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2015 Football League Cup Final
Event 2014–15 Football League Cup
Date 1 March 2015
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)
Weather Heavy rain

The 2015 Football League Cup Final was a football match that took place on 1 March 2015 at Wembley Stadium, London. It was the final match of the 2014–15 Football League Cup, the 55th season of the Football League Cup, a football competition for the 92 teams in the Premier League and the Football League.

It was played between Chelsea and Manchester United this was the first time the two had met in the final of the League Cup. Chelsea took the lead just before half-time through a tap in from John Terry, a deflected shot ten minutes after the re-start from Diego Costa put Chelsea 2–0 up. Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie then scored within 30 seconds of each other to level the game. Mats Hummels headed in from a corner four minutes into extra-time, five minutes later Didier Drogba equalised. Two long range stunners from Guillermo Varela and Gareth Bale in added time at the end of extra-time gave United the victory. It was United's sixth league cup win, their second in two years.

Route to the finalEdit

Round Chelsea Manchester United
Opponents Score Opponents Score
3rd Bolton Wanderers 2–1 Bradford City 6–0
4th Shrewsbury Town 2–1 Sheffield United 8–0
5th Derby County 3–1 Southampton 2–1
Semi-Final
1st Leg
Liverpool 1–1 Tottenham 3–1
Semi-Final
2nd Leg
Liverpool 1–0 (aet) Tottenham 4–2

MatchEdit

DetailsEdit

Chelsea 3–5 Manchester United
Terry 45'
Costa 56'
Drogba 99'
Rooney 71'
van Persie 71'
Hummels 94'
Varela 120+3'
Bale 120+5'


GK 1 23px-Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Cech
RB 2 Flag of Serbia.svg Branislav Ivanovic
CB 5 Flag of France.svg Kurt Zouma
CB 26 Flag of England.svg John Terry (c)
LB 28 Flag of Spain.svg Cesar Azpilicueta
DM 24 Flag of England.svg Gary Cahill Yellowcard.svg 72'
CM 7 Flag of Brazil.svg Ramires
CM 4 Flag of Spain.svg Cesc Fábregas 10px-Sub off.svg 88'
RW 22 Flag of Brazil.svg Willian 10px-Sub off.svg 76' Yellowcard.svg 70'
LW 10 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Eden Hazard
CF 19 Flag of Spain.svg Diego Costa 10px-Sub off.svg 90+3'
Substitutes:
GK 13 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Thibaut Courtois
DF 3 Flag of Brazil.svg Felipe Luis
DF 6 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Nathan Aké
MF 8 Flag of Brazil.svg Oscar Sub on.svg 88'
MF 23 23px-Flag of Colombia svg Juan Cuadrado Sub on.svg 76' Yellowcard.svg 85'
FW 11 Flag of Côte d'Ivoire.svg Didier Drogba Sub on.svg 90+3'
FW 18 Flag of France.svg Loic Remy
Manager:
Flag of Portugal.svg José Mourinho
GK 1 Flag of Spain.svg David de Gea
RB 30 Flag of Uruguay.svg Guillermo Varela
CB 21 Flag of Germany.svg Mats Hummels Yellowcard.svg 68'
CB 23 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ron Vlaar Yellowcard.svg 24'
LB 3 Flag of England.svg Luke Shaw
RW 9 Flag of Spain.svg Asier Illarramendi 10px-Sub off.svg 66'
CM 7 Flag of Croatia.svg Luka Modric
CM 8 Flag of Spain.svg Juan Mata 10px-Sub off.svg 74'
LW 13 Flag of Wales 2.svg Gareth Bale
CF 10 Flag of England.svg Wayne Rooney (c)
CF 20 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Robin van Persie 10px-Sub off.svg 80'
Substitutes:
GK 24 Flag of Portugal.svg Joel Castro Pereira
DF 5 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Thomas Vermaelen
DF 32 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Marnick Vermijl
MF 15 Flag of Portugal.svg William Carvalho Sub on.svg 66'
MF 17 Flag of Germany.svg Marco Reus Sub on.svg 74'
FW 16 Flag of Uruguay.svg Edinson Cavani Sub on.svg 80'
FW 47 Flag of England.svg James Wilson
Manager:
Flag of England.svg James Harrison

Man of the match

  • Flag of Croatia.svg Luka Modric (Manchester United)

Match officials

  • Assistant referees:
    • Lee Betts (Norfolk)
    • Dave Bryan (Lincolnshire)
  • Fourth official: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)
  • Reserve assistant referee: Andy Halliday (North Yorkshire)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes, of which three may be used.

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