1911 FA Charity Shield

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1911 FA Charity Shield
EventFA Charity Shield
Date25 September 1911
VenueStamford Bridge, London

The 1911 FA Charity Shield was the fourth Charity Shield, an annual football match contested by the winners of the previous season's Football League and Southern League competitions. The match was played on 25 September 1911 between Manchester United, winners of the 1910–11 Football League, and Swindon Town, winners of the 1910–11 Southern League. Manchester United won the match 8–4 in front of only 10,000 fans at Stamford Bridge, London.

The match remains the highest scoring match in Charity Shield history. Harold Halse scored six goals for Manchester United in this match, a record for the most goals scored by an individual in a Charity Shield match. It is also a record for the most goals scored by an individual Manchester United player in one match, a record that was not equalled for almost 60 years, until George Best in an 8–2 win over Northampton Town on 7 February 1970. Proceeds from the sale of tickets at this game were donated to the survivors of the RMS Titanic.[1]

Match details[edit]

GK 1 Scotland Hugh Edmonds
RB 2 England Leslie Hofton
LB 3 England George Stacey
RH 4 England Dick Duckworth
CH 5 England Charlie Roberts
LH 6 Scotland Alex Bell
OR 7 Wales Billy Meredith
IR 8 Ireland Mickey Hamill
CF 9 England Harold Halse
IL 10 Scotland Sandy Turnbull
OL 11 England George Wall
England Ernest Mangnall
GK 1 England Len Skiller
RB 2 England Harry Kay
LB 3 England Billy Tout
RH 4 England Frank Handley
CH 5 England Charlie Bannister
LH 6 England Billy Silto
OR 7 England Bob Jefferson
IR 8 England Harold Fleming
CF 9 England Freddy Wheatcroft
IL 10 England Archie Bown
OL 11 England Sammy Lamb
England Sam Allen


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