West Ham 2 Manchester U 1

Sandy Turnbull

West Ham Uni­ted 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1, Boleyn Gro­und, Eng­lish FA Cup Third Ro­und, Feb­ruary 25, 1911. Man­chester Uni­ted suf­fered a sur­prise de­feat to West Ham Uni­ted in the third ro­und of the FA Cup as they were beaten 2-1 by The Irons. Dan­ny Shea and Tom­my Cald­well sco­red the goals for West Ham, whi­le Sandy Turn­bull fou­nd the net for The Reds.

The Man­cuni­ans had be­en knock­ed out by loc­al rivals Burn­ley in the fir­st ro­und of the FA Cup the pre­vi­ous sea­son, where­as West Ham Uni­ted had be­en elim­in­ated by cross-city ad­versar­ies Queens Park Ran­gers in the third ro­und. Fir­st Di­vi­sion ta­ble top­pers Man­chester Uni­ted dom­in­ated the early skir­mishes at Boleyn Gro­und, but the am­bi­tious South­ern Foot­ball Lea­gue si­de gradu­ally came more in­to the mat­ch and in the 17th min­ute of the tussle, Dan­ny Shea pro­vided The Ham­mers wi­th the lead when the Wap­ping born in­side for­ward power­ed the ball pa­st for­mer Bol­ton Wan­derers shot stop­per Hugh Ed­monds and in­to the goal, on­ly for Scot­tish in­side for­ward Sandy Turn­bull to equal­ise for Man­chester Uni­ted five min­utes la­ter as the leth­al marks­man head­ed a well ex­ecuted flag-kick by wily wing­er Ge­orge Wall in­to the back of the net. Fol­low­ing the ha­lf-time re­fresh­ments, the West Ham play­ers raised their ga­me to new and un­pre­ced­en­ted heights and Tom­my Cald­well ul­ti­mately hit the win­ning goal for Syd King´s men when the skil­ful and pacey flank for­ward ham­mered the ball ho­me from clo­se ran­ge wi­th just a couple of min­utes re­maining of the en­counter in East Lon­don. Else­where, Burn­ley be­at Cov­entry City 5–0 at Turf Moore, Der­by Coun­ty de­feated Ever­ton by the same score at Base­ball Gro­und, Wol­ves lost 2-0 ag­ainst Chel­sea at Mo­lineux, Middles­brough were beaten 3-0 by Black­burn Rov­ers at Ayre­some Park, New­castle Uni­ted over­came Hull City 3–2 at St Ja­mes´ Park, Dar­ling­ton were de­feated 3-0 by Swin­don To­wn at Feethams, and Brad­ford City edged out Grimsby To­wn 1-0 at Val­ley Parade. West Ham Uni­ted Te­am: Ge­orge Kit­chen, Ja­mes Roth­well, Bob Fair­man, Ro­bert White­man, Frank Piercy, Tom Ran­dall, Her­bert Ashton, Dan­ny Shea, Ge­orge Webb, Ge­orge Butcher, Tom­my Cald­well. Sub­stitutes: No­ne. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Hugh Ed­monds, To­ny Don­nelly, Ge­orge Sta­cey, Dick Duck­worth, Char­lie Ro­berts, Al­ex Bell, Billy Mere­dith, Har­old Halse, Enoch West, Sandy Turn­bull, Ge­orge Wall. Sub­stitutes: None.


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