Final Result: Tottenham Hotspurs 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Saturday 23rd April 1921
Scorers: Tottenham Hotspurs (Jimmy Dimmock)
Tottenham Hotspurs Team: Alex Hunter, Tommy Clay, Bob M’Donald, Bert Smith, Charlie Walters, Arthur Grimsdell, Jimmy Banks, Jimmy Seed, Jimmy Cantrell, Bert Bliss, Jimmy Dimmock.
Wolverhampton Wanderers Team: Noel George, Maurice Woodward, George Marshall, Val Gregory, Joe Hodnett, Alf Riley, Tancy Lea, Frank Burrill, George Edmonds, Arthur Potts, Sammy Brooks.
Referee: J. Davies
1921 FA Cup Match Report
Tottenham Hotspurs reached the FA Cup Final at Stamford Bridge after difficult ties in earlier rounds against Aston Villa, avenging their fourth-round defeat the previous year and Preston in the semi-final at Hillsborough. Now they were up against the Wolves, still a Second Division side and in their first Final for twenty years.
Despite increasing the admission price to keep down the numbers, the crowd was still large enough to spill onto the cinder track around the pitch.
Tottenham, with such great players as Seed, Grimsdell the captain, and the left-wing pair Bliss and Dimmock, were the artists, but the match produced only three memorable incidents. First, a cloudburst that reduced the pitch to a quagmire. Second, Dimmock’s winning goal, and Brooks had his close-range shot brilliantly blocked by Tottenham center-half Walters just before the finish.
Dimmock had tried unsuccessfully to dribble his way through the clinging mud and the Wolves’ defense for most of the match. However, ten minutes after half-time, he finally broke through to score. Taking a long crossfield pass from Seed, he appeared to have lost the ball to Woodward but then quickly regained possession before sending a shot flying into the far corner of the net.
1921 FA Cup Round By Round
Southend Utd v Eccles 5-1; Darlington v Blackpool 2-2.1-2; SPURS v Bristol Rovers 6-2; Bradford City v Barnsley 3-1; Notts County v West Bromich Albion 3-0; Aston Villa v Bristol City 2-0; Bradford PA v Clapton Orient 1 -0; Brentford v Huddersfield Town 1 -2; Crystal Palace v Manchester City 2-0; Hull City v Bath City 3-0; Leicester City v Burnley 3-7; Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal 2-0; South Shields v Portsmouth 3-0; Luton Town v Birmingham 2-1; PNE v Bolton Wand 2-0; Watford v Exeter City 3-0; Everton v Stockport Co 1 -0; Sheffield Wednesday v West Ham 1 -0; Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest 1-1.2-0; Liverpool v Manchester United 1-1,2-1; Millwall Athletic v Lincoln City 0-3; Blackburn Rovers v Fulham 1-1,0-1; Derby County v Middlesbrough 2-0; WOLVES v Stoke City 3-2; Grimsby Town v Norwich City 1 -0; Northampton Town v Southampton 0-0,1 -4; Brighton & Hove Albion v Oldham Athletic 4-1; Sunderland v Cardiff City 0-1; Swansea Town v Bury 3-0; Plymouth Argyle v Rochdale 2-0; Swindon Town v Sheffield United 1 -0; Reading v Chelsea 0-0,2-2,1 -3
Southend Utd v Blackpool 1 -0; SPURS v Bradford C 4-0; Notts Co v Aston Villa 0-0.0-1; Bradford PA v Huddersfield T 0-1; Crystal Palace v Hull C 0-2; Burnley v QPR 4-2; South Shields v Luton T 0-4; PNE v Watford 4-1; Everton v Sheff Wed 1-1,1 -0; Newcastle Utd v Liverpool 1 -O; Lincoln C v Fulham 0-0. 0-1; Derby Co v WOLVES 1-1,0-1; Grimsby T v Southampton 1 -3; Brighton & H Alb v Cardiff C 0-0. 0-1; Swansea T v Plymouth Arg 1 -2; Swindon T v Chelsea 0-2
Southend Utd v SPURS 1 -4; Aston Villa v Huddersfield T 2-0; Hull City v Burnley 3-0; Luton Town v Preston North End 2-3; Everton v Newcastle United 3-0; Fulham v WOLVES 0-1; Southampton v Cardiff City 0-1; Plymouth Argyle v Chelsea 0-0. 0-0,1 -2
SPURS v Aston Villa 1-0; Hull C v Preston North End 0-0.0-1; Everton v WOLVES 0-1; Cardiff City v Chelsea 1-0
1921 FA Cup Semi-Finals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS v Preston North End 2-1; WOLVERHAMPTON WOLVES v Cardiff City 0-0. 3-1