1955 FA Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view).jpg
EventFA Cup 1954–55
Date7 May 1955
VenueWembley Stadium, London
1954
1956

The 1955 FA Cup Final was contested by Newcastle United and Manchester City at Wembley. Newcastle won 3–1, with goals from Jackie Milburn in the first minute (after 45 seconds, a record in a final at Wembley, a record he held until 1997), Bobby Mitchell and George Hannah. Bobby Johnstone scored City's goal. The game was virtually decided when Man City fullback Meadows was turned inside out by the elusive and mercurial Bobby Mitchell and after 22 minutes was stretchered off with a bad leg injury. The process of substitutions were not allowed in English football until 1967. Newcastle were already leading and this just added to City's woes, as their much-vaunted "Revie Plan" (based on a deep-lying centre-forward in Don Revie, later to be England manager) failed to fire. Man City had flashy tracksuits (virtually unheard-of at the time), so the game was "the Gaudies v the Geordies".

Match details

7 May 1955
15:00 BST
Newcastle United 3–1 Manchester City Wembley, London
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Reg Leafe
Milburn Goal 1'
Mitchell Goal 52'
Hannah Goal 59'
(Report) Johnstone Goal 45'
Newcastle United
Manchester City
1 Flag of Scotland Ronnie Simpson
2 Flag of England Bobby Cowell
3 Flag of England Ron Batty
4 Flag of Scotland Jimmy Scoular (c)
5 Flag of England Bob Stokoe
6 Flag of Northern Ireland Tommy Casey
7 Flag of England Len White
8 Flag of England Jackie Milburn
9 Flag of England Vic Keeble
10 Flag of England George Hannah
11 Flag of Scotland Bobby Mitchell
Manager:
Flag of Scotland Doug Livingstone
1 Flag of West Germany Bert Trautmann
2 Flag of England Jimmy Meadows
3 Flag of England Roy Little
4 Flag of England Ken Barnes
5 Flag of Scotland Dave Ewing
6 Flag of Wales Roy Paul (c)
7 Flag of Guernsey Billy Spurdle
8 Flag of England Joe Hayes
9 Flag of England Don Revie
10 Flag of Scotland Bobby Johnstone
11 Flag of Republic Ireland Paddy Fagan
Manager:
Flag of Scotland Les McDowall

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