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Cardiff's 1927 FA Cup Victory
Cardiff City won the FA Cup in 1927Find out more about Cardiff City's 1927 FA Cup final victory.

Match of the Day Wales continues its look back at the history of Welsh football.

We take a look at the year Cardiff City won the FA Cup - 1927.

Cardiff City are the only side outside of England to have won the famous FA Cup. After reaching the final in 1925, the Bluebirds were back at Wembley to play Arsenal on Saturday 23 April, 1927.

The Gunners, under the magic touch of Herbert Chapman, were captained by the famous Charles Buchan and had other star players in Hulme, Parker and John.

Cardiff City

Cardiff City, with practically the same defence as that of the 1925 Final but now with a new forward line, were at the peak of their powers.

Wembley to be named after 1927?

For Arsenal, however, only Buchan lived up to his reputation, setting up at least three clear chances for his colleagues.

The Welsh supporters massed on the Wembley banks had little to sing about, with both defences well in command and play for the most part incoherent.

Then, out of the blue, the decisive goal came in the seventy third minute.

Following a Cardiff throw-in, Ferguson tried a hurried shot at goal before he could be tackled.

His drive was a hard one, low and diagonal, but Lewis, Arsenal's Welsh international goalkeeper, appeared to have it covered.

Cardiff City's new stadium

However, with Davies and Irving challenging, the ball somehow twisted on Lewis' chest and trickled slowly over the line.

It was a classic example of the kind of luck that can win or lose a Final. Fred Keenor and his men went on to take the Cup, and the trophy went out of England for the first time.

Teams:
Cardiff CityCardiff City: Farquarson; Nelson, Watson; Keenor, Sloan, Hardy; Curtis, Irving, Ferguson, Davies L., M'Laclan

Cardiff CityArsenal: Lewis; Parker, Kennedy; Baker, Butler, John; Hulme, Buchan, Brain, Blyth, Hoar

Referee: WF Bunnell (Preston)

Match information courtesy of The FA.com

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