1924 FA Cup Final

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1924 FA Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view).jpg
Event1923–24 FA Cup
Date26 April 1924
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeW. E. Russell

The 1924 FA Cup Final was contested by Newcastle United and Aston Villa at Wembley. Newcastle won 2–0, the goals scored by Neil Harris and Stan Seymour. The match has become commonly known as the "Rainy Day" final due to the weather that day, a consequence of which has led to there being very few good condition programmes left for the game. (Many fans used their match programmes as makeshift umbrellas.) The value of the programme is the highest for any Wembley final with recent sales attaining over £6,000 at auction.

The referee was Swindon-born William E. Russell, the only referee from Swindon, Wiltshire, to ever officiate an FA Cup Final. He died aged 65 years in April - June 1946.[citation needed]

Match details

Newcastle United2–0Aston Villa
Harris Goal 83'
Seymour Goal 85'
Attendance: 91,695
Referee: W. E. Russell
Newcastle United
Aston Villa
England Bill Bradley
England Billy Hampson
England Frank Hudspeth (c)
England Peter Mooney
England Charlie Spencer
Scotland Willie Gibson
Scotland James Low
Scotland Billy Cowan
Scotland Neil Harris
Scotland Tommy McDonald
England Stan Seymour
Selection Committee
England Tommy Jackson
England Tommy Smart
England Tommy Mort
England Frank Moss
Scotland Vic Milne
England George Blackburn
England Richard York
England Billy Kirton
England Len Capewell
England Billy Walker (c)
England Arthur Dorrell
Scotland George Ramsay

Road to Wembley

Newcastle United

Round 1 Portsmouth 2–4 Newcastle United
Round 2 Derby County 2–2 Newcastle United
Round 2 replay Newcastle United 2–2 Derby County
Round 2 2nd replay Derby County 2–2 Newcastle United
Round 2 3rd replay Newcastle United 5–3 Derby County
Round 3 Watford 0–1 Newcastle United
Quarter-final Newcastle United 5–0 Liverpool
Semi-final Newcastle United 2–0 Manchester City
  (at St Andrew's)

Aston Villa

Round 1 Ashington 1–5 Aston Villa
Round 2 Swansea Town 0–2 Aston Villa
Round 3 Aston Villa 3–0 Leeds United
Quarter-final West Bromwich Albion 0–2 Aston Villa
Semi-final Aston Villa 3–0 Burnley
  (at Bramall Lane)

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