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1976 European Cup Winners' Cup Final

 

1976 European Cup Winners' Cup Final

1976 European Cup Winners' Cup Final
Event 1975–76 European Cup Winners' Cup
Date 5 May 1976
Venue Heysel Stadium, Brussels
Referee Robert Wurtz
Attendance 51,296

The 1976 European Cup Winners' Cup Final was a football match between West Ham United of England and Anderlecht of Belgium. The final was held at Heysel Stadium in Brussels on 5 May 1976. It was the final match of the 1975–76 European Cup Winners' Cup tournament and the 16th European Cup Winners' Cup Final.

Match summary

Pat Holland put West Ham into the lead in the 28th minute. Just before half-time, Frank Lampard misjudged a backpass, allowing Peter Ressel to collect the ball and pass it to Rob Rensenbrink to score the equaliser. In attempting the backpass, Lampard tore a stomach muscle that ruled him out of much of the remainder of the game. Three minutes into the second-half, François van der Elst scored, assisted by Rensenbrink. Keith Robson later equalised for West Ham from a cross by Trevor Brooking. Anderlecht were awarded a contested penalty in the 73rd minute, after a foul by Holland on Rensenbrink who then scored from the penalty. With two minutes left, as West Ham pushed forward, van der Elst ran through to score Anderlecht's fourth goal.

Match details

5 May 1976
West Ham United 2–4 Anderlecht
 28'
 68'
Report

Report 2

pen.)
 48'88'
Heysel Stadium, Brussels
Attendance: 51,296
Referee: Robert Wurtz
West Ham United
R.S.C. Anderlecht
GK 1 Mervyn Day
DF 2 Keith Coleman
DF 3 Frank Lampard  47'
DF 4 Billy Bonds (c)
DF 5 Tommy Taylor
MF 6 John McDowell
MF 7 Pat Holland
MF 8 Graham Paddon
FW 9 Billy Jennings
MF 10 Trevor Brooking
FW 11 Keith Robson
Substitutes:
FW 12 Alan Taylor  47'
Manager:
John Lyall
GK 1 Jan Ruiter
DF 2 Michel Lomme
DF 3 Hugo Broos
DF 4 Gilbert Van Binst (c)
DF 5 Jean Thissen
MF 6 Jean Dockx
MF 7 Ludo Coeck  32'
MF 8 François Van der Elst
MF 9 Peter Ressel
FW 10 Arie Haan
FW 11 Rob Rensenbrink
Substitutes:
MF 12 Franky Vercauteren  32'
Manager:
Hans Croon

See also

External links

  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup results at Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
  • 1976 European Cup Winners' Cup Final at UEFA.com
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