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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.

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

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 detailsEdit

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


  1. ^ " LFC STORY 1950". Archived from the original on 5 May 2007. Retrieved 30 June 2007.
  2. ^ "". 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.