League Cup
  1970/71  Results

Did Not Enter - Everton. Reigning League champions Everton had a European Cup campaign to fight in 1970/71 and so decided not to enter the League Cup. It was the last time a club has not entered the competition.

First Round

Byes - The 21 1970/71 First Division clubs other than Everton  plus the two clubs relegated from the First Division in 1969/70 (Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland) plus the 14 clubs who finished 3rd-16th in the Second Division in 1969/70 (Blackburn, Bolton, Bristol City, Cardiff, Carlisle, Hull, Leicester, Middlesbrough, Millwall, Norwich, Oxford, QPR, Sheffield United and Swindon).
 

Wed Aug 19 Aldershot 1 -0 Brentford
Wed Aug 19 Aston Villa 4 -0 Notts County
Wed Aug 19 Barnsley 0 - 1 Rotherham United
Mon Aug 17   Birmingham City 3 - 3  Wrexham
Wed Aug 26 Wrexham 2 -3

Birmingham City

Tue Aug 18 Bristol Rovers 1 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Tue Aug 18 Bury 1 - 3 Oldham Athletic
Tue Aug 18 Charlton Athletic 3 - 0 Southend United
Wed Aug 19 Chester 2 - 1 Shrewsbury Town
Wed Aug 19 Colchester United 5 - 0 Cambridge United
Tue Aug 18 Crewe Alexandra 2 - 2 Tranmere Rovers
Mon Aug 24 Tranmere Rovers 4 -0

Crewe Alexandra

Wed Aug 19 Doncaster Rovers 1 - 1 Darlington
Mon Aug 24 Darlington 3 -1

Doncaster Rovers

Tue Aug 18 Exeter City 0 - 0 Swansea City
Tue Aug 25 Swansea City 4 -2

Exeter City

Wed Aug 19 Fulham 1 - 0 Orient
Wed Aug 19 Gillingham 0 - 1 Luton Town
Wed Aug 19 Halifax Town 3 - 2 Bradford City
Wed Aug 19 Hartlepool 2 - 3 York City
Wed Aug 19 Lincoln City 2 - 1 Grimsby Town
Wed Aug 19 Mansfield Town 6 - 2 Chesterfield
Wed Aug 19 Newport County 2 - 1 Reading
Tue Aug 18 Port Vale 0 - 1 Walsall
Wed Aug 19 Portsmouth 2 - 0 Plymouth Argyle
Wed Aug 19 Rochdale 1 - 0 Southport
Wed Aug 19 Scunthorpe United 2 - 3 Northampton Town
Wed Aug 19 Stockport County 0 - 1 Preston North End
Wed Aug 19 Torquay United 1 - 1 Bournemouth
Wed Aug 26 Bournemouth 1 -2

Torquay United

Wed Aug 19 Watford 2 - 0 Peterborough United
Wed Aug 19 Workington 2 - 0 Barrow
Second Round
 
Wed Sep 9 Aldershot 1 - 3 Manchester United
Wed Sep 9 Aston Villa 2 - 0 Burnley
Wed Sep 9 Blackpool 4 - 1 Newport County
Wed Sep 9 Bolton Wanderers 1 - 0 Blackburn Rovers
Tue Sep 8 Bristol Rovers 2 - 1 Newcastle United
Wed Sep 9 Carlisle United 2 - 1 Manchester City (holders)
Wed Sep 9 Colchester United 1 - 1 Birmingham City
Tue Sep 15 Birmingham City 2 -1

Colchester United

Wed Sep 9 Crystal Palace 3 - 3 Rochdale
Mon Sep 14 Rochdale 1 -3

Crystal Palace

Wed Sep 9 Darlington 0 - 4 Fulham
Tue Sep 8 Derby County 3 - 1 Halifax Town
Wed Sep 9 Huddersfield Town 0 - 0 Nottingham Forest
Mon Sep 21 Nottingham Forest 2 -0

Huddersfield Town

Tue Sep 8 Ipswich Town 0 - 0 Arsenal
Mon Sep 28 Arsenal 4 -0

Ipswich Town

Wed Sep 9 Leicester City 3 - 2 Southampton
Wed Sep 9 Lincoln City 2 - 1 Sunderland
Tue Sep 8 Luton Town 3 - 0 Workington
Tue Sep 8 Mansfield Town 0 - 0 Liverpool
Tue Sep 22 Liverpool 3 -2

Mansfield Town

Wed Sep 9 Norwich City 0 - 0 Chester
Wed Sep 16 Chester 1 -2

Norwich City

Tue Sep 8 Oldham Athletic 2 - 4 Middlesbrough
Wed Sep 9 Oxford United 1 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wed Sep 9 Portsmouth 1 - 0 Walsall
Tue Sep 8 Queens Park Rangers 4 - 0 Cardiff City
Tue Sep 8 Rotherham United 0 - 0 Bristol City
Tue Sep 15 Bristol City 4 -0

Rotherham United

Tue Sep 8 Sheffield United 1 - 0 Leeds United
Wed Sep 9 Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 1 Chelsea
Tue Sep 22 Chelsea 2 -1

Sheffield Wednesday

Wed Sep 9 Stoke City 0 - 0 Millwall
Mon Sep 21 Millwall 2 -1

Stoke City

Tue Sep 8 Swindon Town 4 - 2 Watford
Wed Sep 9 Torquay United 1 - 3 Preston North End
Wed Sep 9 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - 0 Swansea City
Wed Sep 9 Tranmere Rovers 1 - 1 Coventry City
Tue Sep 22 Coventry City 2 -1

Tranmere Rovers

Tue Sep 8 West Bromwich Albion 3 - 1 Charlton Athletic
Wed Sep 9 West Ham United 1 - 0 Hull City
Wed Sep 9 York City 0 - 0 Northampton Town
Tue Sep 15 Northampton Town 1 -1

York City

Mon Sep 28 Northampton Town 2 -1

York City

(the match was played at Villa Park, Aston Villa FC)
Third Round
Tue Oct 6 Birmingham City 2 - 1 Nottingham Forest
Wed Oct 7 Blackpool 0 - 1 Bristol City
Wed Oct 7 Bolton Wanderers 1 - 1 Leicester City
Mon Oct 12 Leicester City 1 -0

Bolton Wanderers

Tue Oct 6 Carlisle United 3 - 1 Oxford United
Wed Oct 7 Chelsea 3 - 2 Middlesbrough
Tue Oct 6 Coventry City 3 - 1 West Ham United
Wed Oct 7 Crystal Palace 4 - 0 Lincoln City
Wed Oct 7 Derby County 4 - 2 Millwall
Tue Oct 6 Fulham 2 - 0 Queens Park Rangers
Tue Oct 6 Luton Town 0 - 1 Arsenal
Wed Oct 7 Manchester United 1 - 0 Portsmouth
Tue Oct 6 Northampton Town 1 - 1 Aston Villa
Tue Oct 13 Aston Villa 3 -0

Northampton Town

Wed Oct 7 Norwich City 1 - 1 Bristol Rovers
Tue Oct 13 Bristol Rovers 3 -1

Norwich City

Tue Oct 6 Preston North End 0 - 1 West Bromwich Albion
Tue Oct 6 Swindon Town 2 - 0 Liverpool
Wed Oct 7 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1 Sheffield United
Fourth Round
Wed Oct 28 Aston Villa 1 - 0 Carlisle United
Tue Oct 27 Bristol Rovers 3 - 0 Birmingham City
Tue Oct 27 Coventry City 1 - 0 Derby County
Wed Oct 28 Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Arsenal
Mon Nov 9 Arsenal 0 -2

Crystal Palace

Tue Oct 27 Fulham 1 - 0 Swindon Town
Wed Oct 28 Leicester City 2 - 2 Bristol City
Tue Nov 3 Bristol City 2 -1

Leicester City

Wed Oct 28 Manchester United 2 - 1 Chelsea
Wed Oct 28 Tottenham Hotspur 5 - 0 West Bromwich Albion
Fifth Round
Tue Nov 17 Bristol Rovers 1 - 1 Aston Villa
Wed Nov 25 Aston Villa 1 -0

Bristol Rovers

Tue Nov 17 Fulham 0 - 0 Bristol City
Tue Nov 24 Bristol City 1 -0

Fulham

Wed Nov 18 Manchester United 4 - 2 Crystal Palace
Wed Nov 18 Tottenham Hotspur 4 - 1 Coventry City
Semi-Finals (home and away legs)
Wed Dec 16 Bristol City 1 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur
Wed Sec 23 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 0 Bristol City
 Spurs won 3-1 on aggregate
Wed Dec 16 Manchester United 1 - 1 Aston Villa
Wed Dec 23 Aston Villa 2 - 1 Manchester United
 Aston Villa won 3-2 on aggregate
Final (at Wembley Stadium, London)
Sat Feb 27 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 0 Aston Villa

 


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