1947 FA Cup Final

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1947 FA Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view).jpg
Event 1946–47 FA Cup
Date 26 April 1947
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee Jim Wiltshire (Sherborne)

The 1947 FA Cup Final was contested by Charlton Athletic and Burnley at Wembley, England on 26 April 1947. Charlton, losing finalists the previous year, won by a single goal, scored in extra time by Chris Duffy. History repeated itself this year as the ball again burst during the game. Later, the reason for these problems in 1946 and 1947 was put down to the poor quality of leather available after the Second World War.

Route to the final[edit]


  • Third round: 4–1 v Rochdale (home)
  • Fourth round: 2–1 v West Brom (away)
  • Fifth round: 1–0 v Blackburn (home)
  • Quarter-finals: 2–1 v Preston (home)
  • Semi-finals: 4–0 v Newcastle (neutral)


  • Third round: 5–1 v Aston Villa (home)
  • Fourth round: 2–0 v Coventry (home)
  • Fifth round: 3–0 v Luton (home)
  • Quarter-finals: 1–1 v Middlesbrough (away) – Replay 1–0 (home)
  • Semi-finals: 0–0 v Liverpool (neutral) – Replay 1–0 (neutral)

Match details[edit]

26 April 1947
15:00 BST
Charlton Athletic 1–0 (a.e.t.) Burnley
Duffy Goal 114' (Report)
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 98,215
Referee: J. M. Wiltshire
Charlton Athletic
GK 1 England Sam Bartram
RB 2 England Peter Croker
LB 3 England John Shreeve
RH 4 England Herbert Johnson
CH 5 England Harold Phipps
LH 6 England Bill Whittaker
OR 7 England Gordon Hurst
IR 8 England Tommy Dawson
CF 9 England William Robinson
IL 10 England Don Welsh (c)
OL 11 Scotland Chris Duffy
England Jimmy Seed
GK 1 England George Strong
RB 2 England Arthur Woodruff
LB 3 England Harry Mather
RH 4 England Reg Attwell
CH 5 England Alan Brown (c)
LH 6 England George Bray
OR 7 England Jackie Chew
IR 8 Wales Billy Morris
CF 9 England Ray Harrison
IL 10 England Harry Potts
OL 11 England Peter Kippax
England Cliff Britton

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