Spurs come back from a goal down to win 3-1 against the Championship leaders. Both teams make comprehensive changes to their starting line-ups with Tottenham starting with a completely different eleven from the home defeat by W.B.A. at the weekend. Debutant Jorge Grant puts the visitors ahead on the hour mark but the Londoners prevail with strikes from Ryan Mason, Roberto Soldado and Harry Kane. Spurs will meet Brighton at home in the next round. Forest fans wear green sweatshirts in tribute to their former manager Brian Clough on the tenth anniversary of his death.
Henri Lansbury scores a header in the 37th minute to put Forest ahead in the first half but Sheffield give a stern challenge to try to keep their unbeaten run alive with Steve May coming close three times before half time but keeper Karl Darlow continously makes fine saves to keep his side in the lead tp the end. Gray:
It shows how far we have came as a team, to be sat here disappointed, to feel we should have got a point and maybe even could have won. We dominated the second half and we just couldn’t get a break. Their goalkeeper was probably man of the match, that tells you something.
Michail Antonio heads in the first goal in the 17th minute to put Forest ahead and that is all for the first half. Antonio prods in the second in the 47th and Matty Fryatt’s header makes it three six minutes later. Britt Asombalonga seals the win in the 64th minute with a notch from close range. Pearce:
The most important thing for me is not the result, it is how quickly the new faces have settled into the team.I have to give credit to all the players who were already here, for making them feel welcome. But the new lads have settled in really, really well. It is the most pleasing thing for me about the start. You expect it to take time for a new player to fit into the squad. But the new signings have really hit the ground running.
Manchester United lift the trophy for the first time before a crowd of 76,810 at Wembley Stadium. Brian Mclair notches the only goal of the game – the first medal of Ryan Giggs’ career.
A goal by Nigel Jemson gives Forest a 1-0 victory and their 4th League Cup, tying with Liverpool for the most wins in the competition. The 30th League Cup Final is watched by a crowd of 74,343 at Wembley Stadium.
Holders Luton return to the scene of their epic 1989 League Cup win over Arsenal but cannot repeat the feat as Forest claim the trophy for the third time. Two goals from Nigel Clough and one from Nigel Webb see Forest overturn a halftime deficit to run out 3-1 winners in front of just 76,130 at Wembley.
Forest, appearing in their third consecutive League Cup Final, fall to an Andy Gray strike in the 67th minute. Wolves secure their second League Cup triumph in a stunning upset over the reigning European Cup holders.
Southampton appear in their first League Cup Final but fail to stop Forest becoming the first team to win the trophy two years running. A Wembley crowd of 96,952 sees Birtles score twice for the champions. Woodcock also nets for Forest to counter strikes from Peach and Holmes for the Saints.
The League Cup final goes to a replay for the second year running after a goalless draw at Wembley. Forest win the replay at Old Trafford thanks to a controversial John Robertson penalty. TV replays show that the foul occurred outside the penalty area. A crowd of 54,375 see Forest become the first team to win the League and League Cup double.