1984 FA Cup Final
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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 Goal 38'
Gray Goal 51'
Report
Everton
Watford
GK 1 Flag of Wales Neville Southall
DF 2 Flag of England Gary Stevens
DF 3 Flag of England John Bailey
DF 4 Flag of Wales Kevin Ratcliffe (c)
DF 5 Flag of England Derek Mountfield
MF 6 Flag of England Peter Reid
MF 7 Flag of England Trevor Steven
FW 8 Flag of England Adrian Heath
FW 9 Flag of Scotland Graeme Sharp
FW 10 Flag of Scotland Andy Gray
MF 11 Flag of England Kevin Richardson
Substitute:
DF 12 Flag of England Alan Harper
Manager:
Flag of England Howard Kendall
GK 1 Flag of England Steve Sherwood
DF 2 Flag of England David Bardsley
DF 3 Flag of England Neil Price Substituted off in the 58th minute 58'
MF 4 Flag of England Les Taylor (c)
DF 5 Flag of England Steve Terry
DF 6 Flag of England Lee Sinnott
MF 7 Flag of England Nigel Callaghan
FW 8 Flag of Scotland Mo Johnston
FW 9 Flag of Scotland George Reilly
MF 10 Flag of Wales Kenny Jackett
MF 11 Flag of England John Barnes
Substitute:
FW 12 Flag of England Paul Atkinson Substituted on in the 58th minute 58'
Manager:
Flag of 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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