The FA Cup semi-finals are played to determine which teams will contest the FA Cup Final. They are the penultimate phase of the FA Cup, the oldest football tournament in the world.
The FA Cup Final, commonly referred to in England as just the Cup Final, is the last match in the Football Association Challenge Cup. It is one of the most attended domestic football events in the world, with an official attendance of 89,472 at the 2017 final. The match is the culmination of a knockout competition among clubs belonging to The Football Association in England, although Scottish and Irish teams competed in the early years and Welsh teams regularly compete, with Cardiff City winning the Cup in 1927 and reaching the final in 1925 and 2008.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.
The semi-finals have always been contested at neutral venues. Since 2008, all semi-finals have been held at Wembley. In the past any suitably large ground which was not the home ground of a team in that semi-final was used. Villa Park in Birmingham, Old Trafford in Manchester, and Hillsborough in Sheffield were common hosts.
The original Wembley Stadium was a football stadium in Wembley Park, London, which stood on the same site now occupied by its successor, the new Wembley Stadium. The demolition in 2003 of its famous Twin Towers upset many people worldwide. Debris from the stadium was used to make the Northala Fields in Northolt, London.
Villa Park is a football stadium in Aston, Birmingham, England, with a seating capacity of 42,682. It has been the home of Aston Villa Football Club since 1897. The ground is less than a mile from both Witton and Aston railway stations and has hosted sixteen England internationals at senior level, the first in 1899 and the most recent in 2005. Villa Park has hosted 55 FA Cup semi-finals, more than any other stadium.
Old Trafford is a football stadium in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, and the home of Manchester United. With a capacity of 74,994, it is the largest club football stadium in the United Kingdom, and the eleventh-largest in Europe. It is about 0.5 miles (800 m) from Old Trafford Cricket Ground and the adjacent tram stop.
All semi-finals between 1871 and 1881 were played at Kennington Oval. The first neutral semi-final match outside London took place in 1882 in Huddersfield.
The 1989 semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough, Sheffield, turned into tragedy when 96 supporters were killed in the stands due to overcrowding.The Hillsborough disaster had wide-ranging effects on future stadium design. Liverpool were granted a special dispensation to avoid playing their 2012 semi-final match against Everton on the 23rd anniversary of the disaster.
Nottingham Forest Football Club, often referred to as simply Forest, is a professional football club based in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England. Forest were founded in 1865 and have played home matches at the City Ground since 1898. They compete in the Championship, the second tier of the English football league system.
The Hillsborough disaster was a fatal human crush during an FA Cup semi-final football match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England, on 15 April 1989. With 96 fatalities and 766 injuries, it remains the worst disaster in British sporting history. The crush occurred in the two standing-only central pens in the Leppings Lane stand, allocated to Liverpool supporters. Shortly before kick-off, in an attempt to ease overcrowding outside the entrance turnstiles, the police match commander, chief superintendent David Duckenfield, ordered exit gate C to be opened, leading to an influx of even more supporters to the already overcrowded central pens.
The 1991 semi-final between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur was the first to be played at Wembley, the traditional venue for the FA Cup Final. Two years later both semi-finals were held at Wembley after the Steel City derby between Sheffield clubs Wednesday and United was switched from the original venue of Elland Road, Leeds. This was repeated in 1994, although a replay between Manchester United and Oldham Athletic was held at Maine Road, Manchester.
Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Islington, London, England, that plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. It has won 13 League titles, a record 13 FA Cups, two League Cups, the League Centenary Trophy, 15 FA Community Shields, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, commonly referred to as Tottenham or Spurs, is a professional football club in Tottenham, London, England, that competes in the Premier League. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been the club's home ground since 2019, replacing their former home of White Hart Lane, which had been demolished to make way for the new stadium on the same site. Their training ground is on Hotspur Way in Bulls Cross in the London Borough of Enfield. Tottenham have played in a first (home) strip of white shirts and navy blue shorts since the 1898–99 season. The club's emblem is a cockerel standing upon a football, with a Latin motto Audere est Facere.
The Steel City Derby is a local derby that takes place between Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday, the two professional football league teams based in the city of Sheffield, England. It is widely considered to be one of the biggest derby matches in English football.
From 1995 to 1999 and from 2001 to 2004 other neutral grounds were used, though in 2000 both matches were played at the old Wembley, in its final year of operation. In 2005 both semi-finals were played at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. However, in 2006 the FA decided to revert to the neutral ground system, with Villa Park and Old Trafford hosting the games.
The Millennium Stadium, is the national stadium of Wales. Located in Cardiff, it is the home of the Wales national rugby union team and has also held Wales national football team games. Initially built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup, it has gone on to host many other large-scale events, such as the Tsunami Relief Cardiff concert, the Super Special Stage of Wales Rally Great Britain, the Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain and various music concerts. It also hosted six FA Cup finals and several other high-profile football fixtures while Wembley Stadium was being redeveloped.
Cardiff is the capital of Wales, and its largest city. The eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom, it is Wales's chief commercial centre, the base for most national cultural institutions and Welsh media, and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales. At the 2011 census, the unitary authority area population was estimated to be 346,090, and the wider urban area 479,000. Cardiff is a significant tourist centre and the most popular visitor destination in Wales with 21.3 million visitors in 2017. In 2011, Cardiff was ranked sixth in the world in National Geographic's alternative tourist destinations.
The Football Association (FA) is the governing body of association football in England, the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man. Formed in 1863, it is the oldest football association in the world and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the amateur and professional game in its territory.
In 2003, it was announced that all future semi-finals would be played at the new Wembley Stadium, once it had opened;this took effect in 2008. The decision was mainly for financial reasons, to allow the FA to recoup some of the costs of rebuilding the stadium. However, the move was opposed by traditionalists and drew criticism from some supporters' groups. Over a decade after the move, Aston Villa (amongst others) have called for the semi-finals to be regionalised once again.
Tottenham Hotspur's 2018 semi-final was to some extent a home match for them, as they played their home games at Wembley that season while their new stadium was under construction. However for the semi-final the FA did not treat them as a home team.
In the past, there would be a replay if a semi-final match was drawn. If the replay was also drawn, there would be a second replay. In theory, an unlimited number of games could be played to obtain a winner. For example, in 1980 it took four games to decide the tie between Arsenal and Liverpool. This was the most games needed to settle an FA Cup semi-final, although there were several occasions when three games were played. Prior to the 1992 semi-finals, the only semi-final played under different rules to this was the rearranged 1989 semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, for which it had been declared in advance that the game would be decided by extra time and penalties if necessary due to the Hillsborough Stadium disaster.
Queen's Park chose not to contest the 1871–72 replay match with Wanderers.
There were no semi-finals played in the 1872–73 competition. Under the rules at the time, holders Wanderers received a bye to the final. Queen's Park again decided not to contest a semi-final, so Oxford University advanced automatically.
Between 1877–1881 only one semi-final was played due to the format of the competition leaving three teams remaining.
In 1991 the FA decided that only one replay should be played (starting with the 1991–92 competition). If this game ended in a draw, extra time would be played, followed by penalty kicks if the match was still even. In 1999 it was decided that the semi-finals should be decided in one game, with extra time and penalties if the score was level after 90 minutes. Replays are still used in earlier rounds, however, though they were eliminated in the quarter-finals in 2016. The last FA Cup semi-final replay, in 1999, saw Manchester United take on Arsenal at Villa Park.This turned out to become one of the most memorable semi-finals of all time, with Peter Schmeichel saving a last-minute penalty from Dennis Bergkamp and a Ryan Giggs extra time goal deciding the outcome in Manchester United's favour. In 2003 this goal was voted the greatest ever in FA Cup history.
From 2016 to 2017, a fourth substitute was allowed in semi-final matches if the game went into extra time.
Villa Park is the most used stadium in FA Cup semi–final history, having hosted 55 semi–finals.
The highest attendance for an FA Cup semi-final is 88,141 for Everton's penalty win over Manchester United on 19 April 2009.It was the fourth semi-final to be played at the new Wembley Stadium.
The highest winning margin was Newcastle United's 6–0 victory over Fulham in the 1908 Anfield semi-final. The highest post-war winning margin was Stoke City's 5–0 victory over Bolton Wanderers in the second 2011 semi-final on 17 April 2011. The highest-scoring match was Hull City's 5–3 victory over Sheffield United in the second 2014 semi-final.
|*||Match went to extra time|
|†||Match decided by a penalty shootout after extra time|
|Bold||Winning team won The Double|
|Italics||Team from outside the top level of English football |
(since the formation of The Football League in 1888)
|1872||1||Royal Engineers||Crystal Palace||0–0||Kennington Oval|
|2||Wanderers||Queen's Park||0–0||Kennington Oval|
|1873||1||Oxford University||Queen's Park||w/o|
|1874||1||Oxford University||Clapham Rovers||1–0||Kennington Oval|
|2||Royal Engineers||Swifts||2–0||Kennington Oval|
|1875||1||Old Etonians||Shropshire Wanderers||1–0||Kennington Oval|
|2||Royal Engineers||Oxford University||1–1||Kennington Oval|
|1876||1||Old Etonians||Oxford University||1–0||Kennington Oval|
|1877||1||Wanderers||Cambridge University||1–0||Kennington Oval|
|1878||1||Royal Engineers||Old Harrovians||2–1||Kennington Oval|
|1879||1||Old Etonians||Nottingham Forest||2–1||Kennington Oval|
|1880||1||Oxford University||Nottingham Forest||1–0||Kennington Oval|
|1881||1||Old Carthusians||Darwen||4–1||Kennington Oval|
|1882||1||Blackburn Rovers||The Wednesday||0–0||St John's Ground|
|2||Old Etonians||Marlow||5–0||Kennington Oval|
|1883||1||Blackburn Olympic||Old Carthusians||4–0||Whalley Range|
|2||Old Etonians||Notts County||2–1||Kennington Oval|
|1884||1||Blackburn Rovers||Notts County||1–0||Aston Lower Grounds|
|2||Queen's Park||Blackburn Olympic||4–1||Trent Bridge|
|1885||1||Blackburn Rovers||Old Carthusians||5–1||Trent Bridge|
|2||Queen's Park||Nottingham Forest||1–1||Racecourse Ground|
|3–0||Merchiston Castle School|
|1886||1||Blackburn Rovers||Swifts||2–1||Racecourse Ground|
|2||West Bromwich Albion||Small Heath Alliance||4–0||Aston Lower Grounds|
|1887||1||Aston Villa||Rangers||3–1||Alexandra Recreation Ground|
|2||West Bromwich Albion||Preston North End||3–1||Trent Bridge|
|1888||1||Preston North End||Crewe Alexandra||4–0||Anfield|
|2||West Bromwich Albion||Derby Junction||3–0||Victoria Ground|
|1889||1||Preston North End||West Bromwich Albion||1–0||Bramall Lane|
|2||Wolverhampton Wanderers||Blackburn Rovers||1–1||Alexandra Recreation Ground|
|3–1||Alexandra Recreation Ground|
|1890||1||Blackburn Rovers||Wolverhampton Wanderers||1–0||Racecourse Ground|
|2||The Wednesday||Bolton Wanderers||2–1||Wellington Road|
|1891||1||Blackburn Rovers||West Bromwich Albion||3–2||Victoria Ground|
|2||Notts County||Sunderland||3–3||Bramall Lane|
|1892||1||Aston Villa||Sunderland||4–1||Bramall Lane|
|2||West Bromwich Albion||Nottingham Forest||1–1||Molineux|
|1893||1||Everton||Preston North End||2–2||Bramall Lane|
|2||Wolverhampton Wanderers||Blackburn Rovers||2–1||Town Ground|
|1894||1||Bolton Wanderers||The Wednesday||2–1||Fallowfield Stadium|
|2||Notts County||Blackburn Rovers||1–0||Bramall Lane|
|1895||1||Aston Villa||Sunderland||2–1||Ewood Park|
|2||West Bromwich Albion||The Wednesday||2–0||Racecourse Ground|
|1896||1||The Wednesday||Bolton Wanderers||1–1||Goodison Park|
|2||Wolverhampton Wanderers||Derby County||2–1||Wellington Road|
|1897||1||Aston Villa||Liverpool||3–0||Bramall Lane|
|2||Everton||Derby County||3–2||Victoria Ground|
|2||Nottingham Forest||Southampton||1–1||Bramall Lane|
|1899||1||Derby County||Stoke City||3–1||Molineux|
|2||Sheffield United||Liverpool||2–2||Burnden Park|
|1900||1||Bury||Nottingham Forest||1–1||Victoria Ground|
|2||Southampton||Millwall Athletic||0–0||Crystal Palace|
|1901||1||Sheffield United||Aston Villa||2–2||City Ground|
|2||Tottenham Hotspur||West Bromwich Albion||4–0||Villa Park|
|1902||1||Sheffield United||Derby County||2–2||The Hawthorns|
|2||Southampton||Nottingham Forest||3–1||White Hart Lane|
|1903||1||Bury||Aston Villa||3–0||Goodison Park|
|2||Derby County||Millwall Athletic||3–0||Villa Park|
|1904||1||Bolton Wanderers||Derby County||1–0||Molineux|
|2||Manchester City||The Wednesday||3–0||Goodison Park|
|1905||1||Aston Villa||Everton||1–1||Victoria Ground|
|2||Newcastle United||The Wednesday||1–0||Hyde Road|
|2||Newcastle United||Woolwich Arsenal||2–0||Victoria Ground|
|1907||1||Everton||West Bromwich Albion||2–1||Burnden Park|
|2||The Wednesday||Woolwich Arsenal||3–1||St Andrew's|
|2||Wolverhampton Wanderers||Southampton||2–0||Stamford Bridge|
|1909||1||Bristol City||Derby County||1–1||Stamford Bridge|
|2||Manchester United||Newcastle United||1–0||Bramall Lane|
|2||Newcastle United||Swindon Town||2–0||White Hart Lane|
|1911||1||Bradford City||Blackburn Rovers||3–0||Bramall Lane|
|2||Newcastle United||Chelsea||3–0||St Andrew's|
|1912||1||Barnsley||Swindon Town||0–0||Stamford Bridge|
|2||West Bromwich Albion||Blackburn Rovers||0–0||Anfield|
|1913||1||Aston Villa||Oldham Athletic||1–0||Ewood Park|
|1914||1||Burnley||Sheffield United||0–0||Old Trafford|
|2||Liverpool||Aston Villa||2–0||White Hart Lane|
|2||Sheffield United||Bolton Wanderers||2–1||Ewood Park|
|1920||1||Aston Villa||Chelsea||3–1||Bramall Lane|
|2||Huddersfield Town||Bristol City||2–1||Stamford Bridge|
|1921||1||Tottenham Hotspur||Preston North End||2–1||Hillsborough|
|2||Wolverhampton Wanderers||Cardiff City||0–0||Anfield|
|1922||1||Huddersfield Town||Notts County||3–1||Turf Moor|
|2||Preston North End||Tottenham Hotspur||2–1||Hillsborough|
|1923||1||Bolton Wanderers||Sheffield United||1–0||Old Trafford|
|2||West Ham United||Derby County||5–2||Stamford Bridge|
|1924||1||Aston Villa||Burnley||3–0||Bramall Lane|
|2||Newcastle United||Manchester City||2–0||St Andrew's|
|1925||1||Cardiff City||Blackburn Rovers||3–1||Meadow Lane|
|2||Sheffield United||Southampton||2–0||Stamford Bridge|
|1926||1||Bolton Wanderers||Swansea Town||3–0||White Hart Lane|
|2||Manchester City||Manchester United||3–0||Bramall Lane|
|1928||1||Blackburn Rovers||Arsenal||1–0||Filbert Street|
|2||Huddersfield Town||Sheffield United||2–2||Old Trafford|
|1929||1||Bolton Wanderers||Huddersfield Town||3–1||Anfield|
|1930||1||Arsenal||Hull City||2–2||Elland Road|
|2||Huddersfield Town||Sheffield Wednesday||2–1||Old Trafford|
|2||West Bromwich Albion||Everton||1–0||Old Trafford|
|1932||1||Arsenal||Manchester City||1–0||Villa Park|
|2||Newcastle United||Chelsea||2–1||Leeds Road|
|1933||1||Everton||West Ham United||2–1||Molineux|
|2||Manchester City||Derby County||3–2||Leeds Road|
|1934||1||Manchester City||Aston Villa||6–1||Leeds Road|
|2||Portsmouth||Leicester City||4–1||St Andrew's|
|1935||1||Sheffield Wednesday||Burnley||3–0||Villa Park|
|2||West Bromwich Albion||Bolton Wanderers||1–1||Elland Road|
|1936||1||Arsenal||Grimsby Town||1–0||Leeds Road|
|1937||1||Preston North End||West Bromwich Albion||4–1||Highbury|
|1938||1||Huddersfield Town||Sunderland||3–1||Ewood Park|
|2||Preston North End||Aston Villa||2–1||Bramall Lane|
|2||Wolverhampton Wanderers||Grimsby Town||5–0||Old Trafford|
|1946||1||Charlton Athletic||Bolton Wanderers||2–0||Villa Park|
|2||Derby County||Birmingham City||1–1||Hillsborough|
|1947||1||Charlton Athletic||Newcastle United||4–0||Elland Road|
|1948||1||Manchester United||Derby County||3–1||Hillsborough|
|2||Blackpool||Tottenham Hotspur||3–1*||Villa Park|
|1949||1||Wolverhampton Wanderers||Manchester United||1–1||Hillsborough|
|2||Arsenal||Chelsea||2–2||White Hart Lane|
|1–0*||White Hart Lane|
|1951||1||Newcastle United||Wolverhampton Wanderers||0–0||Hillsborough|
|2||Blackpool||Birmingham City||0–0||Maine Road|
|1952||1||Arsenal||Chelsea||1–1||White Hart Lane|
|3–0||White Hart Lane|
|2||Newcastle United||Blackburn Rovers||0–0||Hillsborough|
|1953||1||Blackpool||Tottenham Hotspur||2–1||Villa Park|
|2||Bolton Wanderers||Everton||4–3||Maine Road|
|1954||1||Preston North End||Sheffield Wednesday||2–0||Maine Road|
|2||West Bromwich Albion||Port Vale||2–1||Villa Park|
|1955||1||Manchester City||Sunderland||1–0||Villa Park|
|2||Newcastle United||York City||1–1||Hillsborough|
|2||Manchester City||Tottenham Hotspur||1–0||Villa Park|
|1957||1||Aston Villa||West Bromwich Albion||2–2||Molineux|
|2||Manchester United||Birmingham City||2–0||Hillsborough|
|1958||1||Bolton Wanderers||Blackburn Rovers||2–1||Maine Road|
|2||Manchester United||Fulham||2–2||Villa Park|
|1959||1||Luton Town||Norwich City||1–1||White Hart Lane|
|2||Nottingham Forest||Aston Villa||1–0||Hillsborough|
|1960||1||Blackburn Rovers||Sheffield Wednesday||2–1||Maine Road|
|2||Wolverhampton Wanderers||Aston Villa||1–0||The Hawthorns|
|1961||1||Leicester City||Sheffield United||0–0||Elland Road|
|2||Tottenham Hotspur||Burnley||3–0||Villa Park|
|2||Tottenham Hotspur||Manchester United||3–1||Hillsborough|
|2||Manchester United||Southampton||1–0||Villa Park|
|1964||1||Preston North End||Swansea Town||2–1||Villa Park|
|2||West Ham United||Manchester United||3–1||Hillsborough|
|2||Leeds United||Manchester United||0–0||Hillsborough|
|1966||1||Everton||Manchester United||1–0||Burnden Park|
|2||Sheffield Wednesday||Chelsea||2–0||Villa Park|
|1967||1||Chelsea||Leeds United||1–0||Villa Park|
|2||Tottenham Hotspur||Nottingham Forest||2–1||Hillsborough|
|1968||1||Everton||Leeds United||1–0||Old Trafford|
|2||West Bromwich Albion||Birmingham City||2–0||Villa Park|
|1969||1||Leicester City||West Bromwich Albion||1–0||Hillsborough|
|2||Manchester City||Everton||1–0||Villa Park|
|1970||1||Chelsea||Watford||5–1||White Hart Lane|
|2||Leeds United||Manchester United||0–0||Hillsborough|
|1972||1||Arsenal||Stoke City||1–1||Villa Park|
|2||Leeds United||Birmingham City||3–0||Hillsborough|
|1973||1||Leeds United||Wolverhampton Wanderers||1–0||Maine Road|
|1974||1||Liverpool||Leicester City||0–0||Old Trafford|
|2||West Ham United||Ipswich Town||0–0||Villa Park|
|1976||1||Manchester United||Derby County||2–0||Hillsborough|
|2||Southampton||Crystal Palace||2–0||Stamford Bridge|
|1977||1||Manchester United||Leeds United||2–1||Hillsborough|
|2||Ipswich Town||West Bromwich Albion||3–1||Highbury|
|1979||1||Arsenal||Wolverhampton Wanderers||2–0||Villa Park|
|2||Manchester United||Liverpool||2–2||Maine Road|
|2||West Ham United||Everton||1–1||Villa Park|
|1981||1||Manchester City||Ipswich Town||1–0*||Villa Park|
|2||Tottenham Hotspur||Wolverhampton Wanderers||2–2*||Hillsborough|
|1982||1||Queens Park Rangers||West Bromwich Albion||1–0||Highbury|
|2||Tottenham Hotspur||Leicester City||2–0||Villa Park|
|1983||1||Manchester United||Arsenal||2–1||Villa Park|
|2||Brighton & Hove Albion||Sheffield Wednesday||2–1||Highbury|
|2||Watford||Plymouth Argyle||1–0||Villa Park|
|1985||1||Manchester United||Liverpool||2–2*||Goodison Park|
|2||Everton||Luton Town||2–1*||Villa Park|
|1986||1||Liverpool||Southampton||2–0*||White Hart Lane|
|2||Everton||Sheffield Wednesday||2–1*||Villa Park|
|1987||1||Coventry City||Leeds United||3–2*||Hillsborough|
|2||Tottenham Hotspur||Watford||4–1||Villa Park|
|2||Wimbledon||Luton Town||2–1||White Hart Lane|
|2||Everton||Norwich City||1–0||Villa Park|
|1990||1||Manchester United||Oldham Athletic||3–3*||Maine Road|
|2||Crystal Palace||Liverpool||4–3*||Villa Park|
|1991||1||Nottingham Forest||West Ham United||4–0||Villa Park|
|2||Tottenham Hotspur||Arsenal||3–1||Wembley Stadium (Original)|
|1993||1||Arsenal||Tottenham Hotspur||1–0||Wembley Stadium (Original)|
|2||Sheffield Wednesday||Sheffield United||2–1*||Wembley Stadium (Original)|
|1994||1||Chelsea||Luton Town||2–0||Wembley Stadium (Original)|
|2||Manchester United||Oldham Athletic||1–1*||Wembley Stadium (Original)|
|1995||1||Everton||Tottenham Hotspur||4–1||Elland Road|
|2||Manchester United||Crystal Palace||2–2*||Villa Park|
|1996||1||Manchester United||Chelsea||2–1||Villa Park|
|2||Liverpool||Aston Villa||3–0||Old Trafford|
|1998||1||Arsenal||Wolverhampton Wanderers||1–0||Villa Park|
|2||Newcastle United||Sheffield United||1–0||Old Trafford|
|1999||1||Manchester United||Arsenal||0–0*||Villa Park|
|2||Newcastle United||Tottenham Hotspur||2–0*||Old Trafford|
|2000||1||Aston Villa||Bolton Wanderers||0–0†||Wembley Stadium (Original)|
|2||Chelsea||Newcastle United||2–1||Wembley Stadium (Original)|
|2001||1||Arsenal||Tottenham Hotspur||2–1||Old Trafford|
|2||Liverpool||Wycombe Wanderers||2–1||Villa Park|
|2003||1||Arsenal||Sheffield United||1–0||Old Trafford|
|2004||1||Manchester United||Arsenal||1–0||Villa Park|
|2005||1||Arsenal||Blackburn Rovers||3–0||Millennium Stadium|
|2||Manchester United||Newcastle United||4–1||Millennium Stadium|
|2||West Ham United||Middlesbrough||1–0||Villa Park|
|2007||1||Manchester United||Watford||4–1||Villa Park|
|2||Chelsea||Blackburn Rovers||2–1*||Old Trafford|
|2008||1||Portsmouth||West Bromwich Albion||1–0||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2||Cardiff City||Barnsley||1–0||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2009||1||Chelsea||Arsenal||2–1||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2||Everton||Manchester United||0–0†||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2010||1||Chelsea||Aston Villa||3–0||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2||Portsmouth||Tottenham Hotspur||2–0*||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2011||1||Manchester City||Manchester United||1–0||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2||Stoke City||Bolton Wanderers||5–0||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2012||1||Liverpool||Everton||2–1||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2||Chelsea||Tottenham Hotspur||5–1||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2013||1||Wigan Athletic||Millwall||2–0||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2||Manchester City||Chelsea||2–1||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2014||1||Arsenal||Wigan Athletic||1–1†||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2||Hull City||Sheffield United||5–3||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2015||1||Arsenal||Reading||2–1*||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2||Aston Villa||Liverpool||2–1||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2016||1||Manchester United||Everton||2–1||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2||Crystal Palace||Watford||2–1||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2017||1||Chelsea||Tottenham Hotspur||4–2||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2||Arsenal||Manchester City||2–1*||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2018||1||Manchester United||Tottenham Hotspur||2–1||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2||Chelsea||Southampton||2–0||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2019||1||Manchester City||Brighton and Hove Albion||1–0||Wembley Stadium (New)|
|2||Watford||Wolverhampton Wanderers||3–2||Wembley Stadium (New)|
Teams shown with an asterisk beside their name are no longer in existence. This table is updated after 2016–17 FA Cup.
|Brighton and Hove Albion||1||1||0|
|Crystal Palace (1861)*||1||0||1|
|Crystal Palace (1905)||4||2||2|
|Preston North End||10||7||3|
|Queens Park Rangers||1||1||0|
|West Bromwich Albion||20||10||10|
|West Ham United||7||5||2|
|St John's Ground*||Huddersfield||1||1882||1882|
|Aston Lower Grounds*||Birmingham||2||1884||1886|
|Trent Bridge*||West Bridgford||3||1884||1887|
|Merchiston Castle School*||Edinburgh, Scotland||1||1885||1885|
|Alexandra Recreation Ground*||Crewe||3||1887||1889|
|Wellington Road*||Perry Barr||2||1890||1896|
|City Ground||West Bridgford||5||1901||1965|
|The Hawthorns||West Bromwich||2||1902||1960|
|White Hart Lane*||London||12||1902||1988|
|Millennium Stadium||Cardiff, Wales||2||2005||2005|
The 1993 Football League Cup Final took place on 18 April 1993 at Wembley Stadium, and was played between Arsenal and Sheffield Wednesday. Arsenal won 2–1 in normal time, in what was the first of three Wembley finals between the two sides that season; Arsenal and Wednesday also met in the FA Cup Final of that year, the only time this has ever happened in English football.
The history of the FA Cup in association football dates back to 1871–72. Aside from suspensions during the First and Second World Wars, the competition has been played every year since.
The 1998–99 FA Cup was the 118th staging of the FA Cup. It was won by Manchester United, who beat Newcastle United 2–0 in the final at the old Wembley Stadium. The goals were scored by Teddy Sheringham after 11 minutes, less than two minutes after coming on as a substitute for Roy Keane, and Paul Scholes on 53 minutes. It was the second leg of a historic Treble for Manchester United; having already won the Premier League title the previous weekend, they went on to win the Champions League the following Wednesday.
The 2003–04 FA Cup was the 123rd staging of England and the world's oldest football competition, the FA Cup. The competition began on 23 August 2003, with the lowest-ranked of the entrants competing in the Extra Preliminary round. In the Third Round, the clubs from the Premiership and Division One competed in the competition for the first time.
The 1992–93 FA Cup was the 112th season of the FA Cup, also known as The Football Association Challenge Cup. It was won by Arsenal, who beat Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 in the replay after a 1–1 draw in the final at the old Wembley Stadium. The goals were scored by Ian Wright and Andy Linighan, who scored in the 119th minute.
The 1999–2000 FA Cup was the 119th staging of the FA Cup. Both the semi-finals and final of the competition were played at Wembley Stadium for the last time before reconstruction work began. The competition culminated with the final between Chelsea and Aston Villa. The game was won by a goal from Chelsea's Roberto Di Matteo, giving them a 1–0 victory.
The 1997–98 FA Cup was the 117th staging of the FA Cup. The competition was won by Arsenal with a 2–0 victory against Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium.
The 1995–96 FA Cup was the 115th staging of the FA Cup. The competition was won outright by Manchester United, who won the final through a goal from Eric Cantona five minutes from the end of the game. It gave Manchester United a league and cup double after they secured their third league title in four years. It was also United's third straight FA Cup Final.
The 1991–92 FA Cup was the 111th season of the world's oldest knockout football competition, The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup for short. Liverpool beat Sunderland 2–0 in the final to take their 5th FA Cup trophy.
The 1986–87 FA Cup was the 106th season of the world's oldest football knockout competition, The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup for short. The competition was won by Coventry City, who beat Tottenham Hotspur 3–2, after extra-time, in the final at Wembley Stadium. It was Tottenham's only defeat in eight finals up to that point. The tournament started in August 1986, with non-league teams competing in the qualifying rounds. Clubs from the First and Second Divisions entered in the third round.
The FA Cup 1982–83 was the 102nd season of the world's oldest football knockout competition, The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup for short. The competition was won by Manchester United, who drew the first final 2–2, but won the replay 4–0.
The 1981–82 FA Cup was the 101st season of the world's oldest football knockout competition, The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup for short.
The FA Cup 1980–81 was the 100th season of the world's oldest football knockout competition, The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup for short. The final saw Tottenham Hotspur defeat Manchester City in the first ever Wembley replay. The final also saw a memorable solo goal from Ricky Villa which was later voted the greatest goal ever scored at Wembley
The 1973–74 FA Cup was the 93rd season of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. Liverpool won the competition for only the second time, beating Newcastle United 3–0 in the final at Wembley, London.
The 1970–71 FA Cup was the 90th season of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. First Division champions Arsenal won the competition for the fourth time, beating Liverpool 2–1 in the final at Wembley. In doing so, Arsenal were the fourth team to complete a double of League and Cup victories, following Preston North End, Aston Villa and 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.
The 1961–62 FA Cup was the 81st staging 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 fourth time, beating Burnley 3–1 in the final at Wembley. In doing so, they became the first team to retain the FA Cup since Newcastle United's victory in 1952, and the fourth team ever to do so.
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