Leeds into first Wembly final

PUBLISHED : Monday, 26 February, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 26 February, 1996, 12:00am

GHANAIAN Tony Yeboah's 17th goal of the season yesterday helped Leeds to their first Wembley final for 23 years.

He scored the second goal with a bicycle kick in the 3-0 League Cup semi-final second leg win over First Division Birmingham.

Leeds, 5-1 winners on aggregate, will play Aston Villa in the final on March 24.

Yeboah's strike came just two minutes after South African Phil Masinga had slid in the first from close range.

Any hopes Birmingham fostered of retrieving the tie died a few minutes later when Steve Claridge drove his penalty against a post.

Brian Deane headed in a cross four minutes from the end to ensure Leeds their first Wembley final since 1973's FA Cup defeat by Sunderland.