1985 FA Charity Shield

The 1985 FA Charity Shield (also known as the General Motors FA Charity Shield for sponsorship reasons) was the 63rd 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 10 August 1985 at Wembley Stadium and contested by Everton, who had won the 1984–85 First Division, and Manchester United, who had won the 1984–85 FA Cup. Everton won 2–0 with goals from Trevor Steven and Adrian Heath. Trevor Steven put Everton into the lead when he swept home from six yards after a cross from the left in the first half. The second goal came in the second half when Manchester United goalkeeper Gary Bailey dropped a cross from the left to allow Adrian Heath to tip the ball past him into the left corner of the net.

The Charity Shield was the first competitive game that new striker Gary Lineker played for Everton, and although he failed to get on the scoresheet in the game he made up for it by scoring 40 goals in all competitions that season. He took the place in the team previously occupied by Andy Gray. Kevin Moran of Manchester United had been sent off in the final and he was suspended for this game, with his place in the side being taken by understudy Graeme Hogg, and Gordon Strachan was replaced by Mike Duxbury. These were the only differences between the first XI of this game and the FA Cup final earlier in May 1985.

1985 FA Charity Shield
1985 Charity Shield
The match programme cover
Everton Manchester United
2 0
Date10 August 1985
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeJoe Worrall (Cheshire)
Attendance82,000

Match details

Everton2–0Manchester United
Steven Goal
Heath Goal
Report
GK Wales Neville Southall
DF England Gary Stevens
DF Wales Kevin Ratcliffe (c)
DF England Derek Mountfield
DF Wales Pat Van Den Hauwe Substituted off
MF England Trevor Steven
MF England Paul Bracewell
MF England Peter Reid
MF Republic of Ireland Kevin Sheedy
FW Scotland Graeme Sharp
FW England Gary Lineker Substituted off
Substitutes:
DF England John Bailey Substituted in
MF England Adrian Heath Substituted in
Manager:
England Howard Kendall
GK 1 England Gary Bailey
DF 2 England John Gidman
DF 3 Scotland Arthur Albiston
MF 4 Northern Ireland Norman Whiteside
DF 5 Republic of Ireland Paul McGrath
DF 6 Scotland Graeme Hogg
MF 7 England Bryan Robson (c)
MF 8 England Mike Duxbury Substituted off
FW 9 Wales Mark Hughes
FW 10 Republic of Ireland Frank Stapleton
MF 11 Denmark Jesper Olsen
Substitutes:
FW 12 Scotland Alan Brazil
GK 13 England Chris Turner
MF 14 England Remi Moses Substituted in
MF 15 England Peter Barnes
DF 16 Wales Clayton Blackmore
Manager:
England Ron Atkinson

Match rules

  • 90 minutes, no extra time
  • Five named substitutes
  • Maximum of three substitutions

See also

Arthur Albiston

Arthur Richard Albiston (born 14 July 1957 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish former football player. Albiston played for Manchester United for most of his career, making almost 500 appearances for the club. He also made 14 international appearances for Scotland and was selected for their 1986 FIFA World Cup squad.

Chris Turner (footballer, born 1958)

Christopher Robert Turner (born 15 September 1958) is an English former footballer and manager who was most recently sales and marketing manager at Port Vale. He made 589 league and cup appearances in a 19-year career as a professional in the English Football League, and then took charge of a further 469 matches as a manager.

A goalkeeper, he began his career at hometown club Sheffield Wednesday, winning the club's Player of the Year award in his debut season in 1977–78. He then won a place on the PFA Team of the Year the following season, and also played on loan at Lincoln City, before being sold on to Sunderland for £80,000 in July 1979. He helped Sunderland to win promotion out of the Second Division in 1979–80, and in 1985 played on the losing side in the League Cup final, before he was named as the club's Player of the Year. He was purchased by Manchester United for a £275,000 fee in July 1985. He was sold back to former club Sheffield Wednesday for a £175,000 fee in September 1988. He briefly played on loan at Leeds United the following year. He helped Wednesday to win promotion out of the Second Division in 1990–91, and kept a clean sheet against former club Manchester United as Wednesday won the League Cup in 1991. He was moved on to Leyton Orient for £75,000 in 1991, and was again named on the PFA Team of the Year in 1991–92.

He began his managerial career at Leyton Orient in August 1994, working alongside John Sitton. The pair were sacked in April 1995, and he coached at Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers, before being appointed manager at Hartlepool United in February 1999. He turned the club from relegation candidates to consistent play-off challengers, and was hired by former club Sheffield Wednesday in November 2002. He lasted 22 months in the job, before he was sacked in September 2004. He took charge at Stockport County three months later, but was again unsuccessful, and left the club by mutual consent in December 2005. He returned to Hartlepool United as Director of Sport in February 2006, before being named as first-team manager in December 2008. He resigned in August 2010, and went on to work behind the scenes at Chesterfield and Port Vale.

Frank Stapleton

Francis Anthony "Frank" Stapleton (born 10 July 1956 in Dublin) is an Irish former football player and manager. He is best remembered for his time at Arsenal, Manchester United and as a pivotal player for the Republic of Ireland. He has also been manager at Bradford City and MLS club New England Revolution.

Kevin Sheedy (Irish footballer)

Kevin Mark Sheedy (born 21 October 1959) is a former footballer. He is currently working with the junior players in Saudi Arabia at Al-Shabab.He spent the largest portion of his playing career with Everton – with whom he won the FA Cup, European Cup Winners' Cup and two Football League titles – and also played for Hereford United, Liverpool, Newcastle United and Blackpool. Born in Builth Wells, Wales, he played 46 times for the Republic of Ireland national football team and scored the country's first ever goal in a FIFA World Cup finals.

Peter Barnes (footballer)

Peter Simon Barnes (born 10 June 1957) is an English former international footballer, and the son of renowned coach and scout Ken Barnes. He is one of a small number of players to have played for both Manchester City and Manchester United.

He was named as PFA Young Player of the Year after scoring in the 1976 League Cup final victory for Manchester City. He won 22 England caps, and became West Bromwich Albion's record buy at £748,000, but found that his career faltered in the mid-1980s. He played for Leeds United and was also a rare English export to La Liga with Real Betis. He played briefly for Coventry City, and was signed by Ron Atkinson at Manchester United in 1985, before being one of the players that Alex Ferguson released after his arrival in the 1986–87 season. Over the next few years he struggled for opportunities as wing play went out of fashion, despite trying his hand at clubs throughout the English Football League and in Portugal, Australia, Malta, the United States, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Trevor Steven

Trevor McGregor Steven (born Berwick-upon-Tweed, 21 September 1963) is an English retired football player. He became known as a member of the successful Everton side of the 1980s, and won 36 international caps for England.

A right-sided midfielder, he grew through the ranks at Burnley, making his debut in 1981. Over the next two seasons he became a regular supplier of goals and Everton boss Howard Kendall, who was building a new team based on youth, decided to bid for him. He is now known for his media work, particularly with RTÉ Sport in Ireland.

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