1979 FA Charity Shield was the 57th Charity Shield, an annual English football match played between the winners of the previous season's Football League and FA Cup. It was held at Wembley Stadium on 11 August 1979. The match was contested by Liverpool, champions of the 1978–79 Football League and Arsenal, who beat Manchester United in the final of the 1978–79 FA Cup. Watched by a crowd of 92,800, Liverpool won the match 3–1.
Liverpool opened the scoring in the 38th minute with a low drive from
Terry McDermott from 25-yards past Pat Jennings. Kenny Dalglish then added a second in the 63rd minute before McDermott added his second two minutes later. Alan Sunderland got a consolation for Arsenal.
Background and pre-match [ edit ]
FA Charity Shield was founded in 1908 as a successor to the Sheriff of London Charity Shield. It was a contest between the respective champions of the [2 ] Football League and Southern League, and then by 1913 teams of amateur and professional players. In 1921, it was played by the Football League champions and [3 ] FA Cup winners for the first time. This was the fifth year that [4 ] Wembley Stadium played host to the Shield. [5 ]
Liverpool qualified for the 1979 FA Charity Shield as winners of the previous season's First Division. Under manager [6 ] Bob Paisley, the team amassed a then-record points total of 68 and conceded the fewest goals in a 42 game Football League season with 16. The other Charity Shield place went to [7 ] Arsenal who beat Manchester United to win the final of the 1978–79 FA Cup. Arsenal led the game 2–0, but conceded twice late into the match before retaking the lead in the 89th minute; the final score was 3–2. [6 ] The game is referred to as the "Five-minute final" as three goals were scored in that time frame. [8 ] [9 ]
Liverpool had won three previous Shields outright (
1966, 1974, 1976), shared two with Manchester United ( 1965 and 1977) and one apiece with Everton ( 1986) and West Ham United ( 1984). The club lost one Shield contest – against Leicester City in 1971. This was Arsenal's first appearance in the Charity Shield in 10 years; prior to the game they had won seven Shields ( 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1948 and 1953), and lost two ( 1935, 1936). [10 ]
Paisley told reporters before the match: "Basically it is a conditioning game, part of the process of getting the players fit."
Details [ edit ]
90 minutes, no
extra time Five named substitutes
Maximum of three substitutions
Post-match [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Weather". Daily Express (London). 11 August 1979. p. 2.
^ "Abandonment of the Sheriff Shield". The Observer (London). 19 April 1908. p. 11.
^ "The F.A. Charity Shield". The Times (London). 7 October 1913. p. 10.
^ Ferguson, Peter (4 August 2011). "The FA Community Shield history". mcfc.co.uk (Manchester City FC) . Retrieved 21 April 2014.
^ "The FA Community Shield history". TheFA.com (The Football Association). Archived from the original on 5 July 2013 . Retrieved 3 July 2013.
^ a b c Lacey, David (11 August 1979). "The end of the beginning". The Guardian (London). p. 20.
Roberts, John (18 May 1979). "Liverpool are Superchampions". The Guardian (London). p. 28. Liverpool's Football League points record has since been bettered, see:
^ McIlvanney, Hugh (13 May 1979). "Arsenal at the last gasp". The Observer (London). p. 1.
^ "Five-minute final: Where are they now?". BBC Sport (BBC). 19 May 2005 . Retrieved 26 June 2014.
^ Ross, James (15 August 2013). "England – List of FA Charity/Community Shield Matches". Rec. Sport. Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF) . Retrieved 2 April 2014.
^ "Weekend fixtures". The Guardian (London). 11 August 1979. p. 19.
Further reading [ edit ]