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1982 Football League Cup Final

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Champion  Liverpool F.C.
Attendance  100,000
Date  13 March 1982
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Venue  Wembley Stadium, London
Referee  Peter Willis (County Durham)
Event  1981–82 Football League Cup
Similar  1981 Football League C, 1983 Football League C, 1995 Football League C, 1973 Football League C, 2001 Football League C

The 1982 Football League Cup Final was a football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur on 13 March 1982 at Wembley Stadium. It was the final match of the 1981–82 Football League Cup, the 22nd staging of the Football League Cup, a football competition for the 92 teams in The Football League. Liverpool were the reigning champions and appearing in their third final. This was Tottenham's third final, they had won the previous two appearances in 1971 and 1973.

Both teams entered the competition in the second round. Liverpool's matches were generally comfortable victories, they beat Middlesbrough 4–1 in the third round, but two of their ties went to a replay. Tottenham's matches were close affairs, they only match they won by more than one goal was their 2–0 victory against Wrexham in the third round.

Watched by a crowd of 100,000, Tottenham opened the scoring in the 11th minute when striker Steve Archibald scored. Tottenham maintained their lead until the 87th minute, when midfielder Ronnie Whelan equalised for Liverpool. With the scored level after 90 minutes, the match went to extra time. Whelan scored again in the 111th minute to give Liverpool the lead and striker Ian Rush scored in the 119th minute to secure a 3–1 victory for Liverpool. It was their second League Cup victory and second in succession.

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1982 Football League Cup Final Wikipedia


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