1961 British League Cup

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1961 British League Cup
Country Great Britain
Teams 16
Champions Hearts
Runners-up Celtic
Matches played 16
Goals scored 46 (2.88 per match)

The 1961 British League Cup was the _th of the British League Cup, a cup competition for the teams competing in Britain. This was the third time that all of the teams came from the British Football League. The competition took place between December and February with the final being held at Windsor Park.

First round[edit | edit source]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Ards 2–4 Celtic 17 December 1960
2 Tottenham Hotspur 0–1 Hearts 17 December 1960
3 Aberdeen 2–0 Rangers 17 December 1960
4 Linfield 1–5 West Bromwich Albion 17 December 1960
5 Blackpool 2–0 Kilmarnock 18 December 1960
6 Arsenal 3–0 Wrexham 18 December 1960
7 Glentoran 2–1 Stockport County 18 December 1960
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 West Ham United 18 December 1960

Quarter Finals[edit | edit source]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–1 Celtic 7 January 1961
2 Aberdeen 2–1 Arsenal 7 January 1961
3 West Bromwich Albion 2–0 Glentoran 7 January 1961
4 Blackpool 1–2 Hearts 7 January 1961

Semi Finals[edit | edit source]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Celtic 4–0 Aberdeen 21 January 1961
2 Hearts 1–1 West Bromwich Albion 21 January 1961
Replay West Bromwich Albion 1–2 Hearts 25 January 1961

Final[edit | edit source]

The final was played on the 20 February, at Hampden Park and was won by Hearts, beating Celtic 2–1.

18 February
15:00 BST
Celtic 1–2 Hearts
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: John Kelly

External Links[edit | edit source]

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