The 2008 Football League Cup Final was a football match played on 24 February 2008. It was the first League Cup Final to be played at the new Wembley Stadium, the defending champions were Chelsea, who beat Arsenal in the 2007 Final at Cardiffs Millennium Stadium. The final was contested by Tottenham Hotspur, who beat Arsenal 6–2 on aggregate in the semi-final, and Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur defeated Chelsea 2–1, after extra time, winning their first trophy in nine years. Chelsea took the lead in the 37th minute through a Didier Drogba free kick and this goal made Drogba the first player to score in three League Cup Finals, having also done so in 2005 and 2007. A Wayne Bridge handball gave Tottenham a 68th-minute penalty, and Bulgarian Dimitar Berbatov converted from the spot. Three minutes into extra time, Jonathan Woodgate headed a Jermaine Jenas free kick onto Petr Čech, who in turn pushed it straight back onto Woodgates head to score the winning goal. The win was an important one for Tottenham as they secured UEFA Cup qualification for the season, something they would not have achieved in the Premier League. Source, ESPN Didier Drogbas goal made him the leading scorer in League Cup Finals with four. He also became the first player to score in three League Cup finals and the first to score in three consecutive English domestic cup finals
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The Tottenham players celebrate after having won their first trophy in nine years.