1950 FA Cup Final

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1950 FA Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view).jpg
Event 1949–50 FA Cup
Date 29 April 1950
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee Harry Pearce (Luton)
Attendance 100,000

The 1950 FA Cup Final was contested by Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley. Arsenal won 2–0, with both goals scored by Reg Lewis. Future Liverpool manager Bob Paisley was dropped for the final, even after scoring the winning goal against rivals Everton in the semi final.[1] Cricketer Denis Compton also played in the Arsenal side.

Match details[edit]

29 April 1950
15:00 BST
Arsenal 2–0 Liverpool
Lewis Goal 18' Goal 63' (Report)
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 100,000[2]
Referee: Harry Pearce[3]
GK 1 England George Swindin
RB 2 England Laurie Scott
LB 3 Wales Wally Barnes
HB 4 Scotland Alex Forbes
HB 5 England Leslie Compton
HB 6 England Joe Mercer (c)
OF 7 England Freddie Cox
IF 8 Scotland Jimmy Logie
CF 9 England Peter Goring
IF 10 England Reg Lewis
OF 11 England Denis Compton
England Tom Whittaker
GK 1 Wales Cyril Sidlow
RB 2 Wales Ray Lambert
LB 3 England Eddie Spicer
RH 4 England Phil Taylor (c)
CH 5 England Laurie Hughes
LH 6 England Bill Jones
OR 7 England Jimmy Payne
IR 8 England Kevin Baron
CF 9 England Albert Stubbins
IL 10 Scotland Willie Fagan
OL 11 Scotland Billy Liddell
England George Kay


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  2. ^ "sportingchronicle.com/FACUP/1950.html". Archived from the original on 25 July 2009. Retrieved 22 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Cup final ref's watch to go under hammer". The Post, Bristol. Local World. 13 October 2009. Retrieved 9 April 2013.