1973 Football League Cup Final

The 1973 Football League Cup Final was held on 3 March 1973 and was won by Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs beat Norwich City 1–0 at the old Wembely

1973 Football League Cup Final
1973 Football League Cup Final
Match programme cover
Event1972–73 Football League Cup
Tottenham Hotspur Norwich City
1 0
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeDavid Smith (Stonehouse)



The only goal of the game was scored by substitute Ralph Coates in the 72nd minute with a low right foot shot to the left corner of the net from just outside the penalty area.[1]


Tottenham Hotspur1–0Norwich City
Coates Goal 72'
Tottenham Hotspur
Norwich City
1 Northern Ireland Pat Jennings
2 Republic of Ireland Joe Kinnear
3 England Cyril Knowles
4 England John Pratt Substituted off 25'
5 Wales Mike England
6 England Phil Beal
7 Scotland Alan Gilzean
8 England Steve Perryman
9 England Martin Chivers
10 England Martin Peters (c)
11 England Jimmy Pearce
12 England Ralph Coates Substituted in 25'
England Bill Nicholson
1 England Kevin Keelan
2 England Clive Payne
3 England Geoff Butler
4 England Dave Stringer
5 Scotland Duncan Forbes (c) Yellow card
6 England Max Briggs
7 England Doug Livermore
8 Scotland Jim Blair Substituted off 82'
9 England David Cross
10 England Graham Paddon
11 England Terry Anderson
12 England Trevor Howard Substituted in 82'
England Ron Saunders

Road to Wembley

Home teams listed first.

Tottenham Hotspur

Round 2: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Huddersfield Town

Round 3: Middlesbrough 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Replay Tottenham Hotspur 0–0(a.e.t.) Middlesbrough
2nd Replay Tottenham Hotspur 2–1(a.e.t.) Middlesbrough

Round 4: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Millwall

Quarter final: Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Replay Tottenham 3–1 Liverpool

Semi final, 1st leg: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–2 Tottenham Hotspur

Semi final, 2nd leg: Tottenham Hotspur 2–2(a.e.t.) Wolverhampton Wanderers

Tottenham won 4–3 on aggregate

Norwich City

Round 2: Norwich City 2–1 Leicester City

Round 3: Hull City 1–2 Norwich City

Round 4: Stockport County 1-5 Norwich City

Quarter final: Arsenal 0–3 Norwich City

Semi final, 1st leg: Chelsea 0–2 Norwich City

Semi final, 2nd leg: Norwich City 1–0 Chelsea

Norwich City won 3–0[2] on aggregate


  1. ^ "Ralph Coates obituary". Guardian. 28 December 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  2. ^ The first attempt to play the second leg of the semi-final was abandoned due to heavy fog at Carrow Road. Norwich were leading 3-2 on the night, 5–2 on aggregate at the time.

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