1974 FA Cup Final

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1974 FA Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view).jpg
Event FA Cup 1973–74
Date 4 May 1974
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
1973
1975

The 1974 FA Cup Final was contested by Liverpool and Newcastle United at Wembley. In a one-sided match Liverpool won 3–0, with goals from Kevin Keegan (2) and Steve Heighway. BBC commentator David Coleman famously said that Newcastle's defence had been "undressed" by Liverpool. Liverpool left back Alec Lindsay had a goal disallowed, although replays later showed the offside pass that supplied Lindsay's 'goal' came from a Newcastle defender, thus meaning the goal should have stood.

It was manager Bill Shankly's last game in charge of Liverpool, as he retired during the 1974 close season and was succeeded by coach Bob Paisley – though Shankly led them out for the Charity Shield match at the start of the next season.

Match details[edit]

4 May 1974
15:00 BST
Liverpool 3–0 Newcastle United
Keegan Goal 57, 88'
Heighway Goal 74'
(Report)
Wembley, London
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Gordon Kew
Liverpool
Newcastle
GK 1 England Ray Clemence
RB 2 England Tommy Smith
LB 3 England Alec Lindsay
CB 4 England Phil Thompson
CM 5 Scotland Peter Cormack
CB 6 England Emlyn Hughes (c)
CF 7 England Kevin Keegan
CM 8 England Brian Hall
LM 9 Republic of Ireland Steve Heighway
CF 10 Wales John Toshack
RM 11 England Ian Callaghan
Substitute:
DF 12 England Chris Lawler
Manager:
Scotland Bill Shankly
GK 1 Northern Ireland Iam McFaul
RB 2 England Frank Clark
LB 3 England Alan Kennedy
CM 4 England Terry McDermott
CB 5 England Pat Howard
CB 6 Scotland Bobby Moncur (c)
RW 7 Scotland Jimmy Smith Substituted off 70'
CM 8 Northern Ireland Tommy Cassidy
ST 9 England Malcolm Macdonald
ST 10 England John Tudor
LW 11 England Terry Hibbitt
Substitute:
MF 12 Scotland Tommy Gibb Substituted in 70'
Manager:
England Joe Harvey

Match rules

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

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