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The 1985 FA Charity Shield (also known as the General Motors FA Charity Shield for sponsorship reasons) was the 63rd FA Charity Shield, an annual football match played between the winners of the previous season's First Division and FA Cup competitions. The match was played on 10 August 1985 at Wembley Stadium and contested by Everton, who had won the 1984–85 First Division, and Manchester United, who had won the 1984–85 FA Cup. Everton won 2–0 with goals from Trevor Steven and Adrian Heath. Trevor Steven put Everton into the lead when he swept home from six yards after a cross from the left in the first half. The second goal came in the second half when Manchester United goalkeeper Gary Bailey dropped a cross from the left to allow Adrian Heath to tip the ball past him into the left corner of the net.

1985 FA Charity Shield
1985 Charity Shield.jpg
The match programme cover
Date10 August 1985
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeJoe Worrall (Cheshire)
Attendance82,000
1984
1986

The Charity Shield was the first competitive game that new striker Gary Lineker played for Everton, and although he failed to get on the scoresheet in the game he made up for it by scoring 40 goals in all competitions that season. He took the place in the team previously occupied by Andy Gray. Kevin Moran of Manchester United had been sent off in the final and he was suspended for this game, with his place in the side being taken by understudy Graeme Hogg, and Gordon Strachan was replaced by Mike Duxbury. These were the only differences between the first XI of this game and the FA Cup final earlier in May 1985.

Match detailsEdit

Everton2–0Manchester United
Steven  
Heath  
Report
Attendance: 82,000
GK   Neville Southall
DF   Gary Stevens
DF   Kevin Ratcliffe (c)
DF   Derek Mountfield
DF   Pat Van Den Hauwe  
MF   Trevor Steven
MF   Paul Bracewell
MF   Peter Reid
MF   Kevin Sheedy
FW   Graeme Sharp
FW   Gary Lineker  
Substitutes:
DF   John Bailey  
MF   Adrian Heath  
Manager:
  Howard Kendall
GK 1   Gary Bailey
DF 2   John Gidman
DF 3   Arthur Albiston
MF 4   Norman Whiteside
DF 5   Paul McGrath
DF 6   Graeme Hogg
MF 7   Bryan Robson (c)
MF 8   Mike Duxbury  
FW 9   Mark Hughes
FW 10   Frank Stapleton
MF 11   Jesper Olsen
Substitutes:
FW 12   Alan Brazil
GK 13   Chris Turner
MF 14   Remi Moses  
MF 15   Peter Barnes
DF 16   Clayton Blackmore
Manager:
  Ron Atkinson

Match rules

  • 90 minutes, no extra time
  • Five named substitutes
  • Maximum of three substitutions

See alsoEdit