Sammy Smyth: Ex-Wolves, Stoke City and Liverpool striker dies at 91

Wolves' 1949 FA Cup-winning side
Sammy Smyth (front row, second left) helped legendary Wolves manager Stan Cullis (front row, third left) win his first major trophy with victory over Leicester City in the 1949 FA Cup final

Sammy Smyth, who was the last surviving member of Wolves' 1949 FA Cup-winning side, has died at the age of 91.

The Northern Ireland striker joined Wolves in July 1947 and went on to score 43 goals in 115 appearances before moving to Stoke City in 1951.

One of his most memorable goals came at Wembley, when Smyth ran from the halfway line to seal Wolves' 3-1 FA Cup final win over Leicester City.

Smyth was also prolific for the Potters, scoring 19 times in 44 games.

After 16 months with Stoke, Smyth moved to Liverpool, for whom he netted 20 goals in 44 appearances.

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