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1889 FA Cup Final
Event1888–89 FA Cup
Date30 March 1889
VenueKennington Oval, London
RefereeFrancis Marindin
Attendance27,000
1888
1890

The 1889 FA Cup Final was contested by Preston North End and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Kennington Oval.

Preston won 3–0, with goals by Fred Dewhurst, Jimmy Ross and Sam Thomson.

This completed the "Double" for the victors, Preston having already won the inaugural Football League title without losing a game, a feat which earned them the nickname "The Invincibles".

Match details

30 March 1889
Preston North End 3–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers Kennington Oval, London
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Major Francis Marindin
Dewhurst Soccerball 15'
Ross Soccerball 25'
Thomson Soccerball 70'
GK Robert Mills-Roberts
DF Bob Howarth
DF Bob Holmes
MF George Drummond
MF David Russell
MF Johnny Graham
FR Jack Gordon
FW Jimmy Ross
FW John Goodall
FW Fred Dewhurst (c)
FL Sam Thomson
Manager:
William Sudell
GK Jack Baynton
DF Dickie Baugh
DF Charlie Mason
MF Albert Fletcher
MF Harry Allen
MF Arthur Lowder
FR Tommy Hunter
FW David Wykes
FW John Brodie (c)
FW Harry Wood
FL Tommy Knight
Manager:
Jack Addenbrooke

Route to the Final

Preston North End

Round 1: Bootle 0–3 Preston North End

Round 2: Grimsby Town 0–2 Preston North End

Quarter-final: Preston North End 2–0 Birmingham St George's

Semi-final: Preston North End 1–0 West Bromwich Albion

(at Bramall Lane)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Round 1: Wolverhampton Wanderers 4–3 Old Carthusians

Round 2: Wolverhampton Wanderers 6–1 Walsall Town Swifts

Quarter-final: Wolverhampton Wanderers 5–0 Sheffield Wednesday

Semi-final: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 Blackburn Rovers

(at Alexandra Ground, Crewe)
(at Alexandra Ground, Crewe)

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