1899 FA Cup Final

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1899 FA Cup Final
Sheffield utd 1899.jpg
Sheffield United, winning side, posing
with the trophy
Event1898–99 FA Cup
Date15 April 1899
VenueCrystal Palace, London
RefereeArthur Scragg

The 1899 FA Cup Final was contested by Sheffield United and Derby County at Crystal Palace. Sheffield United won 4–1, with four second-half goals scored by Jack Almond, Walter Bennett, Billy Beer and Fred Priest after John Boag had scored a first-half opener for County. This was Derby's second successive losing final and worse was to come in that regard in 1903 against Bury.[1] The contest was photographed by Henry Jasper Redfern.

Match details

Sheffield United4–1Derby County
Bennett Goal 60'
Beer Goal 65'
Almond Goal 69'
Priest Goal 89'
[2] Boag Goal 12'
Attendance: 73,833[3]
Referee: Arthur Scragg
Sheffield United
Derby County [4]
Willie Foulke
Harry Thickett
Peter Boyle
Harry Johnson
Tom Morren
Ernest Needham
Walter Bennett
Billy Beer
George Hedley
Jack Almond
Fred Priest
Club Secretary:
John Nicholson
Jack Fryer
Jimmy Methven
Jonathan Staley
John D. Cox
Robert Paterson
Johnny May
Tommy Arkesden
Steve Bloomer
John Boag
Billy MacDonald
Harry Allen
Harry Newbould

Road to the Final

Sheffield United were drawn away from home in every round and needed replays on five occasions, including three against Liverpool.[5][6]

Sheffield United

1st Round
Burnley2 - 2Sheffield United
Turf Moor, Burnley
1st Round (Replay)
Sheffield United2 - 1Burnley
Bramhall Lane, Sheffield
2nd Round
Preston North End2 - 2Sheffield United
Deepdale, Preston
2nd Round (Replay)
Sheffield United2 - 1Preston North End
Bramhall Lane, Sheffield
Nottingham Forest0 - 1Sheffield United
City Ground, Nottingham
Liverpool2 - 2Sheffield United
City Ground, Nottingham
Semi-final (1st Replay)
Liverpool4 - 4Sheffield United
Burnden Park, Bolton
Semi-final (2nd Replay)
Liverpool1 - 0
Sheffield United
Semi-final (3rd Replay)
Liverpool0 - 1Sheffield United

Derby County

1st Round
Woolwich Arsenal0 - 6Derby County
2nd Round
Derby County2 - 1Wolverhampton Wanderers
Southampton1 - 2Derby County
Derby County3 - 1Stoke City
Dudley Road, Wolverhampton


  1. ^ Derby County: The Story of a football club (abridged sample, page 21), Anton Rippon, 2013, ISBN 978-0992677909
  2. ^ Match report at Archived 28 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Sporting Chronicle – 1899 FA Cup Final". Archived from the original on 26 May 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2007.
  4. ^ FA Cup Final kits, 1890–1899
  5. ^ John Motson (2005). Motson's FA Cup Odyssey: The World's Greatest Knockout Competition. Robson. p. 47. ISBN 1-861-05903-5. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 1899 FA Cup Final.
  6. ^ "1899 FA Cup by rounds". Retrieved 28 December 2016.
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