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1897 FA Cup Final

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Referee  J. Lewis
Date  10 April 1897
Event  1896–97 FA Cup
Champion  Aston Villa F.C.
Attendance  65,891
1897 FA Cup Final
Venue  Crystal Palace National Sports Centre
Similar  1906 FA Cup Final, 1905 FA Cup Final, 1903 FA Cup Final, 1902 FA Cup Final, 1890 FA Cup Final

The 1897 FA Cup Final was contested by Aston Villa and Everton at Crystal Palace. Aston Villa won 3–2, with goals by John Campbell, Fred Wheldon and Jimmy Crabtree. Everton's goals came from Jack Bell and Dickie Boyle.

With results elsewhere going their way, Villa confirmed their status as League champions on this day. This makes them the only team to date to achieve the league and cup "double" on the same day.

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1897 FA Cup Final Wikipedia


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