The 1910 FA Cup Final was the 39th FA Cup final. It was contested by Barnsley and Newcastle United. It took two matches to determine a winner. The first took place at Crystal Palace in south London on 23 April 1910 and the second on 28 April at Goodison Park in Liverpool.
|1910 FA Cup Final|
|Event||1909-10 FA Cup|
|Date||23 April 1910|
|Venue||Crystal Palace, London|
|1910 FA Cup Final Replay|
|Event||1909-10 FA Cup|
|Date||28 April 1910|
|Venue||Goodison Park, Liverpool|
Home teams listed first.
Round 1: Blackpool 1–1 Barnsley
Replay: Barnsley 6–0 Blackpool
Round 2: Bristol Rovers 0–4 Barnsley
Round 3: Barnsley 1–0 West Bromwich Albion
Round 4: Barnsley 1–0 Queens Park Rangers
Semi-final: Barnsley 0–0 Everton
Replay: Barnsley 3–0 Everton
Home teams listed first.
Round 1: Stoke City 1–1 Newcastle United
Replay: Newcastle United 2–1 Stoke City
Round 2: Newcastle United 4–0 Fulham
Round 3: Newcastle United 3–1 Blackburn Rovers
Round 4: Newcastle United 3–0 Leicester Fosse
Semi-final: Newcastle United 2–0 Swindon
The match was a hard fought affair, the Manchester Guardian commenting that Barnsley played "one man for the man, another for the ball". Barnsley had the better of the play through the first half. Barnsley played a simple game based on long, low passes into space combined with dribbling individual runs which Newcastle found difficult to counter. Barnsley scored 10 minutes before half time. Bartrop picked up a pass from the Barnsley backs and ran up the pitch, passed McWilliam and kicked the ball across the Newcastle goal mouth. Lillycrop rushing forward tried to score, but missed the ball. It appeared Barnsley had missed their chance, but Tufnell, the left inside forward, managed to get a toe to the ball and put it in the net. After half time Barnsley sat back and defended but it was not until the final 15 minutes that Newcastle were able to mount an effective attack. They abandoned what the Guardian correspondent characterised as their "clever" football and took on Barnsley by running at them. Shepherd had a goal disallowed apparently for offside. Rutherford eventually scored for Newcastle with a header 8 minutes before full-time. Veitch led more attacks but the Barnsley backs held them off. Downs in particular was very effective with his head and feet.
The game ended 1–1.
The Times correspondent was very disappointed with the game and felt the one all score line fair. The Guardian was much more enthusiastic the game and in particular about Barnsleys play and felt they should have won.
|Tufnell 37'||Rutherford 83'|
The replay was held at Everton's ground Goodison Park. The Manchester Guardian felt this was unfair to Barnsley as they had put Everton out of the FA Cup following a hard fought semi-final that also went to a replay and as a result any local supporters would hardly be neutral. Despite heavy rain a large excitable crowd turned out to watch the match, spilling onto the pitch before kick off they had to be restrained by mounted police (200 to 300 also invaded the pitch during the match but did not interfere with play). Jack Carr replaced an injured Tony Whiston in the Newcastle defence. The pitch was very heavy after the rain but nonetheless the play was fast and exciting.
The Newcastle team was considerably improved. The half backs held the Barnsley forward line throughout the match. The defence was also improved with Carr playing much better than Whiston. Lawrence in goal was troubled only once, when caught off his line he was forced to make a diving save when Bartrop broke through.
The Newcastle forward line was also improved. They received good passes from the half backs and made use of them. Wilson and Higgins on the left wing doing most of the work in the first half, Rutherford and Howie on the right in the second half. Newcastle could have scored several times in the first half but both goals came in the second, the second a penalty, both were scored by Shepherd.
Barnsley played their hard, rough game but they were defeated by a rejuvenated Newcastle team who despite the heavy, wet ground played a mixed game blending long passes with dribbling and runs forward.
The Cup was presented by Lord Derby and medals by the Lady Mayoress of Liverpool. They were thanked by the MP for Barnsley Mr F. E. Smith K.C. M.P. The speeches were largely drowned out by the cheering of the crowd who occupied most of the pitch.
|Shepherd 52' 62' (pen)|
Match and replay rules
A souvenir booklet produced for the match fetched £3,000 at auction in September 2008.
Albert Shepherd (10 September 1885 – 8 November 1929) was an English professional footballer who played as a forward. He began his career with amateur side Bolton Temperance before signing for First Division club Blackburn Rovers but was released a year later having made no appearances. He instead joined Second Division side Bolton Wanderers and was eventually handed his professional debut in 1904. Shepherd won promotion in his first full season with Bolton and the following year he finished as the top goalscorer in the First Division. His form led to call ups for the Football League representative XI and the England national football team, scoring on his debut for both sides in 1906.
He joined Newcastle United in 1908, winning the First Division title and becoming the first player for Newcastle to reach thirty goals in a single season during the 1909–10 season, including scoring both goals in the 1910 FA Cup Final during a 2–0 victory over Barnsley. He gained a second cap for England in 1911 before his career was halted after sustaining a serious knee injury that kept him out for over a year. After struggling to regain form after his return, he was sold to Bradford City where he spent one season before retiring. During his career, he scored over 150 goals in the Football League in 241 appearances.Dickie Downs
John Thomas "Dickie" Downs was a footballer who played for Barnsley and Everton. He was a Full BackFrederick Mearns
Frederick Mearns (31 March 1879 – 22 January 1931) was a footballer who played for Hartlepool United and Barnsley. He was a goalkeeper. During his time with Barnsley, he was an FA Cup finalist in 1910. Mearns later worked as a trainer for Durham City.Goodison Park
Goodison Park is a football stadium in Walton, Liverpool, England that has been home to Premier League club Everton since its completion in 1892. The stadium is in a residential area two miles (3 km) from Liverpool city centre. It has an all-seated capacity of 39,572.
Goodison Park has hosted more top-flight games than any other stadium in England as Everton have remained in the top tier of English football since 1954. The club has only been outside the top division for four seasons, having been relegated in 1930 and 1951.
As well as hosting Everton games, the stadium has been the venue for an FA Cup Final and numerous international fixtures, including several in the 1966 World Cup.Harry Ness
Harry Marshall Ness (8 June 1885 – 26 June 1957) was an English footballer who played for Barnsley and Sunderland. He was a Full Back.Tom Forman (footballer)
For other people of the same name see Thomas Forman (disambiguation)Thomas Forman (26 October 1879 – after 1911) was a professional footballer who played for Nottingham Forest, Manchester City, Sutton Town, Barnsley, Tottenham Hotspur and Sutton Junction.
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