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Manchester City Beats Newcastle United To Win The 1976 League Cup Final – Photos

By on 2 March 2014 | comments 0

IN 1976, Manchester City and Newcastle United contested the League Cup final at Wembley Stadium. It was Newcastle first appearance in the final. City had been there before, winning the Cup in 1970 by defeating West Bromwich Albion, and finishing runners-up to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1974. On February 28 1976, Manchester City won the match 2–1 to win the competition for the second time. The match is best known for its winning goal, an overhead kick by Dennis Tueart. This is the story of the game in photos: Things to note for new fans: no sponsor’s name on the chest, the 100,000 crowd mostly standing; great homemade banners; no players’ wives and kids on the pitch.   

 

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Manchester City's Peter Barnes (r) celebrates scoring the opening goal with teammate Dennis Tueart (l)

Manchester City’s Peter Barnes (r) celebrates scoring the opening goal with teammate Dennis Tueart (l)

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Peter Barnes (left) scores Manchester City's first goal after nine minutes in Football League Cup final with Newcastle United at Wembley. Beaten Newcastle 'keeper is Mike Mahoney.

Peter Barnes (left) scores Manchester City’s first goal after nine minutes in Football League Cup final with Newcastle United at Wembley. Beaten Newcastle ‘keeper is Mike Mahoney.

Dennis Tueart scores Manchester City's second goal at Wembley. Goals by Peter Barnes and Tueart gave City their second League Cup final win in six years, when they beat Newcastle United 2-1.

Dennis Tueart scores Manchester City’s second goal at Wembley. Goals by Peter Barnes and Tueart gave City their second League Cup final win in six years, when they beat Newcastle United 2-1.

Micky Burns, Newcastle United (r)

Micky Burns, Newcastle United (r)

Newcastle United's Mickey Burns (r) and Malcolm MacDonald (second l) rush to congratulate teammate Alan Gowling (arms raised) after he scored the equalizing goal, to the disappointment of Manchester City's Mike Doyle (l), Joe Corrigan (kneeling) and Dave Watson (5)

Newcastle United’s Mickey Burns (r) and Malcolm MacDonald (second l) rush to congratulate teammate Alan Gowling (arms raised) after he scored the equalizing goal, to the disappointment of Manchester City’s Mike Doyle (l), Joe Corrigan (kneeling) and Dave Watson (5)

Manchester City's winning goalscorer Dennis Tueart, wearing a Newcastle United shirt, celebrates victory in the changing rooms after the match

Manchester City’s winning goalscorer Dennis Tueart, wearing a Newcastle United shirt, celebrates victory in the changing rooms after the match

Tommy Cassidy, Newcastle United

Tommy Cassidy, Newcastle United

Manchester City's Peter Barnes (c) celebrates scoring the opening goal, much to the disappointment of the Newcastle United defence

Manchester City’s Peter Barnes (c) celebrates scoring the opening goal, much to the disappointment of the Newcastle United defence

(L-R) Manchester City's Peter Barnes celebrates his goal with teammates Dennis Tueart and Joe Royle

(L-R) Manchester City’s Peter Barnes celebrates his goal with teammates Dennis Tueart and Joe Royle

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Corrigan (l) celebrates victory with famous fan Helen 'The Bell' Turner (r)

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Corrigan (l) celebrates victory with famous fan Helen ‘The Bell’ Turner (r)

Manchester City's Asa Hartford (l) and famous fan Helen 'The Bell' Turner parade the League Cup around Wembley after their 2-1 victory

Manchester City’s Asa Hartford (l) and famous fan Helen ‘The Bell’ Turner parade the League Cup around Wembley after their 2-1 victory

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Corrigan lets his emotions go after his team's 2-1 victory Date: 28/02/1976

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Corrigan lets his emotions go after his team’s 2-1 victory
Date: 28/02/1976

Manchester City's Peter Barnes celebrates scoring

Manchester City’s Peter Barnes celebrates scoring

Manchester City's Mike Doyle celebrates with the League Cup

Manchester City’s Mike Doyle celebrates with the League Cup

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Alan Oakes, Manchester City

Alan Oakes, Manchester City

Manchester City captain Mike Doyle shows the League Cup after beating Newcastle United 2-1 at Wembley.

Manchester City captain Mike Doyle shows the League Cup after beating Newcastle United 2-1 at Wembley.

Peter Barnes (left) scores Manchester City's first goal after nine minutes in Football League Cup final with Newcastle United at Wembley. Beaten Newcastle 'keeper is Mike Mahoney.

Peter Barnes (left) scores Manchester City’s first goal after nine minutes in Football League Cup final with Newcastle United at Wembley. Beaten Newcastle ‘keeper is Mike Mahoney.

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Happy manchester City players and officials with the trophy after their 2-1 victory over Newcastle United in the football League Cup Final at Wembley. From left: Back row - Tommy Booth, Joe Royle, goal scorer Peter Barnes, substitute Ken Clements, goalkeeper Joe Corrigan, and manager Tony Book (wearing overcoat) flanked by City trainers. In front: Gerard Keegan (hat), Willie Donachie, Asa Hartford, goal scorer Dennis Tueart, captain Mike Doyle and Dave Watson.

Happy manchester City players and officials with the trophy after their 2-1 victory over Newcastle United in the football League Cup Final at Wembley. From left: Back row – Tommy Booth, Joe Royle, goal scorer Peter Barnes, substitute Ken Clements, goalkeeper Joe Corrigan, and manager Tony Book (wearing overcoat) flanked by City trainers. In front: Gerard Keegan (hat), Willie Donachie, Asa Hartford, goal scorer Dennis Tueart, captain Mike Doyle and Dave Watson.