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Coronation Cup

To celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953, a tournament featuring eight of the top clubs in England and Scotland was played, the winners, Celtic, keeping the trophy permanently.

First round
Hibernian 1 Tottenham H 1    aet       Ibrox Park May 11th (40,000)
Scorers:  Hibernian- Smith;  Tottenham H- Walters.
Hibernian: Younger, Govan, Paterson, Buchanan, Howie, Combe, Smith, Johnstone, Reilly, Turnbull, Ormond
Tottenham Hotspur: Reynolds, Baker, Nicholson, Marchi, King, Brittan, Walters, Bennett, Duquemin, Bailly, McClellan
 
Celtic 1 Arsenal 0       Hampden Park May 11th. (58,000)
Celtic:   Bonnar; Haughney; Rollo; Evans; Stein; McPhail; Collins; Walsh; Mochan; Peacock; Tully.
Arsenal:   Swindin; Wade; Chennell; Forbes; Dodgin; Mercer; Roper; Goring; Holton; Lishman; Marden.
Scorers:  Celtic- Collins.
 
Hibernian 2 Tottenham H 1    Ibrox Park May 12th (12,000)
Hibernian:   Younger; Govan; Paterson; Buchanan; Howie; Combe; Smith; Johnstone; Reilly; Turnbull; Ormond.
Tottenham:   Reynolds; Baker; Nicholson; Marchi; King; Brittan; Walters; Bennett; Ducquemin; Baily; McClellan.
Scorers: Hibernian- Reilly 2; Tottenham- McClellan.
 
Rangers 1 Manchester U 2                 Hampden Park May 13th  (75,000)
Rangers:   Niven; Young; Little; Dunlop; Woodburn; Pryde; Waddell; McMillan; Simpson; Prentice; Hubbard.
Manchester U:   Crompton; Carey; Aston; Gibson; Chilton; Cockburn;Violett; Downie; Rowley; Pearson; Byrne.
Scorers:  Rangers- McMillan; Manchester U- Pearson, Rowley.
 
Aberdeen 0 Newcastle U 4                 Ibrox Park May 13th  (10,000)
Aberdeen:   Martin; Mitchell; Shaw; Harris; Young; Allister; Boyd; Hamilton; Buckley; Yorston; hather.
Newcastle U:   Simpson; Batty; Cowell; Harvey; Brennan; Crowe; White; Mulgrew; Milburn; Hannah; Mitchell.
Scorers:  Newcastle U- Milburn, White, Hannah, Young (own goal).
 
Semi-Finals
Celtic 2 Manchester U 1                     Hampden Park May 16th   (73,546)
Celtic:   Bonnar; Haughney; Rollo; Evans; Stein; McPhail; Collins; Walsh; Mochan; Peacock; Tully.
Manchester U:   Crompton; Carey; Aston; Gibson; Chilton; Cockburn;Violett; Downie; Rowley; Pearson; Byrne.
Scorers:  Celtic- Peacock, Mochan: Manchester U- Rowley.
 
Hibernian 4 Newcastle U 0                Ibrox Park May 16th   (50,000)
Hibernian:   Younger; Govan; Paterson; Buchanan; Howie; Combe; Smith; Johnstone; Reilly; Turnbull: Ormond.
Newcastle U:   Simpson; Cowell; Batty; Harvey; Brennan; Crowe; White; Mulgrew; Milburn; Hannah; Mitchell.
Scorers:  Hibernian- Reilly 2, Turnbull, Johnstone.
 
Final
Celtic 2 Hibernian 0                Hampden Park May 20th.  (107,000)
Celtic:   Bonnar; Haughney; Rollo; Evans; Stein; McPhail; Collins; Walsh; Mochan; Peacock; Fernie.
Hibernian:   Younger; Govan; Paterson; Buchanan; Howie; Combe; Smith; Johnstone; Reilly; Turnbull: Ormond.
Scorers: Celtic- Mochan, Walsh.
Referee: H Phillips (Motherwell)