Wembley – Saturday 12th May

1990 FA Cup FinalManchester United 3 (Robson, Hughes 2) Crystal Palace 3 (O’Reilly, Wright 2)

Manchester United : Leighton, Ince, Martin (Blackmore), Bruce Phelan , Pallister (Robins), Robson, Webb, McClair, Hughes, Wallace



Crystal Palace : Martyn, Pemberton, Shaw, Gray (Madden), O’Reilly, Thorn, Barber (Wright), Thomas, Bright, Salako, Pardew

This was the first ever time Crystal Palace reached a cup final, and their team comprised solely of English players, the last time this occurred. With Wembley now all-seater stadium this was the first FA Cup Final where all the spectators were seated. Crystal Palace opened the scoring after 17 minutes in this goal-feast final when Gary O’Reily headed the ball in from a free kick. Manchester United equalised also with the aid of the head of Bryan Robson. There were no more goals until the 62nd minute of the second half, when Mark Hughes hit a low drive into the Palace goal, Ian Wright who had just recently returned from a broken leg came on as a Palace substitute in the 69th minute and 3 minutes later he passed two United defenders then popped the ball into the net to make it 2-2, which was the 90 minute scoreline so extra tome was called upon, and it was Ian Wright that put Crystal Palace ahead with just two minutes of extra time played, but in the second period Mark Hughes got his second of the game to put the game into a replay for the second consecutive year.

Replay – Wembley – Thursday 17th May

1990 FA Cup Final Replay

Manchester United 1 (Martin) Crystal Palace 0

Manchester United : Sealey, Ince, Martin, Bruce, Phelan, Pallister, Robson, Webb, McClair, Hughes, Wallace



Crystal Palace : Martyn, Pemberton, Shaw, Gray, O’Reilly, Thorn, Barber (Wright), Thomas, Bright, Salako (Madden) , Pardew

One major change to the Manchester United team was that Jim Leighton was replaced in goal by Les Sealey, who was on loan from Luton Town, Manchester United had to extend his loan as it ended the previous weekend.

It was a different style of Crystal Palace that also turned up, they seemed intent on kicking Manchester United off the pitch, with quite a few bookings, which made the game a very scrappy type of match.

Manchester United started to dominate the play and though it was a goal less first half, it wasn’t long before the deadlock was broken when a Manchester United defender Lee Martin chested down the ball to fire high into the net, play was all Manchester United but the scoreline stayed at 1-0 to Manchester United.

This was Alex Ferguson first trophy as the Manchester United manager.

Action from the FA Cup Final replay.

Below are some memorabilia items from the 1990 FA Cup finals.

Subbuteo Tottenham Hotspur LW - Code 740 - FA Cup Final 1990/91
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FA Cup Final Program 1990, Manchester United V Crystal Palace
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FA Cup Final Program 1990, Manchester United V Crystal Palace, Replay
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FA Cup Semi-Final Program 1990 Manchester United V Oldham Athletic
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FA Cup Semi-Final Program 1990 Manchester United V Oldham Athletic Replay 
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Ticket- FA CUP FINAL 1990- CRYSTAL PALACE v MANCHESTER UNITED
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FA Cup Semi Final REPLAY 1990- OLDHAM ATHLETIC v MANCHESTER UNITED, 11th April
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1990 FA Cup Final REPLAY- Crystal Palace v Manchester United 17 May
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Crystal Palace v Manchester Utd - 1990 FA Cup Final replay 1990 Inc Ticket
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1990 FA Cup Final Crystal Palace v Manchester United Magazine with team pull-out
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1990 FA Cup Final Replay Crystal Palace v Manchester United
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1990 FA Cup Final REPLAY- CRYSTAL PALACE v MANCHESTER UNITED
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Replay 1990 FA CUP Final Football Ticket & Programme Crystal Palace v Manchester
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F A Cup Final Ticket 1990
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FA Cup Final Mousemat Personalised (All years 1953-2019)
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LEE MARTIN SIGNED MANCHESTER UNITED 1990 FA CUP FINAL FOOTBALL PHOTO COA & PROOF
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Crystal Palace v Man Utd. FA Cup Final 1990. Official Souvenir Brochure.
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Manchester United 1990 Squad Signed team photo & FA CUP FINAL 1990 TICKET
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Crystal Palace V Manchester UTD 1990 FA Cup Final SIGNED BEST LAW BUSBY CHARLTON
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Manchester Utd v Crystal Palace 1990 FA Cup Final Ticket 1812
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