- 1989 FA Cup Final
The 1989 FA Cup Final was a
Merseyside derbybetween Liverpool and Everton at Wembley. Liverpool won 3–2 after extra time, with goals from John Aldridgeand Ian Rush(2). Stuart McCallscored both Everton goals. The final was played only five weeks after the Hillsborough Disaster, in which 96 Liverpool fans were killed in a crush, and just before kick-off there was a minute's silence and the teams wore black armbands as a sign of respect. Gerry Marsden, lead singer of Gerry and the Pacemakersled the crowd in a rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone.
The match itself was one of Wembley's most dramatic. Few could have foreseen the drama to come after Liverpool had taken the lead after 4 minutes through
John Aldridge(atoning for his penalty miss in the Final the year before), and holding on to that lead until one minute from full time. Then on 90 minutes, Everton substitute Stuart McCallpoked the ball home, and a pitch invasion by Everton fans ensued.
It was the last kick of the 90 minutes and the match went into extra time. On 95 minutes, substitute
Ian Rush, so often the thorn in Everton's side, scored with a half volley on the turn and Liverpool led 2-1. They were pegged back yet again just five minutes later when Stuart McCall scored his second, chesting and volleying a spectacular goal past Bruce Grobelaarand into the corner of the net. However, Rush had not finished and just as in 1986 when he scored twice to help the Reds beat the Toffees 3-1 in the first Merseyside derby Final, he got his second, with a deft header from a floated John Barnes cross.
score=3 – 2(a.e.t.)
report= [http://www.fa-cupfinals.co.uk/1989.htm (Report)]
Rush goal|95 goal|104
goals2=McCall goal|89 goal|102
* [http://www.lfchistory.net/viewgame.asp?game_id=1690 LFC History Match Report]
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