IN 1970, Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion contested the League Cup final at Wembley Stadium. It was both club’s first appearance in the final.
Jeff Astle opened the scoring for Albion after five minutes, becoming the first player to score in the final of both the League Cup and FA Cup at Wembley. He had already scored in the first leg of the 1966 League Cup Final four years previously, however that was at West Ham’s Boleyn Ground. City equalised through Mike Doyle to send the game into extra-time, and eventually won 2–1, with Glyn Pardoe scoring the winner.
Of the 24 players to take the filed (one sub each side), 18 were English, 5 Scots and one Welsh. Both managers were English.
Things to note for new fans: mud, more mud, the hats and furs in the expensive seats, and no throbbing dance music drowning out the fans.
Shouts of ‘We are the Champions’ ring out as the Manchester City team show off the League Cup before the match. Holding it is captain Tony Book (dressed in a suit as he was not playing tonight) and Alan Oakes. (l-r) Colin Bell, Francis Lee, Glyn Pardoe, Tony Book, Joe Corrigan, Frank Carrodus and Mike Doyle. Date: 11/03/1970
Manchester City team group 1970/71 season with the League and European Cup Winners Cup Trophies
Manchester City coach Malcolm Allison
Manchester City captain Tony Book celebrates with the League Cup after his team’s 2-1 victory
West Bromwich Albion’s Asa Hartford (r) slide tackles Manchester City’s Glyn Pardoe (l)
West Bromwich Albion’s Tony Brown (l) and Manchester City’s Colin Bell (r)
West Bromwich Albion’s Jeff Astle, Len Cantello and Bobby Hope traipse off the Wembley pitch at half time
Manchester City captain Tony Book (r) shows West Bromwich Albion captain Doug Fraser (l) the result of the coin toss
Manchester City’s Dave Connor (l) looks on as teammates George Heslop (second l) and Joe Corrigan (r) are outjumped by West Bromwich Albion’s Jeff Astle (second r)
Manchester City’s Tommy Booth (second l) and Mike Doyle (third l) combine to head clear from West Bromwich Albion’s John Talbot (second r) and Dick Krzywicki (l)
Malcolm Allison Manchester City coach celebrates after their win
Tony Book, Manchester City
Tony Book is carried by George Heslop and Francis Lee with Joe Corrigan all Manchester City
West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper John Osborne receives treatment for a cut forehead
West Bromwich Albion’s John Talbut robs Manchester City’s Mike Summerbee as he is about to shoot.
Mike Summerbee of Manchester City and Ray Wilson of West Bromwich Albion (left) go for the ball, watched by Albion goalkeeper John Osborne.
West Bromwich Albion captain Doug Fraser (l) leads his team out at Wembley