1969 FA Charity Shield

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1969 FA Charity Shield
Date2 August 1969
VenueElland Road, Leeds
RefereeKen Burns

The 1969 FA Charity Shield was the 47th FA Charity Shield, an annual football match played between the winners of the previous season's Football League and FA Cup competitions. The match was contested by the league champions, Leeds United, and Manchester City, the cup winners. Leeds won the match 2–1, with goals from Eddie Gray and Jack Charlton. Colin Bell scored a consolation for City.

This match saw the début of Allan Clarke for Leeds United following his £165,000 transfer from Leicester City during the summer. Clarke was on the losing side to Manchester City in the previous season's FA Cup. Leeds took the lead after Giles' long ball into the box was headed across the six yard box for Gray to score. Leeds increased their lead three minutes later when Charlton headed in a free kick form Giles. Manchester City scored a late goal when Bell shot in following a goalkeeper error at a corner kick.[1]

Match details[edit]

Leeds United2–1Manchester City
Gray Goal 55'
Charlton Goal 58'
Report Bell Goal 90'
Attendance: 39,835
Referee: K. H. Burns
GK Wales Gary Sprake
RB England Paul Reaney
LB England Terry Cooper
RH Scotland Billy Bremner (c)
CH England Jack Charlton
LH England Norman Hunter
OR England Paul Madeley
IR England Allan Clarke
CF England Mick Jones
IL Republic of Ireland Johnny Giles
OL Scotland Eddie Gray
Scotland Peter Lorimer
England Don Revie
GK England Joe Corrigan
RB England Tony Book (c)
LB England Glyn Pardoe
RH England Mike Doyle
CH England Tommy Booth
LH England Alan Oakes
OR England Mike Summerbee
IR England Colin Bell
CF England Francis Lee
IL England Neil Young
OL England Tony Coleman
England Joe Mercer


  1. ^ "Debut for Clarke". Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  • German, Tom (4 August 1969). "Leeds justify lavish expenditure". The Times. p. 12.