1994 FA Charity Shield

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
1994 FA Charity Shield
1994 FA Charity Shield programme.jpg
Date14 August 1994
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereePhilip Don (Middlesex)

The 1994 FA Charity Shield was the 72nd FA Charity Shield, an annual football match played between the winners of the previous season's Premier League and FA Cup competitions. The match was played on 14 August 1994 at Wembley Stadium and contested by Manchester United, who had won the league and cup Double in 1993–94, and Blackburn Rovers, who had finished as runners-up in the Premier League. Manchester United won the match 2–0 with goals from Eric Cantona and Paul Ince, with seven players booked due to a new clampdown imposed by referees.[1]

Notable omissions from the Blackburn side were the previous season's top scorer Alan Shearer (who had a virus from eating seafood) and his new strike partner Chris Sutton, who had just joined them for a national record fee of £5 million. Also absent due to injury were Mike Newell, Kevin Gallacher, Paul Warhurst and David Batty. Stuart Ripley and Ian Pearce made a make-shift front two, with young striker Peter Thorne making his solitary appearance for Blackburn as a substitute. Other debutants for Rovers were experienced defender Tony Gale and Australian winger Robbie Slater.

Meanwhile, Manchester United defender David May made his club debut just weeks after joining them from Blackburn. Denis Irwin and Roy Keane were absent after being given an extended break after playing for the Republic of Ireland in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

Match details[edit]

Blackburn Rovers0–2Manchester United
Report Cantona Goal 22' (pen.)
Ince Goal 81'
Attendance: 60,402
Blackburn Rovers
Manchester United
GK 1 England Tim Flowers
RB 20 Norway Henning Berg
CB 5 Scotland Colin Hendry Yellow card
CB 2 England Tony Gale
LB 6 England Graeme Le Saux Yellow card
RM 17 Australia Robbie Slater
CM 22 England Mark Atkins Substituted off 64'
CM 4 England Tim Sherwood (c) Yellow card
LM 11 England Jason Wilcox Yellow card
CF 7 England Stuart Ripley
CF 25 England Ian Pearce
GK 13 England Bobby Mimms
DF 3 England Alan Wright
DF 18 Scotland Andy Morrison
MF 21 England Paul Harford
FW 19 England Peter Thorne Substituted in 64'
Scotland Kenny Dalglish
Blackburn Rovers vs Man Utd 1994-08-14.svg
GK 1 Denmark Peter Schmeichel
RB 12 England David May
CB 4 England Steve Bruce (c) Yellow card
CB 6 England Gary Pallister
LB 5 England Lee Sharpe Yellow card
RM 14 Russia Andrei Kanchelskis
CM 9 Scotland Brian McClair
CM 8 England Paul Ince
LM 11 Wales Ryan Giggs Yellow card
SS 7 France Eric Cantona
CF 10 Wales Mark Hughes
GK 13 England Gary Walsh
DF 26 England Chris Casper
MF 19 England Nicky Butt
MF 31 Northern Ireland Keith Gillespie
FW 20 England Dion Dublin
Scotland Alex Ferguson

Match officials

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • Penalty shootout if scores level
  • Five named substitutes, of which two may be used

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ince quells the Blackburn resistance: Seven players booked under the new rules as under-strength Rovers succumb to United's class". Independent.co.uk. The Independent. 15 August 1994. Retrieved 6 August 2017.