1905 FA Cup Final

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Harry Hampton scores one of his two goals in the 1905 FA Cup final
A panoramic view of the Crystal Palace ground during the 1905 FA Cup final, the only such photograph of the stadium known to exist.

The 1905 FA Cup Final was contested by Aston Villa and Newcastle United at Crystal Palace. Aston Villa were victorious, winning 2–0, with Harry Hampton scoring both goals.

The players in the photo are (left to right): Alf Hall (Aston Villa), Jack Carr (Newcastle), Harry Hampton (Aston Villa), Joe Bache (Aston Villa), Jimmy Lawrence (Newcastle goalkeeper in cap), and Andy McCombie (Newcastle). The match had only started two minutes when this first goal was scored. There were over 100,000 spectators, some of whom can be seen clinging to the trees in the background. They seem to defy gravity as they watch the action. Hampton scored again as Villa took the Cup. Newcastle's consolation was that they finished the season as League Champions.

Match details[edit]

1905-04-15
15:00 BST
Aston Villa 2–0 Newcastle United
Hampton Goal 2' Goal 76' [1]
Crystal Palace, London
Attendance: 101,117[2]
Referee: P. R. Harrower
Aston Villa
Newcastle United[3]
England Billy George
England Howard Spencer (c)
England Alf Miles
England Joe Pearson
England Alex Leake
England Jack Windmill
England Billy Brawn
England Billy Garraty
England Harry Hampton
England Joseph Bache
England Albert Hall
Secretary-Manager:
Scotland George Ramsay
Scotland Jimmy Lawrence
Scotland Andy McCombie
England Jack Carr
Scotland Alex Gardner
Scotland Andy Aitken
Scotland Peter McWilliam
England Jock Rutherford
Scotland James Howie
England Bill Appleyard
England Colin Veitch (c)
England Bert Gosnell
Manager:
Scotland Frank Watt

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.

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