1913 FA Cup Final

1913 FA Cup Final
Event 1912–13 FA Cup
Date 19 April 1913
Venue Crystal Palace, London
Referee A. Adams
Attendance 121,919

The 1913 FA Cup Final was contested by Aston Villa and Sunderland on 19 April 1913 at London's Crystal Palace. Playing as the home side, Aston Villa won 10 on a goal by Tommy Barber on a crossed ball from Charlie Wallace. Wallace had earlier missed a penalty, something that would not occur again in FA Cup play until the 1988 final between Wimbledon and Liverpool.

It was Sunderland's first appearance in the FA Cup Final and the first time The Football League's top two finishers had vied for the trophy (even though the League would not be decided for another week). On their way to the match Sunderland had to replay their quarter-final twice and then their semi-final once after draws in those contests. Aston Villa was re-appearing in the final after an eight-year absence and their victory was their fifth, equalling the then-current record of the Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers.

During the match Sunderland's Charlie Thomson and Villa's Harry Hampton almost immediately resumed a long-running feud that led to both players being suspended for a month at the start of the following season. The contest was noted for its rough play and led to the withdrawal of Sunderland's invitation to take part in the 1913 Charity Shield match. Referee Mr. A. Adams from Nottingham was also suspended, having allowed no less than 17 minutes for stoppage time.

1913 Aston Villa team after pre-cup game with Chelsea. The three players far right are Littlewood (who did not appear in the cup final), Stephenson, and Barber. Tommy Weston, who did appear in the cup rounds, is not shown.

Route to the final

Aston Villa
Round 1Derby County13Aston Villa
Round 2Aston Villa50West Ham United
Round 3Aston Villa50Crystal Palace
Quarter-finalBradford Park Avenue05Aston Villa
Semi-finalAston Villa10Oldham Athletic
 (at Ewood Park)
Round 1Sunderland60Clapton Orient
Round 2Sunderland20Manchester City
Round 3Sunderland42Swindon Town
Quarter-finalSunderland00Newcastle United
Quarter-final replayNewcastle United22Sunderland
Quarter-final 2nd replayNewcastle United03Sunderland
 (at Bramall Lane)
Semi-final replaySunderland32Burnley
 (at St Andrew's)

Match details

19 April 1913
15:00 BST
Aston Villa 10 Sunderland
Barber  78'
Crystal Palace
Attendance: 121,919
Referee: Mr. A. Adams (Nottingham)
Aston Villa
Sam Hardy
Tom Lyons
Tommy Weston
Tommy Barber
Jimmy Harrop
Jimmy Leach
Charlie Wallace
Clem Stephenson
Harry Hampton
Harold Halse
Joseph Bache
George Ramsay
Joe Butler
Charlie Gladwin
Harry Ness
Francis Cuggy
Charlie Thomson
Harry Low
Jackie Mordue
Charlie Buchan
Jimmy Richardson
George Holley
Henry Martin
Bob Kyle

Match rules

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


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