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On this day - Forest win Wembley thriller

30 April 2020

Nottingham Forest came out on top of a Wembley thriller on 30th April 1989, lifting the Simod Cup with a 4-3 win against Everton.

Nottingham Forest 4-3 Everton (AET)

(Parker 30', 67', Chapman 92', 117'; Cottee 8', 101', Sharp 49')

Forest: Sutton, Laws, Pearce, Walker, Wilson, Hodge (Chettle 115'), Gaynor (Carr 107'), Webb, Clough, Chapman, Parker

Everton: Southall, McDonald, van den Hauwe, Ratcliffe, Watson, Bracewell (McCall 105'), Nevin, Steven, Sharp, Cottee, Sheedy

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A memorable Simod Cup final at Wembley saw two teams attack from the outset and it was Everton who took the lead through Tony Cottee on eight minutes. 

Garry Parker equalised for The Reds on the half-hour, but Everton's advantage was restored just after half-time through Graeme Sharp.

It was 2-2 on 67 minutes as Parker scored one of the great Wembley goals following a swift counter attack. Extra-time followed and just two minutes into it, Lee Chapman put Forest ahead for the first time.

Cottee scored his second of the game to level the scores once more, but just three minutes from time Chapman popped up to score the winning goal and give The Reds the trophy.

You can watch extended highlights of the match in the video above.

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Road to the final

Round 3

Chelsea 1-4 Forest

Round 4

Ipswich 1-3 Forest

Semi-final 

Forest 3-1 Crystal Palace 

In the charts

Eternal Flame by The Bangles was at the top of the UK music charts on 30th April 1989, having reached the peak on 9th April. It remained at top spot for four week.s

At the cinema

Betrayed was the movie at the top of the UK box office on this day in 1989. The drama-thriller starred Debra Winger and Tom Berenger.

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