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1908 FA Charity Shield

 

1908 FA Charity Shield

1908 FA Charity Shield
Event FA Charity Shield
Date 27 April 1908
Venue Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance 12,000
Replay
Date 29 August 1908
Venue Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance 10,000
1909

The 1908 FA Charity Shield was the first Charity Shield, a football match contested by the winners of the previous season's Football League and Southern League competitions. The match was played on 27 April 1908 between 1907–08 Football League winners Manchester United and 1907–08 Southern League champions Queens Park Rangers.[1] The match was played at the neutral venue of Stamford Bridge, London, and ended as a 1–1 draw, goals coming from Billy Meredith for Manchester United and Frank Cannon for Queens Park Rangers.

Origins of the game

The Charity shield was originally designed to be a game between professionals and amateurs.[2] It had evolved from the Sheriff of London Charity Shield, a similar earlier competition which also pitted an amateur club versus a professional one.[3]

Match details

27 April 1908
Manchester United 1–1 Queens Park Rangers
Meredith Goal Cannon Goal
Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 12,000
GK 1 England Harry Moger
RB 2 England George Stacey
LB 3 England Herbert Burgess
RH 4 England Dick Duckworth
CH 5 England Charlie Roberts
LH 6 Scotland Alex Bell
OR 7 Wales Billy Meredith
IR 8 England Jimmy Bannister
CF 9 Scotland Jimmy Turnbull
IL 10 Scotland Sandy Turnbull
OL 11 England George Wall
Manager:
England Ernest Mangnall
GK 1 Scotland Charlie Shaw
RB 2 John MacDonald
LB 3 J. Fidler
RH 4 England Evelyn Lintott
CH 5 J. McLean
LH 6 England Samuel Downing
OR 7 England Fred Pentland
IR 8 England Frank Cannon
CF 9 P. Skilton
IL 10 Alfred Gittins
OL 11 England Billy Barnes
Manager:
Scotland James Cowan

Replay

Summary

Since extra time was not played, and penalty shoot-outs did not exist in the early 1900s, the match went to a replay, also at Stamford Bridge. The replay was played four months after the original match, on 29 August 1908, and finished in a 4–0 victory for Manchester United, crowning them as the first ever Charity Shield winners. Jimmy Turnbull scored a hat-trick for United, the other goal coming from George Wall. The 1908 Charity Shield raised £1,275 for charity and is the only Charity or Community Shield to date to have required a replay.[3]

Details

29 August 1908
16:00
Manchester United 4–0 Queens Park Rangers
J. Turnbull Goal Goal Goal
Wall Goal
Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 10,000
GK 1 England Harry Moger
RB 2 England George Stacey
LB 3 England Herbert Burgess
RH 4 England Dick Duckworth
CH 5 England Charlie Roberts
LH 6 Scotland Alex Bell
OR 7 Wales Billy Meredith
IR 8 England Jimmy Bannister
CF 9 Scotland Jimmy Turnbull
IL 10 Scotland Jack Picken
OL 11 England George Wall
Manager:
England Ernest Mangnall
GK 1 Scotland Charlie Shaw
RB 2 John MacDonald
LB 3 J. Fidler
RH 4 England Evelyn Lintott
CH 5 J. McLean
LH 6 England Samuel Downing
OR 7 J. McNaught
IR 8 England Frank Cannon
CF 9 P. Skilton
IL 10 Alfred Gittins
OL 11 England Billy Barnes
Manager:
Scotland James Cowan

References

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General

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