1976 European Cup Winners' Cup Final

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1976 European Cup Winners' Cup Final
Event 1975–76 European Cup Winners' Cup
Date 5 May 1976
Venue Heysel Stadium, Brussels
Referee Robert Wurtz
Attendance 51,296

The 1976 European Cup Winners' Cup Final was a football match between West Ham United of England and Anderlecht of Belgium. The final was held at Heysel Stadium in Brussels on 5 May 1976. It was the final match of the 1975–76 European Cup Winners' Cup tournament and the 16th European Cup Winners' Cup Final.

Route to the final

England West Ham United Belgium Anderlecht
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Finland Reipas Lahti 5–2 2–2 (A) 3–0 (H) First round Romania Rapid București 2–1 0–1 (A) 2–0 (H)
Soviet Union Ararat Yerevan 4–2 1–1 (A) 3–1 (H) Second round Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Borac Banja Luka 3–1 3–0 (H) 0–1 (A)
Netherlands Den Haag 5–5 (a) 2–4 (A) 3–1 (H) Quarter-finals Wales Wrexham 2–1 1–0 (H) 1–1 (A)
Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 4–3 1–2 (A) 3–1 (H) Semi-finals East Germany Sachsenring Zwickau 5–0 3–0 (A) 2–0 (H)



Pat Holland put West Ham into the lead in the 28th minute. Just before half-time, Frank Lampard misjudged a back pass, allowing Peter Ressel to collect the ball and pass it to Rob Rensenbrink to score the equaliser. In attempting the backpass, Lampard tore a stomach muscle that ruled him out of much of the remainder of the game. Three minutes into the second-half, François van der Elst scored, assisted by Rensenbrink. Keith Robson later equalised for West Ham from a cross by Trevor Brooking. Anderlecht were awarded a contested penalty in the 73rd minute, after Holland was harshly adjudged to have fouled Rensenbrink who then scored from the penalty. Holland appeared to make a clean tackle and take the ball. With two minutes left, as West Ham pushed forward, van der Elst ran through to score Anderlecht's fourth goal.


5 May 1976
West Ham United England 2–4 Belgium Anderlecht
Holland Goal 28'
Robson Goal 68'

Report 2

Rensenbrink Goal 42'73' (pen.)
Van der Elst Goal 48'88'
Heysel Stadium, Brussels
Attendance: 51,296
Referee: Robert Wurtz France
West Ham United
R.S.C. Anderlecht
GK 1 England Mervyn Day
DF 2 England Keith Coleman
DF 3 England Frank Lampard Substituted off 47'
DF 4 England Billy Bonds (c)
DF 5 England Tommy Taylor
MF 6 England John McDowell
MF 7 England Pat Holland
MF 8 England Graham Paddon
FW 9 England Billy Jennings
MF 10 England Trevor Brooking
FW 11 England Keith Robson
FW 12 England Alan Taylor Substituted in 47'
England John Lyall
GK 1 Netherlands Jan Ruiter
DF 2 Belgium Michel Lomme
DF 3 Belgium Hugo Broos
DF 4 Belgium Gilbert Van Binst (c)
DF 5 Belgium Jean Thissen
MF 6 Belgium Jean Dockx
MF 7 Belgium Ludo Coeck Substituted off 32'
MF 8 Belgium François Van der Elst
MF 9 Netherlands Peter Ressel
FW 10 Netherlands Arie Haan
FW 11 Netherlands Rob Rensenbrink
MF 12 Belgium Franky Vercauteren Substituted in 32'
Netherlands Hans Croon

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