• Short Summary

    LEEDS UNITED AND CHELSEA BATTLED TO THE EDGE OF EXHAUSTION IN THE ENGLISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION CUP FINAL IN LONDON'S WEMBLEY STADIUM ON SATURDAY (11 APRIL).

  • Description

    LEEDS UNITED AND CHELSEA BATTLED TO THE EDGE OF EXHAUSTION IN THE ENGLISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION CUP FINAL IN LONDON'S WEMBLEY STADIUM ON SATURDAY (11 APRIL). BUT DESPITE THEIR EFFORTS, THE TEAMS REMAINED DEADLOCKED IN A 2-2 DRAW AFTER EXTRA TIME. NEITHER TEAM HAS PREVIOUSLY WON THE COMPETITION AND THIS WAS THE FIRST DRAW SINCE THE FINAL WAS SWITCHED TO WEMBLEY IN 1923.

    LEEDS, PLAYING FROM LEFT TO RIGHT IN THE FIRST HALF, TWICE TOOK THE LEAD AND APPEARED THE BETTER TEAM THROUGHOUT BUT COULD NOT CLINCH VICTORY.

    JACK CHARLTON GAVE LEEDS THE LEAD AFTER 21 MINUTES BY GETTING HIS HEAD TO A CORNER BY EDDIE GRAY. THE BALL ROLLED GENTLY INTO THE NET AS CHELSEA FULL-BACK EDDIE MCCREADIE TRIED VAINLY TO KICK CLEAR. FOUR MINUTES FROM HALF-TIME AN UNEXPECTED HANDLING ERROR BY WELSH INTERNATIONAL GOAL-KEEPER GARY SPRAKE PROVIDED CHELSEA WITH THE EQUALISER. PETER HOUSEMAN FIRED IN A LOW SHOT WHICH SOUNDED OUT OF SPRAKE'S HANDS AND INTO THE NET.

    LEEDS CONTINUED TO POUND THE CHELSEA DEFENCE DURING THE SECOND HALF. MICE JONES PUT LEEDS AHEAD IN THE 83RD MINUTE AFTER A HEADER BY ALLAN CLARKE HAD RESOUNDED OFF A POST. TWO MINUTES LATER, CHELSEA EQUALISED WHEN IAN HUTCHINSON HEADED IN FROM A FREE-KICK BY RON HARRIS.

    THE TWO TEAMS WILL NOW HAVE TO PLAY A REMATCH AGAINST EACH OTHER THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1972. THEY WILL MEET ON APRIL 29TH IN MANCHESTER UNITED'S FOOTBALL GROUND AT OLD TRAFFORD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7NRKDS86CZFLCRAS1UD7GCR6N
    Media URN:
    VLVA7NRKDS86CZFLCRAS1UD7GCR6N
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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