A look at the past EFL Cup triumphs of Tottenham after Spurs reached the final


When he sends his side looking for the club’s fifth EFL Cup triumph at Wembley Stadium in April, Jose Mourinho will attempt to follow in the footsteps of Bill Nicholson, George Graham and Juande Ramos.

Here, PA News Agency looks at the four previous final victories of Spurs in the competition. Tottenham 2 Aston Villa 0, February 27, 1971 Tottenham Hotspur Captain Alan Mullery keeps the League Cup aloft after the 2-0 victory of his side over Aston Villa (PA) Martin Chivers was the Wembley Stadium hero as a Spurs side featuring World Cup winner Martin Peters and Captain Alan Mullery eased past Villa under With his 29th goal of the season 12 minutes from time, the England international put Nicholson’s side ahead and added another four minutes later to claim the trophy. Tottenham 1 Norwich 0, March 3, 1973 After a 1-0 victory over Norwich (PA), Tottenham celebrated with the League Cup Two years later, eight of the players who had been in the starting eleven against Villa – Pat Jennings, Joe Kinnear, Cyril Knowles, Phil Beal, Alan Gilzean, Steve Perryman, Chivers and Peters – were back at Wembley Stadium on the pitch against Norwich. When midfielder John Pratt limped off the pitch after just 25 minutes, they suffered a loss, but it was his substitute Ralph Coates who won the game, scoring the game’s only goal 18 minutes from time. Leicester 0 Tottenham 1, 21 March 1999 We beat Leicester 1-0 today in 1999 to win the League Cup! The triumph came even later in 1999 when Graham linked up with Nicholson to win the League Cup. #COYS pic.twitter.com/TzWo7rbzC5- Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 21, 2017 After full-back Justin Edinburgh was sent off after a collision with Robbie Savage, Tottenham played with just ten men and won the game in stop time when Allan Nielsen dived to head the ball past goalkeeper Kasey Keller after Steffen Freund’s cross had been parried. The 2008 Carling Cup final, the first to be played at the renovated Wembley in Cardiff after seven editions, gave an even more dramatic finish. Tottenham 2 Chelsea 1 (after extra time), Feb. 24, 2008 Tottenham’s matchwinner Jonathan Woodgate rejoices in the Carling Cup (Dave Thompson/PA). Defending champion Chelsea took a first-half lead with a goal by Didier Drogba before a penalty by Dimitar Berbatov sent the game into extra time in the 70th minute, where defender Jonathan Woodgate presented Ramos with the trophy after goalkeeper Petr Cech played the ball from a free kick on his forehead.


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