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1976 FA Cup Final

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Event  FA Cup 1975–76
Date  1 May 1976
Referee  Clive Thomas
Attendance  99,115
Champion  Southampton F.C.
Location  Wembley Stadium
Venue  Wembley Stadium
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Similar  1977 FA Cup Final, 1979 FA Cup Final, 1983 FA Cup Final, 1909 FA Cup Final, 1958 FA Cup Final

The 1976 FA Cup Final took place on 1 May 1976 at Wembley Stadium. It was contested between Manchester United and Southampton.


United had finished third in the First Division that season, and were strong favourites, while unfancied Southampton had finished sixth in the Second Division. In one of the biggest shocks in the history of the final, Southampton won 1–0 through an 83rd-minute goal from Bobby Stokes. It was the first time Southampton won a major trophy.

Southampton fc 1976 fa cup final goal

Match summary

Manchester United started stronger, and missed several early goalscoring opportunities, with Southampton goalkeeper Ian Turner making a series of impressive saves to deny Gerry Daly and Gordon Hill. Southampton in turn began to create chances; Mick Channon was put through on goal before being denied by goalkeeper Alex Stepney. As extra time loomed, Southampton's Bobby Stokes received Jim McCalliog's pass and slotted the ball across Stepney and into the far corner to score a late winner and with it his side's first major trophy.

In popular culture

Jasper Carrott immortalised the match in his song Cup Final 1976.


1976 FA Cup Final Wikipedia

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