1907 FA Cup Final

The 1907 FA Cup Final was contested by The Wednesday and Everton at Crystal Palace. Sheffield Wednesday won 2–1, with goals by Jimmy Stewart and George Simpson.

This was the second time that the previous winner had reached the final and failed to win it, the first time being in 1883 when Old Etonians lost to Blackburn Olympic.[1]

1907 FA Cup Final
The Wednesday 1907 FA Cup squad
The Wednesday's winning squad
Event1906–07 FA Cup
The Wednesday Everton
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Date20 April 1907
VenueCrystal Palace, London
RefereeN. Whittaker

Match details

The Wednesday2–1Everton
Stewart Goal 20'
Simpson Goal 86'
Sharp Goal 45'
The Wednesday
England Jack Lyall
England Billy Layton
England Harry Burton
England Tom Brittleton
England Tommy Crawshaw
England Billy Bartlett
England Harry Chapman
England Frank Bradshaw
Scotland Andrew Wilson
England James Stewart
England George Simpson
England Arthur Dickinson
Ireland Billy Scott
England Walter Balmer
England Bob Balmer
England Harry Makepeace
Scotland Jack Taylor (c)
England Walter Abbott
England Jack Sharp
England Hugh Bolton
Scotland Alex "Sandy" Young
England Jimmy Settle
England Harold Hardman
England William C. Cuff

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary
  • Replay if scores still level

Road to the Final

Sheffield Wednesday
Home teams listed first.

Round 1: The Wednesday 3–2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Round 2: Southampton 1–1 The Wednesday

Replay: The Wednesday 3–1 Southampton

Round 3: The Wednesday 0–0 Sunderland

Replay: Sunderland 0–1 The Wednesday

Round 4: The Wednesday 1–0 Liverpool


Semi-final: Arsenal 1–3 The Wednesday

Home teams listed first. Round 1: Everton 1–0 Sheffield United

Round 2: West Ham United 1–2 Everton


Round 3: Everton 0–0 Bolton Wanderers

Replay: Bolton 0–3 Everton

Round 4: Crystal Palace 1–1 Everton

Replay: Everton 4–0 Crystal Palace

Semi-final: West Bromwich Albion 1–2 Everton


  1. ^ "Cup Final Statistics". The Football Association. Retrieved 19 September 2016.

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Frank Foxall

Francis Foxall (11 March 1883 – 1968) was an English professional footballer who scored 52 goals in 204 appearances in the Football League playing for Doncaster Rovers, Gainsborough Trinity, Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham. He played as an outside forward.

Foxall was born in Sheffield. He played football for Roundel and Wombwell Town before joining Doncaster Rovers of the Second Division in 1902. The following year Foxall moved on to Gainsborough Trinity, also of the Second Division, where he spent four years, scoring League goals at a rate close to one every three games. This earned him a move to established First Division club Sheffield Wednesday, on the verge of winning the 1907 FA Cup Final. Foxall scored twice in what remained of the 1906–07 season, and over the next three years averaged 15 first-team games a season. In April 1910 he moved on to Birmingham, on the verge of having to apply for re-election. Birmingham experimented with Foxall at inside forward with little success, and he soon returned to the wing, but after a year with the club he moved on again, this time to Shrewsbury Town.On 12 November 1908, he was convicted of assault causing actual bodily harm for "maliciously assaulting" a man from Sheffield two months prior. He was fined £20 (equivalent to £2,000 in 2018).He was married to Selena (or Selina) Green in 1903. He died in 1968 in Rotherham, West Riding of Yorkshire.

Harry Burton (English footballer)

Henry Arthur Burton (1881 – 28 August 1923) was an English professional footballer who played for Sheffield Wednesday, West Brom and Scunthorpe United.

Harry Chapman (footballer, born 1880)

Henry "Harry" Chapman (born Kiveton Park, near Rotherham, Yorkshire, 1879, died 29 April 1916) was an English footballer, who played for Sheffield Wednesday in the early 20th century. He was a forward, playing in the inside right position.

He was the brother of Herbert Chapman, the manager of both Huddersfield Town and Arsenal, and Thomas Chapman, who played for Grimsby Town. He began his career playing for a local side in Kiveton Park before joining Worksop Town. In 1900 he was given a trial with Sheffield Wednesday and was signed by them, making his debut in 1–1 draw against Blackburn Rovers on a 23 February 1901. Although Herbert went on to become a great manager, Harry was by far the better player, and put in a man of the match performance in the 1907 FA Cup final, which saw Sheffield Wednesday lift the trophy for the second time. He joined Hull City A.F.C. at the end of the 1910–11 season where he spent one season.

After retiring from playing, he had a stint as Hull City manager between April 1913 and September 1914; the club finished seventh in Division Two in 1913–14. He died of tuberculosis at the age of 37, in 1916.

Jack Sharp

John Sharp (15 February 1878 – 28 January 1938) was an English sportsman who is most famous for his eleven-season playing career at Everton F.C. from 1899–1910. It saw him win two caps for his country, as well as being a cricketer for Lancashire County Cricket Club who played in three Test matches for the England cricket team in 1909.

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