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1999 FA Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view)
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 Soccerball 11'
Scholes Soccerball 53'
Report
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Manchester United
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Newcastle United
GK 1 Flag of Denmark Peter Schmeichel
RB 2 England Gary Neville
CB 5 Flag of Norway Ronny Johnsen
CB 4 England David May
LB 12England Phil Neville
RM 7 England David Beckham
CM 18England Paul Scholes Sub off 78'
CM 16Flag of Republic Ireland Roy Keane (c) Sub off 9'
LM 11Flag of Wales Ryan Giggs
CF 9 England Andy Cole Sub off 60'
CF 20Flag of Norway Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Substitutes:
GK 17Netherlands Raimond van der Gouw
DF 6 Netherlands Jaap Stam Sub on 78'
MF 15Flag of Sweden Good one Jesper Blomqvist
FW 10England Teddy Sheringham Sub on 9'
FW 19Trinidad and Tobago Dwight Yorke Sub on 60'
Manager:
Scotland Alex Ferguson
Man Utd vs Newcastle 1999-05-22
GK 13England Steve Harper
RB 38England Andy Griffin
CB 16Flag of France Laurent Charvet
CB 34Flag of Greece.svg Nikos Dabizas
LB 4 Flag of France Didier Domi
RM 7 England Rob Lee
CM 12Germany Dietmar Hamann Yellow card 5' Sub off 46'
CM 11Flag of Wales Gary Speed
LM 24Flag of Peru Nolberto Solano Sub off 68'
CF 14Flag of Georgia Temuri Ketsbaia Sub off 79'
CF 9 England Alan Shearer (c)
Substitutes:
GK 1 Flag of Republic Ireland Shay Given
DF 2 England Warren Barton
MF 10Croatia Silvio Marić Sub on 68'
MF 17Scotland Stephen Glass Sub on 79'
FW 20Scotland Duncan Ferguson Sub on 46'
Manager:
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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