1950 FA Cup Final

1950 FA Cup Final
Event 1949–50 FA Cup
Date 29 April 1950
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee H. Pearce
Attendance 100,000

The 1950 FA Cup Final was contested by Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley. Arsenal won 2–0, with both goals scored by Reg Lewis. Future Liverpool manager Bob Paisley was dropped for the final, even after scoring the winning goal against rivals Everton in the semi final.[1] Cricketer Denis Compton also played in the Arsenal side.

Match details

29 April 1950
15:00 BST
Arsenal 2–0 Liverpool
Lewis  18'  63' (Report)
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 100,000[2]
Referee: Harry Pearce[3]
GK 1England George Swindin
RB 2England Laurie Scott
LB 3Wales Wally Barnes
HB 4Scotland Alex Forbes
HB 5England Leslie Compton
HB 6England Joe Mercer (c)
OF 7England Freddie Cox
IF 8Scotland Jimmy Logie
CF 9England Peter Goring
IF 10England Reg Lewis
OF 11England 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 10Scotland Willie Fagan
OL 11Scotland Billy Liddell
England George Kay


  1. "Liverpoolfc.tv: LFC STORY 1950". liverpoolfc.tv. Archived from the original on 5 May 2007. Retrieved 30 June 2007.
  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.

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