Manchester United 4-0 Chelsea (1993-94 FA Cup Final)
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|1994 FA Cup Final|
|Scoreline||Manchester United 4-0 Chelsea|
|Date||14th May 1994|
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.
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.
| 14 May 1994|
|Manchester United||4 - 0||Chelsea|| Venue: Wembley Stadium, London|
Referee: David Elleray
| Cantona 60' (pen), 66' (pen)|
Road to the Final
|1993-94||Wed||19||Jan||1994||3rd Round Replay||Barnet||Home||Won||4-0|
|1993-94||Sat||29||Jan||1994||4th Round||Sheffield Wednesday||Home||Drew||1-1|
|1993-94||Wed||9||Feb||1994||4th Round Replay||Sheffield Wednesday||Away||Won||3-1|
|1993-94||Sat||19||Feb||1994||5th Round||Oxford United||Away||Won||2-1|
|1993-94||Sun||13||Mar||1994||6th Round||Wolverhampton Wanderers||Home||Won||1-0|
|1993-94||Sat||9||Apr||1994||Semi Final||Luton Town||Neutral*||Won||2-0||*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.