1930 FA Cup Final
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|Event||1929–30 FA Cup|
|Date||26 April 1930|
|Venue||Wembley Stadium, Middlesex|
|Referee||T. Crew (Leicester)|
The 1930 FA Cup Final was contested by Arsenal and Huddersfield Town at Wembley Stadium. Arsenal won 2–0, with goals from Alex James and Jack Lambert. As a result, Arsenal won their first FA Cup after a defeat in their FA Cup final debut in 1927.
The 1930 Final was the first Cup Final in which both teams entered the pitch side-by-side, in honour of Arsenal manager Herbert Chapman, who had also managed Huddersfield in the 1920s. Arsenal came into the game following a 6–6 draw at Leicester City, the highest-scoring draw in English top-flight history, five days prior. Dave Halliday, who scored four of Arsenal's goals that game, was omitted from the Cup Final squad.
The 1930 FA Cup Final is remembered for the sinister image of the Graf Zeppelin looming over the stadium during the first half. The Zeppelin was, at the time, the largest airship ever and was around 776 ft in length.
Arsenal's Bill Seddon, who died in January 1993 at the age of 91, was the last surviving player to appear in the game.
26 April 1930
Road to Wembley
Round 3: Arsenal 2–0 Chelsea
Round 4: Arsenal 2–2 Birmingham
Round 5: Middlesbrough 0–2 Arsenal
Round 6: West Ham United 0–3 Arsenal
Semi-Final: Arsenal 2–2 Hull City
Round 3: Bury 0–1 Huddersfield Town
Round 4: Huddersfield Town 2–1 Sheffield United
Round 5: Huddersfield Town 2–1 Bradford City
Round 6: Aston Villa 1–2 Huddersfield Town
Semi-Final: Huddersfield Town 2–1 Sheffield Wednesday
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