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The 1969 FA Charity Shield was the 47th FA Charity Shield, an annual football match played between the winners of the previous season's Football League and FA Cup competitions. The match was contested by the league champions, Leeds United, and Manchester City, the cup winners. Leeds won the match 2–1, with goals from Eddie Gray and Jack Charlton. Colin Bell scored a consolation for City.

1969 FA Charity Shield
Date2 August 1969
VenueElland Road, Leeds
RefereeKen Burns

This match saw the début of Allan Clarke for Leeds United following his £165,000 transfer from Leicester City during the summer. Clarke was on the losing side to Manchester City in the previous season's FA Cup. Leeds took the lead after Giles' long ball into the box was headed across the six yard box for Gray to score. Leeds increased their lead three minutes later when Charlton headed in a free kick form Giles. Manchester City scored a late goal when Bell shot in following a goalkeeper error at a corner kick.[1]

Match detailsEdit

Leeds United2–1Manchester City
Gray   55'
Charlton   58'
Report Bell   90'
Attendance: 39,835
Referee: K. H. Burns
GK   Gary Sprake
RB   Paul Reaney
LB   Terry Cooper
RH   Billy Bremner (c)
CH   Jack Charlton
LH   Norman Hunter
OR   Paul Madeley
IR   Allan Clarke
CF   Mick Jones
IL   Johnny Giles
OL   Eddie Gray
  Peter Lorimer
  Don Revie
GK   Joe Corrigan
RB   Tony Book (c)
LB   Glyn Pardoe
RH   Mike Doyle
CH   Tommy Booth
LH   Alan Oakes
OR   Mike Summerbee
IR   Colin Bell
CF   Francis Lee
IL   Neil Young
OL   Tony Coleman
  Joe Mercer


  1. ^ "Debut for Clarke". Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  • German, Tom (4 August 1969). "Leeds justify lavish expenditure". The Times. p. 12.