1976 European Cup Winners' Cup Final
The 1976 European Cup Winners' Cup Final was a football match between West Ham United of England and Anderlecht of Belgium. The final was held at Heysel Stadium in Brussels on 5 May 1976. It was the final match of the 1975–76 European Cup Winners' Cup tournament and the 16th European Cup Winners' Cup final.
|Event||1975–76 European Cup Winners' Cup|
|Date||5 May 1976|
|Venue||Heysel Stadium, Brussels|
|Referee||Robert Wurtz (France)|
Route to the finalEdit
|West Ham United||Anderlecht|
|Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg||Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Reipas Lahti||5–2||2–2 (A)||3–0 (H)||First round||Rapid București||2–1||0–1 (A)||2–0 (H)|
|Ararat Yerevan||4–2||1–1 (A)||3–1 (H)||Second round||Borac Banja Luka||3–1||3–0 (H)||0–1 (A)|
|Den Haag||5–5 (a)||2–4 (A)||3–1 (H)||Quarter-finals||Wrexham||2–1||1–0 (H)||1–1 (A)|
|Eintracht Frankfurt||4–3||1–2 (A)||3–1 (H)||Semi-finals||Sachsenring Zwickau||5–0||3–0 (A)||2–0 (H)|
Pat Holland put West Ham into the lead in the 28th minute. Just before half-time, Frank Lampard misjudged a back pass, allowing Peter Ressel to collect the ball and pass it to Rob Rensenbrink to score the equaliser. In attempting the backpass, Lampard tore a stomach muscle that ruled him out of much of the remainder of the game. Three minutes into the second-half, François van der Elst scored, assisted by Rensenbrink. Keith Robson later equalised for West Ham from a cross by Trevor Brooking. Anderlecht were awarded a contested penalty in the 73rd minute, after Holland was harshly adjudged to have fouled Rensenbrink who then scored from the penalty. Holland appeared to make a clean tackle and take the ball. With two minutes left, as West Ham pushed forward, van der Elst ran through to score Anderlecht's fourth goal.
|West Ham United||2–4||Anderlecht|
|Report Report 2||Rensenbrink 42', 73' (pen.)
Van der Elst 48', 88'
West Ham United