Cardiff 1 Arsenal 0 FA Cup final. 23rd April, 1927.
Wembley Stadium, 3.00pm kick off. Att: 91,206
Video footage from Cardiff's finest triumph, which was the first ever Cup Final to be broadcast by BBC Radio.
Route to the Final
Cardiff City, defeated finalists just two years earlier, started their campaign at home to Aston Villa. After a 2–1 win, they continued northwards to play Darlington.
Following a 2–0 away win, they faced their sternest test yet, an away game to last year's champions Bolton. Following a shock 2–0 away win, Cardiff were pitted away again against Chelsea. After a drab 0–0 at Stamford Bridge, Cardiff won the replay 3–2 at home. In the semi-finals Cardiff were drawn against Reading at Molineux Stadium. However, Reading were superbly edged out 3–0.
Arsenal started their tournament away to the 1925 champions, Sheffield United. Following a 3–2 victory, Arsenal faced an away match against Port Vale, who had won 5–1 in the previous round. After a 2–2 draw, Arsenal managed to win the replay 1–0. From here on, Arsenal did not have to leave London at all in the competition. A home tie against Liverpool was resoundingly won 2–0, and in the Sixth Round the Gunners brushed Wolves aside 2–1.
The Semi-final was against Southampton, who had also fallen at the Semi Finals in 1925. The game was played at Stamford Bridge and Arsenal won 2–1, with goals from Hulme and Buchan, with Southampton's reply coming from Rawlings. Southampton were also denied two penalty appeals for fouls by Horace Cope.