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1937 FA Cup Final

1937 FA Cup Final

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1937 FA Cup Final
Event 1936–37 FA Cup
Date 1 May 1937
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee R. G. Rudd
Attendance 93,495

The 1937 FA Cup Final was contested by Sunderland and Preston North End at Wembley. Sunderland won 3–1, with goals by Bobby Gurney, Raich Carter and Eddie Burbanks. Frank O'Donnell's strike on 44 minutes had put Preston ahead. It was the first final tie contested in the month of May (all previous finals had hitherto been played in the month of April).

The last survivor from the winning side was Sunderland goalkeeper Johnny Mapson, who died in August 1999 at the age of 82. The last surviving player from the game, Preston's Jimmy Dougal, died two months later at the age of 86.

The Sunderland 1937 FA Cup-winning team with the trophy.

Match details

Sunderland 3–1 Preston North End
Bobby Gurney  52'
Raich Carter  72'
Eddie Burbanks  85'
Report Frank O'Donnell  44'
Attendance: 93,495
Referee: R. G. Rudd
Sunder land
Preston North End
1 Johnny Mapson
2 Jimmy Gorman
3 Alex Hall
4 Charlie Thomson
5 Bert Johnston
6 Alex 'Sandy' McNab
7 Len Duns
8 Raich Carter (c)
9 Bobby Gurney
10 Patrick Gallacher
11 Eddie Burbanks
Johnny Cochrane
1 Mick Burns
2 Frank Gallimore
3 Andy Beattie
4 Bill Shankly
5 Billy Tremelling (c)
6 Jimmy Milne
7 Jimmy Dougal
8 Joseph Beresford
9 Frank O'Donnell
10 Willie Fagan
11 Hugh O'Donnell
Tommy Muirhead

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.

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