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2003 Football League Cup Final
Event 2002–03 Football League Cup
Date 2 March 2003
Venue Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Referee Paul Durkin (Dorset)
Attendance 74,500
2002
2004

The 2003 Football League Cup Final was the final match of the 2002–03 Football League Cup, a football tournament for teams in the Premier League and the Football League. The match was contested by Liverpool and Manchester United at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on 2 March 2003. Liverpool won the match 2–0.

Liverpool opened the scoring with a goal from Steven Gerrard in the 39th minute, his shot deflecting off David Beckham. In the second half, Michael Owen sealed the victory when he ran through to score the second in the 86th minute.

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Match details

2 March 2003
15:00
Liverpool 2 – 0 Manchester United Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,500
Referee: Paul Durkin (Dorset)
Gerrard Goal 39'
Owen Goal 86'
Report
Liverpool
Manchester United
LIVERPOOL:
GK 1 Poland Jerzy Dudek
RB 23 England Jamie Carragher
CB 2 Switzerland Stéphane Henchoz Booked in the 13th minute 13'
CB 4 Finland Sami Hyypiä
LB 18 Norway John Arne Riise
RM 9 Senegal El Hadji Diouf Substituted off in the 90th minute 90'
CM 16 Germany Dietmar Hamann
CM 17 England Steven Gerrard
LM 13 England Danny Murphy
CF 10 England Michael Owen
CF 8 England Emile Heskey Substituted off in the 61st minute 61'
Substitutes:
GK 19 France Pegguy Arphexad
DF 30 Mali Djimi Traoré
MF 25 Croatia Igor Bišćan Substituted on in the 90th minute 90'
MF 7 Czech Republic Vladimír Šmicer Substituted on in the 89th minute 89'
FW 5 Czech Republic Milan Baroš Substituted on in the 61st minute 61' Substituted off in the 89th minute 89'
Manager:
France Gérard Houllier
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MANCHESTER UNITED:
GK 1 France Fabien Barthez
RB 2 England Gary Neville
CB 24 England Wes Brown Substituted off in the 74th minute 74'
CB 6 England Rio Ferdinand
LB 27 France Mikaël Silvestre
RM 7 England David Beckham
CM 16 Republic of Ireland Roy Keane
CM 4 Argentina Juan Sebastián Verón
LM 11 Wales Ryan Giggs
SS 18 England Paul Scholes
CF 10 Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy
Substitutes:
GK 13 Northern Ireland Roy Carroll
DF 3 England Phil Neville
MF 8 England Nicky Butt
MF 22 Republic of Ireland John O'Shea
FW 20 Norway Ole Gunnar Solskjær Substituted on in the 74th minute 74'
Manager:
Scotland Alex Ferguson

Road to Cardiff

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Liverpool

Round 3[1] Liverpool 3–1 Southampton
Round 4 Liverpool 2–2 Ipswich Town
(Liverpool won 5–4 on penalties)
Round 5 Aston Villa 3–4 Liverpool
Semi-final (1st leg) Sheffield United 2–1 Liverpool
Semi-final (2nd leg) Liverpool 2–0 Sheffield United
  (Liverpool won 3–2 on aggregate)

Manchester United

Round 3[1] Manchester United 2–0 Leicester City
Round 4 Burnley 0–2 Manchester United
Round 5 Manchester United 1–0 Chelsea
Semi-final (1st leg) Manchester United 1–1 Blackburn Rovers
Semi-final (2nd leg) Blackburn Rovers 1–3 Manchester United
  (Man Utd won 4–2 on aggregate)

Notes

  1. ^ a b Clubs in the Premier League receive a bye to the second or third round

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