1974 FA Charity Shield

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1974 FA Charity Shield
The Charity Shield of 1974 at Wembley - geograph.org.uk - 620498.jpg
Event FA Charity Shield
Liverpool won 6–5 on penalties
Date 10 August 1974
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee Bob Matthewson
Attendance 67,000

The 1974 FA Charity Shield was a football match played on 10 August 1974 between 1973–74 champions Leeds United and 1974 FA Cup Final winners Liverpool. Bill Shankly led Liverpool out onto the pitch for the last time, he had retired in July 1974 to be replaced by Bob Paisley.

The match was notorious for a display of violence by Billy Bremner and Kevin Keegan, who were dismissed after the hour for trading punches. Both players felt they had been harshly treated and took off their shirts, flinging them on to the Wembley track as they left the pitch. The FA fined both players £500 and banned them until September, meaning they would miss eleven matches.

The match finished 1–1, Phil Boersma had opened the scoring for Liverpool in the 20th minute, but Trevor Cherry headed home Leeds equaliser in the 70th. The game then went to a penalty shoot out and, with the scores balanced at 5–5 in sudden death, Leeds chose their keeper David Harvey to go next. Harvey hit the ball over the crossbar, and Ian Callaghan scored the winner for Liverpool who won the game 6–5.

The match – and the fight between Keegan and Bremner – is mentioned in the stylised novel The Damned United with Brian Clough requesting of Bremner "good, clean attractive football...starting next week at the Charity Shield". In the subsequent film version, the match is included with some of the original footage used.

Match details

Leeds United
GK 1 England Ray Clemence
RB 2 England Tommy Smith
LB 3 England Alec Lindsay
CB 4 England Phil Thompson
CM 5 Scotland Peter Cormack
CB 6 England Emlyn Hughes
CF 7 England Kevin Keegan Red card 60'
CM 8 England Brian Hall
LM 9 Republic of Ireland Steve Heighway
RM 11 England Ian Callaghan
CF 12 England Phil Boersma
DF 13 England Brian Kettle
MF 14 England John McLaughlin
DF 15 England Max Thompson
MF 16 England Peter Spiring
GK 17 England Peter McDonnell
England Bob Paisley
GK 1 England David Harvey
RB 2 England Paul Reaney
LB 3 England Trevor Cherry
CM 4 Scotland Billy Bremner Red card 60'
CB 5 Scotland Gordon McQueen
CB 6 England Norman Hunter
CM 7 Scotland Peter Lorimer
CF 8 England Allan Clarke Substituted off
CF 9 Scotland Joe Jordan
RM 11 Republic of Ireland John Giles
LM 12 Scotland Eddie Gray
MF England Duncan McKenzie Substituted in
England Brian Clough