1910–11 FA Cup

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1910–11 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Bradford City
Runners-up Newcastle United

The 1910–11 FA Cup was the 40th season of the world's oldest association football competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup (more usually known as the FA Cup). Bradford City won the competition for the first and (as of 2012) only time, beating Newcastle United 1–0 in the replay of the final at Old Trafford in Manchester, through a goal from Jimmy Speirs. The first match, held at Crystal Palace, London, was a 0–0 draw.

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.

1911 was the first year that the current trophy design was used. The FA commissioned Fattorini's of Bradford to design and manufacture a new, larger trophy. Coincidentally, it was won by Bradford City in its first outing. This trophy still exists but is now too fragile to be used, so an exact replica was made by Toye, Kenning and Spencer[1] and has been in use since the 1992 final. The replica of the original, last used in 1910, was presented to the FA's long-serving president Lord Kinnaird. It was sold at Christie's in 2005 to David Gold. Gold has loaned this trophy to the National Football Museum in Manchester where it is on permanent display.

Calendar[edit]

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

Round Date
Extra Preliminary Round Saturday 10 September 1910
Preliminary Round Saturday 17 September 1910
First Round Qualifying Saturday 1 October 1910
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 15 October 1910
Third Round Qualifying Saturday 5 November 1910
Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 19 November 1910
Fifth Round Qualifying Saturday 3 December 1910
First Round Proper Saturday 14 January 1911
Second Round Proper Saturday 4 February 1911
Third Round Proper Saturday 25 February 1911
Fourth Round Proper Saturday 11 March 1911
Semi-Finals Saturday 25 March 1911
Final Saturday 22 April 1911

First round proper[edit]

36 of the 40 clubs from the First and Second divisions joined the 12 clubs who came through the qualifying rounds. Four sides, Stockport County, Lincoln City, Huddersfield Town and Gainsborough Trinity were entered instead at the Fourth Qualifying Round. Huddersfield lost to Lincoln City in that round, Stockport County lost to Rochdale, while Lincoln City themselves lost to Stoke in the fifth qualifying round. Gainsborough and eleven other non-league clubs won through to the First Round Proper.

Sixteen non-league sides were given byes to the First Round to bring the total number of teams up to 64. These were:

Southampton
Millwall
Queens Park Rangers
Crystal Palace
Swindon Town
Plymouth Argyle
Leyton
Portsmouth
Northampton Town
Bristol Rovers
Norwich City
Grimsby Town
West Ham United
Brighton & Hove Albion
Coventry City
Brentford

32 matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 14 January 1911. Four matches were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Birmingham 1–1 Oldham Athletic 14 January 1911
Replay Oldham Athletic 2–0 Birmingham 17 January 1911
2 Bristol City 0–3 Crewe Alexandra 14 January 1911
3 Burnley 2–0 Exeter City 14 January 1911
4 Liverpool 3–2 Gainsborough Trinity 14 January 1911
5 Stoke 1–2 Manchester City 14 January 1911
6 Watford 0–2 Barnsley 14 January 1911
7 Blackburn Rovers 5–1 Southend United 14 January 1911
8 Sheffield Wednesday 1–2 Coventry City 14 January 1911
9 Bolton Wanderers 0–2 Chesterfield 14 January 1911
10 Grimsby Town 3–0
Match void
Croydon Common 14 January 1911
Replay Grimsby Town 8–1 Croydon Common 18 January 1911
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 Accrington Stanley 14 January 1911
12 Middlesbrough 1–0 Glossop 14 January 1911
13 West Bromwich Albion 4–1 Fulham 14 January 1911
14 Derby County 2–1 Plymouth Argyle 14 January 1911
15 Swindon Town 3–1 Notts County 14 January 1911
16 Sheffield United 0–1 Darlington 14 January 1911
17 Leicester Fosse 3–1 Southampton 14 January 1911
18 Newcastle United 6–1 Bury 14 January 1911
19 New Brompton 0–1 Bradford City 14 January 1911
20 Tottenham Hotspur 2–1 Millwall 14 January 1911
21 Brentford 0–1 Preston North End 14 January 1911
22 Bristol Rovers 0–0 Hull City 14 January 1911
Replay Hull City 1–0 Bristol Rovers 17 January 1911
23 Northampton Town 5–1 Luton Town 14 January 1911
24 Portsmouth 1–4 Aston Villa 14 January 1911
25 West Ham United 2–1 Nottingham Forest 14 January 1911
26 Manchester United 2–1 Blackpool 14 January 1911
27 Norwich City 3–1 Sunderland 14 January 1911
28 Leeds City 1–3 Brighton & Hove Albion 14 January 1911
29 Clapton Orient 1–2 Woolwich Arsenal 16 January 1911
30 Crystal Palace 0–4 Everton 14 January 1911
31 Chelsea 0–0 Leyton 14 January 1911
Replay Leyton 0–2 Chelsea 18 January 1911
32 Bradford Park Avenue 5–3 Queens Park Rangers 14 January 1911

Second Round Proper[edit]

The sixteen Second Round matches were played on Saturday, 4 February 1911. Four matches were drawn, with the replays taking place in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Darlington 2–1 Bradford Park Avenue 4 February 1911
2 Burnley 2–0 Barnsley 4 February 1911
3 Blackburn Rovers 0–0 Tottenham Hotspur 4 February 1911
Replay Tottenham Hotspur 0–2 Blackburn Rovers 8 February 1911
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–0 Manchester City 4 February 1911
5 Crewe Alexandra 1–5 Grimsby Town 4 February 1911
6 Middlesbrough 0–0 Leicester Fosse 4 February 1911
Replay Leicester Fosse 1–2 Middlesbrough 8 February 1911
7 Derby County 2–0 West Bromwich Albion 4 February 1911
8 Everton 2–1 Liverpool 4 February 1911
9 Swindon Town 1–0 Woolwich Arsenal 4 February 1911
10 Newcastle United 1–1 Northampton Town 4 February 1911
Replay Newcastle United 1–0 Northampton Town 8 February 1911
11 West Ham United 3–0 Preston North End 4 February 1911
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 0–0 Coventry City 4 February 1911
Replay Coventry City 2–0 Brighton & Hove Albion 8 February 1911
13 Manchester United 2–1 Aston Villa 4 February 1911
14 Bradford City 2–1 Norwich City 4 February 1911
15 Hull City 1–0 Oldham Athletic 4 February 1911
16 Chelsea 4–1 Chesterfield 4 February 1911

Third round proper[edit]

The eight Third Round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 25 February 1911. There were no replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Darlington 0–3 Swindon Town 25 February 1911
2 Burnley 5–0 Coventry City 25 February 1911
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–2 Chelsea 25 February 1911
4 Middlesbrough 0–3 Blackburn Rovers 25 February 1911
5 Derby County 5–0 Everton 25 February 1911
6 Newcastle United 3–2 Hull City 25 February 1911
7 West Ham United 2–1 Manchester United 25 February 1911
8 Bradford City 1–0 Grimsby Town 25 February 1911

Fourth round proper[edit]

The four Fourth Round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 11 March 1911. There were no replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Newcastle United 4–0 Derby County 11 March 1911
2 West Ham United 2–3 Blackburn Rovers 11 March 1911
3 Bradford City 1–0 Burnley 11 March 1911
4 Chelsea 3–1 Swindon Town 11 March 1911

Semi-Finals[edit]

The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 25 March 1911. Both matches were 3–0 wins, to Newcastle United and Bradford City won, going on to meet each other in the final.

25 March 1911
15:00
Newcastle United 3–0 Chelsea

Final[edit]

Main article: 1911 FA Cup Final

The Final was the 40th FA Cup final. It was contested by Bradford City and Newcastle United. The first game resulted in a goalless draw at Crystal Palace. A single goal scored by Jimmy Speirs for Bradford won the replay at Old Trafford.

Match details[edit]

22 April 1911
Bradford City 0 – 0 Newcastle United
Crystal Palace, London
Attendance: 69,068
Referee: John Pearson
Bradford City
Newcastle United

Replay[edit]

26 April 1911
Bradford City 1 – 0 Newcastle United
Speirs Goal 15'
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 58,000
Referee: John Pearson
Bradford City
Newcastle United

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