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1997 FA Charity Shield

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Champion  Manchester United F.C.
Venue  Wembley Stadium
Date  3 August 1997
Attendance  73,636
1997 FA Charity Shield
Referee  Peter Jones (Leicestershire and Rutland County Football Association)
Similar  1994 FA Charity Shield, 1993 FA Charity Shield, 1908 FA Charity Shield, 1999 FA Charity Shield, 2003 FA Community Shield

Man utd v chelsea 1997 fa charity shield

The 1997 FA Charity Shield (known as the Littlewoods FA Charity Shield for sponsorship reasons) was the 75th 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 3 August 1997 at Wembley Stadium and contested by Manchester United, who had won the 1996–97 FA Premier League, and Chelsea, who had won the 1996–97 FA Cup. Manchester United won the match 4–2 on penalties after the match had finished at 1–1 after 90 minutes.

The 1997 Charity Shield was a game of several "firsts". Manchester United's only goal of open play was from Ronny Johnsen, who scored his first goal in a competitive game for them. It was the first competitive appearance in a Manchester United shirt for Johnsen's team-mate Teddy Sheringham, who had joined the club from Tottenham Hotspur five weeks earlier. It was the first competitive appearance in a Chelsea shirt for goalkeeper Ed de Goey, who would help them win three major trophies during his six seasons at the club.


1997 FA Charity Shield Wikipedia