1920 FA Cup Final
|Event||1919–20 FA Cup|
|After extra time|
|Date||24 April 1920|
|Venue||Stamford Bridge, London|
|Referee||J.T. Howcroft (Bolton)|
The 1920 FA Cup Final, the first since the end of the First World War, was contested by Aston Villa and Huddersfield at Stamford Bridge. Aston Villa won 1–0, with the goal coming in extra time from Billy Kirton, to clinch the trophy for a record sixth time. This was the first ever F.A. Cup Final to require extra time to be played.
This was Aston Villa's sixth F.A. Cup Final win. Their opponents had secured promotion from the Second Division this season, having nearly gone out of business, and were appearing in their first final. Aston Villa captain, Andy Ducat, had represented England at both football and cricket. The Villa team had four surviving members of the clubs last F.A. Cup final victory in 1913;Tommy Weston, Sam Hardy, Clem Stephenson and Charlie Wallace. Those four Villa players and Frank Moss had all served in the Armed Forces during World War I. Frank Barson, known for his tough style of play, was warned before the kick-off by the referee against using his normal tactics. This was Villa manager George Ramsay's sixth F.A. Cup Final win, a record for a manager, and one that was only equaled in 2016 by Arsene Wenger – against Aston Villa.
|Aston Villa||1–0 |
Road to Stamford Bridge
|Round 1||Aston Villa||2–1||Queens Park Rangers||QPR were a non-league club at this time.|
|Round 2||Manchester United||1–2||Aston Villa|
|Round 3||Aston Villa||1–0||Sunderland|
|Quarter-final||Tottenham Hotspur||0–1||Aston Villa||Tottenham Hotspur were in the Second Division at this time|
|Semi-final||Aston Villa||3–1||Chelsea||played at Bramall Lane, Sheffield|
|Round 1||Huddersfield Town||2–1||Brentford||Brentford were a non-league club at this time.|
|Round 2||Newcastle United||0–1||Huddersfield Town|
|Round 3||Huddersfield Town||3–1||Plymouth Argyle||Plymouth Argyle were a non-league club at this time.|
|Semi-final||Huddersfield Town||2–1||Bristol City||played at Stamford Bridge, London|
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