2001-02 Football League Cup
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2001-02 Football League Cup
Worthington Cup, League Cup
Country England
 Wales
Teams92
Defending championsLiverpool
ChampionsBlackburn Rovers
Runners-upTottenham Hotspur
Top goal scorer(s)Matt Jansen
(6 goals)
2000-01

The 2001-02 Football League Cup (known as the Worthington Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 42nd staging of the Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs.

The competition began on 20 August 2001, and ended with the final on 26 February 2002 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff as Wembley Stadium had been closed for a rebuild.

The tournament was won by Blackburn Rovers, who beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in the final, thanks to single strikes from Matt Jansen and Andy Cole, sandwiched by an equaliser from Christian Ziege. Blackburn had only just returned to the Premier League at the beginning of the season after relegation several years earlier.

First round

The 70 First, Second and Third Division clubs compete from the First Round, except Manchester City and Coventry. Each section is divided equally into a pot of seeded clubs and a pot of unseeded clubs. Clubs' rankings depend upon their finishing position in the 2000-01 season.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Birmingham City 3-0 Southend United 22 August 2001
2 Cambridge United 1-1 (a.e.t.) West Bromwich Albion 22 August 2001
West Bromwich Albion won 4-3 on penalties
3 Stoke City 0-0 (a.e.t.) Oldham Athletic 22 August 2001
Oldham Athletic won 6-5 on penalties
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Swindon Town 22 August 2001
5 Barnsley 2-0 Halifax Town 21 August 2001
6 Blackpool 3-2 Wigan Athletic 21 August 2001
7 Bournemouth 0-2 Torquay United 21 August 2001
8 Brentford 1-0 Norwich City 21 August 2001
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 Wimbledon 21 August 2001
10 Bristol City 2-1 Cheltenham Town 21 August 2001
11 Burnley 2-3 Rushden & Diamonds 21 August 2001
12 Bury 1-3 Sheffield Wednesday 21 August 2001
13 Exeter City 0-1 Walsall 21 August 2001
14 Grimsby Town 2-1 Lincoln City 21 August 2001
15 Huddersfield Town 0-1 Rochdale 21 August 2001
16 Kidderminster Harriers 2-3 (a.e.t.) Preston North End 21 August 2001
17 Leyton Orient 2-4 Crystal Palace 21 August 2001
18 Macclesfield Town 1-2 (a.e.t.) Bradford City 21 August 2001
19 Mansfield Town 3-4 Notts County 21 August 2001
20 Millwall 2-1 Cardiff City 21 August 2001
21 Northampton Town 2-1 (a.e.t.) Queens Park Rangers 21 August 2001
22 Oxford United 1-2 (a.e.t.) Gillingham 21 August 2001
23 Port Vale 2-1 Chesterfield 21 August 2001
24 Portsmouth 1-2 Colchester United 21 August 2001
25 Reading 4-0 Luton Town 21 August 2001
26 Stockport County 3-0 Carlisle United 21 August 2001
27 Swansea City 0-2 Peterborough United 21 August 2001
28 Tranmere Rovers 3-1 Shrewsbury Town 21 August 2001
29 Watford 1-0 Plymouth Argyle 21 August 2001
30 Wrexham 2-3 Hull City 21 August 2001
31 Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Bristol Rovers 21 August 2001
32 York City 2-2 (a.e.t.) Crewe Alexandra 21 August 2001
Crewe Alexandra won 6-5 on penalties
33 Darlington 0-1 Sheffield United 20 August 2001
34 Hartlepool United 0-2 Nottingham Forest 20 August 2001
35 Scunthorpe United 0-2 Rotherham United 20 August 2001

Second round

The 35 winners from the First Round joined the 13 Premier League, clubs not participating in European competition in the Second Round, plus Manchester City and Coventry (who received byes for their league position the previous season). Matches were played on 10-13 September.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Torquay United 13 September 2001
2 Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Oldham Athletic 12 September 2001
3 Bristol City 2-3 Watford 12 September 2001
4 Charlton Athletic 2-0 Port Vale 12 September 2001
5 Derby County 3-0 Hull City 12 September 2001
6 Everton 1-1 (a.e.t.) Crystal Palace 12 September 2001
Crystal Palace won 5-4 on penalties
7 Newcastle United 4-1 (a.e.t.) Brentford 12 September 2001
8 Nottingham Forest 1-1 (a.e.t.) Stockport County 12 September 2001
Nottingham Forest won 8-7 on penalties
9 Sheffield Wednesday 4-2 (a.e.t.) Sunderland 12 September 2001
10 Bolton Wanderers 4-3 (a.e.t.) Walsall 11 September 2001
11 Brighton & Hove Albion 0-3 Southampton 11 September 2001
12 Bristol Rovers 0-3 Birmingham City 11 September 2001
13 Colchester United 1-3 Barnsley 11 September 2001
14 Crewe Alexandra 2-0 (a.e.t.) Rushden & Diamonds 11 September 2001
15 Gillingham 2-1 Millwall 11 September 2001
16 Grimsby Town 3-3 (a.e.t.) Sheffield United 11 September 2001
Grimsby Town won 4-2 on penalties
17 Middlesbrough 3-1 Northampton Town 11 September 2001
18 Notts County 2-4 (a.e.t.) Manchester City 11 September 2001
19 Peterborough United 2-2 (a.e.t.) Coventry City 11 September 2001
Coventry City won 4-2 on penalties
20 Reading 0-0 (a.e.t.) West Ham 11 September 2001
Reading won 6-5 on penalties
21 Rochdale 2-2 (a.e.t.) Fulham 11 September 2001
Fulham won 6-5 on penalties
22 Rotherham United 0-4 Bradford City 11 September 2001
23 Tranmere Rovers 4-1 Preston North End 11 September 2001
24 West Bromwich Albion 2-0 (a.e.t.) Swindon Town 11 September 2001
25 Blackpool 0-1 Leicester City 10 September 2001

Third round

The 25 winners from the Second Round joined the seven Premiership clubs participating in European competition in the Third Round. Matches were played on 8-10 October.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Arsenal 4-0 Manchester United 5 November 2001
2 Aston Villa 1-0 Reading 10 October 2001
3 Blackburn Rovers 2-1 (a.e.t.) Middlesbrough 10 October 2001
4 Fulham 5-2 Derby County 10 October 2001
5 Manchester City 6-0 Birmingham City 10 October 2001
6 Sheffield Wednesday 2-2 {(a.e.t.) Crystal Palace 10 October 2001
Sheffield Wednesday won 3-1 on penalties
7 Barnsley 0-1 Newcastle United 9 October 2001
8 Coventry City 0-2 Chelsea 9 October 2001
9 Crewe Alexandra 2-3 Ipswich Town 9 October 2001
10 Gillingham 0-2 Southampton 9 October 2001
11 Leicester City 0-6 Leeds United 9 October 2001
12 Liverpool 1-2 (a.e.t.) Grimsby Town 9 October 2001
13 Tranmere Rovers 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur 9 October 2001
14 Watford 4-1 Bradford City 9 October 2001
15 West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Charlton Athletic 9 October 2001
16 Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Nottingham Forest 8 October 2001

Fourth round

The matches were played on 27-29 November.

Attendance: 17,006
Referee: Mark Halsey

Attendance: 26,526
Referee: Clive Wilkes

Attendance: 17,907
Referee: Uriah Rennie

Attendance: 33,841
Referee: Jeff Winter

Attendance: 16,917

Attendance: 8,404
Referee: Andy D'Urso

Attendance: 32,576
Referee: Alan Wiley

Attendance: 12,621
Referee: Neale Barry

Fifth round

The four matches were played on 11-12 and 19 December.

Attendance: 20,319
Referee: Andy Butler

Attendance: 27,613
Referee: David Elleray

Blackburn Rovers4-0Arsenal
Jansen Goal 11 Goal 15 Goal 68
Hughes Goal 21
Attendance: 13,278
Referee: Paul Durkin

Attendance: 28,430
Referee: Graham Barber

Semi-finals

The semi-final draw was made in December 2001 after the conclusion of the quarter finals. Unlike the other rounds, the semi-final ties were played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The ties were played in the weeks beginning 7 and 21 January 2002.

First leg

Attendance: 30,883
Referee: Andy D'Urso

Attendance: 37,264
Referee: Alan Wiley

Second leg

Attendance: 26,884
Referee: Mike Riley

Blackburn Rovers won 6-3 on aggregate.


Attendance: 36,100
Referee: Mark Halsey

Tottenham Hotspur won 6-3 on aggregate

Final

The 2002 Worthington Cup Final was played on 24 February 2002 and was contested between Premier League teams Tottenham Hotspur and Blackburn Rovers at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Blackburn Rovers won the game 2-1.

Attendance: 72,500
Referee: Graham Poll
Blackburn Rovers
Tottenham Hotspur

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