Huddersfield Town won the FA Charity Shield in 1922
- A look back at Huddersfield Town’s Charity Shield win
- Captain Tom Wilson netted the only goal of the match
- 20,000 in attendance for the game at Old Trafford
On this day in 1922, Huddersfield Town lifted the FA Charity Shield following a 1-0 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford!
The trophy, now known as the FA Community Shield, was lifted by Herbert Chapman’s Terriers on the 10 May 1922 at the home of Manchester United.
Despite being dubbed as the professional season’s ‘curtain raiser’ in recent times, the Charity Shield was the finale to a historic 1921/22 season for Town.
Played in the month of May, it came nearly two weeks after the Terriers lifted the FA Cup for the first time following a 1-0 win over Preston North End at Stamford Bridge.
The team’s FA Cup success earned their passage into the season-concluding game, that pitted them against the First Division Champions of the same campaign; Liverpool.
Despite the Reds getting the better of the Terriers in the two league meetings earlier in the season, it was a case of third time lucky for Town who would round off a memorable year in perfect fashion.
Captain and defender Tom Wilson popped up with a rare, and game-defining, goal to write his name in Huddersfield Town history, once again, as the Terriers lifted the Shield for the first time.
It was a fitting conclusion to Herbert Chapman’s memorable first full season as Huddersfield Town Manager!
Town’s starting XI that day: Sandy Mutch; James Wood, Sam Wadsworth, Charlie Slade, Tom Wilson (c), Billy Watson, George Richardson, Frank Mann, Ernie Islip, Clem Stephenson, Billy Smith.