1954 FA Charity Shield

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1954 FA Charity Shield
Event FA Charity Shield
Date 29 September 1954
Venue Molineux, Wolverhampton
Referee George Gibson
Attendance 45,035

The 1954 FA Charity Shield was the 32nd FA Charity Shield, a football match between the winners of the previous season's First Division and FA Cup titles. This year's match was contested by league champions Wolverhampton Wanderers and FA Cup winners West Bromwich Albion.

The two Black Country rivals had been the main contenders for the league championship of the previous campaign, with Wolves edging out their challengers by four points in the end to claim their first ever league title. Albion had gained some consolation in winning their fourth FA Cup.

The match was held at Wolves' stadium, Molineux, in keeping with the trend of using the league champions' home that had been established at the turn of the decade. It was staged on an "international week" during the season, which caused several players – most notably, Wolves' captain Billy Wright – to miss the game as they were on duty with their national sides.

The hosts led the contest both 2–0 and 4–2, but were twice pegged back by rapid-fire replies. The game eventually ended 4–4,[1] meaning the Shield was shared for the second time in its history.

Match details[edit]

Wolverhampton Wanderers 4–4 West Bromwich Albion
Swinbourne Goal 12', Goal 62'
Deeley Goal 46'
Hancocks Goal 73'
Allen Goal 56', Goal 57', Goal 79'
Ryan Goal 77'
Attendance: 45,035
Referee: George Gibson
1 England Bert Williams
2 England Bill Guttridge
3 England Bill Shorthouse
4 England Ron Flowers
5 England Eddie Russell
6 England Eddie Clamp
7 England Johnny Hancocks
8 England Peter Broadbent
9 England Roy Swinbourne
10 England Norman Deeley
11 England Dennis Wilshaw
England Stan Cullis
1 England Jim Sanders
2 England Stan Rickaby
3 England Len Millard
4 England Jimmy Dudley Substituted off *'
5 England Joe Kennedy
6 England Billy Brookes
7 England Frank Griffin
8 Republic of Ireland Reg Ryan
9 England Ronnie Allen
10 England Wilf Carter
11 England George Lee Substituted off
12 England Jimmy Dugdale Substituted in *'
14 England Ken Hodgkisson Substituted in
England Vic Buckingham


  1. ^ "England – List of FA Charity/Community Shield Matches". RSSSF.com. Retrieved 15 February 2012.