The 1970 FA (Football Association) Cup Final was played between Chelsea and Leeds United, the first game was played at Wembley Stadium on 11th April and a replay was held at Old Trafford on the 28th April. The final was played a month earlier than usual to allow the England players extra time to prepare for the 1970 World Cup Finals.
Leeds had finished 2nd in the First Division title race and Chelsea finished 3rd with just two points separating the teams. That seasons league fixtures had seen Leeds beat Chelsea twice, 5-2 away at Stamford Bridge and then a 2-0 home victory. Regarded as two of the best teams in the country at the time, the slight advantage for the final appeared to be with Leeds.
Both teams were competing for their first ever FA Cup victory, and the game was เว็บยอดนิยม ufabet a very competitive but bruising encounter. A poor pitch hindered the game and it was littered with tough, uncompromising tackles, although Leeds did play the better football in the opening exchanges.
Leeds took a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes when Jack Charlton scored with a header that simply rolled over the goal line following a missed clearance. Chelsea battled back and Peter Houseman scored with speculative shot after 41 minutes, which was fumbled by the Leeds goalkeeper to level the scores at 1-1.
Leeds continued play the better football and scored what most thought would be the winning goal six minutes before the end of the game, when Mick Jones scored to give them a 2-1 lead, but the euphoria didn’t last long as Ian Hutchinson headed an equaliser for Chelsea two minutes later, extra time didn’t yield any more goals and the game finished 2-2, necessitating a replay, which was the first FA Cup replay since 1912.
The replay took place at Manchester United’s stadium, Old Trafford, if the first game had been a bruising encounter, the replay made it look like a tea party. The game saw some horrendous lunging tackles, and kicks, punches and even head-butts were thrown. Despite the animosity, Leeds again played the better football and it was no surprise when