1920 FA Cup Final

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1920 FA Cup Final
Event 1919–20 FA Cup
After extra time
Date24 April 1920
Venue Stamford Bridge, London
Referee J.T. Howcroft (Bolton)
Attendance50,018
1915
1921

The 1920 FA Cup Final, the first since the end of the First World War, was contested by Aston Villa and Huddersfield at Stamford Bridge. Aston Villa won 1–0, with the goal coming in extra time from Billy Kirton, to clinch the trophy for a record sixth time. [1] This was the first ever F.A. Cup Final to require extra time to be played. [2] [3]

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This was Aston Villa's sixth F.A. Cup Final win. Their opponents had secured promotion from the Second Division this season, having nearly gone out of business, and were appearing in their first final. Aston Villa captain, Andy Ducat, had represented England at both football and cricket. [4] The Villa team had four surviving members of the club's last F.A. Cup final victory in 1913; Tommy Weston, Sam Hardy, Clem Stephenson and Charlie Wallace. [5] Those four Villa players and Frank Moss had all served in the Armed Forces during World War I. [6] Frank Barson, known for his tough style of play, was warned before the kick-off by the referee against using his normal tactics. [7] This was Villa manager George Ramsay's sixth F.A. Cup Final win, a record for a manager, and one that was only equaled in 2016 by Arsène Wenger – against Aston Villa. [6]

The trophy was presented by Prince Henry, the fourth son of King George V. [8] [9]

Match details

Aston Villa 1–0 (a.e.t.) Huddersfield Town
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Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 50,018
Referee: J.T. Howcroft (Bolton)
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Aston Villa
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Huddersfield Town
GK1 Flag of England.svg Sam Hardy
RB2 Flag of England.svg Tommy Smart
LB3 Flag of England.svg Tommy Weston
RH4 Flag of England.svg Andy Ducat (c)
CH5 Flag of England.svg Frank Barson
LH6 Flag of England.svg Frank Moss
OR7 Flag of England.svg Charlie Wallace
IR8 Flag of England.svg Billy Kirton
CF9 Flag of England.svg Billy Walker
IL10 Flag of England.svg Clem Stephenson
OL11 Flag of England.svg Arthur Dorrell
Secretary-Manager:
Flag of Scotland.svg George Ramsay
GK1 Flag of Scotland.svg Sandy Mutch
RB2 Flag of England.svg James Wood
LB3 Flag of England.svg Fred Bullock (c)
RH4 Flag of England.svg Charlie Slade
CH5 Flag of England.svg Tom Wilson
LH6 Flag of England.svg Billy Watson
OR7 Flag of England.svg George Richardson
IR8 Flag of England.svg Frank Mann
CF9 Flag of England.svg Sam Taylor
IL10 Flag of England.svg Jack Swann
OL11 Flag of England.svg Ernie Islip
Manager:
Flag of England.svg Ambrose Langley

Road to Stamford Bridge

How the finalists reached the final. [10] Huddersfield Town were in the Second Division at this time. [10]

Aston Villa

Round 1Aston Villa2–1 Queens Park Rangers QPR were a non-league club at this time. [10]
Round 2 Manchester United 1–2Aston Villa
Round 3Aston Villa1–0 Sunderland
Quarter-final Tottenham Hotspur 0–1Aston VillaTottenham Hotspur were in the Second Division at this time [10]
Semi-finalAston Villa3–1 Chelsea played at Bramall Lane, Sheffield

Huddersfield Town

Round 1Huddersfield Town2–1 Brentford Brentford were a non-league club at this time. [10]
Round 2 Newcastle United 0–1Huddersfield Town
Round 3Huddersfield Town3–1 Plymouth Argyle Plymouth Argyle were a non-league club at this time. [10]
Quarter-finalHuddersfield Town2–1 Liverpool
Semi-finalHuddersfield Town2–1 Bristol City played at Stamford Bridge, London

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