|Champions|| Tottenham Hotspur |
The 1966–67 FA Cup was the 86th season of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. Tottenham Hotspur won the competition for the fifth time, beating Chelsea 2–1 in the first all-London final. The game was played at Wembley.
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Matches were scheduled to be played at the stadium of the team named first on the date specified for each round, which was always a Saturday. Some matches, however, might be rescheduled for other days if there were clashes with games for other competitions or the weather was inclement. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played, a replay would take place at the stadium of the second-named team later the same week. If the replayed match was drawn further replays would be held until a winner was determined. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played in a replay, a 30-minute period of extra time would be played.
|First Round Qualifying||Saturday 3 September 1966|
|Second Round Qualifying||Saturday 17 September 1966|
|Third Round Qualifying||Saturday 1 October 1966|
|Fourth Round Qualifying||Saturday 15 October 1966|
|First Round Proper||Saturday 26 November 1966|
|Second Round Proper||Saturday 7 January 1967|
|Third Round Proper||Saturday 28 January 1967|
|Fourth Round Proper||Saturday 18 February 1967|
|Fifth Round Proper||Saturday 11 March 1967|
|Sixth Round Proper||Saturday 8 April 1967|
|Semi-Finals||Saturday 29 April 1967|
|Final||Saturday 20 May 1967|
At this stage clubs from the Football League Third and Fourth Divisions joined those non-league clubs having come through the qualifying rounds. Matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 26 November 1966. Ten were drawn and went to replays two, three or four days later. Of these, four required second replays, and two third replays.
The Football League Third Division was the third tier of the English football league system in 1920–21 and again from 1958 until 1992. With the formation of the FA Premier League the division become the fourth tier. In 2004 following the formation of the Football League Championship, the division league was renamed Football League Two.
The Fourth Division of the Football League was the fourth-highest division in the English football league system from the 1958–59 season until the creation of the Premier League prior to the 1992–93 season. Whilst the division disappeared in name in 1992, the 4th tier of English football continued as the Football League Third Division, and later became known as Football League Two.
Non-League football describes football leagues played outside the top leagues of a country. Usually it describes leagues which are not fully professional. The term is primarily used for football in England, where it describes football played at a level below that of the Premier League and the three divisions of the English Football League. The term non-League was commonly used well before 1992 when the top football clubs in England all belonged to The Football League ; all clubs who were not a part of The Football League were therefore 'non-League' clubs. The term can be confusing as the vast majority of non-league football clubs in England play in a type of league. Currently, a non-League team would be any club playing in the National League and below and therefore would not play in the EFL Cup.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date|
|1||Enfield||6–0||Chesham United||26 November 1966|
|2||Ashford Town||4–1||Cambridge City||26 November 1966|
|3||Chester||2–5||Middlesbrough||26 November 1966|
|4||Darlington||0–0||Stockport County||26 November 1966|
|Replay||Stockport County||1–1||Darlington||29 November 1966|
|Replay||Darlington||4–2||Stockport County||5 December 1966|
|5||Horsham||0–3||Swindon Town||26 November 1966|
|6||Bournemouth||3–0||Welton Rovers||26 November 1966|
|7||Bath City||1–0||Sutton United||26 November 1966|
|8||Grantham||2–1||Wimbledon||26 November 1966|
|9||Rochdale||1–3||Barrow||26 November 1966|
|10||Watford||1–0||Southend United||26 November 1966|
|11||Yeovil Town||1–3||Oxford United||26 November 1966|
|12||Walsall||2–0||St Neots Town||26 November 1966|
|13||Folkestone||2–2||Swansea Town||26 November 1966|
|Replay||Swansea Town||7–2||Folkestone||29 November 1966|
|14||Gillingham||4–1||Tamworth||26 November 1966|
|15||Crewe Alexandra||1–1||Grimsby Town||26 November 1966|
|Replay||Grimsby Town||0–1||Crewe Alexandra||30 November 1966|
|16||Lincoln City||3–4||Scunthorpe United||26 November 1966|
|17||Gainsborough Trinity||0–1||Colchester United||26 November 1966|
|18||Shrewsbury Town||5–2||Hartlepools United||26 November 1966|
|19||Wrexham||3–2||Chesterfield||26 November 1966|
|20||Bishop Auckland||1–1||Blyth Spartans||26 November 1966|
|Replay||Blyth Spartans||0–0||Bishop Auckland||30 November 1966|
|Replay||Bishop Auckland||3–3||Blyth Spartans||5 December 1966|
|Replay||Blyth Spartans||1–4||Bishop Auckland||8 December 1966|
|21||Tranmere Rovers||1–1||Wigan Athletic||26 November 1966|
|Replay||Wigan Athletic||0–1||Tranmere Rovers||28 November 1966|
|22||Wycombe Wanderers||1–1||Bedford Town||26 November 1966|
|Replay||Bedford Town||3–3||Wycombe Wanderers||30 November 1966|
|Replay||Wycombe Wanderers||1–1||Bedford Town||5 December 1966|
|Replay||Bedford Town||3–2||Wycombe Wanderers||8 December 1966|
|23||Oxford City||2–2||Bristol Rovers||26 November 1966|
|Replay||Bristol Rovers||4–0||Oxford City||29 November 1966|
|24||Queens Park Rangers||3–2||Poole Town||26 November 1966|
|25||Barnsley||3–1||Southport||26 November 1966|
|26||Brentford||1–0||Chelmsford City||26 November 1966|
|27||Bradford City||1–2||Port Vale||26 November 1966|
|28||Oldham Athletic||3–1||Notts County||26 November 1966|
|29||Bradford Park Avenue||3–2||Witton Albion||26 November 1966|
|30||Exeter City||1–1||Luton Town||26 November 1966|
|Replay||Luton Town||2–0||Exeter City||1 December 1966|
|31||Mansfield Town||4–1||Bangor City||26 November 1966|
|32||Halifax Town||2–2||Doncaster Rovers||26 November 1966|
|Replay||Doncaster Rovers||1–3||Halifax Town||29 November 1966|
|33||Newport County||1–2||Brighton & Hove Albion||26 November 1966|
|34||Wealdstone||0–2||Nuneaton Borough||26 November 1966|
|35||York City||0–0||Morecambe||26 November 1966|
|Replay||Morecambe||1–1||York City||30 November 1966|
|Replay||York City||1–0||Morecambe||8 December 1966|
|36||Aldershot||2–1||Torquay United||26 November 1966|
|37||Peterborough United||4–1||Hereford United||26 November 1966|
|38||South Shields||1–4||Workington||26 November 1966|
|39||Hendon||1–3||Reading||26 November 1966|
|40||Orient||2–1||Lowestoft Town||26 November 1966|
The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 7 January 1967. Five matches were drawn, with replays taking place later the same week. The Middlesbrough–York City match required a second game to settle the contest. This was the last time that the Second Round of the FA Cup was scheduled for January, rather than the typical December.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date|
|1||Enfield||2–4||Watford||7 January 1967|
|2||Barrow||2–1||Tranmere Rovers||7 January 1967|
|3||Bath City||0–5||Brighton & Hove Albion||7 January 1967|
|4||Grantham||0–4||Oldham Athletic||7 January 1967|
|5||Walsall||3–1||Gillingham||7 January 1967|
|6||Crewe Alexandra||2–1||Darlington||7 January 1967|
|7||Middlesbrough||1–1||York City||7 January 1967|
|Replay||York City||0–0||Middlesbrough||11 January 1967|
|Replay||Middlesbrough||4–1||York City||16 January 1967|
|8||Swindon Town||5–0||Ashford Town||10 January 1967|
|9||Shrewsbury Town||5–1||Wrexham||7 January 1967|
|10||Bishop Auckland||0–0||Halifax Town||7 January 1967|
|Replay||Halifax Town||7–0||Bishop Auckland||10 January 1967|
|11||Queens Park Rangers||2–0||Bournemouth||7 January 1967|
|12||Barnsley||1–1||Port Vale||7 January 1967|
|Replay||Port Vale||1–3||Barnsley||16 January 1967|
|13||Bristol Rovers||3–2||Luton Town||7 January 1967|
|14||Bradford Park Avenue||3–1||Workington||11 January 1967|
|15||Mansfield Town||2–1||Scunthorpe United||7 January 1967|
|16||Aldershot||1–0||Reading||16 January 1967|
|17||Colchester United||0–3||Peterborough United||7 January 1967|
|18||Nuneaton Borough||2–0||Swansea Town||7 January 1967|
|19||Oxford United||1–1||Bedford Town||11 January 1967|
|Replay||Bedford Town||1–0||Oxford United||16 January 1967|
|20||Orient||0–0||Brentford||7 January 1967|
|Replay||Brentford||3–1||Orient||10 January 1967|
The 44 First and Second Division clubs entered the competition at this stage. The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 28 January 1967. Eleven matches were drawn and went to replays, one of which (Hull City–Portsmouth) required a second replay.
The Football League First Division is a former division of The Football League, now known as the English Football League. Between 1888 and 1992 it was the top-level division in the English football league system. Following the creation of the FA Premier League it was a second-level division. In 2004 it was rebranded as the Football League Championship, and in 2016 adopted its current name of EFL Championship.
The Football League Second Division was the second level division in the English football league system between 1892 and 1992. Following the foundation of the FA Premier League, it became the third level division. Following the creation of the Football League Championship in 2004–05 it was re-branded as Football League One.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date|
|1||Barrow||2–2||Southampton||28 January 1967|
|Replay||Southampton||3–0||Barrow||1 February 1967|
|2||Burnley||0–0||Everton||28 January 1967|
|Replay||Everton||2–1||Burnley||31 January 1967|
|3||Bury||2–0||Walsall||28 January 1967|
|4||Preston North End||0–1||Aston Villa||28 January 1967|
|5||Watford||0–0||Liverpool||28 January 1967|
|Replay||Liverpool||3–1||Watford||1 February 1967|
|6||Nottingham Forest||2–1||Plymouth Argyle||28 January 1967|
|7||Blackburn Rovers||1–2||Carlisle United||28 January 1967|
|8||Sheffield Wednesday||3–0||Queens Park Rangers||28 January 1967|
|9||Bolton Wanderers||1–0||Crewe Alexandra||28 January 1967|
|10||Sunderland||5–2||Brentford||28 January 1967|
|11||Ipswich Town||4–1||Shrewsbury Town||28 January 1967|
|12||Manchester City||2–1||Leicester City||28 January 1967|
|13||Barnsley||1–1||Cardiff City||28 January 1967|
|Replay||Cardiff City||2–1||Barnsley||31 January 1967|
|14||Bristol Rovers||0–3||Arsenal||28 January 1967|
|15||Northampton Town||1–3||West Bromwich Albion||28 January 1967|
|16||Coventry City||3–4||Newcastle United||28 January 1967|
|17||West Ham United||3–3||Swindon Town||28 January 1967|
|Replay||Swindon Town||3–1||West Ham United||31 January 1967|
|18||Manchester United||2–0||Stoke City||28 January 1967|
|19||Norwich City||3–0||Derby County||28 January 1967|
|20||Millwall||0–0||Tottenham Hotspur||28 January 1967|
|Replay||Tottenham Hotspur||1–0||Millwall||1 February 1967|
|21||Hull City||1–1||Portsmouth||28 January 1967|
|Replay||Portsmouth||2–2||Hull City||1 February 1967|
|Replay||Hull City||1–3||Portsmouth||6 February 1967|
|22||Oldham Athletic||2–2||Wolverhampton Wanderers||28 January 1967|
|Replay||Wolverhampton Wanderers||4–1||Oldham Athletic||1 February 1967|
|23||Bradford Park Avenue||1–3||Fulham||28 January 1967|
|24||Huddersfield Town||1–2||Chelsea||28 January 1967|
|25||Bedford Town||2–6||Peterborough United||28 January 1967|
|26||Mansfield Town||2–0||Middlesbrough||28 January 1967|
|27||Halifax Town||1–1||Bristol City||28 January 1967|
|Replay||Bristol City||4–1||Halifax Town||31 January 1967|
|28||Charlton Athletic||0–1||Sheffield United||28 January 1967|
|29||Leeds United||3–0||Crystal Palace||28 January 1967|
|30||Aldershot||0–0||Brighton & Hove Albion||28 January 1967|
|Replay||Brighton & Hove Albion||3–1||Aldershot||1 February 1967|
|31||Birmingham City||2–1||Blackpool||28 January 1967|
|32||Nuneaton Borough||1–1||Rotherham United||28 January 1967|
|Replay||Rotherham United||1–0||Nuneaton Borough||31 January 1967|
The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 18 February 1967. Six matches were drawn and went to replays. The replays were all played three or four days later, except for the Fulham–Sheffield United match which was settled on the 1 March.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date|
|1||Bristol City||1–0||Southampton||18 February 1967|
|2||Liverpool||1–0||Aston Villa||18 February 1967|
|3||Nottingham Forest||3–0||Newcastle United||18 February 1967|
|4||Sheffield Wednesday||4–0||Mansfield Town||18 February 1967|
|5||Bolton Wanderers||0–0||Arsenal||18 February 1967|
|Replay||Arsenal||3–0||Bolton Wanderers||22 February 1967|
|6||Wolverhampton Wanderers||1–1||Everton||18 February 1967|
|Replay||Everton||3–1||Wolverhampton Wanderers||21 February 1967|
|7||Sunderland||7–1||Peterborough United||18 February 1967|
|8||Swindon Town||2–1||Bury||18 February 1967|
|9||Ipswich Town||2–0||Carlisle United||18 February 1967|
|10||Tottenham Hotspur||3–1||Portsmouth||18 February 1967|
|11||Fulham||1–1||Sheffield United||18 February 1967|
|Replay||Sheffield United||3–1||Fulham||1 March 1967|
|12||Brighton & Hove Albion||1–1||Chelsea||18 February 1967|
|Replay||Chelsea||4–0||Brighton & Hove Albion||22 February 1967|
|13||Manchester United||1–2||Norwich City||18 February 1967|
|14||Cardiff City||1–1||Manchester City||18 February 1967|
|Replay||Manchester City||3–1||Cardiff City||22 February 1967|
|15||Leeds United||5–0||West Bromwich Albion||18 February 1967|
|16||Rotherham United||0–0||Birmingham City||18 February 1967|
|Replay||Birmingham City||2–1||Rotherham United||21 February 1967|
The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 11 March 1967. Three games required replays three or four days later, and only one of these replays finished not in a draw. The second replays took place on 20 March.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date|
|1||Nottingham Forest||0–0||Swindon Town||11 March 1967|
|Replay||Swindon Town||1–1||Nottingham Forest||14 March 1967|
|Replay||Nottingham Forest||3–0||Swindon Town||20 March 1967|
|2||Sunderland||1–1||Leeds United||11 March 1967|
|Replay||Leeds United||1–1||Sunderland||15 March 1967|
|Replay||Sunderland||1–2||Leeds United||20 March 1967|
|3||Everton||1–0||Liverpool||11 March 1967|
|4||Tottenham Hotspur||2–0||Bristol City||11 March 1967|
|5||Manchester City||1–1||Ipswich Town||11 March 1967|
|Replay||Ipswich Town||0–3||Manchester City||14 March 1967|
|6||Norwich City||1–3||Sheffield Wednesday||11 March 1967|
|7||Chelsea||2–0||Sheffield United||11 March 1967|
|8||Birmingham City||1–0||Arsenal||11 March 1967|
The four quarter-final ties were scheduled to be played on 8 April 1969. The Tottenham–Birmingham City game was replayed four days later following a draw.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date|
|1||Nottingham Forest||3–2||Everton||8 April 1967|
|2||Chelsea||1–0||Sheffield Wednesday||8 April 1967|
|3||Leeds United||1–0||Manchester City||8 April 1967|
|4||Birmingham City||0–0||Tottenham Hotspur||8 April 1967|
|Replay||Tottenham Hotspur||6–0||Birmingham City||12 April 1967|
The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 29 April 1967 with no replays required. Spurs and Chelsea came through the semi final round to meet at Wembley.
|Tottenham Hotspur||2–1||Nottingham Forest|
| Greaves |
|Report|| Hennessey |
The 1967 FA Cup Final was contested by Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday 20 May 1967. The match was the first ever all-London final and finished 2–1 to Spurs.
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|Tottenham Hotspur||2 – 1||Chelsea|
| Robertson |
| Tambling |
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