Leicester City

Leicester's 2000 Cup Final – Elliott's Crowning Moment At Wembley

Matt Elliott was Leicester City's captain in the final of the League Cup in 2000. Ninety minutes of football at Wembley would end with the powerful centre-back writing his name into the Club's history. On his birthday (1 November), we remember that halcyon time in Foxes folklore...

It's 7am on Saturday 12 February, 2000. The sun’s around half-an-hour from rising and yet, huddled together, outside the Carling Stand at Filbert Street, there’s a group of Leicester City supporters waiting for the noise of the ticket office’s shutters to be raised.

Just to the left of the ticket office is the Fox Leisure store, decked out with fleeces, polo shirts, scarves, rosettes, jester hats, ribbons and pom-poms, all embroidered with the Worthington Cup logo. That’s the reason for this peculiar gathering.

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