1987 FA Charity Shield

The 1987 FA Charity Shield (also known as the General Motors FA Charity Shield for sponsorship reasons) was the 65th Charity Shield, a football match contested by the holders of the Football League First Division and FA Cup. This edition was contested between Everton and Coventry City at Wembley on Saturday 1 August 1987. Everton had won the 1986–87 Football League and Coventry had won the 1987 FA Cup Final to qualify for the season opener for the first time. It was played two weeks before the new league season kicked off. This was Everton's fourth successive appearance in the Charity Shield. The match was shown live on ITV with commentary from Brian Moore and Ian St. John.[1] Shortly before the interval, Wayne Clarke scored the only goal of the game to win the trophy for Everton.[2]

1987 FA Charity Shield
1987 Charity Shield
The match programme cover
Coventry City Everton
0 1
Date1 August 1987
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeRay Lewis

Match details

Coventry City0–1Everton
Clarke Goal 44'
1 England Steve Ogrizovic
2 Wales David Phillips
3 England Greg Downs
4 England Lloyd McGrath Substituted off
5 England Brian Kilcline (c)
6 England Trevor Peake
7 England Dave Bennett
8 England Micky Gynn Substituted off
9 Scotland David Speedie
10 England Keith Houchen
11 England Nick Pickering
England Steve Sedgley Substituted in
England Brian Borrows Substituted in
England John Sillett
1 England Bobby Mimms
2 England Alan Harper
3 England Paul Power
4 Wales Kevin Ratcliffe (c)
5 England Dave Watson
6 England Peter Reid
7 England Trevor Steven
8 England Wayne Clarke
9 Scotland Graeme Sharp
10 England Adrian Heath
11 Republic of Ireland Kevin Sheedy Substituted off
England Alec Chamberlain
England Neil Pointon Substituted in
England Derek Mountfield
England Neil Adams
England Ian Marshall
England Colin Harvey

See also


  1. ^ "Cup Finals on ITV". NTL World. 11 June 2008. Archived from the original on 24 August 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  2. ^ "1987 Charity Shield". football site.co.uk. 11 June 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
Coventry City F.C.

Coventry City Football Club is a professional football club based in Coventry, West Midlands, England. The club competes in League One, the third tier of the English football league system, following promotion via the playoffs from League Two in the 2017–18 season, and plays its home games at St Andrew's Stadium in Birmingham.

Coventry City formed as Singers F.C. in 1883 before adopting their current name in 1898. They joined the Football League in 1919. They won their only major trophy in 1987 when they beat Tottenham Hotspur 3–2 to win the FA Cup. They are one of only five clubs to have won both the FA Cup and the FA Youth Cup in the same season. They have also reached two Football League Cup semi-finals, in 1981 and 1990. They returned to Wembley in April 2017, defeating Oxford United 2–1 to win the Football League Trophy and again in May 2018, beating Exeter City 3–1 to gain promotion to EFL League One via the play-offs.

The club, nicknamed The Sky Blues because of the colour of their strip, was an inaugural member of the Premier League in 1992 and spent 34 consecutive seasons in the English top flight until relegation in 2001. Following eleven seasons in the second-tier Football League Championship, Coventry were relegated to League One in 2012, the first time they had been in the third tier since 1964. In 2017, there was a further relegation, with the club dropping to the fourth tier of English football for the first time since 1959.

Coventry has qualified for European competitions twice. In the 1970–71 season, the team competed in the European Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (now the UEFA Europa League), reaching the second round. Despite beating Bayern Munich 2–1 in the home leg, they had lost 1–6 in the first leg in Germany, and thus were eliminated. The team was unable to compete in the 1987–88 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, due to the ban on English clubs at that time, following the Heysel disaster.

From 1899 to 2005, Coventry City played at Highfield Road, which in 1981 became the first all-seater stadium in English football. In the late 1990s, the club's directors decided that a larger stadium was necessary, and so chose a site in the Rowley's Green area of the city. The 32,609-capacity Ricoh Arena was opened in August 2005.

David Phillips (footballer)

David Owen Phillips (born 29 July 1963 in Wegberg, Germany) is a former professional and Welsh international footballer who played as a midfielder for Plymouth Argyle, Manchester City, Coventry City, Norwich City, Nottingham Forest, Huddersfield Town, Lincoln City and Stevenage Borough.

Keith Houchen

Keith Morton Houchen (born 25 July 1960) is an English former professional footballer and football manager. A forward, he scored 184 goals in 687 league and cup games.

He started his professional career at Hartlepool United in February 1978, after failing to win a contract at Chesterfield. He was coached by Billy Horner to become a strong centre-forward, using his natural strength and power to retain possession in attacking positions. Financial difficulties forced the club to sell him on to Leyton Orient for £25,000 in March 1982. After failing to impress in his two years in London, he was moved on to York City for £15,000 in March 1984. He played seven games in the club's Fourth Division title winning season in 1983–84, before transferring to Scunthorpe United for £40,000 in March 1986. He did not settle at the club, but in the summer he was fortunate enough to win a £60,000 move up through three tiers to First Division side Coventry City.

Though never a prolific player for the "Sky Blues", he scored a spectacular headed goal in the 1987 FA Cup Final at Wembley, which earned him Match of the Day's Goal of the Season award. He featured in the 1987 FA Charity Shield, but faded from the first team picture at Highfield Road, and in March 1989 he joined Scottish Premier Division side Hibernian for a fee of £325,000. He returned to England in August 1991 when he was sold to Port Vale for £100,000. After falling out with manager John Rudge he returned to Hartlepool on a free transfer in June 1993. He was appointed as player-manager in April 1995, but endured a tough time at Victoria Park, and left the club in November 1996. He later coached at the Middlesbrough Academy and entered the property market.

Paul Allen (footballer)

Paul Kevin Allen (born 28 August 1962) is an English former footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League for West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton, Luton Town, Stoke City, Swindon Town, Bristol City and Millwall in the 1980s and 1990s. He won three caps for England at under-21 level.

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