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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 Stadiummarker, Londonmarker, 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 achieved this 22 years later.

Match details



LIVERPOOL:
GK 1 Ray Clemence
DF 2 Phil Neal
DF 3 Joey Jones
DF 4 Tommy Smith
MF 5 Ray Kennedy
DF 6 Emlyn Hughes (c)
FW 7 Kevin Keegan
MF 8 Jimmy Case
MF 9 Steve Heighway
FW 10 David Johnson
MF 11 Terry McDermott
Substitute:
MF 12 Ian Callaghan
Manager:
Bob Paisley
MANCHESTER UNITED:
GK 1 Alex Stepney
DF 2 Jimmy Nicholl
DF 3 Arthur Albiston
MF 4 Sammy McIlroy
DF 5 Brian Greenhoff
DF 6 Martin Buchan (c)
MF 7 Steve Coppell
MF 8 Jimmy Greenhoff
FW 9 Stuart Pearson
FW 10 Lou Macari
MF 11 Gordon Hill
Substitute:
MF 12 David McCreery
Manager:
Tommy Docherty
MATCH RULES
  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.
  • One named substitute.


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