OTD 1960 | Stoke Make League Cup Debut

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Stoke’s love affair with the League Cup started on this day back in 1960.

It wasn’t a particularly romantic first meeting in Doncaster though, as Stoke lost 3-1.

Second division Stoke fell to fourth division opposition at Belle Vue, with The Potters’ first ever goal in the competition being scored by Donny defender Tommy Hymers.

Stoke had to wait a year for one of their own men to score in the newly formed competition- Peter Bullock scoring the winner against Southend.

The League Cup, of course, represents Stoke’s only major cup silverware, with Peter Dobing lifting the trophy in 1972.

There will be no such joy this year though, with Stoke being knocked out in the third round by Hull City.

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