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Template:ImportTemplate:Infobox football match The 2009 Football League Cup Final was the final match of the 2008–09 Football League Cup, the 49th season of the Football League Cup, a football competition for the 92 teams in the Premier League and The Football League. The match was played at Wembley Stadium on 1 March 2009, and was contested by Tottenham Hotspur, who won the competition in 2008, and Manchester United, who last won the competition in 2006. The two joint-top goalscorers played for each of the finalists. Roman Pavlyuchenko of Tottenham Hotspur, who scored in every match in which he played in the tournament up to the final, and Manchester United's Carlos Tévez; both players have six goals each.

Manchester United won 4–1 on penalties, after the match ended as a goalless draw in normal time. United converted all four of their penalties, while Tottenham missed two of their three. It was only the second time that the League Cup Final had been decided by a penalty shootout.

The man of the match was Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster, who became the first goalkeeper since Jerzy Dudek in 2003 to win the Alan Hardaker Award.

Match detailsEdit

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MANCHESTER UNITED:
GK 12Template:Flagicon Ben Foster
RB 22Template:Flagicon John O'Shea Template:Yel Template:Suboff
CB 23Template:Flagicon Jonny Evans
CB 5 Template:Flagicon Rio Ferdinand (c)
LB 3 Template:Flagicon Patrice Evra
RM 7 Template:Flagicon Cristiano Ronaldo Template:Yel
CM 18Template:Flagicon Paul Scholes Template:Yel
CM 28Template:Flagicon Darron Gibson Template:Suboff
LM 17Template:Flagicon Nani
CF 32Template:Flagicon Carlos Tévez
CF 19Template:Flagicon Danny Welbeck Template:Suboff
Substitutes:
GK 29Template:Flagicon Tomasz Kuszczak
DF 15Template:Flagicon Nemanja Vidić Template:Subon
DF 42Template:Flagicon Richard Eckersley
MF 8 Template:Flagicon Anderson Template:Subon
MF 11Template:Flagicon Ryan Giggs Template:Subon
MF 13Template:Flagicon Park Ji-Sung
MF 34Template:Flagicon Rodrigo Possebon
Manager:
Template:Flagicon Sir Alex Ferguson
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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR:
GK 1 Template:Flagicon Heurelho Gomes
RB 22Template:Flagicon Vedran Ćorluka
CB 20Template:Flagicon Michael Dawson
CB 26Template:Flagicon Ledley King (c)
LB 32Template:Flagicon Benoît Assou-Ekotto
RM 7 Template:Flagicon Aaron Lennon Template:Suboff
CM 8 Template:Flagicon Jermaine Jenas Template:Suboff
CM 4 Template:Flagicon Didier Zokora
LM 14Template:Flagicon Luka Modrić
CF 10Template:Flagicon Darren Bent
CF 9 Template:Flagicon Roman Pavlyuchenko Template:Suboff
Substitutes:
GK 27Template:Flagicon Ben Alnwick
DF 3 Template:Flagicon Gareth Bale Template:Subon
DF 16Template:Flagicon Chris Gunter
MF 5 Template:Flagicon David Bentley Template:Subon
MF 6 Template:Flagicon Tom Huddlestone
MF 19Template:Flagicon Adel Taarabt
MF 24Template:Flagicon Jamie O'Hara Template:Subon
Manager:
Template:Flagicon Harry Redknapp

MATCH OFFICIALS

  • Assistant referees:
    • Peter Kirkup (Northamptonshire)
    • Andy Butler (Lancashire)
  • Fourth official: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)
  • Reserve assistant referee: Robert Pollock (Merseyside)

MAN OF THE MATCH

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Road to WembleyEdit

Manchester UnitedEdit

Round 3[1]Manchester United3–1Middlesbrough
Round 4Manchester United1–0Queens Park Rangers
Round 5Manchester United5–3Blackburn Rovers
Semi-final (1st leg)Derby County1–0Manchester United
Semi-final (2nd leg)Manchester United4–2Derby County
(Manchester United won 4–3 on aggregate)

Tottenham HotspurEdit

Round 3[1]Newcastle United1–2Tottenham Hotspur
Round 4Tottenham Hotspur4–2Liverpool
Round 5Watford1–2Tottenham Hotspur
Semi-final (1st leg)Tottenham Hotspur4–1Burnley
Semi-final (2nd leg)Burnley3–2Tottenham Hotspur
(Tottenham won 6–4 on aggregate)

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