England's top two soccer clubs from last season -- league champions Everton and Football Association Cup winners Chelsea -- matched skills in London today (Saturday) in the annual clash for the FA Charity Shield.
GTV Chelsea (L to R) kick off (3 shots)
SV Chelsea manager Dave Sexton looks on
GV & SV Chelsea attack down right wing (4 shots)
GV Houseman crosses Osgood, shots saved by West
SV Whittle takes throw in for Everton
GV & SV Chelsea goalkeeper foils Everton attack & clears(2 shots)
GV Labone to Ball who attack, Ball to Whittle who scores (2 shots)
SV White congratulated by team-mates
GV Everton attacking in 2nd half pass by Hollins, Royle to Kendall who scores(3 shots)
GV & SV Hutchinson takes throw, Chelsea attack & Hutchinson scores with header
SV Congratulated by team-mates
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Background: England's top two soccer clubs from last season -- league champions Everton and Football Association Cup winners Chelsea -- matched skills in London today (Saturday) in the annual clash for the FA Charity Shield. Despite a valiant late rally by Chelsea, Everton added the shield to the club's league honours with a 2-1 victory.
Though Chelsea had the ground advantage, they were handicapped by injuries to such stars as McCreadie, Boyle, Dempsey, Cooke and Baldwin.
Everton seized the early initiative from the Londoners. Ball, England's World Cup star and Everton's new captain, took control of the midfield.
A quick-fire passing movement between Ball and Harvey after 37 minutes set Alan Whittle free just inside the penalty area. The winger deceived Chelsea's goalkeeper Bonetti by hitting a superb drive between defenders into the top lefthand corner of the net.
Nine minutes after the interval, Chelsea defender Hollins made a weak back pass under pressure. Royle snapped it up and clipped a centre over Bonetti's head to Howard Kendall, who nodded in an easy header.
Chelsea came back with one of their famous late rallies. In the 78th minute, Hutchinson reduced the arrears when he outjumped Everton goalkeeper West to head Weller's centre into the goal. But although the Londoners kept up the pressure, they were unable to penetrate Everton's well-organised defence a second time.