Report

Liverpool 3 - 0 Newcastle United

Game date: Saturday 4 May 1974 at 15:00 Stadium: Wembley
Competition: FA Cup Final Attendance: 100,000
Half-time score 0 - 0 Referee Kew GC
Manager Bill Shankly Opposition manager Joe Harvey
   

Opposition lineup

Iam McFaul, Frank Clark, Alan Kennedy, Terry McDermott, Pat Howard, Bobby Moncur, Jim Smith, Thomas Cassidy, Malcolm MacDonald, John Tudor, Terry Hibbitt

Opposition substitutions

Jim Smith out for Thomas Gibb

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.37
- Average age of the Newcastle United starting lineup: 26.23
- Phil Thompson remembers "the finest match I've played in": "We beat Newcastle 3-0 and it could have been double," maintained Thompson. "It was the best Liverpool display of my long time at Anfield. The European Cup win of 81 when I was skipper may be my greatest achievement but the match itself wasn't that great. Not that it mattered. However, Wembley was very different. We were a class apart. I've always said that Scousers, Geordies and Glaswegians are all the same. We all have humour and a passion for football. We're community-driven. And it showed at Wembley when both sets of supporters stayed to party together."

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