1937 FA Cup Final
|Event||1936–37 FA Cup|
|Date||1 May 1937|
|Venue||Wembley Stadium, London|
|Referee||R. G. Rudd|
The 1937 FA Cup Final was contested by Sunderland and Preston North End at Wembley. Sunderland won 3–1, with goals by Bobby Gurney, Raich Carter and Eddie Burbanks. Frank O'Donnell's strike on 44 minutes had put Preston ahead. It was the first final tie contested in May (all previous finals had hitherto been played in April).
The last survivor from the winning side was Sunderland goalkeeper Johnny Mapson, who died in August 1999 at the age of 82. The last surviving player from the game, Preston's Jimmy Dougal, died two months later at the age of 86.
|Sunderland||3–1||Preston North End|
|Bobby Gurney 52'
Raich Carter 72'
Eddie Burbanks 85'
|Report||Frank O'Donnell 44'|
Preston North End
- 90 minutes.
- 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
- Replay if scores still level.