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1999–2000 Football League Trophy

The 1999–2000 Football League Trophy, known as the Auto Windscreens Shield for sponsorship reasons, was the 17th staging of the Football League Trophy, a knock-out competition for English football clubs in Second and Third Division. The winners were Stoke City who beat Bristol City 2–1 in the final.

1999–2000 Football League Trophy
Auto Windscreens Shield
Country England
Defending championsWigan Athletic
ChampionsStoke City
Runners-upBristol City
Matches played49

The competition began on 7 December 1999 and ended with the final on 16 April 2000 at the Wembley Stadium.

In the first round, there were two sections: North and South. In the following rounds each section gradually eliminates teams in knock-out fashion until each has a winning finalist. At this point, the two winning finalists face each other in the combined final to determine the winners of the Football League Trophy.


First roundEdit

Second roundEdit

Quarter FinalEdit

Semi FinalEdit

Area finalsEdit

Northern Area finalEdit

Rochdale1 – 3Stoke City
Holt   86' Hansson   4'
Thorne   21',   27'
Attendance: 4,241
Stoke City1 – 0Rochdale
Thorne   86'

Stoke City beat Rochdale 4–1 on aggregate.

Southern Area finalEdit

Bristol City4 – 0Exeter City
Thorpe   4'
Beadle   63'
Murray   68'
Burnell   75'
Attendance: 12,742
Exeter City1 – 1Bristol City
Speakman   30' Beadle   65'
Attendance: 2,929

Bristol City beat Exeter City 5–1 on aggregate.


Bristol City1 – 2Stoke City
Holland   74' Match Report Kavanagh   32'
Thorne   82'
Attendance: 75,057
Referee: K.M.Lynch
Bristol City
Stoke City
GK 2   Billy Mercer
DF 6   Louis Carey   87'
DF 27   Andy Jordan
DF 46   Keith Millen
DF 3   Michael Bell
MF 17   Aaron Brown   68'
MF 26   Scott Murray  
MF 10   Paul Holland
MF 11   Brian Tinnion
FW 20   Peter Beadle
FW 21   Tony Thorpe
GK 15   Steve Phillips
DF 43   Kevin Amankwaah   87'
DF 32   Matt Hill
MF 33   Joe Burnell
FW 34   Damian Spencer   68'
  David Burnside
GK 1   Gavin Ward
DF 5   Nicky Mohan
DF 15   Mikael Hansson
DF 22   Clive Clarke
MF 2   Brynjar Gunnarsson
MF 8   Graham Kavanagh
MF 17   James O'Connor  
MF 25   Bjarni Guðjónsson
MF 36   Arnar Gunnlaugsson     62'
FW 9   Peter Thorne
FW 12   Kyle Lightbourne   89'
GK 14   Carl Muggleton
DF 32   Anders Jacobsen
DF 34   Richard Dryden   62'
MF 35   Steve Melton
FW 31   Chris Iwelumo   89'
  Guðjón Þórðarson


  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Golden goal in extra time
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions.

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