1990 FA Charity Shield

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1990 FA Charity Shield
1990 Charity Shield.jpg
The match programme cover
Date18 August 1990
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeGeorge Courtney (County Durham)

The 1990 FA Charity Shield (also known as the Tennent's FA Charity Shield for sponsorship reasons) was the 68th Charity Shield, a football match contested by the winners of the previous season's Football League and FA Cup competitions. The match was played on 18 August 1990 between 1989–90 Football League champions Liverpool and 1989–90 FA Cup winners Manchester United. This would be the last time either team was to share the trophy, as new regulations were brought in two years later that allowed for extra time and subsequently a penalty shootout if a draw occurred in normal time.

Utility player Clayton Blackmore opened the scoring for United in the first half, but a John Barnes penalty kick drew Liverpool level shortly after the break. The match finished at 1–1 and the two sides shared the trophy for six months each.

Absent from the game for Manchester United were captain Bryan Robson, who would be out of action until December that year due to injury; left-back Lee Martin who scored the winning goal in the FA Cup Final three months previously; and midfielder Neil Webb. Their places in the starting XI were taken by Clayton Blackmore, Mal Donaghy and newly signed full-back Denis Irwin, beginning a 12-year spell with the club that would reap numerous honours, while Paul Ince moved back into his usual midfield position.[1]

As a curtain-raiser to the match, the England women's national football team played Italy. Carolina Morace scored all four goals in England's 4–1 defeat and made it onto the front page of the following day's La Gazzetta dello Sport.[2]

Match details[edit]

Liverpool1–1Manchester United
Barnes Goal 51' (pen.) Blackmore Goal 44'
Manchester United
GK 1 Zimbabwe Bruce Grobbelaar
CB 2 Sweden Glenn Hysén
LB 3 England David Burrows
RB 4 England Barry Venison
CM 5 Republic of Ireland Ronnie Whelan (c)
CB 6 England Gary Ablett
CF 7 England Peter Beardsley Substituted off 78'
RM 8 Republic of Ireland Ray Houghton
CF 9 Wales Ian Rush
LM 10 England John Barnes
CM 11 England Steve McMahon
FW 12 Israel Ronny Rosenthal Substituted in 78'
GK 13 England Mike Hooper
DF 14 Scotland Gary Gillespie
DF 15 Republic of Ireland Steve Staunton
MF 16 Northern Ireland Jim Magilton
Scotland Kenny Dalglish
Liverpool vs Man Utd 1990-08-18.svg
GK 1 England Les Sealey
RB 2 Republic of Ireland Denis Irwin
LB 3 Northern Ireland Mal Donaghy
CB 4 England Steve Bruce (c)
RM 5 England Mike Phelan
CB 6 England Gary Pallister
CM 7 Wales Clayton Blackmore
CM 8 England Paul Ince
CF 9 Scotland Brian McClair
CF 10 Wales Mark Hughes
LM 11 England Danny Wallace Substituted off 25'
FW 12 England Mark Robins Substituted in 25'
GK 13 Scotland Jim Leighton
MF 14 England Lee Sharpe
DF 15 England Viv Anderson
MF 16 England Russell Beardsmore
Scotland Alex Ferguson


  1. ^ http://manchesterunitedlegends.wordpress.com/2010/01/17/bryan-robson-1981-1994-461-games-97-goals/
  2. ^ Bottazzo, Tiziana (19 August 1990). "Carolina Morace, quattro gol per far girare la testa a Wembley". La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 28 September 2011.

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