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1901 FA Cup Final
Event1900–01 FA Cup
Date20 April 1901
VenueCrystal Palace, London
RefereeArthur Kingscott
Attendance110,820
1900
1902

The 1901 FA Cup Final was played at Crystal Palace between Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United—and the first FA Cup Final to be filmed by Pathé News. The win was the first in a trend (which continued throughout the twentieth century) of Tottenham winning major trophies in years ending in "1".

Match details

20 April 1901
15:00 GMT
Tottenham Hotspur 2–2 Sheffield United Crystal Palace, London
Attendance: 110,820
Referee: Arthur Kingscott
Brown Soccerball 23'51' Priest Soccerball 10'
Bennett Soccerball 52'
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Tottenham Hotspur
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Sheffield United
George Clawley
Harry Erentz
Sandy Tait
Tom Morris
Ted Hughes
Jack L Jones (c)
Tom Smith
John Cameron
Sandy Brown
David Copeland
Jack Kirwan
Manager:
John Cameron
Willie Foulke
Harry Thickett
Peter Boyle
Harry Johnson
Tom Morren
Ernest Needham (c)
Walter Bennett
Charles "Oakey" Field
George Hedley
Fred Priest
Bert Lipsham
Club Secretary:
John Nicholson

Replay

1901 FA Cup Final replay
Date27 April 1901
VenueBurnden Park, Bolton
RefereeArthur Kingscott
Attendance20,470
27 April 1901
15:00 GMT
Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 Sheffield United Burnden Park, Bolton
Attendance: 20,470
Referee: Arthur Kingscott
Cameron Soccerball 52'
Smith Soccerball 76'
Brown Soccerball 87'
Priest Soccerball 40'

Match Rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.
  • No substitutes

Match summary

110,820 supporters attended the match to see the two sides clash. Fred Priest opened the scoring for Sheffield United after about 20 minutes. Sandy Brown headed an equalising goal shortly afterwards and half time arrived with the score 1–1. Brown put Spurs ahead early in the second half, but, not to be denied, Sheffield United pressed strongly, and Walter Bennett headed an equaliser for the draw.

Replay

In the replay, Spurs became the only non-league side to win the FA Cup when they beat Sheffield United 3–1 before an attendance of 20,470 at Burnden Park, Bolton. John Cameron opened the scoring before centre forward Sandy Brown became the first player to score in every round. He netted both goals in the final as well as one in the replay for a total of 15 in the season's competition.

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