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1938 FA Cup Final

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Referee  A. Jewell (London)
Date  30 April 1938
Attendance  93,497
Champion  Preston North End F.C.
Venue  Wembley Stadium
Event  1937–38 FA Cup
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Similar  1934 FA Cup Final, 1890 FA Cup Final, 1902 FA Cup Final, 1935 FA Cup Final, 1939 FA Cup Final

The 1938 FA Cup Final was contested by Preston North End and Huddersfield Town at Wembley Stadium. Preston, losing finalists the previous year, won by a single goal. This was their second win in the competition.

Background

After 29 minutes of extra time it was still 0–0 and BBC commentator Thomas Woodrooffe said "if there's a goal scored now, I'll eat my hat". Seconds later, Preston were awarded a penalty, from which George Mutch scored the winning goal; Woodrooffe kept his promise, though it was one made of cake and marzipan.

This was the first FA Cup final to be broadcast on television. It was a repeat of the 1922 FA Cup Final. This time the scores were reversed but once again a penalty was needed to separate the two sides.

Three of the players who participated in the final (Andy Beattie & Bill Shankly of Preston and Eddie Boot of Huddersfield) would all manage Huddersfield within 20 years of this final.

References

1938 FA Cup Final Wikipedia


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