ON APRIL 26, 1947, Burnley made a little piece of football history as they took part in the first, live televised FA Cup final.

Cliff Britton's side took on Charlton Athletic in front of 98,215 fans at the old Wembley Stadium and, unfortunately for the travelling Clarets, they ended up on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline.

But the Clarets proved to be their own worst enemies on that fateful day as they squandered several good chances.

Star man Peter Kippax was the biggest culprit as he squandered many of their best opportunities.

The Clarets had the first real chances when Billy Morris fired over and then Harold Mather had to be on his mettle to clear Addicks striker Chris Duffy's effort off the line.

Kippax dithered over a couple of efforts and missed the chance to shoot but then Harry Potts was so unlucky when he emerged from a ruck of players to smash a shot off the bar from 20 yards.

The scores were level at 0-0 after 90 minutes and the game was forced into extra time.

And the Addicks struck the killer blow midway through the first period.

A ball into the Clarets box landed at the feet of Duffy who fired the ball into the net past Jim Strong.

The Clarets almost restored parity a couple of minutes later when Reg Attwell got up well to meet a Morris centre but his header flew just over.

Burnley piled on the pressure in the second period of extra time as Charlton began to tire and were unlucky not to be awarded a penalty when Ray Harrison burst into the Charlton box and was about to shot when Harold Phipps hacked him down from behind.

The Clarets appealed for a penalty but the appeals fell on deaf ears and Addicks skipper Don Welsh lifted the famous old trophy.

Charlton:Bartram, Croker, Shreeve, Johnson, Phipps, Whittaker, Hurst, Dawson, Robinson, Welsh (Captain), Duffy (Scorer) Burnley: Strong, Woodruff, Mather, Attwell, Brown, Bray, Chew, Morris, Harrison, Potts, Kippax.

Referee: JM Wiltshire.