Wembley 28th April

Manchester City 2 (Tilson 2) Portsmouth 1 (Rutherford)

Manchester City : Swift, Barnett, Dale, Busby, Cowan, Bray, Toseland, Marshall, Tilson, Herd, Brook



Portsmouth : Gilfillan, Mackie, Smith W, Nichol, Allen, Thackeray, Worrall, Smith J, Weddle, Easson, Rutherford

Portsmouth opened the scoring in a final that was played in horrendous weather, a curling shot from Rutherford beat the City goalkeeper Frank Swift.

With Portsmouth still leading and just 17 minutes on the clock, Portsmouth Jimmy Allen went off injured and as substitutes were not permitted in this era it gave Manchester City a man advantage. This soon was shown as Matt Busby took a throw in and with the ball passed through to Tilson who slotted it home to equalise. With two minutes left, Tilson rifled home another goal to deny Portsmouth.

The match referee was Stanley Rous, in his second to last game that he was referee, he later became the Secretary of FIFA (1961-1974)

Below are some memorabilia items from the 1934 FA Cup Final.

London Transport 1934 FA Cup Final Art Deco Print - Portsmouth v Man City
Current Price : £ 9.75


1934 FA Cup Final original programme Manchester City v Portsmouth
Current Price : £ 495.00


1934 FA Cup Final Portsmouth v Man City, original with no cover
Current Price : £ 99.00


Man City v Portsmouth 1934 FA Cup Final Ticket Coaster
Current Price : £ 5.99


1934 FA CUP FINAL - MANCHESTER CITY (WINNERS) V PORTSMOUTH -VINTAGE STYLE POSTER
Current Price : £ 5.99


1934 FA CUP FINAL - Portsmouth v Manchester City
Current Price : £ 375.00


Manchester City 1934 FA Cup final winners football trading cards
Current Price : £ 6.00