- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.37
- Average age of the Tottenham Hotspur starting lineup: 25.76
"The Spurs fans were already toasting their victory when Ronnie Whelan popped up and whipped his goal in to equalize in the dying seconds. It took a good player to do that because Ray Clemence was still a great goalkeeper, he’d kept Spurs in the game.
Paisley would not let us sit down before extra time started. He was bellowing: ‘Get up off your feet, don’t them let them see you are tired.’ It stemmed from Shankly, who would never let an opponent see that you were weak. After that, we felt we had it in the bag." - Phil Neal.
- Ronnie Whelan recalls: "I couldn’t sleep the night before but I remember saying afterwards that I had dreamt I would score the winner — there must have been some Irish logic in that! It was my first trip to Wembley and a massive test. Tottenham had a great side with players like Glenn Hoddle, Micky Hazard and Ossie Ardiles. They looked like they had the game won until I squeezed a shot past Ray Clemence towards the end and we got stronger in extra time. I was so over the moon after getting my second that I ran over the running track to celebrate with our fans. Only when I got there did I realise it was such a long way back to the pitch and I was so tired that I barely made it. It was a magical day, and special as it was my first major medal.