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The 1955 FA Cup Final was the 74th final of the FA Cup. It took place on 7 May 1955 at Wembley Stadium and was contested between Newcastle United and Manchester City.

1955 FA Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view).jpg
Event1954–55 FA Cup
Date7 May 1955
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeReg Leafe (Mapperley)

Newcastle won the match 3–1, thus winning the FA Cup for the third time in five years and the sixth time in all. Jackie Milburn scored Newcastle's first goal after 45 seconds (a record for a Wembley final that would stand until 1997), before Bobby Johnstone equalised for City just before half-time. Bobby Mitchell restored Newcastle's lead in the 52nd minute, and George Hannah extended it seven minutes later.

The match was virtually decided in the 17th minute when City fullback Jimmy Meadows attempted a tackle on Mitchell, only to sustain a serious leg injury which forced him to be stretchered off five minutes later (and also forced him to retire from playing). As substitutes were not allowed in English football at the time, City had to play the rest of the match with ten players.

As of 2018, this remains Newcastle's last FA Cup win, though they have appeared in three finals since.

Match detailsEdit

Newcastle United3–1Manchester City
Milburn   1'
Mitchell   52'
Hannah   59'
Report Johnstone   45'
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Reg Leafe
Newcastle United
Manchester City
1   Ronnie Simpson
2   Bobby Cowell
3   Ron Batty
4   Jimmy Scoular (c)
5   Bob Stokoe
6   Tommy Casey
7   Len White
8   Jackie Milburn
9   Vic Keeble
10   George Hannah
11   Bobby Mitchell
  Doug Livingstone
1   Bert Trautmann
2   Jimmy Meadows
3   Roy Little
4   Ken Barnes
5   Dave Ewing
6   Roy Paul (c)
7   Billy Spurdle
8   Joe Hayes
9   Don Revie
10   Bobby Johnstone
11   Paddy Fagan
  Les McDowall

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