Birmingham City v Liverpool, 25 February 2001

Score1-1 :: penalties 5-4 to Liverpool
RefereeDavid Elleray
CompetitionLeague Cup Final
VenueMillennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance73,500
Kick-off: 3:00pm. Liverpool won 5-4 on penalties. 1-1 after extra time - 1-1 at 90 minutes. This was the first League Cup Final to be played at the Millennium Stadium due to the re-development of Wembley Stadium. The victory was Liverpool's first major trophy in six years since winning the same competition in 1995. The Reds went on to win the FA Cup and the UEFA Cup in a unique treble of trophies in 2001.

1 (4) Birmingham City

Manager: Trevor Francis

1 (5) Liverpool

Manager: Gerard Houllier

Goals:

Darren Purse penalty 90 P

Goals:

Robbie Fowler 30 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ian Bennett
Defender/Right back Nicky Eaden
Defender/Centre back Michael Johnson
Defender/Centre back Darren Purse
Defender/Left back Martin Grainger
Midfielder Stan Lazaridis
Midfielder Jon McCarthy
Midfielder Martin O'Connor
Midfielder Danny Sonner
Forward Dele Adebola
Forward Geoff Horsfield

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Sander Westerveld
Defender Markus Babbel
Defender/Centre back Stephane Henchoz
Defender/Centre back Sami Hyypia
Defender/Midfielder Jamie Carragher
Midfielder Igor Biscan
Midfielder Steven Gerrard
Midfielder Dietmar Hamann
Midfielder Vladimir Smicer
Forward Robbie Fowler (captain)
Forward Emile Heskey

Substitutions:

Andrew Johnson for Dele Adebola 46
Bryan Hughes for Danny Sonner 71
Marcelo for Geoff Horsfield 80

Substitutions:

Gary McAllister for Steven Gerrard 78
Nick Barmby for Vladimir Smicer 83
Christian Ziege for Igor Biscan 96

Cards:

Cards:

Dietmar Hamann 109 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Kevin Poole
Defender/Centre back David Holdsworth
Midfielder Bryan Hughes
Forward Andrew Johnson
Forward Marcelo

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Pegguy Arphexad
Midfielder Gary McAllister
Midfielder Christian Ziege
Midfielder/Forward Nick Barmby
Forward Michael Owen

Comments:

Penalty shoot-out details (Birmingham City went second) 1 - Martin Grainger [saved] 2 - Darren Purse [scored] 3 - Marcelo [scored] 4 - Stan Lazaridis [scored] 5 - Bryan Hughes [scored] 6 - Andrew Johnson [saved]

Comments:

Penalty shoot-out details (Liverpool went first) 1 - Gary McAllister [scored] 2 - Nick Barmby [scored] 3 - Christian Ziege [scored] 4 - Dietmar Hamann [saved] 5 - Robbie Fowler [scored] 6 - Jamie Carragher [scored]