Date: Saturday, 14th January 1933.
Venue: St James’
Cup Third Round.
United 0 Leeds United 3.
United: Nil. Leeds United: Hydes
Newcastle United: Burns; Nelson, Fairhurst; Bell,
Cape, Boyd, Allen, McMenemy, Dryden.
Leeds United: Potts; G. Milburn, J. Milburn;
Edwards, Hart, Copping; Mahon, Hydes, Keetley, Furness, Cochrane.
F.A. Cup Kings Newcastle, who had swept to success against
Arsenal at Wembley seven months earlier, were expected
to see off Leeds with little trouble in their first
defence of the Cup. The previous month had seen newly-promoted Leeds
crash 3-1 at St James’ Park and there had been little in their recent form to
suggest they could gain any reward from their Third Round tie.
The Geordies were without three of their star players in the
form of Right Half Roddie McKenzie, Inside Right Jimmy
Richardson and Left Winger Tom Lang, who were flu’ victims, but the Newcastle
Manager, Andy Cunningham, did not use that as an excuse as his team were
outclassed in every department by an impressive Leeds team, with Centre Forward
Arthur Hydes grabbing a brilliant hat-trick to leave Cup-holders
Newcastle out of the Cup in there first game in its defence..
Leeds, who had stayed overnight in Whitley
Bay, were soon under the hammer as Newcastle
made their traditional thunderous start. But with inside-left Billy Furness
setting up some clever counter-attacks, Leeds took
control and made the most of their possession by stunning the Cup-holders with
two goals from Arthur Hydes in three minutes midway
through the first half. The opener came in the twenty-fifth minute when Tom
Cochrane floated the ball over for Charlie Keetley to
knock it back towards goal. Goalkeeper Michael Burns could only push the ball
out and Arthur Hydes netted from close range. Two
minutes later it was again Tom Cochrane who started the threat with a fine run
down the left and his cross was once again not collected by Burns and Arthur Hydes was on hand to head through a crowd of players for
his and United’s second goal.
Burns may have been at fault for the two goals but he soon
redeemed himself by saving bravely from Charlie Keetley
and Willis Edwards as Leeds turned their dominance into
pressure on the Newcastle goal.
David Fairhurst was forced into a goal-line clearance
to prevent Leeds going into the break with a three goal lead, but he was only
delaying the inevitable, as Leeds continued to control the game and easily
repelled any Geordie attack, even though it contained former Leeds player Jack
Allen, while the visitors quickly hit the home side on the break with
With a two goal lead under their belts, Leeds,
responding to the intelligent promptings of Billy Furness, played some superbly
controlled football. Wingers Tom Cochrane and Johnny Mahon beat their opponents
at will while the Newcastle attacks
floundered on the redoubtable half-back line of Willis Edwards, Ernie Hart and Wilf Copping.
A third goal duly arrived in the seventy-ninth minute when a
brilliant feint by Furness put Cochrane down the wing and his cross was met by Hydes who completed a memorable hat-trick.
The Yorkshire Post said: “Furness, for all-round cleverness
and the tremendous amount of work he did an outstanding figure. But the whole Leeds
line-up was in wonderful form with ball-control and combination of a high
order. Only a super show by Michael Burns prevented Leeds
from piling up more goals, as Furness continued his brilliant scheming and the
wingers Cochrane and Mahon ran the Newcastle
It was an outstanding victory for Leeds,
but the headlines of the day were stolen by little Walsall
who beat the mighty Arsenal 2-0 as both of the previous year’s finalists fell
at the first hurdle.
Newcastle United Centre Forward Johnny Allen
Leeds United Inside Right Arthur Hydes
scorer of all
scorer of both goals in their Cup Final 2-1 three goals in LUFC’s
surprise Cup win
victory over Arsenal
Right Winger Johnny Mahon, Scheming Inside Left
Billy Furness and dangerous Left Winger Tom Cochrane