1994–95 Football League Cup

1994–95 Football League Cup
League Cup, Coca-Cola Cup
Country  England
Teams 92
Champions Liverpool (5th title)
Runners-up Bolton Wanderers

The 1994–95 Football League Cup (known as the Coca-Cola Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 35th Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The competition name reflects a sponsorship deal with soft drinks brand Coca-Cola.

Liverpool won the competition, beating Bolton Wanderers 2–1 in the final at Wembley.

First round

56 of the First, Second and Third Division clubs compete from the First Round. Each section is divided equally into a pot of seeded clubs and a pot of unseeded clubs. Clubs' rankings depend upon their finishing position in the 1993–94 season.

First Leg

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Barnet4–0Leyton Orient16 August 1994
Blackpool1–2Chesterfield16 August 1994
Bournemouth2–0Northampton Town16 August 1994
Bradford City2–1Grimsby Town16 August 1994
Brighton & Hove Albion2–1Wycombe Wanderers17 August 1994
Bristol Rovers1–3Port Vale17 August 1994
Burnley1–0York City18 August 1994
Bury2–0Hartlepool United16 August 1994
Cardiff City1–0Torquay United16 August 1994
Colchester United0–2Brentford16 August 1994
Crewe Alexandra2–1Wigan Athletic16 August 1994
Darlington2–2Barnsley17 August 1994
Doncaster Rovers2–4Wrexham15 August 1994
Exeter City2–2Swansea City17 August 1994
Gillingham0–1Reading16 August 1994
Hereford United0–0West Bromwich Albion16 August 1994
Hull City2–1Scarborough16 August 1994
Lincoln City2–0Chester City16 August 1994
Luton Town1–1Fulham16 August 1994
Oxford United3–1Peterborough United16 August 1994
Portsmouth2–0Cambridge United17 August 1994
Preston North End1–1Stockport County17 August 1994
Rochdale1–2Mansfield Town16 August 1994
Rotherham United1–0Carlisle United16 August 1994
Scunthorpe United2–1Huddersfield Town16 August 1994
Shrewsbury Town2–1Birmingham City16 August 1994
Southend United0–0Watford16 August 1994
Walsall4–0Plymouth Argyle16 August 1994

Second Leg

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Barnsley0–0[1][2]Darlington23 August 19942–2
Birmingham City2–0Shrewsbury Town23 August 19943–2
Brentford2–0Colchester United23 August 19944–0
Cambridge United2–3Portsmouth23 August 19942–5
Carlisle United3–1Rotherham United23 August 19943–2
Chester City2–3Lincoln City23 August 19942–5
Chesterfield4–2Blackpool23 August 19946–3
Fulham1–1[1][3]Luton Town23 August 19942–2
Grimsby Town1–2Bradford City23 August 19942–4
Hartlepool United5–1Bury23 August 19945–3
Huddersfield Town3–0Scunthorpe United23 August 19944–2
Leyton Orient1–1Barnet23 August 19941–5
Mansfield Town1–0Rochdale23 August 19943–1
Northampton Town0–1Bournemouth6 September 19940–3
Peterborough United0–1Oxford United23 August 19941–4
Plymouth Argyle2–1Walsall23 August 19942–5
Port Vale1–1Bristol Rovers23 August 19944–2
Reading3–0Gillingham23 August 19944–0
Scarborough2–0Hull City7 September 19943–2
Stockport County4–1Preston North End23 August 19945–2
Swansea City2–0Exeter City23 August 19944–2
Torquay United4–2Cardiff City23 August 19944–3
Watford1–0Southend United23 August 19941–0
West Bromwich Albion0–1Hereford United7 September 19940–1
Wigan Athletic3–0Crewe Alexandra23 August 19944–2
Wrexham1–1Doncaster Rovers23 August 19945–3
Wycombe Wanderers1–3Brighton & Hove Albion23 August 19942–5
York City2–2Burnley23 August 19942–3

Second round

First leg matches were played on 20 and 21 September, eight-second leg matches were played on 27 and 28 September, whilst the other second leg matches were played on 4 and 5 October.

First Leg

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa5–0Wigan Athletic21 September 1994
Barnet1–0Manchester City20 September 1994
Blackburn Rovers2–0Birmingham City20 September 1994
Brighton & Hove Albion1–0Leicester City21 September 1994
Bristol City0–1Notts County20 September 1994
Carlisle United0–1Queens Park Rangers20 September 1994
Chelsea1–0Bournemouth21 September 1994
Chesterfield1–3Wolverhampton Wanderers20 September 1994
Everton2–3Portsmouth20 September 1994
Fulham3–2Stoke City20 September 1994
Hartlepool United0–5Arsenal21 September 1994
Huddersfield Town0–1Southampton20 September 1994
Ipswich Town0–3Bolton Wanderers21 September 1994
Leeds United0–1Mansfield Town21 September 1994
Lincoln City1–0Crystal Palace20 September 1994
Liverpool2–0Burnley21 September 1994
Millwall2–1Sunderland21 September 1994
Newcastle United2–1Barnsley21 September 1994
Norwich City3–0Swansea City21 September 1994
Nottingham Forest2–1Hereford United21 September 1994
Oxford United1–1Oldham Athletic20 September 1994
Port Vale1–2Manchester United21 September 1994
Reading3–1Derby County20 September 1994
Scarborough1–4Middlesbrough20 September 1994
Sheffield Wednesday2–1Bradford City21 September 1994
Stockport County1–5Sheffield United20 September 1994
Swindon Town1–3Charlton Athletic21 September 1994
Tranmere Rovers1–0Brentford20 September 1994
Walsall2–1West Ham United20 September 1994
Watford3–6Tottenham Hotspur21 September 1994
Wimbledon2–0Torquay United20 September 1994
Wrexham1–2Coventry City20 September 1994

Second Leg

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Arsenal2–0Hartlepool United5 October 19947–0
Barnsley0–1Newcastle United5 October 19941–3
Birmingham City1–1Blackburn Rovers4 October 19941–3
Bolton Wanderers1–0Ipswich Town5 October 19944–0
Bournemouth0–1Chelsea4 October 19940–2
Bradford City1–1Sheffield Wednesday4 October 19942–3
Brentford0–0Tranmere Rovers27 September 19940–1
Burnley1–4Liverpool5 October 19941–6
Charlton Athletic1–4[1]Swindon Town27 September 19944–5
Coventry City3–2Wrexham5 October 19945–3
Crystal Palace3–0[1]Lincoln City4 October 19943–1
Derby County2–0[1][4]Reading28 September 19943–3
Hereford United0–0Nottingham Forest4 October 19941–2
Leicester City0–2Brighton & Hove Albion5 October 19940–3
Manchester City4–1Barnet5 October 19944–2
Manchester United2–0Port Vale5 October 19944–1
Mansfield Town0–0Leeds United4 October 19941–0
Middlesbrough4–1Scarborough27 September 19948–2
Notts County3–0Bristol City27 September 19944–0
Oldham Athletic1–0Oxford United4 October 19942–1
Portsmouth1–1Everton5 October 19944–3
Queens Park Rangers2–0Carlisle United5 October 19943–0
Sheffield United1–0Stockport County27 September 19946–1
Southampton4–0Huddersfield Town5 October 19945–0
Stoke City1–0[1][5]Fulham28 September 19943–3
Sunderland1–1Millwall4 October 19942–3
Swansea City1–0Norwich City4 October 19941–3
Torquay United0–1Wimbledon5 October 19940–3
Tottenham Hotspur2–3Watford4 October 19948–6
West Ham United2–0[1]Walsall5 October 19943–2
Wigan Athletic0–3Aston Villa5 October 19940–8
Wolverhampton Wanderers1–1Chesterfield27 September 19944–2

Third round

Most matches in the third round were played on 25 and 26 October with 3 replays being played on 9 November.


Home team Score Away team Date
Aston Villa1–0Middlesbrough26 October 1994
Blackburn Rovers2–0Coventry City26 October 1994
Brighton & Hove Albion1–1Swindon Town26 October 1994
Liverpool2–1Stoke City25 October 1994
Mansfield Town0–2Millwall25 October 1994
Newcastle United2–0Manchester United26 October 1994
Notts County3–0Tottenham Hotspur26 October 1994
Oldham Athletic0–0Arsenal26 October 1994
Portsmouth0–1Derby County26 October 1994
Queens Park Rangers3–4Manchester City25 October 1994
Sheffield United1–2Bolton Wanderers25 October 1994
Sheffield Wednesday1–0Southampton26 October 1994
Tranmere Rovers1–1Norwich City26 October 1994
West Ham United1–0Chelsea26 October 1994
Wimbledon0–1Crystal Palace25 October 1994
Wolverhampton Wanderers2–3Nottingham Forest26 October 1994


Home team Score Away team Date
Swindon Town4–1Brighton & Hove Albion9 November 1994
Arsenal2–0Oldham Athletic9 November 1994
Norwich City4–2Tranmere Rovers9 November 1994

Fourth round

All fourth round matches were played on 30 November with one replay being played on 21 December.


Home team Score Away team Date
Arsenal2–0Sheffield Wednesday30 November 1994
Blackburn Rovers1–3Liverpool30 November 1994
Crystal Palace4–1Aston Villa30 November 1994
Manchester City1–1Newcastle United30 November 1994
Norwich City1–0Notts County30 November 1994
Nottingham Forest0–2Millwall30 November 1994
Swindon Town2–1Derby County30 November 1994
West Ham United1–3Bolton Wanderers30 November 1994


Home team Score Away team Date
Newcastle United0–2Manchester City21 December 1994

Quarter finals

The four quarter final matches were played on 11 January.

Home team Score Away team Date
Bolton Wanderers1–0Norwich City11 January 1995
Crystal Palace4–0Manchester City11 January 1995
Liverpool1–0Arsenal11 January 1995
Swindon Town3–1Millwall11 January 1995


The semi-final draw was made after the conclusion of the quarter finals. Unlike the other rounds, the semi-final ties were played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home and one away.

Swindon Town were heading for a second successive relegation in Division One but their fans were given hope of silverware when they beat Bolton Wanderers 2–1 in the semi-final first leg. However, their dreams were ended in the second leg when they lost 3–1 and the Greater Manchester side reached a domestic cup final for the first time in 37 years. Four time winners Liverpool defeated Crystal Palace, another relegation threatened side, in the other semi-final.

First leg

Swindon Town 2–1 Bolton Wanderers
Thorne  38'  76' Report Stubbs  10'
Attendance: 15,341
Referee: P Alcock, Surrey
Liverpool 1–0 Crystal Palace
Fowler  90+2' Report
Anfield, Liverpool
Attendance: 25,480

Second leg

Bolton Wanderers 3–1 Swindon Town
McAteer  64'
Paatelainen  71'
McGinlay  88'
Report Fjørtoft  57'
Burnden Park, Bolton
Attendance: 19,851
Referee: I Cruikshanks

Bolton won 4–3 on aggregate

Crystal Palace 0–1 Liverpool
Report Fowler  27'
Attendance: 18,224

Liverpool won 2–0 on aggregate


Liverpool 2–1 Bolton Wanderers
McManaman  37', 68' (Report) Thompson  69'
Attendance: 75,595
Referee: Philip Don




  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 After Extra Time
  2. Barnsley won on the Away Goals Rule
  3. Fulham won 4–3 on penalties
  4. Derby County won on the Away Goals Rule
  5. Stoke City won on the Away Goals Rule
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