1901 FA Cup Final
The 1901 FA Cup Final was played at Crystal Palace between Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United—and the first FA Cup Final to be filmed by Pathé News. As the match ended in a 2–2 tie, a new match had to be played seven days after, with the Spurs winning 3–1.
Tottenham Hotspur, winning team
|Event||1900–01 FA Cup|
|Date||20 April 1901|
|Venue||Crystal Palace, London|
|Date||27 April 1901|
|Venue||Burnden Park, Bolton|
The win was the first in a trend (which continued throughout much of the twentieth century) of Tottenham winning major trophies in years ending in "1". Tottenham Hotspur remain the only non-League club to win the trophy after the advent of the Football League in 1888.
110,820 supporters attended the match to see the two sides clash. Fred Priest opened the scoring for Sheffield United after about 20 minutes. Sandy Brown headed an equalising goal shortly afterwards and half time arrived with the score 1–1. Brown put Spurs ahead early in the second half, but, not to be denied, Sheffield United pressed strongly, and Walter Bennett headed an equaliser for the draw.
In the replay, Spurs became the last non-league side to win the FA Cup when they beat Sheffield United 3–1 before an attendance of 20,470 at Burnden Park, Bolton. John Cameron opened the scoring before centre forward Sandy Brown became the first player to score in every round. He netted both goals in the final as well as one in the replay for a total of 15 in the season's competition.
|Tottenham Hotspur||2–2||Sheffield United|
|Brown 23', 51'||||Priest 10'
|Tottenham Hotspur||3–1||Sheffield United|
- 90 minutes.
- 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
- Replay if scores still level.
- No substitutes
- Player's Cigarette Cards Association Cup Winners No 22.23
- 1901 FA Cup Final Retrieved 11 June 2010
- "Sporting Chronicle - 1901 FA Cup Final". Archived from the original on 28 October 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2007.
- Match report at fa-cupfinals.co.uk Archived 27 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- "FA Cup Final kits, 1900-1909". Archived from the original on 25 September 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2008.