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1961 Football League Cup Final

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Attendance  12,226
Champion  Aston Villa F.C.
Attendance  31,302
Start date  August 22, 1961
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Event  1960–61 Football League Cup
Venues  Rotherham, Birmingham, Millmoor, Villa Park
Similar  1975 Football League C, 1996 Football League C, 1980 Football League C, 1971 Football League C, 1986 Football League C

The 1961 Football League Cup Final was the inaugural League Cup final. It was contested by Rotherham United and Aston Villa over two legs. Aston Villa won 3–2 on aggregate.

Due to fixture congestion, the second leg was not played until after the start of the 1961–2 season. As a result, Villa began their defence of the trophy just eight days after winning it. Though all League clubs were eligible to participate, Arsenal, Sheffield Wednesday, West Bromwich Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur, did not enter. The prize money for winning the competition was £750. The two clubs would not play each other again until they met in the same competition in August 2013. Both clubs received first round byes.

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1961 Football League Cup Final Wikipedia


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