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The 1987 Littlewoods Cup Final was a football match played on 5 April 1987 between Arsenal and Liverpool. The match, played in front of 96,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium, was won by Arsenal 2–1. Ian Rush opened the scoring for Liverpool, before Charlie Nicholas equalised turning in a cross in a crowded penalty area. Nicholas scored the winner in the second half, from a Perry Groves cross. His shot deflected off Ronnie Whelan which diverted the ball past Bruce Grobelaar's outstretched hand. It was the first match that Liverpool had ever lost in which Rush had scored.

Arsenal also finished fourth in the First Division, but were unable to compete in the 1987-88 UEFA Cup as UEFA voted for the ban in English clubs in European competitions to continue for a third season.

Match details

Arsenal 2 – 1 Liverpool Wembley, London
Attendance: 96,000
Nicholas Goal 30' Goal 83' Rush Goal 23'
GK 1 England John Lukic
RB 2 England Viv Anderson
LB 3 England Kenny Sansom
CM 4 England Steve Williams
CB 5 Republic of Ireland David O'Leary
CB 6 England Tony Adams
RM 7 England David Rocastle
CM 8 England Paul Davis
FW 9 Republic of Ireland Niall Quinn Substituted off
FW 10 Scotland Charlie Nicholas
LM 11 England Martin Hayes Substituted off
MF 12 England Perry Groves Substituted on in the Quinnth minute Quinn'
MF 14 England Michael Thomas Substituted on in the Hayesth minute Hayes'
Scotland George Graham
GK 1 Zimbabwe Bruce Grobbelaar
RB 2 Scotland Gary Gillespie
LB 3 England Barry Venison
CM 4 England Nigel Spackman
LM 5 Republic of Ireland Ronnie Whelan
CB 6 Scotland Alan Hansen (c)
FW 7 England Paul Walsh Substituted off
RM 8 England Craig Johnston
FW 9 Wales Ian Rush
CM 10 Denmark Jan Molby
CM 11 England Steve McMahon Substituted off
FW 12 Scotland Kenny Dalglish Substituted on in the Walshth minute Walsh'
MF 14 Scotland John Wark Substituted on in the McMahonth minute McMahon'
Scotland Kenny Dalglish

Road to Wembley

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