On this week’s Strettycast with Mike, we discuss the triumphant 1977 FA Cup final when a 2-1 win ensured that the unprecedented treble would lie untouched for another 22 years. Liverpool had already won the league and they’d go onto win the European Cup too, beating Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 in Rome.
Manchester United won. All three goals came in a crazy five-minute period early in the second half after a non-event first half. Stuart Pearson opened the scoring when he latched onto a long ball forward. Liverpool equalised through Jimmy Case soon after, but three minutes later United regained the lead when Lou Macari’s shot deflected off team-mate Jimmy Greenhoff’s chest. Jimmy’s brother, Brian, was reportedly given the wrong medal after the match. So too was Arthur Albiston.
We also discuss the latest on RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.
Check out the latest of Mike’s Icons of Old Trafford: Martin Buchan as we celebrate an iconic figure in United’s history, noting that he is under-appreciated when we talk about legends today.