1955 FA Cup Final

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1955 FA Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view).jpg
Event FA Cup 1954–55
Date 7 May 1955
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
1954
1956

The 1955 FA Cup Final was contested by Newcastle United and Manchester City at Wembley. Newcastle won 3–1, with goals from Jackie Milburn in the first minute (after 45 seconds, a record in a final at Wembley, a record he held until 1997), Bobby Mitchell and George Hannah. Bobby Johnstone scored City's goal. The game was virtually decided when Man City fullback Meadows was turned inside out by the elusive and mercurial Bobby Mitchell and after 22 minutes was stretchered off with a bad leg injury. The process of substitutions were not allowed in English football until 1967. Newcastle were already leading and this just added to City's woes, as their much-vaunted "Revie Plan" (based on a deep-lying centre-forward in Don Revie, later to be England manager) failed to fire. Man City had flashy tracksuits (virtually unheard-of at the time), so the game was "the Gaudies v the Geordies".

Match details[edit]

7 May 1955
15:00 BST
Newcastle United 3–1 Manchester City
Milburn Goal 1'
Mitchell Goal 52'
Hannah Goal 59'
(Report) Johnstone Goal 45'
Wembley, London
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Reg Leafe
Newcastle United
Manchester City
1 Scotland Ronnie Simpson
2 England Bobby Cowell
3 England Ron Batty
4 Scotland Jimmy Scoular (c)
5 England Bob Stokoe
6 Northern Ireland Tommy Casey
7 England Len White
8 England Jackie Milburn
9 England Vic Keeble
10 England George Hannah
11 Scotland Bobby Mitchell
Manager:
England Doug Livingstone
1 West Germany Bert Trautmann
2 England Jimmy Meadows
3 England Roy Little
4 England Ken Barnes
5 Scotland Dave Ewing
6 Wales Roy Paul (c)
7 Guernsey Billy Spurdle
8 England Joe Hayes
9 England Don Revie
10 Scotland Bobby Johnstone
11 Republic of Ireland Paddy Fagan
Manager:
Scotland Les McDowall

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