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1953 FA Cup Final


Sir Stanley Matthews on the famous 1953 FA Cup Final between Blackpool and Bolton Wanderers


Selected Originals - Cup Final - Blackpool 4 V Bolton 3 (1953)


Selected Originals - Cup Final - Blackpool 4 V Bolton 3 (1953)


Fa Cup Semi-Finals - Blackpool V. Spurs (1953)


FA Cup Final 1953 - Blackpool 4-3 Bolton

The 1953 FA Cup Final, also known as the Matthews Final, was the eighth to be held at Wembley Stadium after the Second World War. The football match was contested between Blackpool and Bolton Wanderers, with Blackpool winning 4–3. The match became famous for the performance of Blackpool winger Stanley Matthews, after whom it was nicknamed. It remains the only Wembley FA Cup Final to feature a hat-trick, scored by Blackpool's Stan Mortensen. It shows the quality of Matthews' performance that despite the hat-trick it wasn't called "The Mortenson Final". Blackpool were making their third FA Cup appearance in six years having been losing finalists twice, in 1948 and 1951.
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