Spurs slide to a dismal home defeat against a West Bromwich Albion side that is bottom of the league and without a win this season. James Morrison heads the winner for the Baggies as he is given freedom of the box by the lacklustre home defence. A second straight home defeat without scoring leads to boos at the final whistle from the disappointed home fans.
Nathan Dyer scores twice as Swansea beat West Brom at Liberty Stadium. He does in the 2nd and then in the 71st after the 24 minite goal from Wayne Routlage. West Brom improve after the break but still cannot find a goal. Monk:
It’s a good start but that’s all it is. There’s a long way to go and a lot more work to do, but it’s good to have the winning habit. We know what we are. We’ll try to get to that 40-point barrier as quickly as possible, that will always be our target. It’s only our fourth year in the Premier League and expectations come with winning games but we have to get there as soon as possible.
Manchester City win their second trophy in of the season having won the European Cup Winners Cup Final against Gornik Zabrze just 9 days earlier. After Astle gives West Brom the lead in the 5th minute, strikes from Doyle and Pardoe give City their first League Cup in front of 97,963 at Wembley.
In the first League Cup Final to be played at Wembley Stadium, QPR triumph 3-2 over holders West Brom. Goals from Morgan, Marsh and Lazarus see the Londoners triumph in front of a record 97,952 spectators.
Goals from Brown, Clark, Kaye and Williams delight the majority of the 31,925 in attendance at the Hawthorns as the Baggies overturn the first leg deficit to lift the 1966 League Cup. A solitary reply by Martin Peters for the visitors is not enough to save the Hammers from a 5-3 aggregate defeat. This is the last League Cup Final to be played over two legs.
Goals from Johnny Byrne and England Captain Bobby Moore give the Hammers an edge in the first leg of the 1966 final. Jeff Astle replies for the Baggies in front of 28,341 at the Boleyn Ground in East London.