FA Youth Cup Finals of the 1950s

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FA Youth Cup Finals from 1953 to 1959.


1952–53: Manchester United vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (7–1 and 2–2, 9–3 aggregate)[edit]

First leg[edit]

Old Trafford, 4 May 1953
Manchester United – Wolverhampton Wanderers 7–1 (3–1)
1–0 03 min. Noel McFarlane
1–1 05 min. Harry Smith
2–1 06 min. Edward Lewis
3–1 16 min. David Pegg
4–1 48 min. Noel McFarlane
5–1 58 min. Edward Lewis
6–1 73 min. Albert Scanlon
7–1 83 min. Billy Whelan
Attendance: 20,934

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Manchester United
No. Position Player
1 England GK Gordon Clayton
2 Scotland DF Bryce Fulton
3 Republic of Ireland DF Paddy Kennedy
4 England MF Eddie Colman
5 England MF Ron Cope (c)
6 England MF Duncan Edwards
7 England FW Noel McFarlane
8 Republic of Ireland FW Billy Whelan
9 England FW Edward Lewis
10 England FW David Pegg
11 England FW Albert Scanlon
Manager Wales Jimmy Murphy
Wolverhampton Wanderers
No. Position Player
1 England GK Peter Owen
2 England DF Arthur Hodgkiss
3 England DF Eddie Clamp
4 England MF John Timmins
5 England MF Peter Russell
6 England MF Frank Bolton
7 England FW Brian Punter
8 England FW Robert Walker
9 England FW Harry Smith
10 England FW Colin Booth
11 England FW Len Cooper
Manager England Stan Cullis

Second leg[edit]

Molineux, 9 May 1953
Wolverhampton Wanderers – Manchester United 2–2 (1–2)
1–0 06 min. Harry Smith
1–1 34 min. Edward Lewis
1–2 37 min. Billy Whelan
2–2 66 min. Harry Smith
Attendance: 14,290

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Wolverhampton Wanderers
No. Position Player
1 England GK Peter Owen
2 England DF Arthur Hodgkiss
3 England DF Eddie Clamp
4 England MF John Timmins
5 England MF Peter Russell
6 England MF Frank Bolton
7 England FW Lionel Stephenson
8 England FW Colin Booth
9 England FW Harry Smith
10 England FW Ron Howells
11 England FW Len Cooper
Manager England Stan Cullis
Manchester United
No. Position Player
1 England GK Gordon Clayton
2 Scotland DF Bryce Fulton
3 Republic of Ireland DF Paddy Kennedy
4 England MF Eddie Colman
5 England MF Ron Cope (c)
6 England MF Duncan Edwards
7 England FW Noel McFarlane
8 Republic of Ireland FW Billy Whelan
9 England FW Edward Lewis
10 England FW David Pegg
11 England FW Albert Scanlon
Manager Wales Jimmy Murphy

1953–54: Manchester United vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (4–4 and 1–0, 5–4 aggregate)[edit]

First leg[edit]

Old Trafford, 23 May 1954
Manchester United – Wolverhampton Wanderers 4–4 (1–3)
1–0 Duncan Edwards
1–1 Joe Bonson
1–2 Jimmy Murray
1–3 Bobby Mason
2–3 David Pegg (pen.)
3–3 Duncan Edwards
3–4 John Fallon
4–4 David Pegg
Attendance: 18,246

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Manchester United
No. Position Player
1 England GK Tony Hawksworth
2 England DF Ivan Beswick
3 England DF Alan Rhodes
4 England MF Eddie Colman
5 England MF Bobby Harrop
6 England MF Wilf McGuinness
7 England FW Thomas Littler
8 England FW Duncan Edwards
9 England FW Bobby Charlton
10 England FW David Pegg (c)
11 England FW Albert Scanlon
Manager Wales Jimmy Murphy
Wolverhampton Wanderers
No. Position Player
1 England GK Geoff Sidebottom
2 England DF Tony Griffiths
3 England DF John Harris
4 England MF Frank Bolton
5 England MF John Timmins
6 England MF John Fallon
7 England FW Stanley Round
8 England FW Bobby Mason
9 England FW Joe Bonson
10 England FW Jimmy Murray
11 England FW Len Cooper
Manager England Stan Cullis

Second leg[edit]

Molineux, 26 May 1954
Wolverhampton Wanderers – Manchester United 0–1 (0–1)
0–1 34 min. David Pegg (pen.)
Attendance: 28,651

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Wolverhampton Wanderers
No. Position Player
1 England GK Geoff Sidebottom
2 England DF Tony Griffiths
3 England DF John Harris
4 England MF Frank Bolton
5 England MF John Timmins
6 England MF John Fallon
7 England FW Stanley Round
8 England FW Bobby Mason
9 England FW Joe Bonson
10 England FW Jimmy Murray
11 England FW Len Cooper
Manager England Stan Cullis
Manchester United
No. Position Player
1 England GK Tony Hawksworth
2 England DF Ivan Beswick
3 England DF Alan Rhodes
4 England MF Eddie Colman
5 England MF Bobby Harrop
6 England MF Wilf McGuinness
7 England FW Thomas Littler
8 England FW Duncan Edwards
9 England FW Bobby Charlton
10 England FW David Pegg (c)
11 England FW Albert Scanlon
Manager Wales Jimmy Murphy

1954–55: Manchester United vs. West Bromwich Albion (4–1 and 3–0, 7–1 aggregate)[edit]

First leg[edit]

Old Trafford, 27 April 1955
Manchester United – West Bromwich Albion 4–1 (2–0)
1–0 40 min. Bobby Charlton
2–0 43 min. Eddie Colman
3–0 67 min. Eddie Colman
3–1 68 min. Barry Hughes
4–1 85 min. Duncan Edwards
Attendance: 16,696

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Manchester United
No. Position Player
1 England GK Tony Hawksworth
2 England DF John Queenan
3 England DF Alan Rhodes
4 England MF Eddie Colman (c)
5 England MF Peter Jones
6 England MF Wilf McGuinness
7 England FW Terry Beckett
8 Republic of Ireland FW Shay Brennan
9 England FW Duncan Edwards
10 England FW Bobby Charlton
11 England FW Dennis Fidler
Manager Wales Jimmy Murphy
West Bromwich Albion
No. Position Player
1 England GK Mick Cashmore
2 England DF Ray Whale
3 England DF John Rogers
4 England MF Chuck Drury
5 Wales MF Barry Hughes
6 England MF Barry Cooke
7 England FW Dick Maynes
8 England FW Maurice Setters
9 England FW Dick McCartney
10 England FW Alec Jackson
11 England FW Graham Williams
Manager England Unknown

Second leg[edit]

The Hawthorns, 30 April 1955
West Bromwich Albion – Manchester United 0–3 (0–0)
0–1 71 min. Terry Beckett
0–2 88 min. Eddie Colman
0–3 89 min. Eddie Colman
Attendance: 8,335

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

West Bromwich Albion
No. Position Player
1 England GK Mick Cashmore
2 England DF Ray Whale
3 England DF John Rogers
4 England MF Maurice Setters
5 Wales MF Barry Hughes
6 England MF Barry Cooke
7 England FW Dick Maynes
8 England FW Jimmy Harris
9 England FW Dick McCartney
10 England FW Alec Jackson
11 England FW Graham Williams
Manager England Unknown
Manchester United
No. Position Player
1 England GK Tony Hawksworth
2 England DF John Queenan
3 England DF Alan Rhodes
4 England MF Eddie Colman (c)
5 England MF Wilf McGuinness
6 England MF Peter Jones
7 England FW Terry Beckett
8 Republic of Ireland FW Shay Brennan
9 England FW Duncan Edwards
10 England FW Bobby Charlton
11 England FW Dennis Fidler
Manager Wales Jimmy Murphy

1955–56: Manchester United vs. Chesterfield (3–2 and 1–1, 4–3 aggregate)[edit]

First leg[edit]

Old Trafford, 30 April 1956
Manchester United – Chesterfield 3–2 (3–0)
1–0 11 min. Joe Carolan
2–0 17 min. Mark Pearson
3–0 30 min. Bobby Charlton
3–1 60 min. Jim Mellors
3–2 88 min. Peter Ledger
Attendance: 24,544

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Manchester United
No. Position Player
1 England GK Tony Hawksworth
2 England DF John Queenan
3 England DF Peter Jones
4 Republic of Ireland MF Joe Carolan
5 England MF Reg Holland
6 England MF Wilf McGuinness (c)
7 Wales FW Kenny Morgans
8 England FW Mark Pearson
9 Scotland FW Alex Dawson
10 England FW Bobby Charlton
11 England FW Dennis Fidler
Manager Wales Jimmy Murphy
Chesterfield
No. Position Player
1 England GK Gordon Banks
2 England DF Jack Detchon
3 England DF Graham Whitehead
4 England MF Gerry Graham
5 England DF Peter Brent
6 England MF Johnny Brooks
7 England FW Peter Ledger
8 England FW Keith Havenhand
9 England FW Jim Mellors
10 England FW Harry Peck
11 England FW Charlie Rackstraw
Manager England Unknown

Second leg[edit]

Recreation Ground, 7 May 1956
Chesterfield – Manchester United 1–1 (1–0)
1–0 66 min. Keith Havenhand
1–1 90 min. Dennis Fidler
Attendance: 15,838

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Chesterfield
No. Position Player
1 England GK Gordon Banks
2 England DF Jack Detchon
3 England DF Graham Whitehead
4 England MF Gerry Graham
5 England MF Peter Brent
6 England MF Johnny Brooks
7 England FW Peter Ledger
8 England FW Keith Havenhand
9 England FW Jim Mellors
10 England FW Harry Peck
11 England FW Archie Smith
Manager England Unknown
Manchester United
No. Position Player
1 England GK Tony Hawksworth
2 England DF John Queenan
3 England DF Peter Jones
4 Republic of Ireland MF Joe Carolan
5 England MF Reg Holland
6 England MF Wilf McGuinness (c)
7 Wales FW Kenny Morgans
8 England FW Mark Pearson
9 Scotland FW Alex Dawson
10 England FW Bobby Charlton
11 England FW Dennis Fidler
Manager Wales Jimmy Murphy

1956–57: Manchester United vs. West Ham United (3–2 and 5–0, 8–2 aggregate)[edit]

First leg[edit]

Upton Park, 2 May 1957
West Ham United – Manchester United 2–3 (1–1)
0–1 26 min. Alex Dawson
1–1 38 min. John Cartwright
1–2 52 min. Nobby Lawton
1–3 55 min. Reg Hunter
2–3 64 min. George Fenn (pen.)
Attendance: 15,000

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

West Ham United
No. Position Player
1 England GK Brian Goymer
2 England DF Joe Kirkup
3 England DF Albert Howe
4 England MF Clive Lewis
5 England MF Roy Walker
6 England MF John Lyall
7 England FW Charles Rowlands
8 Scotland FW John Smith
9 England FW George Fenn
10 England FW John Cartwright
11 England FW Terry McDonald
Manager England Bill Robinson
Manchester United
No. Position Player
1 England GK David Gaskell
2 England DF Barry Smith
3 England DF Ray Maddison
4 England MF Bob English
5 England MF Reg Holland
6 England MF Harold Bratt
7 Wales FW Kenny Morgans (c)
8 England FW Nobby Lawton
9 Scotland FW Alex Dawson
10 England FW Mark Pearson
11 Wales FW Reg Hunter
Manager Wales Jimmy Murphy

Second leg[edit]

Old Trafford, 7 May 1957
Manchester United – West Ham United 5–0 (3–0)
1–0 24 min. Kenny Morgans
2–0 28 min. Mark Pearson
3–0 30 min. Mark Pearson
4–0 63 min. Alex Dawson
5–0 70 min. Alex Dawson
Attendance: 15,838

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Manchester United
No. Position Player
1 England GK David Gaskell
2 England DF Barry Smith
3 England DF Ray Maddison
4 England MF Bob English
5 England MF Reg Holland
6 England MF Harold Bratt
7 Wales FW Kenny Morgans (c)
8 England FW Nobby Lawton
9 Scotland FW Alex Dawson
10 England FW Mark Pearson
11 Wales FW Reg Hunter
Manager Wales Jimmy Murphy
West Ham United
No. Position Player
1 England GK Brian Goymer
2 England DF Joe Kirkup
3 England DF Albert Howe
4 England MF Clive Lewis
5 England MF Roy Walker
6 England MF John Lyall
7 England FW Charles Rowlands
8 Scotland FW John Smith
9 England FW George Fenn
10 England FW John Cartwright
11 England FW Terry McDonald
Manager England Bill Robinson

1957–58: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Chelsea (1–5 and 6–1, 7–6 aggregate)[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Chelsea
No. Position Player
1 England GK Barry Smart
2 England DF Ken Shellito
3 England DF Brian Legg
4 England MF Terry Bradbury
5 England MF Mel Scott
6 England MF Dennis Long
7 England FW Michael Block
8 England FW David Cliss
9 England FW Barry Bridges
10 England FW Jimmy Greaves
11 England FW Michael Harrison
Manager England Dickie Foss
Wolverhampton Wanderers
No. Position Player
1 Republic of Ireland GK John Cullen
2 Republic of Ireland DF Phil Kelly
3 England DF Yates
4 England MF John Kirkham
5 England MF Granville Palin (c)
6 England MF Les Cocker
7 South Africa FW Des Horne
8 England FW Ian Hall
9 England FW Ted Farmer
10 South Africa FW Cliff Durandt
11 England FW Brian Perry
Manager England Stan Cullis

1958–59: Blackburn Rovers vs. West Ham United (1–1 and 1–0, 2–1 aggregate)[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Blackburn Rovers
No. Position Player
1 England GK Barry Griffiths
2 England DF David Wells
3 England DF Fred Pickering
4 Wales DF Mike England
5 England DF Keith Newton
6 England MF Vincent Leach
7 England MF Barrie Ratcliffe
8 England FW Alan Bradshaw
9 England FW Bill Jervis
10 England FW Paddy Daly
11 Republic of Ireland FW Paddy Mulvey
West Ham United
No. Position Player
1 England GK Frank Caskey
2 England DF Harry Cripps
3 England DF Jack Burkett
4 England MF Eddie Bovington
5 England DF Bobby Moore
6 England MF Mickey Brooks
7 England MF Derek Woodley
8 England FW John Cartwright
9 England FW Mickey Beesley
10 England FW Andy Smillie
11 England FW Tony Scott
6 England MF Geoff Hurst