Date: Saturday, 10th August 1974.

Venue: Wembley Stadium, London.

Competition: FA Charity Shield.

Score: Leeds United 1 Liverpool 1 (5-6 penalties)

Scorers: Leeds United: Cherry. Liverpool: Boersma.

Attendance: 67,000.

Teams:

Leeds United: Harvey; Reaney, Cherry; Bremner, McQueen, Hunter; Lorimer, Clarke (McKenzie), Jordan, Giles, E.Gray.

Liverpool: Clemence; Smith, Lindsay; Thompson, Cormack, Hughes; Keegan, Hall, Heighway, Boersma, Callaghan.

Referee: R. Matthewson (Manchester).

 

This was the first game United played under the short term management of Brian Clough and he led the reigning champions onto the Wembley turf to face Cup-winners Liverpool.

 

The game would be more famous for the sending off of Billy Bremner and Kevin Keegan and after marching off bare-chested the pair were given a lengthy suspension for bringing the game into disrepute, which did not help Unitedís chances of retaining their championship nor the aspirations of Brian Clough.

 

The game ended all square and Liverpool triumphed on penalties after goalkeeper David Harvey fired over with his attempt from the spot.

 

From the sneaky stamping of toes, to the outrageous tackles from behind that give FIFA nightmares, charity was in short supply in 1974. In a thoroughly enjoyable, ill-tempered affair Billy Bremner and Kevin Keegan became the first British players ever to be dismissed at Wembley and took their clothes off for good measure.

 

The unashamed display of violence came to a head when Bremner and Keegan were dismissed after the hour for trading punches in true playground style. In the climate of tough 1970s football, both players felt they had been harshly treated and for no good reason took off their shirts, flinging them on to the Wembley track. One spectator refused to enjoy the fun. He tried to have the red-headed Bremner and feather cut-flaunting Keegan charged with a breach of the peace, but a magistrate refused to issue a summons.

 

The FA were less lenient, fining both players £500 and banning them until September meaning they would miss a staggering eleven matches. It was the first Charity Shield ever to be shown on television, and the chairman of the disciplinary committee, Vernon Stokes, admitted that the punishment might not have been quite so severe if the match had not been played at Wembley and shown to the viewing millions.

With the players too busy kicking each other to notice, the match petered out to a 1-1 stalemate Phil Boersma had opened the scoring for Liverpool in the twentieth minute, but Trevor Cherry headed home Leeds equaliser in the seventieth. The goals were just a distracting sideshow to the violence though.

The game went to penalties and, with the scores balanced precariously at 5-5 in sudden death, Leeds bizarrely chose their keeper David Harvey to go next. Harvey duly obliged by thumping the ball over the bar. Ian Callaghan smashed home the winner for Liverpool, but the match will be remembered only for the ridiculous sight of Keegan and Bremner's bare-chested outrage.

 

 

Match Action:

 

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Brian Clough leads out the Leeds Team†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Brian Clough and Bill Shankly lead their teams†††††††††††††††††††††††

 

 

Bremner and Keegan clash

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bill Shankly and Brian Clough are not amused

 

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Clarke and Jordan tussle with Thompson and Hughes

 

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David Harvey misses the vital penalty†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Hughes with the Shield

 

Duncan McKenzie leaves the field with his momento

 

Teams:

 

 

 

 

 

Players:

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Phil Boersma scored the Liverpool goal††††††††††††††† Trevor Cherry scored for Leeds††††††† †††††††††††††††Duncan McKenzie had his first run for Leeds