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1983 Football League Cup Final
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After extra time
Event1982–83 Football League Cup
Date26 March 1983
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeGeorge Courtney (County Durham)
Attendance99,304
1982
1984

The 1983 Football League Cup Final was a football match held on 26 March 1983 between League Cup holders Liverpool and Manchester United, who won the FA Cup later that year. Liverpool won the match 2–1; Norman Whiteside scored the opener for Manchester United, before Alan Kennedy equalised with 15 minutes to go. The winner was scored in the eighth minute of extra-time by Ronnie Whelan.

Had Manchester United won the League Cup as well as the FA Cup that year, they would have become the first team ever to have won the two competitions in the same season. Instead, Liverpool won their third successive League Cup, and the second of three successive League and League Cup Doubles.

The match was played at Wembley Stadium in front of approximately 100,000 spectators.

Liverpool manager Bob Paisley collected the trophy, as it was his last major final in charge of Liverpool.

Match details

26 March 1983
15:00
Liverpool 2–1 Manchester United Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 99,304
Referee: George Courtney (County Durham)
Kennedy Goal 75'
Whelan Goal 98'
Report Whiteside Goal 12'
Liverpool
Manchester United
GK 1 Flag of Zimbabwe Bruce Grobbelaar
RB 2 Flag of England Phil Neal
LB 3 Flag of England Alan Kennedy
CB 4 Flag of Republic of Ireland Mark Lawrenson
LM 5 Flag of Republic of Ireland Ronnie Whelan
CB 6 Flag of Scotland Alan Hansen
CF 7 Flag of Scotland Kenny Dalglish
RM 8 Flag of England Sammy Lee
CF 9 Flag of Wales Ian Rush
CM 10 Flag of England Craig Johnston Substituted off in the 83rd minute 83'
CM 11 Flag of Scotland Graeme Souness (c)
Substitute:
FW 12 Flag of England David Fairclough Substituted on in the 83rd minute 83'
Manager:
Flag of England Bob Paisley
GK 1 Flag of England Gary Bailey
RB 2 Flag of England Mike Duxbury
LB 3 Flag of Scotland Arthur Albiston
CM 4 Flag of England Remi Moses
CB 5 Flag of Republic of Ireland Kevin Moran Substituted off in the 69th minute 69'
CB 6 Flag of Scotland Gordon McQueen
CM 7 Flag of England Ray Wilkins (c)
LM 8 Flag of Netherlands Arnold Mühren
CF 9 Flag of Republic of Ireland Frank Stapleton
CF 10 Flag of Northern Ireland Norman Whiteside
RM 11 Flag of England Steve Coppell
Substitute:
FW 12 Flag of Scotland Lou Macari Substituted on in the 69th minute 69'
Manager:
Flag of England Ron Atkinson

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.
  • One named substitute.
  • Maximum of one substitution.

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