Before a capacity crowd at Wembley Stadium on Saturday (March 2), Wolverhampton Wanderers ended a ten-year lean period by winning one of England's top soccer trophies -- the Leagus Cup.
LV Zoom into GV Manchester City in light shorts kicking from right to left and crowd look on
GV Pan No. 4 Bailey crossed to Wagstaffe who crosses which is headed down by Dougan and goalie pushes it over bar and crowd cheer (2)
GV Wolves take corner (Hibbett) and Sunderlands shot bounces off crossbar (2)
GV Free kick to Manchester by Marsh and goalkeeper saves crowd applaud (2)
GV Wolves attacking and Hibbett puts Wolves into lead which is shown on score board (2)
GV Wolves kick off in second half as crowd look on (2)
GV Pan to Summerbee taking corner and ball is cleared off goal line and then Lee heads over bar as crowd cheer (2)
GV Manchester score from ten yard shots by Collin Bell and scoreboard (2)
GV Manchester takes corner by Summerbee and goalkeeper puts Bell header over bar (2 shots)
GV Manchester attack and Bell hits crossbar
GV Pan Hibbett takes corner to Wolves. Ball cleared. Bailey gains possession and crosses to Sunderland who passes to Richards who scores. Score on board
CU Sign 'Congratulations Wolverhampton Wanderers'
GV Mike Bailey and team collect medals and Cup
Initials SC/110 SC/152
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Background: Before a capacity crowd at Wembley Stadium on Saturday (March 2), Wolverhampton Wanderers ended a ten-year lean period by winning one of England's top soccer trophies -- the Leagus Cup. The defeated another first division side, Manchester city, in a hard game that was not decided until six minutes before full time. It was the first major title to be won by Wolves since 1960 when they won the Football Association cup in 1960.
Wolves and Manchester City qualified for the final only after winning a series of knock-out rounds against other English League sides. The Manchester side included four England players, Summerbee, Lee, Marsh and Bell, and one member of Scotland's World Cup side, Dennis Law. They were beaten by a side with just one full international, the veteran Derek Deugan of Northern Island.
Score two - one.