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1974 FA Charity Shield

1974 FA Charity Shield
Event FA Charity Shield
Liverpool won 6–5 on penalties
Date 10 August 1974
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee Bob Matthewson

The 1974 FA Charity Shield was a football match played on 10 August 1974 between 1973–74 champions Leeds United and 1974 FA Cup Final winners Liverpool. Bill Shankly led Liverpool out onto the pitch for the last time, he had retired in July 1974 to be replaced by Bob Paisley.

The match was notorious for a display of violence by Billy Bremner and Kevin Keegan, who were dismissed after the hour for trading punches. Both players felt they had been harshly treated and took off their shirts, flinging them on to the Wembley track as they left the pitch. The FA fined both players £500 and banned them until September, meaning they would miss eleven matches.

The match finished 1–1, Phil Boersma had opened the scoring for Liverpool in the 20th minute, but Trevor Cherry headed home Leeds equaliser in the 70th. The game then went to a penalty shoot out and, with the scores balanced at 5–5 in sudden death, Leeds chose their keeper David Harvey to go next. Harvey hit the ball over the crossbar, and Ian Callaghan scored the winner for Liverpool who won the game 6–5.

The match – and the fight between Keegan and Bremner – is mentioned in the stylised novel The Damned United with Brian Clough requesting of Bremner "good, clean attractive football...starting next week at the Charity Shield". In the subsequent film version, the match is included with some of the original footage used.

Match details

GK 1 23x15px Ray Clemence
RB 2 23x15px Tommy Smith
LB 3 23x15px Alec Lindsay
CB 4 23x15px Phil Thompson
CM 5 23x15px Peter Cormack
CB 6 23x15px Emlyn Hughes
CF 7 23x15px Kevin Keegan Sent off 60'
CM 8 23x15px Brian Hall
LM 9
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Steve Heighway
RM 11 23x15px Ian Callaghan
CF 12 23x15px Phil Boersma
DF 13 23x15px Brian Kettle
MF 14 23x15px John McLaughlin
DF 15 23x15px Max Thompson
MF 16 23x15px Peter Spiring
GK 17 23x15px Peter McDonnell
23x15px Bob Paisley
GK 1 23x15px David Harvey
RB 2 23x15px Paul Reaney
LB 3 23x15px Trevor Cherry
CM 4 23x15px Billy Bremner Sent off 60'
CB 5 23x15px Gordon McQueen
CB 6 23x15px Norman Hunter
CM 7 23x15px Peter Lorimer
CF 8 23x15px Allan Clarke Substituted off
CF 9 23x15px Joe Jordan
RM 11
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland John Giles
LM 12 23x15px Eddie Gray
MF 23x15px Duncan McKenzie Substituted in
23x15px Brian Clough