F.A CUP SEMI FINAL 1994: CHELSEA 2-0 LUTON TOWN

It was 25 years ago today that Chelsea made it to Wembley and met Second Division Luton Town in the F.A Cup Semi Final. Having already beaten Barnet, Sheffield Wednesday, Oxford & Wolves, Chelsea were only now only 90 minutes away from an F.A Cup Final.

I personally remember going to the game with my dad & brother and it was actually my first trip to Wembley. The atmosphere walking down Wembley way was one of the best I’ve ever heard.

We were clear favourites to win the game although as we know nothing is guaranteed in the F.A Cup and Luton had already caused a few upsets.

Despite our league form being indifferent it was very much felt by fans that manager Glenn Hoddle was building something special at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea Team:

Kharine, Clarke, Johnsen, Kjeldberg, Sinclair, Burley (Barnard), Newton, Peacock, Wise, Cascarino, Spencer

Result: Chelsea 2-0 Luton

Goals: Peacock (13), (48)

Attendance: 59,989

The Game:

It was Gavin Peacock who opened the scoring on 13 minutes. A deep cross headed on by Tony Cascarino and then John Spencer. The ball landed to Peacock in the box unmarked who tucked it in the corner from close range.

Picture via chelseafc.com

Steve Clarke shortly after went on a great run with a burst into the box but couldn’t convert. Chelsea very much dominated the first half and Dennis Wise had a great opportunity to make it 2-0 shortly before half time.

Chelsea continued to dominate in the second half and it was that man Gavin Peacock who made it 2-0 with a tidy finish on 48 minutes after a great pass from John Spencer.

Picture via chelseafc.com

After a great one two between Wise and Spencer the ball was eventually crossed into the path of Cascarino who failed to score from close range. Gavin Peacock had another great chance for his hat trick but it was well saved.

Picture via gettyimages.com

The game will always be remembered for Gavin Peacock firing Chelsea to the F.A Cup Final but also for Kerry Dixon playing against us for Luton. He received a fantastic ovation that day. Our fans were class throughout. It really was a ‘Blue Day’ at Wembley.

Written By Chris Wright

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