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The 1997 Football League Cup Final was played between Middlesbrough and Leicester City. The first game at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, 6 April 1997 ended in a 1–1 draw after extra time. Fabrizio Ravanelli opened the scoring only for Leicester's Emile Heskey to equalise in the last minute of extra time. Leicester won the replay, and their second League Cup, in the game played at Hillsborough Stadium on 16 April 1997 with another extra-time goal, this time from Steve Claridge.[1]

1997 Football League Cup Final
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Match programme cover
Event1996–97 Football League Cup
After extra time
Date6 April 1997 (1997-04-06)
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchSteve Walsh
(Leicester City)
RefereeMartin Bodenham
Attendance76,757
Replay
After extra time
Date16 April 1997 (1997-04-16)
VenueHillsborough Stadium, Sheffield
Man of the MatchSteve Walsh
(Leicester City)
RefereeMartin Bodenham
Attendance39,428
1996
1998

This was the last year that the Football League Cup Final was decided by a replay.[2]

Contents

Road to WembleyEdit

Leicester CityEdit

Round 2, 1st leg: Scarborough 0–2 Leicester City

Round 2, 2nd leg: Leicester City 2–1 Scarborough

Round 3: York City 0–2 Leicester City

Round 4: Leicester City 2–0 Manchester United

Quarter-final: Ipswich Town 0–1 Leicester City

Semi-final, 1st leg: Leicester City 0–0 Wimbledon

Semi-final, 2nd leg: Wimbledon 1–1 Leicester City (on away goals)

MiddlesbroughEdit

Round 2, 1st leg: Middlesbrough 7–0 Hereford United

Round 2, 2nd leg: Hereford United 0–3 Middlesbrough

Round 3: Middlesbrough 5–1 Huddersfield Town

Round 4: Middlesbrough 3–1 Newcastle United

Quarter-final: Middlesbrough 2–1 Liverpool

Semi-final, 1st leg: Stockport County 0–2 Middlesbrough

Semi-final, 2nd leg: Middlesbrough 0–1 Stockport County

Match detailsEdit

Leicester City1–1
(a.e.t.)
Middlesbrough
Heskey   118' Report Ravanelli   95'
Attendance: 76,757
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leicester City
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Middlesbrough
GK 13   Kasey Keller
DF 2   Simon Grayson
DF 3   Mike Whitlow   105'
DF 5   Steve Walsh (c)
DF 15   Pontus Kåmark  
DF 17   Spencer Prior  
MF 6   Muzzy Izzet   108'
MF 7   Neil Lennon
MF 10   Garry Parker
FW 9   Steve Claridge
FW 11   Emile Heskey  
Substitutes:
GK 1   Kevin Poole
MF 8   Scott Taylor   108'
FW 12   Mark Robins   105'
Manager:
  Martin O'Neill
GK 19   Mark Schwarzer
DF 2   Neil Cox  
DF 14   Curtis Fleming
DF 5   Nigel Pearson (c)
DF 18   Gianluca Festa
MF 21   Craig Hignett
MF 8   Robbie Mustoe
MF 10   Juninho  
MF 6   Emerson
FW 9   Mikkel Beck  
FW 11   Fabrizio Ravanelli
Substitutes:
DF 4   Steve Vickers
DF 17   Clayton Blackmore
MF 12   Alan Moore
Manager:
  Bryan Robson

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary
  • Replay if scores still level
  • Three named substitutes
  • Maximum of three substitutions

ReplayEdit

Leicester City1–0
(a.e.t.)
Middlesbrough
Claridge   100' Report
Attendance: 39,428
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leicester
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Middlesbrough
GK 13   Kasey Keller
RWB 2   Simon Grayson
CB 3   Mike Whitlow   109'
CB 5   Steve Walsh (c)
CB 17   Spencer Prior  
LWB 15   Pontus Kåmark
CM 6   Muzzy Izzet  
CM 7   Neil Lennon  
CM 10   Garry Parker
CF 9   Steve Claridge   117'
CF 11   Emile Heskey  
Substitutes:
GK 1   Kevin Poole
DF 21   Jamie Lawrence   109'
FW 12   Mark Robins   117'
Manager:
  Martin O'Neill
GK 25   Ben Roberts
RB 2   Neil Cox     105'
CB 5   Nigel Pearson (c)
CB 18   Gianluca Festa   76'
LB 7   Vladimir Kinder  
CM 17   Clayton Blackmore
CM 6   Emerson
CM 8   Robbie Mustoe
AM 10   Juninho  
CF 21   Craig Hignett   105'
CF 11   Fabrizio Ravanelli
Substitutes:
DF 4   Steve Vickers   76'
MF 12   Alan Moore   105'
FW 9   Mikkel Beck   105'
Manager:
  Bryan Robson

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary
  • Penalty shootout if scores still level
  • Three named substitutes
  • Maximum of three substitutions

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Coca Cola Cup 1996/97". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  2. ^ "The Football League Cup". soccer.mistral.co.uk. Retrieved 8 December 2016.

External linksEdit