Match details

Liverpool 0 - 2 Arsenal

Game date: Saturday 29 April 1950 at 15:00 Stadium: Wembley
Competition: FA Cup Final Attendance: 100,000
Half - time score: 0 - 1 Referee: Pearce A
Manager: George Kay Opposition manager: Thomas Whittaker

Opposition lineup

George Swindin, Laurie Scott, Walley Barnes, Alex Forbes, Leslie Compton, Joe Mercer, Freddie Cox, Jimmy Logie, Peter Goring, Reg Lewis, Denis Compton

Opposition goals

Reg Lewis 18'
Reg Lewis 63'


- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 28.88
- Average age of the Arsenal starting lineup: 31.15
- Bob Paisley was left out of Liverpool's line-up. Albert Stubbins thankfully lifted his spirits: "Bob was shattered to be left out. He was very low and contemplating leaving the club, but I told him not to make any hasty decisions."

Related articles

Unique Programmes: After the Lord Mayors Show
Adrian Killen - An LFC museum at home
1950 Cup final profiles
The Untold Story of Billy Howard

Related files

Players' itiniary
Dinner menu
Jimmy Tarbuck in the Daily Mirror
News Chronicle analysis (Courtesy of Adrian Killen)
The People analysis (Courtesy of Adrian Killen)
Liverpool Echo report
Billy Liddell: chance of final glory slipped by
Souvenir brochure (PDF file of the whole brochure)
Liverpool Echo preview
Close-up of Arsenal
Liverpool's preparation for the match
Liverpool and Arsenal player images
Reg Lewis made the difference
Spotlight on Albert Stubbins's final
Cheers for Joe Mercer
Worst case of Wembley nerves
George Kay convinced LFC's board lost the game by leaving out Jack Balmer
Joe Mercer interview
Souvenir programme
Arsenal and Liverpool player images
Match programme
Liverpool's homecoming
The Picture Post (a PDF file)
Match ticket
Sporting Mirror Cover
No Question Of 'Lucky' Arsenal

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