League Cup
 1979/80  Results

First Round

Byes - The 22 First Division clubs plus the 3 clubs relegated from the First Division in 1978/79 (Birmingham, Chelsea and QPR) plus the 11 sides who finished 4th-14th in Division 2 in 1978/79 (Brimingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Fulham, Newcastle, Notts County, Oldham, Orient, Preston, Sunderland, West Ham United).  

 

Sat Aug 11 Blackpool 1 -1 Rochdale
Tue Aug 14 Rochdale 0 - 1 Blackpool
Blackpool won 2-1 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Bradford City 0 -2 Darlington
Tue Aug 14 Darlington 0 - 3 Bradford City
Bradford City won 3-2 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Bury 0 -3 Blackburn Rovers
Tue Aug 14 Blackburn Rovers 3 - 2 Bury
Blackburn won 6-2 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Chester 2 - 1 Walsall
Tue Aug 14 Walsall 0 - 0 Chester
Chester won 2-1 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Chesterfield 5 - 1 Hartlepool United
Tue Aug 14 Hartlepool United 2 - 1 Chesterfield
Chesterfield won 6-3 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Colchester United 2 - 0 Watford
Tue Aug 14 Watford 2 - 1 Colchester United
Colchester won 3-2 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Gillingham 3 - 0 Luton Town
Tue Aug 14 Luton Town 1 - 1 Gillingham
Gillingham won 4-1 aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Grimsby Town 2 - 0 Scunthorpe United
Tue Aug 14 Scunthorpe United 0 - 0 Grimsby Town
Grimsby won 2-0 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Halifax Town 2 - 2 Shrewsbury Town
Tue Aug 14 Shrewsbury Town 1 - 0 Halifax Town
Shrewsbury won 3-2 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Hereford United 1 - 3 Exeter City
Wed Aug 15 Exeter City 2 - 1 Hereford United
Exeter won 5-2 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Huddersfield Town 2 - 1 Crewe Alexandra
Wed Aug 15 Crewe Alexandra 1 - 3 Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield won 5-2 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Leicester City 1 - 2 Rotherham United
Tue Aug 14 Rotherham United 3 - 0 Leicester City
Rotherham won 5-1 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Lincoln City 2 - 1 Barnsley
Tue Aug 14 Barnsley 2 - 1 Lincoln City
Barnsley won 4-3 on penalties after finishing 3-3 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Mansfield Town 1 - 0 York City
Tue Aug 14 York City 3 - 2 Mansfield Town
Mansfield won on away goals after finishing 3-3 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Newport County 1 - 0 Plymouth Argyle
Tue Aug 14 Plymouth Argyle 2 - 0 Newport County
Plymouth won 2-1 on aggregate
Mon Aug 13 Northampton Town 2 - 1 Millwall
Wed Aug 15 Millwall 2 - 2 Northampton Town
Northampton won 4-3 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Oxford United 1 - 5 Reading
Wed Aug 15 Reading 2 - 1 Oxford United
Reading won 7-2 aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Peterborough United 3 - 1 Charlton Athletic
Tue Aug 14 Charlton Athletic 1 - 1 Peterborough United
Peterborough won 4-2 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Port Vale 1 - 2 Tranmere Rovers
Wed Aug 15 Tranmere Rovers 1 - 0 Port Vale
Tranmere won 3-1 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Portsmouth 1 - 1 Swindon Town
Tue Aug 14 Swindon Town 2 - 0 Portsmouth
Swindon won 3-1 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Sheffield United 1 - 1 Doncaster Rovers
Tue Aug 14 Doncaster Rovers 3 - 1 Sheffield United
Doncaster won 4-2 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 1 Hull City
Tue Aug 14 Hull City 1 - 2 Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield Wednesday won 3-2 on aggregate
Wed Aug 15 Southend United 2 - 1 Brentford
Tue Aug 21 Brentford 1 - 4 Southend United
Southend won 6-2 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Stockport County 2 - 1 Wigan Athletic
Wed Aug 15 Wigan Athletic 0 - 0 Stockport County
Stockport won 2-1 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Swansea City 4 - 1 Bournemouth
Tue Aug 14 Bournemouth 0 - 0 Swansea City
Swansea won 4-1 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Torquay United 1 - 2 Bristol Rovers
Tue Aug 14 Bristol Rovers 1 - 3 Torquay United
Torquay won 4-3 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Wimbledon 4 - 1 Aldershot
Tue Aug 14 Aldershot 1 - 2 Wimbledon
Wimbledon won 6-2 on aggregate
Sat Aug 11 Wrexham 1 - 1 Carlisle United
Tue Aug 14 Carlisle United 1 - 2 Wrexham
Wrexham won 3-2 on aggregate
Second Round  
Tue Aug 28 Birmingham City 2 - 1 Preston North End
Tue Sep 4 Preston North End 0 - 1 Birmingham City
Birmingham won 3-1 on aggregate
Wed Aug 29 Blackburn Rovers 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest  (holders)
Wed Sep 5 Nottingham Forest  (holders) 6 - 1 Blackburn Rovers
Nottingham Forest won 7-2 on aggregate
Tue Aug 28 Bolton Wanderers 1 - 2 Southend United
Mon Sep 3 Southend United 0 - 0 Bolton Wanderers
Southend won 2-1 on aggregate
Tue Aug 28 Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 0 Cambridge United
Tue Sep 4 Cambridge United 1 - 2 Brighton and Hove Albion
Brighton won 4-1 on aggregate
Tue Aug 28 Bristol City 1 - 0 Rotherham United
Tue Sep 4 Rotherham United 1 - 1 Bristol City
Bristol City won 2-1 on aggregate
Tue Aug 28 Burnley 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Tue Sep 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 0 Burnley
Wolves won 3-1 on aggregate
Tue Aug 28 Chesterfield 3 - 0 Shrewsbury Town
Tue Sep 4 Shrewsbury Town 0 - 0 Chesterfield
Chesterfield won 3-0 on aggregate
Tue Aug 28 Colchester United 0 - 2 Aston Villa
Wed Sep 5 Aston Villa 0 - 2 Colchester United
Aston Villa won 9-8 on penalties after finishing 2-2 on aggregate
Wed Aug 29 Derby County 0 - 1 Middlesbrough
Tue Sep 4 Middlesbrough 1 - 1 Derby County
Middlesbrough won 2-1 on aggregate
Tue Aug 28 Doncaster Rovers 3 - 1 Exeter City
Wed Sep 5 Exeter City 5 - 1 Doncaster Rovers
Exeter won 6-4 on aggregate
Tue Aug 28 Everton 2 - 0 Cardiff City
Wed Sep 5 Cardiff City 1 - 0 Everton
Everton won 2-1 on aggregate
Tue Aug 28 Gillingham 1 - 1 Norwich City
Wed Sep 5 Norwich City 4 - 2 Gillingham
Norwich won 5-3 on aggregate
Tue Aug 28 Grimsby Town 1 - 0 Huddersfield Town
Tue Sep 4 Huddersfield Town 1 - 4 Grimsby Town
Grimsby won 5-1 on aggregate
Wed Aug 29 Ipswich Town 0 - 1 Coventry City
Tue Sep 4 Coventry City 0 - 0 Ipswich Town
Coventry won 1-0 on aggregate
Wed Aug 29 Leeds United 1 - 1 Arsenal
Tue Sep 4 Arsenal 7 - 0 Leeds United
Arsenal won 8-1 on aggregate
Tue Aug 28 Northampton Town 3 - 0 Oldham Athletic
Tue Sep 4 Oldham Athletic 3 - 1 Northampton Town
Northampton won 4-3 on aggregate
Tue Aug 28 Notts County 0 - 0 Torquay United
Wed Sep 5 Torquay United 0 - 1 Notts County
Notts County won 1-0 on aggregate
Wed Aug 29 Orient 2 - 2 Wimbledon
Tue Sep 4   Wimbledon 2 - 2 Orient
Wimbledon won 5-4 on penalties after finishing 4-4 on aggregate
Wed Aug 29 Peterborough United 0 - 0 Blackpool
Wed Sep 5 Blackpool 0 - 1 Peterborough United
Peterborough won 1-0 on aggregate
Tue Aug 28 Plymouth Argyle 2 - 2 Chelsea
Tue Sep 4 Chelsea 1 - 2 Plymouth Argyle
Plymouth won 4-3 on aggregate
Tue Aug 28 Queens Park Rangers 2 - 1 Bradford City
Wed Sep 5 Bradford City 0 - 2 Queens Park Rangers
QPR won 4-1 on aggregate
Wed Aug 29 Reading 4 - 3 Mansfield Town
Tue Sep 4 Mansfield Town 4 - 2 Reading
Mansfield won 7-6 on aggregate
Tue Aug 28 Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 1 Manchester City
Tue Sep 4 Manchester City 2 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday
Manchester City won 3-2 on aggregate
Tue Aug 28 Southampton 5 - 0 Wrexham
Wed Sep 5 Wrexham 0 - 3 Southampton
Southampton won 8-0 on aggregate
Wed Aug 29 Stockport County 1 - 1 Crystal Palace
Tue Sep 4 Crystal Palace 7 - 0 Stockport County
Crystal Palace won 8-1 on aggregate
Wed Aug 29 Stoke City 1 - 1 Swansea City
Tue Sep 4 Swansea City 1 - 3 Stoke City
Stoke won 4-2 on aggregate
Wed Aug 29 Sunderland 2 - 2 Newcastle United
Wed Sep 5 Newcastle United 2 - 2 Sunderland
Sunderland won 7-6 on penalties after finishing 4-4 on aggregate
Tue Aug 28 Swindon Town 1 - 0 Chester
Wed Sep 5 Chester 1 - 1 Swindon Town
Swindon won 2-1 on aggregate
Wed Aug 29 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1 Manchester United
Wed Sep 5 Manchester United 3 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United won 4-3 on aggregate
Wed Aug 29 Tranmere Rovers 0 - 0 Liverpool
Tue Sep 4 Liverpool 4 - 0 Tranmere Rovers
Liverpool won 4-0 on aggregate
Wed Aug 29 West Bromwich Albion 1 - 1 Fulham
Wed Sep 5 Fulham 0 - 1 West Bromwich Albion
WBA won 2-1 on aggregate
Tue Aug 28 West Ham United 3 - 1 Barnsley
Tue Sep 4 Barnsley 0 - 2 West Ham United
West Ham won 5-1 on aggregate
 
Third Round
Tue Sep 25 Arsenal 2 - 1 Southampton
Tue Sep 25 Aston Villa 0 - 0 Everton
Tue Oct 9 Everton 4 - 1

Aston Villa

Wed Sep 26 Birmingham City 1 - 2 Exeter City
Tue Sep 25 Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Tue Sep 25 Grimsby Town 3 - 1 Notts County
Tue Sep 25 Liverpool 3 - 1 Chesterfield
Wed Sep 26 Manchester City 1 - 1 Sunderland
Wed Oct 3 Sunderland 1 - 0

Manchester City

Tue Sep 25 Mansfield Town 0 - 3 Queens Park Rangers
Tue Sep 25 Middlesbrough 1 - 3 Nottingham Forest   (holders)
Tue Sep 25 Northampton Town 0 - 1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Wed Sep 26 Norwich City 4 - 1 Manchester United
Wed Sep 26 Peterborough United 1 - 1 Bristol City
Tue Oct 2 Bristol City 4 - 0

Peterborough United

Tue Sep 25 Plymouth Argyle 0 - 0 Wimbledon
Tue Oct 2 Wimbledon 1 - 0

Plymouth Argyle

Wed Sep 26 Stoke City 2 - 2 Swindon Town
Tue Oct 2 Swindon Town 2 - 1

Stoke City

Wed Sep 26 West Bromwich Albion 2 - 1 Coventry City
Tue Sep 25 West Ham United 1 - 1 Southend United
Mon Oct 1 Southend United 0 - 0

West Ham United

Mon Oct 8 West Ham United 5 - 1

Southend United

Fourth Round
Tue Oct 30 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 - 0 Arsenal
Tue Nov 13 Arsenal 4 - 0

Brighton & Hove Albion

Tue Oct 30 Bristol City 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest   (holders)
Wed Nov 14 Nottingham Forest (holders) 3 - 0

Bristol City

Tue Oct 30 Grimsby Town 2 - 1 Everton
Tue Oct 30 Liverpool 2 - 0 Exeter City
Tue Oct 30 Queens Park Rangers 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Tue Nov 6 Wolverhampton W. 1 - 0

Queens Park Rangers

Wed

Oct 31 Sunderland 1 - 1 West Ham United
Mon Nov 5 West Ham United 2 - 1

Sunderland

Tue Oct 30 Wimbledon 1 - 2 Swindon Town
Wed Oct 31 West Bromwich Albion 0 - 0 Norwich City
Wed Nov 7 Norwich City 3 - 0

West Bromwich Albion

                  
Fifth Round
Tue Dec 4 Arsenal 1 - 1 Swindon Town
Tue Dec 11 Swindon Town 4 - 3

Arsenal

Tue Dec 4 Grimsby Town 0 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Tue Dec 11 Wolverhampton W. 1 - 1

Grimsby Town

Tue Dec 18 Wolverhampton W. 2 - 0

Grimsby Town

(the match was played at the Baseball Ground, Derby County FC)
Wed Dec 5 Norwich City 1 - 3 Liverpool
Tue Dec 4 West Ham United 0 - 0 Nottingham Forest   (holders)
Wed Dec 12 Nottingham Forest  (holders) 3 - 0

West Ham United

                  
Semi-Finals (home and away legs)
Tue Jan 22 Nottingham Forest  (holders) 1 - 0 Liverpool
Tue Feb 12 Liverpool 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest  (holders)
Nottingham Forest won 2-1 on aggregate.
Tue Jan 22 Swindon Town 2 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Tue Feb 12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 1 Swindon Town
Wolves won 4-3 on aggregate
Final (at Wembley Stadium, London)
Sat Mar 15 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 0 Nottingham Forest  (holders)

 

Did You Know.....
In the first 80 or so years after the Football League were founded only two clubs suffered points deductions - now several clubs a season are usually punished this way. To check out all the points deductions - and the reasons for them - click on...

Points deductions, demotions and expulsions

 

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