1968 Football League Cup Final
|Event||1967–68 Football League Cup|
|Date||2 March 1968|
|Venue||Wembley Stadium, London|
|Referee||Les Hamer (Horwich)|
Leeds had been Inter-Cities Fairs Cup finalists the previous season, while Arsenal had been a mid-table side of late, and it was their first Wembley appearance since the 1952 FA Cup Final. For both clubs, it was their first League Cup Final. Leeds had conceded just three goals in six matches in their run-up to the final and their defence were on top again in a drab battle for the trophy against Arsenal. Terry Cooper scored the only goal of the game, hammering home a long range goal after 20 minutes. After that, Leeds shut up shop and a defensive performance saw them out for the rest of the match.
It was the first major trophy of Don Revie's reign at Elland Road and started the most successful period in the club's history. Arsenal reached the League Cup Final the following year, only to lose again (this time to Swindon Town), but went on to win both domestic and European trophies in the following seasons.
White shirts/White shorts and socks
(final score after 90 minutes)
Red shirts with White arms/White shorts/Red socks
|Manager: Don Revie
|Manager: Bertie Mee|
Road to Wembley
Home teams listed first.
Round 2: Leeds United 3–1 Luton Town
Round 3: Leeds United 3–0 Bury
Round 4: Sunderland 0–2 Leeds United
Round 5: Leeds United 2–0 Stoke City
Round 2: Coventry City 1–2 Arsenal
Round 3: Arsenal 1–0 Reading
Round 4: Arsenal 2–1 Blackburn Rovers
Round 5: Burnley 3–3 Arsenal