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The First FA Cup Final Revisited


As Manchester City and Wigan prepare to face each other later today in the 2013 FA Cup final, here are some great images from the first FA Cup final, in 1923, at the original Wembley Stadium (officially, at the time, Empire Stadium), where Bolton Wanderers defeated West Ham United, 2–0. With 250,000 showing up for a match for which 100,000 were expected, fans climbed into the stadium and crowded onto the field. They were cleared by a mounted police officer whose gray horse, Billie, appeared white in black-and-white photos of the event, which came to be known as the White Horse Final.

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