- 1999 FA Cup Final
The 1999 FA Cup Final took place on 22 May 1999 and was played at the old Wembley Stadium. It was contested between Manchester United and Newcastle United. Manchester United had finished as champions and Newcastle 13th in the
Premier Leaguethat season. The Final was a slightly one-sided affair, Manchester United claiming a record 10th success with a 2–0 win. Goals from Teddy Sheringhamand Paul Scholeswere scored in the 11th and 53rd minutes respectively. It was the build up to United's Treble.
The first half was full of incident, a blazed
Nolberto Solanoeffort, a bookingfor Dietmar Hamannand an injured Roy Keanereplaced by Sheringham all in the first eight minutes. Just over 90 seconds after the substitution, Manchester United took the lead. An incisive move, crafted first by Andy Cole then by Paul Scholes with a well-weighted first time ball allowed Sheringham to drift into the box and rifle a low drive under the Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper. Further chances fell to Solskjær, Cole and Sheringham in the first half, but all were unable to convert their efforts. Newcastle's best chance of the half fell to Hamann, a powerfully hit long-range effort just being diverted away from goal by Peter Schmeichel.
The Newcastle manager
Ruud Gullit, who knew the match was fading from his team, began the second half by replacing Hamann with Duncan Ferguson. Eight minutes into the half, Manchester United went 2–0 up. A long ball from Solskjær was chased by Ryan Giggsbut was beaten to it by Nikos Dabizas. It was cleared and won back by Solskjær, passed to Sheringham with his back to goal, who rolled it into the path of Scholes and drilled into the corner of the net.
score=2 – 0
report= [http://www.fa-cupfinals.co.uk/1999.htm (Report)]
goals1=Sheringham goal|11Scholes goal|53
referee=Peter Jones (
Manchester United F.C. season 1998-99
* [http://www.manutdzone.com/greatgames/greatgame20.html Manchester United's Greatest Games: United v Newcastle 1999]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/sport/football/fa_cup/350192.stm BBC Match Report]
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