1985 FA Charity Shield

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1985 FA Charity Shield
1985 Charity Shield.jpg
The match programme cover
Date10 August 1985
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeJoe Worrall (Cheshire)

The 1985 FA Charity Shield (also known as the General Motors FA Charity Shield for sponsorship reasons) was the 63rd FA Charity Shield, an annual football match played between the winners of the previous season's First Division and FA Cup competitions. The match was played on 10 August 1985 at Wembley Stadium and contested by Everton, who had won the 1984–85 First Division, and Manchester United, who had won the 1984–85 FA Cup. Everton won 2–0 with goals from Trevor Steven and Adrian Heath. Trevor Steven put Everton into the lead when he swept home from six yards after a cross from the left in the first half. The second goal came in the second half when Manchester United goalkeeper Gary Bailey dropped a cross from the left to allow Adrian Heath to tip the ball past him into the left corner of the net.

The Charity Shield was the first competitive game that new striker Gary Lineker played for Everton, and although he failed to get on the scoresheet in the game he made up for it by scoring 40 goals in all competitions that season. He took the place in the team previously occupied by Andy Gray. Kevin Moran of Manchester United had been sent off in the final and he was suspended for this game, with his place in the side being taken by understudy Graeme Hogg, and Gordon Strachan was replaced by Mike Duxbury. These were the only differences between the first XI of this game and the FA Cup final earlier in May 1985.

Match details[edit]

Everton2–0Manchester United
Steven Goal
Heath Goal
Attendance: 82,000
GK Wales Neville Southall
DF England Gary Stevens
DF Wales Kevin Ratcliffe (c)
DF England Derek Mountfield
DF Wales Pat Van Den Hauwe Substituted off
MF England Trevor Steven
MF England Paul Bracewell
MF England Peter Reid
MF Republic of Ireland Kevin Sheedy
FW Scotland Graeme Sharp
FW England Gary Lineker Substituted off
DF England John Bailey Substituted in
MF England Adrian Heath Substituted in
England Howard Kendall
GK 1 England Gary Bailey
DF 2 England John Gidman
DF 3 Scotland Arthur Albiston
MF 4 Northern Ireland Norman Whiteside
DF 5 Republic of Ireland Paul McGrath
DF 6 Scotland Graeme Hogg
MF 7 England Bryan Robson (c)
MF 8 England Mike Duxbury Substituted off
FW 9 Wales Mark Hughes
FW 10 Republic of Ireland Frank Stapleton
MF 11 Denmark Jesper Olsen
FW 12 Scotland Alan Brazil
GK 13 England Chris Turner
MF 14 England Remi Moses Substituted in
MF 15 England Peter Barnes
DF 16 Wales Clayton Blackmore
England Ron Atkinson

Match rules

  • 90 minutes, no extra time
  • Five named substitutes
  • Maximum of three substitutions

See also[edit]