Game #1069

FA Cup Final

Stamford Bridge

Attendance: 50,018

Saturday, 24 April 1920

Position:

Final

Huddersfield Town

1-0

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Billy Kirton | 100' |

Assist(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #1069

Season | 1919-20 |
Matchday | #45 |
Manager Game | #1043 |
Saturday, 24 April 1920

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | J.T. Howcroft, Bolton |
HT Score | 0-0 |
FT Score | 0-0 |
AET Score | 1-0 |
AET Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LLLWW |

TEAM STATS

Not recorded

TEAM NEWS

Tommy Weston, Frank Moss, Andy Ducat and Billy Walker replace Jimmy Lawrence, Jack Pendleton, Dicky York and Andy Young.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Sam Hardy |
LB Tommy Weston |
CB Frank Barson |
FB Tommy Smart |
M Frank Moss |
M Andy Ducat |
W Arthur Dorrell |
W Charlie Wallace |
F Billy Kirton |
F Clem Stephenson |
F Billy Walker |

THE OPPOSITION

Sandy Mutch | James Wood | Fred Bullock | Charlie Slade | Tom Wilson | Billy Watson | George Richardson | Frank Mann | Sam Taylor | Jack Swann | Ernie Islip |

Manager | Ambrose Langley.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

MATCH TIMELINE

ON THIS DAY

Villa win the FA Cup for a record sixth time in the first ever final to go to extra time as Sam Hardy, Tommy Weston, Clem Stephenson and Charlie Wallace remain from Villa’s 1912-13 FA Cup final winning team.

KEY MAN

Billy Kirton, scored in the 10th minute of extra time to secure Villa's record seventh FA Cup win, Saturday, 24 April 1920.

MATCH REPORT

Villa, against underdogs Huddersfield, saw their quick passing moves pull the opposition all over the pitch and but for Sandy Mutch’s performance in goal for the Yorkshire team then Villa would have been out of sight practically before the game had warmed up.

Mutch had denied Billy Kirton, Clem Stephenson and Billy Walker from clear goalscoring opportunities, yet despite the shock to the system that Villa’s play was causing, Huddersfield began to settle into the match.

Huddersfield’s tactics however, although understandable, were not easy on the eye, and it became clear that their strategy was to stop Villa from playing and to hope for some good fortune in front of goal.

Although Villa continued to do all the running Huddersfield’s tactics were proving a success with Villa reduced to shooting from distance and they could not again repeat that early flurry of chances from the forwards. Indeed such was Huddersfield’s success that they kept the game scoreless in the regulation 90’

A goal eventually came for Villa and although well deserved for the team who had attempted to play through the final, it was a shade fortunate. Arthur Dorrell swung in a corner for which both Huddersfield’s Billy Watson and Villa’s Billy Kirton challenged. The ball came off Billy Kirton and ricocheted off Billy Watson’s face and flew into the net.

Having fallen behind on 110’ Huddersfield belatedly threw off their self imposed shackles and piled forward. Despite the change in tactics Huddersfield only created one clear cut chance when Frank Mann beat had beaten Sam Hardy, but Tommy Weston stuck out a leg to block the goal bound shot. Too little too late and Villa’s ambition throughout the match was rewarded with a 6th FA Cup win.