1965 FA Cup Final: Liverpool vs Leeds United

Liverpool 2 - 1 Leeds United

  • Liverpool
    • Hunt Goal 93'
    • St. John Goal 113'
  • Leeds United
    • Bremner Goal 100'

Wembley Stadium, London, Saturday 1st May 1965

Attendance: 100,000

Match Referee: W Clements (Birmingham)

Team Line-ups:


  • GK 1Tommy Lawrence
  • DF 2Chris Lawler
  • DF 3Gerry Byrne
  • DF 4Geoff Strong
  • DF 5Ron Yeats (c)
  • MF 6Willie Stevenson
  • MF 7Ian Callaghan
  • FW 8Roger Hunt
  • FW 9Ian St. John
  • MF 10Tommy Smith
  • MF 11Peter Thompson
  • Manager
  • Bill Shankly

Leeds United

  • 1 GKGary Sprake
  • 2 DFPaul Reaney
  • 3 DFWillie Bell
  • 4 MFBilly Bremner
  • 5 DFJack Charlton
  • 6 DFNorman Hunter
  • 7 MFJohnny Giles
  • 8 FWJim Storrie
  • 9 FWAlan Peacock
  • 10 MFBobby Collins (C)
  • 11 MFAlbert Johanneson
  • Manager
  • Don Revie

Match Highlights

FA Cup Final 1965: Leeds United vs Liverpool FA Cup Final 1965: Ticket

'Ee-ay-addio, we won the Cup!' The twentieth post-war Final, though not a classic, was a remarkable emotional experience and probably the noisiest and most passionate Final of them all. The game ran to extra time - the first Final to do so since 1947 - and the additional period was played out in an atmosphere of great tension and drama before Liverpool got their deserved victory.

Defensively Leeds were excellent, but there was a lack of invention in their attack. The Collins-Bremner midfield machine for once failed to function, their passes down the middle invariably mastered by Yeats and Smith.

FA Cup Final 1965: Bremmer Equaliser

Above: Bremner jumps for joy as he scores Leeds equaliser

Liverpool, on the other hand, were always forcing their way forward, with St John and Hunt in particular showing tremendous bursts of energy. Every raid looked full of danger, but Leeds survived.

FA Cup Final 1965: Goal

Three minutes into extra time Liverpool at last got a goal. Left-back Byrne, who had played most of the match with a broken collar-bone, took the ball to the by-line and crossed for Hunt, stooping low, to nod home. But they quickly lost the advantage when Leeds equalised with what was virtually their only shot of the game. Charlton headed the ball down and Bremner slashed a half-volley into the top corner.

Then Liverpool contrived to score again, St John diving to head in Callaghan's low centre from the right, to give the match a fitting result.

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