1977 FA Cup Final
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Event1976–77 FA Cup
Date21 May 1977
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeBob Matthewson
Attendance99,252
1976
1978

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

21 May 1977
15:00 BST
Liverpool 1–2 Manchester United Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 99,252
Referee: Bob Matthewson (Lancashire)
Case Goal 53' Report Pearson Goal 51'
J. Greenhoff Goal 55'
Liverpool
Manchester United
GK 1 Flag of England Ray Clemence
DF 2 Flag of England Phil Neal
DF 3 Flag of Wales Joey Jones
DF 4 Flag of England Tommy Smith
MF 5 Flag of England Ray Kennedy
DF 6 Flag of England Emlyn Hughes (c)
FW 7 Flag of England Kevin Keegan
MF 8 Flag of England Jimmy Case
MF 9 Flag of Republic of Ireland Steve Heighway
FW 10 Flag of England David Johnson Substituted off in the 64th minute 64'
MF 11 Flag of England Terry McDermott
Substitute:
MF 12 Flag of England Ian Callaghan Substituted on in the 64th minute 64'
Manager:
Flag of England Bob Paisley
GK 1 Flag of England Alex Stepney
DF 2 Flag of Northern Ireland Jimmy Nicholl
DF 3 Flag of Scotland Arthur Albiston
MF 4 Flag of Northern Ireland Sammy McIlroy
DF 5 Flag of England Brian Greenhoff
DF 6 Flag of Scotland Martin Buchan (c)
MF 7 Flag of England Steve Coppell
MF 8 Flag of England Jimmy Greenhoff
FW 9 Flag of England Stuart Pearson
FW 10 Flag of Scotland Lou Macari
MF 11 Flag of England Gordon Hill Substituted off in the 81st minute 81'
Substitute:
MF 12 Flag of Northern Ireland David McCreery Substituted on in the 81st minute 81'
Manager:
Flag of Scotland 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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