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1911 FA Cup Final

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Champion  Bradford City A.F.C.
Referee  John Pearson
Event  1910–11 FA Cup
Dates  22 Apr 1911 – 26 Apr 1911
Attendance  69,068
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Venues  London, Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Manchester, Old Trafford
Similar  1905 FA Cup Final, 1906 FA Cup Final, 1890 FA Cup Final, 1902 FA Cup Final, 1903 FA Cup Final

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The 1911 FA Cup Final was the 40th FA Cup final. It was contested by Bradford City and Newcastle United. The first game resulted in a goalless draw at Crystal Palace. A single goal scored by Jimmy Speirs for Bradford won the replay at Old Trafford.

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Match summary

Newcastle were defending the cup they had won the year before by defeating Barnsley 2–0. They faced a Bradford City side who had earned their highest position in the league. Newcastle's preparations were upset by long-term injuries to England international centre-forward Albert Shepherd and Peter McWilliam. Bradford's team showed just one surprise with Scottish centre-half Willie Gildea drafted in for just his 10th game for the club.

The first match at Crystal Palace ended goalless after extra time meaning for the second successive year the final went to a replay. City made one change to their team for the replay with Bob Torrance coming in for Gildea, who never played for City again. Newcastle's team remained unchanged. The replay, which took place at Old Trafford, was settled by a single goal for Bradford, a header scored by captain Jimmy Speirs.

It was a new trophy that Speirs lifted, appropriately made by Bradford jewellers Fattorini's. The cup triumph remains Bradford's only major honour.

References

1911 FA Cup Final Wikipedia


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