Arsenal Win The FA Cup For The First Time: Photos From April 26 1930 (WIth Bonus Cup Final Record)
ON April 26, 1930, Arsenal beat Huddersfield Town at Wembley Stadium. Arsenal won 2–0, with goals from Alex James and Jack Lambert. Arsenal had won their first FA Cup after a defeat in their FA Cup final debut in 1927.
Before the match, Hudderfield’s captain, Alec Jackson shared his views on the forthcoming Cup Final:
Alec Jackson, Huddersfield and Scottish international made a gramophone record in London before taking part in the FA Cup Final against Arsenal at Wembley.
King George V attends the cup final at Wembley in 1930. He shakes hands with the Arsenal team before the start of the match.
A Graf Zeppelin flying over Wembley Stadium in London, England on April 26, 1930, while the football cup final match between Huddersfield and Arsenal was in progress
The Graf Zeppelin flies low over Wembley during the FA Cup Final
Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Hugh Turner (c) is beaten by Arsenal’s first goal, scored by Alex James (not in pic)
King George V presents the FA Cup trophy to Arsenal captain Tom Parker
Arsenal captain Tom Parker (third l) keeps a tight grip on the FA Cup as he and his teammates parade the trophy around Wembley after their 2-0 victory: (l-r) Cliff Bastin, Charlie Preedy, Tom Parker, Bill Seedon, Joe Hulme, Jack Lambert
Thousands of Arsenal fans pack the streets outside Islington Town Hall to greet the FA Cup winners as they make their way to a civic reception held at the Town Hall in their honour
Arsenal’s FA Cup winning side: (back row, l-r) Alf Baker, Jack Lambert, Charlie Preedy, Bill Seddon, Eddie Hapgood, Bob John; (middle row, l-r) David Jack, Tom Parker, Alex James; (front row, l-r) Joe Hulme, Cliff Bastin