English League Cup Finals

The Football League Cup was implemented by then Secretary Alan Hardaker in 1960 with the President at the time Joe Richards paying for the trophy out of his own pocket. Initially the competition was set up by the league committee to recuperate financial losses from re-organising the structure of the league system so that clubs played less games during a season. The competition, seen as an alternative (mid-week) knockout cup to the established FA Cup houses all 92 Football League and Premier League clubs on an annual basis. The first winners in 1961 were Aston Villa who beat Rotherham United in a two-legged final.

League Cup Finals

1960/61 Aston Villa 0-2 Rotherham United (Millmoor) 3-0 aet (Villa Park) 3-2 over 2 legs

1961/62 Norwich City 3-0 Rochdale (Spotland) 1-0 (Carrow Road) 4-0 over 2 legs

1962/63 Birmingham City 3-1 Aston Villa (St Andrew’s) 0-0 (Villa Park) 3-1 over 2 legs

1963/64 Leicester City 1-1 Stoke City (Victoria Ground) 3-2 (Filbert Street) 4-3 over 2 legs

1964/65 Chelsea 3-2 Leicester City (Stamford Bridge) 0-0 (Filbert Street) 3-2 over 2 legs

1965/66 West Bromwich Albion 1-2 West Ham United (Boleyn Ground) 4-1 (The Hawthorns) 5-3 over 2 legs

1966/67 Queens Park Rangers 3-2 West Bromwich Albion (Wembley)

1967/68 Leeds United 1-0 Arsenal (Wembley)

1968/69 Swindon Town 3-1 Arsenal (Wembley) aet

1969/70 Manchester City 2-1 West Bromwich Albion (Wembley) aet

1970/71 Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Aston Villa (Wembley)

1971/72 Stoke City 2-1 Chelsea (Wembley)

1972/73 Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Norwich City (Wembley)

1973/74 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Manchester City (Wembley)

1974/75 Aston Villa 1-0 Norwich City (Wembley)

1975/76 Manchester City 2-1 Newcastle United (Wembley)

1976/77 Aston Villa 3-2 Everton (Old Trafford) aet 2nd replay after 0-0 (Wembley) & 1-1 (Hillsborough)

1977/78 Nottingham Forest 1-0 (Old Trafford) replay after 0-0 (Wembley)

1978/79 Nottingham Forest 3-2 Southampton (Wembley)

1979/80 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Nottingham Forest (Wembley)

1980/81 Liverpool 2-1 West Ham United (Villa Park) replay after 1-1 (Wembley)

1981/82 Liverpool 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Wembley) aet

1982/83 Liverpool 2-1 Manchester United (Wembley) aet

1983/84 Liverpool 1-0 Everton (Maine Road) replay after 0-0 (Wembley)

1984/85 Norwich City 1-0 Sunderland (Wembley)

1985/86 Oxford United 3-0 Queens Park Rangers (Wembley)

1986/87 Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool (Wembley)

1987/88 Luton Town 3-2 Arsenal (Wembley)

1988/89 Nottingham Forest 3-1 Luton Town (Wembley)

1989/90 Nottingham Forest 1-0 Oldham Athletic (Wembley)

1990/91 Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Manchester United (Wembley)

1991/92 Manchester United 1-0 Nottingham Forest (Wembley)

1992/93 Arsenal 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Wembley)

1993/94 Aston Villa 3-1 Manchester United (Wembley)

1994/95 Liverpool 2-1 Bolton Wanderers (Wembley)

1995/96 Aston Villa 3-0 Leeds United (Wembley)

1996/97 Leicester City 1-0 Middlesbrough (Hillsborough) aet & replay after 1-1 (Wembley)

1997/98 Chelsea 2-0 Middlesbrough (Wembley)

1998/99 Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Leicester City (Wembley)

1999/00 Leicester City 2-1 Tranmere Rovers (Wembley)

2000/01 Liverpool 1-1 Birmingham City (Millennium Stadium) 5-4 on pens aet

2001/02 Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Millennium Stadium)

2002/03 Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United (Millennium Stadium)

2003/04 Middlesbrough 2-1 Bolton Wanderers (Millennium Stadium)

2004/05 Chelsea 3-2 Liverpool (Millennium Stadium) aet

2005/06 Manchester United 4-0 Wigan Athletic (Millennium Stadium)

2006/07 Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal (Millennium Stadium)

2007/08 Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Chelsea (Wembley) aet

2008/09 Manchester United 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Wembley) 4-1 on pens aet

2009/10 Manchester United 2-1 Aston Villa (Wembley)

2010/11 Birmingham City 2-1 Arsenal (Wembley)

2011/12 Liverpool 2-2 Cardiff City (Wembley) 3-2 on pens aet

2012/13 Swansea City 5-0 Bradford City (Wembley)

2013/14 Manchester City 3-1 Sunderland (Wembley)

2014/15 Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Wembley)

2015/16 Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool (Wembley) 3-1 on pens aet

2016/17 Manchester United 3-2 Southampton (Wembley)

2017/18 Manchester City 3-0 Arsenal (Wembley)

2018/19 Manchester City 0-0 Chelsea (Wembley) 4-3 on pens aet

Most wins: 8 Liverpool, 6 Manchester City, 5 Aston Villa, 5 Chelsea, 5 Manchester United, 4 Nottingham Forest, 4 Tottenham Hotspur, 3 Leicester City, 2 Arsenal, 2 Birmingham City, 2 Norwich City, 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers, 1 Blackburn Rovers, 1 Leeds United, 1 Luton Town, 1 Middlesbrough, 1 Oxford United, 1 Queens Park Rangers, 1 Sheffield Wednesday, 1 Stoke City, 1 Swansea City, 1 Swindon Town, 1 West Bromwich Albion.

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