1981 League Cup final programme

Liverpool won the 1981 League Cup Final, beating West Ham United 2-1 in a replay match on 1 April 1981 at Villa Park, having drawn the original match 1-1 on 14 March 1981. This was Liverpool's second League Cup final appearance, and their first triumph in the competition.

The original tie at Wembley was drawn 1-1 after going to extra time. Alan Kennedy's 118th minute goal looked to have won it for Liverpool, but a goal from Ray Stewart for West Ham United meant that the final would have to be replayed. Liverpool went behind early in the replay at Villa Park, but first half goals from Kenny Dalglish and Alan Hansen put Liverpool into the lead, which they hung on to, sealing their first League Cup win.


Original matchEdit

14 March 1981 Liverpool 1-1 (AET) West Ham United Wembley Stadium, London
Kennedy (118) Stewart (120)


1 April 1981 Liverpool 2-1 (AET) West Ham United Villa Park, Birmingham
Dalglish (25)
Hansen (28)
Goddard (5)


Original finalEdit

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See alsoEdit

Liverpool F.C. finals
FA Cup: 19141950196519711974197719861988198919921996200120062012

League Cup: 197819811982198319841987199520012003200520122016

European Cup: 1977197819811984198520052007

UEFA Cup: 1973197620012016

European Cup Winners Cup: 1966

UEFA Super Cup:19771978198420012005

Charity/Community Shield:192219641965196619711974197619771979198019821983198419861988198919901992200120022006

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