Exeter in the League Cup

The League Cup or EFL Cup is currently known as the Carabao Cup for sponsorship reasons

It is an annual knockout competition and is organised by the English Football League (EFL), and is open to any club within the top four levels of the League, usually 92 clubs in total. It was held first in 1960/61 and in the Grecians first season they drew 1-1 with Manchester United in the first round, in front of 16000 fans, Graham Rees scoring the goal.

The tournament is currently played over seven rounds, with single leg ties throughout, except the semi-finals. The final is held at Wembley.

City's best seasons have been 1973/74, 1978/79, 1979/80 and 1989/90 where they reached the fourth round. In 1989/90 they took Sunderland to a replay at Roker Park having been 2-0 up in the first leg with goals from Darren Rowbotham and Steve Neville.

In 1968/69 The Grecians met Tottenham at White Hart Lane in the 3rd round in front of nearly 26000 fans, having beaten Plymouth, over 3 games, and Sheffield Wednesday to get there.

Tony Kellow, 10 goals and Keith Bowker 8, are the club's all time leading scorers in the competition. All the league cup goalscorers can be seen on a separate page 

Date Opponents Venue Score Att Scorers Round Notes
1960/61
19/10/1960 Manchester United       Home 1-1 16000 Rees LC 1  
26/10/1960 Manchester United  Away 1-4 15662 Thompson (P) LC 1R  
1961/62
11/09/1961 Mansfield Town Away 2-5 5904 Gordon, Blue LC 1  
1962/63
05/09/1962 Aldershot  Away 0-2 4000 : LC 1  
1963/64
04/09/1963 Oxford United  Away 1-0 5000 Cochrane LC 1  
25/09/1963 Hull City  Away 0-1 8500 : LC 2  
1964/65
02/09/1964 Gillingham Home 2-0 7788 Carter, Banks LC 1  
23/09/1964 Bradford City Home 3-5 8000 Curtis 2, Hancock LC 2  
1965/66
01/09/1965 Colchester United Away 1-2 2900 Curtis  LC  1  
1966/67
24/08/1966 Torquay United Home 2-2 7000 McLean, Smyth LC  1  
31/08/1966 Torquay Away 2-1 7679 McLean, Harford LC 1R  
14/09/1966 Cardiff City Away 1-0 5000 Harford LC  2  
05/10/1966 Walsall Home 1-2 5487 McNeil LC  3  
1967/68
28/08/1967 Torquay United Away 0-0 6784 : LC 1  
23/08/1967 Torquay United Home 0-3 5700 : LC 1R  
1968/69
14/08/1968 Plymouth Argyle Away 0-0 8662 : LC 1  
21/08/1968 Plymouth Argyle Home 0-0 13338 : LC 1R  
26/08/1968 Plymouth Argyle Neutral 1-0 10884 Kirkham LC 1 (2R)  
04/09/1968 Sheffield Wednesday Home 3-1 15962 Curtis, Corr, Bullock LC 2  
25/09/1968 Tottenham Hotspur Away 3-6 25796 Banks 2, Mitten LC 3  
1969/70
13/08/1969 Bristol City Home 1-1 8050 Banks  LC 1  
19/08/1969 Bristol City Away 2-3 10915 Corr, Parr(og) LC 1R  
1970/71
18/08/1970 Swansea City Home 0-0 4932 : LC 1  
25/08/1970 Swansea City Away 2-4 6739 Gadston, Mitten LC 1R  
1971/72
18/08/1971 Bristol Rovers Home 0-3 6418 : LC 1  
1972/73
16/08/1972 Brighton & Hove Albion Away 1-2 10155 Binney LC 1  
1973/74
28/08/1973 Swansea City Away 1-1 8000 Binney LC 1  
05/09/1973  Swansea City Home 2-1 5023 Binney 2 LC 1R  
10/10/1973 Rotherham United  Away 4-1 7000 Binney, Parker, Wingate, Joy LC 2  
31/10/1973 West Bromwich Albion Away 3-1 10783 Binney , Plumb LC 3  
04/11/1973 Wolverhampton Wanderers  Away 1-5 7622 Plumb LC 4  
1974/75
21/08/1974 Swansea City Home 3-1 3472 Jennings 3 LC 1  
11/09/1974 Hereford  Home 0-1 3500 : LC 2  
1975/76
19/08/1975 Newport County Away 1-1 2268 Bowker LC 1 Ist Leg  
26/08/1975 Newport County Home 2-0 3303 Beer, Bowker LC 1 2nd Leg  
10/09/1975 Torquay United Away 1-1 5186 Hatch LC 2  
17/09/1975 Torquay United Home 1-2 4707 Beer  LC 2R  
1976/77
14/08/1976 Plymouth Argyle Away 1-0 8500 Kellow LC 1 Ist Leg  
18/08/1976 Plymouth Argyle Home 1-0 9000 Jordan LC 1 2nd Leg  Pictured below
31/08/1976 Norwich City Home 1-3 9449 Kellow LC 2  
1977/78
13/08/1977 Plymouth Argyle Home 2-2 6712 Robertson (2pens) LC 1 Ist Leg  
16/08/1977 Plymouth Argyle Away 0-0 7639 : LC 1 2nd Leg  
23/08/1977 Plymouth Argyle Neutral 1-0 8776 Beer LC 1 Replay  
31/08/1977 Aston Villa Home 1-3 13768 Robertson LC 2  
1978/79
12/08/1978 AFC Bournemouth Away 1-0 5000 Kellow LC 1 Ist Leg  
15/08/1978 AFC Bournemouth Home 1-1 3500 Delve LC 1 2nd Leg  
29/08/1978 Blackburn Rovers Home 2-1 4250 Bowker, Delve LC 2  
04/10/1978 Bolton Wanderers Home 2-1 9151 Delve, Kellow (pen) LC 3  
08/11/1978 Watford Home 0-2 14740 : LC 4  
1979/80
11/08/1979 Hereford  Away 3-1 3278 Bowker 3 LC 1 Ist Leg  
15/08/1979 Hereford  Home 2-1 4312 Pullar, Pearson LC 1 2nd Leg  
28/08/1979 Doncaster Rovers Away 1-3 4636 Pullar LC2 1st Leg  
05/09/1979 Doncaster Rovers Home 5-1 3000 Bowker 2, Hatch, Neville (pen), Sims LC2 2nd Leg  
26/09/1979 Birmingham City Away 2-1 13669 Neville 2 LC 3  
30/10/1979 Liverpool Away 0-2 21000 : LC 4  
1980/81
09/08/1980 Bristol Rovers Home 1-1 4702 Kellow LC 1 Ist Leg  
12/08/1980 Bristol Rovers Away 1-1 4000 Kellow LC 1 2nd Leg Bristol Rovers won 7-6 on penalties
1981/82
02/09/1981 Cardiff City Away 1-2 3000 Cooke LC 1 Ist Leg  
16/09/1981 Cardiff City Home 3-1 4500 Fisher, Cooke(pen), Kellow LC 1 2nd Leg  
07/10/1981 Liverpool Away 0-5 11000 : LC2 1st Leg  
28/09/1981 Liverpool Home 0-6 11740 : LC2 2nd Leg  
1982/83
01/09/1982 Newport County Home 1-2 2292 Kellow LC 1 Ist Leg  
14/09/1982 Newport County Away 0-6 2684 : LC 1 2nd Leg  
1983/84
31/08/1983 Cardiff City Home 2-3 4000 Kellow, Rogers LC 1 Ist Leg  
13/09/1983 Cardiff City Away 1-2 3450 McEwan LC 1 2nd Leg  
1984/85
29/08/1984 Cardiff City Home 1-0 3469 Viney (pen) LC 1 Ist Leg  
04/09/1984 Cardiff City Away 0-2 2000 : LC 1 2nd Leg  
1985/86
August 20, 1985 Plymouth Argyle  Away 1-2 4754 Pratt (pen) LC 1 Ist Leg  
04/09/1985 Plymouth Argyle  Home 2-0 3362 G.Kimble, Marker LC 1 2nd Leg  
25/09/1985 Aston Villa Home 1-4 5325 Kellow LC2 1st Leg  
09/10/1985 Aston Villa Away 1-8 7678 Crawford LC2 2nd Leg  
1986/87
August 27, 1986 Newport County Home 0-0 1545 : LC 1 Ist Leg  
02/08/1986 Newport County Away 0-1 1600 : LC 1 2nd Leg  
1987/88
August 18, 1987 AFC Bournemouth  Away 1-1 4094 O'Connell LC 1 Ist Leg  
26/08/1987 AFC Bournemouth Home 1-3 4000 O'Connell LC 1 2nd Leg After extra time
1988/89
August 30, 1988 Bristol City Away 0-1 6005 : LC 1 Ist Leg  
07/09/1988 Bristol City Home 0-1 2749 : LC 1 2nd Leg  
1989/90
23/08/1989 Swansea City Home 3-0 2777 Rowbotham 2, McDermott LC 1 Ist Leg  
29/08/1989 Swansea City Away 1-1 1987 Rowbotham LC 1 2nd Leg  
20/09/1989 Blackburn Rovers Home 3-0 4808 Vinnicombe,Dryden, Young LC2 1st Leg  
03/10/1989 Blackburn Rovers Away 1-2 6608 Rowbotham LC2 2nd Leg  
25/10/1989 Blackpool Home 3-0 6508 McNichol, Neville, Rowbotham LC 3  
November 29, 1989 Sunderland Home 2-2 8643 Rowbotham, Neville LC 4  
December 5, 1989 Sunderland Away 2-5 18130 Benjamin, McNichol LC 4R  
1990/91
August 29, 1990 Notts County Home 1-1 3858 Dryden LC 1 Ist Leg  
September 21, 1990 Notts County Away 0-1 4204 : LC 1 2nd Leg  
1991/92
August 21, 1991 Birmingham City Home 0-1 4071 : LC 1 Ist Leg  
August 27, 1991 Birmingham City Away 0-4 6177 : LC 1 2nd Leg  
1992/93
August 18, 1992 Birmingham City Home 0-0 3030 : LC 1 Ist Leg  
August 25, 1992 Birmingham City Away 4-1 5715 Dolan 2, Kelly, Hodge LC 1 2nd Leg  
September 22, 1992 Oldham Athletic Home 0-1 4375 : LC2 1st Leg  
October 7, 1992 Oldham Athletic Away 0-0 6269 : LC2 2nd Leg  
1993/94
August 17, 1993 Walsall Away 0-0 2024 : LC 1 Ist Leg  
August 25, 1993 Walsall Home 2-1 2037 Jepson 2 (1 pen) LC 1 2nd Leg  
September 22, 1993 Derby County Home 1-3 5634 Storer LC2 1st Leg  
October 6, 1993 Derby County Away 0-2 10569 : LC2 2nd Leg  
1994/95
August 17, 1994 Swansea City Away 2-2 2050 Turner, Cecere LC 1 Ist Leg  
August 23, 1994 Swansea City Home 0-2 2523 : LC 1 2nd Leg  
1995/96
August 15, 1995 Torquay United Away 0-0 2473 : LC 1 Ist Leg  
August 23, 1995 Torquay United Home 1-1 3721 Richardson LC 1 2nd Leg Torquay won on away goals
1996/97
August 20, 1996 Barnet Home 0-4 2975 : LC 1 Ist Leg  
September 3, 1996 Barnet Away 0-2 1330 : LC 1 2nd Leg  
1997/98
August 12, 1997 Walsall Away 0-2 2321 : LC 1 Ist Leg  
August 26, 1997 Walsall Home 0-1 2467 : LC 1 2nd Leg  
1998/99
August 11, 1998 Ipswich Town Home 1-1 3233 Richardson LC 1 Ist Leg  
August 18, 1998 Ipswich Town Away 1-5 7952 Richardson LC 1 2nd Leg  
1999/00
August 10, 1999 Birmingham City Away 0-3 18976 : LC 1 Ist Leg  
24/08/1999 Birmingham City Home 1-2 2338 McConnell LC 1 2nd Leg  
2000/01
22/08/2000 Swindon Town Away 1-1 5193 Ampadu LC 1 Ist Leg  
05/09/2000 Swindon Town Home 1-2 2825 Rawlinson LC 1 2nd Leg  
2001/02
21/08/2001 Walsall Home 0-1 1993 : LC 1  
2002/03
11/09/2002 Brighton & Hove Albion Away 1-2 5200 McConnell LC 1 After extra time
2008/09
12/08/2008 Southampton Home 1-3 6471 Moxey LC 1  
2009/10
11/08/2009 Queen's Park Rangers Home 0-5 4614 : LC 1  
2010/11
10/08/2010 Ipswich Town Home 2-3 4250 Harley 2 LC 1 After extra time
2011/12
09/08/2011 Yeovil Town Home 2-0 3856 Bauza, Sheppard LC 1  
24/09/2011 Liverpool Away 1-3 8290 Nardiello (pen) LC 2  
2012/13
14/08/2012 Crystal Palace Home 1-2 3650 O'Flynn LC 1  
2013/14
06/08/2013 Queen's Park Rangers Home 0-2 5353 : LC 1  
2014/15
12/08/2014 AFC Bournemouth Home 0-2 2648 : LC 1  
2015/16
11/08/2015 Swindon Town Away 2-1 4693 Nicholls, Wheeler LC 1  
25/08/2015 Sunderland Away 3-6 14360 Oyeleke, Wheeler, McCready LC 2  
2016/17
09/08/2016 Brentford Home 1-0 2633 Harley LC 1 After extra time
23/08/2016 Hull City  Home 1-3 4037 Taylor LC 2  
2017/18
08/08/2017 Charlton Athletic Home 1-2 2699 Holmes LC 1  
2018/19
14/08/2018 Ipswich Town Home 1-1 3675 Brown LC 1 Exeter won  4-2 on pens
28/08/2018 Fulham Away 0-2 9333 : LC 2  
2019/20
10/08/2019 Coventry City  Away 1-4 1555 Sweeney LC 1 Played at St Andrews, Birmingham

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