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The 1965–66 Football League Cup was the sixth season of the Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The competition ended with the two-legged final on 9 and 23 March 1966.

Match dates and results were initially drawn from Soccerbase,[1] and they were later checked against Rothmans Football Yearbook 1970–71.[2]

1965–66 Football League Cup
CountryEngland &  Wales
Teams83
Defending championsChelsea
ChampionsWest Bromwich Albion
Runners-upWest Ham United

Contents

First roundEdit

TiesEdit

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Barrow 1–1 Rochdale 1 September 1965
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 0–0 Aldershot 1 September 1965
Bradford Park Avenue 1–0 Halifax Town 1 September 1965
Colchester United 2–1 Exeter City 1 September 1965
Crewe Alexandra 2–0 Southport 1 September 1965
Doncaster Rovers 2–2 Barnsley 1 September 1965
Hartlepools United 1–0 Bradford City 1 September 1965
Luton Town 1–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 September 1965
Lincoln City 2–2 York City 1 September 1965
Newport County 2–2 Southend United 1 September 1965
Notts County 0–0 Chesterfield 1 September 1965
Oldham Athletic 3–2 Tranmere Rovers 1 September 1965
Oxford United 0–1 Millwall 1 September 1965
Port Vale 2–2 Reading 1 September 1965
Queens Park Rangers 1–1 Walsall 1 September 1965
Scunthorpe United 0–2 Darlington 1 September 1965
Shrewsbury Town 3–0 Torquay United 1 September 1965
Stockport County 2–3 Workington 1 September 1965
Wrexham 5–2 Chester 1 September 1965

ReplaysEdit

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aldershot 2–1 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 8 September 1965
Barnsley 1–2 Doncaster Rovers 7 September 1965
Brighton & Hove Albion 2–0 Luton Town 7 September 1965
Chesterfield 2–1 Notts County 8 September 1965
Reading 1–0[3] Port Vale 8 September 1965
Rochdale 3–1 Barrow 8 September 1965
Southend United 3–1 Newport County 6 September 1965
Walsall 3–2 Queens Park Rangers 7 September 1965
York City 4–2 Lincoln City 7 September 1965

Second roundEdit

TiesEdit

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Blackburn Rovers 0–1 Northampton Town 21 September 1965
Blackpool 5–2 Gillingham 22 September 1965
Bolton Wanderers 3–0 Aldershot 22 September 1965
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–2 Ipswich Town 21 September 1965
Bristol Rovers 3–3 West Ham United 21 September 1965
Bury 0–2 Huddersfield Town 21 September 1965
Charlton Athletic 4–1 Carlisle United 21 September 1965
Chesterfield 3–0 Bradford Park Avenue 22 September 1965
Colchester United 2–4 Middlesbrough 22 September 1965
Crewe Alexandra 1–1 Cardiff City 22 September 1965
Crystal Palace 0–1 Grimsby Town 22 September 1965
Darlington 2–1 Swindon Town 22 September 1965
Doncaster Rovers 0–4 Burnley 22 September 1965
Hull City 2–2 Derby County 22 September 1965
Leeds United 4–2 Hartlepool United 22 September 1965
Leyton Orient 0–3 Coventry City 22 September 1965
Manchester City 3–1 Leicester City 22 September 1965
Mansfield Town 2–1 Birmingham City 22 September 1965
Millwall 4–1 York City 22 September 1965
Newcastle United 3–4 Peterborough United 22 September 1965
Oldham Athletic 1–2 Portsmouth 22 September 1965
Preston North End 1–0 Plymouth Argyle 22 September 1965
Reading 5–1 Southend United 22 September 1965
Rotherham United 2–0 Watford 22 September 1965
Shrewsbury Town 1–0 Bristol City 22 September 1965
Southampton 3–0 Rochdale 22 September 1965
Stoke City 2–1 Norwich City 22 September 1965
Sunderland 2–1 Sheffield United 22 September 1965
Swansea Town 2–3 Aston Villa 21 September 1965
West Bromwich Albion 3–1 Walsall 22 September 1965
Workington 0–0 Brentford 22 September 1965
Wrexham 1–2 Fulham 22 September 1965

ReplaysEdit

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Brentford 1–2 Workington 30 September 1965
Cardiff City 3–0 Crewe Alexandra 29 September 1965
Derby County 4–3 Hull City 29 September 1965
West Ham United 3–2 Bristol Rovers 29 September 1965

Third roundEdit

TiesEdit

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Blackpool 1–2 Darlington 13 October 1965
Burnley 3–2 Southampton 13 October 1965
Cardiff City 2–0 Portsmouth 13 October 1965
Chesterfield 2–2 Stoke City 13 October 1965
Derby County 1–1 Reading 13 October 1965
Fulham 5–0 Northampton Town 13 October 1965
Grimsby Town 4–2 Bolton Wanderers 13 October 1965
Huddersfield Town 0–1 Preston North End 13 October 1965
Leeds United 2–4 West Bromwich Albion 13 October 1965
Manchester City 2–3 Coventry City 13 October 1965
Millwall 0–0 Middlesbrough 13 October 1965
Peterborough United 4–3 Charlton Athletic 13 October 1965
Shrewsbury Town 2–5 Rotherham United 13 October 1965
Sunderland 1–2 Aston Villa 13 October 1965
West Ham United 4–0 Mansfield Town 13 October 1965
Workington 1–1 Ipswich Town 13 October 1965

ReplaysEdit

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Ipswich Town 3–1 Workington 20 October 1965
Millwall 3–1[3] Middlesbrough 18 October 1965
Reading 2–0 Derby County 20 October 1965
Stoke City 2–1 Chesterfield 20 October 1965

Fourth roundEdit

TiesEdit

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Cardiff City 5–1 Reading 3 November 1965
Coventry City 1–1 West Bromwich Albion 3 November 1965
Fulham 1–1 Aston Villa 3 November 1965
Grimsby Town 4–0 Preston North End 3 November 1965
Ipswich Town 2–0 Darlington 3 November 1965
Millwall 1–4 Peterborough United 3 November 1965
Rotherham United 1–2 West Ham United 3 November 1965
Stoke City 0–0 Burnley 3 November 1965

ReplaysEdit

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aston Villa 2–0 Fulham 8 November 1965
Burnley 2–1[3] Stoke City 9 November 1965
West Bromwich Albion 6–1 Coventry City 10 November 1965

Fifth RoundEdit

TiesEdit

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Cardiff City 2–1 Ipswich Town 17 November 1965
Grimsby Town 2–2 West Ham United 17 November 1965
Peterborough United 4–0 Burnley 17 November 1965
West Bromwich Albion 3–1 Aston Villa 17 November 1965

ReplaysEdit

Home Team Score Away Team Date
West Ham United 1–0 Grimsby Town 15 December 1965

SemifinalsEdit

First LegEdit

Home Team Score Away Team Date
West Bromwich Albion 2–1 Peterborough United 1 December 1965
West Ham United 5–2 Cardiff City 20 December 1965

Second LegEdit

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Cardiff City 1–5 West Ham United 2 February 1966 3–10
Peterborough United 2–4 West Bromwich Albion 15 December 1965 3–6

FinalEdit

West Ham United2 – 1 (0–0)West Bromwich Albion
Byrne  
Moore  
Summary   Astle
Attendance: 28,341
Referee: D. Smith

West Ham United: Standen, Burnett, Burkett, Peters, Brown, Moore, Brabrook, Boyce, Byrne, Hurst, Dear

West Bromwich Albion: Potter, Cram, Fairfax, Fraser, Campbell, Williams, Brown, Astle, Kaye, Lovett, Clark

West Bromwich Albion4–1 (0–0)West Ham United
Brown  
Clark  
Kaye  
Williams  
Summary   Peters
The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
Attendance: 31,925
Referee: J Mitchell

West Bromwich Albion: Potter, Cram, Fairfax, Fraser, Campbell, Williams, Brown, Astle, Kaye, Hope, Clark

West Ham United: Standen, Burnett, Peters, Bovington, Brown, Moore, Brabrook, Boyce, Byrne, Hurst, Sissons


West Bromwich Albion win 5–3 on aggregate.

ReferencesEdit

GeneralEdit

  • "English League Cup 1965/1966". Soccerbase. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  • "England League Cup Full Results 1960–1996". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  • "English League Cup 1965–1966 : Results". Statto. Archived from the original on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012.

SpecificEdit

  1. ^ "Results". Archived from the original on 13 March 2010. Retrieved 20 March 2010.
  2. ^ Rothmans Football Yearbook 1970–71, p. 609.
  3. ^ a b c After Extra Time