FA CUP FINAL 1976. Southampton vs Manchester United.

- 1er mai 1976 -
Wembley Stadium, London. 99.115 spectateurs.
Southampton bat Manchester United : 1-0 (0-0).
Arbitre Mr Clive Thomas (Treorchy).
But : Stokes (83ème) pour Southampton. 
Remplacement : Hill par McCreery (66ème) à Manchester United.
SOUTHAMPTON F.C : Turner – Rodrigues, Blyth, Steele, Peach – Gilchrist, Holmes, McCalliog, Stokes – Channon, Osgood. Entraîneur : Lawrie McMenemy.
MANCHESTER UNITED : Stepney – Forsyth, Greenhoff, Buchan, Houston – Coppell, Daly, McIlroy, Hill – Pearson, Macari. Entraîneur : Tommy Docherty.



Peter Rodrigues meets the Queen.

The 1976 FA Cup Final took place on 1st May 1976 at Wembley Stadium. It was contested between Manchester United and Southampton F.C.

United had finished third in the First Division that season, and were strong favourites, while unfancied Southampton had finished sixth in the Second Division. In one of the biggest shocks in the history of the final, Southampton won 1–0 through an 83rd-minute goal from Bobby Stokes. It was the first time Southampton won a major trophy.

Manchester United started stronger, and missed several early goalscoring opportunities, with Southampton goalkeeper Ian Turner making a series of impressive saves to deny Gerry Daly and Gordon Hill. Southampton in turn began to create chances; Mick Channon was put through on goal before being denied by goalkeeper Alex Stepney. As extra time loomed, Southampton's Bobby Stokes received Jim McCalliog's pass and slotted the ball across Stepney and into the far corner to score a late winner and with it his side's first major trophy. (wikipedia).


Peter Osgood, un ex de Chelsea à Wembley.

Southampton F.C, 1976 F.A Cup winner.


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