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. (more...)