1901 FA Cup Final

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1901 FA Cup Final
Event 1900–01 FA Cup
Date 20 April 1901
Venue Crystal Palace, London
Referee Arthur Kingscott
Attendance 110,820

The 1901 FA Cup Final was played at Crystal Palace between Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United—and the first FA Cup Final to be filmed by Pathé News.[1] The win was the first in a trend (which continued throughout the twentieth century) of Tottenham winning major trophies in years ending in "1". Tottenham Hotspur remain as the only non-League club to win the trophy.

Match details[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur 2–2 Sheffield United
Brown Goal 23'51' [2] Priest Goal 10'
Bennett Goal 52'
Attendance: 110,820[3]
Tottenham Hotspur
Sheffield United[4]
George Clawley
Harry Erentz
Sandy Tait
Tom Morris
Ted Hughes
Jack L Jones (c)
Tom Smith
John Cameron
Sandy Brown
David Copeland
Jack Kirwan
John Cameron
Willie Foulke
Harry Thickett
Peter Boyle
Harry Johnson
Tom Morren
Ernest Needham (c)
Walter Bennett
Charles "Oakey" Field
George Hedley
Fred Priest
Bert Lipsham
Club Secretary:
John Nicholson


1901 FA Cup Final replay
Date 27 April 1901
Venue Burnden Park, Bolton
Referee Arthur Kingscott
Attendance 20,470
Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 Sheffield United
Cameron Goal 52'
Smith Goal 76'
Brown Goal 87'
[2] Priest Goal 40'
Attendance: 20,470[3]
The Sheffield United team

Match Rules[edit]

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.
  • No substitutes

Match summary[edit]

110,820[3] supporters attended the match to see the two sides clash. Fred Priest opened the scoring for Sheffield United after about 20 minutes. Sandy Brown headed an equalising goal shortly afterwards and half time arrived with the score 1–1. Brown put Spurs ahead early in the second half, but, not to be denied, Sheffield United pressed strongly, and Walter Bennett headed an equaliser for the draw.


In the replay, Spurs became the last non-league side to win the FA Cup when they beat Sheffield United 3–1 before an attendance of 20,470 at Burnden Park, Bolton. John Cameron opened the scoring before centre forward Sandy Brown became the first player to score in every round. He netted both goals in the final as well as one in the replay for a total of 15 in the season's competition.

  • Player's Cigarette Cards Association Cup Winners No 22.23


  1. ^ 1901 FA Cup Final Retrieved 11 June 2010
  2. ^ a b Match report at fa-cupfinals.co.uk Archived 27 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b c "Sporting Chronicle - 1901 FA Cup Final". Archived from the original on 28 October 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2007. 
  4. ^ FA Cup Final kits, 1900-1909

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