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1974–75 FA Cup

1974–75 FA Cup
Country England
Champions West Ham United
Runners-up Fulham

The 1974–75 FA Cup was the 94th season of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. West Ham United won the competition, beating Second Division side Fulham 2–0 in the final at Wembley, London.

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. 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.

Calendar

Round Date
Preliminary Round Saturday 31 August 1974
First Round Qualifying Saturday 14 September 1974
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 5 October 1974
Third Round Qualifying Saturday 19 October 1974
Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 2 November 1974
First Round Proper Saturday 23 November 1974
Second Round Proper Saturday 14 December 1974
Third Round Proper Saturday 4 January 1975
Fourth Round Proper Saturday 25 January 1975
Fifth Round Proper Saturday 15 February 1975
Sixth Round Proper Saturday 8 March 1975
Semi-Finals Saturday 5 April 1975
Final Saturday 3 May 1975

Results

First Round Proper

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, 23 November 1974. Twelve matches were drawn, of which one required a second replay.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date Attendance Notes
1 Ashford Town (Kent) 1–3 Walsall 27 November 1974 2,700 [1]
2 Chesterfield 3–1 Boston United 23 November 1974 6,314 [2]
3 Darlington 1–0 Workington 23 November 1974
4 Dartford 2–3 Plymouth Argyle 23 November 1974 4,384 [3]
5 Hartlepool 1–0 Bradford City 23 November 1974 3,677 [4]
6 A.F.C. Bournemouth 5–0 Southwick 23 November 1974
7 Bury 4–2 Southport 23 November 1974
8 Farsley Celtic 0–2 Tranmere Rovers 23 November 1974 [F]
9 Rochdale 0–0 Marine 23 November 1974
Replay Marine 1–2 Rochdale 27 November 1974 2,540 [1]
10 Watford 0–1 Colchester United 23 November 1974
11 Grimsby Town 1–0 Huddersfield Town 23 November 1974
12 Crewe Alexandra 2–2 Gateshead United 23 November 1974
Replay Gateshead United 1–0 Crewe Alexandra 25 November 1974 6,000 [1]
13 Swindon Town 4–0 Reading 23 November 1974 13,365 [5]
14 Shrewsbury Town 1–1 Wigan Athletic 23 November 1974
Replay Wigan Athletic 2–1 Shrewsbury Town 25 November 1974 11,860 [1]
15 Bishop Auckland 5–0 Morecambe 23 November 1974
16 Stockport County 0–0 Stafford Rangers 23 November 1974
Replay Stafford Rangers 1–0 Stockport County 26 November 1974 5,630 [1]
17 Wycombe Wanderers 3–1 Cheltenham Town 23 November 1974
18 Barnsley 1–2 Halifax Town 23 November 1974
19 Brighton & Hove Albion 3–1 Aldershot 23 November 1974
20 Hitchin Town 0–0 Cambridge United 23 November 1974
Replay Cambridge United 3–0 Hitchin Town 26 November 1974 2,827 [1]
21 Wimbledon 1–0 Bath City 23 November 1974
22 Exeter City 1–2 Newport County 23 November 1974
23 Scunthorpe United 1–1 Altrincham 23 November 1974
Replay Altrincham 3–1 Scunthorpe United 25 November 1974
24 Blyth Spartans 1–1 Preston North End 23 November 1974 8,500 [1]
Replay Preston North End 5–1 Blyth Spartans 26 November 1974 10,101 [1]
25 Mansfield Town 3–1 Wrexham 23 November 1974
26 Port Vale 2–2 Lincoln City 23 November 1974
Replay Lincoln City 2–0 Port Vale 27 November 1974 6,824 [1]
27 Matlock Town 1–4 Blackburn Rovers 23 November 1974
28 Oswestry Town 1–3 Doncaster Rovers 23 November 1974
29 Torquay United 0–1 Northampton Town 23 November 1974
30 Hereford United 1–0 Gillingham 26 November 1974 7,362 [1]
31 Bishop's Stortford 0–0 Leatherhead 23 November 1974
Replay Leatherhead 2–0 Bishop's Stortford 26 November 1974 1,775 [1]
32 Rotherham United 1–0 Chester 23 November 1974
33 Romford 0–2 Ilford 23 November 1974
34 Tooting & Mitcham United 1–2 Crystal Palace 27 November 1974 10,000 [1]
35 Peterborough United 0–0 Weymouth 23 November 1974 8,984 [6]
Replay Weymouth 3–3 Peterborough United 4 December 1974 4,009 [6]
2nd replay Peterborough United 3–0 Weymouth 9 December 1974 9,077 [G][6]
36 Chelmsford City 0–1 Charlton Athletic 23 November 1974
37 Nuneaton Borough 2–2 Maidstone United 23 November 1974
Replay Maidstone United 2–0 Nuneaton Borough 26 November 1974 4,101 [1]
38 Slough Town 1–4 Brentford 23 November 1974
39 Swansea City 1–1 Kettering Town 26 November 1974 3,175 [1]
Replay Kettering Town 3–1 Swansea City 2 December 1974 5,973 [1]
40 AP Leamington 1–2 Southend United 23 November 1974 3,000 [7]

Second Round Proper

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 14 December 1974. Five matches were drawn, with replays taking place later the same week.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date Attendance Notes
1 Chesterfield 1–0 Doncaster Rovers 14 December 1974 5,267 [2]
2 Hartlepool 0–0 Lincoln City 14 December 1974 2,838 [4]
Replay Lincoln City 1–0 Hartlepool 17 December 1974 4,985 [4]
3 Rochdale 1–1 Tranmere Rovers 14 December 1974
Replay Tranmere Rovers 1–0 Rochdale 16 December 1974 3,244 [1]
4 Blackburn Rovers 1–0 Darlington 14 December 1974
5 Grimsby Town 1–1 Bury 14 December 1974
Replay Bury 2–1 Grimsby Town 17 December 1974
6 Stafford Rangers 2–1 Halifax Town 14 December 1974
7 Swindon Town 3–1 Maidstone United 14 December 1974 10,016 [5]
8 Bishop Auckland 0–2 Preston North End 14 December 1974
9 Ilford 0–2 Southend United 14 December 1974 3,486 [7]
10 Wycombe Wanderers 0–0 A.F.C. Bournemouth 14 December 1974
Replay A.F.C. Bournemouth 1–2 Wycombe Wanderers 18 December 1974 5,407 [1]
11 Brighton & Hove Albion 1–0 Brentford 14 December 1974
12 Plymouth Argyle 2–1 Crystal Palace 14 December 1974 17,473 [3]
13 Wimbledon 2–0 Kettering Town 14 December 1974
14 Altrincham 3–0 Gateshead United 14 December 1974
15 Newport County 1–3 Walsall 14 December 1974
16 Rotherham United 2–1 Northampton Town 14 December 1974
17 Wigan Athletic 1–1 Mansfield Town 14 December 1974
Replay Mansfield Town 3–1 Wigan Athletic 16 December 1974 11,249 [1]
18 Peterborough United 3–0 Charlton Athletic 14 December 1974 9,642 [6]
19 Leatherhead 1–0 Colchester United 14 December 1974
20 Cambridge United 2–0 Hereford United 14 December 1974

Third Round Proper

The 44 First and Second Division clubs entered the competition at this stage. The matches were scheduled Saturday, 4 January 1975. Eleven matches were drawn, of which two required second replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date Attendance Notes
1 Burnley 0–1 Wimbledon 4 January 1975
2 Bury 2–2 Millwall 4 January 1975
Replay Millwall 1–1 Bury 7 January 1975 10,274 [1]
2nd replay Bury 2–0 Millwall 13 January 1975 4,000 [D][1]
3 Liverpool 2–0 Stoke City 4 January 1975 48,723 [8]
4 Preston North End 0–1 Carlisle United 4 January 1975
5 Southampton 1–2 West Ham United 4 January 1975 24,615 [9]
6 Leicester City 3–1 Oxford United 4 January 1975
7 Notts County 3–1 Portsmouth 3 January 1975 14,723 [10]
8 Nottingham Forest 1–1 Tottenham Hotspur 4 January 1975 23,355
Replay Tottenham Hotspur 0–1 Nottingham Forest 8 January 1975 27,996 [11]
9 Blackburn Rovers 1–2 Bristol Rovers 4 January 1975
10 Bolton Wanderers 0–0 West Bromwich Albion 4 January 1975
Replay West Bromwich Albion 4–0 Bolton Wanderers 8 January 1975 21,210 [1]
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–2 Ipswich Town 4 January 1975 28,542 [12]
12 Sunderland 2–0 Chesterfield 4 January 1975 34,268 [13]
13 Stafford Rangers 0–0 Rotherham United 4 January 1975 8,000 [1]
Replay Rotherham United 0–2 Stafford Rangers 7 January 1975 11,262 [1]
14 Luton Town 0–1 Birmingham City 4 January 1975 17,543 [14]
15 Everton 1–1 Altrincham 4 January 1975 34,519 [15]
Replay Altrincham 0–2 Everton 7 January 1975 35,530 [E][15]
16 Swindon Town 2–0 Lincoln City 4 January 1975 11,971 [5]
17 Sheffield United 2–0 Bristol City 4 January 1975
18 Wycombe Wanderers 0–0 Middlesbrough 4 January 1975
Replay Middlesbrough 1–0 Wycombe Wanderers 7 January 1975 30,128 [1]
19 Manchester City 0–2 Newcastle United 4 January 1975 37,625 [16]
20 Fulham 1–1 Hull City 4 January 1975 8,897
Replay Hull City 2–2 Fulham 7 January 1975 11,850 [1]
2nd replay Fulham 1–0 Hull City 13 January 1975 4,929 [B][1]
21 Coventry City 2–0 Norwich City 4 January 1975
22 Brighton & Hove Albion 0–1 Leatherhead 4 January 1975
23 Manchester United 0–0 Walsall 4 January 1975 43,353 [17]
Replay Walsall 3–2 Manchester United 7 January 1975 18,105 [17]
24 Plymouth Argyle 2–0 Blackpool 4 January 1975 23,143 [3]
25 Oldham Athletic 0–3 Aston Villa 4 January 1975
26 Chelsea 3–2 Sheffield Wednesday 4 January 1975 24,679 [18]
27 Southend United 2–2 Queens Park Rangers 4 January 1975 18,100 [1]
Replay Queens Park Rangers 2–0 Southend United 7 January 1975 21,484 [1]
28 Mansfield Town 1–0 Cambridge United 4 January 1975
29 Arsenal 1–1 York City 4 January 1975
Replay York City 1–3 Arsenal 7 January 1975 15,362 [1]
30 Leeds United 4–1 Cardiff City 4 January 1975 31,572 [19]
31 Peterborough United 1–0 Tranmere Rovers 4 January 1975 9,942 [6]
32 Orient 2–2 Derby County 4 January 1975 12,490 [20]
Replay Derby County 2–1 Orient 8 January 1975 26,501 [21]

Fourth Round Proper

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 25 January 1975. Four matches were drawn, of which one, the tie between Fulham and Nottingham Forest, required three replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date Attendance Notes
1 Bury 1–2 Mansfield Town 25 January 1975
2 Walsall 1–0 Newcastle United 25 January 1975 19,998 [16]
3 Leatherhead 2–3 Leicester City 25 January 1975 32,000 [B][1]
4 Aston Villa 4–1 Sheffield United 25 January 1975
5 Middlesbrough 3–1 Sunderland 25 January 1975 39,400 [13]
6 Derby County 2–0 Bristol Rovers 27 January 1975 27,980 [22]
7 Stafford Rangers 1–2 Peterborough United 25 January 1975 31,160 [A][6]
8 Ipswich Town 1–0 Liverpool 25 January 1975 34,709 [12]
9 Queens Park Rangers 3–0 Notts County 24 January 1975 23,428 [10]
10 Fulham 0–0 Nottingham Forest 28 January 1975 14,846 [1]
Replay Nottingham Forest 1–1 Fulham 3 February 1975 25,361 [1]
2nd replay Fulham 1–1 Nottingham Forest 5 February 1975 11,920 [1]
3rd replay Nottingham Forest 1–2 Fulham 10 February 1975 23,240 [1]
11 Coventry City 1–1 Arsenal 25 January 1975
Replay Arsenal 3–0 Coventry City 29 January 1975 30,867 [1]
12 West Ham United 1–1 Swindon Town 25 January 1975 35,679 [9]
Replay Swindon Town 1–2 West Ham United 28 January 1975 27,749 [9]
13 Plymouth Argyle 1–3 Everton 25 January 1975 38,000 [15]
14 Carlisle United 3–2 West Bromwich Albion 25 January 1975
15 Chelsea 0–1 Birmingham City 25 January 1975 36,650 [14]
16 Leeds United 0–0 Wimbledon 25 January 1975 46,230 [19]
Replay Wimbledon 0–1 Leeds United 10 February 1975 45,071 [C][19]

Fifth Round Proper

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 15 February 1975. Two matches were drawn, of which one required a second replay.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date Attendance Notes
1 Derby County 0–1 Leeds United 18 February 1975 35,298 [23]
2 Everton 1–2 Fulham 15 February 1975 45,233 [15]
3 Ipswich Town 3–2 Aston Villa 15 February 1975 31,297 [12]
4 West Ham United 2–1 Queens Park Rangers 15 February 1975 39,193 [9]
5 Mansfield Town 0–1 Carlisle United 15 February 1975
6 Arsenal 0–0 Leicester City 15 February 1975
Replay Leicester City 1–1 Arsenal 19 February 1975 35,000 [1]
2nd replay Leicester City 0–1 Arsenal 24 February 1975 39,025 [1]
7 Peterborough United 1–1 Middlesbrough 15 February 1975 25,750 [6]
Replay Middlesbrough 2–0 Peterborough United 18 February 1975 34,303 [6]
8 Birmingham City 2–1 Walsall 15 February 1975 45,881 [14]

Sixth Round Proper

8 March 1975
Ipswich Town 0 – 0 Leeds United
Portman Road, Ipswich
Attendance: 38,010[12][19]
Referee: E. Wallace
8 March 1975
Carlisle United 0 – 1 Fulham
Barrett Goal
Brunton Park, Carlisle
Attendance: 21,570
Referee: Gordon Hill
8 March 1975
Arsenal 0 – 2 West Ham United
Taylor Goal Goal
Highbury, London
Attendance: 56,742[9]
Referee: K. H. Burns
8 March 1975
Birmingham City 1 – 0 Middlesbrough
Hatton Goal
St Andrew's, Birmingham
Attendance: 47,260[14]
Referee: G. C. Kew
Replay
11 March 1975
19:30 BST
Leeds United 1 – 1 Ipswich Town
McKenzie Goal 90' Johnson Goal 17'
Elland Road, Leeds
Attendance: 50,074[12][19]
Referee: E. Wallace
Second replay
25 March 1975
Ipswich Town 0 – 0 Leeds United
Filbert Street, Leicester
Attendance: 35,195[12][19]
Referee: Jack Taylor
Third replay

Semi-Finals

5 April 1975
15:00
Fulham 1 – 1 Birmingham City
Mitchell Goal 50' Gallagher Goal
Hillsborough, Sheffield
Attendance: 54,166[14]
Referee: Bob Matthewson
5 April 1975
15:00
West Ham United 0 – 0 Ipswich Town
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 58,000[9][12]
Referee: Clive Thomas
Replays
9 April 1975
19:30
Birmingham City 0 – 1
a.e.t
Fulham
Mitchell Goal 120'
Maine Road, Manchester
Attendance: 35,205[14]
Referee: W. Gow
9 April 1975
19:30
Ipswich Town 1 – 2 West Ham United
Jennings Goal 1' (o.g.) Taylor Goal Goal
Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 45,344[9][12]
Referee: Clive Thomas

Final

Main article: 1975 FA Cup Final

The final took place on Saturday, 3 May 1975 at Wembley and ended in a victory for West Ham United over Fulham by 2–0. Both goals were scored by Alan Taylor. The attendance was 100,000.

3 May 1975
15:00 BST
West Ham United 2 – 0 Fulham
A. Taylor Goal 60' Goal 64' [24]
Wembley, London
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Pat Partridge
West Ham
Fulham

Notes

A. ^ : Match played at Victoria Ground, Stoke-on-Trent.
B. a b : Match played at Filbert Street, Leicester.
C. ^ : Match played at Selhurst Park, London.
D. ^ : Match played at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich.
E. ^ : Match played at Old Trafford, Manchester.
F. ^ : Match played at Elland Road, Leeds.
G. ^ : Match played at London Road, Peterborough.

References

General
  • The FA Cup Archive at TheFA.com
  • English FA Cup 1974/75 at Soccerbase
  • F.A. Cup results 1974/75 at Footballsite
Specific

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