Match details

Liverpool 1 - 1 Birmingham City

Penalty shootout: 5 - 4

Game date: Sunday 25 February 2001 at 15:00 Stadium: Millennium Stadium
Competition: League Cup Final Attendance: 73,500
Half - time score: 1 - 0 Referee: Elleray DR
Manager: Gérard Houllier Opposition manager: Trevor Francis

Opposition lineup

Ian Bennett, Nicky Eaden, Martin Grainger, Danny Sonner, Darren Purse, Michael Johnson, Jon McCarthy, Martin O'Connor, Geoff Horsfield, Dele Adebola, Stan Lazaridis

Opposition goals

Darren Purse 90' pen

Opposition substitutions

Dele Adebola out for Andy Johnson 46'
Danny Sonner out for Michael Hughes 71'
Geoff Horsfield out for Marcelo 80'

Penalty shootout

Gary McAllister scored 1 - 0
1 - 0 Martin Grainger saved
Nick Barmby scored 2 - 0
2 - 1 Darren Purse scored
Christian Ziege scored 3 - 1
3 - 2 Marcelo scored
Didi Hamann saved 3 - 2
3 - 3 Stan Lazaridis scored
Robbie Fowler scored 4 - 3
4 - 4 Michael Hughes scored
Jamie Carragher scored 5 - 4
5 - 4 Andy Johnson saved


- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 25.41
- Average age of the Birmingham City starting lineup: 28.38
- Jamie Carragher recalls: "People remind me about my run-up for the penalty I took in the shootout and how it must go down as the longest in history. It was sudden death but I didn’t have any nerves. I knew where I wanted to put it and thankfully it went in. My Dad missed the moment, though. He left his seat because he couldn’t watch. It had been a difficult game but we battled through and deserved it. It was my first trophy with the senior Liverpool team and it was the catalyst for us to go on and win the cup Treble. Gerard Houllier told us to remember how winning felt and urged us to use it as an inspiration. It was and we did."

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