1999 FA Cup Final
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Event1998–99 FA Cup
Date22 May 1999
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereePeter Jones (Leicestershire)
Attendance79,101
1998
2000

The 1999 FA Cup Final took place on 22 May 1999 and was played at the old Wembley Stadium. It was contested between Manchester United and Newcastle United. Manchester United had finished as champions and Newcastle 13th in the Premier League that season. The Final was a one-sided affair, Manchester United claiming a record 10th success with a 2–0 win. Goals from Teddy Sheringham and Paul Scholes were scored in the 11th and 53rd minutes respectively.

It was part of Manchester United's Treble, which was completed four days later when they won the European Cup.

Manchester United's victory in the FA Cup final meant that they had won the trophy for a record tenth time, and for the fourth time under Alex Ferguson's management. They also became the first team to complete the double on three occasions, and did so with no less than four players who had featured in all three of the "doubles".

It was the second year running that Newcastle United, without an FA Cup triumph since 1955 or a major trophy at all since 1969, had been on the losing side in the final.

Match summary

First half

The first half was full of incident, a blazed Nolberto Solano effort, a booking for Dietmar Hamann and an injured Roy Keane replaced by Sheringham all in the first eight minutes. Just over 90 seconds after the substitution, Manchester United took the lead. An incisive move, crafted first by Andy Cole then by Paul Scholes with a well-weighted first time ball allowed Sheringham to drift into the box and rifle a low drive under the Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper. Further chances fell to Solskjær, Cole and Sheringham in the first half, but all were unable to convert their efforts. Newcastle's best chance of the half fell to Hamann, a powerfully hit long-range effort just being diverted away from goal by Peter Schmeichel.

Second half

The Newcastle manager Ruud Gullit, who knew the match was fading from his team, began the second half by replacing Hamann with Duncan Ferguson. Eight minutes into the half, Manchester United went 2–0 up. A long ball from Solskjær was chased by Ryan Giggs but was beaten to it by Nikos Dabizas. It was cleared and won back by Solskjær, passed to Sheringham with his back to goal, who rolled it into the path of Scholes and drilled into the corner of the net. Late in the game, Newcastle's Silvio Marić was one-on-one with Schmeichel but screwed his close-range effort wide of the Dane's right-hand post and the game was up.

Match details

22 May 1999
15:00 BST
Manchester United 2–0 Newcastle United Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 79,101
Referee: Peter Jones (Leicestershire)
Sheringham Goal 11'
Scholes Goal 53'
Report
Manchester United
Newcastle United
GK 1 Flag of Denmark Peter Schmeichel
RB 2 Flag of England Gary Neville
CB 5 Flag of Norway Ronny Johnsen
CB 4 Flag of England David May
LB 12 Flag of England Phil Neville
RM 7 Flag of England David Beckham
CM 18 Flag of England Paul Scholes Substituted off in the 78th minute 78'
CM 16 Flag of Republic of Ireland Roy Keane (c) Substituted off in the 9th minute 9'
LM 11 Flag of Wales Ryan Giggs
CF 9 Flag of England Andy Cole Substituted off in the 60th minute 60'
CF 20 Flag of Norway Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Substitutes:
GK 17 Flag of Netherlands Raimond van der Gouw
DF 6 Flag of Netherlands Jaap Stam Substituted on in the 78th minute 78'
MF 15 Flag of Sweden Jesper Blomqvist
FW 10 Flag of England Teddy Sheringham Substituted on in the 9th minute 9'
FW 19 Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Dwight Yorke Substituted on in the 60th minute 60'
Manager:
Flag of Scotland Alex Ferguson
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GK 13 Flag of England Steve Harper
RB 38 Flag of England Andy Griffin
CB 16 Flag of France Laurent Charvet
CB 34 Flag of Greece Nikos Dabizas
LB 4 Flag of France Didier Domi
RM 7 Flag of England Rob Lee
CM 12 Flag of Germany Dietmar Hamann Booked in the 5th minute 5' Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CM 11 Flag of Wales Gary Speed
LM 24 Flag of Peru Nolberto Solano Substituted off in the 68th minute 68'
CF 14 Flag of Georgia Temuri Ketsbaia Substituted off in the 79th minute 79'
CF 9 Flag of England Alan Shearer (c)
Substitutes:
GK 1 Flag of Republic of Ireland Shay Given
DF 2 Flag of England Warren Barton
MF 10 Flag of Croatia Silvio Marić Substituted on in the 68th minute 68'
MF 17 Flag of Scotland Stephen Glass Substituted on in the 79th minute 79'
FW 20 Flag of Scotland Duncan Ferguson Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
Manager:
Flag of Netherlands Ruud Gullit

Match officials

  • Assistant referees:
  • Fourth official: Mike Riley (West Yorkshire)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
  • Five named substitutes
  • Maximum of three substitutions

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