1997 FA Charity Shield
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Manchester United won 4–2 on penalties
Date3 August 1997
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereePeter Jones (Leicestershire)
Attendance73,636
1996
1998

The 1997 FA Charity Shield (known as the Littlewoods FA Charity Shield for sponsorship reasons) was the 75th FA Charity Shield, an annual football match played between the winners of the previous season's Premier League and FA Cup competitions. The match was played on 3 August 1997 at Wembley Stadium and contested by Manchester United, who had won the 1996–97 FA Premier League, and Chelsea, who had won the 1996–97 FA Cup. Manchester United won the match 4–2 on penalties after the match had finished at 1–1 after 90 minutes.

The 1997 Charity Shield was a game of several "firsts". Manchester United's only goal of open play was from Ronny Johnsen, who scored his first goal in a competitive game for them. It was the first competitive appearance in a Manchester United shirt for Johnsen's team-mate Teddy Sheringham, who had joined the club from Tottenham Hotspur five weeks earlier. It was the first competitive appearance in a Chelsea shirt for goalkeeper Ed de Goey, who would help them win three major trophies during his six seasons at the club.

Match details

3 August 1997
15:00 UTC+1
Chelsea 1–1 Manchester United Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 73,636
Referee: Peter Jones (Leicestershire)
M. Hughes Goal 52' Johnsen Goal 58'
  Penalties  
Sinclair Missed
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Di Matteo Missed
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2–4 Soccerball shad check.png Scholes
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Soccerball shad check.png Keane
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Chelsea
Manchester United
GK 1 Flag of Netherlands Ed de Goey
CB 20 Flag of Jamaica Frank Sinclair Booked in the 26th minute 26'
CB 5 Flag of France Frank Leboeuf
CB 6 Flag of Scotland Steve Clarke
RWB 11 Flag of England Dennis Wise (c) Booked in the 30th minute 30'
LWB 17 Flag of England Danny Granville
DM 28 Flag of England Jody Morris Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CM 8 Flag of Uruguay Gustavo Poyet
CM 16 Flag of Italy Roberto Di Matteo
SS 25 Flag of Italy Gianfranco Zola
CF 10 Flag of Wales Mark Hughes Substituted off in the 77th minute 77'
Substitutes:
GK 13 Flag of England Kevin Hitchcock
DF 2 Flag of Romania Dan Petrescu Booked in the 90th minute 90' Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
DF 29 Flag of England Neil Clement
MF 4 Flag of Netherlands Ruud Gullit
MF 16 Flag of England Paul Hughes
FW 9 Flag of Italy Gianluca Vialli Substituted on in the 77th minute 77'
FW 22 Flag of England Mark Nicholls
Player-Manager:
Flag of Netherlands Ruud Gullit
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GK 1 Flag of Denmark Peter Schmeichel
RB 12 Flag of England Phil Neville
CB 6 Flag of England Gary Pallister
CB 5 Flag of Norway Ronny Johnsen
LB 3 Flag of Republic of Ireland Denis Irwin
RM 8 Flag of England Nicky Butt
CM 18 Flag of England Paul Scholes
CM 16 Flag of Republic of Ireland Roy Keane (c)
LM 11 Flag of Wales Ryan Giggs Substituted off in the 72nd minute 72'
CF 9 Flag of England Andy Cole
CF 10 Flag of England Teddy Sheringham Booked in the 43rd minute 43' Substituted off in the 72nd minute 72'
Substitutes:
GK 17 Flag of Netherlands Raimond van der Gouw
DF 2 Flag of England Gary Neville
MF 7 Flag of England David Beckham Substituted on in the 72nd minute 72'
MF 14 Flag of Netherlands Jordi Cruyff Substituted on in the 72nd minute 72'
MF 15 Flag of Czech Republic Karel Poborský
MF 23 Flag of England Ben Thornley
FW 13 Flag of Scotland Brian McClair
Manager:
Flag of Scotland Alex Ferguson

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • Penalty shootout if scores level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

See also

Charity Shield and Community Shield finals

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