1970 FA Cup Final: Chelsea vs Leeds United

Chelsea 2 - 1 Leeds United

(A.e.t) (Replay) (Original Match 2-2)

  • Chelsea
    • Osgood 78'
    • Webb 104'
  • Leeds United
    • Jones 35'

Old Trafford, Manchester, Wednesday 29th April 1970

Attendance: 62,078

Match Referee: Eric Jennings (Worcester)

Team Line-ups:

Chelsea

  • GK 1Peter Bonetti
  • RB 2Ron Harris (c)
  • LB 3Eddie McCreadie
  • CM 4John Hollins
  • CB 5John Dempsey
  • CB 6David Webb
  • RM 7Tommy Baldwin
  • CM 8Charlie Cooke
  • CF 9Peter Osgood
  • CF 10Ian Hutchinson
  • LM 11Peter Houseman
  • Substitutes
  • DF 12Marvin Hinton
  • Manager
  • Dave Sexton

Leeds United

  • 1 GKDavid Harvey
  • 2 RBPaul Madeley
  • 3 LBTerry Cooper
  • 4 CMBilly Bremner
  • 5 CBJack Charlton
  • 6 CBNorman Hunter
  • 7 RMPeter Lorimer
  • 8 CFAllan Clarke
  • 9 CFMick Jones
  • 10 CMJohnny Giles
  • 11 LMEddie Gray
  • Substitutes
  • 12 MFMick Bates
  • Manager
  • Don Revie

Road to Wembley:

  • 3 - 0 vs Birmingham City (H)
  • 2 - 2 vs Burnley (H)
  • 3 - 1 vs Burnley (A) (R)
  • 4 - 1 vs Crystal Palace (A)
  • 4 - 2 vs Queens Park Rangers (A)
  • 2 - 1 vs Notts County (a)
  • 5 - 1 vs Watford (White Hart Lane, London)
  • 3rd Round
  • Replay
  • 4th Round
  • Replay
  • Replay
  • 5th Round
  • Q/Finals
  • S/Finals
  • 2 - 1 vs Swansea City (H)
  • 6 - 0 vs Sutton United (A)
  • 2 - 0 vs Mansfield Town (H)
  • 2 - 0 vs Swindon Town (A)
  • 0 - 0 vs Manchester United (Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield)
  • 0 - 0 vs Manchester United (R) (Villa Park, Birmingham)
  • 1 - 0 vs Manchester United (R) (Burnden Park, Bolton)

Match Highlights

Chelsea and Leeds United Teams in 1970

Above: Chelsea and Leeds United teams of 1969 to 1970

The FA Cup Final 1970 Match Programme

Above: 1970 FA Cup Final Match Programme

Match Breakdown

A Wembley Final ended all-quare for the first time as Chelsea and Leeds fought out a 2‑2 draw after extra time.

FA Cup Final 1970 Action

Leeds were superior in organization and team skill, but Chelsea would never admit the possibility of defeat, and their eventual victory after four hours' football was a triumph of spirit and determination.

The Wembley pitch was in poor condition - wet, patchy and sanded and when Jack Chariton's downward header after fifteen minutes failed to bounce, McCreadie kicked over it, and the ball rolled over the line.

Houseman's ordinary-looking shot from twenty yards went through Sprake's arms for a Chelsea equalizer just before half-time. Jones' eightyfourth minute goal would have been a killing blow to most teams, but in two minutes Hutchinson headed Chelsea level again.

FA Cup Final 1970 Winners

The replay at Old Trafford was a less distinguished affair but again marked by long periods of domination by Leeds. For all of the first half during which Clarke had beaten three men in a swerving run and put Jones through to score and for a good part of the second, Leeds were quicker to the ball, covered better and passed more accurately. Twelve minutes from time Chelsea, incredibly, equalized again through Osgood.

Chelsea went ahead for the first time in the first period of extra time, Webb heading through from Hutchinson's long throw, and the Londoners held on to win.

FA Cup Final 1970: McCreadie lets Charlton's Header for Leeds' first goal

Above: McCreadie lets Charlton's header bounce through his legs for Leeds' first goal in the first of 2 final matches.

FA Cup Final 1970: Hutchinsons Header' first goal

Above: Hutchinson's header beats Sprake for the 2nd equaliser in the first ever draw in a Wembley Cup Final.

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