1913 FA Cup Final

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1913 FA Cup Final
Event 1912–13 FA Cup
Date 19 April 1913
Venue Crystal Palace, London
Referee A. Adams
Attendance 121,919
1912
1914

The 1913 FA Cup Final was contested by Aston Villa and Sunderland on 19 April 1913 at London's Crystal Palace. Playing as the home side, Aston Villa won 1–0 on a goal by Tommy Barber on a crossed ball from Charlie Wallace. Wallace had earlier missed a penalty, something that would not occur again in FA Cup play until the 1988 final between Wimbledon and Liverpool.

It was Sunderland's first appearance in the FA Cup Final and the first time The Football League's top two finishers had vied for the trophy (even though the League would not be decided for another week).[citation needed] On their way to the match Sunderland had to replay their quarter-final twice and then their semi-final once after draws in those contests. Aston Villa was re-appearing in the final after an eight-year absence and their victory was their fifth, equalling the then-current record of the Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers.

During the match Sunderland's Charlie Thomson and Villa’s Harry Hampton almost immediately resumed a long-running feud that led to both players being suspended for a month at the start of the following season.[citation needed] The contest was noted for its rough play and led to the withdrawal of Sunderland's invitation to take part in the 1913 Charity Shield match.[citation needed] Referee Mr. A. Adams from Nottingham was also suspended, having allowed no less than 17 minutes for stoppage time.[citation needed]

1913 Aston Villa team after pre-cup game with Chelsea. The three players far right are Littlewood (who did not appear in the cup final), Stephenson, and Barber. Tommy Weston, who did appear in the cup rounds, is not shown.

Route to the final[edit]

Aston Villa
Round 1 Derby County 1–3 Aston Villa
Round 2 Aston Villa 5–0 West Ham United
Round 3 Aston Villa 5–0 Crystal Palace
Quarter-final Bradford Park Avenue 0–5 Aston Villa
Semi-final Aston Villa 1–0 Oldham Athletic
  (at Ewood Park)
Sunderland
Round 1 Sunderland 6–0 Clapton Orient
Round 2 Sunderland 2–0 Manchester City
Round 3 Sunderland 4–2 Swindon Town
Quarter-final Sunderland 0–0 Newcastle United
Quarter-final replay Newcastle United 2–2 Sunderland
Quarter-final 2nd replay Newcastle United 0–3 Sunderland
Semi-final Sunderland 0–0 Burnley
  (at Bramall Lane)
Semi-final replay Sunderland 3–2 Burnley
  (at St Andrew's)

Match details[edit]

1913-04-19
15:00 BST
Aston Villa 1–0 Sunderland
Barber Goal 78'
Crystal Palace
Attendance: 121,919
Referee: Mr. A. Adams (Nottingham)
Aston Villa
Sunderland
England Sam Hardy
England Tom Lyons
England Tommy Weston
England Tommy Barber
England Jimmy Harrop
England Jimmy Leach
England Charlie Wallace
England Clem Stephenson
England Harry Hampton
England Harold Halse
England Joseph Bache
Secretary-Manager:
Scotland George Ramsay
England Joe Butler
England Charlie Gladwin
England Harry Ness
England Francis Cuggy
Scotland Charlie Thomson
England Harry Low
England Jackie Mordue
England Charlie Buchan
Scotland Jimmy Richardson
England George Holley
England Henry Martin
Manager:
Ireland Bob Kyle

Match rules

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

References[edit]