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The 2004–05 Football League Cup (known as the Carling Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 45th staging of the Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The competition name reflects a sponsorship deal with lager brand Carling.

2004–05 Football League Cup
Carling Cup, League Cup
Country England
 Wales
Teams92
ChampionsChelsea (3rd title)
Runners-upLiverpool
Matches played93
Top goal scorer(s)Jermain Defoe
(5 goals)

The competition began in August 2004 and ended with the final on 25 February 2005. The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff hosted the final match, as it had done since 2001, with the new Wembley Stadium still not complete.

The winners were Chelsea, beating Liverpool in the final 3–2 after extra-time thanks to goals from Didier Drogba and Mateja Kežman in extra-time after the match finished 1–1.

Contents

First roundEdit

Tie no Home team Score1 Away team Date
1 Mansfield Town 0–4 Preston North End 21 September 2004
2 Boston United 3–3 Luton Town 7 September 2004
Boston United win 4–3 after extra time
3 Bradford City 1–1 Notts County 25 August 2004
Notts County win 2–1 after extra time
4 Coventry City 4–1 Torquay United 25 August 2004
5 Nottingham Forest 2–0 Scunthorpe United 25 August 2004
6 Oxford United 0–2 Reading 25 August 2004
7 Sheffield Wednesday 1–0 Walsall 25 August 2004
8 Brighton & Hove Albion 1–2 Bristol Rovers 24 August 2004
9 Bury 2–3 Burnley 24 August 2004
10 Colchester United 2–1 Cheltenham Town 24 August 2004
11 Crewe Alexandra 4–1 Blackpool 24 August 2004
12 Darlington 0–2 Barnsley 24 August 2004
13 Doncaster Rovers 3–1 Port Vale 24 August 2004
14 Gillingham 1–2 Northampton Town 24 August 2004
15 Grimsby Town 1–0 Wigan Athletic 24 August 2004
16 Hartlepool United 2–1 Macclesfield Town 24 August 2004
17 Hull City 2–2 Wrexham 24 August 2004
2–2 after extra time — Wrexham win 3 – 1 on penalties
18 Ipswich Town 2–0 Brentford 24 August 2004
19 Kidderminster Harriers 1–1 Cardiff City 24 August 2004
1–1 after extra time — Cardiff City win 5–4 on penalties
20 Leeds United 1–0 Huddersfield Town 24 August 2004
21 Leyton Orient 1–3 AFC Bournemouth 24 August 2004
22 Lincoln City 3–1 Derby County 24 August 2004
23 Oldham Athletic 2–1 Stoke City 24 August 2004
24 Peterborough United 0–3 Milton Keynes Dons 24 August 2004
25 Queens Park Rangers 3–0 Swansea City 24 August 2004
26 Rotherham United 2–1 Chesterfield 24 August 2004
27 Rushden & Diamonds 0–1 Swindon Town 24 August 2004
28 Sheffield United 1–1 Stockport County 24 August 2004
Sheffield United win 4–1 after extra time
29 Sunderland 3–0 Chester City 24 August 2004
30 Tranmere Rovers 2–1 Shrewsbury Town 24 August 2004
31 Watford 1–0 Cambridge United 24 August 2004
32 West Ham United 2–0 Southend United 23 August 2004
33 Wycombe Wanderers 0–1 Bristol City 24 August 2004
34 Yeovil Town 2–2 Plymouth Argyle 24 August 2004
Yeovil win 3–2 after extra time
35 Rochdale 2–4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 23 August 2004

Second roundEdit

Tie no Home team Score1 Away team Date
1 Leicester City 2–2 Preston North End 4 October 2004
Preston win 2–3 after extra time
2 Aston Villa 3–1 Queens Park Rangers 22 September 2004
3 Blackburn Rovers 2–2 AFC Bournemouth 22 September 2004
3–3 after extra time — Bournemouth win 7 – 6 on penalties
4 Boston United 1–4 Fulham 22 September 2004
5 Bristol City 2–2 Everton 22 September 2004
2–2 after extra time — Everton win 4–3 on penalties
6 Coventry City 1–0 Sheffield Wednesday 22 September 2004
7 Northampton Town 0–3 Southampton 22 September 2004
8 Nottingham Forest 1–1 Rotherham United 22 September 2004
Nottingham Forest win 2–1 after extra time
9 Oldham Athletic 0–6 Tottenham Hotspur 22 September 2004
10 Birmingham City 3–1 Lincoln City 21 September 2004
11 Burnley 1–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 September 2004
1–1 after extra time — Burnley win 4–2 on penalties
12 Crystal Palace 1–1 Hartlepool United 21 September 2004
Crystal Palace win 2–1 after extra time
13 Colchester United 1–1 West Bromwich Albion 21 September 2004
Colchester United win 2–1 after extra time
14 Crewe Alexandra 2–2 Sunderland 21 September 2004
3–3 after extra time — Crewe Alexandra win 4–2 on penalties
15 Doncaster Rovers 2–0 Ipswich Town 21 September 2004
16 Grimsby Town 0–2 Charlton Athletic 21 September 2004
17 Leeds United 1–0 Swindon Town 21 September 2004
18 Milton Keynes Dons 1–4 Cardiff City 21 September 2004
19 Manchester City 7–1 Barnsley 21 September 2004
20 Norwich City 1–0 Bristol Rovers 21 September 2004
21 Reading 0–3 Watford 21 September 2004
22 Tranmere Rovers 0–1 Portsmouth 21 September 2004
23 West Ham 3–2 Notts County 21 September 2004
24 Wrexham 2–3 Sheffield United 21 September 2004
25 Yeovil Town 0–2 Bolton Wanderers 21 September 2004

Third roundEdit

Tie no Home team Score1 Away team Date
1 Birmingham City 0–1 Fulham 27 October 2004
2 Bolton Wanderers 2–2 Tottenham Hotspur 27 October 2004
Tottenham Hotspur win 4–3 after extra time
3 Charlton Athletic 1–2 Crystal Palace 27 October 2004
4 Chelsea 1–0 West Ham 27 October 2004
5 Everton 2–0 Preston 27 October 2004
6 Manchester City 1–2 Arsenal 27 October 2004
7 Middlesbrough 3–0 Coventry City 27 October 2004
8 Newcastle United 2–1 Norwich City 27 October 2004
9 Southampton 3–2 Colchester United 27 October 2004
10 AFC Bournemouth 2–2 Cardiff City 26 October 2004
3–3 after extra time — Cardiff City win 5 – 4 on penalties
11 Burnley 3–1 Aston Villa 26 October 2004
12 Crewe Alexandra 0–3 Manchester United 26 October 2004
13 Doncaster Rovers 0–2 Nottingham Forest 26 October 2004
14 Millwall 0–3 Liverpool 26 October 2004
15 Portsmouth 2–1 Leeds United 26 October 2004
16 Sheffield United 0–0 Watford 26 October 2004
0–0 after extra time — Watford win 4 – 2 on penalties

Fourth roundEdit

Liverpool2–0Middlesbrough
Mellor   83'89'
Attendance: 28,176
Referee: Howard Webb

Manchester United2–0Crystal Palace
Saha   22'
Richardson   39'
Attendance: 48,891
Referee: Steve Dunn

Newcastle United0–2 (a.e.t.)Chelsea
Guðjohnsen   100'
Robben   112'
Attendance: 38,055
Referee: Steve Bennett

Nottingham Forest2–4 (a.e.t.)Fulham
King   71'
Reid  104'
Radzinski   86'93'
McBride   101'
Cole   119'
Attendance: 9,252
Referee: Mike Riley

Arsenal3–1Everton
Owusu-Abeyie   25'
Lupoli   52'85'
Gravesen   8'
Attendance: 27,791
Referee: Alan Wiley

Burnley0–3Tottenham Hotspur
Keane   31'52'
Defoe   58'
Attendance: 10,639
Referee: Graham Poll

Cardiff City0–2Portsmouth
Yakubu   47'55' (pen.)
Attendance: 13,555
Referee: Graham Laws

Watford5–2Southampton
Dyer   39'
Chambers   52'62'
Helguson   66'
Bouazza   84'
Blackstock   84'
Ormerod   88'
Attendance: 13,008
Referee: Barry Knight

Quarter-finalsEdit

Manchester United1–0Arsenal
Bellion   1'
Attendance: 67,103
Referee: Mark Halsey

Tottenham Hotspur1–1 (a.e.t.)
3–4p
Liverpool
Defoe   108' Report Sinama Pongolle   117' (pen.)
Attendance: 36,100
Referee: Neale Barry

Fulham1–2Chelsea
McBride   74' Report Duff   55'
Lampard   88'
Attendance: 14,531
Referee: Steve Dunn

Watford3 – 0Portsmouth
Helguson   24'57'
Dyer   61'
Report
Attendance: 18,877

Semi-finalsEdit

First legEdit

Chelsea0–0Manchester United
Attendance: 41,492
Referee: Neale Barry

Liverpool1–0Watford
Gerrard   56'
Attendance: 35,739
Referee: Steve Dunn

Second legEdit

Manchester United1–2Chelsea
Giggs   67' Lampard   29'
Duff   85'
Attendance: 67,000
Referee: Rob Styles

Chelsea win 2–1 on aggregate.


Watford0–1Liverpool
Gerrard   77'
Attendance: 19,797
Referee: Mike Riley

Liverpool win 2–0 on aggregate

FinalEdit

Liverpool2–3Chelsea
Riise   1'
Núñez   113'
Gerrard   79' (o.g.)
Drogba   107'
Kežman   112'
Attendance: 78,000
Referee: Steve Bennett (Kent)

See alsoEdit

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