1873–74 FA Cup

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FA Cup 1873–74
Country England
Teams 28
Champions Oxford University
Runners-up Royal Engineers

The Football Association Challenge Cup 1873–74 was the third staging of the FA Cup, England's oldest football tournament. Twenty-eight teams entered, twelve more than the previous season, although six of the twenty-eight never actually played a match.

First round[edit]

Oxford University's F.A. Cup winning side of 1874.
Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Date
Royal Engineers 5–0 Brondesbury 2,148 11 October 1873
Marlow 0–1 Pilgrims 1,022 9 October 1873
Maidenhead Walkover Civil Service
Clapham Rovers Walkover Amateur Athletic Club
Upton Park 0–4 Oxford University 1,401 29 October 1873
Swifts 1–0 Crystal Palace 1,584 18 October 1873
Wanderers Walkover Southall
1st Surrey Rifles 0–0 Barnes 700 25 October 1873
Shropshire Wanderers 0–0 Sheffield 700 30 October 1873
Uxbridge 3–0 Gitanos 650 28 October 1873
Trojans Walkover Farningham
High Wycombe Walkover Old Etonians
Woodford Wells 3–2 Reigate Priory 600 11 October 1873
Cambridge University 1–0 South Norwood 500 25 October 1873

Replays[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Date
Barnes 1–0 1st Surrey Rifles 1,200 8 November 1873
Sheffield 0–0 Sheffield won on coin toss[1] Shropshire Wanderers 800 17 November 1873

Second round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Date
Sheffield 1–0 Pilgrims 747 22 November 1873
Royal Engineers 2–1 Uxbridge 2,356 26 November 1873
Maidenhead 1–0 High Wycombe 1,293 22 November 1873
Clapham Rovers 1–1 Cambridge University 1,336 15 November 1873
Wanderers Walkover Trojans
Oxford University 2–0 Barnes 1,402 22 November 1873
Swifts 2–1 Woodford Wells 750 22 November 1873

Replays[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Date
Clapham Rovers 1–1 Cambridge University 1,410 29 November 1873
Clapham Rovers 4–1 Cambridge University 1,419 20 December 1873

Third round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Date
Royal Engineers 7–0 Maidenhead 2,397 10 December 1873
Clapham Rovers 2–1 Sheffield 1,505 17 January 1874
Wanderers 1–1 Oxford University 2,000 6 December 1873
Swifts Bye

Replay[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Date
Oxford University 1–0 Wanderers 1,500 31 January 1874

Semi-Finals[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Date
Royal Engineers 2–0 Swifts 2,500 28 January 1874
Oxford University 1–0 Clapham Rovers 1,500 28 February 1874

Final[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Date
Oxford University 2–0 Royal Engineers 2,000 14 March 1874

The Final was played at Kennington Oval, London.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Only FA Cup match to be decided by coin toss; Sheffield called correctly. Collett, Mike (2003). The Complete Record of The FA Cup. p. 537. ISBN 1-899807-19-5.