1989 Full Members' Cup Final

The 1989 Full Members' Cup Final was the fourth Full Members' Cup final, contested by Everton and Nottingham Forest at Wembley Stadium on 30 April 1989.

1989 Simod Cup Final
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Event1988–89 Full Members' Cup
Date30 April 1989
VenueWembley Stadium, London


English teams were banned from Europe and the Football League started a new cup for sides in the top two leagues. Nottingham Forest had already won the League Cup, while Everton were awaiting their FA Cup Final. Both Everton and Nottingham Forest had been exempt from the first two rounds of the competition, due to their high league finish in the 1987–88 season, with Forest finishing third and the Toffees fourth.[2]

Route to the finalEdit


20 December 1988 Round 3[2] Everton 2–0MillwallGoodison Park
18 January 1989 Quarter-final[2]Wimbledon1–2 Everton Plough Lane

Nottingham ForestEdit


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   WAL Neville Southall
2 DF   ENG Neil McDonald
3 DF   WAL Pat Van Den Hauwe
4 DF   WAL Kevin Ratcliffe
5 DF   ENG Dave Watson
6 MF   ENG Paul Bracewell
7 MF   ENG Trevor Steven
8 MF   SCO Pat Nevin
9 FW   SCO Graeme Sharp  
10 FW   ENG Tony Cottee   
11 MF   IRL Kevin Sheedy
sub MF   SCO Stuart McCall
Manager   ENG Colin Harvey
Nottingham Forest
No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ENG Steve Sutton
2 DF   ENG Brian Laws
3 DF   ENG Stuart Pearce
4 DF   ENG Des Walker
5 DF   SCO Terry Wilson
6 MF   ENG Steve Hodge
7 MF   IRL Tommy Gaynor
8 MF   ENG Neil Webb
9 FW   ENG Nigel Clough
10 FW   ENG Lee Chapman   
11 MF   ENG Garry Parker   
12 (sub) DF   ENG Steve Chettle
14 (sub) MF   ENG Franz Carr
Manager   ENG Brian Clough

Match summaryEdit

Everton took the lead through Tony Cottee, before being pegged back from a goal by Garry Parker. Graeme Sharp restored Everton's lead after the break, before Parker sent the game into extra-time with an equaliser. In extra-time, Lee Chapman put Nottingham Forest ahead for the first time in the match. Cottee scored his second to level the match at 3–3. Chapman scored his second, three minutes from time, to win the trophy for Forest.[1]


Nottingham Forest (1)4–3 (a.e.t.)Everton (1)
Parker   30', 67'
Chapman   92', 117'
Cottee   8', 101'
Sharp   49'
Attendance: 46,606
Referee: Allan Gunn


  1. ^ a b "The day Wembley was barely half-full to watch Everton in a seven-goal thriller". liverpoolecho.co.uk. 30 April 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "1988-89 Football League Full Members Cup". fchd.info. Retrieved 17 March 2018.