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2009 Football League Cup Final
Event 2008–09 Football League Cup
Manchester United won 4–1 on penalties
Date 1 March 2009
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Man of the Match Ben Foster (Manchester United)
Referee Chris Foy (Merseyside)
Attendance 88,217

The 2009 Football League Cup Final was the final match of the 2008–09 Football League Cup, the 49th season of the Football League Cup, a football competition for the 92 teams in the Premier League and The Football League. The match was played at Wembley Stadium on 1 March 2009, and was contested by Tottenham Hotspur, who won the competition in 2008, and Manchester United,[1] who last won the competition in 2006. The two joint-top goalscorers played for each of the finalists. Roman Pavlyuchenko of Tottenham Hotspur, who scored in every match in which he played in the tournament up to the final, and Manchester United's Carlos Tévez; both players have six goals each.

Manchester United won 4–1 on penalties, after the match ended as a goalless draw in normal time. United converted all four of their penalties, while Tottenham missed two of their three. It was only the second time that the League Cup Final had been decided by a penalty shootout.[2]

The man of the match was Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster, who became the first goalkeeper since Jerzy Dudek in 2003 to win the Alan Hardaker Award.[3]


Match details

1 March 2009
15:00 GMT
Manchester United 0 – 0 (a.e.t.) Tottenham Hotspur Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 88,217
Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)[4]
Giggs Scored
Tévez Scored
Ronaldo Scored
Anderson Scored
4 – 1 Missed (saved) O'Hara
Scored Ćorluka
Missed (wide) Bentley
Manchester United
Tottenham Hotspur
GK 12 England Ben Foster
RB 22 Republic of Ireland John O'Shea Booked in the 57th minute 57' Substituted off in the 76th minute 76'
CB 23 Northern Ireland Jonny Evans
CB 5 England Rio Ferdinand (c)
LB 3 France Patrice Evra
RM 7 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Booked in the 67th minute 67'
CM 18 England Paul Scholes Booked in the 108th minute 108'
CM 28 Republic of Ireland Darron Gibson Substituted off in the 91st minute 91'
LM 17 Portugal Nani
CF 32 Argentina Carlos Tévez
CF 19 England Danny Welbeck Substituted off in the 56th minute 56'
GK 29 Poland Tomasz Kuszczak
DF 15 Serbia Nemanja Vidić Substituted on in the 76th minute 76'
DF 42 England Richard Eckersley
MF 8 Brazil Anderson Substituted on in the 56th minute 56'
MF 11 Wales Ryan Giggs Substituted on in the 91st minute 91'
MF 13 South Korea Park Ji-Sung
MF 34 Brazil Rodrigo Possebon
Scotland Sir Alex Ferguson
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GK 1 Brazil Heurelho Gomes
RB 22 Croatia Vedran Ćorluka
CB 20 England Michael Dawson
CB 26 England Ledley King (c)
LB 32 Cameroon Benoît Assou-Ekotto
RM 7 England Aaron Lennon Substituted off in the 102nd minute 102'
CM 8 England Jermaine Jenas Substituted off in the 98th minute 98'
CM 4 Côte d'Ivoire Didier Zokora
LM 14 Croatia Luka Modrić
CF 10 England Darren Bent
CF 9 Russia Roman Pavlyuchenko Substituted off in the 65th minute 65'
GK 27 England Ben Alnwick
DF 3 Wales Gareth Bale Substituted on in the 98th minute 98'
DF 16 Wales Chris Gunter
MF 5 England David Bentley Substituted on in the 102nd minute 102'
MF 6 England Tom Huddlestone
MF 19 Morocco Adel Taarabt
MF 24 England Jamie O'Hara Substituted on in the 65th minute 65'
England Harry Redknapp




  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Road to Wembley


Manchester United

Round 3[5] Manchester United 3–1 Middlesbrough
Round 4 Manchester United 1–0 Queens Park Rangers
Round 5 Manchester United 5–3 Blackburn Rovers
Semi-final (1st leg) Derby County 1–0 Manchester United
Semi-final (2nd leg) Manchester United 4–2 Derby County
(Manchester United won 4–3 on aggregate)

Tottenham Hotspur

Round 3[5] Newcastle United 1–2 Tottenham Hotspur
Round 4 Tottenham Hotspur 4–2 Liverpool
Round 5 Watford 1–2 Tottenham Hotspur
Semi-final (1st leg) Tottenham Hotspur 4–1 Burnley
Semi-final (2nd leg) Burnley 3–2 Tottenham Hotspur
(Tottenham won 6–4 on aggregate)


  1. ^ "Burnley face holders Spurs in cup". BBC Sport. 6 December 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/league_cup/7769023.stm. Retrieved 7 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Man Utd 0-0 Tottenham (aet)". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 1 March 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/league_cup/7905889.stm. Retrieved 21 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Carling Cup Final report". carlingcup.premiumtv.co.uk. 1 March 2009. http://www.carlingcup.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/0,,11995~1572476,00.html. Retrieved 1 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Officials named for Carling Cup Final". football-league.co.uk (The Football League). 26 January 2009. http://www.football-league.co.uk/page/News/CarlingCupNews/0,,10794~1534088,00.html. Retrieved 30 January 2009. 
  5. ^ a b Clubs competing in UEFA competitions receive a bye to the third round


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