1897 FA Cup Final

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1897 FA Cup Final
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The Aston Villa team of 1897 that won The Double
Event 1896–97 FA Cup
Date10 April 1897
Venue Crystal Palace, London
Referee J. Lewis
Attendance65,891
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The 1897 FA Cup Final was contested by Aston Villa and Everton at Crystal Palace. Aston Villa won 3–2, with goals by John Campbell, Fred Wheldon and Jimmy Crabtree. Everton's goals came from Jack Bell and Dickie Boyle.

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With results elsewhere going their way, Villa confirmed their status as League champions on this day. This makes them the only team to date to achieve the league and cup "double" on the same day. [1] [2]

Match details

Aston Villa 3–2 Everton
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Wheldon Soccerball shade.svg 35'
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Boyle Soccerball shade.svg 28'
Crystal Palace, London
Attendance: 65,891 [3]
Referee: J. Lewis
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Aston Villa
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Everton [4]
GK Jimmy Whitehouse
DF Howard Spencer
DF Jack Reynolds
MF Albert Evans (c)
MF James Cowan
MF Jimmy Crabtree
FW Charlie Athersmith
FW Jack Devey
FW John Campbell
FW Fred Wheldon
FW John Cowan
Secretary-Manager:
George Ramsay
GK Bob Menham
DF Peter Meechan
DF David Storrier
MF Dickie Boyle
MF Johnny Holt
MF Billy Stewart
FW Jack Taylor
FW Jack Bell
FW Abe Hartley
FW Edgar Chadwick (c)
FW Alf Milward
Manager:
Dick Molyneux

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References

  1. See explanation at 1896–97 in English football#Overview
  2. McColl, Graham (1998). The Hamlyn Illustrated History of Aston Villa, 1874–1998. Hamlyn. p. 25. ISBN   0-600-59529-3.
  3. "Sporting Chronicle – 1897 FA Cup Final". Archived from the original on 30 October 2008. Retrieved 22 April 2007.
  4. FA Cup Final kits, 1890–1899