Division West Ham United at Wembley Stadium in London and the replay was played at Villa Park in Birmingham.

First round

First Leg

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aldershot2–0Wimbledon9 August 1980
Blackburn Rovers0–0Huddersfield Town9 August 1980
Bournemouth1–1Swindon Town9 August 1980
Brentford3–1Charlton Athletic9 August 1980
Bury2–2Halifax Town9 August 1980
Carlisle United2–0Rochdale9 August 1980
Chester1–1Stockport County9 August 1980
Chesterfield1–0Darlington9 August 1980
Colchester United0–2Gillingham9 August 1980
Doncaster Rovers1–1Mansfield Town9 August 1980
Exeter City1–1Bristol Rovers9 August 1980
Grimsby Town1–0Notts County9 August 1980
Hereford United1–0Newport County9 August 1980
Lincoln City5–0Hull City8 August 1980
Northampton Town0–2Reading9 August 1980
Peterborough United3–2Fulham9 August 1980
Plymouth Argyle0–1Portsmouth9 August 1980
Port Vale2–3Tranmere Rovers9 August 1980
Rotherham United1–3Bradford City9 August 1980
Scunthorpe United0–1Barnsley9 August 1980
Sheffield Wednesday2–0Sheffield United9 August 1980
Southend United1–0Oxford United9 August 1980
Torquay United0–0Cardiff City9 August 1980
Walsall2–3Blackpool9 August 1980
Watford2–1Millwall9 August 1980
Wigan Athletic2–1Crewe Alexandra9 August 1980
Wrexham1–3Burnley9 August 1980
York City2–1Hartlepool United9 August 1980

Second Leg

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Barnsley2–1Scunthorpe United12 August 19803–1
Blackpool3–1Walsall13 August 19806–3
Bradford City0–0Rotherham United13 August 19803–1
Bristol Rovers1–1[1][2]Exeter City12 August 19802–2
Burnley2–1Wrexham12 August 19805–2
Cardiff City2–1Torquay United13 August 19802–1
Charlton Athletic5–0Brentford12 August 19806–3
Crewe Alexandra2–2[1]Wigan Athletic13 August 19803–4
Darlington1–2Chesterfield12 August 19801–3
Fulham1–1[1]Peterborough United12 August 19803–4
Gillingham2–1Colchester United12 August 19804–1
Halifax Town0–1Bury12 August 19802–3
Hartlepool United0–0York City12 August 19801–2
Huddersfield Town1–1[1][3]Blackburn Rovers12 August 19801–1
Hull City0–2Lincoln City12 August 19800–7
Mansfield Town2–1[1]Doncaster Rovers12 August 19803–2
Millwall0–2Watford12 August 19801–4
Newport County5–0Hereford United12 August 19805–1
Notts County3–0Grimsby Town12 August 19803–1
Oxford United2–0Southend United13 August 19802–1
Portsmouth2–1Plymouth Argyle12 August 19803–1
Reading2–3Northampton Town13 August 19804–3
Rochdale1–1Carlisle United12 August 19801–3
Sheffield United1–1Sheffield Wednesday12 August 19801–3
Stockport County1–0Chester11 August 19802–1
Swindon Town2–0[1]Bournemouth12 August 19803–1
Tranmere Rovers0–1[1][4]Port Vale12 August 19803–3
Wimbledon4–1Aldershot12 August 19804–3

Second round

First Leg

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa1–0Leeds United27 August 1980
Birmingham City2–1Bristol City26 August 1980
Blackburn Rovers0–0Gillingham27 August 1980
Bolton Wanderers0–3Crystal Palace26 August 1980
Bradford City1–0Liverpool27 August 1980
Brighton & Hove Albion3–1Tranmere Rovers26 August 1980
Burnley0–2West Ham United26 August 1980
Cambridge United3–1Wolverhampton Wanderers26 August 1980
Cardiff City1–0Chelsea27 August 1980
Carlisle United1–2Charlton Athletic26 August 1980
Chesterfield3–1Oxford United26 August 1980
Everton3–0Blackpool26 August 1980
Leyton Orient0–1Tottenham Hotspur27 August 1980
Lincoln City1–1Swindon Town27 August 1980
Manchester United0–1Coventry City27 August 1980
Mansfield Town0–0Barnsley26 August 1980
Middlesbrough3–1Ipswich Town26 August 1980
Newcastle United3–2Bury27 August 1980
Newport County1–1Notts County26 August 1980
Nottingham Forest3–0Peterborough United27 August 1980
Oldham Athletic3–2Portsmouth26 August 1980
Preston North End1–0Wigan Athletic26 August 1980
Queens Park Rangers0–0Derby County26 August 1980
Reading0–2Luton Town27 August 1980
Shrewsbury Town1–1Norwich City26 August 1980
Southampton4–0Watford26 August 1980
Stockport County1–1Sunderland27 August 1980
Stoke City1–1Manchester City27 August 1980
Swansea City1–1Arsenal26 August 1980
West Bromwich Albion1–0Leicester City26 August 1980
Wimbledon2–1Sheffield Wednesday26 August 1980
York City2–1Bristol Rovers27 August 1980

Second Leg

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Arsenal3–1Swansea City2 September 19804–2
Barnsley4–2[1]Mansfield Town2 September 19804–2
Blackpool2–2Everton3 September 19802–5
Bristol City0–0Birmingham City2 September 19801–2
Bristol Rovers1–0[1][5]York City3 September 19802–2
Bury1–0[1][6]Newcastle United2 September 19803–3
Charlton Athletic2–1Carlisle United2 September 19804–2
Chelsea1–1Cardiff City3 September 19801–2
Coventry City1–0Manchester United2 September 19802–0
Crystal Palace2–1Bolton Wanderers2 September 19805–1
Derby County0–0[1][7]Queens Park Rangers3 September 19800–0
Gillingham1–2[1]Blackburn Rovers2 September 19801–2
Ipswich Town3–0Middlesbrough2 September 19804–3
Leeds United1–3Aston Villa3 September 19801–4
Leicester City0–1West Bromwich Albion3 September 19800–2
Liverpool4–0Bradford City2 September 19804–1
Luton Town1–1Reading2 September 19803–1
Manchester City3–0Stoke City3 September 19804–1
Norwich City2–0[1]Shrewsbury Town3 September 19803–1
Notts County2–0Newport County2 September 19803–1
Oxford United3–0Chesterfield3 September 19804–3
Peterborough United1–1Nottingham Forest3 September 19801–4
Portsmouth1–0[1][8]Oldham Athletic2 September 19803–3
Sheffield Wednesday3–1Wimbledon2 September 19804–3
Sunderland1–2Stockport County3 September 19802–3
Swindon Town2–0Lincoln City2 September 19803–1
Tottenham Hotspur3–1Leyton Orient3 September 19804–1
Tranmere Rovers2–4Brighton & Hove Albion3 September 19803–7
Watford7–1[1]Southampton2 September 19807–5
West Ham United4–0Burnley2 September 19806–0
Wigan Athletic1–2Preston North End3 September 19801–3
Wolverhampton Wanderers0–1Cambridge United2 September 19801–4

Third round

Ties

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Barnsley3–2Cardiff City23 September 1980
Birmingham City1–0Blackburn Rovers23 September 1980
Brighton & Hove Albion1–2Coventry City23 September 1980
Bristol Rovers0–0Portsmouth23 September 1980
Bury0–7Nottingham Forest23 September 1980
Cambridge United2–1Aston Villa23 September 1980
Charlton Athletic1–2West Ham United23 September 1980
Everton1–2West Bromwich Albion24 September 1980
Ipswich Town1–1Norwich City23 September 1980
Liverpool5–0Swindon Town23 September 1980
Luton Town1–2Manchester City23 September 1980
Notts County4–1Queens Park Rangers23 September 1980
Preston North End1–0Oxford United23 September 1980
Sheffield Wednesday1–2Watford23 September 1980
Stockport County1–3Arsenal22 September 1980
Tottenham Hotspur0–0Crystal Palace24 September 1980

Replays

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Crystal Palace1–3[1]Tottenham Hotspur30 September 1980
Norwich City1–3Ipswich Town8 October 1980
Portsmouth2–0Bristol Rovers30 September 1980

Fourth round

Ties

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Birmingham City2–1Ipswich Town28 October 1980
Coventry City1–1Cambridge United28 October 1980
Liverpool4–1Portsmouth28 October 1980
Manchester City5–1Notts County29 October 1980
Tottenham Hotspur1–0Arsenal4 November 1980
Watford4–1Nottingham Forest28 October 1980
West Bromwich Albion0–0Preston North End29 October 1980
West Ham United2–1Barnsley28 October 1980

Replays

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Cambridge United0–1Coventry City4 November 1980
Preston North End1–1[1]West Bromwich Albion4 November 1980

2nd Replay

Home Team Score Away Team Date
West Bromwich Albion2–1[1]Preston North End12 November 1980

Fifth Round

Ties

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Liverpool3–1Birmingham City2 December 1980
Manchester City2–1West Bromwich Albion3 December 1980
Watford2–2Coventry City2 December 1980
West Ham United1–0Tottenham Hotspur2 December 1980

Replay

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Coventry City5–0Watford9 December 1980

Semi-finals

First Leg

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Coventry City3–2West Ham United14 January 1981
Manchester City0–1Liverpool14 January 1981

Second Leg

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Liverpool1–1Manchester City10 February 19812–1
West Ham United2–0Coventry City10 February 19814–3

Final

Liverpool 1–1 (a.e.t.) West Ham United
Kennedy  118' Stewart  120'
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Clive Thomas

Replay

Liverpool 2–1 West Ham United
Dalglish  25'
Hansen  28'
Goddard  5'
Attendance: 36,693
Referee: Clive Thomas

References

General

Specific

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 After Extra Time
  2. Bristol Rovers won 7–6 on penalties
  3. Blackburn Rovers won on the Away Goals Rule
  4. Tranmere Rovers won on the Away Goals Rule
  5. Bristol Rovers won on the Away Goals Rule
  6. Bury won on the Away Goals Rule
  7. Queens Park Rangers won 5–3 on penalties
  8. Portsmouth won on the Away Goals Rule
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