1922–23 FA Cup

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1922–23 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Bolton Wanderers
Runners-up West Ham United

The 1922–23 FA Cup was the 48th season of the world's oldest association football competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup (more usually known as the FA Cup). Bolton Wanderers won the competition, beating West Ham United 2–0 in the first final to be held at Wembley Stadium, 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 two preliminary rounds, six qualifying rounds, four proper rounds, and the semi finals and final.

Round Date
Extra Preliminary Round Saturday 9 September 1922
Preliminary Round Saturday 23 September 1922
First Round Qualifying Saturday 7 October 1922
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 21 October 1922
Third Round Qualifying Saturday 4 November 1922
Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 18 November 1922
Fifth Round Qualifying Saturday 2 December 1922
Sixth Round Qualifying Saturday 16 December 1922
First Round Proper Saturday 13 January 1923
Second Round Proper Saturday 3 February 1923
Third Round Proper Saturday 24 February 1923
Fourth Round Proper Saturday 10 March 1923
Semi-Finals Saturday 24 March 1923
Final Saturday 28 April 1923

First round proper[edit]

41 of the 44 clubs from the Football League First Division and Football League Second Division joined the 12 lower-league clubs who came through the qualifying rounds. Three Second Division sides, Port Vale, Stockport County and Coventry City, were entered at the fifth qualifying round, with nine of the Third Division North sides (Accrington Stanley, Ashington, Darlington, Grimsby Town, Hartlepools United, Southport, Stalybridge Celtic, Walsall and Wrexham) and Third Division South teams except Exeter City and Southend United, who were entered in the fourth qualifying round along with the rest of Division 3 North. All three sides lost in their first game. Amateur side Corinthian were given a free entry to the first round. To make the number of teams up to 64, nine Third Division South sides and only one Third Division North side were given byes to this round. These were:

32 matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 13 January 1923. Twelve matches were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture, of which three went to another replay, and one match went to a third.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bristol City 5–1 Wrexham 13 January 1923
2 Bury 2–1 Luton Town 13 January 1923
3 Liverpool 0–0 Arsenal 13 January 1923
Replay Arsenal 1–4 Liverpool 17 January 1923
4 South Shields 3–1 Halifax Town 13 January 1923
5 Leicester City 4–0 Fulham 13 January 1923
6 Nottingham Forest 0–0 Sheffield United 13 January 1923
Replay Sheffield United 0–0 Nottingham Forest 17 January 1923
Replay Nottingham Forest 1–1 Sheffield United 22 January 1923
Replay Sheffield United 1–0 Nottingham Forest 23 January 1923
7 Aston Villa 0–1 Blackburn Rovers 13 January 1923
8 Sheffield Wednesday 3–0 New Brighton 13 January 1923
9 West Bromwich Albion 0–0 Stalybridge Celtic 13 January 1923
Replay Stalybridge Celtic 0–2 West Bromwich Albion 17 January 1923
10 Sunderland 3–1 Burnley 13 January 1923
11 Derby County 2–0 Blackpool 13 January 1923
12 Everton 1–1 Bradford Park Avenue 13 January 1923
Replay Bradford Park Avenue 1–0 Everton 17 January 1923
13 Swindon Town 0–0 Barnsley 13 January 1923
Replay Barnsley 2–0 Swindon Town 18 January 1923
14 Newcastle United 0–0 Southampton 13 January 1923
Replay Southampton 3–1 Newcastle United 17 January 1923
15 Tottenham Hotspur 0–0 Worksop Town 13 January 1923
Replay Tottenham Hotspur 9–0 Worksop Town 15 January 1923
16 Manchester City 1–2 Charlton Athletic 13 January 1923
17 Queens Park Rangers 1–0 Crystal Palace 13 January 1923
18 Portsmouth 0–0 Leeds United 13 January 1923
Replay Leeds United 3–1 Portsmouth 17 January 1923
19 Brighton & Hove Albion 1–1 Corinthian 13 January 1923
Replay Corinthian 1–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 17 January 1923
Replay Brighton & Hove Albion 1–0 Corinthian 22 January 1923
20 Norwich City 0–2 Bolton Wanderers 13 January 1923
21 Plymouth Argyle 0–0 Notts County 13 January 1923
Replay Notts County 0–1 Plymouth Argyle 17 January 1923
22 Bradford City 1–1 Manchester United 13 January 1923
Replay Manchester United 2–0 Bradford City 17 January 1923
23 Hull City 2–3 West Ham United 13 January 1923
24 Clapton Orient 0–2 Millwall 13 January 1923
25 Oldham Athletic 0–1 Middlesbrough 13 January 1923
26 Chelsea 1–0 Rotherham County 13 January 1923
27 Huddersfield Town 2–1 Birmingham 13 January 1923
28 Blyth Spartans 0–3 Stoke 13 January 1923
29 Cardiff City 1–1 Watford 13 January 1923
Replay Watford 2–2 Cardiff City 17 January 1923
Replay Cardiff City 2–1 Watford 22 January 1923
30 Merthyr Town 0–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 January 1923
31 Aberdare Athletic 1–3 Preston North End 13 January 1923
32 Wigan Borough 4–1 Bath City 13 January 1923

Second Round Proper[edit]

The 16 Second Round matches were played on Saturday, 3 February 1923. Five matches were drawn, with replays taking place in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bristol City 0–3 Derby County 3 February 1923
2 Bury 3–1 Stoke 3 February 1923
3 South Shields 0–0 Blackburn Rovers 3 February 1923
Replay Blackburn Rovers 0–1 South Shields 7 February 1923
4 Leicester City 0–1 Cardiff City 3 February 1923
5 Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 Barnsley 3 February 1923
6 Bolton Wanderers 3–1 Leeds United 3 February 1923
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–2 Liverpool 3 February 1923
8 Middlesbrough 1–1 Sheffield United 3 February 1923
Replay Sheffield United 3–0 Middlesbrough 8 February 1923
9 West Bromwich Albion 2–1 Sunderland 3 February 1923
10 Tottenham Hotspur 4–0 Manchester United 3 February 1923
11 Brighton & Hove Albion 1–1 West Ham United 3 February 1923
Replay West Ham United 1–0 Brighton & Hove Albion 7 February 1923
12 Plymouth Argyle 4–1 Bradford Park Avenue 3 February 1923
13 Millwall 0–0 Huddersfield Town 3 February 1923
Replay Huddersfield Town 3–0 Millwall 7 February 1923
14 Chelsea 0–0 Southampton 3 February 1923
Replay Southampton 1–0 Chelsea 7 February 1923
15 Charlton Athletic 2–0 Preston North End 3 February 1923
16 Wigan Borough 2–4 Queens Park Rangers 3 February 1923

Third round proper[edit]

The eight Third Round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 24 February 1923. Two matches were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bury 0–0 Southampton 24 February 1923
Replay Southampton 1–0 Bury 28 February 1923
2 Liverpool 1–2 Sheffield United 24 February 1923
3 Derby County 1–0 Sheffield Wednesday 24 February 1923
4 Queens Park Rangers 3–0 South Shields 24 February 1923
5 West Ham United 2–0 Plymouth Argyle 24 February 1923
6 Huddersfield Town 1–1 Bolton Wanderers 24 February 1923
Replay Bolton Wanderers 1–0 Huddersfield Town 28 February 1923
7 Cardiff City 2–3 Tottenham Hotspur 24 February 1923
8 Charlton Athletic 1–0 West Bromwich Albion 24 February 1923

Fourth round proper[edit]

The four Fourth Round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 10 March 1923. There was one replay, between Southampton and West Ham United, played in the following midweek fixture. However, this went to a second replay, which West Ham won.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Southampton 1–1 West Ham United 10 March 1923
Replay West Ham United 1–1 Southampton 14 March 1923
Replay West Ham United 1–0 Southampton 19 March 1923
2 Tottenham Hotspur 0–1 Derby County 10 March 1923
3 Queens Park Rangers 0–1 Sheffield United 10 March 1923
4 Charlton Athletic 0–1 Bolton Wanderers 10 March 1923

Semi-Finals[edit]

The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 24 March 1923. The matches ended in victories for Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United, who went on to meet in the final at Wembley.


24 March 1923
15:00
West Ham United 5–2 Derby County

Final[edit]

Main article: 1923 FA Cup Final

The final was held on 28 April 1923 at the original Wembley Stadium in London. It was the first football match to be played at the newly built stadium. King George V was in attendance to present the trophy to the winning team. Bolton Wanderers won the match 2–0, through goals from David Jack and Jack Smith

Match details[edit]

28 April 1923
Bolton Wanderers 2–0 West Ham United
Jack Goal 2'
Jack Smith Goal 53'
(Report)
Wembley Stadium, London[1]
Attendance: 126,047 (officially)[1]
Referee: D. H. Asson (West Bromwich)[1]
Bolton Wanderers
West Ham United

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b c Thraves, Andrew. The History of the Wembley FA Cup Final. pp. 1–4.