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1977 FA Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view)
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 Soccerball 53' Report Pearson Soccerball 51'
J. Greenhoff Soccerball 55'
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Liverpool
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Manchester United
GK 1 England Ray Clemence
DF 2 England Phil Neal
DF 3 Flag of Wales Joey Jones
DF 4 England Tommy Smith
MF 5 England Ray Kennedy
DF 6 England Emlyn Hughes (c)
FW 7 England Kevin Keegan
MF 8 England Jimmy Case
MF 9 Flag of Republic Ireland Steve Heighway
FW 10England David Johnson Sub off 64'
MF 11England Terry McDermott
Substitute:
MF 12England Ian Callaghan Sub on 64'
Manager:
England Bob Paisley
GK 1 England Alex Stepney
DF 2 Flag of Northern Ireland Jimmy Nicholl
DF 3 Scotland Arthur Albiston
MF 4 Flag of Northern Ireland Sammy McIlroy
DF 5 England Brian Greenhoff
DF 6 Scotland Martin Buchan (c)
MF 7 England Steve Coppell
MF 8 England Jimmy Greenhoff
FW 9 England Stuart Pearson
FW 10Scotland Lou Macari
MF 11England Gordon Hill Sub off 81'
Substitute:
MF 12Flag of Northern Ireland David McCreery Sub on 81'
Manager:
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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