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Forest Rewind in association with Football Index - Reds lift League Cup

29 April 2020

In association with Football Index, we take a look back to 30 years ago today as Nottingham Forest lifted the League Cup with a 1-0 victory over Oldham...

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Oldham

(Jemson 47')

Forest: Sutton, Laws, Pearce, Walker, Chettle, Hodge, Crosby, Parker, Clough, Jemson, Carr

Oldham: Rhodes, Barlow, Barrett, Irwin, Adams, Warhurst, Henry, Holden, Milligan, Bunn (Palmer), Ritchie


On this day in 1990, Nottingham Forest came out on top at Wembley as they defeated Oldham to win the League Cup. 

Oldham started the game brightly but Franz Carr forced the first save of the game, his header being tipped round the post by Andy Rhodes. Steve Sutton was also called into action, acrobatically tipping an Andy Ritchie shot over the crossbar as the defences were on top in the first half. 

Rhodes once again denied Forest on the half-hour, diving low to his left to stop a good shot from Garry Parker, before Carr showed some neat footwork to flash an effort just wide on the stroke of half-time. 

Two minutes into the second half and Forest took the lead through Nigel Jemson. A long kick forward was flicked on to Nigel Clough who showed great close control to play in Jemson one-on-one. His initial shot was saved but he was on hand to finish off the rebound to put The Reds ahead. 

Steve Sutton produced an absolutely sublime save to deny substitute Roger Palmer, clawing away his header to push it around the post on 70 minutes. 

The one goal was enough for Forest as they secured consecutive League Cup trophies, making it four League Cup wins for Brian Clough.


Road to the final

Round 2

First leg - Forest 1-1 Huddersfield (Crosby)
Second leg - Huddersfield 3-3 Forest (Crosby, Clough, Gaynor)

Round 3

Crystal Palace 0-0 Forest
Replay - Forest 5-0 Crystal Palace (Pearce, Hodge 2, Clough, Hopkins OG)

Round 4

Forest 1-0 Everton (Chapman)


Forest 2-2 Tottenham (Crosby, Parker)
Replay - Tottenham 2-3 Forest (Hodge 2, Jemson)


First leg - Forest 2-1 Coventry (Pearce, Clough)
Second leg - Coventry 0-0 Forest

Top of the Pops

Madonna was at the top of the UK music charts at the end of April 1990 with her hit song Vogue. It reached number one on 8th April and was at top spot for four weeks before being replaced by Killer by Adamski.

At the box office

Look Who's Talking was at the top of the UK box office charts on this day in 1990. The romantic comedy, starring John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and Bruce Willis, follows the life of a woman's love-life after she gives birth to her son who provides a baby's point-of-view narration throughout.


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