1990 FA Charity Shield

The 1990 FA Charity Shield (also known as the Tennent's FA Charity Shield for sponsorship reasons) was the 68th Charity Shield, a football match contested by the winners of the previous season's Football League and FA Cup competitions. The match was played on 18 August 1990 between 1989–90 Football League champions Liverpool and 1989–90 FA Cup winners Manchester United. This would be the last time either team was to share the trophy, as new regulations were brought in two years later that allowed for extra time and subsequently a penalty shootout if a draw occurred in normal time.

Utility player Clayton Blackmore opened the scoring for United in the first half, but a John Barnes penalty kick drew Liverpool level shortly after the break. The match finished at 1–1 and the two sides shared the trophy for six months each.

Absent from the game for Manchester United were captain Bryan Robson, who would be out of action until December that year due to injury; left-back Lee Martin who scored the winning goal in the FA Cup Final three months previously; and midfielder Neil Webb. Their places in the starting XI were taken by Clayton Blackmore, Mal Donaghy and newly signed full-back Denis Irwin, beginning a 12-year spell with the club that would reap numerous honours, while Paul Ince moved back into his usual midfield position.[1]

As a curtain-raiser to the match, the England women's national football team played Italy. Carolina Morace scored all four goals in England's 4–1 defeat and made it onto the front page of the following day's La Gazzetta dello Sport.[2]

1990 FA Charity Shield
1990 Charity Shield
The match programme cover
Liverpool Manchester United
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Date18 August 1990
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeGeorge Courtney (County Durham)

Match details

Liverpool1–1Manchester United
Barnes Goal 51' (pen.) Blackmore Goal 44'
Manchester United
GK 1 Zimbabwe Bruce Grobbelaar
CB 2 Sweden Glenn Hysén
LB 3 England David Burrows
RB 4 England Barry Venison
CM 5 Republic of Ireland Ronnie Whelan (c)
CB 6 England Gary Ablett
CF 7 England Peter Beardsley Substituted off 78'
RM 8 Republic of Ireland Ray Houghton
CF 9 Wales Ian Rush
LM 10 England John Barnes
CM 11 England Steve McMahon
FW 12 Israel Ronny Rosenthal Substituted in 78'
GK 13 England Mike Hooper
DF 14 Scotland Gary Gillespie
DF 15 Republic of Ireland Steve Staunton
MF 16 Northern Ireland Jim Magilton
Scotland Kenny Dalglish
Liverpool vs Man Utd 1990-08-18
GK 1 England Les Sealey
RB 2 Republic of Ireland Denis Irwin
LB 3 Northern Ireland Mal Donaghy
CB 4 England Steve Bruce (c)
RM 5 England Mike Phelan
CB 6 England Gary Pallister
CM 7 Wales Clayton Blackmore
CM 8 England Paul Ince
CF 9 Scotland Brian McClair
CF 10 Wales Mark Hughes
LM 11 England Danny Wallace Substituted off 25'
FW 12 England Mark Robins Substituted in 25'
GK 13 Scotland Jim Leighton
MF 14 England Lee Sharpe
DF 15 England Viv Anderson
MF 16 England Russell Beardsmore
Scotland Alex Ferguson


  1. ^ http://manchesterunitedlegends.wordpress.com/2010/01/17/bryan-robson-1981-1994-461-games-97-goals/
  2. ^ Bottazzo, Tiziana (19 August 1990). "Carolina Morace, quattro gol per far girare la testa a Wembley". La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 28 September 2011.

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Carolina Morace

Carolina Morace (Italian pronunciation: [karoˈliːna moˈraːtʃe]; born 5 February 1964) is a former Italian football player who played as a striker. She played for the Italian national team and for various clubs in women's Serie A. She was the top scorer in Serie A in the 1984–85 season, and for 11 consecutive years from 1987–88 to 1997–98.

After retiring as a player, she began a managing career with Lazio. She then managed the Italian women's national team from 2000 to 2005, and the Canadian national women's team from 2009 to 2011. In 2014, she was the first woman to be inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame.

Jim Magilton

James Magilton (born 6 May 1969) is a Northern Irish former footballer and manager, who is the elite performance director with the Irish Football Association, and former manager of the Northern Ireland national under-21 football team.

Magilton started his playing career with Liverpool and remained with the club until 1990 when he joined Oxford United. After scoring 34 goals from midfield in 150 league appearances he signed for Southampton in 1994. Three years later he moved to Sheffield Wednesday for two seasons before going on briefly on loan to Ipswich Town – the move was made permanent in 1999.

Magilton's club career ended at Ipswich, having made over 250 league appearances. He moved into management at Ipswich, where he led the club for three years before managing Queens Park Rangers for a brief spell. Magilton also represented his country, making 52 appearances for the Northern Ireland national football team, scoring five goals.

Kerry Davis

Kerry Davis (born 2 August 1962) is an English former international women's footballer. During her 16-year international career, Davis represented the England women's national football team in the inaugural 1984 UEFA Championships final and at England's first FIFA Women's World Cup appearance in 1995. She also helped England win the Mundialito tournament in Italy and scored for her country at Wembley Stadium. At club level Davis spent four seasons playing in Italy, in between spells with Crewe Alexandra Ladies. She later played for Liverpool Ladies and Croydon.

Russell Beardsmore

Russell Peter Beardsmore (born 28 September 1968) is an English former footballer.

Stefania Antonini

Stefania Antonini (born 10 October 1970) is an Italian former footballer who played as a goalkeeper for the Italy women's national football team. She was the national team's first choice goalkeeper at the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup. At club level she collected five women's Serie A winner's medals and three Coppa Italia winner's medals.

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