Paisley lands League Cup with Man U victory

Paisley lands League Cup with Man U victory26 March 1983

Liverpool came from behind to beat Manchester United 2-1 to win the League Cup in front of 100,000 spectators at Wembley.

After seeing off Ipswich, Rotherham, Norwich, West Ham and Burnley to get to the final, confidence was high for the reigning champions.

It came as a major blow, then, when Northern Ireland international Norman Whiteside fired United into a first-half lead.

It took until the 75th minute for Alan Kennedy to equalise with a low drilled effort into the net.

Then, eight minutes into extra-time, Ronnie Whelan became the Wembley hero for the second year in a row (having bagged a brace in the previous season's League Cup final win over Spurs) when he curled home a magnificent goal to win the cup for the Reds. 
  
It was Bob Paisley's final season in charge and, as a fantastic mark of respect for their retiring boss, captain Graeme Souness and the team made the great man go up first to lift the cup. 
 

The trophy would return to Anfield the following season under Joe Fagan to make it four consecutive League Cup triumphs.