Chelsea 3-2 Liverpool (2004-05 League Cup Final)

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2005 Carling Cup Final
2005 League Cup Final programme.JPG
0Scoreline Chelsea 3-2 Liverpool
0Date 27th February 2005
0Competition League Cup
0Referee Steve Bennett
0Stadium Millennium Stadium
0Attendance 78,000

The 2005 League Cup Final was played between Liverpool and Chelsea at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Sunday 27 February 2005. Chelsea won the match 3-2 after extra time, securing their third League Cup title. Chelsea's second goalkeeper during the season, Carlo Cudicini, led out the Chelsea side. Having been first choice for the competition all season he would have been selected to play in the final, but a sending off in an FA Cup tie against Newcastle United a week earlier meant that the Italian was suspended.


Match review

Liverpool opened the game spectacularly, with John Arne Riise scoring inside the first minute, a League Cup final record. Chelsea soon gained the upper hand, dominating possession, and eventually equalised after 78 minutes when Steven Gerrard headed a Paulo Ferreira free-kick into his own net. Such was José Mourinho's pleasure at Chelsea's equaliser, that he was sent from the Chelsea dugout for his over-exuberant celebration of the goal – he taunted Liverpool fans by placing his finger to his lips. Despite this, Chelsea continued their dominance into extra time and two goals from Didier Drogba and Mateja Kežman gave them a commanding lead. A scrappy headed goal a minute later from Antonio Núñez couldn't prevent Chelsea's win.

Match details

27 February 2005
Chelsea 3 - 2 Liverpool Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 78,000
Referee: Steve Bennett
Gerrard Goal 79' (og)
Drogba Goal 107'
Kežman Goal 112'
aet Riise Goal 1'
Núñez Goal 113'
GK 1 Petr Čech
RB 20Paulo Ferreira
CB 6 Ricardo Carvalho
CB 26John Terry (c)
LB 13William Gallas Sub off.png 74'
DM 4 Claude Makélélé
CM 27Jiří Jarošík Sub off.png 45'
CM 8 Frank Lampard Booked 27'
RW 10Joe Cole Sub off.png 81'
LW 11Damien Duff Booked 114'
CF 15Didier Drogba Booked 108'
GK 40Lenny Pidgeley
DF 2 Glen Johnson Sub on.png 81'
MF 30Tiago
FW 22Eiður Guðjohnsen Sub on.png 45'
FW 9 Mateja Kežman Booked 81' Sub on.png 74'
José Mourinho
GK 1 Jerzy Dudek
RB 3 Steve Finnan
CB 23Jamie Carragher Booked 117'
CB 4 Sami Hyypiä Booked 13'
LB 26Djimi Traoré Booked 35' Sub off.png 67'
RM 10Luis García
CM 8 Steven Gerrard (c)
CM 16Dietmar Hamann Booked 79'
LM 6 John Arne Riise
SS 7 Harry Kewell Sub off.png 56'
CF 19Fernando Morientes Sub off.png 74'
GK 20Scott Carson
DF 12Mauricio Pellegrino
DF 25Igor Bišćan Sub on.png 67'
MF 18Antonio Núñez Sub on.png 56'
FW 5 Milan Baroš Sub on.png 74'
Rafael Benítez

Road to the Final

Season Day D M Year Round Opposition Venue Result Score Additional information
2004-05Wed27Oct20043rd RoundWest Ham UnitedHomeWon1-0
2004-05Wed10Nov20044th RoundNewcastle UnitedAwayWon2-0
2004-05Tue30Nov20045th RoundFulhamAwayWon2-1
2004-05Wed12Jan2005Semi Final 1st LegManchester UnitedHomeDrew0-0
2004-05Wed26Jan2005Semi Final 2nd LegManchester UnitedAwayWon2-1(2-1 aggregate)

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