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1955 FA Cup Final

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1955 FA Cup Final

1955 FA Cup Final
Event FA Cup 1954–55
Date 7 May 1955
Venue Wembley Stadium, London

The 1955 FA Cup Final was contested by Bobby Johnstone scored City's goal. The game was virtually decided when Man City fullback Meadows was turned inside out by the elusive and mercurial Bobby Mitchell and after 22 minutes was stretchered off with a bad leg injury. The process of substitutions were not allowed in English football until 1967. Newcastle were already leading and this just added to City's woes, as their much-vaunted "Revie Plan" (based on a deep-lying centre-forward in Don Revie, later to be England manager) failed to fire. Man City had flashy tracksuits (virtually unheard-of at the time), so the game was "the Gaudies v the Geordies".

Match details

7 May 1955
15:00 BST
Newcastle United 3–1 Manchester City
Milburn Goal 1'
Mitchell Goal 52'
(Report) Johnstone Goal 45'
Wembley, London
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Reg Leafe
Newcastle United
Manchester City
1 Ronnie Simpson
2 Bobby Cowell
3 Ron Batty
4 Jimmy Scoular (c)
5 Bob Stokoe
6 Tommy Casey
7 Len White
8 Jackie Milburn
9 Vic Keeble
10 George Hannah
11 Bobby Mitchell
Doug Livingstone
1 Bert Trautmann
2 Jimmy Meadows
3 Roy Little
4 Ken Barnes
5 Dave Ewing
6 Roy Paul (c)
7 Billy Spurdle
8 Joe Hayes
9 Don Revie
10 Bobby Johnstone
11 Paddy Fagan
Les McDowall

External links

  • Match report at
  • FA Cup Final lineups
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