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1984 FA Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view)
EventFA Cup 1983–84
Date19 May 1984
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeJohn Hunting (Leicester)
Attendance100,000
1983
1985

The 1984 FA Cup Final was contested by Everton and Watford at Wembley. Everton won 2–0, with one goal by Graeme Sharp and a particularly memorable goal from Andy Gray. He was adjudged by many to have fouled the Watford goalkeeper Steve Sherwood by heading the ball from Sherwood's hands. Everton had reached the final seven times previously, winning in 1906, 1933 and 1966. This was Watford's first, and to date only, FA Cup Final appearance.

With the exception of Andy Gray (who had been a Football League Cup winner earlier in his career with Aston Villa and then Wolverhampton Wanderers), this was the first major honour that any of the Everton players in this match had collected. It also ended Everton's 14-year wait for a major trophy and was the first of four trophies they would win over a highly successful spell of four seasons which was arguably the most successful spell of the club's history.

The closest Watford came to scoring was inside the first three minutes when John Barnes miscued a shot on the Everton goal, while Les Taylor's 25-yard shot went wide and Mo Johnston had a narrow miss with a header.

Match details

19 May 1984
15:00 BST
Everton 2–0 Watford Wembley, London
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: John Hunting
Sharp Soccerball 38'
Gray Soccerball 51'
Report
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Everton
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Watford
GK 1 Flag of Wales Neville Southall
DF 2 England Gary Stevens
DF 3 England John Bailey
DF 4 Flag of Wales Kevin Ratcliffe (c)
DF 5 England Derek Mountfield
MF 6 England Peter Reid
MF 7 England Trevor Steven
FW 8 England Adrian Heath
FW 9 Scotland Graeme Sharp
FW 10Scotland Andy Gray
MF 11England Kevin Richardson
Substitute:
DF 12England Alan Harper
Manager:
England Howard Kendall
GK 1 England Steve Sherwood
DF 2 England David Bardsley
DF 3 England Neil Price Sub off 58'
MF 4 England Les Taylor (c)
DF 5 England Steve Terry
DF 6 England Lee Sinnott
MF 7 England Nigel Callaghan
FW 8 Scotland Mo Johnston
FW 9 Scotland George Reilly
MF 10Flag of Wales Kenny Jackett
MF 11England John Barnes
Substitute:
FW 12England Paul Atkinson Sub on 58'
Manager:
England Graham Taylor

Match rules

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

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