1914 FA Cup Final

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1914 FA Cup Final
Event 1913–14 FA Cup
Date 25 April 1914
Venue Crystal Palace, London
Referee Herbert Bamlett (Gateshead)
Attendance 72,778

The 1914 FA Cup Final was a football match between Burnley and Liverpool on 25 April 1914 at Crystal Palace, London. It was the final match of the 1913–14 FA Cup, the 43rd season of the country's primary cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, better known as the FA Cup. Both teams were appearing in their first final.

Both teams entered the competition in the first round. Burnley's matches ranged from comfortable victories to close affairs. They beat Bolton Wanderers 3–0 in the third round, but beat Sheffield United 1–0 in a replay of their semi-final which finished 0–0. Liverpool matches were generally close affairs, two of their five ties went to a replay. Apart from a 5–1 victory in their third round replay against West Ham United, their biggest margin of victory was by two goals.

Watched by a crowd of 72,778, including reigning monarch George V, the first half was goalless. Burnley opened the scoring the 57th minute, when Bert Freeman scored. Liverpool could not find an equaliser in the remaining minutes and Burnley won the match 1–0 to win their first FA Cup.



Freeman Goal 57' Report
Attendance: 72,778 (Also reported as 74,093)
GK England Ronnie Sewell
FB England Tom Bamford
FB Scotland David Taylor
WH Scotland George Halley
CH England Tommy Boyle (c)
HB England Billy Watson
MF England Billy Nesbitt
IF England Dick Lindley
CF England Bert Freeman
IF England Teddy Hodgson
MF England Eddie Mosscrop
England John Haworth
GK Scotland Ken Campbell
FB England Ephraim Longworth (c)
FB Scotland Bob Pursell
HB Scotland Thomas Fairfoul
HB Scotland Robert Ferguson
HB Scotland Donald McKinlay
OF England Jackie Sheldon
IF Scotland Tom Miller
CF England Arthur Metcalf
IF Scotland James Nicholl
OF Ireland Bill Lacey
England Tom Watson