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Match Centre Rewind: 1970 FA Cup final replay - Chelsea vs Leeds

To mark the anniversary of the 1970 FA Cup final replay between Chelsea and Leeds today, the game is available to view in full on this website. We also have coverage here in the style of our 2020 Match Centre...
 

Full-time: It's all over, Chelsea have won the FA Cup! There will be one heck of a party when we get back to west London, as goals from Osgood and Webb see us topple Don Revie’s Leeds to lift the cup. Everybody, Blue is the colour…

112: Chelsea 2-1 Leeds. Sensible tactics from Sexton as he sends on Marvellous Marvin Hinton to replace Osgood, with the striker sacrificed for an extra body in defence.

109: Chelsea 2-1 Leeds: Another one for Chelsea, it’s Hutch- oh no, it’s offside. Unlucky! Hutchinson sweeps home Osgood’s centre but he had strayed just slightly too far into an offside position and the goal is ruled out. That would have certainly sealed it for us.

104: Chelsea 2-1 Leeds: What a moment for Webb! The man who had such a torrid time at Wembley in the first game could well prove to be our hero tonight!

104: GOOOOOAAAALLLL!!!! DAVID WEBB FOR CHELSEA! Can we start to dream? The Blues are in front in the cup final! Hutchinson’s long throw is flicked on by Charlton, under pressure from Osgood, and there is Webb to somehow bundle home at the back post. 2-1 Chelsea, come on!

101: Chelsea 1-1 Leeds: Half a chance for the Blues to edge in front, as Osgood takes down Hutchinson’s pass well but he fires over the top.

100: Chelsea 1-1 Leeds. Peter Bonetti, just how do you do it? The Cat has been imperious for the Blues today, despite that injury he suffered, and this time he is in the right place to save from Lorimer.

95: Chelsea 1-1 Leeds. It’s getting tough out there for both sides, with several players going down with cramp. It’s been a real battle out there, that’s for sure, but we will see a winner tonight? Come on Chelsea, give it everything!

91: Kick-off: Chelsea 1-1 Leeds: We are back underway, with another 30 minutes set to be played. Come on you Blues!

Full-time: Chelsea 1-1 Leeds. There seems to be no separating these two sides, with the scores locked at the end of 90 minutes in this FA Cup final replay. As with the first game at Wembley, we head to extra-time…

90: Chelsea 1-1 Leeds. Phew! Twice Leeds go close to snatching victory in the closing moments. First Gray loops a shot wastefully over, before Jones then heads off target at the far post after connecting with a Lorimer cross. Gray really hasn’t been the same since he limped out of that earlier tackle with Harris.

85: Chelsea 1-1 Leeds. Bremner has really been in the wars today! Hutchinson stamps down towards him as the Leeds midfielder goes down under a challenge. Hutchinson, so often declared as one of the bravest players in football, feels that the Scot made a meal of protesting with the referee and so lets his opposite number know exactly how he feels. The ref reaches for his pocket but decides against any action, instead pulling out his handkerchief rather than a card.

85: Chelsea 1-1 Leeds. Was that the golden chance for the Blues?! Osgood slips the ball into the path of Hutchinson but our No10 can only find the side-netting. A great chance for a late winner…

84: Chelsea 1-1 Leeds. Ouch, that’s going to be a sore one for Bremner in the morning! The Leeds captain is caught on the back of the head by McCreadie, who had leapt high to try and clear the ball from inside our area. Bremner goes down in a heap but the referee, quite rightly if you’re of the Chelsea persuasion, waves play on.

77: GOOOOAAALLL!!! OSGOOD SCORES FOR CHELSEA! That's it! Level again! What a header from Ossie! The striker runs in behind Charlton and meets Cooke's beautifully-flighted chip with a disguised flying header. Game on now!

74: Chelsea 0-1 Leeds. Save! Bonetti keeps out another Cooper attempt, this time at the near-post, after the Leeds left-back had nicked in following some loose control from Baldwin.

66: Chelsea 0-1 Leeds. Bonetti is continuing to perform admirably for the Blues this evening despite that hefty whack he took in the first half. This time the goalkeeper is equal to Cooper’s drive.

65: Chelsea 0-1 Leeds: Hutchinson is shown the game’s first yellow card. Osgood is involved in a tangle with Bremner near the centre circle, before the Leeds skipper is then pushed to the floor by Ossie’s strike partner, Hutch. After a first half with a few heavy collisions, this match is really heating up physically!

64: Chelsea 0-1 Leeds. Much better from the Blues! A first attempt on target is stopped by Harvey in the Leeds goal but it shows more of an attacking threat from Chelsea. Baldwin is the man denied after latching onto Osgood’s flick.

62: Chelsea 0-1 Leeds. You’ll have to do better than that to beat the Cat! Gray is in space but he can’t keep his attempt down and Bonetti safely watches the ball over.

55: Chelsea 0-1 Leeds. A close call for the Blues there as Dempsey heads away a cross under pressure, before Hollins deflects a strike from Giles wide of the target. Corner to Don Revie’s side.

51: Chelsea 0-1 Leeds. How has Charlton got away with that one? It’s really getting fiery down at pitch level, as Charlton and Osgood clash over by the far touchline. After Osgood caught the Leeds defender late with a challenge, Charlton retaliates by kneeing our No9 in the back. The referee has a word with both but, surprisingly, doesn’t show a card.

46: Chelsea 0-1 Leeds. A slight worry as Bonetti appears to not return for the second half alongside his team-mates. The Chelsea fans, packed into the Stretford End wait with baited breath as they fear the worst, before erupting into cheers and joy as the goalkeeper emerges from the tunnel and is able to continue. Second half back underway, come on you Blues!

45: Half-time: Chelsea 0-1 Leeds. The Blues going in behind at the break thanks to that strike from Jones just before the break. Still plenty of football to be played though, we have come from behind twice already of course.

41: Chelsea 0-1 Leeds. Certainly no love lost between these two sides! This time Harris catches Gray with a high tackle, with the referee awarding Leeds a free-kick. The Chelsea skipper is reprimanded for that challenge by the ref and certainly Sniffer Clarke wasn’t impressed either, as he lets Chopper know exactly what he thinks of that one.

36: Chelsea 0-1 Leeds. Close! Much better from Dave Sexton’s side! Cooke has the chance to strike back immediately, but he fires just over from the edge of the area. Come on, Chelsea!

35: Goal for Leeds – Jones. Just typical. Leeds take the lead in this FA Cup final replay and it’s Mick Jones who opens the scoring, the man who had just been involved in that incident with Bonetti just moments earlier. The striker surged between Dempsey and McCreadie, after taking Clarke's pass in his stride, before firing powerfully past the still inhibited Bonetti. 1-0 Leeds.

34: Chelsea 0-0 Leeds: The good news is that The Cat is able to continue, following a lengthy spell of treatment. The worrying signs are that he is limping badly and there’s still a lot of football to be played here at Old Trafford.

30: Chelsea 0-0 Leeds: This doesn’t look good, as Bonetti has stayed down after being clattered into by Jones while claiming a high cross from Madeley. It looks like it is the right knee that is causing our goalkeeper the discomfort and physio Harry Medhurst is on to treat our No1.

24: Chelsea 0-0 Leeds: Off the line! Wow, we are living dangerously here at Old Trafford but the score remains goalless thanks to some excellent defending from McCreadie. A sloppy back-pass from Dempsey is intercepted by Lorimer, who shoots past Bonetti but McCreadie comes to our rescue and clears off the line.  

24: Chelsea 0-0 Leeds: Oh, what a save from the Cat! Bonetti tips Jones’s close-range touch behind for the first corner of the game. Great stop from the Chelsea goalkeeper there, after Eddie Gray had surged past Chopper Harris down the Leeds left side.

23: Chelsea 0-0 Leeds: We are having plenty of defending to do at the moment, it has to be said. This time Lorimer takes the ball down well for Leeds and ghosts beyond Webb, but thankfully his shot lacks its famous power and is comfortable for Bonetti to smother.

19: Chelsea 0-0 Leeds: Great defending, David Webb! The defender tracks Clarke's run into the Chelsea area following a long ball forward and then makes an important tackle to clear any danger.

11 Chelsea 0-0 Leeds: A let-off for the Blues there as Lorimer fires high over the bar from close range, after Clarke had hung up a ball to him from the back post.

7 Chelsea 0-0 Leeds: Tackles flying in today! Real commitment shown from both sides but there’s no way David Webb was getting away with that one. The Chelsea defender - moved inside to centre-back today - scythes down Gray, the man who gave him such a tough time at Wembley in the first game, for a Leeds free-kick.

4- Chelsea 0-0 Leeds: Hutchinson turns past Hunter well down the right and gets in the first Chelsea attempt at goal of the game, but his shot travels well wide.

1- Chelsea 0-0 Leeds: The Blues are forced into some very early defending as this FA Cup final replay starts at a whirlwind pace. Dempsey is forced into a block and a then hurried clearance after a Lorimer cross from the right for Leeds.

Kick-off: Chelsea 0-0 Leeds. Here we go, come on Chelsea!

What about Leeds?

There is a change in the Leeds side, with goalkeeper Sprake ruled out after being injured in the European Cup match against Celtic in the week. David Harvey takes over between the sticks.
 

Confirmed Chelsea team

So here is the Blues side hoping to lift the cup. Sexton names the same team as the Wembley game but moves Harris from centre-half to right-back to deal with the difficult Gray, Webb moving into the middle.

Will fatigue play a part at Old Trafford tonight?

This will be the 63rd match of the season for Don Revie’s Yorkshiremen, and ‘only’ number 54 for the Blues of Dave Sexton. Only last month, remember, Leeds fielded an entire team of reserves against Derby – on club doctor’s advice – and were fined £5,000 by the Football League.

Changes afoot?

Will Dave Sexton make changes to his side or stick with the team that performed so well in the first game? It’s likely to be the same stating XI but could Charlie Cooke move into a more central berth this time, with Houseman back out on the left? Team news on the way soon…

Good omen stat

Chelsea are unbeaten in the past four visits to Old Trafford, winning three times and drawing once, scoring 10 and conceding two.

We meet again

So here we go again! After there was nothing to separate Chelsea and Leeds at Wembley, we will do it all again in this FA Cup final here at Old Trafford. Will we finally see a winner tonight?

 

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