Almost 70 years later, It was a moment of joy and triumph for Newcastle United fans everywhere—the 1955 FA Cup win. We take an in-depth look back at that historic achievement, including the details of the match itself and the players who rose to its challenge.
The Players and Managers Behind Newcastle United’s Historic Win.
The players and managers behind Newcastle United’s iconic 1955 FA Cup win played a huge role in the club’s victory. Manager Doug Livingstone had a tremendous influence on the team, encouraging them to play a dynamic style of football that saw them through. Captain Jimmy Scoular led by example, while (Wor) Jackie Milburn’s dynamic attacking play put Newcastle United on their way to victory.
The Impact of the 1955 FA Cup on Newcastle United.
The 1955 FA Cup win was a huge moment in Newcastle United’s history and would have an effect not only on the players involved at the time but also on the club for years ahead. It cemented Newcastle’s place as one of England’s great footballing teams. However, while not exactly setting them up for more successes to come, it built a deep connection between the city and its team, making them even closer than before.
Storytelling Highlights from the Game Itself.
The 1955 FA Cup Final saw a tight match between two of England’s top teams. With Newcastle United eventually beating Manchester City in a notable display of grit and skill from both sides, the final was certainly entertaining. Newcastle won the match 3–1, thus winning the FA Cup for the third time in five years and the sixth time in all. Jackie Milburn scored Newcastle’s first goal after 45 seconds (a record for a Wembley final that would stand until 1997), before Bobby Johnstone equalised for City just before half-time. Bobby Mitchell restored Newcastle’s lead in the 52nd minute, and George Hannah extended it seven minutes later. Everyone watching will be able to tell you stories about George Hannah’s winning goal, Bob Stokoe’s unyielding defence, and Jackie Milburn showing why he would become an icon for the club.
Reflections from Fans & Sports Analysts on Newcastle United’s FA Cup win.
Jackie Milburn’s 45-second opener in the 1955 FA Cup Final was the fastest-ever Wembley FA Cup Final goal until it was beaten by Roberto Di Matteo in 1997. It brought him national recognition and afforded him iconic status on Tyneside. In total, Milburn played in three FA Cup-winning finals for United; 1951, 1952 and 1955.