1899 FA Cup Final

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1899 FA Cup Final
Sheffield utd 1899.jpg
Sheffield United, winning side, posing
with the trophy
Event 1898–99 FA Cup
Date 15 April 1899
Venue Crystal Palace, London
Referee Arthur Scragg
Attendance 73,833

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. The contest was photographed by Henry Jasper Redfern.

Match details[edit]

Sheffield United 4–1 Derby County
Bennett Goal 60'
Beer Goal 65'
Almond Goal 69'
Priest Goal 89'
[1] Boag Goal 12'
Attendance: 73,833[2]
Referee: Arthur Scragg
Sheffield United
Derby County [3]
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[edit]

Sheffield United were drawn away from home in every round and needed replays on five occasions, including three against Liverpool.[4][5]

Sheffield United[edit]

1st Round
Burnley 2 - 2 Sheffield United
Turf Moor, Burnley
1st Round (Replay)
Sheffield United 2 - 1 Burnley
Bramhall Lane, Sheffield
2nd Round
Preston North End 2 - 2 Sheffield United
Deepdale, Preston
2nd Round (Replay)
Sheffield United 2 - 1 Preston North End
Bramhall Lane, Sheffield
Nottingham Forest 0 - 1 Sheffield United
City Ground, Nottingham
Liverpool 2 - 2 Sheffield United
City Ground, Nottingham
Semi-final (1st Replay)
Liverpool 4 - 4 Sheffield United
Burnden Park, Bolton
Semi-final (2nd Replay)
Liverpool 1 - 0
Sheffield United
Semi-final (3rd Replay)
Liverpool 0 - 1 Sheffield United

Derby County[edit]

1st Round
Woolwich Arsenal 0 - 6 Derby County
2nd Round
Derby County 2 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Southampton 1 - 2 Derby County
Derby County 3 - 1 Stoke City
Dudley Road, Wolverhampton