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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.

Details

Original match

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


Replay

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


Team

Original final

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Replay

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See also


Liverpool F.C. finals
FA Cup: 19141950196519711974197719861988198919921996200120062012

League Cup: 197819811982198319841987199520012003200520122016


European Cup: 197719781981198419852005200720182019


UEFA Cup: 1973197620012016


Intercontinental/Club World Cup: 1981198420052019


European Cup Winners Cup: 1966


UEFA Super Cup: 197719781984200120052019


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