1988 FA Charity Shield

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1988 FA Charity Shield
1988 Charity Shield.jpg
The match programme cover
Date20 August 1988
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeJ Martin

The 1988 FA Charity Shield was the 66th Charity Shield, a football match contested by the winners of the previous season's Football League and FA Cup competitions. The match was played on 20 August 1988 between 1987–88 Football League champions Liverpool and 1987–88 FA Cup winners Wimbledon.

The fixture was a rematch of previous season's FA Cup Final, and Liverpool gained some small revenge for that defeat with a 2–1 win, with both of their goals coming from John Aldridge – the player whose penalty in the final three months earlier had been saved.[1] However, the man who had saved his penalty – Wimbledon's goalkeeper Dave Beasant – had gone, transferred to Newcastle United in the close season, and his place for this game was taken by Simon Tracey.

Wimbledon had taken the lead in the 17th minute with a John Fashanu header from a Dennis Wise cross from the right. Liverpool equalized with John Aldridge scoring after 23 minutes. Wimbledon goalkeeper Simon Tracey had come out of the penalty box to clear the ball, but the ball was quickly passed to Aldridge from John Barnes who rolled the ball into the empty net from the edge of the penalty area. Liverpool took the lead after 69 minutes with Aldridge again scoring after a cross from John Barnes. Barnes had made a long run down the left and crossed to Aldridge who controlled the ball with his left leg before volleying with his right to the net.

Match details[edit]

Aldridge Goal 23'69' Report Fashanu Goal 17'
Attendance: 54,887
Referee: J Martin
GK 1 Zimbabwe Bruce Grobbelaar
CB 2 Scotland Gary Gillespie
LB 3 England Barry Venison
RB 4 England Gary Ablett
CM 5 Republic of Ireland Ronnie Whelan (c)
CB 6 England Alex Watson
CF 7 England Peter Beardsley
CF 8 Republic of Ireland John Aldridge
RM 9 Republic of Ireland Ray Houghton
LM 10 England John Barnes
CM 11 England Steve McMahon
MF 12 Northern Ireland Jim Magilton
FW 13 England Charlie Boyd
DF 14 Republic of Ireland Steve Staunton
MF 15 Denmark Jan Mølby
MF 16 England Nigel Spackman
Scotland Kenny Dalglish
GK 1 England Simon Tracey
CB 2 England John Scales Substituted off
LB 3 Republic of Ireland Terry Phelan
MF 4 England Vaughan Ryan
CB 5 Wales Eric Young
RB 6 England Peter Cawley
FW 7 England Terry Gibson
MF 8 England Carlton Fairweather
FW 9 England John Fashanu Substituted off
CM 10 Northern Ireland Lawrie Sanchez (c)
MF 11 England Dennis Wise
DF Wales Andy Clement Substituted in
FW England Robbie Turner Substituted in
England Bobby Gould


  1. ^ "1988 Charity Shield". football site.co.uk. Retrieved 17 June 2011.

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