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Classic match ~ Wolves 2-1 Preston, Division One, 1949

13 February ~ With Wolves and Preston both are decidedly mid-table this season so not a huge amount rests on their match at Molineux today. It does, however, present the opportunity to look at the same match on May 2, 1949. Wolves were sixth in Division One and out of the title race. However, just two days earlier they had won the FA Cup for the third time in their history with a 3-1 victory over Leicester at Wembley. At half time during this match the Cup was paraded in front of the 54,435-strong crowd. The packed, vast South Bank is captured in rare colour (silent) footage below.

Wolves won 2-1, meaning for Preston to avoid relegation they had to win their final match of the season and hope those above them slipped up. PNE managed to beat Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield, but Huddersfield beat Manchester City and Middlesbrough drew 1-1 with Aston Villa. 


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