A 116-year-old record held by Bury FC has been tied by Manchester City FC as they won the FA Cup Final today.

Until then Bury held the record for the biggest win in an FA Cup Final, following their 6-0 win against Derby County in the 1903 final at Crystal Palace.

At Wembley Stadium today Manchester City replicated the victory as they beat Watford.

The season of 1902-1903 proved to be a historic one for Bury FC, as the club claimed the treble crown of all three tournaments they entered that year ­— The FA Cup, The Lancashire Senior Cup and The Manchester Senior Cup.

The Shakers had had a dominant run to the semi-final, beating Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sheffield United and then cup-holders Notts County.

At Goodison Park, in the semi-final, they came up against favourites Aston Villa, hotly tipped for the cup.

But with a huge crowd of 50,000, Bury trounced the Midlanders 3-0, securing their second final in three years.

The win led to them also equalling another record, being one of the only clubs to reach the final without having conceded a goal.

Likewise Derby reached the final after an impressive run, beating Birmingham, Blackburn Rovers, Stoke and Millwall; and on paper appeared the stronger side.

However they came into the match without their powerful forward, and five time First Division top scorer, Steve Bloomer, who was out due to injury.

Ahead of the game Bury fans descended on London in their thousands, with the Bury Guardian writing at the time: "Whichever way one turned, one met Bury people sporting their colours. It was impossible to get away from residents of one's own town."

Yet there was controversy off the pitch, however, as the two finalists disputed which club should wear their typical white shirts.

Bury claimed they had worn white longer, while Derby asserted that they were the older club and should therefore have preference.

Unable to reach a compromise neither teams wore white, and instead Bury wore Cambridge blue shirts and navy shorts and Derby red shirts and black shorts.

Kickoff at Crystal Palace was at the unusual time of 3.27pm on Saturday, April 18, but Bury came out of the traps flying.

A goal at the 20-minute mark from captain George Ross gave them the lead ­— his shot ricochetting on the uneven surface and utterly deceiving the Derby keeper.

Again after half-time Bury had the wind at their back with Edgworth-born forward Charlie Sagar making it 2-0 within three minutes.

Goals followed from Willie Wood, John Plant and a double from Joe Leeming giving The Shakers a 6-0 onslaught come the final whistle.

The scoreline gave them the record for the biggest win, beating Blackburn's 6-1 win over The Wednesday, now Sheffield Wednesday, in 1890.

However despite Bury's achievements the game was lambasted as farce for Derby and one of the poorest finals ever played.

At the time the Daily Chronicle wrote: "Briefly and candidly the cup final was a fiasco.

"Nothing like it had ever been seen before. Bury defeated Derby County by six goals to none, and it might have been twenty."

In celebration of the win, The Shakers team held a dinner at the Trocadero Restaurant in London's Piccadilly Circus, with plenty of Champagne and singing.

They then spent the next two nights at the Tavistock Hotel before travelling to West Bromwich Albion for a League game on the Monday.

A match ball from 1903 FA Cup Final game remains among the collection at the National Football Museum in Manchester.