League Cup
 1980/81  Results

First Round

Byes - The 22 First Division clubs plus the 3 clubs relegated from the First Division in 1979/80 (Bolton, Bristol City, Derby) plus the 11 sides who finished 4th-14th in Division 2 in 1979/80 (Cambridge, Chelsea, Luton, Newcastle, Oldham, Orient, Preston, QPR, Shrewsbury, Swansea, West Ham United).  

 

Sat Aug 9 Aldershot 2 -0 Wimbledon
Tue Aug 12 Wimbledon 4 - 1 Aldershot
Wimbledon won 4-3 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Blackburn Rovers 0 -0 Huddersfield Town
Tue Aug 12 Huddersfield Town 1 - 1 Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn won on away goals after finishing 1-1 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Bournemouth 1 -1 Swindon Town
Tue Aug 12 Swindon Town 2 - 0 Bournemouth
Swindon won 3-1 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Brentford 3 - 1 Charlton Athletic
Tue Aug 12 Charlton Athletic 5 - 0 Brentford
Charlton won 6-3 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Bury 2 - 2 Halifax Town
Tue Aug 12 Halifax Town 0 - 1 Bury
Bury won 3-2 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Carlisle United 2 - 0 Rochdale
Tue Aug 12 Rochdale 1 - 1 Carlisle United
Carlisle won 3-1 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Chester 1 - 1 Stockport County
Mon Aug 11 Stockport County 1 - 0 Chester
Stockport won 2-1 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Chesterfield 1 - 0 Darlington
Tue Aug 12 Darlington 1 - 2 Chesterfield
Chesterfield won 3-1 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Colchester United 0 - 2 Gillingham
Tue Aug 12 Gillingham 2 - 1 Colchester United
Gillingham won 4-1 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Doncaster Rovers 1 - 1 Mansfield Town
Tue Aug 12 Mansfield Town 2 - 1 Doncaster Rovers
Mansfield won 3-2 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Exeter City 1 - 1 Bristol Rovers
Tue Aug 12 Bristol Rovers 1 - 1 Exeter City
Bristol Rovers won 7-6 on penalties after finishing 2-2 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Grimsby Town 1 - 0 Notts County
Tue Aug 12 Notts County 3 - 0 Grimsby Town
Notts County won 3-1 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Hereford United 1 - 0 Newport County
Tue Aug 12 Newport County 5 - 0 Hereford United
Newport won 5-1 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Lincoln City 5 - 0 Hull City
Tue Aug 12 Hull City 0 - 2 Lincoln City
Lincoln won 7-0 on aggregate
Fri Aug 8 Northampton Town 0 - 2 Reading
Wed Aug 13 Reading 2 - 3 Northampton Town
Reading won 4-3 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Peterborough United 3 - 2 Fulham
Tue Aug 12 Fulham 1 - 1 Peterborough United
Peterborough won 4-3 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Plymouth Argyle 0 - 1 Portsmouth
Tue Aug 12 Portsmouth 2 - 1 Plymouth Argyle
Portsmouth won 3-1 aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Port Vale 2 - 3 Tranmere Rovers
Tue Aug 12 Tranmere Rovers 0 - 1 Port Vale
Tranmere won on away goals after finishing 3-3 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Rotherham United 1 - 3 Bradford City
Wed Aug 13 Bradford City 0 - 0 Rotherham United
Bradford City won 3-1 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Scunthorpe United 0 - 1 Barnsley
Tue Aug 12 Barnsley 2 - 1 Scunthorpe United
Barnsley won 3-1 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Sheffield Wednesday 2 - 0 Sheffield United
Tue Aug 12 Sheffield United 1 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield Wednesday won 3-1 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Southend United 1 - 0 Oxford United
Wed Aug 13 Oxford United 2 - 0 Southend United
Oxford won 2-1 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Torquay United 0 - 0 Cardiff City
Wed Aug 13 Cardiff City 2 - 1 Torquay United
Cardiff won 2-1 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Walsall 2 - 3 Blackpool
Wed Aug 13 Blackpool 3 - 1 Walsall
Blackpool won 6-3 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Watford 2 - 1 Millwall
Tue Aug 12 Millwall 0 - 2 Watford
Watford won 4-1 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Wigan Athletic 2 - 1 Crewe Alexandra
Wed Aug 13 Crewe Alexandra 2 - 2 Wigan Athletic
Wigan won 4-3 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 Wrexham 1 - 3 Burnley
Tue Aug 12 Burnley 2 - 1 Wrexham
Burnley won 5-2 on aggregate
Sat Aug 9 York City 2 - 1 Hartlepool United
Tue Aug 12 Hartlepool United 0 - 0 York City
York won 2-1 on aggregate
Second Round  
Wed Aug 27 Aston Villa 1 - 0 Leeds United
Wed Sep 3 Leeds United 1 - 3 Aston Villa
Aston Villa won 4-1 on aggregate
Tue Aug 26 Birmingham City 2 - 1 Bristol City
Tue Sep 2 Bristol City 0 - 0 Birmingham City
Birmingham won 2-1 on aggregate
Wed Aug 27 Blackburn Rovers 0 - 0 Gillingham
Tue Sep 2 Gillingham 1 - 2 Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn won 2-1 on aggregate
Tue Aug 26 Bolton Wanderers 0 - 3 Crystal Palace
Tue Sep 2 Crystal Palace 2 - 1 Bolton Wanderers
Crystal Palace won 5-1 on aggregate
Wed Aug 27 Bradford City 1 - 0 Liverpool
Tue Sep 2 Liverpool 4 - 0 Bradford City
Liverpool won 4-1 on aggregate
Tue Aug 26 Brighton & Hove Albion 3 - 1 Tranmere Rovers
Wed Sep 3 Tranmere Rovers 2 - 4 Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton won 7-3 on aggregate
Tue Aug 26 Burnley 0 - 2 West Ham United
Tue Sep 2 West Ham United 4 - 0 Burnley
West Ham won 6-0 on aggregate
Tue Aug 26 Cambridge United 3 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers   (holders)
Tue Sep 2 Wolverhampton W.  (holders) 0 - 1 Cambridge United
Cambridge United won 4-1 on aggregate
Wed Aug 27 Cardiff City 1 - 0 Chelsea
Wed Sep 3 Chelsea 1 - 1 Cardiff City
Cardiff won 2-1 on aggregate
Tue Aug 26 Carlisle United 1 - 2 Charlton Athletic
Tue Sep 2 Charlton Athletic 2 - 1 Carlisle United
Charlton won 4-2 on aggregate
Tue Aug 26 Chesterfield 3 - 1 Oxford United
Wed Sep 3 Oxford United 3 - 0 Chesterfield
Oxford won 4-3 on aggregate
Tue Aug 26 Everton 3 - 0 Blackpool
Wed Sep 3 Blackpool 2 - 2 Everton
Everton won 5-2 on aggregate
Wed Aug 27 Lincoln City 1 - 1 Swindon Town
Tue Sep 2 Swindon Town 2 - 0 Lincoln City
Swindon won 3-1 on aggregate
Wed Aug 27 Manchester United 0 - 1 Coventry City
Tue Sep 2 Coventry City 1 - 0 Manchester United
Coventry won 2-0 on aggregate
Tue Aug 26 Mansfield Town 0 - 0 Barnsley
Tue Sep 2 Barnsley 4 - 2 Mansfield Town
Barnsley won 4-2 on aggregate
Tue Aug 26 Middlesbrough 3 - 1 Ipswich Town
Tue Sep 2 Ipswich Town 3 - 0 Middlesbrough
Ipswich won 4-3 on aggregate
Wed Aug 27 Newcastle United 3 - 2 Bury
Tue Sep 2 Bury 1 - 0 Newcastle United
Bury won on away goals after finishing 3-3 on aggregate
Tue Aug 26 Newport County 1 - 1 Notts County
Tue Sep 2   Notts County 2 - 0 Newport County
Motts County won 3-1 on aggregate
Wed Aug 27 Nottingham Forest 3 - 0 Peterborough United
Wed Sep 3 Peterborough United 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest won 4-1 on aggregate
Tue Aug 26 Oldham Athletic 3 - 2 Portsmouth
Tue Sep 2 Portsmouth 1 - 0 Oldham Athletic
Portsmouth won on away goals after finishing 3-3 on aggregate
Wed Aug 27 Orient 0 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur
Wed Sep 3 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - 1 Orient
Spurs won 4-1 on aggregate
Tue Aug 26 Preston North End 1 - 0 Wigan Athletic
Wed Sep 3 Wigan Athletic 1 - 2 Preston North End
Preston won 3-1 on aggregate
Tue Aug 26 Queens Park Rangers 0 - 0 Derby County
Wed Sep 3 Derby County 0 - 0 Queens Park Rangers
QPR won 5-3 on penalties after finishing 0-0 on aggregate
Wed Aug 27 Reading 0 - 2 Luton Town
Tue Sep 2 Luton Town 1 - 1 Reading
Luton won 3-1 on aggregate
Tue Aug 26 Shrewsbury Town 1 - 1 Norwich City
Wed Sep 3 Norwich City 2 - 0 Shrewsbury Town
Norwich won 3-1 on aggregate
Tue Aug 26 Southampton 4 - 0 Watford
Tue Sep 2 Watford 7 - 1 Southampton
Watford won 7-5 on aggregate
Wed Aug 27 Stockport County 1 - 1 Sunderland
Wed Sep 3 Sunderland 1 - 2 Stockport County
Stockport won 3-2 on aggregate
Wed Aug 27 Stoke City 1 - 1 Manchester City
Wed Sep 3 Manchester City 3 - 0 Stoke City
Manchester City won 4-1 on aggregate
Tue Aug 26 Swansea City 1 - 1 Arsenal
Tue Sep 2 Arsenal 3 - 1 Swansea City
Arsenal won 4-2 on aggregate
Tue Aug 26 West Bromwich Albion 1 - 0 Leicester City
Wed Sep 3 Leicester City 0 - 1 West Bromwich Albion
WBA won 2-0 on aggregate
Tue Aug 26 Wimbledon 2 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday
Tue Sep 2 Sheffield Wednesday 3 - 1 Wimbledon
Sheffield Wednesday won 4-3 on aggregate
Wed Aug 27 York City 2 - 1 Bristol Rovers
Wed Sep 3 Bristol Rovers 1 - 0 York City
This match was played at Ashton Gate, Bristol City FC, following a fire at the Eastville Stadium - details.
Bristol Rovers won on away goals after finishing 2-2 on aggregate
 
Third Round
Tue Sep 23 Barnsley 3 - 2 Cardiff City
Tue Sep 23 Birmingham City 1 - 0 Blackburn Rovers
Tue Sep 23 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 - 2 Coventry City
Tue Sep 23 Bristol Rovers 0 - 0 Portsmouth
         This match was played at Ashton Gate, Bristol City FC, following a fire at the Eastville Stadium - details.
Tue Sep 30 Portsmouth 2 - 0

Bristol Rovers

Tue Sep 23 Bury 0 - 7 Nottingham Forest
Tue Sep 23 Cambridge United 2 - 1 Aston Villa
Tue Sep 23 Charlton Athletic 1 - 2 West Ham United
Wed Sep 24 Everton 1 - 2 West Bromwich Albion
Tue Sep 23 Ipswich Town 1 - 1 Norwich City
Wed Oct 8 Norwich City 1 - 3

Ipswich Town

Tue Sep 23 Liverpool 5 - 0 Swindon Town
Tue Sep 23 Luton Town 1 - 2 Manchester City
Tue Sep 23 Notts County 4 - 1 Queens Park Rangers
Tue Sep 23 Preston North End 1 - 0 Oxford United
Tue Sep 23 Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 2 Watford
Mon Sep 22 Stockport County 1 - 3 Arsenal
Wed Sep 24 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 0 Crystal Palace
Tue Sep 30 Crystal Palace 1 - 3

Tottenham Hotspur

Fourth Round
Tue Oct 28 Birmingham City 2 - 1 Ipswich Town
Tue Oct 28 Coventry City 1 - 1 Cambridge United
Tue Nov 4 Cambridge United 0 - 1

Coventry City

Tue Oct 28 Liverpool 4 - 1 Portsmouth
Wed Oct 29 Manchester City 5 - 1 Notts County
Tue Nov 4 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 0 Arsenal
Tue Oct 28 Watford 4 - 1 Nottingham Forest
Wed Oct 29 West Bromwich Albion 0 - 0 Preston North End
Tue Nov 4 Preston North End 1 - 1

West Bromwich Albion

Wed Nov 12 West Bromwich Albion 2 - 1

Preston North End

Tue Oct 28 West Ham United 2 - 1 Barnsley
                  
Fifth Round
Tue Dec 2 Liverpool 3 - 1 Birmingham City
Wed Dec 3 Manchester City 2 - 1 West Bromwich Albion
Tue Dec 2 Watford 2 - 2 Coventry City
Tue Dec 9 Coventry City 5 - 0

Watford

Tue Dec 2 West Ham United 1 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur
Semi-Finals (home and away legs)
Tue Jan 27 Coventry City 3 - 2 West Ham United
Tue Feb 10 West Ham United 2 - 0 Coventry City
West Ham United won 4-3 on aggregate.
Wed Jan 14 Manchester City 0 - 1 Liverpool
Tue Feb 10 Liverpool 1 - 1 Manchester City
Liverpool won 2-1 on aggregate
Final (at Wembley Stadium, London)
Sat Mar 14 Liverpool  1 - 1 West Ham United
Final Replay  (at Villa Park, Aston Villa FC)
Wed Apr 1 Liverpool 2 - 1 West Ham United

 


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