Texaco Cup




Winners: Derby County

Runners-up: Airdrieonians

Winners from previous season: Wolverhampton Wanderers


First round: 1st leg
15 September 1971Ballymena United3-2Waterford Ballymena Showgrounds, Ballymena
15 September 1971Derby County6-2Dundee United20,059Baseball Ground, Derby
14 September 1971Falkirk1-0Coventry City12,000Brockville Park, Falkirk
15 September 1971Heart of Midlothian1-0Newcastle United17,679Tynecastle, Edinburgh
15 September 1971Huddersfield Town1-0Morton5,769Leeds Road, Huddersfield
15 September 1971Manchester City2-2Airdrieonians15,055

Maine Road, Manchester

15 September 1971Motherwell0-1Stoke City8,231

Firs Park, Motherwell

15 September 1971Shamrock Rovers5-1Coleraine 

Glenmalure Park, Dublin

First round: 2nd leg
27 September 1971Airdrieonians2-0Manchester City18,500

Broomfield Park, Airdrie

 (Airdrieonians win 4-2 on aggregate)  
29 September 1971Coleraine0-3Shamrock Rovers The Showgrounds, Coleraine
 (Shamrock Rovers win 8-1 on aggregate)  
28 September 1971Coventry City3-0Falkirk14,283

Highfield Road, Coventry


 (Coventy City win 3-1 on aggregate)  
29 September 1971Dundee United3-2Derby County6,000Tannadice Park, Dundee
 (Derby County win 8-5 on aggregate)  
27 September 1971Morton1-2Huddersfield Town12,000Cappielow Park, Greenock
 (Hudderfield Town win 3-1 on aggregate)  
28 September 1971Newcastle United2-1Heart of Midlothian24,380

St James's Park, Newcastle


 (2-2 on aggregate, Newcastle United win 4-3 on pens.)  
29 September 1971Stoke City4-1Motherwell12,072

Victoria Ground, Stoke

 (Stoke City win 5-1 on aggregate) 


30 September 1971Waterford3-3Ballymena United 

Kilcohan Park, Waterford

 (Ballymena United win 6-5 on aggregate) 



Quarter-finals: 1st leg

20 October 1971Ballymena United4-1Shamrock Rovers 

Ballymena Showgrounds, Ballymena

19 October 1971Coventry City1-1Newcastle United12,311Highfield Road, Coventry
20 October 1971Derby County3-2Stoke City21,487Baseball Ground, Derby
19 October 1971Huddersfield Town1-2Airdrieonians5,462Leeds Road, Huddersfield
Quarter-finals: 2nd leg
3 November 1971Airdrieonians51Huddersfield Town10,000Broomfield Park, Airdrie
 (Airdrieonians win 7-3 on aggregate)  
3 November 1971Newcastle United 5-1Coventry City 25,230 St James's Park, Newcastle 
 (Newcastle United win 6-2 on aggregate)  
3 November 1971Shamrock Rovers1-1Ballymena United Glenmalure Park, Dublin
 (Ballymena United win 5-2 on aggregate)  
3 November 1971Stoke City1-1Derby County23,461Victoria Ground, Stoke
 (Derby County win 4-3 on aggregate)
Semi-finals: 1st leg
24 November 1971Ballymena United0-3Airdrieonians
 Ballymena Showgrounds, Ballymena
24 November 1971Derby County1-0Newcastle United
20,021Baseball Ground, Derby
Semi-finals: 2nd leg
8 December 1971Airdrieonians4-3Ballymena United 

Broomfield Park, Airdrie

 (Airdrieonians win 7-3 on aggregate) 


8 December 1971Newcastle United2-4Derby County37,140

St James's Park, Newcastle


 (Derby County win 5-2 on aggregate) 




Final: 1st leg

26 January 1972Airdrieonians0-0Derby County16,000

Broomfield Park, Airdrie



Final: 2nd leg

26 April 1972Derby County2-1Airdrieonians25,102

Baseball Ground, Derby

 (Derby County win 2-1 on aggregate)