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2000 Football League Cup Final

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Date  27 February 2000
Attendance  74,313
Man of the match  Matt Elliott
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Venue  Wembley Stadium, London
Location  Wembley Stadium, United Kingdom
Referee  Alan Wilkie (Durham County Football Association)
Event  1999–2000 Football League Cup
Similar  1997 Football League C, 2001 Football League C, 1999 Football League C, 1998 Football League C, 2004 Football League C

The 2000 Football League Cup Final was played between Leicester City, in their third final appearance in four years, and First Division side Tranmere Rovers at the Wembley Stadium on 27 February 2000. Leicester became the last team to win the League Cup at the original Wembley Stadium.

Match summary

Scott Taylor's successful tackle on Robbie Savage forced the ball out for a corner, and Matt Elliott headed home Leicester's first goal courtesy of a Steve Guppy cross.

Leicester came close to scoring a second goal in the 60th minute when Emile Heskey passed the ball to an unmarked Muzzy Izzet in the penalty box, who hesitated and his shot flew wide of the goal.

Referee Alan Wilkie later suffered an injury in the right leg in the 62nd minute, and was stretchered off. Phil Richards, the fourth official, was brought on to replace him.

Clint Hill picked up his second booking and was sent off after a foul on Heskey in the 63rd minute. Several Tranmere players protested but the decision stood.

Tranmere, down to 10 men, rallied and their persistence paid off when they equalised in the 77th minute when a fine header found its way to an unmarked David Kelly who, after narrowly escaping Matt Elliott's attempted tackle, clipped the ball past goalkeeper Tim Flowers. Yet, just three minutes later, Elliott scored another towering header from another Guppy corner kick, and the League Cup went to Leicester.

References

2000 Football League Cup Final Wikipedia


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