Tottenham League Cup Record Against Nottingham Forest


Tottenham are seeking their second League Cup success over Nottingham Forest in this evening’s Capital One Cup 4th Round tie at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham and Nottingham Forest have met in the League Cup on four previous occasions and Spurs have progressed to the next round of the competition on only one occcasion. Their past meetings have involved 6 matches. The first game was in 1982 and the other matches were played in a a two year period in the early 1990s.

Tottenham v Forest – We’ve Met Before

1992-93 4th Round

The last League Cup game between the two clubs was in the 4th Round in December, 1992. Spurs travelled to the City Ground in Nottingham and were defeated 2 – 0 in the Coca-Cola Cup. On their way to this stage Spurs had defeated Brentford in both legs in the 2nd Round and won 1 – 0 at Manchester City in the next round.

1991-92 Semi-Final

Ten months earlier, Spurs and Forest met at the semi-final stage of the Rumbelows Cup. In the 1st leg, Spurs drew 1 – 1 at Forest with a Gary Lineker penalty putting them in a strong position ahead of the second game. The kick-off for that match at White Hart Lane was delayed by over an hour due to a bomb scare.

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The score was 1 – 1 after 90 minutes, Lineker again scoring for Spurs but in extra time, Forest scored to win 3 – 2 on aggregate and reach the Final where they lost by a single goal to Manchester United.

1989-90 5th Round

The previous meeting in the competition was at Forest in January, 1990 in the 5th Round of the Littlewoods Cup. Lineker and Steve Sedgeley scored in a 2 – 2 draw but in the replay at home lost 2 – 3. Nayim and Steve Walsh scoring the goals.

1981-82 5th Round

The first meeting in the League Cup was at White Hart Lane in January, 1982. Ossie Ardiles scored the only goal of the game as Spurs progressed to a two-legged semi-final against West Bromwich Albion. Spurs went on to reach the Final only to lose to Liverpool.

2014-15 4th Round

This evening, after 4 games without a win, Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping that Tottenham can secure a win over Forest but it will not be an easy task as the visitors are undefeated this season and are a point clear at the top of the Championship. Forest won at Tranmere and Huddersfield in the previous rounds to reach this stage.

Stuart Pearce’s team will provide a stiff test for Spurs who are looking to recover from last weekend’s defeat to West Brom and avoid 3 consecutive home defeats ahead of the north London derby at the Emirates on Saturday evening.