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Fact box: England’s league and FA Cup double winners



FA Cup Final - Manchester City v Manchester United - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - June 3, 2023 Manchester City's Kalvin Phillips celebrates with the trophy alongside teammates after winning the FA Cup Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

Manchester City beat Manchester United 2-1 in the FA Cup final on Saturday to complete an English domestic double after also winning the Premier League.

Below is a list of English teams who have won both the league and the FA Cup in the same season:


  • 1888–89 Preston North End
  • 1896-97 Aston Villa
  • 1960–61 Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1970-71 Arsenal
  • 1985–86 Liverpool
  • 1993–94 Manchester United
  • 1995–96 Manchester United
  • 1997–98 Arsenal


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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