1950 FA Cup Final

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1950 FA Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view).jpg
Event1949–50 FA Cup
Date29 April 1950
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeHarry Pearce (Luton)

The 1950 FA Cup Final was the 69th final of the FA Cup. It took place on 29 April 1950 at Wembley Stadium and was contested between Arsenal and Liverpool.

Arsenal won the match 2–0 to win the FA Cup for the third time, with both goals scored by Reg Lewis. The Arsenal team also featured cricketer Denis Compton, who played alongside his brother Leslie. Liverpool dropped future manager Bob Paisley for the match, even though he had scored against Merseyside rivals Everton in the semi-final.[1]

Match details[edit]

Lewis Goal 18' Goal 63' (Report)
Attendance: 100,000[2]
Referee: Harry Pearce[3]
GK 1 England George Swindin
RB 2 England Laurie Scott
LB 3 Wales Walley Barnes
RH 4 Scotland Alex Forbes
CH 5 England Leslie Compton
LH 6 England Joe Mercer (c)
OR 7 England Freddie Cox
IR 8 Scotland Jimmy Logie
CF 9 England Peter Goring
IL 10 England Reg Lewis
OL 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. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013.