1992 FA Cup Final: Liverpool vs Sunderland

Liverpool 2 - 0 Sunderland

  • Liverpool
    • Thomas Goal 47'
    • Rush Goal 68'
  • Sunderland

Wembley Stadium, London, Saturday 9th May 1992


Match Referee:Philip Don (Middlesex)

Team Line-ups:


  • 1 Bruce Grobbelaar
  • 2Rob Jones
  • 3David Burrows
  • 4Steve Nicol
  • 5Jan Mølby
  • 6Mark Wright (c)
  • 7Dean Saunders
  • 8 Ray Houghton
  • 9Ian Rush
  • 10Steve McManaman
  • 11Michael Thomas
  • Manager
  • Graeme Souness


  • 1 Tony Norman
  • 2Gary Owers
  • 3 Kevin Ball
  • 4Gary Bennett
  • 5Anton Rogan
  • 6David Rush
  • 7Paul Bracewell
  • 8 Peter Davenport
  • 9Gordon Armstrong
  • 10John Byrne
  • 11Brian Atkinson
  • Manager
  • Malcolm Crosby

With Liverpool still having some of their strongest players remaining from their last FA Cup victory in 1989 (the same year they had last won the top devision which would become the Premier League in 1992). They had been the top league's leading side for the past two decades and so they had a point to prove in this final having failed to win the league in both 1990 and 1991.

Sunderland although the underdogs enjoyed the better of the first half play but failed to capitlise on their hard work and were left to pay in the second half when Michael Thomas' cracking half volley couldn't be kept out by Sunderland goalkeeper Tony Norman.

The youngest player of the pitch and now Liverpool legend Steve McManaman causes problems in the second half for Sunderland down the right wing. Twenty minutes later Ian Rush scored his fifth goal in an FA Cup final.

This was the only silverware Liverpool manager Graeme Souness ever won with the club!

Liverpool Goal Scorer Liverpool With Cup

Team Line Ups

Liverpool Team Sunderland Team

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