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The 1973 Football League Cup Final was held on 3 March 1973 and was won by Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs beat Norwich City 1–0 at the old Wembely

1973 Football League Cup Final
1973 Football League Cup Final.JPG
Match programme cover
Event1972–73 Football League Cup
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeDavid Smith (Stonehouse)




The only goal of the game was scored by substitute Ralph Coates in the 72nd minute with a low right foot shot to the left corner of the net from just outside the penalty area.[1]


Tottenham Hotspur1–0Norwich City
Coates   72'
Attendance: 100,000
Tottenham Hotspur
Norwich City
1   Pat Jennings
2   Joe Kinnear
3   Cyril Knowles
4   John Pratt   25'
5   Mike England
6   Phil Beal
7   Alan Gilzean
8   Steve Perryman
9   Martin Chivers
10   Martin Peters (c)
11   Jimmy Pearce
12   Ralph Coates   25'
  Bill Nicholson
1   Kevin Keelan
2   Clive Payne
3   Geoff Butler
4   Dave Stringer
5   Duncan Forbes (c)  
6   Max Briggs
7   Doug Livermore
8   Jim Blair   82'
9   David Cross
10   Graham Paddon
11   Terry Anderson
12   Trevor Howard   82'
  Ron Saunders

Road to WembleyEdit

Home teams listed first.

Tottenham HotspurEdit

Round 2: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Huddersfield Town

Round 3: Middlesbrough 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Replay Tottenham Hotspur 0–0(a.e.t.) Middlesbrough
2nd Replay Tottenham Hotspur 2–1(a.e.t.) Middlesbrough

Round 4: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Millwall

Quarter final: Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Replay Tottenham 3–1 Liverpool

Semi final, 1st leg: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–2 Tottenham Hotspur

Semi final, 2nd leg: Tottenham Hotspur 2–2(a.e.t.) Wolverhampton Wanderers

Tottenham won 4–3 on aggregate

Norwich CityEdit

Round 2: Norwich City 2–1 Leicester City

Round 3: Hull City 1–2 Norwich City

Round 4: Stockport County 1-5 Norwich City

Quarter final: Arsenal 0–3 Norwich City

Semi final, 1st leg: Chelsea 0–2 Norwich City

Semi final, 2nd leg: Norwich City 1–0 Chelsea

Norwich City won 3–0[2] on aggregate


  1. ^ "Ralph Coates obituary". Guardian. 28 December 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  2. ^ The first attempt to play the second leg of the semi-final was abandoned due to heavy fog at Carrow Road. Norwich were leading 3-2 on the night, 5–2 on aggregate at the time.

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