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1952 FA Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view)
Event1951–52 FA Cup
Date3 May 1952
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeArthur Ellis
Attendance100,000
1951
1953

The 1952 FA Cup Final was the final match of the 1951–52 staging of the Football Association Challenge Cup (better known as the FA Cup), English football's main cup competition. The match was contested by Newcastle United and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday 3 May 1952. It was hitherto only the second time that an FA Cup Final had been played in the month of May; 1937 being the first. Newcastle were appearing in their 11th final in total and their second successive final, while it was Arsenal's sixth final and their second in three years.

Match facts

3 May 1952
Newcastle United 1–0 Arsenal Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Arthur Ellis
G. Robledo Soccerball 84' (Report)
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Newcastle United
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Arsenal
GK 1 Scotland Ronnie Simpson
RB 2England Bob Cowell
LB 3Flag of Northern Ireland Alf McMichael
RH 4 England Joe Harvey (c)
CH 5 Scotland Frank Brennan
LH 6Flag of CHI Ted Robledo
OR 7England Tommy Walker
IR 8 Flag of Wales Billy Foulkes
CF 9 England Jackie Milburn
IL 10Flag of CHI George Robledo
OL 11Scotland Bobby Mitchell
Manager:
England Stan Seymour
GK 1England George Swindin
RB 2Flag of Wales Wally Barnes
LB 3England Lionel Smith
RH 4 Scotland Alex Forbes
CH 5 Flag of Wales Ray Daniel
LH 6England Joe Mercer (c)
OR 7 England Freddie Cox
IR 8Scotland Jimmy Logie
CF 9England Cliff Holton
IL 10England Doug Lishman
OL 11 England Don Roper
Manager:
England Tom Whittaker

Match summary

Arsenal played Newcastle United with several recovering players rushed back into the first team; Walley Barnes was taken off injured with a twisted knee after 35 minutes (no substitutes were allowed then), and ten-man Arsenal suffered further injuries to Holton, Roper and Daniel, so that by the end of the match they had only seven fit players on the pitch; with the numerical advantage in their favour, Newcastle won 1–0 with a goal from George Robledo.

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