1997 FA Charity Shield

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1997 FA Charity Shield
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Manchester United won 4–2 on penalties
Date 3 August 1997
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee Peter Jones (Leicestershire)
Attendance 73,636
1996
1998

The 1997 FA Charity Shield (known as the Littlewoods FA Charity Shield for sponsorship reasons) was the 75th FA Charity Shield, an annual football match played between the winners of the previous season's Premier League and FA Cup competitions. The match was played on 3 August 1997 at Wembley Stadium and contested by Manchester United, who had won the 1996–97 FA Premier League, and Chelsea, who had won the 1996–97 FA Cup. Manchester United won the match 4–2 on penalties after the match had finished at 1–1 after 90 minutes.

The 1997 Charity Shield was a game of several "firsts". Manchester United's only goal of open play was from Ronny Johnsen, who scored his first goal in a competitive game for them. It was the first competitive appearance in a Manchester United shirt for Johnsen's team-mate Teddy Sheringham, who had joined the club from Tottenham Hotspur five weeks earlier. It was the first competitive appearance in a Chelsea shirt for goalkeeper Ed de Goey, who would help them win three major trophies during his six seasons at the club.

Match details[edit]

Chelsea
Manchester United
GK 1 Netherlands Ed de Goey
CB 20 Jamaica Frank Sinclair YC 26'
CB 5 France Frank Leboeuf
CB 6 Scotland Steve Clarke
RWB 11 England Dennis Wise (c) YC 30'
LWB 17 England Danny Granville
DM 28 England Jody Morris Substituted off 46'
CM 8 Uruguay Gustavo Poyet
CM 16 Italy Roberto Di Matteo
SS 25 Italy Gianfranco Zola
CF 10 Wales Mark Hughes Substituted off 77'
Substitutes:
GK 13 England Kevin Hitchcock
DF 2 Romania Dan Petrescu YC 90' Substituted in 46'
DF 29 England Neil Clement
MF 4 Netherlands Ruud Gullit
MF 16 England Paul Hughes
FW 9 Italy Gianluca Vialli Substituted in 77'
FW 22 England Mark Nicholls
Player-Manager:
Netherlands Ruud Gullit
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GK 1 Denmark Peter Schmeichel
RB 12 England Phil Neville
CB 6 England Gary Pallister
CB 5 Norway Ronny Johnsen
LB 3 Republic of Ireland Denis Irwin
RM 8 England Nicky Butt
CM 18 England Paul Scholes
CM 16 Republic of Ireland Roy Keane (c)
LM 11 Wales Ryan Giggs Substituted off 72'
CF 9 England Andy Cole
CF 10 England Teddy Sheringham YC 43' Substituted off 72'
Substitutes:
GK 17 Netherlands Raimond van der Gouw
DF 2 England Gary Neville
MF 7 England David Beckham Substituted in 72'
MF 14 Netherlands Jordi Cruyff Substituted in 72'
MF 15 Czech Republic Karel Poborský
MF 23 England Ben Thornley
FW 13 Scotland Brian McClair
Manager:
Scotland Alex Ferguson

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • Penalty shootout if scores level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

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