The 1961 Football League Cup Final was the inaugural League Cup final. It was contested by Rotherham United and Aston Villa over two legs. Aston Villa won 3–2 on aggregate.
Due to fixture congestion, the second leg wasn't played until after the start of the 1961–2 season. As a result Villa began their defence of the trophy just eight days after winning it.
... Bristol Rovers Round 4 Bolton Wanderers 0–2 Rotherham United Quarter-final Rotherham United 3–0 Portsmouth Semi-final (1st leg) Rotherham United 3–2 Shrewsbury Town Semi-final (2nd leg) Shrewsbury Town 1–1 ...
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