On this day in 1952, Newcastle United won the FA Cup for the second consecutive season after beating Arsenal in the final. The Magpies beat the Gunners 1-0 at Wembley Stadium, courtesy of an 84th-minute goal from George Robledo.
Stan Seymour started Ronnie Simpson, Bobby Cowell, Alf McMichael, Joe Harvey, Frank Brennan, Ted Robledo, Tommy Walker, Billy Foulkes, Jackie Milburn, George Robledo and Bobby Mitchell, but the game was deadlocked until the final few minutes.
Robledo scored the winner late on with a brilliant headed effort and Newcastle sealed their second consecutive FA Cup crown after beating Blackpool in the 1951 final. They would go on to win the competition in 1955 too, so the Magpies enjoyed three triumphs in five seasons.
Robledo was a Chilean footballer who joined Newcastle from Barnsley in 1949 and went on to score 82 goals in 146 league games. The inside forward was the first non-British-registered foreign player to become top scorer in England too, so he made history in his four-year stint at St James’ Park.