1950 FA Cup Final

The 1950 FA Cup Final was the 69th final of the FA Cup. It took place on 29 April 1950 at Wembley Stadium and was contested between Arsenal and Liverpool.

Arsenal won the match 2–0 to win the FA Cup for the third time, with both goals scored by Reg Lewis. The Arsenal team also featured cricketer Denis Compton, who played alongside his brother Leslie. Liverpool dropped future manager Bob Paisley for the match, even though he had scored against Merseyside rivals Everton in the semi-final.[1]

1950 FA Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view)
Event1949–50 FA Cup
Arsenal Liverpool
2 0
Date29 April 1950
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeHarry Pearce (Luton)

Match details

Lewis Goal 18' Goal 63' (Report)
GK 1 England George Swindin
RB 2 England Laurie Scott
LB 3 Wales Walley Barnes
HB 4 Scotland Alex Forbes
HB 5 England Leslie Compton
HB 6 England Joe Mercer (c)
OF 7 England Freddie Cox
IF 8 Scotland Jimmy Logie
CF 9 England Peter Goring
IF 10 England Reg Lewis
OF 11 England Denis Compton
England Tom Whittaker
GK 1 Wales Cyril Sidlow
RB 2 Wales Ray Lambert
LB 3 England Eddie Spicer
RH 4 England Phil Taylor (c)
CH 5 England Laurie Hughes
LH 6 England Bill Jones
OR 7 England Jimmy Payne
IR 8 England Kevin Baron
CF 9 England Albert Stubbins
IL 10 Scotland Willie Fagan
OL 11 Scotland Billy Liddell
England George Kay


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  2. ^ "sportingchronicle.com/FACUP/1950.html". Archived from the original on 25 July 2009. Retrieved 22 July 2009.
  3. ^ "Cup final ref's watch to go under hammer". The Post, Bristol. Local World. 13 October 2009. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
1949–50 FA Cup

The 1949–50 FA Cup was the 69th season of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. Arsenal won the competition for the third time, beating Liverpool 2–0 in the final at Wembley, through two goals from Reg Lewis.

Matches were scheduled to be played at the stadium of the team named first on the date specified for each round, which was always a Saturday. Some matches, however, might be rescheduled for other days if there were clashes with games for other competitions or the weather was inclement. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played, a replay would take place at the stadium of the second-named team later the same week. If the replayed match was drawn further replays would be held until a winner was determined. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played in a replay, a 30-minute period of extra time would be played.

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1988–89 in English football

The 1988–89 season was the 109th season of competitive football in England.

The season saw Arsenal win their first league title for 18 years, in dramatic fashion, as they beat defending champions Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield to clinch the title on number of goals scored. Liverpool had won the FA Cup six days earlier and for the second season running missed out on a unique second double. Third placed Nottingham Forest lifted both the Football League Cup and Full Members' Cup. The ban on English clubs was now in its fourth season and UEFA then voted for it to continue for a fifth season.

The season was overshadowed by the Hillsborough disaster on 15 April 1989, which resulted in the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans in a crowd crush at the FA Cup semi-final.

Albert Stubbins

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Bill Jones (footballer, born 1921)

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Billy Liddell

William Beveridge Liddell (10 January 1922 – 3 July 2001) was a Scottish footballer, who played his entire professional career with Liverpool. He signed with the club as a teenager in 1938 and retired in 1961, having scored 228 goals in 534 appearances (placing Liddell fourth and 12th in the respective club rankings as of August 2010). He was Liverpool's leading goalscorer in the league in eight out of nine seasons from 1949–50 to 1957–58, and surpassed Elisha Scott's club record for most league appearances in 1957.

With Liverpool, Liddell won a league championship in 1947 and featured in the club's 1950 FA Cup Final defeat by Arsenal. He represented Scotland at international level on 29 occasions. While serving as a Royal Air Force navigator during the Second World War, Liddell continued his career by appearing in unofficial games for Liverpool and guesting for various teams in the United Kingdom and Canada. After his retirement from football, in 1961, Liddell occupied himself as a Justice of the Peace (from 1958), bursar of Liverpool University, and voluntary worker. He died in 2001.

Primarily a left winger, Liddell's versatility enabled him to play comfortably on the opposite wing and as a striker, at centre and inside forward. Liddell became noted for his strong physique, acceleration, powerful shot, professionalism, and good conduct on the pitch. Such was his influence and popularity that the club acquired the contemporary nickname "Liddellpool". Posthumous recognition has included a plaque unveiled in 2004 at Anfield and sixth place in a poll of Liverpool fans, conducted in 2006 under the title "100 Players Who Shook The Kop". He was inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame in November 2008.


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Historically in Staffordshire, three wards of Wolverhampton City Council cover the town: Bilston East and Bilston North, which almost entirely comprise parts of the historic Borough of Bilston, and Ettingshall which comprises a part of Bilston and parts of Wolverhampton.

Doug Lishman

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Freddie Cox

Frederick James Arthur Cox DFC (1 November 1920 – 7 August 1973) was an English football player and manager. Playing as a winger, he scored 25 goals from 182 appearances in the Football League either side of the Second World War, and was on the winning side for Arsenal in the 1950 FA Cup Final. He then spent 14 years as a manager at Football League level.

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Ian McPherson

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London 1950

London 1950 may refer to:

London International Stamp Exhibition 1950

London Nationals (1950–), a Canadian junior ice hockey team

London Ski jumping competition 1950 & 1951

1950 World Ice Hockey Championships, held in London

1950 World Figure Skating Championships, held in London

1950 FA Cup Final, held in London

Reg Lewis

Reginald "Reg" Lewis (7 March 1920 – 1997) was an English footballer. Playing as a striker, Lewis solely featured for Arsenal throughout his footballing career. Lewis is in all Arsenal's 12th highest goalscorer of all time.

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