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.

FA Cup Final 1990 Programme CP v MUFC
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MAN UND V CRYSTAL PALACE 1990 FA CUP FINAL FDC SIGNED BY MIKE PHELAN
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Crystal Palace v Manchester Utd - 1990 FA Cup Final replay 17May90 (+ ticket)
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Manchester united v crystal Palace 1990 Fa cup final replay Tickets x 2
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NEIL WEBB MANCHESTER UNITED SIGNED 12 X 8 INCH F.A.CUP FINAL1990 PHOTO
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MAN UND V CRYSTAL PALACE 1990 FA CUP FINAL FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED MIKE PHELAN
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MAN UND V CRYSTAL PALACE 1990 FA CUP FINAL FDC SIGNED MIKE PHELAN 2
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Crystal Palace v Manchester Utd - 1990 FA Cup Final 12May90
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Gary Pallister Signed Autograph A4 photo display Man Utd FA Cup Final 1990 COA
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FA Cup Final Offical Matchday Programme 12/5/1990
Current Price : £ 22.00


MAN UND V CRYSTAL PALACE 1990 FA CUP FINAL SIGNED FDC BY BRYAN ROBSON
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TICKET: FA CUP FINAL 1990 Crystal Palace v Manchester United
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CRYSTAL PALACE v MANCHESTER UNITED 1990 F.A CUP FINAL REPLAY MATCHDAY PROGRAMME
Current Price : £ 7.99


Crystal Palace 4 Liverpool 3 - 1990 FA Cup semi-final - framed print
Current Price : £ 15.00


1990 FA Cup Final Replay CRYSTAL PALACE v MANCHESTER UNITED VG Condition Ticket
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1989-1990 CRYSTAL PALACE FA CUP FINAL BUKTA HOME FOOTBALL SHIRT (SIZE M)
Current Price : £ 249.99


Used Ticket 1990 FA Cup Final - Manchester United v Crystal Palace - Palace End
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Crystal Palace V Man Utd FA Cup Final 1990 Programme + Ticket
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Unique 1990 F.A Cup Final "Ticket" Style Granite Drinks Coaster
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Oldham Athletic v Manchester United FA Cup Semi- Final1990 + Replay 2 Programs.
Current Price : £ 5.99