Manchester United V Chelsea 4–0
Sir Alex Ferguson´s confident Manchester United team went into the FA Cup Final of 1994 as Barclays Premier League champions, having won the title by a handsome margin. In sharp contrast, their opponents at Wembley Stadium that Saturday afternoon, Chelsea, had finished the 1993–94 season in the bottom half of the table.
Chelsea were the better team of the two in the first period and attack minded midfielder Gavin Peacock almost gave the West Londoners the lead when his half-volley made the crossbar sing. In the second period, however, Manchester United slowly but surely started to take control of the game and went on to record four goals with the opener being scored by dynamic midfield playmaker Eric Cantona from the penalty spot in the 60th minute of the encounter. A mere six minutes later, the same man converted yet another penalty kick before a magnificent effort from Wales international striker Mark Hughes on 69 minutes made the scoreboard read 3–0 in Manchester United´s favour. With just six minutes left of the final, Sir Alex Ferguson made a double substitution as Brian McClair and Lee Sharpe replaced Denis Irwin and Andrei Kanchelskis respectively. Then in the 92nd minute of the play, an unselfish ball from smooth passing midfield player Paul Ince left natural born goal poacher Brian McClair with a simple finish to take the score to 4–0. Manchester United Team: Peter Schmeichel, Paul Parker, Steve Bruce, Gary Pallister, Denis Irwin, Andrei Kanchelskis, Paul Ince, Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona, Mark Hughes.