On this day: Chelsea win first FA Cup title in replay against Leeds


David Webb’s goal in extra-time offered the Blues their first FA Cup win.

Chelsea won their first FA Cup when they beat Leeds after a replay on April 29, 1970, in a game which has actually decreased in history for its ferocity.
Here, the PA news company looks back at the match.

Cup runs

Chelsea’s Peter Houseman (standing) scored two times in their semi-final win over Watford. (PA)

Chelsea scored 21 goals en path to Wembley, beating Birmingham, Burnley– after a replay– Crystal Palace, QPR and Watford in the semi-final
They damaged the Hornets 5-1 at White Hart Lane while Leeds required 3 games to see off Manchester United in their semi.
Leeds beat Swansea, Sutton, Mansfield and Swindon and two times drew 0-0 with United prior to beating them 1-0 at Bolton’s Burnden Park.

The first final

Today is 50 years considering that we handled Leeds United on the way to eventually, following a replay, raising the #FACup for the first time!

You can watch the 1970 FA Cup final in full today on the Chelsea app from 3pm (BST). pic.twitter.com/Fp1VuTgOaB

— Chelsea FC– #StayHomeSaveLives (@ChelseaFC) April 11, 2020

The original final was held at Wembley on April 11– a month previously than typical.
It was down to the Football Association’s desire to provide England players the very best preparation possible as they sought to protect the World Cup in Mexico that summer.
The Horse of the Year Show had actually occurred at Wembley simply a week previously and the pitch was in bad condition. Jack Charlton headed Leeds in front.
Peter Houseman levelled prior to Mick Jones brought back Leeds’ lead just for Ian Hutchinson to make it 2-2.

The replay

Chelsea’s David Webb (left) scores the winning goal at Old Trafford. (PA)

The teams resumed hostilities in the replay at Old Trafford.
Chelsea’s Peter Bonetti suffered a knee injury after encountering Jones in the 31 st minute.
Jones capitalized by shooting Leeds ahead 4 minutes later on however Bonetti– not able to take goal kicks– kept Leeds at bay with a number of second-half conserves.
Peter Osgood levelled with 12 minutes left and David Webb won it in extra-time heading home Hutchinson’s long toss at the far post.


Billy Bremner was the victim of an unsafe deal with from Eddie McCreadie. (PA)

The replay is kept in mind as a relentless game with Eddie McCreadie’s harmful high difficulty on Billy Bremner stunning.
Former Premier League official David Elleray re-refereed the game in 1997 and stated he would have released 6 red cards, earlier this month present referee Michael Oliver selected 11 within today’s analysis of the rules.
In the game, Eric Jennings– in his final game as an expert referee– released simply one yellow card when Hutchinson pushed Bremner.

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