1973 FA Charity Shield

The 1973 FA Charity Shield was contested between Burnley and Manchester City in a fixture that took place at Maine Road.[1] For the third consecutive year, neither the reigning Division One champions (Liverpool) nor the reigning FA Cup holders (Sunderland) chose to compete; instead, Burnley, the reigning Second Division champions, were invited to play Manchester City, the reigning holders of the Shield [2]

1973 FA Charity Shield
Date18 August 1973
VenueMaine Road, Manchester
RefereeGordon Hill

Burnley won the match 1–0 thanks to a goal from defender Colin Waldron.


  1. ^ "England – List of FA Charity/Community Shield Matches". RSSSF.com. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Burnley - Charity Shield 1973 remember?". TheFootballNetwork. Durham Associates. 27 January 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2018.