Leeds begins life under new coach with a win through Stephen Warnock who scores in the 17th. This goal ends their run of three defeats in all competitions. Redfearn:
I love coaching and working with players.The most important thing is that the appointment is right for the football club. I will have a chat with the president and see what he is thinking.It is his decision but the club needs a settled set of circumstances.
Matt Mills gives the Wanderers the lead in the 25th minute but Brighton come from behind to clinch their second successive victory through Craig Mackail-Smith who scores in the 37th minute and Joao Teixela following through to give them a winner in the 64th. Hyypia:
Joao is a very good player. We also need quality from the other players and if we manage to do that we’ll get Joao on the ball and he’ll be dangerous.
It’s third time lucky for the Teesiders as ‘Boro win the 2004 League Cup Final with goals from Job and Zenden. The victory comes after consecutive losses in the 1997 and 1998 finals and is the first major trophy win in the club’s history.
Liverpool win their fifth League Cup Final with two goals from Man Of The Match Steve McManaman in front of the watching Stanley Matthews. Bolton fans among the 75,595 in attendance are proud of their team’s performance but the match will be remembered as the McManaman Final.