1911–12 FA Cup

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1911–12 FA Cup
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Country England
Champions Barnsley
Runners-up West Bromwich Albion

The 1911–12 FA Cup was the 41st season of the world's oldest association football competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup (more usually known as the FA Cup). Barnsley won the competition for the first and (as of 2010) only time, beating West Bromwich Albion 1–0 after extra time in the replay of the final at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, through a goal from Harry Tufnell. 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.

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 9 September 1911
Preliminary Round Saturday 16 September 1911
First Round Qualifying Saturday 30 September 1911
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 14 October 1911
Third Round Qualifying Saturday 4 November 1911
Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 18 November 1911
Fifth Round Qualifying Saturday 2 December 1911
First Round Proper Saturday 13 January 1912
Second Round Proper Saturday 3 February 1912
Third Round Proper Saturday 24 February 1912
Fourth Round Proper Saturday 9 March 1912
Semi-Finals Saturday 30 March 1912
Final Saturday 20 April 1912

First round proper[edit]

37 of the 40 clubs from the First and Second divisions joined the 12 clubs who came through the qualifying rounds. Three sides, Stockport County, Grimsby Town and Gainsborough Trinity were entered instead at the Fourth Qualifying Round. Grimsby Town lost to Lincoln City in that round, while the other two and ten other non-league clubs won through to the First Round Proper.

Fifteen 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
Luton Town
West Ham United
Brighton & Hove Albion
Coventry City

32 matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 13 January 1912. Eight matches were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture. One of these matches went to a second replay the following week.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Birmingham 0–0 Barnsley 13 January 1912
Replay Barnsley 3–0 Birmingham 22 January 1912
2 Darlington 2–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 January 1912
3 Bury 2–1 Millwall 13 January 1912
4 Liverpool 1–0 Leyton 13 January 1912
5 Preston North End 0–1 Manchester City 13 January 1912
6 Southampton 0–2 Coventry City 13 January 1912
7 Watford 0–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 January 1912
Replay Wolverhampton Wanderers 10–0 Watford 24 January 1912
8 Nottingham Forest 0–1 Bradford Park Avenue 13 January 1912
9 Blackburn Rovers 4–1 Norwich City 13 January 1912
10 Aston Villa 6–0 Walsall 13 January 1912
11 Bolton Wanderers 1–0 Woolwich Arsenal 13 January 1912
12 Southport Central 0–2 Reading 13 January 1912
13 Crewe Alexandra 1–1 Blackpool 13 January 1912
Replay Blackpool 2–2 Crewe Alexandra 22 January 1912
Replay Crewe Alexandra 1–2 Blackpool 25 January 1912
14 Middlesbrough 0–0 Sheffield Wednesday 13 January 1912
Replay Sheffield Wednesday 1–2 Middlesbrough 25 January 1912
15 West Bromwich Albion 3–0 Tottenham Hotspur 13 January 1912
16 Sunderland 3–1 Plymouth Argyle 13 January 1912
17 Derby County 3–0 Newcastle United 13 January 1912
18 Lincoln City 2–0 Stockport County 13 January 1912
19 Luton Town 2–4 Notts County 13 January 1912
20 Swindon Town 5–0 Sutton Junction 13 January 1912
21 Queens Park Rangers 0–0 Bradford City 13 January 1912
Replay Bradford City 4–0 Queens Park Rangers 18 January 1912
22 Fulham 2–1 Burnley 13 January 1912
23 Brentford 0–0 Crystal Palace 13 January 1912
Replay Crystal Palace 4–0 Brentford 17 January 1912
24 Bristol Rovers 1–2 Portsmouth 13 January 1912
25 Northampton Town 1–0 Bristol City 13 January 1912
26 West Ham United 2–1 Gainsborough Trinity 13 January 1912
27 Manchester United 3–1 Huddersfield Town 13 January 1912
28 Leeds City 1–0 Glossop 13 January 1912
29 Clapton Orient 1–2 Everton 13 January 1912
30 Oldham Athletic 1–1 Hull City 13 January 1912
Replay Hull City 0–1 Oldham Athletic 16 January 1912
31 Chelsea 1–0 Sheffield United 13 January 1912
32 Croydon Common 2–2 Leicester Fosse 13 January 1912
Replay Leicester Fosse 6–1 Croydon Common 22 January 1912

Second Round Proper[edit]

The sixteen second round matches were played on Saturday, 3 February 1912. Five matches were drawn, with the replays taking place in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Darlington 1–1 Northampton Town 3 February 1912
Replay Northampton Town 2–0 Darlington 8 February 1912
2 Aston Villa 1–1 Reading 3 February 1912
Replay Reading 1–0 Aston Villa 7 February 1912
3 Bolton Wanderers 1–0 Blackpool 3 February 1912
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 Lincoln City 3 February 1912
5 Middlesbrough 1–1 West Ham United 3 February 1912
Replay West Ham United 2–1 Middlesbrough 8 February 1912
6 Derby County 1–2 Blackburn Rovers 3 February 1912
7 Everton 1–1 Bury 3 February 1912
Replay Everton 6–0 Bury 8 February 1912
8 Swindon Town 2–0 Notts County 3 February 1912
9 Manchester City 0–1 Oldham Athletic 3 February 1912
10 Fulham 3–0 Liverpool 3 February 1912
11 Barnsley 1–0 Leicester Fosse 3 February 1912
12 Coventry City 1–5 Manchester United 3 February 1912
13 Bradford City 2–0 Chelsea 3 February 1912
14 Leeds City 0–1 West Bromwich Albion 3 February 1912
15 Crystal Palace 0–0 Sunderland 3 February 1912
Replay Sunderland 1–0 Crystal Palace 7 February 1912
16 Bradford Park Avenue 2–0 Portsmouth 3 February 1912

Third round proper[edit]

The eight third-round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 24 February 1912. There were two replays, played in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Reading 1–1 Manchester United 24 February 1912
Replay Manchester United 3–0 Reading 29 February 1912
2 Blackburn Rovers 3–2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 24 February 1912
3 Bolton Wanderers 1–2 Barnsley 24 February 1912
4 Sunderland 1–2 West Bromwich Albion 24 February 1912
5 Fulham 2–1 Northampton Town 24 February 1912
6 West Ham United 1–1 Swindon Town 24 February 1912
Replay Swindon Town 4–0 West Ham United 28 February 1912
7 Oldham Athletic 0–2 Everton 24 February 1912
8 Bradford Park Avenue 0–1 Bradford City 24 February 1912

Fourth Round Proper[edit]

The four quarter final matches were scheduled for Saturday, 9 March 1912. There were two replays, played in the following midweek fixture. One of these went to a second replay the following week, and this then went to a third replay three days after that.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 West Bromwich Albion 3–0 Fulham 9 March 1912
2 Swindon Town 2–1 Everton 9 March 1912
3 Barnsley 0–0 Bradford City 9 March 1912
Replay Bradford City 0–0 Barnsley 13 March 1912
Replay Barnsley 0–0 Bradford City 18 March 1912
Replay Barnsley 3–2 Bradford City 21 March 1912
4 Manchester United 1–1 Blackburn Rovers 9 March 1912
Replay Blackburn Rovers 4–2 Manchester United 14 March 1912

Semi-Finals[edit]

The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 30 March 1912. Both matches went to replays, which West Bromwich Albion and Barnsley won, going on to meet each other in the final.

Replay

30 March 1912
15:00
Barnsley 0–0 Swindon Town
Replay
3 April 1912
19:45
Barnsley 1–0 Swindon Town

Final[edit]

Main article: 1912 FA Cup Final

The Final was contested by Barnsley and West Bromwich Albion. It took two matches to determine a winner. The first took place at Crystal Palace on 20 April 1912 and the second on 24 April at Bramall Lane. Barnsley won the replay 1–0 after extra time, through a single goal from Harry Tufnell.

Match details[edit]

20 April 1912
15:00 BST
Barnsley 0 – 0 West Bromwich Albion
Crystal Palace
Attendance: 54,434
Referee: J.R. Schumacher
Barnsley
West Bromwich Albion

Replay[edit]

24 April 1912
15:00 BST
Barnsley 1 – 0
(a.e.t)
West Bromwich Albion
Tufnell Goal 118'
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Attendance: 38,555
Referee: J.R. Schumacher
Barnsley
West Bromwich Albion

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