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Derby County 2-0 West Ham United FA Charity Shield (9th August 1975)

Derby County captain Roy McFarland is pictured here lifting the 1975 FA Charity Shield at Wembley Stadium following the Rams’ 2-0 victory over West Ham United.

As the reigning First Division champions, Derby faced the reigning FA Cup winners, West Ham ahead of the 1975/76 season.

59,000 fans were in attendance at Wembley to watch two first-half goals hand Dave Mackay’s med the victory. Kevin Hector struck first in the 20th minute with a low right-footed effort from the right of the box.

McFarland put the Rams firmly in control just ahead of half-time from a set piece. A corner was headed back into the six-yard box by Francis Lee and the Rams’ skipper was there to find the back of the net from two yards out.

Derby were able to see the game out in the second half before making their way into the stands to be presented with the shield.

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