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1924 FA Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view)
Event1923–24 FA Cup
Date26 April 1924
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeW. E. Russell
Attendance91,695
1923
1925

The 1924 FA Cup Final was contested by Newcastle United and Aston Villa at Wembley. Newcastle won 2–0, the goals scored by Neil Harris and Stan Seymour. The match has become commonly known as the "Rainy Day" final due to the weather that day, a consequence of which has led to there being very few good condition programmes left for the game. (Many fans used their match programmes as makeshift umbrellas.) The value of the programme is the highest for any Wembley final with recent sales attaining over £6,000 at auction.

Match details

26 April 1924
15:00 BST
Newcastle United 2–0 Aston Villa Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 91,695
Referee: W. E. Russell
Harris Soccerball 83'
Seymour Soccerball 85'
(Report)
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Newcastle United
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Aston Villa
England Bill Bradley
England Billy Hampson
England Frank Hudspeth (c)
England Peter Mooney
England Charlie Spencer
Scotland Willie Gibson
Scotland James Low
Scotland Billy Cowan
Scotland Neil Harris
Scotland Tommy McDonald
England Stan Seymour
Manager:
Selection Committee
England Tommy Jackson
England Tommy Smart
England Tommy Mort
England Frank Moss
Scotland Vic Milne
England George Blackburn
England Richard York
England Billy Kirton
England Len Capewell
England Billy Walker (c)
England Arthur Dorrell
Secretary-Manager:
Scotland George Ramsay

Road to Wembley

Newcastle United

Round 1Portsmouth2–4Newcastle United
Round 2Derby County2–2Newcastle United
Round 2 replayNewcastle United2–2Derby County
Round 2 2nd replayDerby County2–2Newcastle United
Round 2 3rd replayNewcastle United5–3Derby County
Round 3Watford0–1Newcastle United
Quarter-finalNewcastle United5–0Liverpool
Semi-finalNewcastle United2–0Manchester City
 (at St Andrew's)

Aston Villa

Round 1Ashington1–5Aston Villa
Round 2Swansea Town0–2Aston Villa
Round 3Aston Villa3–0Leeds United
Quarter-finalWest Bromwich Albion0–2Aston Villa
Semi-finalAston Villa3–0Burnley
 (at Bramall Lane)

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