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1901 FA Cup Final

Tottenham 2 Sheff Utd 2

Played at Crystal Palace before a crowd of 114,815.

Spurs Team: 1.George Clawley, 2.Harry Erentz, 3.Sandy Tait, 4.Tom Morris, 5.Ted Hughes, 6.Jack L Jones, 7.Tom Smith, 8.John Cameron, 9.Sandy Brown, 10.David Copeland, 11.John Kirwan

Spurs Scorer(s): Sandy Brown (2)

Match Report: Sheffield, prompted by Needham's brilliance, were soon into their stride, and took an eleventh-minute lead when Priest shot home from twenty yards. Inside a quarter of an hour Brown had headed past the giant goalkeeper Fouike and Tottenham were level. The Bramall Lane team were finding their opponents to be a side with greater speed, agility and dash than the Aston Villa combination whom they had overcome in the semi-final. The Final teams were very evenly matched, but with Sheffield marginally the better outfit in the first half.

When Brown was put through by Cameron to beat Fouike again with a rising shot for Tottenham five minutes after the interval, the predominantly southern crowd went wild. Hats went into the air, handkerchiefs were waved, and spectators daringly perched in the trees around the ground almost fell out of the branches. But the match was far from settled, for within a minute a strange incident changed the face of the match. A linesman flagged for a corner-kick after Bennett had charged TottenĀ­ham goalkeeper Clawley near the goal-line and the ball had gone behind. The referee then surprised everyone by awarding a goal to Sheffield, on the grounds that the ball had crossed the goal-line as Clawley had attempted to field Lipsham's shot from the left seconds before Bennett had moved in to charge him. The general opinion was that referee Kings-cott had made a sad error of judgement. He was too far up the field to be able to decide the point, yet he refused to consult with a linesman much nearer to the incident.

1901 FA Cup Final Replay

Tottenham 3 Sheff Utd 1

Played at Burden Park, Att: 20,470

Spurs Team: 1.George Clawley, 2.Harry Erentz, 3.Sandy Tait, 4.Tom Morris, 5.Ted Hughes, 6.Jack L Jones, 7.Tom Smith, 8.John Cameron, 9.Sandy Brown, 10.David Copeland, 11.John Kirwan

Spurs Scorer(s): John Cameron, Tom Smith, Sandy Brown

Match Report: A week later the sides met again, this time at Burnden Park, Bolton, and the crowd now was a mere 22,000. Tottenham triumphed on a wet and windy afternoon, and brought the Cup back to the south at last after eighteen years. Sheffield had led at half-time in the replay. Priest shooting just inside a post from Lipsham's pass into the centre, but Tottenham came through to victory with goals by Cameron, Smith and Brown. The third. Brown's glancing header from Smith's corner-kick in the eighty-second minute, was the best goal of the day.

Southern League Tottenham became the first (and, since then, the only) non-League team to win the Cup.

Spurs Route to Final: First Round - SPURS v PNE 1-1,4-1. Second Round - SPURS v Bury 2-1. Third Round - Reading v SPURS 1-1,0-3. Semi Final - SPURS v WBA 4-0

1901 FA Cup Final footage