1899 FA Cup Final

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1899 FA Cup Final
Event 1898–99 FA Cup
Date 15 April 1899
Venue Crystal Palace, London
Referee Arthur Scragg
Attendance 73,833
1898
1900

The 1899 FA Cup Final was contested by Sheffield United and Derby County at Crystal Palace. Sheffield United won 4–1, with four second-half goals scored by Jack Almond, Walter Bennett, Billy Beer and Fred Priest after John Boag had scored a first-half opener for County. This was Derby's second successive losing final and worse was to come in that regard in 1903 against Bury. The contest was photographed by Henry Jasper Redfern.

Match details[edit]

15 April 1899
15:00 GMT
Sheffield United 4–1 Derby County
Bennett Goal 60'
Beer Goal 65'
Almond Goal 69'
Priest Goal 89'
[1] Boag Goal 12'
Crystal Palace, London
Attendance: 73,833[2]
Referee: Arthur Scragg
Sheffield United
Derby County [3]
Willie Foulke
Harry Thickett
Peter Boyle
Harry Johnson
Tom Morren
Ernest Needham
Walter Bennett
Billy Beer
George Hedley
Jack Almond
Fred Priest
Club Secretary:
John Nicholson
Jack Fryer
Jimmy Methven
Jonathan Staley
John D. Cox
Robert Paterson
Johnny May
Tommy Arkesden
Steve Bloomer
John Boag
Billy MacDonald
Harry Allen
Manager:
Harry Newbould

Road to the Final[edit]

Sheffield United were drawn away from home in every round and needed replays on five occasions, including three against Liverpool.[4][5]

Sheffield United[edit]

28 Jan 1899
1st Round
Burnley 2 - 2 Sheffield United
Turf Moor, Burnley

1 Feb 1899
1st Round (Replay)
Sheffield United 2 - 1 Burnely
Bramhall Lane, Sheffield

11 Feb 1899
2nd Round
Preston North End 2 - 2 Sheffield United
Deepdale, Preston

16 Feb 1899
2nd Round (Replay)
Sheffield United 2 - 1 Preston North End
Bramhall Lane, Sheffield

25 Feb 1899
Quarter-final
Nottingham Forest 0 - 1 Sheffield United
City Ground, Nottingham

18 Mar 1899
Semi-final
Liverpool 2 - 2 Sheffield United
City Ground, Nottingham

23 Mar 1899
Semi-final (1st Replay)
Liverpool 4 - 4 Sheffield United
Burnden Park, Bolton

27 Mar 1899
Semi-final (2nd Replay)
Liverpool 1 - 0
(Abandoned)
Sheffield United

30 Mar 1899
Semi-final (3rd Replay)
Liverpool 0 - 1 Sheffield United

Derby County[edit]

28 Jan 1899
1st Round
Woolwich Arsenal 0 - 6 Derby County

11 Feb 1899
2nd Round
Derby County 2 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

25 Feb 1899
Quarter-final
Southampton 1 - 2 Derby County

18 Mar 1899
Semi-final
Derby County 3 - 1 Stoke City
Dudley Road, Wolverhampton

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