1983 FA Charity Shield

The 1983 FA Charity Shield was the 61st FA Charity Shield, an annual football match played between the winners of the previous season's First Division and FA Cup competitions. The match was played on 20 August 1983 at Wembley Stadium and contested by Liverpool, who had won the 1982–83 First Division, and Manchester United, who had won the 1982–83 FA Cup. Manchester United won 2–0 with a brace from captain Bryan Robson. It was Liverpool's first competitive game under the management of Joe Fagan, who had been promoted from the coaching staff to replace the retiring Bob Paisley.

1983 FA Charity Shield
Manchester United Liverpool
2 0
Date20 August 1983
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeAlan Robinson (Waterlooville)

Match details

Manchester United2–0Liverpool
Robson Goal Goal Report
GK 1 England Gary Bailey
DF 2 England Mike Duxbury
DF 3 Scotland Arthur Albiston
MF 4 England Ray Wilkins
DF 5 Republic of Ireland Kevin Moran
DF 6 Scotland Gordon McQueen
MF 7 England Bryan Robson (c)
MF 8 Netherlands Arnold Mühren Substituted off
FW 9 Republic of Ireland Frank Stapleton
FW 10 Northern Ireland Norman Whiteside
MF 11 Scotland Arthur Graham
DF 12 England John Gidman Substituted in
MF 13 Scotland Lou Macari
GK 14 England Jeff Wealands
MF 15 England Remi Moses
England Ron Atkinson
GK 1 Zimbabwe Bruce Grobbelaar
RB 2 England Phil Neal
LB 3 England Alan Kennedy
CM 4 Republic of Ireland Mark Lawrenson
CB 5 England Phil Thompson Substituted off 61'
CB 6 Scotland Alan Hansen
CF 7 Scotland Kenny Dalglish
RM 8 England Sammy Lee
CF 9 Wales Ian Rush
LM 10 Republic of Ireland Michael Robinson Substituted off 61'
CM 11 Scotland Graeme Souness (c)
MF 12 England Craig Johnston Substituted in 61'
FW 13 England David Hodgson Substituted in 61'
GK 14 England Bob Bolder
England Joe Fagan

Match rules

  • 90 minutes, no extra time
  • Four named substitutes
  • Maximum of two substitutions

See also


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