Wembley will host both this weekend’s FA Cup semi-finals, with Everton and Manchester United going head to head at tea-time on Saturday and Crystal Palace and Watford the following afternoon.

But there was an era when Huddersfield Town hosted matches in the last four of the famous competition.

Eighty years ago, for instance, Grimsby Town played Arsenal at Leeds Road.

The match attracted a bumper 63,210 - receipts were £5,260 - the second-highest crowd ever at the ground behind the 67,037 record for Town’s 1-0 Cup quarter-final defeat by Arsenal four years earlier in 1932.

Once again the Gunners won 1-0, ending top-flight rivals Grimsby’s hopes of a first Wembley trip (they eventually got there in both the Football League Trophy and Division II (now League I) play-off final in 1998 and will be back next month to play FC Halifax Town in this season’s FA Trophy final).

Molineux, in Wolverhampton, hosted the other semi, in which Sheffield United beat Fulham 2-1.

The Blades lost 1-0 to Arsenal in the Wembley final.

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The Grimsby versus Arsenal game was one of six semis at Leeds Road.

The others were Newcastle United 2 Chelsea 1 in 1932, Manchester City 3 Derby County 2 in 1933, Manchester City 6 Aston Villa 1 in 1934, Sunderland 2 Millwall 1 in 1937 and Newcastle 2 Wolves 1 in a replay in 1951 (the first game at Hillsborough was goalless).

Amazingly, Town were on stand-by to host any final replay in 1955, although Newcastle’s 3-1 win over Manchester City meant there was no need for one.

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Huddersfield, incidentally, had also hosted an FA Cup semi-final in 1882, 26 years before Town’s formation.

It took place at Fartown, the former home of rugby league club Huddersfield Giants, with Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday drawing 0-0 in front of an estimated 6,000.