Monday, January 2, 2012

English Leagues the 60s: Liverpool Leeds United FA Cup 1964 1965

1st May 1965

Attendance: 100,000
Referee: W. Clements

  Only five days after the League Championship was snatched from under their noses United's players strode out at Wembley for their first-ever FA Cup Final appearance. They had booked their place with a last-gasp goal from Billy Bremner in the replayed semi-final against Manchester United and now faced the mighty Reds of Liverpool, Championship winners .the previous season. Prospects of a close contest were good, but Leeds froze on the occasion, leaving the more experienced Liverpool to dominate midfield. United's 34-year-old veteran, Bobby Collins, struggled on a sodden surface and was unable to bring wingmen Giles and Johanneson into the game. United toiled under strong pressure and only a series of fine saves by Gary Sprake enabled the game to go into extra-time for the first time since 1947. The best soccer was telescoped into the extra period. 

 Only three minutes had gone when full-back Gerry Byrne, who played for 85 minutes of the game with a broken collarbone, crossed the ball for Roger Hunt to dive in and head Liverpool into the lead. United, however, snatched an equalizer eight minutes later when firebrand Billy Bremner unleashed a shot which ripped into the Liverpool net. With nine minutes remaining United found themselves behind again — and this time there was no way back. Ian Callaghan's superb cross eluded the United defence and Ian St John smacked in the header which took the FA Cup to Anfield for the first time. Having missed the League title by 0.686 of a goal and the FA Cup in extra-time it had been double heartbreak for Leeds, a situation they would learn to live with during the next decade.

Leeds United: Sprake; Reaney, Bell, Bremner, Charlton, Hunter, Giles, Storrie, Peacock, Collins, Johanneson.
Liverpool: Lawrence; Lawler, Byrne, Strong, Yeats, Stevenson, Callaghan, Hunt, St John, Smith, Thompson.


Codec H264, Mkv
Bitrate 1200
Sound 128 kbps
English Comments
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Full Game

First Half

Second Half

Extra Time


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