Shield shared with Everton

Shield shared with Everton16 August 1986

Ian Rush struck a dramatic late equaliser as the spoils were shared in an all-Merseyside Charity Shield contest at Wembley.

Everton went into the match hoping to gain some form of revenge for the way Kenny Dalglish's side had pipped them to both the First Division title and the FA Cup at the end of the previous campaign and they looked the more likely throughout a tight encounter in the Capital.

The Reds gave a debut to former Sunderland skipper Barry Venison and supporters would also get their first glimpse of Mike Hooper between the goalposts when he came on for Bruce Grobbelaar on 57 minutes.

It appeared as though he would secure a clean sheet too until Adrian Heath's effort 10 minutes from time looked like giving the Blues a narrow 1-0 victory.

Howard Kendall's side had claimed a Shield success by the same scoreline two years earlier when Grobbelaar put through his own net, but they would be denied a repeat of that victory two minutes from time when Ian Rush pounced to draw the Reds level and ensure Liverpool would share the trophy for the fourth time in our history.