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The 1990 FA Charity Shield (also known as the Tennent's FA Charity Shield for sponsorship reasons) was the 68th Charity Shield, a football match contested by the winners of the previous season's Football League and FA Cup competitions. The match was played on 18 August 1990 between 1989–90 Football League champions Liverpool and 1989–90 FA Cup winners Manchester United. This would be the last time either team was to share the trophy, as new regulations were brought in two years later that allowed for extra time and subsequently a penalty shootout if a draw occurred in normal time.

1990 FA Charity Shield
1990 Charity Shield.jpg
The match programme cover
Date18 August 1990
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeGeorge Courtney (County Durham)

Utility player Clayton Blackmore opened the scoring for United in the first half, but a John Barnes penalty kick drew Liverpool level shortly after the break. The match finished at 1–1 and the two sides shared the trophy for six months each.

Absent from the game for Manchester United were captain Bryan Robson, who would be out of action until December that year due to injury; left-back Lee Martin who scored the winning goal in the FA Cup Final three months previously; and midfielder Neil Webb. Their places in the starting XI were taken by Clayton Blackmore, Mal Donaghy and newly signed full-back Denis Irwin, beginning a 12-year spell with the club that would reap numerous honours, while Paul Ince moved back into his usual midfield position.[1]

As a curtain-raiser to the match, the England women's national football team played Italy. Carolina Morace scored all four goals in England's 4–1 defeat and made it onto the front page of the following day's La Gazzetta dello Sport.[2]

Match detailsEdit

Liverpool1–1Manchester United
Barnes   51' (pen.) Blackmore   44'
Manchester United
GK 1   Bruce Grobbelaar
CB 2   Glenn Hysén
LB 3   David Burrows
RB 4   Barry Venison
CM 5   Ronnie Whelan (c)
CB 6   Gary Ablett
CF 7   Peter Beardsley   78'
RM 8   Ray Houghton
CF 9   Ian Rush
LM 10   John Barnes
CM 11   Steve McMahon
FW 12   Ronny Rosenthal   78'
GK 13   Mike Hooper
DF 14   Gary Gillespie
DF 15   Steve Staunton
MF 16   Jim Magilton
  Kenny Dalglish
GK 1   Les Sealey
RB 2   Denis Irwin
LB 3   Mal Donaghy
CB 4   Steve Bruce (c)
RM 5   Mike Phelan
CB 6   Gary Pallister
CM 7   Clayton Blackmore
CM 8   Paul Ince
CF 9   Brian McClair
CF 10   Mark Hughes
LM 11   Danny Wallace   25'
FW 12   Mark Robins   25'
GK 13   Jim Leighton
MF 14   Lee Sharpe
DF 15   Viv Anderson
MF 16   Russell Beardsmore
  Alex Ferguson


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  2. ^ Bottazzo, Tiziana (19 August 1990). "Carolina Morace, quattro gol per far girare la testa a Wembley". La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 28 September 2011.

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