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1977 FA Cup Final

1977 FA Cup Final
Event 1976–77 FA Cup
Date 21 May 1977
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee Bob Matthewson
Attendance 99,252

The 1977 FA Cup Final was the final match of the 1976–77 FA Cup, the 96th season of England's premier cup football competition. The match was played on 21 May 1977 at Wembley Stadium, London, and it was contested by Manchester United and Liverpool. United won the game 2–1. All three goals came in a five-minute period early in the second half. Stuart Pearson opened the scoring when he latched onto a long ball forward and drove a hard shot past Ray Clemence. Liverpool equalised through Jimmy Case soon after, as he turned and hooked a right foot half-volley into the top corner, giving Stepney no chance. However, just three minutes later, United regained the lead when Lou Macari's shot deflected off team mate Jimmy Greenhoff's chest and looped into the net past Clemence and Phil Neal on the line.

United's victory prevented Liverpool from winning The Treble of the league title, FA Cup and European Cup – Manchester United became the first club to achieve this feat 22 years later.

Match details

GK 1 23x15px Ray Clemence
DF 2 23x15px Phil Neal
DF 3 23x15px Joey Jones
DF 4 23x15px Tommy Smith
MF 5 23x15px Ray Kennedy
DF 6 23x15px Emlyn Hughes (c)
FW 7 23x15px Kevin Keegan
MF 8 23x15px Jimmy Case
MF 9
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Steve Heighway
FW 10 23x15px David Johnson Substituted off 64'
MF 11 23x15px Terry McDermott
MF 12 23x15px Ian Callaghan Substituted in 64'
23x15px Bob Paisley
GK 1 23x15px Alex Stepney
DF 2 23x15px Jimmy Nicholl
DF 3 23x15px Arthur Albiston
MF 4 23x15px Sammy McIlroy
DF 5 23x15px Brian Greenhoff
DF 6 23x15px Martin Buchan (c)
MF 7 23x15px Steve Coppell
MF 8 23x15px Jimmy Greenhoff
FW 9 23x15px Stuart Pearson
FW 10 23x15px Lou Macari
MF 11 23x15px Gordon Hill Substituted off 81'
MF 12 23x15px David McCreery Substituted in 81'
23x15px Tommy Docherty

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.
  • One named substitute.


Peter Corrigan and Julie Welch (1977-05-22). "United win the Cup". The Observer. p. 1. 

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