The 1890–91 season was Newton Heath's second season in the Football Alliance; they finished in 9th position. Walsall Town Swifts finished in 7th. Stoke were champions.
This match was won 2-1 by Walsall .
Walsall Town Swifts came into being in 1888 when Walsall Town F.C. and Walsall Swifts F.C. merged. In 1896 they changed their name to Walsall F.C.