2014–15 FA Cup

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2014–15 FA Cup
Football Association Challenge Cup
Arsenal FA Cup Winners Parade (18345792582).jpg
Arsenal's victory parade following their 12th title
CountryEngland
Guernsey
Wales
Dates16 August 2014 – 30 May 2015
Teams736
ChampionsArsenal (12th title)
Runners-up Aston Villa
Matches played154
Attendance2,099,192 (13,631 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Saido Berahino
Paul Gallagher
Jon Stead
(5 goals each)
2015–16
(Note: All statistics do not include qualifying play-offs)

The 2014–15 FA Cup, also called the 2014–15 FA Challenge Cup, [1] was the 134th occurrence of the FA Cup, the main domestic cup in English football and the oldest knockout competition in the world. [2] It was the first season when the BBC and BT Sport hosted televised matches, seven years after the BBC lost the rights to ITV. [3] The 2014–15 season's Cup also marked the first time that 3G (third generation) artificial pitches were allowed in all rounds of the competition, designed to lower costs for maintenance. [4] After Queens Park Rangers (the first English artificial pitch, from 1981 to 1988), Luton Town, Oldham Athletic and Preston North End trialled artificial pitches in the 1980s, they were made illegal in 1995. [4]

Contents

The defending champions were Premier League side Arsenal, after they beat Hull City 3–2 in the previous final on 17 May 2014. [5]

The semi-finals took place at Wembley Stadium, as they have since 2008, to offset the cost of the new stadium, despite protestations from some supporters. [6] The stadium also hosted the final.

The winner of the FA Cup earns automatic qualification to the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League group stages. However, as Arsenal qualified for the UEFA Champions League via their league position, Southampton, the highest placed team in the 2014–15 Premier League not already Europe-qualified took this Europa League place. In a change to Europa League rules, qualifying slots for national cup winners no longer pass to the runners-up if the winners have already qualified through their league. [7]

Arsenal retained the trophy, beating Aston Villa 4–0 in the final. [8]

Notably, EFL Championship side Reading F.C. reached the semi-finals, for only the second time in their history.

Teams

RoundClubs
remaining
Clubs
involved
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Leagues entering
at this round
First Round Proper 124803248 EFL League One
EFL League Two
Second Round Proper 844040nonenone
Third Round Proper 64642044 Premier League
EFL Championship
Fourth Round Proper 323232nonenone
Fifth Round Proper 161616nonenone
Quarter-finals 888nonenone
Semi-finals 444nonenone
Final 222nonenone

Qualifying rounds

All of the competing teams that were not members of either the Premier League or the Football League had to compete in the qualifying rounds to win a place in the First Round Proper. [1]

First Round Proper

The First Round draw took place on 27 October 2014 at 19:00, at St George's Park. A total of 80 teams competed, 32 of which had progressed from the Fourth Qualifying Round and 48 from League One and League Two of the Football League. The lowest ranked sides in this round were Norton United and Warrington Town, both of whom competed at level 8 of English football.

7 November 2014 Warrington Town (8) 1–0 Exeter City (4)Cantilever Park, Warrington
19:55Robinson Soccerball shade.svg 7' Report Attendance: 2,400
Referee: David Coote
8 November 2014 Yeovil Town (3) 1–0 Crawley Town (3) Huish Park, Yeovil
15:00 Hiwula Soccerball shade.svg 7' Report Attendance: 2,355
Referee: Phil Gibbs
8 November 2014 York City (4)1–1 AFC Wimbledon (4) Bootham Crescent, York
15:00 Hyde Soccerball shade.svg 8' Report Frampton Soccerball shade.svg 22'Attendance: 2,085
Referee: Mark Brown
18 November 2014Replay AFC Wimbledon (4) 3–1 York City (4) Kingsmeadow, Kingston upon Thames
19:45 Smith Soccerball shade.svg 71'
Tubbs Soccerball shade.svg 81', 90+1'
Report Fletcher Soccerball shade.svg 5'Attendance: 2,048
Referee: Peter Bankes
8 November 2014 Walsall (3)2–2 Shrewsbury Town (4) Bescot Stadium, Walsall
15:00 Bradshaw Soccerball shade.svg 56', 90' Report Ellis Soccerball shade.svg 5'
Collins Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Attendance: 3,546
Referee: Darren Deadman
18 November 2014Replay Shrewsbury Town (4) 1–0 Walsall (3) New Meadow, Shrewsbury
19:45 Lawrence Soccerball shade.svg 53' Report Attendance: 4,222
Referee: Darren Deadman
8 November 2014 Eastleigh (5) 2–1 Lincoln City (5) Ten Acres, Eastleigh
15:00 McAllister Soccerball shade.svg 9'
Strevens Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Report Sam-Yorke Soccerball shade.svg 73'Attendance: 873
Referee: Nick Kinseley
8 November 2014 Basingstoke Town (6)1–1 AFC Telford United (5)The Camrose, Basingstoke
15:00Flood Soccerball shade.svg 50' Report McDonald Soccerball shade.svg 18'Attendance: 1,251
Referee: Richard Martin
18 November 2014Replay AFC Telford United (5) 2–1 Basingstoke Town (6) New Bucks Head, Telford
19:45Parry Soccerball shade.svg 11'
Gray Soccerball shade.svg 33'
Report Soares Soccerball shade.svg 52'Attendance: 1,006
Referee: Carl Berry
8 November 2014 Dagenham & Redbridge (4)0–0 Southport (5) Victoria Road, Dagenham
15:00 Report Attendance: 1,172
Referee: Keith Hill
18 November 2014Replay Southport (5) 2–0 Dagenham & Redbridge (4) Merseyrail Community Stadium, Southport
19:45 Marsden Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Hattersley Soccerball shade.svg 58' (pen.)
Report Attendance: 1,472
Referee: Darren Drysdale
8 November 2014 Peterborough United (3) 2–1 Carlisle United (4) London Road, Peterborough
15:00 Burgess Soccerball shade.svg 42', 90' Report Asamoah Soccerball shade.svg 8'Attendance: 3,168
Referee: Scott Mathieson
8 November 2014 Cheltenham Town (4) 5–0 Swindon Town (3) Whaddon Road, Cheltenham
15:00 Harrison Soccerball shade.svg 10', 53', 84'
Gornell Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Richards Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Report Attendance: 3,470
Referee: Carl Boyeson
8 November 2014 Bromley (6)3–4 Dartford (5) Hayes Lane, Bromley
15:00Dennis Soccerball shade.svg 1'
Ademola Soccerball shade.svg 58'
Waldren Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Report Harris Soccerball shade.svg 48'
Hayes Soccerball shade.svg 57'
E. Bradbrook Soccerball shade.svg 65'
T. Bradbrook Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Attendance: 4,105
Referee: Steven Rushton
8 November 2014 Barnet (5)1–3 Wycombe Wanderers (4) The Hive Stadium, Barnet
15:00 Akinde Soccerball shade.svg 3' Report Hayes Soccerball shade.svg 34' (pen.)
Pierre Soccerball shade.svg 59'
Wood Soccerball shade.svg 74'
Attendance: 2,410
Referee: Oliver Langford
8 November 2014 Gillingham (3)1–2 Bristol City (3) Priestfield Stadium, Gillingham
15:00 Kedwell Soccerball shade.svg 81' (pen.) Report Cunningham Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Emmanuel-Thomas Soccerball shade.svg 77'
Attendance: 2,654
Referee: Pat Miller
8 November 2014 Crewe Alexandra (3)0–0 Sheffield United (3) Gresty Road, Crewe
15:00 Report Attendance: 3,222
Referee: Mick Russell
18 November 2014Replay Sheffield United (3) 2–0 Crewe Alexandra (3) Bramall Lane, Sheffield
19:45 Flynn Soccerball shade.svg 19', 77' Report Attendance: 5,987
Referee: Geoff Eltringham
8 November 2014 Grimsby Town (5)1–3 Oxford United (4) Blundell Park, Cleethorpes
15:00 Pearson Soccerball shade.svg 80' Report Roberts Soccerball shade.svg 35', 42'
Rose Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Attendance: 3,241
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
8 November 2014 Tranmere Rovers (4) 1–0 Bristol Rovers (5) Prenton Park, Tranmere
15:00 Power Soccerball shade.svg 54' (pen) Report Attendance: 3,559
Referee: Darren England
8 November 2014 Southend United (4)1–2 Chester (5) Roots Hall, Southend
15:00 Corr Soccerball shade.svg 31' (pen.) Report Heneghan Soccerball shade.svg 5'
Mahon Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Attendance: 4,047
Referee: Graham Horwood
8 November 2014 Luton Town (4) 4–2 Newport County (4) Kenilworth Road, Luton
15:00 Guttridge Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Benson Soccerball shade.svg 58'
Miller Soccerball shade.svg 77'
Howells Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Report Klukowski Soccerball shade.svg 51'
O'Connor Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Attendance: 3,656
Referee: Chris Sarginson
8 November 2014 Bury (4) 3–1 Hemel Hempstead Town (6) Gigg Lane, Bury
15:00 Tutte Soccerball shade.svg 16'
Cameron Soccerball shade.svg 88'
Nardiello Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Report Potton Soccerball shade.svg 10'Attendance: 2,944
Referee: Andy Haines
8 November 2014 Cambridge United (4) 1–0 Fleetwood Town (3) Abbey Stadium, Cambridge
15:00 Appiah Soccerball shade.svg 80' Report Attendance: 2,870
Referee: Gary Sutton
8 November 2014 Northampton Town (4)0–0 Rochdale (3) Sixfields Stadium, Northampton
15:00 Report Attendance: 2,790
Referee: Kevin Johnson
18 November 2014Replay Rochdale (3) 2–1 Northampton Town (4) Spotland, Rochdale
19:45 Noble-Lazarus Soccerball shade.svg 85'
Lancashire Soccerball shade.svg 90+4'
Report Toney Soccerball shade.svg 4'Attendance: 1,717
Referee: Richard Clark
8 November 2014 Dover Athletic (5) 1–0 Morecambe (4) Crabble Athletic Ground, River
15:00 Payne Soccerball shade.svg 45' Report Attendance: 1,609
Referee: Michael Bull
8 November 2014 Port Vale (3)3–4 Milton Keynes Dons (3) Vale Park, Burslem, Staffordshire
15:00 Williamson Soccerball shade.svg 11'
N'Guessan Soccerball shade.svg 44', 85'
Report Afobe Soccerball shade.svg 31', 59' (pen)
Baker Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Green Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Attendance: 4,120
Referee: Charles Breakspear
8 November 2014 Plymouth Argyle (4) 2–0 AFC Fylde (6) Home Park, Plymouth
15:00 Hartley Soccerball shade.svg 28'
Morgan Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Report Attendance: 5,153
Referee: James Linington
8 November 2014 Barnsley (3) 5–0 Burton Albion (4) Oakwell, Barnsley
15:00 Winnall Soccerball shade.svg 40', 42', 74'
Hourihane Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Cole Soccerball shade.svg 83'
Report Attendance: 5,158
Referee: David Webb
8 November 2014 Hartlepool United (4) 2–0 East Thurrock United (7) Victoria Park, Hartlepool
15:00 Franks Soccerball shade.svg 32', 86' Report Attendance: 2,800
Referee: Ben Toner
8 November 2014 Oldham Athletic (3) 1–0 Leyton Orient (3) Boundary Park, Oldham
15:00 Jones Soccerball shade.svg 38' Report Attendance: 3,034
Referee: Seb Stockbridge
9 November 2014 FC Halifax Town (5)1–2 Bradford City (3) The Shay, Halifax
12:00Maynard Soccerball shade.svg 3' Report Stead Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Morais Soccerball shade.svg 53'
Attendance: 8,042
Referee: Andy D'Urso
9 November 2014 Coventry City (3)1–2 Worcester City (6) Ricoh Arena, Coventry
14:00 Johnson Soccerball shade.svg 81' Report Geddes Soccerball shade.svg 41' (pen.), 55'Attendance: 8,439
Referee: Ross Joyce
9 November 2014 Braintree Town (5)0–6 Chesterfield (3) Cressing Road, Braintree
14:00 Report Doyle Soccerball shade.svg 20', 90'
O'Shea Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Clucas Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Roberts Soccerball shade.svg 53'
Clerima Soccerball shade.svg 74' (o.g.)
Attendance: 1,206
Referee: Brendan Malone
9 November 2014 Portsmouth (4)2–2 Aldershot Town (5) Fratton Park, Portsmouth
14:00 Wallace Soccerball shade.svg 16' (pen.)
Hollands Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Report Roberts Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Molesley Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Attendance: 11,095
Referee: Paul Tierney
19 November 2014Replay Aldershot Town (5) 1–0 Portsmouth (4) Electrical Services Stadium, Aldershot
19:45 Molesley Soccerball shade.svg 81' Report Attendance: 5,374
Referee: Stuart Attwell
9 November 2014 Wrexham (5) 3–0 Woking (5) Racecourse Ground, Wrexham
14:00 Ashton Soccerball shade.svg 19'
York Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Bishop Soccerball shade.svg 43'
Report Attendance: 2,253
Referee: Simon Bennett
9 November 2014 Blyth Spartans (7) 4–1 Altrincham (5) Croft Park, Blyth
14:00Dale Soccerball shade.svg 4' (pen.), 86'
Maguire Soccerball shade.svg 61', 88'
Report Perry Soccerball shade.svg 72'Attendance: 1,763
Referee: Martin Coy
9 November 2014 Forest Green Rovers (5)0–2 Scunthorpe United (3) The New Lawn, Nailsworth
14:00 Report McSheffrey Soccerball shade.svg 20', 60'Attendance: 1,791
Referee: Graham Scott
9 November 2014 Gosport Borough (6)3–6 Colchester United (3) Privett Park, Gosport
14:00Bennett Soccerball shade.svg 39', 53'
Wort Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Report Massey Soccerball shade.svg 14'
Watt Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Sears Soccerball shade.svg 26', 78'
Gilbey Soccerball shade.svg 45+1'
Szmodics Soccerball shade.svg 90+2'
Attendance: 2,013
Referee: Lee Collins
9 November 2014 Norton United (8)0–4 Gateshead (5) Norton Cricket Club & MW Institute, Stoke-on-Trent
14:00 Report Rodman Soccerball shade.svg 11'
Ramshaw Soccerball shade.svg 39', 43', 74'
Attendance: 1,762
Referee: Lee Swabey
9 November 2014 Stevenage (4)0–0 Maidstone United (7) Broadhall Way, Stevenage
14:00 Report Attendance: 2,935
Referee: Brett Huxtable
20 November 2014Replay Maidstone United (7) 2–1 Stevenage (4) Gallagher Stadium, Maidstone
19:45 Collin Soccerball shade.svg 2', 87' Report Charles Soccerball shade.svg 47'Attendance: 2,226
Referee: Simon Hooper
9 November 2014 Notts County (3)0–0 Accrington Stanley (4) Meadow Lane, Nottingham
15:00 Report Attendance: 3,661
Referee: Darren Bond
18 November 2014Replay Accrington Stanley (4) 2–1 Notts County (3) Crown Ground, Accrington
19:45 Joyce Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Carver Soccerball shade.svg 49'
Report Murray Soccerball shade.svg 12'Attendance: 1,026
Referee: Eddie Ilderton
10 November 2014 Havant & Waterlooville (6)0–3 Preston North End (3) West Leigh Park, Havant
20:00 Report Robinson Soccerball shade.svg 7', 30', 81' (pen.)Attendance: 2,382
Referee: Stephen Martin
18 November 2014 Weston-super-Mare (6)1–4 Doncaster Rovers (3) Woodspring Stadium, Weston-super-Mare
19:45 Monelle Soccerball shade.svg 90+3' Report Main Soccerball shade.svg 16', 36'
Coppinger Soccerball shade.svg 45+1'
Wellens Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Attendance: 2,949
Referee: Tim Robinson
18 November 2014 Mansfield Town (4)1–1 Concord Rangers (6) Field Mill, Mansfield
19:45 Glozier Soccerball shade.svg 17' (o.g.) Report Chiedozie Soccerball shade.svg 18'Attendance: 2,023
Referee: Kevin Wright
25 November 2014Replay Concord Rangers (6)0–1 Mansfield Town (4) The Aspect Arena, Canvey Island
19:45 Report Palmer Soccerball shade.svg 61'Attendance: 1,537
Referee: Andy Davies

Second Round Proper

The Second Round draw took place on 10 November 2014 at 19:00, at the National Football Museum. A total of forty teams competed, all of which had progressed from the First Round. The lowest ranked side in this round was Warrington Town, who competed at level 8 of English football. Chesterfield initially faced expulsion from the tournament after fielding an ineligible player, [9] but were required to play their second round fixture against Milton Keynes Dons again. [10]

Scunthorpe United's penalty win over Worcester City set a new competition record for most penalty kicks taken with 32. [11]

5 December 2014 Hartlepool United (4)1–2 Blyth Spartans (7) Victoria Park, Hartlepool
19:55 Franks Soccerball shade.svg 31' Report Turnbull Soccerball shade.svg 56'
Rivers Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Attendance: 3,735
Referee: Andrew Madley
6 December 2014 Oxford United (4)2–2 Tranmere Rovers (4) Kassam Stadium, Oxford
15:00 Barnett Soccerball shade.svg 59', 64' Report Stockton Soccerball shade.svg 33'
Koumas Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Attendance: 4,681
Referee: Mark Haywood
16 December 2014Replay Tranmere Rovers (4) 2–1 Oxford United (4) Prenton Park, Birkenhead
19:45 Odejayi Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Power Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Report Potter Soccerball shade.svg 29'Attendance: 3,296
Referee: Mick Russell
6 December 2014 Bury (4)1–1 Luton Town (4) Gigg Lane, Bury
15:00 Nardiello Soccerball shade.svg 90' Report Cullen Soccerball shade.svg 51'Attendance: 2,790
Referee: Nigel Miller
16 December 2014Replay Luton Town (4) 1–0 Bury (4) Kenilworth Road, Luton
19:45 Rooney Soccerball shade.svg 48' Report Attendance: 2,923
Referee: Oliver Langford
6 December 2014 Accrington Stanley (4)1–1 Yeovil Town (3) Crown Ground, Accrington
15:00 Aldred Soccerball shade.svg 64' Report Clarke Soccerball shade.svg 30'Attendance: 1,440
Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge
16 December 2014Replay Yeovil Town (3) 2–0 Accrington Stanley (4) Huish Park, Yeovil
19:45 Gillett Soccerball shade.svg 84'
Moore Soccerball shade.svg 88'
Report Attendance: 6,373
Referee: James Linington
6 December 2014 Milton Keynes Dons (3)0–1 [note 1] [12] Chesterfield (3) Stadium mk, Milton Keynes
15:00 Report Gnanduillet Soccerball shade.svg 53'Attendance: 5,591
Referee: Keith Stroud
2 January 2015Replay Milton Keynes Dons (3)0–1 Chesterfield (3) Stadium mk, Milton Keynes
19:45 Report Roberts Soccerball shade.svg 43'Attendance: 8,040
Referee: Stephen Martin
6 December 2014 Oldham Athletic (3)0–1 Doncaster Rovers (3) Boundary Park, Oldham
15:00 Report Kusunga Soccerball shade.svg 86' (o.g.)Attendance: 3,242
Referee: Lee Collins
6 December 2014 Preston North End (3) 1–0 Shrewsbury Town (4) Deepdale, Preston
15:00 Huntington Soccerball shade.svg 19' Report Attendance: 6,011
Referee: David Webb
6 December 2014 Sheffield United (3) 3–0 Plymouth Argyle (4) Bramall Lane, Sheffield
15:00 Baxter Soccerball shade.svg 55' (pen.), 62' (pen.)
McNulty Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Report Attendance: 7,348
Referee: Gary Sutton
6 December 2014 Cambridge United (4)2–2 Mansfield Town (4) Abbey Stadium, Cambridge
15:00 Chadwick Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Appiah Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Report Bingham Soccerball shade.svg 3'
Champion Soccerball shade.svg 81' (o.g.)
Attendance: 3,869
Referee: Darren Bond
16 December 2014Replay Mansfield Town (4)0–1 Cambridge United (4) Field Mill, Mansfield
19:45 Report Kaikai Soccerball shade.svg 10'Attendance: 1,920
Referee: Carl Boyeson
6 December 2014 Wrexham (5) 3–1 Maidstone United (7) Racecourse Ground, Wrexham
17:30 Smith Soccerball shade.svg 19'
Bishop Soccerball shade.svg 57' (pen.), 87'
Report Flisher Soccerball shade.svg 63'Attendance: 3,093
Referee: Scott Mathieson
7 December 2014 Gateshead (5) 2–0 Warrington Town (8) Gateshead International Stadium, Gateshead
12:00 Pattison Soccerball shade.svg 8'
Wright Soccerball shade.svg 90+1'
Report Attendance: 2,874
Referee: James Adcock
7 December 2014 Scunthorpe United (3)1–1 Worcester City (6) Glanford Park, Scunthorpe
14:00 Madden Soccerball shade.svg 35' Report Nti Soccerball shade.svg 46'Attendance: 5,606
Referee: Graham Salisbury
17 December 2014Replay Worcester City (6)1–1 (a.e.t.)
(13–14 p)
Scunthorpe United (3) Aggborough, Kidderminster
19:45Geddes Soccerball shade.svg 69' Report Madden Soccerball shade.svg 45+2'Attendance: 4,339
Referee: Andy D'Urso
Penalties
Geddes Soccerball shad check.svg
Wright Soccerball shade cross.svg
Deeney Soccerball shad check.svg
Weir Soccerball shad check.svg
Thomas Soccerball shad check.svg
Jackman Soccerball shade cross.svg
Williams Soccerball shad check.svg
Dunkley Soccerball shad check.svg
Hutchinson Soccerball shad check.svg
Vaughan Soccerball shad check.svg
Geddes Soccerball shad check.svg
Wright Soccerball shad check.svg
Deeney Soccerball shad check.svg
Weir Soccerball shad check.svg
Thomas Soccerball shade cross.svg
Soccerball shad check.svg Madden
Soccerball shad check.svg Williams
Soccerball shad check.svg Hawkridge
Soccerball shad check.svg Taylor
Soccerball shade cross.svg Llera
Soccerball shade cross.svg Sparrow
Soccerball shad check.svg Bishop
Soccerball shad check.svg Boyce
Soccerball shad check.svg Davey
Soccerball shad check.svg Slocombe
Soccerball shad check.svg Madden
Soccerball shad check.svg Williams
Soccerball shad check.svg Hawkridge
Soccerball shad check.svg Taylor
Soccerball shad check.svg Llera
7 December 2014 Southport (5) 2–1 Eastleigh (5) Merseyrail Community Stadium, Southport
14:00 Brodie Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Evans Soccerball shade.svg 71'
Report Constable Soccerball shade.svg 41'Attendance: 2,169
Referee: Geoff Eltringham
7 December 2014 Barnsley (3)0–0 Chester (5) Oakwell, Barnsley
14:00 Report Attendance: 7,227
Referee: Darren Handley
16 December 2014Replay Chester (5)0–3 Barnsley (3) Deva Stadium, Chester
19:45 Report Hemmings Soccerball shade.svg 16'
Jennings Soccerball shade.svg 63', 88'
Attendance: 3,534
Referee: Keith Hill
7 December 2014 Bradford City (3) 4–1 Dartford (5) Coral Windows Stadium, Bradford
14:00 Clarke Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Stead Soccerball shade.svg 31'
Morais Soccerball shade.svg 58'
Yeates Soccerball shade.svg 59'
Report Noble Soccerball shade.svg 64'Attendance: 5,373
Referee: Andy Woolmer
7 December 2014 Cheltenham Town (4)0–1 Dover Athletic (5) Whaddon Road, Cheltenham
14:00 Report Essam Soccerball shade.svg 83'Attendance: 3,552
Referee: Dean Whitestone
7 December 2014 Bristol City (3) 1–0 AFC Telford United (5) Ashton Gate, Bristol
14:00 Agard Soccerball shade.svg 90' Report Attendance: 6,678
Referee: Jeremy Simpson
7 December 2014 Aldershot Town (5)0–0 Rochdale (3) Electrical Services Stadium, Aldershot
14:00 Report Attendance: 3,143
Referee: Philip Gibbs
16 December 2014Replay Rochdale (3) 4–1 Aldershot Town (5) Spotland Stadium, Rochdale
19:45 Done Soccerball shade.svg 31', 81', 88'
Vincenti Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Report Fitchett Soccerball shade.svg 73'Attendance: 2,077
Referee: Mark Brown
7 December 2014 Wycombe Wanderers (4)0–1 AFC Wimbledon (4) Adams Park, High Wycombe
14:00 Report Rigg Soccerball shade.svg 56'Attendance: 3,196
Referee: Christopher Kavanagh
7 December 2014 Colchester United (3) 1–0 Peterborough United (3) Colchester Community Stadium, Colchester
16:30 Moncur Soccerball shade.svg 90+1' Report Attendance: 2,905
Referee: Tony Harrington

Third Round Proper

The Third Round draw took place on 8 December 2014 at 19:00, at The Deep in Hull, and was broadcast live on BBC Two. [13] A total of 64 teams competed, 20 of which had progressed from the Second Round and 44 clubs from the Premier League and Football League Championship. The lowest ranked side in this round was Blyth Spartans, who compete at level 7 of English football.

2 January 2015 Cardiff City (2) 3–1 Colchester United (3) Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
19:45 Ralls Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Harris Soccerball shade.svg 53'
Jones Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Report Sears Soccerball shade.svg 74'Attendance: 4,194
Referee: James Linington
3 January 2015 Charlton Athletic (2)1–2 Blackburn Rovers (2) The Valley, London
15:00 Guðmundsson Soccerball shade.svg 55' Report Taylor Soccerball shade.svg 4', 59'Attendance: 8,727
Referee: Keith Stroud
3 January 2015 Rochdale (3) 1–0 Nottingham Forest (2) Spotland Stadium, Rochdale
15:00 Vincenti Soccerball shade.svg 12' (pen.) Report Attendance: 6,791
Referee: Gary Sutton
3 January 2015 West Bromwich Albion (1) 7–0 Gateshead (5) The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
15:00 Berahino Soccerball shade.svg 42', 46', 53', 90+2'
Anichebe Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Brunt Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Morrison Soccerball shade.svg 79'
Report Attendance: 16,593
Referee: Andrew Madley
3 January 2015 Blyth Spartans (7)2–3 Birmingham City (2) Croft Park, Blyth
15:00Dale Soccerball shade.svg 35', 41' Report Novak Soccerball shade.svg 52'
Thomas Soccerball shade.svg 55', 58'
Attendance: 3,644
Referee: Mike Jones
3 January 2015 Rotherham United (2)1–5 AFC Bournemouth (2) New York Stadium, Rotherham
15:00 Brindley Soccerball shade.svg 10' Report MacDonald Soccerball shade.svg 44'
Stanislas Soccerball shade.svg 58'
Fraser Soccerball shade.svg 63'
Kermorgant Soccerball shade.svg 67', 71'
Attendance: 5,875
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
3 January 2015 Huddersfield Town (2)0–1 Reading (2) John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield
15:00 Report Blackman Soccerball shade.svg 69'Attendance: 7,980
Referee: Phil Gibbs
3 January 2015 Tranmere Rovers (4)2–6 Swansea City (1) Prenton Park, Birkenhead
15:00 Power Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Stockton Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Report Dyer Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Carroll Soccerball shade.svg 49'
Barrow Soccerball shade.svg 58'
Gomis Soccerball shade.svg 77', 90+4'
Routledge Soccerball shade.svg 85'
Attendance: 10,007
Referee: Paul Tierney
3 January 2015 Bolton Wanderers (2) 1–0 Wigan Athletic (2) Macron Stadium, Bolton
15:00 Clough Soccerball shade.svg 76' Report Attendance: 16,788
Referee: Phil Dowd
3 January 2015 Millwall (2)3–3 Bradford City (3) The Den, London
15:00 McDonald Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Fuller Soccerball shade.svg 66', 83'
Report Knott Soccerball shade.svg 6', 76'
Nelson Soccerball shade.svg 70' (o.g.)
Attendance: 5,470
Referee: David Webb
14 January 2015Replay Bradford City (3) 4–0 Millwall (2) Coral Windows Stadium, Bradford
19:45 Hanson Soccerball shade.svg 8'
Stead Soccerball shade.svg 17'
Halliday Soccerball shade.svg 39'
Knott Soccerball shade.svg 57'
Report Attendance: 11,859
Referee: James Adcock
3 January 2015 Derby County (2) 1–0 Southport (5) Pride Park Stadium, Derby
15:00 Martin Soccerball shade.svg 90+3' (pen.) Report Attendance: 20,201
Referee: Graham Scott
3 January 2015 Brentford (2)0–2 Brighton & Hove Albion (2) Griffin Park, London
15:00 Report Dunk Soccerball shade.svg 88'
O'Grady Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Attendance: 8,542
Referee: David Coote
3 January 2015 Fulham (2)0–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (2) Craven Cottage, London
15:00 Report Attendance: 11,879
Referee: Lee Probert
13 January 2015Replay Wolverhampton Wanderers (2)3–3 (a.e.t.)
(3–5 p)
Fulham (2) Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
19:45 Edwards Soccerball shade.svg 71', 109'
Van La Parra Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Report Woodrow Soccerball shade.svg 27', 76'
McCormack Soccerball shade.svg 120+2' (pen.)
Attendance: 8,148
Referee: David Coote
Penalties
Edwards Soccerball shad check.svg
Doherty Soccerball shade cross.svg
Evans Soccerball shad check.svg
Clarke Soccerball shad check.svg
Soccerball shad check.svg McCormack
Soccerball shad check.svg Woodrow
Soccerball shad check.svg Stafylidis
Soccerball shad check.svg Roberts
Soccerball shad check.svg Rodallega
3 January 2015 Leicester City (1) 1–0 Newcastle United (1) King Power Stadium, Leicester
15:00 Ulloa Soccerball shade.svg 39' Report Attendance: 23,212
Referee: Lee Mason
3 January 2015 Cambridge United (4) 2–1 Luton Town (4) Abbey Stadium, Cambridge
15:00 Simpson Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Donaldson Soccerball shade.svg 66'
Report Harriman Soccerball shade.svg 74'Attendance: 7,063
Referee: Tony Harrington
3 January 2015 Barnsley (3)0–2 Middlesbrough (2) Oakwell, Barnsley
15:00 Report Vossen Soccerball shade.svg 48'
Ayala Soccerball shade.svg 84'
Attendance: 9,473
Referee: Dean Whitestone
3 January 2015 Preston North End (3) 2–0 Norwich City (2) Deepdale, Preston
15:00 Gallagher Soccerball shade.svg 71', 84' Report Attendance: 9,807
Referee: Stuart Attwell
3 January 2015 Doncaster Rovers (3)1–1 Bristol City (3) Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster
15:00 McCullough Soccerball shade.svg 50' Report M. Smith Soccerball shade.svg 75'Attendance: 5,671
Referee: Scott Duncan
13 January 2015Replay Bristol City (3) 2–0 Doncaster Rovers (3) Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol
19:45 Emmanuel-Thomas Soccerball shade.svg 36', 79' Report Attendance: 6,951
Referee: Darren Bond
4 January 2015 Dover Athletic (5)0–4 Crystal Palace (1) Crabble Athletic Ground, River
13:00 Report Dann Soccerball shade.svg 10', 34'
Gayle Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Doyle Soccerball shade.svg 87'
Attendance: 5,645
Referee: Andre Marriner
4 January 2015 Sunderland (1) 1–0 Leeds United (2) Stadium of Light, Sunderland
13:00 Van Aanholt Soccerball shade.svg 33' Report Attendance: 30,302
Referee: Mike Dean
4 January 2015 Queens Park Rangers (1)0–3 Sheffield United (3) Loftus Road, London
13:00 Report McNulty Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Campbell-Ryce Soccerball shade.svg 49', 90+4'
Attendance: 12,972
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
4 January 2015 Aston Villa (1) 1–0 Blackpool (2) Villa Park, Birmingham
15:00 Benteke Soccerball shade.svg 88' Report Attendance: 21,837
Referee: Chris Foy
4 January 2015 Manchester City (1) 2–1 Sheffield Wednesday (2) Etihad Stadium, Manchester
15:00 Milner Soccerball shade.svg 66', 90+1' Report Nuhiu Soccerball shade.svg 14'Attendance: 44,309
Referee: Michael Oliver
4 January 2015 Southampton (1)1–1 Ipswich Town (2) St Mary's Stadium, Southampton
15:00 Schneiderlin Soccerball shade.svg 33' Report Ambrose Soccerball shade.svg 19'Attendance: 31,201
Referee: Martin Atkinson
14 January 2015Replay Ipswich Town (2)0–1 Southampton (1) Portman Road, Ipswich
19:55 Report Long Soccerball shade.svg 19'Attendance: 27,933
Referee: Graham Scott
4 January 2015 Stoke City (1) 3–1 Wrexham (5) Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent
15:00 Arnautović Soccerball shade.svg 80'
Ireland Soccerball shade.svg 88', 90+3'
Report Carrington Soccerball shade.svg 73'Attendance: 19,423
Referee: Simon Hooper
4 January 2015 Yeovil Town (3)0–2 Manchester United (1) Huish Park, Yeovil
15:30 Report Herrera Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Di María Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Attendance: 9,264
Referee: Craig Pawson
4 January 2015 Chelsea (1) 3–0 Watford (2) Stamford Bridge, London
16:00 Willian Soccerball shade.svg 58'
Rémy Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Zouma Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Report Attendance: 41,010
Referee: Kevin Friend
4 January 2015 Arsenal (1) 2–0 Hull City (1) Emirates Stadium, London
17:30 Mertesacker Soccerball shade.svg 20'
Sánchez Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Report Attendance: 59,439
Referee: Robert Madley
5 January 2015 Burnley (1)1–1 Tottenham Hotspur (1) Turf Moor, Burnley
19:45 Vokes Soccerball shade.svg 73' Report Chadli Soccerball shade.svg 56'Attendance: 9,348
Referee: Roger East
14 January 2015Replay Tottenham Hotspur (1) 4–2 Burnley (1) White Hart Lane, London
20:00 Paulinho Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Capoue Soccerball shade.svg 45+2'
Chiricheș Soccerball shade.svg 49'
Rose Soccerball shade.svg 52'
Report Sordell Soccerball shade.svg 3'
Wallace Soccerball shade.svg 8'
Attendance: 24,367
Referee: Craig Pawson
5 January 2015 AFC Wimbledon (4)1–2 Liverpool (1) Kingsmeadow, Kingston upon Thames
19:55 Akinfenwa Soccerball shade.svg 36' Report Gerrard Soccerball shade.svg 12', 62'Attendance: 4,784
Referee: Jonathan Moss
6 January 2015 Everton (1)1–1 West Ham United (1) Goodison Park, Liverpool
19:45 Lukaku Soccerball shade.svg 90+1' Report Collins Soccerball shade.svg 56'Attendance: 22,236
Referee: Anthony Taylor
13 January 2015Replay West Ham United (1) 2–2 (a.e.t.)
(9–8 p)
Everton (1) Boleyn Ground, London
19:45 Valencia Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Cole Soccerball shade.svg 113'
Report Mirallas Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Lukaku Soccerball shade.svg 97'
Attendance: 25,301
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
Penalties
Noble Soccerball shad check.svg
Nolan Soccerball shad check.svg
Carroll Soccerball shad check.svg
Cresswell Soccerball shad check.svg
Downing Soccerball shade cross.svg
Cole Soccerball shad check.svg
Valencia Soccerball shad check.svg
Amalfitano Soccerball shad check.svg
Jenkinson Soccerball shad check.svg
Adrián Soccerball shad check.svg
Soccerball shad check.svg Mirallas
Soccerball shade cross.svg Naismith
Soccerball shad check.svg Lukaku
Soccerball shad check.svg Baines
Soccerball shad check.svg Oviedo
Soccerball shad check.svg Barry
Soccerball shad check.svg Stones
Soccerball shad check.svg Jagielka
Soccerball shad check.svg Coleman
Soccerball shade cross.svg Robles
6 January 2015 Scunthorpe United (3)2–2 Chesterfield (3) Glanford Park, Scunthorpe
19:45 Davey Soccerball shade.svg 18'
Taylor Soccerball shade.svg 44'
Report Doyle Soccerball shade.svg 71' (pen.)
O'Shea Soccerball shade.svg 85'
Attendance: 4,307
Referee: Mark Haywood
13 January 2015Replay Chesterfield (3) 2–0 (a.e.t.) Scunthorpe United (3) Proact Stadium, Chesterfield
19:45 Clucas Soccerball shade.svg 105', 116' Report Attendance: 6,815
Referee: Keith Hill

Fourth Round Proper

The Fourth Round draw took place on 5 January 2015 at 19:30, in the clubhouse of AFC Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow, Kingston upon Thames, and was broadcast live on BBC One. [14] [15] [16] In the draw the title holders Arsenal drew a trip to Brighton against Brighton & Hove Albion while the lowest ranked side in this round, Cambridge United (who compete at level 4 of English football) drew Premier League club Manchester United. [17] A total of 32 teams competed, all of which had progressed from the third round.

23 January 2015 Cambridge United (4)0–0 Manchester United (1) Abbey Stadium, Cambridge
19:55 Report Attendance: 7,987
Referee: Chris Foy
3 February 2015Replay Manchester United (1) 3–0 Cambridge United (4) Old Trafford, Manchester
19:45 Mata Soccerball shade.svg 25'
Rojo Soccerball shade.svg 32'
Wilson Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Report Attendance: 74,511
Referee: Jonathan Moss
24 January 2015 Blackburn Rovers (2) 3–1 Swansea City (1) Ewood Park, Blackburn
12:45 Taylor Soccerball shade.svg 23'
Gestede Soccerball shade.svg 78'
Conway Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Report Sigurðsson Soccerball shade.svg 21'Attendance: 5,928
Referee: Craig Pawson
24 January 2015 Southampton (1)2–3 Crystal Palace (1) St Mary's Stadium, Southampton
15:00 Pellè Soccerball shade.svg 9'
Dann Soccerball shade.svg 16' (o.g.)
Report Chamakh Soccerball shade.svg 11', 39'
Sanogo Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Attendance: 31,320
Referee: Jonathan Moss
24 January 2015 Chelsea (1) 2–4 Bradford City (3) Stamford Bridge, London
15:00 Cahill Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Ramires Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Report Stead Soccerball shade.svg 41'
Morais Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Halliday Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Yeates Soccerball shade.svg 90+4'
Attendance: 41,014
Referee: Andre Marriner
24 January 2015 Derby County (2) 2–0 Chesterfield (3) iPro Stadium, Derby
15:00 Bent Soccerball shade.svg 20'
Hughes Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Report Attendance: 28,392
Referee: David Webb
24 January 2015 Preston North End (3)1–1 Sheffield United (3) Deepdale, Preston
15:00 Gallagher Soccerball shade.svg 19' Report De Girolamo Soccerball shade.svg 68'Attendance: 10,770
Referee: Keith Stroud
3 February 2015Replay Sheffield United (3)1–3 Preston North End (3) Bramall Lane, Sheffield
19:45 Murphy Soccerball shade.svg 38' Report Gallagher Soccerball shade.svg 63', 73' (pen.)
Huntington Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Attendance: 13,161
Referee: Lee Probert
24 January 2015 Birmingham City (2)1–2 West Bromwich Albion (1) St Andrew's, Birmingham
15:00 Grounds Soccerball shade.svg 45+1' Report Anichebe Soccerball shade.svg 25', 35'Attendance: 28,438
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
24 January 2015 Cardiff City (2)1–2 Reading (2) Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
15:00 Jones Soccerball shade.svg 25' Report Norwood Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Robson-Kanu Soccerball shade.svg 88'
Attendance: 11,750
Referee: Lee Probert
24 January 2015 Tottenham Hotspur (1)1–2 Leicester City (1) White Hart Lane, London
15:00 Townsend Soccerball shade.svg 19' (pen.) Report Ulloa Soccerball shade.svg 83'
Schlupp Soccerball shade.svg 90+2'
Attendance: 35,548
Referee: Robert Madley
24 January 2015 Sunderland (1)0–0 Fulham (2) Stadium of Light, Sunderland
15:00 Report Attendance: 22,961
Referee: Anthony Taylor
3 February 2015Replay Fulham (2)1–3 Sunderland (1) Craven Cottage, London
19:45 Rodallega Soccerball shade.svg 28' Report Bettinelli Soccerball shade.svg 61' (o.g.)
Álvarez Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Gómez Soccerball shade.svg 90+3' (pen.)
Attendance: 14,777
Referee: Paul Tierney
24 January 2015 Manchester City (1)0–2 Middlesbrough (2) Etihad Stadium, Manchester
15:00 Report Bamford Soccerball shade.svg 53'
Kike Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Attendance: 44,836
Referee: Phil Dowd
24 January 2015 Liverpool (1)0–0 Bolton Wanderers (2) Anfield, Liverpool
17:30 Report Attendance: 43,847
Referee: Kevin Friend
4 February 2015Replay Bolton Wanderers (2)1–2 Liverpool (1) Macron Stadium, Bolton
19:45 Guðjohnsen Soccerball shade.svg 59' (pen.) Report Sterling Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Coutinho Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Attendance: 22,171
Referee: Roger East
25 January 2015 Bristol City (3)0–1 [note 2] West Ham United (1) Ashton Gate, Bristol
14:00 Report Sakho Soccerball shade.svg 81'Attendance: 12,682
Referee: Lee Mason
25 January 2015 Aston Villa (1) 2–1 AFC Bournemouth (2) Villa Park, Birmingham
15:00 Gil Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Weimann Soccerball shade.svg 71'
Report Wilson Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'Attendance: 27,415
Referee: Mike Dean
25 January 2015 Brighton & Hove Albion (2)2–3 Arsenal (1) Falmer Stadium, Brighton
16:00 O'Grady Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Baldock Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Report Walcott Soccerball shade.svg 2'
Özil Soccerball shade.svg 24'
Rosický Soccerball shade.svg 59'
Attendance: 30,278
Referee: Michael Oliver
26 January 2015 Rochdale (3)1–4 Stoke City (1) Spotland Stadium, Rochdale
20:00 Bennett Soccerball shade.svg 78' Report Krkić Soccerball shade.svg 4'
Ireland Soccerball shade.svg 52'
Moses Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Walters Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Attendance: 7,443
Referee: Martin Atkinson

Fifth Round Proper

The Fifth Round draw took place on 26 January 2015 at 19:20 on The One Show , which was broadcast live on BBC One, and the matches took place between 14 and 16 February 2015. [19] In the draw, title holders Arsenal drew Middlesbrough (who eliminated Manchester City in fourth round) and Bradford City (who eliminated Chelsea in fourth round) were rewarded a home tie against Sunderland. [20] The lowest ranked sides in this round were Bradford City and Preston North End (who competed at level 3 of English football)

14 February 2015 West Bromwich Albion (1) 4–0 West Ham United (1) The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
12:45 Ideye Soccerball shade.svg 20', 57'
Morrison Soccerball shade.svg 42'
Berahino Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Report Attendance: 19,956
Referee: Martin Atkinson
14 February 2015 Blackburn Rovers (2) 4–1 Stoke City (1) Ewood Park, Blackburn
15:00 King Soccerball shade.svg 36', 50', 55'
Gestede Soccerball shade.svg 45+7' (pen.)
Report Crouch Soccerball shade.svg 10'Attendance: 13,934
Referee: Anthony Taylor
14 February 2015 Derby County (2)1–2 Reading (2) iPro Stadium, Derby
15:00 Bent Soccerball shade.svg 61' Report Robson-Kanu Soccerball shade.svg 53'
Yakubu Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Attendance: 21,337
Referee: Craig Pawson
14 February 2015 Crystal Palace (1)1–2 Liverpool (1) Selhurst Park, London
17:30 Campbell Soccerball shade.svg 15' Report Sturridge Soccerball shade.svg 49'
Lallana Soccerball shade.svg 58'
Attendance: 20,391
Referee: Robert Madley
15 February 2015 Aston Villa (1) 2–1 Leicester City (1) Villa Park, Birmingham
12:30 Bacuna Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Sinclair Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Report Kramarić Soccerball shade.svg 90+1'Attendance: 28,098
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
15 February 2015 Bradford City (3) 2–0 Sunderland (1) Coral Windows Stadium, Bradford
14:30 O'Shea Soccerball shade.svg 3' (o.g.)
Stead Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Report Attendance: 24,021
Referee: Kevin Friend
15 February 2015 Arsenal (1) 2–0 Middlesbrough (2) Emirates Stadium, London
16:00 Giroud Soccerball shade.svg 27', 29' Report Attendance: 59,823
Referee: Mike Dean
16 February 2015 Preston North End (3)1–3 Manchester United (1) Deepdale, Preston
19:45 Laird Soccerball shade.svg 47' Report Herrera Soccerball shade.svg 65'
Fellaini Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Rooney Soccerball shade.svg 88' (pen.)
Attendance: 21,348
Referee: Phil Dowd

Sixth Round Proper

The Sixth Round draw took place on 16 February 2015 at 19:35 on BBC One, [21] and the regular matches were played between 7 and 9 March. The lowest ranked side in this round were Bradford City (who competed at level 3 of English football). [22]

7 March 2015 Bradford City (3)0–0 Reading (2) Coral Windows Stadium, Bradford
12:45 GMT Report Attendance: 24,321
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
16 March 2015Replay Reading (2) 3–0 Bradford City (3) Madejski Stadium, Reading
19:45 GMT Robson-Kanu Soccerball shade.svg 6'
McCleary Soccerball shade.svg 9'
Mackie Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Report Attendance: 22,908
Referee: Mike Jones
7 March 2015 Aston Villa (1) 2–0 West Bromwich Albion (1) Villa Park, Birmingham
17:30 GMT Delph Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Sinclair Soccerball shade.svg 85'
Report Attendance: 39,592
Referee: Anthony Taylor
8 March 2015 Liverpool (1)0–0 Blackburn Rovers (2) Anfield, Liverpool
16:00 GMT Report Attendance: 43,820
Referee: Andre Marriner
8 April 2015Replay Blackburn Rovers (2)0–1 Liverpool (1) Ewood Park, Blackburn
19:45 BST Report Coutinho Soccerball shade.svg 70'Attendance: 28,415
Referee: Kevin Friend
9 March 2015 Manchester United (1)1–2 Arsenal (1) Old Trafford, Manchester
19:45 GMT Rooney Soccerball shade.svg 29' Report Monreal Soccerball shade.svg 25'
Welbeck Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Attendance: 74,285
Referee: Michael Oliver

Semi-finals

The semi-final draw took place on 9 March 2015 at approximately 21:45, at Old Trafford, Manchester, and was broadcast on BBC One after the match between Manchester United and Arsenal. [23] In the draw, title holders Arsenal drew Reading, while Aston Villa drew Liverpool. [24] The matches were played at Wembley Stadium on 18 and 19 April 2015. [25] The lowest ranked side in this round were Reading (who competed at level 2 of English football). [26]

Reading (2)1–2 (a.e.t.) Arsenal (1)
McCleary Soccerball shade.svg 54' Report Sánchez Soccerball shade.svg 40', 105+1'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 84,081
Referee: Martin Atkinson

Aston Villa (1)2–1 Liverpool (1)
Benteke Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Delph Soccerball shade.svg 54'
Report Coutinho Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 85,416
Referee: Michael Oliver

Final

Arsenal (1)4–0 Aston Villa (1)
Walcott Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Sánchez Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Mertesacker Soccerball shade.svg 62'
Giroud Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Report
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 89,283
Referee: Jonathan Moss

Top scorers

RankPlayerClubGoals [27]
1 Flag of England.svg Saido Berahino West Bromwich Albion 5
Flag of Scotland.svg Paul Gallagher Preston North End
Flag of England.svg Jon Stead Bradford City
4 Flag of England.svg Robert Dale Blyth Spartans 4
Flag of Chile.svg Alexis Sánchez Arsenal
622 players3

Broadcasting rights

The domestic broadcasting rights for the competition were held by the BBC and subscription channel BT Sport. The BBC regained the rights from ITV after six years, while BT Sport extended its existing deal carried over from obtaining ESPN's rights in February 2013. [28] The FA Cup Final had to be broadcast live on UK terrestrial television under the Ofcom code of protected sporting events. [29]

These matches were broadcast live on UK television:

RoundBT SportBBC
First Round Proper [30] [31] FC Halifax Town v Bradford City
Havant & Waterlooville v Preston North End
Aldershot Town v Portsmouth (Replay)
Maidstone United v Stevenage (Replay)
Warrington Town v Exeter City
Second Round Proper [32] [33] Gateshead v Warrington Town
Colchester United v Peterborough United
Chester v Barnsley (Replay)
Worcester City v Scunthorpe United (Replay)
Hartlepool United v Blyth Spartans
Wrexham [34] v Maidstone United (BBC Wales)
Third Round Proper [35] Dover Athletic v Crystal Palace
Yeovil Town v Manchester United
Everton v West Ham United
West Ham United v Everton (Replay)
Arsenal v Hull City
AFC Wimbledon v Liverpool
Cardiff City v Colchester United [36] (BBC Wales)
Ipswich Town v Southampton (Replay)
Fourth Round Proper [37] Liverpool v Bolton Wanderers
Brighton and Hove Albion v Arsenal
Rochdale v Stoke City
Manchester United v Cambridge United (Replay)

Cambridge United v Manchester United
Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City (BBC Wales)
Bristol City v West Ham United
Bolton Wanderers v Liverpool (Replay) [38]

Fifth Round Proper [39] West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United
Crystal Palace v Liverpool
Arsenal v Middlesbrough

Aston Villa v Leicester City
Preston North End v Manchester United

Sixth Round Proper [40] Bradford City v Reading
Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool (Replay) [41]
Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion
Manchester United v Arsenal
Reading v Bradford City (Replay) [42]
Semi-Finals [43] Aston Villa v Liverpool [44] Reading v Arsenal [45]
Final Arsenal v Aston Villa

Welsh language channel S4C broadcast the first round proper match between Wrexham and Woking. This was the only FA Cup match of the season that S4C broadcast. [46]

International broadcasters

CountryBroadcaster
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania Tring Sport
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Sporting Telenet
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil ESPN Brasil
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Sportsnet World
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark SBS Discovery Channel (Kanal 5, 6'eren, 7'eren)
Flag of France.svg  France beIN Sport
Flag of India.svg  India Star Sports
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Fox Sports
Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal Star Sports
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Fox Sports
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway TV2
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden TV10
Flag of the United States.svg  United States Fox Sports
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Viasat sport Baltic

Notes

  1. On 15 December, the Football Association ordered that the match be replayed, due to Chesterfield fielding an ineligible player.
  2. West Ham were fined £71,000 for fielding Diafra Sakho after he had been withdrawn from the Senegal squad for the 2015 African Cup of Nations. However, they were allowed to remain in the competition. [18]

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The 2015–16 season is Rochdale's 109th year in existence and their second consecutive season in League One. Along with competing in League One, the club will also participate in the FA Cup, League Cup and JP Trophy. The season covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

The 2015–16 season was Shrewsbury Town's 130th year in existence and their first season back in League One after gaining promotion the previous season. Much of the season was spent fighting relegation, with safety only secured following the final home match of the season where despite losing to Peterborough United, same day defeats for Blackpool and Doncaster Rovers ensured another season of League One football with one game to spare.

The 2015–16 FA Cup was the 135th edition of the oldest recognised football tournament in the world. It was sponsored by Emirates, and known as The Emirates FA Cup for sponsorship purposes. It began with the Extra Preliminary Round on 15 August 2015, and concluded with the final on 21 May 2016. The FA Cup winner qualifies for the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League group stage.

The 2015–16 Football League Cup was the 56th season of the Football League Cup. It began on 11 August 2015 and concluded on 28 February 2016. It is a knock-out competition for the top 92 football clubs played in English football league system.

The 2016–17 FA Cup was the 136th edition of the oldest recognised football tournament in the world. It was sponsored by Emirates, and known as The Emirates FA Cup for sponsorship purposes. 736 clubs were accepted into the tournament, and it began with the Extra Preliminary Round on 6 August 2016, and concluded with the final on 27 May 2017. The winner qualified for the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League group stage.

The 2017–18 FA Cup was the 137th edition of the oldest recognised football tournament in the world. It was sponsored by Emirates, and known as The Emirates FA Cup for sponsorship purposes. 737 clubs were accepted into the tournament. It began with the Extra Preliminary Round on 5 August 2017, and concluded with the final on 19 May 2018. The winners qualified for the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League group stage.

The 2018–19 FA Cup was the 138th edition of the oldest football tournament in the world. It was sponsored by Emirates and known as The Emirates FA Cup for sponsorship purposes. It started with the Extra Preliminary Round on the weekend of 11 August 2018 and concluded with the final on 18 May 2019.

The 2019–20 FA Cup was the 139th edition of the oldest football tournament in the world. It was sponsored by Emirates and known as The Emirates FA Cup for sponsorship purposes.

The 2020–21 FA Cup was the 140th edition of the oldest football tournament in the world, the Football Association Challenge Cup. It was sponsored by Emirates and known as the Emirates FA Cup for sponsorship purposes. The winners qualified for the 2021–22 UEFA Europa League group stage.

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