FA CUP FINAL 1980. West Ham vs Arsenal.

- 10 mai 1980 -
Wembley Stadium, London. 100.000 spectateurs.
West Ham bat Arsenal : 1-0 (1-0).
Arbitre Mr George Courtney (County Durham).
But : Brooking (13ème) pour West Ham. 
Remplacements :Devine par Nelson (61ème) à Arsenal.
WEST HAM : Parkes – Stewart, Bonds, Martin, Lampard – Devonshire, Brooking, Pike, Allen – Pearson, Cross. Entraîneur : John Lyall.
ARSENAL : Jennings – Rice, O'Leary, Young, Devine – Rix, Brady, Talbot, Price – Sunderland, Stapleton. Entraîneur : Terry Neill.

WEST HAM 1979-80

ARSENAL 1979-80

The 1980 Cup Final was the 99th final to be played since 1872, and the 52nd to be played at Wembley since 1923. The tie involved Arsenal, who had played in the previous two FA Cup Finals and were a strong First Division side, and two time F.A. Cup winners West Ham United, a Second Division side that had only ever played at Wembley five times before and were huge underdogs on the day. Present as the royal guests were the Duke and Duchess of Kent. The Duke was introduced to the teams directly after the national anthem and just prior to kick off. West Ham won the coin toss and captain Billy Bonds chose to stay at the end his team was already at. The game started slowly with Arsenal playing their traditional defensive keep ball style of football. West Ham gained possession after Arsenal gave away a free kick due to Liam Brady being caught offside. After this West Ham maintained possession, frustrating Arsenal before Alan Devonshire broke down the left wing in the 12th minute, hitting a cross into the Arsenal box which fell to David Cross, whose shot was blocked by Arsenal's Willie Young. Stuart Pearson then shot at the Arsenal goal but his shot went across the goalmouth, where England international Trevor Brooking was the fastest player to react; with the Arsenal defence stranded he flicked a header past Jennings for the only goal of the game after 13 minutes... (source : wikipedia).


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