1999 Football League Cup Final

The 1999 Football League Cup Final was played between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City, at Wembley on Sunday, 21 March 1999.

1999 Football League Cup Final
Match programme cover
Event1998–99 Football League Cup
Date21 March 1999
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchAllan Nielsen (Tottenham Hotspur)[1]
RefereeTerry Heilbron (County Durham)

Tottenham won the game, and their third League Cup, with an injury-time diving header from Allan Nielsen after a cross from the right from Steffen Iversen had been blocked by goalkeeper Kasey Keller.[2] Justin Edinburgh became the last ever player to be sent off at the old Wembley, after angrily waving his arm towards Robbie Savage following a particularly tough Savage challenge. In the last few minutes of the game, Ramon Vega made a last-ditch sliding tackle to deny Emile Heskey a goal for Leicester, after Ian Walker rushed off his line, and Allan Nielsen scored a diving header.[3][4]

Road to WembleyEdit

Leicester CityEdit

Round 2, 1st leg: Leicester City 3–0 Chesterfield

Round 2, 2nd leg: Chesterfield 1–3 Leicester City

Round 3: Charlton Athletic 1–2 Leicester City

Round 4: Leicester City 2–1 Leeds United

Quarter-final: Leicester City 1–0 Blackburn Rovers

Semi-final, 1st leg: Sunderland 1–2 Leicester City

Semi-final, 2nd leg: Leicester City 1–1 Sunderland

Tottenham HotspurEdit

Round 2, 1st leg: Brentford 2–3 Tottenham Hotspur

Round 2, 2nd leg: Tottenham Hotspur 3–2 Brentford

Round 3: Northampton Town 1–3 Tottenham Hotspur

Round 4: Liverpool 1–3 Tottenham Hotspur

Quarter-final: Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 Manchester United

Semi-final, 1st leg: Tottenham Hotspur 0–0 Wimbledon

Semi-final, 2nd leg: Wimbledon 0–1 Tottenham Hotspur



Leicester City0–1Tottenham Hotspur
Report Nielsen   90'
Wembley, London
Attendance: 77,892
Leicester City
Tottenham Hotspur
GK 1   Kasey Keller
CB 18   Matt Elliott  
CB 5   Steve Walsh (c)
CB 4   Gerry Taggart
RWB 19   Robert Ullathorne
LWB 11   Steve Guppy
CM 7   Neil Lennon
CM 6   Muzzy Izzet
CM 14   Robbie Savage     90'
CF 27   Tony Cottee
CF 9   Emile Heskey   74'
GK 22   Pegguy Arphexad
DF 15   Pontus Kåmark
MF 16   Stuart Campbell
MF 37   Theodoros Zagorakis   90'
FW 20   Ian Marshall   74'
  Martin O'Neill
GK 1   Ian Walker
RB 2   Stephen Carr
CB 23   Sol Campbell (c)
CB 15   Ramon Vega  
LB 12   Justin Edinburgh   63'
RM 9   Darren Anderton
CM 4   Steffen Freund
CM 6   Allan Nielsen
LM 14   David Ginola   90'
CF 10   Les Ferdinand
CF 18   Steffen Iversen
GK 13   Espen Baardsen
DF 32   Luke Young
MF 20   José Dominguez
MF 22   Andy Sinton   90'
FW 11   Chris Armstrong
  George Graham


  1. ^ "Leicester 0 Spurs 1". tottenham-spur.blogspot. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Leicester 0 Spurs 1". hotspurhq.com. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Leicester 0 Spurs 1". Spursodyssey. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  4. ^ "1999 League Cup Final". lcfc.com. Retrieved 7 October 2014.

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