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1966 FA Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view)
Event1965–66 FA Cup
Date14 May 1966
VenueWembley Stadium, London
1965
1967

The 1966 FA Cup Final was a football match played on 14 May 1966. It was contested by Everton and Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley. Everton were the first team since Bury FC in 1903 to reach an FA Cup Final without conceding a goal in the preceding rounds.

Everton came back from 2–0 down to win 3–2, with goals by Mike Trebilcock (2) and Derek Temple. Jim McCalliog and David Ford scored the Owls' goals. Temple's winner came after an unfortunate slip by Gerry Young, when the ball squirmed under his foot, and Temple was able to run clear and slot the ball past goalkeeper Springett into the corner. Everton became only the second side ever, after Blackpool in 1953, to come from two goals behind to win the cup without the need of extra time, a feat which has not been repeated since. By contrast, Wednesday hold the unwanted record of being the only side ever to lose an FA Cup Final in regulation time having held a two-goal lead and without the loss of a player to injury, Bolton in 1953 having been effectively reduced to nine fit men before losing their two-goal lead.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles both attended the match. Everton fan Eddie Cavanagh invaded the playing area and was pursued across the pitch by a policeman.

This result meant the FA Cup was taken back to Goodison Park for the third time and the first time for 33 years, since the team which included Dixie Dean had won it in 1933.

Match details

14 May 1966
15:00 BST
Everton 3–2 Sheffield Wednesday Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Jack Taylor (Staffordshire)
Trebilcock Soccerball 59' Soccerball 64'
Temple Soccerball 74'
Report McCalliog Soccerball 4'
Ford Soccerball 57'
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Everton
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Sheffield Wednesday
1 England Gordon West
2 England Tommy Wright
3 England Ray Wilson
4 Scotland Jimmy Gabriel
5 England Brian Labone (c)
6 England Brian Harris
7 Scotland Alex Scott
8 England Mike Trebilcock
9 Scotland Alex Young
10England Colin Harvey
11England Derek Temple
Manager:
England Harry Catterick
1 England Ron Springett
2 England Wilf Smith
3 England Don Megson
4 England Peter Eustace
5 England Sam Ellis
6 England Gerry Young
7 England Graham Pugh
8 England John Fantham
9 Scotland Jim McCalliog
10England David Ford
11England John Quinn
Manager:
England Alan Brown

Match rules

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

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