Man United 1 Newcastle 0

Harold Halse

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 New­castle Uni­ted 0, Bramall Lane, Eng­lish FA Cup Semi Fi­nal, Mar­ch 27, 1909. Man­chester Uni­ted de­feated fel­low Fir­st Di­vi­sion si­de New­castle Uni­ted 1-0 in front of a 40,000 strong crowd at Bramall Lane in Shef­field to reach the FA Cup Fi­nal at Crys­tal Pal­ace where they would meet Bris­tol City. The on­ly goal of the mat­ch was sco­red by Har­old Halse who fou­nd the tar­get wi­th sev­en­teen min­utes re­maining on the referee´s watch.

Reign­ing Fir­st Di­vi­sion Cham­pi­ons Man­chester Uni­ted came clo­se to scor­ing on sev­er­al oc­ca­sions dur­ing the open­ing fort-five min­utes at Bramall Lane, but the fir­st pe­riod ended goal­less. The win­ning goal of the FA Cup Semi Fi­nal ul­ti­mately ar­rived in the 73rd min­ute of the hard-fou­ght en­counter when a pass from out­side left Ge­orge Wall fou­nd in­side for­ward Har­old Halse who hammed an un­stoppable ef­fort pa­st New­castle cus­todi­an Jim­my Law­rence and in­to the back of the net. New­castle fou­ght des­per­ately for an equal­ising goal as the clock ticked down to ninety min­utes, but The Reds held on to emerge as well-de­served win­ners. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Harry Mo­ger, Vince Hayes, Ge­orge Sta­cey, Char­lie Ro­berts, Al­ex Bell, Dick Duck­worth, Ge­orge Wall, Billy Mere­dith, Jim­my Turn­bull, Sandy Turn­bull, Har­old Halse. Sub­stitutes: No­ne. New­castle Uni­ted Te­am: Jim­my Law­rence, Bill Mc­Crack­en, Tho­mas Whit­son, Pe­ter McWil­li­am, Co­lin Veitch, Ge­orge Wil­son, Scott Duncan, Sandy Hig­gins, Al­bert Shep­herd, Jim­my How­ie, Jim­my Stew­art. Sub­stitutes: None.

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