Wembley Stadium, London.
Start of the FA (Football Association) Cup final football match between Aston Villa and Manchester United. GV. Wide angle shot of Wembley Stadium with teams coming onto field. SV. Towards, the two teams led by their managers. GV. Crowd, all waving programmes. SV. Captain of Aston Villa, Johnny Dixon, spins the coin and decides to kick from right to left. SCU. Pathe News camera - zoom with Ced Baynes operating it. GV. Manchester United kick off dressed all in white, kicking from left to right. Manchester send a long ball out towards the right wing. CU. Young boy in crowd dressed in football gear - Villa mascot. SV. Towards, Johnny Berry beats his man and starts to work his way inside, then pushes it out to the right to Tommy Taylor. Taylor cottons onto it but goalkeeper Nigel Sims dives at his feet to save a nasty situation for the Villa. He clears away. LV. Villa back runs with the ball and sends one across just outside the Manchester area. LV. Zoom in as Villa man kicks it out to his left wing. Peter McParland heads, Ray Wood gathers and McParland comes charging in and they collide. Both fall to the ground in pain. Zoom in - they both lay there reeling in pain. The referee looks at McParland and waves the trainers on as the injury looks bad. Wood rolls onto his face. CU. Man looking through binoculars. SV. Wood leaves the field on a stretcher. CU. Man in crowd looking not too happy. SV. Edwards puts a short ball to a colleague who tries to set Manchester going, but the ball is intercepted by a Villa man and pushed up field. SV. New goalkeeper Jackie Blanchflower waiting in his goal. GV. Ball runs out to the left wing. McParland gathers it and starts to run in. He shoots, but it goes into the side netting. CU. Man in crowd holds head. SV. Crowther beats Bobby Charlton to the ball, runs on with it, beats Duncan Edwards and sends a long one into the Manchester area. SV. Manchester goal area as the ball comes across and Blanchflower takes it off the head of an onrushing Villa forward. He throws it up field. GV. Ball comes through the air to Taylor.
Taylor beats his man and runs on with it, beats another man and pushes it across to another United man who receives, runs on as the movement goes towards the left wing then he pushes it out to the left wing. LV. Across the Villa goal mouth as United man centres from the left wing but it is beautifully taken by Nigel Sims who clears up field. SV. Dixon running through with ball but he loses it to Bill Whelan. Roger Byrne comes, beats an oncoming man and sends a long one down the middle. LV. Villa goal area. Ball comes into it and Taylor runs onto it, but is challenged by a Villa man and falls over the ball. The pair of them, and Sims leaps onto it, picks himself up and clears his lines. SV. Royal party sitting in box. CU. Queen Elizabeth II enjoying the game. Start of second half. GV. Villa kick off, and after a bit of passing, the ball is pushed to Crowther. Crowther back to a team mate who hits a long one up into the Manchester half towards Villa's right wing. LV. Ball is kicked in from the right wing into United goal area. McParland rushing in, he heads and hits the post. McParland shoots again and Blanchflower blocks it with his foot and it is cleared away. SCU. People in crowd. GV. United on the move. A long one from the right wing is taken beautifully by Sims, who kicks up field. SV. Villa player running with the ball, pushes it out to the left wing who runs onto it and trying to centre, slips. Foulkes comes away with the ball, but is robbed by the left wing again, and he kicks it into the goal area. SV. Manchester United goal mouth, ball comes across and Blanchflower coming out to clear. He collides with a Villa forward and the ball goes loose. SV. Woman in crowd holding her face. GV. United getting it away, but Leslie Smith retrieves it and tries to hook it back into the United goal mouth. Ball is blocked with somebody's head and it comes back again, and after a tussle, it is pushed to Smith who slings it into the United goal area, and McParland hits it like a bullet with his head - past Blanchflower. Ball in net, for a lovely goal.
The players jump for joy. SV. Massed crowd holding up Aston Villa banner and jumping for joy. GV. Manchester just going to take a free kick outside the Villa penalty area. A flick across to Duncan Edwards who slices his kick and another Manchester man cleverly back-heels it to David Pegg. Pegg shoots well wide across the face of the goal. CU. Man in crowd grimacing. GV. Villa come away with it. Villa man running down the centre of field with ball, pushes one through as it runs out towards the right wing. CU. Man beating hands with frustration. SV. Villa man receives ball at the outside right position and in close attendance is Roger Byrne. He flicks it inside and the ball is gathered by another Villa man who hooks it across the goal area and it is heads up. The ball goes loose. Player shoots and the ball hits the post and it comes out. McParland hits it past Blanchflower to put the Villa two up, pan to happy players. GV. Massed crowd cheering. SV. Supporters cheering with rattles. LV. Pegg about to take corner, kicks it into the goal area. Taylor gets his head to it and Sims beautifully tips the ball over the bar for another corner. CU. Man in crowd holds head. LV. Corner is taken from the right wing into the Villa goal mouth. Edwards' and Taylor's head goes up for it and a Villa head puts it away for a corner as the United pressure starts to creep on. CU. Worried man in crowd - face flinching. LV. Edwards about to take the corner from the left wing kicks it into the goal mouth. Taylor heads and it sails into the top left hand corner of the goal. Final score - Aston Villa 2, Manchester United 1. Pan with happy players. GV. Massed crowds cheering. LV. Royal box as the victorious Aston Villa side make their way up steps headed by Dixon. SV. Dixon shakes hands with the Queen and she hands him the Cup. Queen then shakes hands with Jackie Sewell as Dixon walks away holding Cup in the air. CU. Smiling woman in crowd. SV. Victorious team come down from the Royal box and captain is patted by spectators.
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Wembley Stadium, London.
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