1899–1900 FA Cup

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1899–00 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Bury
Runners-up Southampton

The FA Cup 1899–1900 was the 29th staging of the world's oldest association football competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup (more usually known as the FA Cup), and the last to be held fully in the 19th Century. The cup was won by Bury, who defeated Southampton 4–0 in the final of the competition, played at Crystal Palace in 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 at neutral venues 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[edit]

The format of the FA Cup for the season had a preliminary round, five qualifying rounds, three proper rounds, and the semi finals and final.

Round Date
Preliminary Round Saturday 16 September 1899
First Qualifying Round Saturday 30 September 1899
Second Qualifying Round Saturday 14 October 1899
Third Qualifying Round Saturday 28 October 1899
Fourth Qualifying Round Saturday 18 November 1899
Fifth Qualifying Round Saturday 9 December 1899
First Round Proper Saturday 27 January 1900
Second Round Saturday 10 February 1900
Third Round Saturday 24 February 1900
Semi Finals Saturday 24 March 1900
Final Saturday 21 April 1900

First round proper[edit]

The First Round Proper contained sixteen ties between 32 teams. 17 of the 18 First Division sides were given a bye to this round, as were The Wednesday and Bolton Wanderers from the Second Division, and non-league Southampton, Bristol City and Tottenham Hotspur. Glossop, along with all the other Second Division sides, were entered into the Third Qualifying Round. Of those sides, only Grimsby Town, Walsall and Leicester Fosse qualified to the FA Cup Proper. Seven non-league sides also qualified.

The matches were played on Saturday, 27 January 1900. Six matches were drawn, with the replays taking place in the following midweek fixture. One match went to a second replay, played the following week.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Jarrow 0–2 Millwall Athletic 27 January 1900
2 Bristol City 2–1 Stalybridge Rovers 27 January 1900
3 Burnley 0–1 Bury 27 January 1900
4 Preston North End 1–0 Tottenham Hotspur 27 January 1900
5 Southampton 3–0 Everton 27 January 1900
6 Stoke 0–0 Liverpool 27 January 1900
Replay Liverpool 1–0 Stoke 1 February 1900
7 Walsall 1–1 West Bromwich Albion 27 January 1900
Replay West Bromwich Albion 6–1 Walsall 1 February 1900
8 Notts County 6–0 Chorley 27 January 1900
9 Nottingham Forest 3–0 Grimsby Town 27 January 1900
10 Sheffield Wednesday 1–0 Bolton Wanderers 27 January 1900
11 Derby County 2–2 Sunderland 27 January 1900
Replay Sunderland 3–0 Derby County 31 January 1900
12 Sheffield United 1–0 Leicester Fosse 27 January 1900
13 Newcastle United 2–1 Reading 27 January 1900
14 Manchester City 1–1 Aston Villa 27 January 1900
Replay Aston Villa 3–0 Manchester City 31 January 1900
15 Queens Park Rangers 1–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 January 1900
Replay Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–1 Queens Park Rangers 31 January 1900
16 Portsmouth 0–0 Blackburn Rovers 27 January 1900
Replay Blackburn Rovers 1–1 Portsmouth 1 February 1900
Replay Blackburn Rovers 5–0 Portsmouth 5 February 1900

Second round proper[edit]

The eight second-round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 10 February 1900, although only three games were played on this date. The other five games were played the following Saturday. There were three replays, played in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Liverpool 1–1 West Bromwich Albion 17 February 1900
Replay West Bromwich Albion 2–1 Liverpool 21 February 1900
2 Preston North End 1–0 Blackburn Rovers 17 February 1900
3 Southampton 4–1 Newcastle United 17 February 1900
4 Notts County 0–0 Bury 10 February 1900
Replay Bury 2–0 Notts County 14 February 1900
5 Nottingham Forest 3–0 Sunderland 10 February 1900
6 Aston Villa 5–1 Bristol City 10 February 1900
7 Sheffield United 1–1 Sheffield Wednesday 17 February 1900
Replay Sheffield Wednesday 0–2 Sheffield United 19 February 1900
8 Queens Park Rangers 0–2 Millwall Athletic 17 February 1900

The Southampton v. Newcastle United match was originally played on 10 February but was abandoned after 55 minutes due to a heavy snowstorm.[1]

Third round proper[edit]

The four quarter final matches were scheduled for Saturday, 24 February 1900. Three of the four matches were replayed in the following midweek fixture, with the Millwall Athletic – Aston Villa match going to a second replay the following week.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Preston North End 0–0 Nottingham Forest 24 February 1900
Replay Nottingham Forest 1–0 Preston North End 28 February 1900
2 Southampton 2–1 West Bromwich Albion 24 February 1900
3 Sheffield United 2–2 Bury 24 February 1900
Replay Bury 2–0 Sheffield United 1 March 1900
4 Millwall Athletic 1–1 Aston Villa 24 February 1900
Replay Aston Villa 0–0 Millwall Athletic 28 February 1900
Replay Millwall Athletic 2–1 Aston Villa 5 March 1900

Semi finals[edit]

The semi-final matches were both played on Saturday, 24 April 1900. Both matches went to replays, played the following Wednesday or Thursday. Bury and Southampton came through the semi-finals to meet in the final at Crystal Palace.

Replay

Replay

Final[edit]

Main article: 1900 FA Cup Final

The final took place on Saturday, 21 April 1900 at Crystal Palace. Just under 69,000 supporters attended the match. Jasper McLuckie opened the scoring for Bury after about 9 minutes. Willie Wood doubled the advantage seven minutes later, before McLuckie added a third seven minutes after that. John Plant scored the fourth and final goal in the eightieth minute, to cap a good victory for the northern side.

Match details[edit]

21 April 1900
15:00 GMT
Bury 4 – 0 Southampton
McLuckie Goal 9' Goal 23'
Wood Goal 16'
Plant Goal 80'
[2]
Crystal Palace, London
Attendance: 68,985[3]
Referee: Arthur Kingscott (Derby)
Bury
Southampton [4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan (1987). Saints – A complete record. Breedon Books. p. 26. ISBN 0-907969-22-4. 
  2. ^ Match report at fa-cupfinals.co.uk
  3. ^ Sporting Chronicle - 1900 FA Cup Final
  4. ^ FA Cup Final kits, 1900-1909