Saturday, May 19, 2012

Chelsea triumph! Do you remember the first time?

This is the first Chelsea trophy I can remember: beating Don Revie's Leeds United (AKA The Evil Empire) in the FA Cup final after a replay. This video shows the three goals from the replay.

Note the sublime chip from Charlie Cooke (my hero in those days) and diving header from Peter Osgood that led to the first goal. And note the incredible throw in from Ian Hutchinson that led to David Webb's winner. Makes Rory Delap look at bit tame, doesn't he?

It is sad to think that neither Osgood nor Hutchinson (nor Peter Houseman who scored in the 2-2 draw at Wembley) lived to see Chelsea become champions of Europe this evening.

1 comment:

Herbert Eppel said...

I'm afraid I don't remember the first time, but with regard to Saturday's match see "Champions League final shootout distracts G8 leaders" article at for your entertainment.