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.
Atdhe Nuhiu puts Sheffield ahead six minutes into the game. Steve May gives them the second in the 42nd minute and Nuhiu scores his second. Skipper Grant Leadbitter scores a penalty for Middlesbrough in the 72 minute and then another from the same spot in the second minute of extra time. Karanka:
It is very difficult to explain. I prefer to keep calm now and analyse the game when I arrive home. I don’t know if some of my players think they are untouchable but it is disappointing the way some played.
Arsenal wins the cup against the plucky Sheffield Wednesday thanks to Stephen Morrow second half effort. Stephen Morrow scores the winner but after the match he breaks his arm when the Arsenal captain drops him from his shoulders.
In the first League Cup final sponsored by Rumbelows, Sheffield Wednesday upset Manchester United in front of 77,612 fans at Wembley. John Sheridan’s goal gives Wednesday a double of the League Cup and promotion back to the top flight.