Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Chelsea (2007-08 League Cup Final)

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2008 Carling Cup Final
2008 League Cup Final programme.jpg
0Scoreline Tottenham 2-1 Chelsea
0Date 24th February 2008
0Competition League Cup
0Referee Mark Halsey
0Stadium Wembley Stadium
0Attendance 87,660

The 2008 League Cup Final took place on 24 February 2008 between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. It was the first League Cup Final to be played at the new Wembley Stadium, and the first to be played in England since the old Wembley was demolished in 2000. Chelsea were the defending champions, having beaten Arsenal in the 2007 Final at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. It was the fifth time Chelsea had reached the final of the competition.


Match review

Chelsea took the lead in the 37th minute through a Didier Drogba free kick. This goal made Drogba the first player to score in three League Cup Finals, having also done so in 2005 and 2007. A Wayne Bridge handball gave Tottenham a 68th-minute penalty, and Bulgarian Dimitar Berbatov converted from the spot. Three minutes into extra time, Jonathan Woodgate headed a Jermaine Jenas free kick onto Petr Čech, whose attempted punched clearance ricocheted back off Jonathan Woodgate's and into the net for what turned out to be the winning goal.

Match details

24 February 2008
Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1 Chelsea Venue: Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 87,660
Referee: Mark Halsey
Berbatov Goal 70' (pen)
Woodgate Goal 94'
Drogba Goal 39'
GK 1 Paul Robinson
RB 28Alan Hutton
CB 39Jonathan Woodgate
CB 26Ledley King (c)
LB 2 Pascal Chimbonda Sub off.png 61'
RM 25Aaron Lennon Booked 120+1'
CM 8 Jermaine Jenas Booked 120+3'
CM 4 Didier Zokora Booked 38'
LM 15Steed Malbranque Sub off.png 75'
CF 10Robbie Keane Sub off.png 102'
CF 9 Dimitar Berbatov
GK 12Radek Černý
DF 5 Younes Kaboul Sub on.png 102'
MF 6 Teemu Tainio Booked Sub on.png 75'
MF 22Tom Huddlestone Sub on.png 61'
FW 23Darren Bent
Juande Ramos
GK 1 Petr Čech Booked 120+4
RB 35Juliano Belletti
CB 26John Terry (c)
CB 6 Ricardo Carvalho Booked 104'
LB 18Wayne Bridge
DM 12Mikel Jon Obi Booked 96 Sub off.png 98'
CM 8 Frank Lampard
CM 5 Michael Essien Sub off.png 88'
RW 24Shaun Wright-Phillips Sub off.png 72'
CF 11Didier Drogba
LW 39Nicolas Anelka
GK 23Carlo Cudicini
DF 33Alex
MF 13Michael Ballack Sub on.png 88'
MF 10Joe Cole Sub on.png 98'
FW 21Salomon Kalou Sub on.png 72'
Avram Grant

Road to the Final

Season Day D M Year Round Opposition Venue Result Score Additional information
2007-08Wed26Sep20073rd RoundHull CityAwayWon4-0
2007-08Wed31Oct20074th RoundLeicester CityHomeWon4-3
2007-08Wed19Dec20075th RoundLiverpoolHomeWon2-0
2007-08Tue8Jan2008Semi Final 1st LegEvertonHomeWon2-1
2007-08Wed23Jan2008Semi Final 2nd LegEvertonAwayWon1-0(3-1 aggregate)

Match reports


League Cup
Seasons:01960–611961–62 • 1962–63 • 1963–641964–651965–661966–671967–681968–691969–701970–711971–721972–731973–741974–751975–761976–771977–781978–791979–801980–811981–821982–831983–841984–851985–861986–871987–881988–891989–901990–911991–921992–931993–941994–951995–961996–971997–981998–991999–002000–012001–022002–032003–042004–052005–062006–072007–082008–092009–102010–112011–122012–132013–142014–152015–162016–172017–182018–192019–202020-21
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2007-08 season
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Man Utd (A)Fulham (A)Bolton (A)Middlesbrough (A)Man City (H)Wigan (A)Everton (H)Derby (A)
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FA Cup:
3rd round: QPR | 4th round: Wigan | 5th round: Huddersfield | QF: Barnsley
League Cup:
3rd round: Hull City | 4th round: Leicester | QF: Liverpool | SF: Everton 1st Leg2nd Leg | Final: Tottenham
Champions League:
Group stage: Rosenberg (H)Valencia (A)Schalke (H)Schalke (A)Rosenberg (A)Valencia (H)
2nd round: Olympiacos: 1st leg2nd leg | QF: Fenerbahce: 1st leg2nd leg | SF: Liverpool: 1st leg2nd leg
Final: Man Utd

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