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1897 FA Cup Final
Event1896–97 FA Cup
Date10 April 1897
VenueCrystal Palace, London
RefereeJ. Lewis
Attendance65,891
1896
1898

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.

Match details

10 April 1897
15:00 GMT
Aston Villa 3–2 Everton Crystal Palace, London
Attendance: 65,891
Referee: J. Lewis
Campbell Soccerball 18'
Wheldon Soccerball 35'
Crabtree Soccerball 44'
Report Bell Soccerball 23'
Boyle Soccerball 28'
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Aston Villa
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Everton
Jimmy Whitehouse
Howard Spencer
Jack Reynolds
Albert Evans (c)
James Cowan
Jimmy Crabtree
Charlie Athersmith
Jack Devey
John Campbell
Fred Wheldon
John Cowan
Secretary-Manager:
George Ramsay
Bob Menham
Peter Meehan
David Storrier
Dickie Boyle
Johnny Holt
Billy Stewart
Jack Taylor
Jack Bell
Abe Hartley
Edgar Chadwick (c)
Alf Milward
Manager:
Dick Molyneux

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