Arsenal v West Ham United, 10 May 1980

Score1-0 to West Ham United
RefereeGeorge Courtney
CompetitionFA Cup Final
VenueWembley Stadium
Attendance100,000
Kick-off: 3.00pm To date, the 1980 Final remains as the last time a team from outside of the top division had won the FA Cup. This was the 99th FA Cup Final and the 52nd to be played at Wembley Stadium.

0 Arsenal

Manager: Terry Neill

1 West Ham United

Manager: John Lyall

Goals:

Goals:

Trevor Brooking 13 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Pat Jennings
Defender Pat Rice (captain)
Defender/Centre back David O'Leary
Defender/Centre back Willie Young
Midfielder Liam Brady
Midfielder John Devine
Midfielder David Price
Midfielder Graham Rix
Midfielder Brian Talbot
Forward Frank Stapleton
Forward/Midfielder Alan Sunderland

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Phil Parkes
Defender/Right back Ray Stewart
Defender/Centre back Alvin Martin
Defender/Midfielder Billy Bonds (captain)
Defender/Left back Frank Lampard
Midfielder Paul Allen
Midfielder Trevor Brooking
Midfielder Alan Devonshire
Midfielder Geoff Pike
Forward David Cross
Forward Stuart Pearson

Substitutions:

Sammy Nelson for John Devine 61

Substitutions:

On the bench:

Defender Sammy Nelson

On the bench:

Defender Paul Brush

Comments:

An incident late in this game, indirectly, led to the introduction of a new disciplinary punishment in the game at all levels. In the 87th minute, Willie Young cynically hauled Paul Allen to the ground when the West Ham United midfielder had a clear goalscoring opportunity. Applying the laws at the time, referee George Courtney merely showed a yellow card. It would be two years before the instruction was changed to issue a red card, but it was the high-profile Willie Young incident that proved to be the catalyst for the discussion.

Comments:

At 17 years and 256 days, Paul Allen became the youngest player to appear in a FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. James Prinsep was aged 17 years and 245 days when he played in the 1879 Final for Clapham Rovers against Old Etonians at Kennington Oval.