In 1955 Newcastle United confounded the critics by winning the FA Cup for the third time in five years by beating Manchester City 3-1 in the final. They had stuttered and scrambled their way through the qualifying rounds, but aided by an injury to City's Meadows, they won at Wembley again.
In the League, goals started to flow once more with Milburn, Mitchell, Keeble, Hannah and White all reaching double figures, but they conceded too many and were not consistent enough to make an impression. In fact they had fallen as low as 19th by Easter and needed a good late run to haul themselves out of trouble.
Their road to Wembley was:
|Third Round||08 Jan 1955||Plymouth Argyle v Newcastle United||Won 0-1|
|Fourth Round||29 Jan 1955||Newcastle United v Brentford||Won 3-2|
|Fifth Round||19 Feb 1955||Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United||
|Replay||28 Feb 1955||Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest||Drew 2-2|
|Second Replay||02 Mar 1955||Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest||Won 2-1|
|Sixth Round||12 Mar 1955||Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United||Drew 1-1|
|Replay||16 Mar 1955||Newcastle United v Huddersfield Town||Won 2-0|
|Semi-final||26 Mar 1955||Newcastle United v York City||Drew 1-1|
|Replay||30 Mar 1955||Newcastle United v York City||Won 2-0|
Members of the Newcastle United team after winning the FA Cup, 1955.
Image courtesy of the Newcastle Chronicle.
British Pathé newsreel coverage of Newcastle’s win in the FA Cup Sixth Round replay against Huddersfield at St James’ Park in 1955 can be viewed at:
British Pathé newsreel coverage of Newcastle’s draw in the FA Cup semi-final against York City in 1955 can be viewed at:
Footage of Newcastle’s win in the FA Cup semi-final replay can be viewed at: