HISTORY OF FA CUP FINALS WITH RESULT

HISTORY OF FA CUP FINALS WITH RESULT

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The record for the most wins is held by Manchester United with 11 triumphs, followed by Arsenal with 10 and Tottenham Hotspur with 8. The FA Cup is held by Wigan Athletic, who defeated Manchester City 1-0 in 2013 final.

FA Cup Football in the 1870s

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The Football Association in England had been formed in 1863, but for the first eight years of its existence, its member clubs played only friendly games.

In 1871 CW Alcock (he captained The Wanderers to victory in the first-ever final), the Secretary of the Football Association, proposed the idea for a knock-out tournament open to member clubs.

The first FA Cup competition was played in the 1871-72 season.  Fifteen teams battled for the title (Queen’s Park of Glasgow was the only team from outside the Greater London area).

Wanderers won the first final in the history of FA Cup football.  They defeated Royal Engineers 1-0 at Kennington Oval.  

A crowd of 2,000 attended the match. Morton Betts scored the first goal in the history of the competition.

Club of the decade: The club of the decade was Founded as Forest Football Club in 1859, but changed its name to Wanderers in 1864.

CW Alcock, the man who proposed the idea for a knock-out tournament, was one of the co-founders. Wanderers played in five finals in the 1870s and won all.

Player of the decade: Arthur Fitzgerald Kinnaird played both for Wanderers and Old Etonians.

He won the FA Cup three times with Wanderers (1873, 1877, 1878), and two times with Old Etonians (1879, 1882).

Kinnaird took part in nine FA Cup Finals (a record to this day) during his career. Kinnaird was football’s first superstar and the best player of the 1870s.

Results and Scorers in the FA Cup Finals 1872-1879

1872 Final in (Kennington Oval)

Wanderers – Royal Engineers 1-0

1-0 Betts 15′

1873 Final in (Lillie Bridge)

Wanderers – Oxford University 2-0

1-0 Kinnaird 27′, 2-0 Wollaston 80′

1874 Final in (Kennington Oval)

Oxford University – Royal Engineers 2-0

1-0 Mackarness 10′, 2-0 Patton 20′

1875 Final in (Kennington Oval)

Royal Engineers – Old Etonians 2-0 (replay after 1-1 draw)

1-0 Stafford, 2-0 Renny-Tail your

1876 Final in (Kennington Oval)

Wanderers – Old Etonians 3-0 (replay after 1-1 draw)

1-0 Wollaston 30′, 2-0 Hughes 33′, 3-0 Hughes 50′

1877 Final in (Kennington Oval)

Wanderers – Oxford University 2-1 aet

0-1 Kinnaird 15′ (o.g.), 1-1 Lindsay 86′ 2-1 Kenrick 97′

1878 Final in (Kennington Oval)

Wanderers – Royal Engineers 3-1

1-0 Kenrick 15′, 1-1 Morris 20′, 2-1 Kinnaird 35′, 3-1 Kenrick 65′

1879 Final in (Kennington Oval)

Old Etonians – Clapham Rovers 1- 0

1-0 Clerke 5

FA Cup Football in the 1880s

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In the 1880s, the domination of the southern public school and university teams came to an end.

Football took root in the industrial midlands and north-west and the game became a mass spectator sport.

The competition was intensified and clubs were run for profit, as opposed to FA’s strict rules on amateurism.

In 1885 the FA had to recognize, against their beliefs, professionalism and the balance of power shifted decisively north.

In 1888 the Football League was established as a result of the professionalism and its members have enjoyed a monopoly of the FA Cup (with 1901 as the only exception) ever since.

55 teams participated in the tournament 1879-80, compared to 15 teams eight years ago. Eight different teams won the FA Cup in the 1880s. Only Blackburn Rovers managed to defend the title.

Club of the decade: Blackburn Rovers Football Club was established in 1875. 1882 Blackburn Rovers played their first FA Cup Final.

They lost 1-0 against Old Etonians. Two years later they won the title and they did it three years in a row.

Player of the decade: Jimmy Forrest has legendary status when it comes to FA Cup football. He was part of the successful Blackburn Rovers team.

Forrest played a major part in the 1884 FA Cup Final. He delivered the pass to Douglas 1-0 and he scored 2-0 himself. 

Blackburn Rovers won 2-1. Jimmy Forest won the FA Cup five times (1884, 1885, 1886, 1890 & 1891).

Results and Scorers in the FA Cup Finals 1880-1889

1880 Final in (Kennington Oval)

Clapham Rovers – Oxford University 1-0

1-0 Lloyd-Jones

1881 Final in (Kennington Oval)

Old Carthusians – Old Etonians 3-0

Goals scored by Wynyard, Parry, and Todd.

1882 Final in (Kennington Oval)

Old Etonians – Blackburn Rovers 1-0

1-0 Macaulay

1883 Final in (Kennington Oval)

Blackburn Olympic – Old Etonians 2-1 aet

Costley and Matthews scored for Blackburn, Goodhart for Old Etonians.

1884 Final in (Kennington Oval)

Blackburn Rovers – Queen’s Park 2-1

1-0 Douglas, 2-0 Forrest, 2-1 Christie

1885 Final in (Kennington Oval)

Blackburn Rovers – Queen’s Park 2-0

Forrest and Brown scored the goals

1886 Final in (Racecourse Ground, Derby)

Blackburn Rovers – West Bromwich Albion 2- 0 (Replay after 0-0 draw, Kennington Oval)

Brown and Sowerbutts scored the goals.

1887 Final in (Kennington Oval)

Aston Villa – West Bromwich Albion 2-0

Hunter and Hodgetts scored the goals.

1888 Final in (Kennington Oval)

West Bromwich Albion – Preston North End 2-1

1-0 Bayliss, 1-1 Dewhurst, 2-1 Woodhall

1889 Final in (Kennington Oval)

Preston North End – Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0

1-0 Dewhurst 15′, 2-0 Ross 25′, 3-0 Thomson 70′

FA Cup Football in the 1890s

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The professional teams from the Football League dominated the FA Cup in the 1890s. The FA Cup Finals changed the venue in 1893.

Crystal Palace was now the new home since the Kennington Oval was too small.

Blackburn Rovers continued their fine form from the 1880s and won the first two finals in the 1890s.

Eight different teams won the FA Cup in this decade. Only Blackburn and Aston Villa won more than once.

Club of the decade: Aston Villa Football Club was formed in March 1874. Aston Villa lost the 1892 final against West Bromwich Albion.

but they won the title 1895 and 1897. This was FA Cup title number two and three, Aston Villa also won in 1887.

Player of the decade: Fred Spiksley spent eleven seasons on Wednesday scoring 100 goals in 293 league appearances. 

Spiksley scored twice in the 1896 final for Wednesday in 2-1 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers.  

Spiksley played 7 caps and scored 5 goals for England and helped them win the British Home Championship twice (1893 and 1898).

Results and Scorers FA Cup Finals 1890-99

1890 Final in (Kennington Oval)

Blackburn Rovers – Sheffield Wednesday 6-1

Walton, Southworth, Lofthouse, and Townley (3) scored for Blackburn.  Bennett scored for Wednesday

1891 Final in (Kennington Oval)

Blackburn Rovers – Notts County 3-1

Townley, Dewar, and Southworth scored for Blackburn. Oswald scored for Notts County.

1892 Final in (Kennington Oval)

West Bromwich Albion – Aston Villa 3-0

Geddes, Nicholls and Jack Reynolds scored the goals

1893 Final in (Fallowfield, Manchester)

Wolverhampton Wanderers – Everton 1-0

1-0 Allen 60′

1894 Final in (Goodison Park)

Notts County – Bolton Wanderers 4-1

Logan (3) and Watson scored for Notts County. Jim Cassidy scored for Bolton

1895 Final in (Crystal Palace)

Aston Villa – West Bromwich Albion 1-0

1-0 Chatt 1′

1896 Final in (Crystal Palace)

Sheffield Wednesday – Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1

1-0 Spiksley 1′, 1- Black 8′, 2-1 Spiksley 18′

1897 Final in (Crystal Palace)

Aston Villa – Everton 3-2

1-0   Campbell 18′, 1-1 Bell 23′, 1-2 Boyle 28′, 2-2 Wheldon 35′, 3-2 Crabtree 44′

1898 Final in (Crystal Palace)

Nottingham Forest – Derby County 3-1

1-0 Capes 19′, 1-1 Bloomer 31′, 2-1 Capes 42′, 3-1 McPherson 86′

1899 Final in (Crystal Palace)

Sheffield United – Derby County 4-1

0-1 Boag 12′, 1-1 Bennett 60′, 2-1 Beer 65′, 3-1 Almond 69′, 4-1 Priest 89′

FA Cup Football in the 1900s

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Nine different teams won the FA Cup in the 1900s, only Bury won twice. Lancashire teams had the best of the 1900s with five wins.

Bury won the century’s first FA Cup final with a convincing 4-0 victory against Southampton.

Manchester United’s first cup title

Manchester United entered the 1908/09 tournament as reigning Football League Champions.  

One year after their first league title they won their first cup title by beating Bristol City 1-0 in the last final of the decade.

Club of the decade: Bury Football Club was formed in 1885. In the early 1900s the club from Lancashire won the FA Cup twice (1900 and 1903), this by impressive victories such as 4-0 against Southampton (1900) and 6-0 against Derby (1903).

The 1903 FA Cup victory was achieved without conceding a goal in the entire competition. It is one of the most impressive achievements in the history of FA Cup football.

Player of the decadeHugh Monteith was the goalkeeper who kept a clean sheet during Bury’s journey to the FA Cup gold in 1903.

He played for Bristol City and West Ham United before he signed for Bury for the season 1902/03. Monteith guarded Bury’s goal in 77 games before leaving for Kilmarnock season 1905/06.

Results and Scorers FA Cup Finals 1900-09

1900 Final in (Crystal Palace)

Bury – Southampton 4-0

1-0 McLuckie 9′, 2-0 Wood 16′, 3-0 McLuckie 23′, 4-0 Plant 80′

1901 Final in (Replay at Burnden Park after 2-2 at Crystal Palace)

Tottenham Hotspur – Sheffield United 3-1

0-1 Priest 40′, 1-1 Cameron 52′, 2-1 Smith 76′, 3-0 Brown 87′

1902 Final in (Replay at Crystal Palace after 1-1 draw)

Sheffield United – Southampton 2-1

1-0 Hedley 2′, 1-1 Brown 70′, 2-1 Barnes 79′

1903 Final in (Crystal Palace)

Bury – Derby County 6-0

1-0 Ross 20′, 2-0 Sagar 48′, 3-0 Leeming 56′, 4-0 Wood 57′, 5-0 Plant 59′, 6-0 Leeming 76′

1904 Final in (Crystal Palace)

Manchester City – Bolton Wanderers 1-0

1-0 Meredith 23′

1905 Final in (Crystal Palace)

Aston Villa – Newcastle United 2-0

1-0 Hampton 2′, 2-0 Hampton76′

1906 Final in (Crystal Palace)

Everton – Newcastle United 1-0

1-0 Young 77′

1907 Final in (Crystal Palace)

Sheffield Wednesday – Everton 2-1

1-0   Stewart 20′, 1-1 Sharp 45′, 2-1 Simpson 86′

1908 Final in (Crystal Palace)

Wolverhampton Wanderers – Newcastle United 3-1

1-0   Hunt 40′, 2-0 Hedley 43′, 2-1 Howie 73′, 3-1 Harrison 85′

1909 Final in (Crystal Palace)

Manchester United – Bristol City 1-0

1-0   Turnbull 22′

FA Cup Football in the 1910s

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Only six FA Cup Finals were played during the 1910s because of the First World War. Britain was part of the alliance Triple Entente (United Kingdom-Russia-France).

Many players volunteered for service on the Western Front. Although the war had begun FA chose to play the tournament 1914/15.

Many teams were hamstrung but the purpose was to preserve national morale.

Six different teams each won the FA Cup in the 1910s. 1-0 was the score at four of the six finals.

Newcastle United’s center forward Albert Shepherd was the only player who scored more than one goal in an FA Cup Final in the 1910s.

Club of the decade: Newcastle United Football Club was founded in 1892. Newcastle lost three finals in the 1900s.

In 1910 final they faced Barnsley who played in the Second Division.  It was a great opportunity to get rid of the Crystal Palace ghost.

Barnsley took the lead in the first half but Newcastle equalized late in the second half and the final was decided in the replay.

Newcastle won the replay at Goodison Park thanks to two goals from Albert Shepherd.

Newcastle played in the final the following year but once again they were unable to win at Crystal Palace.

Player of the decade: As you already read Albert Shepherd scored both goals when Newcastle won 2-0 against Barnsley in the 1910 FA Cup Final.

Shepherd was a great scorer. He played 123 games with Newcastle United, scoring 92 goals. Both the season 1909/10 (30) and 1910/11 (33).

Shepherd scored 30 goals or more for Newcastle. He played two caps without scoring for England.

Results and Scorers in FA Cup Finals 1910-15

1910 Final in (Replay at Goodison Park after 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace)

Newcastle United – Barnsley 2-0

1-0 and 2-0 Shepherd 52′ 62′ (pen)

1911 Final in (Replay at Old Trafford after 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace)

Bradford City – Newcastle United 1-0

1-0 Speirs 15′

1912 Final in (Replay at Bramall Lane after 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace)

Barnsley – West Bromwich Albion 1-0 aet

1-0 Tufnell 118′

1913 Final in Final (Crystal Palace)

Aston Villa – Sunderland 1-0

1-0 Barber 78′

1914 Final in (Crystal Palace)

Burnley – Liverpool 1-0

1-0 Freeman 57′

1915 Final in (Old Trafford)

Sheffield United – Chelsea 3-0

1-0 Simmons 36′, 2-0 Fazackerley 84′, 3-0 Kitchen 88′

FA Cup Football in the 1920s

During the Great War, Crystal Palace was used by the Army and was no longer available for FA Cup Finals.

FA chose Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge to host the FA Cup Finals 1920-22. From the FA Cup Final 1923, finals were played at the prestigious Wembley Stadium. Wembley Stadium was built in 300 days and it was built to accommodate 127 000.

Club of the decade: Bolton Wanderers Football Club was formed as Christ Church Football Club in 1874 and adopted its current name in 1877.

Bolton Wanderers won the FA Cup three times in the 1920s (1923, 1926 and 1929). They did so without conceding any goals in any of the three finals.

Player of the decade: David Jack was the first player ever in the history of football to score at Wembley. 

He scored Bolton’s first goal in the 2-0 victory against West Ham in the 1923 Final. Jack decided 1926 final with the only goal in the game against Manchester City.

He scored 144 goals in 295 appearances for Bolton Wanderers. Jack spent eight successful years with the Trotters.  

It is said that Arsenal’s representatives drank down Bolton’s representatives when Jack was signed by the London club 1928.

David Jack played 208 games for the Gunners, scoring 124 times, and was part of three League Championship winning teams.  Jack also scored three goals in nine caps for England.

Results and Scorers FA Cup Finals 1920-29

1920 Final in (Stamford Bridge)

Aston Villa – Huddersfield Town 1-0 aet

1-0 Kirton 100′

1921 Final in (Stamford Bridge)

Tottenham Hotspur – Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0

1-0 Dimmock 53′

1922 Final in (Stamford Bridge)

Huddersfield Town – Preston North End 1-0

1-0 Smith 67′ (pen)

1923 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Bolton Wanderers – West Ham United 2-0

1-0 Jack 2′, 2-0 Smith 53′

1924 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Newcastle United – Aston Villa 2-0

1-0 Harris 83′, 2-0 Seymour 85′

1925 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Sheffield United – Cardiff City 1-0

1-0 Tunstall 30′

1926 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Bolton Wanderers – Manchester City 1-0

1-0 Jack 76′

1927 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Cardiff City – Arsenal 1-0

1-0 Ferguson 74′

1928 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Blackburn Rovers – Huddersfield Town 3-1

1-0 Roscamp 1′, 2-0 McLean 22′, 2-1 Jackson 55′, 3-1 Roscamp 85′

1929 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Bolton Wanderers – Portsmouth 2-0

1-0 Butler 79′

2-0 Blackmore 87′

FA Cup Football in the 1930s

Many teams were regularly in the FA Cup Finals of the 1930s. Arsenal played three finals.

The Gunners won two and lost one. Portsmouth, Manchester City, Preston, and West Bromwich Albion all played two finals, winning one and losing one.

FA Cup finals at Wembley Stadium were well attended in the 1930s. No Final had fewer than 92,000 spectators. The 1939 Final between Portsmouth and Wolves was the most popular game with 99.370 spectators.

Cub of the decade: Arsenal Football Club was founded in 1886. The Gunners lost 1-0 against Cardiff in the 1927 FA Cup Final at Wembley stadium.

Three years later they were back at Wembley as winners. Arsenal defeated Huddersfield 2-0 and won their first FA Cup.

Two years later they lost to Newcastle in the Final but in 1936 Final they were winners again. Arsenal won 1-0 against Sheffield United

Player of the decade: Ted Drake scored the only goal when Arsenal defeated Sheffield in the 1936 Final. Drake was a great goal scorer. 

To this day he holds the record for the most goals scored in the history of first division football in England, scoring seven goals against Aston Villa in December 1935.

Arsenal won that game at Villa Park 7-1. With 139 goals in 184 games, Drake is a fifth all-time scorer for The Gunners.

However, he has a better goal average than the number one on the list Thierry Henry (0.755 goals per game vs. 0.606 goals per game).

Results and Scorers FA Cup Finals 1930-39

1930 FA Final (Wembley Stadium)

Arsenal – Huddersfield Town 2-0

1-0 James 16′, 2-0 Lambert 88′

1931 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

West Bromwich Albion – Birmingham 2-1

1-0 W. G. Richardson 25′, 1-1 Bradford 57′, 2-1 W. G. Richardson 58′

1932 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Newcastle United – Arsenal 2-1

0-1 John 15′, 1-1 Allen 38′, 2-1 Allen 72′

1933 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Everton – Manchester City 3-0

1-0 Stein 41′, 2-0 Dean 52′, 3-0 Dunn 80′

1934 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Manchester City – Portsmouth 2-1

0-1 Rutherford 28′, 1-1 Tilson 74′, 2-1 Tilson 88′

1935 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Sheffield Wednesday – West Bromwich Albion 4-2

1-0 Palethorpe 2′, 1-1 Boyes 21′, 2-1 Hooper 70′, 2-2 Sandford 75′, 3-2 Rimmer 85′, 4-2 Rimmer 89′

1936 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Arsenal – Sheffield United 1-0

1-0 Drake 74′

1937 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Sunderland – Preston North End 3-1

0-1 O’Donnell 44′, 1-1 Gurney 52′, 2-1 Carter 72′, 3-1 Eddie 85′

1938 Final (Wembley Stadium)

Preston North End – Huddersfield Town 1-0 aet

1-0 Mutch 119′(pen)

1939 FA Final (Wembley Stadium)

Portsmouth – Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-1

1-0 Barlow 29′, 2-0 Anderson 43′, 3-0 Parker 46′, 3-1 Dorsett 54′, 4-1 Parker 71′

FA Cup Football in the 1940s

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The 1940s was a decade of war. World War II was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945.

Two Opposing military alliances fought against each other, the Allies and the Axis.

Large parts of the European continent were war zones; to play the FA Cup was not to think about. 

Both the Football League and the FA Cup were canceled during the war. FA reinstated the FA Cup as soon as the war ended. 

The first post-war final was played between Derby County and Charlton Athletic.

Attendance figures at the FA Cup Finals increased during the postwar period. All finals in the 1940s had over 98 000 spectators (1946-98,000|1947-98,215|1948-99,842|1949-98,920).

Charlton Club

Charlton was the only club that played two FA Cup finals in the 1940s. Both finals Charlton participated in went to extra time.

In 1946 they lost after conceding three goals in extra time against Derby. A year later, they won against Burnley since Duffy scored ​​the only goal in the game in the 114th minute.

Club of the decade: Charlton Athletic Football Club was founded in June 1905. Charlton has played two FA Cup Finals in their history.

Both times were in the 1940s. In 1947 they won the Cup thanks to a late goal from Scottish striker Chris Duffy.

Player of the decade: Charlton fullback Bert Turner was probably not the decade’s best players.

Scoring for both sides in an FA Cup Final gets you in on the top of the list of the Player of the decade.

It’s not just that Turner scored both Charlton and opponents Derby but it only differs one minute between the goals.

The game was goalless until the 85th minute when Turner tried to kick the ball clear, but only managed to put the ball into his own net. 

In the next minute, Charlton fullback Bert Turner scored for his own team when he took a freekick that was deflected past Woodley into the net. Turner played 179 games for Charlton scoring two goals.

Results and Scorers FA Cup Finals 1946-49

1946 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Derby County – Charlton Athletic 4-1 aet

1-0 B. Turner 85′(og), 1-1 B. Turner 86′, 2-1 Doherty 92′, 3-1 Stamps 97′, 4-1 Stamps 106′

1947 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Charlton Athletic – Burnley 1-0 aet

1-0 Duffy 114′

1948 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Manchester United – Blackpool 4-2

1-0 Rowley 28′, 1-1 Shimwell 12′(pen.), 1-2 Mortensen 35′, 2-2 Rowley 70′, 3-2 Pearson 80′, 4-2 Anderson 82′

1949 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Wolverhampton Wanderers – Leicester City 3-1

1-0 Pye 13′, 2-0 Pye  42′, 2-1 Griffiths 47′, 3-1 Smyth 64′

FA Cup Football in the 1950s

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The crowds continued to fill the stadiums in the 1950s. FA Cup finals were no exception. Almost all the finals in this decade had 100,000 spectators or more.

Today’s Premier League clubs such as Newcastle, Arsenal, Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool, and Aston Villa began to dominate the FA Cup.

Decade’s best FA Cup Final and one of the best games in the history of football was played between Blackpool and Bolton Wanderers in the 1953 Final.

Blackpool took an early lead but was trailing 1-3 at the beginning of the second half.

Mortensen’s second goal of the day gave Blackpool some hope but with only some minutes to go, they were still trailing 3-2.

Then, with one minute remaining of regular time, Mortensen completed his hat-trick by scoring directly from a free-kick.

A heroic Blackpool seemed to take the match into extra time. But it would be even worse for Bolton.

With just seconds left before extra time, Matthews played the ball into Perry who scored 4-3 to Blackpool. Blackpool won the FA Cup for the first time in their history.

Club of the decade: Newcastle United Football Club was founded in 1892. They won the FA Cup three times in the 1950s (1951, 1952 and 1955).  The 1955 FA Cup title 1955 is Newcastle’s last title of importance.

Player of the decade: Stan Mortensen scored a hat-trick in the 1953 FA Cup Final. He is still the last player to score a hat-trick in an FA Cup Final. 

Mortensen played 317 games scoring 197 goals for Blackpool. He also played 25 caps for England scoring 23 goals.

Results and Scorers FA Cup Finals 1950-59

1950 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Arsenal – Liverpool 2-0

1-0 Lewis 18′, 2-0 Lewis 63′

1951 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Newcastle United – Blackpool 2-0

1-0 Milburn 40′, 2-0 Milburn 45′

1952 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Newcastle United – Arsenal 1-0

1-0 Robledo 84′

1953 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Blackpool – Bolton Wanderers 4-3

0-1 Lofthouse 2′, 1-1 Mortensen 35′, 1-2 Langton 40′, 1-3 Bell 55′, 2-3 Mortensen 68′, 3-3 Mortensen 89′, 4-3 Perry 90+2′

1954 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

West Bromwich Albion – Preston North End 3-2

1-0 Allen 21′, 1-1 Morrison 22′, 1-2 Wayman 51′, 2-2 Allen 63′(pen), 3-2  Griffin 87′

1955 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Newcastle United – Manchester City 3-1

1-0 Milburn 45s, 1-1 Johnstone, 2-1 Mitchell, 3-1 Hannah

1956 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Manchester City – Birmingham City 3-1

1-0 Hayes 3′, 1-1 Kinsey 15′, 2-1 Johnstone 62′, 3-1 Dyson 64′

1957 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Aston Villa – Manchester United 2-1

1-0 McParland 68′, 2-0 McParland 73′, 2-1 Taylor 83′

1958 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Bolton Wanderers – Manchester United 2-0

1-0 Lofthouse 3′, 2-0 Lofthouse 50′

1959 FA Cup Final (Wembley Stadium)

Nottingham Forest – Luton Town 2-1

1-0 Dwight 10′, 2-0 Wilson 14′, 2-1 Pacey 66′

FA Cup Football in the 1960s

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The crowd continued to fill Wembley Stadium when FA Cup Finals were played in the 60′s.

It was a six-digit number of spectators at almost every final. Only one club won the FA Cup more than once during the 1960s.

Spurs won the FA Cup three times in the decade. Leicester City played three finals but lost all. The big clubs from Merseyside and Manchester won the cup one time each.

Second Division team Preston North End came close to upsetting their First Division opponents in 1964 Final.

West Ham trailed with both 0-1 and 1-2 but came back and avoided the upset. Ronnie Boyce scored 3-2 to the Hammers on injury time giving West Ham the club’s first FA Cup title.

Club of the decade: Tottenham Hotspur Football Club was founded in 1882. Spurs won the FA Cup three times in the 1960s (1961, 1962 and 1967).

Thanks to the 2-0 win over Leicester City in 1961 final, the Spurs became the first club to win the double (League + FA Cup) in the twentieth century.

Player of the decade: Spurs striker Bobby Smith scored important goals in both the 1961 and 1962 FA Cup Finals.

He scored 1-0 in 1961 final against Leicester City and he scored important 2-1 in the 1962 final against Burnley. 

Bobby Smith scored 208 goals with the Supes jersey in 317 games. Only Jimmy Greaves has scored more goals for Tottenham.  Smith gained 15 Full caps for England and scored 13 goals.

Results and Scorers FA Cup Finals 1960-69

1960 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Wolverhampton Wanderers – Blackburn Rovers 3-0

1-0 McGrath 41′(o.g.), 2-0 Deeley 67′, 3-0 Deeley 88′

1961 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Tottenham Hotspur – Leicester City 2-0

1-0 Smith 66′, 2-0 Dyson 75′

1962 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Tottenham Hotspur – Burnley 3-1

1-0 Greaves 3′, 1-1 Robson 50, 2-1 Smith 51′, 3-1 Blanchflower 80′(pen.)

1963 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Manchester United – Leicester City 3-1

1-0 Law 30′, 2-0 Herd 57′, 2-1 Keyworth 80′, 3-1 Herd 85′

1964 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

West Ham United – Preston North End 3-2

0-1   Holden 10′, 1-1 Sissons 12′, 1-2 Dawson 40′, 2-2 Hurst 52′, 3-2 Boyce 90′

1965 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Liverpool – Leeds United 2-1 aet

1-0 Hunt 93′, 1-1 Bremner 100′, 2-1 St. John 113′

1966 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Everton – Sheffield Wednesday 3-2

0-1  McCalliog 4′, 0-2 Ford 57′, 1-2 Trebilcock 59′, 2-2 Trebilcock 64′, 3-2 Temple 74′

1967 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Tottenham Hotspur – Chelsea 2-1

1-0 Robertson 40′, 2-0 Saul 67′, Tambling 85′

1968 FA Cup Final (Wembley Stadium)

West Bromwich Albion – Everton 1-0 aet

1-0 Astle 93′

1969 FA Cup Final (Wembley Stadium)

Manchester City – Leicester City 1-0

1-0 Young 24′

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The big clubs dominated the FA Cup in the 70s. Arsenal appeared in four FA Cup Finals, Liverpool and Manchester United appeared in three.

That does not mean there was no room for surprises. Second Division clubs Sunderland and Southampton, each won against First Division teams.

Sunderland played against cup holders Leeds in 1973 final. Sunderland’s Ian Porterfield scored the only goal in the gamer after 31 minutes.

Sunderland’s goalkeeper Jimmy Montgomery played a great match and saved everything that came from the Leeds players. Sunderland became the first Division Two club in 40 years to lift the FA Cup trophy.

Southampton repeated the achievement three years later. Southampton’s striker Bobby Stokes received Jim McCalliog’s pass to score a late winner. This is Southampton’s only triumph in the FA Cup.

Club of the decade: Arsenal Football Club played four FA Cup finals in the 70s and won two of them (1971 and 1979).

Both victories came thanks to late goals. Charlie George scored the winner against Liverpool in the 111th minute.

In 1979 final against Manchester United, it was Alan Sunderland turn to be the last-minute hero for The Gunners.

Man Utd equalized to 2-2 in the 88th minute, but Sunderland scored the winner just a minute later.

Player of the decade: Kevin Keegan scored two goals in Liverpool 3-0 victory against Newcastle in 1974 final.

Keegan won three League titles (1973, 1976 and 1977) with Liverpool in the 1970s. He also won one European Cup with The Reds 1977. Kevin Keegan scored 100 goals in 323 appearances for Liverpool.

Results and Scorers FA Cup Finals 1970-79

1970 FA Cup Final (Replay Old Trafford after 2-2 draw at Wembley Stadium)

Chelsea – Leeds United 2-1 aet

0-1 Jones 35′, 1-1 Osgood 78′, 2-1 Webb 104′

1971 Final in (Wembley Stadium)    

Arsenal – Liverpool 2-1 aet

0-1 Heighway 92′, 1-1 Kelly 101′, 2-1 George 111′

1972 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Leeds United – Arsenal 1-0

1-0 Clarke 53′

1973 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Sunderland – Leeds United 1-0

1-0 Porterfield 31′

1974 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Liverpool – Newcastle United 3-0

1-0 Keegan 57, 2-0 Heighway 74′, 3-0 Keegan 88′

1975 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

West Ham United – Fulham 2-0

1-0 A. Taylor 60′, 2-0 A. Taylor 64′

1976 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Southampton – Manchester United 1-0

1-0 Stokes 83′

1977 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Manchester United – Liverpool 2-1

1-0   Pearson 51′, 1-1 Case 53′ , 2-1 J. Greenhoff 55′

1978 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Ipswich Town – Arsenal 1-0

1-0 Osborne 77′

1979 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Arsenal – Manchester United 3-2

1-0 Talbot 12′, 2-0 Stapleton 43′, 2-1 McQueen 86′, 2-2 McIlroy 88′, 3-2 Sunderland 89′

FA Cup Football in the 1980s

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Coventry City and Wimbledon were two fresh names on the list of FA Cup winners in the 1980s.

Aside from Coventry’s triumph, the FA Cup was dominated by London (4 titles), Merseyside (3 titles) and Manchester (2 titles) during this decade.

The 1980s started with an all-London final. Trevor Brooking’s goal at the beginning of the final was enough to make The Hammers the third Second Division team to win the FA Cup in eight years (Sunderland 1973, Southampton 1976).

The 1986 Final between Liverpool and Everton was the first-ever Merseyside derby in an FA Cup Final.

Everton led through Gary Lineker’s first-half goal and dominated the first half.

Ian Rush equalized ten minutes into the second half. Craig Johnston shortly thereafter put the Reds ahead and a late Rush goal sealed Liverpool’s Cup win.

Three years later they met again in the FA Cup Final. Also this time, Liverpool was the stronger team in the Merseyside derby.

Clubs of the decade: Liverpool and Everton enjoyed a period of almost total domination in the 1980s.

This period is known as the “Mersey Monopoly”. The two Merseyside rivals won eight league titles and three FA cup titles between them that decade.

Liverpool Football Club was founded in 1892. Everton Football Club was established in 1878.

Player of the decade: Liverpool striker Ian Rush scored four goals in the FA Cup Finals this decade.

They were all scored after half time, they were important, and they have scored against local rivals, Everton. 

Rush has scored 346 goals for The Reds. With that, he is by far Liverpool’s best goal scorer of all time.  Ian Rush has won everything there is to win at club level.

Results and Scorers FA Cup Finals 1980-89

1980 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

West Ham United – Arsenal 1-0

1-0 Brooking 13′

1981Final in (Replay after 1-1 draw at Wembley Stadium)

Tottenham Hotspur – Manchester City 3-2

1-0 Villa 8′, 1-1 MacKenzie 11′, 1-2 Reeves 50′(pen), 2-2 Villa 76′, 3-2 Crooks 70′

1982 Final in (Replay after 1-1 draw at Wembley Stadium)

Tottenham Hotspur – Queen’s Park Rangers 1-0

1-0 Hoddle 6′(pen)

1983 Final in (Replay after 2-2 draw at Wembley Stadium )

Manchester United – Brighton & Hove Albion 4-0

1-0 Robson 25′, 2-0 Whiteside 30′, 3-0 Robson 44′, 4-0 Mühren 62′(pen)

1984 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Everton – Watford 2-0

1-0 Sharp 38′, 2-0 Gray 51′

1985 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Manchester United – Everton 1-0 aet

1-0 Whiteside 110′

1986 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Liverpool – Everton 3-1

0-1 Lineker 27′, 1-1 Rush 56′, 2-1 Johnston 62′, 3-1 Rush 83′

1987 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Coventry City – Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 aet

0-1 C. Allen 2′, 1-1 Bennett 8′, 1-2 Mabbutt 40′, 2-2 Houchen 62′, 3-2 Mabbutt 95′(o.g.)

1988 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Wimbledon – Liverpool 1-0

1-0 Sanchez 37′

1989 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Liverpool – Everton 3-2 aet

1-0 Aldridge 4′, 1-1 McCall 89′, 2-1 Rush 95′, 2-2 McCall 102′, 3-2 Rush 104′

FA Cup Football in the 1990s

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All FA Cup titles during the 1990s remained within the trinity London-Manchester-Merseyside.

Three different London clubs (Tottenham, Arsenal x2 and Chelsea) won the FA Cup this decade.

Merseyside clubs won once each, while Manchester United had to lift the trophy four times.

1999 final against Magpies was Manchester United’s fifth FA Cup finals in the 1990s.

Manchester United were already League champions and four days later they would play in the Champions League Final.

The Red Devils claimed a record 10th FA Cup trophy with a 2–0 win in a one-sided affair.

Teddy Sheringham and Paul Scholes scored the goals. Newcastle lost their second consecutive final.

The following Wednesday Manchester United defeated Bayern Munich in a thrilling game, completing a historical Treble (League-FA Cup-Champions League).

Club of the decade: Manchester United Football Club was founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878.

Manchester United played five FA Cup finals in the 1990s and won four of them (1990, 1994, 1996 and 1999).

In addition, they won the league five times (1992/93 to 1993/94, 1995/96, 1996/97and 1998/99), Champions League once (1999), and Cup Winners Cup once (1991).

Player of the decade: Eric Cantona hit home when he came to Manchester United. He was a strong contributor to the club’s success in the 1990s.

Cantona scored the only goal of the game in the 1996 FA Cup Final and became the first player from outside the British Isles to lift the FA Cup trophy as captain.

Results and Scorers FA Cup Finals 1990-99

1990 FA Cup Final (Replay at Wembley Stadium after 3-3 draw)

Manchester United – Crystal Palace 1-0

1-0 Martin 59′

1991 Final (Wembley Stadium)

Tottenham Hotspur – Nottingham Forest 2-1 aet

0-1 Pearce 16′, 1-1 Stewart 55′, 2-1 Walker 94′(o.g.)

1992 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Liverpool – Sunderland 2-0

1-0 Thomas 47′, 2-0 Rush 68′

1993 Final in (Replay at Wembley Stadium after 1-1 draw)

Arsenal – Sheffield Wednesday 2-1

1-0 Wright 34′, 1-1 Waddle 68′, 2-1 Linighan 119′

1994 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Manchester United – Chelsea 4-0

1-0 Cantona 60′(pen), 2-0 Cantona 66′(pen), 3-0 Hughes 69′, 4-0 McClair 92′

1995 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Everton – Manchester United 1-0

1-0 Rideout 30′

1996 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Manchester United – Liverpool 1-0

1-0 Cantona 85′

1997 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Chelsea – Middlesbrough 2-0

1-0 Di Matteo 1′, 2-0 Newton 83′

1998 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Arsenal – Newcastle United 2- 0

1-0 Overmars 23′, 2-0 Anelka 69′

1999 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Manchester United – Newcastle United 2-0

1-0 Sheringham 11′, 2-0 Scholes 53′

FA Cup Football in the 2000s

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Had it not been for Portsmouth who won 2008 final against Cardiff City 1-0. London-Manchester-Merseyside clubs would have started the new millennium just like the last one ended, with a monopoly on the FA Cup trophy.

Wembley Stadium was torn down after the first FA Cup Final in the new millennium.

The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff became a temporary home for the FA Cup Finals (2001-2006).

Liverpool became the first club to win the FA Cup at the Millennium Stadium thanks to two late goals by Michael Owen.

Extra time had to decide the first final at the new Wembley Stadium that was played between Chelsea and Manchester United. Didier Drogba scored the only goal in the game four minutes before the shootout.

Player of the decade: The powerful Chelsea striker Didier Drogba decided 2007 final with the only goal in the game, and in 2009 final he scored the important 1-1 goal in the 2-1 victory against Everton.

Club of the decade: Chelsea Football Club was founded in 1905. In the new millennium’s first decade, the Blues played in four FA Cup Finals and won three of them (2000, 2007 and 2009).

 He was not only important for Chelsea in the FA Cup, he also helped Chelsea to win the Premier League three times (2004/05, 2005/06, 2009/10), and Champions League once (2011/12)

Results and Scorers FA Cup Finals 2000-09

2000 FA Cup Final (Wembley Stadium)

Chelsea – Aston Villa 1-0

1-0 Di Matteo 73′

2001 Final in (Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)

Liverpool – Arsenal 2-1

0-1 Ljungberg 72′, 1-1 Owen 83′, 2-1 Owen 88′

2002 Final in (Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)

Arsenal – Chelsea 2-0

1-0 Parlour 70′, 2-0 Ljungberg  80′

2003 Final in (Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)

Arsenal – Southampton 1-0

1-0 Pirès 38′

2004 Final in (Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)

Manchester United – Millwall 3-0

1-0 Ronaldo 44′, 2-0 Van Nistelrooy 65′(pen), 3-0 Van Nistelrooy 81′

2005 FA Cup Final (Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)

Arsenal – Manchester United 0-0 (Arsenal won 5-4 on penalties)

Scholes missed his penalty

2006 Final in (Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)

Liverpool – West Ham United 3-3 (Liverpool won 3-1 on penalties)

0-1 Carragher 21′(o.g.), 0-2 Ashton 28′, 1-2 Cissé 32′, 2-2 Gerrard  54′, 2-2 Konchesky 63′, 3-3 Gerrard 90+1′

Zamora, Konchesky, and Ferdinand missed penalties for West Ham. Hyypiä missed for Liverpool

2007 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Chelsea – Manchester United 1-0 aet

1-0 Drogba 116′

2008 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Portsmouth – Cardiff City 1-0

1-0 Kanu 37′

2009 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Chelsea – Everton 2-1

0-1 Saha 1′, 1-1 Drogba 21′, 2-1 Lampard 72′

FA CUP Football in the 2010s

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Four FA Finals have so far been played in the 2010s. Chelsea has won two titles, Manchester City and Wigan have won one each.

Drogba has continued his fine goalscoring record in the FA Finals.

2010 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Chelsea – Portsmouth 1-0

1-0 Drogba 59′

2011 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Manchester City – Stoke City 1-0

1-0 Y. Touré 74′

2012 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Chelsea – Liverpool 2-1

1-0 Ramires 11′, 2-0 Drogba 52′, 2-1 Carroll 64′

2013 Final in (Wembley Stadium)

Wigan Athletic – Manchester City 1-0

1-0 Watson 90+1′




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