Manchester United 4-0 Chelsea (1993-94 FA Cup Final)

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1994 FA Cup Final
1994 FA Cup Final programme.jpg
0Scoreline Manchester United 4-0 Chelsea
0Date 14th May 1994
0Competition FA Cup
0Referee David Elleray
0Stadium Wembley Stadium
0Attendance 79,634

The 1994 FA Cup Final was contested between Manchester United and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium, and resulted in a 4-0 win for the Manchester side. It was the fourth time Chelsea had reached the FA Cup final. Manchester United went into the final as Premier League champions, having won the title by eight points over Blackburn Rovers. They were bidding to become only the fourth team of the 20th century to complete "the Double" and the first in their own history. Chelsea, on the other hand, were playing in their first FA Cup Final since 1970 and first major final since the 1972 League Cup Final; and had finished a relatively disappointing 14th in the Premier League, though they had defeated United home and away in the league.

Despite the defeat, as United had also won the Premier League title and would be competing in the UEFA Champions League, by reaching the final Chelsea qualified for the 1994-95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. This would be the first time that the Blues had competed in Europe since 1972 (though they would have qualified for the UEFA Cup via league position in 1985, 1986 and 1990, when English clubs were banned from European competition following the Heysel disaster). It was the third time that Mark Hughes (a member of the 1985 and 1990 FA Cup winning sides) had collected an FA Cup winner's medal, and he would go on to win a fourth with Chelsea: just as in 1967, a painful FA Cup Final defeat would be followed by victory in the competition three years later.


Match review

The match took place on a rainy May afternoon, and, in the first half, Chelsea were the better team. Gavin Peacock had the best chance of the opening 45 minutes when his half-volley hit the crossbar. In the second half, Manchester United took over with three goals in the space of nine minutes; two almost identical penalties by Eric Cantona and a shot by Mark Hughes, following a slip by Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair. Brian McClair scored a late fourth following an unselfish pass by Paul Ince.

Match details

14 May 1994
Manchester United 4 - 0 Chelsea Venue: Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 79,634
Referee: David Elleray
Cantona Goal 60' (pen), 66' (pen)
Hughes Goal 69'
McClair 90'
GK 1 Peter Schmeichel
RB 2 Paul Parker
CB 4 Steve Bruce (c)
CB 6 Gary Pallister
LB 3 Denis Irwin Sub off.png 84'
RM 14Andrei Kanchelskis Sub off.png 84'
CM 16Roy Keane
CM 8 Paul Ince
LM 11Ryan Giggs
CF 7 Eric Cantona
CF 10Mark Hughes
GK 25Gary Walsh
MF 5 Lee Sharpe Sub on.png 84'
CF 9 Brian McClair Sub on.png 84'
Alex Ferguson
GK 1 Dmitri Kharine
RB 12Steve Clarke
CB 35Jakob Kjeldbjerg
CB 5 Erland Johnsen
LB 6 Frank Sinclair
RM 11Dennis Wise (c)
CM 18Eddie Newton
CM 24Craig Burley Sub off.png 68'
LM 10Gavin Peacock
CF 21Mark Stein Sub off.png 78'
CF 7 John Spencer
GK 13Kevin Hitchcock
MF 20Glenn Hoddle Sub on.png 68'
CF 9 Tony Cascarino Sub on.png 78'
Glenn Hoddle

Road to the Final

Season Day D M Year Round Opposition Venue Result Score Additional information
1993-94Sat8Jan19943rd RoundBarnetHome**Drew0-0
1993-94Wed19Jan19943rd Round ReplayBarnetHomeWon4-0
1993-94Sat29Jan19944th RoundSheffield WednesdayHomeDrew1-1
1993-94Wed9Feb19944th Round ReplaySheffield WednesdayAwayWon3-1
1993-94Sat19Feb19945th RoundOxford UnitedAwayWon2-1
1993-94Sun13Mar19946th RoundWolverhampton WanderersHomeWon1-0
1993-94Sat9Apr1994Semi FinalLuton TownNeutral*Won2-0*Wembley
**Chelsea were drawn away to Barnet in the Third Round of the FA Cup but the tie was switched from Underhill to Stamford Bridge. The replay was therefore staged at Stamford Bridge as the first match was considered an away tie.


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