Match details

Liverpool 2 - 0 Chelsea

Game date: Saturday 27 March 1965 at 15:00 Stadium: Villa Park
Competition: FA Cup Semi-final Attendance: 67,686
Half - time score: 0 - 0 Referee: Smith DW
Manager: Bill Shankly Opposition manager: Tommy Docherty

Opposition lineup

Peter Bonetti, Marvin Hinton, Eddie McCreadie, John Hollins, John Mortimore, Ron Harris, Bert Murray, George Graham, Barry Bridges, Terry Venables, Bobby Tambling


- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 24.76
- Average age of the Chelsea starting lineup: 23.24
- Gordon Milne was the designated penalty taker on the day but didn't fancy the challenge of taking Liverpool's penalty: "It was one of those days when the ball is like a balloon and the goal shrinks. It was one of those pictures I had in my mind. Willie was next to me and I said: 'Willie, I don't fancy this.' 'No problem.'

Willie Stevenson surprised everybody by stepping up, but his seemingly confident penalty was everything but: "I thought I was having quite a good game so I said: 'I'll take it.' The best thing about that was I meant to put it in the bottom right-hand corner, my right facing it, but my foot just slipped as I came to the ball and instead of going on the ground it went about six feet up straight back into the net. They are all great goals."

From's documentary "Ee-aye-addio - 1965 and all that."

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Match programme
Pen pictures of Liverpool and Chelsea
Liverpool Echo cover
Press report from Adrian Killen's scrapbook
The 65 semi remembered - LFC Official Matchday Magazine
Match ticket
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Press cutting (Result)
Press cutting

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