1937 FA Cup Final

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1937 FA Cup Final
Event1936–37 FA Cup
Date1 May 1937
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeR. G. Rudd

The 1937 FA Cup Final was contested by Sunderland and Preston North End at Wembley. Sunderland won 3–1, with goals by Bobby Gurney, Raich Carter and Eddie Burbanks. Frank O'Donnell's strike on 44 minutes had put Preston ahead. It was the first final tie contested in May (all previous finals had hitherto been played in April).

The last survivor from the winning side was Sunderland goalkeeper Johnny Mapson, who died in August 1999 at the age of 82. The last surviving player from the game, Preston's Jimmy Dougal, died two months later at the age of 86.

The Sunderland 1937 FA Cup-winning team with the trophy.

Match details

Sunderland3–1Preston North End
Bobby Gurney Goal 52'
Raich Carter Goal 72'
Eddie Burbanks Goal 85'
Report Frank O'Donnell Goal 44'
Attendance: 93,495
Referee: R. G. Rudd
Sunder land
Preston North End
1 England Johnny Mapson
2 England Jimmy Gorman
3 Scotland Alex Hall
4 Scotland Charlie Thomson
5 Scotland Bert Johnston
6 Scotland Alex 'Sandy' McNab
7 England Len Duns
8 England Raich Carter (c)
9 England Bobby Gurney
10 Scotland Patrick Gallacher
11 England Eddie Burbanks
Scotland Johnny Cochrane
1 England Mick Burns
2 England Frank Gallimore
3 Scotland Andy Beattie
4 Scotland Bill Shankly
5 England Billy Tremelling (c)
6 Scotland Jimmy Milne
7 Scotland Jimmy Dougal
8 England Joseph Beresford
9 Scotland Frank O'Donnell
10 Scotland Willie Fagan
11 Scotland Hugh O'Donnell
Scotland Tommy Muirhead

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.

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