1973 FA Charity Shield
|Venue||Maine Road, Manchester|
The 1973 FA Charity Shield was contested between Burnley and Manchester City in a fixture that took place at Maine Road. For the third consecutive year, neither the reigning Division One champions (Liverpool) nor the reigning FA Cup holders (Sunderland) chose to compete; instead, Burnley, the reigning Second Division champions, were invited to play Manchester City, the reigning holders of the Shield 
Burnley won the match 1–0 thanks to a goal from defender Colin Waldron.
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