9. Man City 2-1 Newcastle, 1976
A game that took on huge subsequent importance as both teams suffered trophy droughts. On its own merits, it will forever be remembered for Dennis Tueart’s overhead-kick winner. Teenage forward Peter Barnes put City ahead before Alan Gowling equalised 10 minutes from half-time, setting the stage for boyhood Toon fan Tueart to make Tony Book the first man to win the League Cup as player and manager. It was Man City's last cup triumph until 2011, and the closest Newcastle have come – with honourable mentions for the 1998 and 1999 FA Cup final defeats – to their first pot since the 1955 FA Cup, unless you count the 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.