Burnley defeat Liverpool in FA Cup Final
Bert Freeman scores the only goal of the game as Burnley beat Liverpool to lift the FA Cup. Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 2 May 1914

Burnley defeat Liverpool in FA Cup Final

Published: 27 April 1914

Burnley have defeated Liverpool by 1-0 in the final of the FA Cup.

Both teams were playing in the final for the first time and more than 170 special trains brought their supporters to London where the game was played at Crystal Palce.

The winning team line up before kick off (Image: Illustrated London News [London, England], 2 May 1914)

For the first time in the history of the FA Cup, the final of the competition was attended by the reigning monarch in Britain. King George V received an enormous ovation from the record 74,093 crowd.

(L) King George V is watched closely by fellow match attendees. (R) Over 100,000 spectators crammed into Crystal Palace for the final. 
(Images: Illustrated London News [London, England], 2 May 1914)

Soldiers and civilians try to get a better view of the match from high wooden posts. 
(Images: Illustrated London News [London, England], 2 May 1914)

After the game the King presented the cup to the Burnley captain, Tommy Boyle, and presented the players with their medals.

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