1966 FA Cup Final

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1966 FA Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view).jpg
Event 1965–66 FA Cup
Date 14 May 1966
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
1965
1967

The 1966 FA Cup Final was a football match played on 14 May 1966. It was contested by an Everton team that was the first team to reach an FA Cup Final without conceding in the preceding rounds and Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley.

Everton came back from 2–0 down to win 3–2, with goals by Mike Trebilcock (2) and Derek Temple. Jim McCalliog and David Ford scored the Owls' goals. Temple's winner came after an unfortunate slip by Gerry Young. The ball squirmed under his foot, and Temple was able to run clear and slot the ball past goalkeeper Springett into the corner. Everton became only the second side ever, after Blackpool in 1953, to come from two goals behind to win the cup without the need of extra time, a feat which has not been repeated since. By contrast, Wednesday hold the unwanted record of being the only side ever to lose a final in regulation time having held a two goal lead and without the loss of a player to injury. Their Bolton counterparts of 1953 having been effectively reduced to nine fit men before losing their two goal lead.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles both attended the match. One of the game's most memorable moments was Everton fan Eddie Cavanagh's lone pitch invasion which saw him pursued across the pitch by a policeman.1

This result meant the FA Cup was taken back to Goodison Park for the third time and the first time for 33 years, since Dixie Dean and co. won it in 1933.

Match details

14 May 1966
15:00 BST
Everton 3–2 Sheffield Wednesday
Trebilcock Goal 59' Goal 64'
Temple Goal 74'
Report McCalliog Goal 4'
Ford Goal 57'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Jack Taylor (Staffordshire)
Everton
Sheffield Wednesday
1 England Gordon West
2 England Tommy Wright
3 England Ray Wilson
4 Scotland Jimmy Gabriel
5 England Brian Labone (c)
6 England Brian Harris
7 Scotland Alex Scott
8 England Mike Trebilcock
9 Scotland Alex Young
10 England Colin Harvey
11 England Derek Temple
Manager:
England Harry Catterick
1 England Ron Springett
2 England Wilf Smith
3 England Don Megson
4 England Peter Eustace
5 England Sam Ellis
6 England Gerry Young
7 England Graham Pugh
8 England John Fantham
9 Scotland Jim McCalliog
10 England David Ford
11 England John Quinn
Manager:
England Alan Brown

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.

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