1888–89 FA Cup

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FA Cup 1888–89
Country  England
 Wales
 Ireland
Champions Preston North End
Runners-up Wolverhampton Wanderers

The FA Cup 1888–89 was the eighteenth edition of the world's oldest football knockout competition, The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup.

For information on the matches played from the First Qualifying Round to the Fourth Qualifying Round, see FA Cup 1888-89 Qualifying Rounds.

First round proper[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Burnley 4-3 Old Westminsters 2 February 1889
Swifts 3-1 Wrexham 2 February 1889
Notts County 2-0 Old Brightonians 2 February 1889
Nottingham Forest 2-2 Linfield Athletic 2 February 1889
Aston Villa 3-2 Witton 2 February 1889
Bootle 0-3 Preston North End 2 February 1889
Accrington 1-1 Blackburn Rovers 2 February 1889
Chatham 2-1 South Shore 2 February 1889
Grimsby Town 3-1 Sunderland Albion 2 February 1889
Halliwell 2-2 Crewe Alexandra 2 February 1889
Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-3 Old Carthusians 2 February 1889
Derby County 1-0 Derby Junction 2 February 1889
Notts Rangers 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday 2 February 1889
Birmingham St George's 3-2 Long Eaton Rangers 2 February 1889
Small Heath 2-3 West Bromwich Albion 2 February 1889
Walsall Town Swifts 5-1 Sheffield Heeley 2 February 1889

First Round Proper Replays[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Nottingham Forest Walkover Linfield Athletic
Blackburn Rovers 5-0 Accrington 9 February 1889
Crewe Alexandra 1-5 Halliwell 9 February 1889
Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 Notts Rangers 9 February 1889

Second round proper[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Blackburn Rovers Walkover Swifts
Aston Villa 5-3 Derby County 16 February 1889
Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 Notts County 16 February 1889
Chatham 1-1 Nottingham Forest 16 February 1889
Grimsby Town 0-2 Preston North End 16 February 1889
Halliwell 2-3 Birmingham St George's 16 February 1889
Wolverhampton Wanderers 6-1 Walsall Town Swifts 16 February 1889
West Bromwich Albion 5-1 Burnley 16 February 1889

Second Round Proper Replay[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Nottingham Forest 2-2 Chatham 23 February 1889

Second Round Proper Second Replay[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date Venue
Chatham 3-2 Nottingham Forest 28 February 1889 Kennington Oval

Third round proper[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Preston North End 2-0 Birmingham St George's 2 March 1889
Blackburn Rovers 8-1 Aston Villa 2 March 1889
Chatham 1-10 West Bromwich Albion 2 March 1889
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday 2 March 1889

Semi finals[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date Venue
Preston North End 1-0 West Bromwich Albion 16 March 1889 Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Blackburn Rovers 16 March 1889 Alexandra Road, Crewe

Semi Final Replay[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date Venue
Blackburn Rovers 1-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 23 March 1889 Alexandra Road, Crewe

Final[edit]

For more details on this match, see 1889 FA Cup Final.
Home Club Score Away Club Date Venue
Preston North End 3-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 March 1889 Kennington Oval

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