1923–24 FA Cup

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1923–24 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Newcastle United
Runners-up Aston Villa

The 1923–24 FA Cup was the 49th season of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. Newcastle United won the competition for the second time, beating Aston Villa 2–0 in the final at Wembley.

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. Some matches, however, might be rescheduled for other days if there were clashes with games for other competitions or the weather was inclement. 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 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 8 September 1923
Preliminary Round Saturday 22 September 1923
First Round Qualifying Saturday 6 October 1923
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 20 October 1923
Third Round Qualifying Saturday 3 November 1923
Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 17 November 1923
Fifth Round Qualifying Saturday 1 December 1923
Sixth Round Qualifying Saturday 15 December 1923
First Round Proper Saturday 12 January 1924
Second Round Proper Saturday 2 February 1924
Third Round Proper Saturday 23 February 1924
Fourth Round Proper Saturday 8 March 1924
Semi-Finals Saturday 29 March 1924
Final Saturday 26 April 1924

First round proper[edit]

40 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. Four Second Division sides, Port Vale, Stockport County, Nelson and Coventry City, were entered at the fifth qualifying round, with the Third Division North and South teams. 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 two Third Division North sides were given byes to this round. These were:

32 matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 12 January 1924. Seven matches were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture, of which two went to another replay.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Ashington 1–5 Aston Villa 12 January 1924
2 Blackpool 1–0 Sheffield United 12 January 1924
3 Burnley 3–2 South Shields 12 January 1924
4 Liverpool 2–1 Bradford City 12 January 1924
5 Sheffield Wednesday 4–1 Leicester City 12 January 1924
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–1 Darlington 12 January 1924
7 Middlesbrough 0–1 Watford 12 January 1924
8 Derby County 2–1 Bury 12 January 1924
9 Everton 3–1 Preston North End 12 January 1924
10 Swindon Town 4–0 Bradford Park Avenue 12 January 1924
11 Manchester City 2–0 Nottingham Forest 12 January 1924
12 Queens Park Rangers 1–2 Notts County 12 January 1924
13 Fulham 2–0 Llanelli 12 January 1924
14 Accrington Stanley 0–0 Charlton Athletic 12 January 1924
Replay Charlton Athletic 1–0 Accrington Stanley 17 January 1924
15 Barnsley 0–0 Brighton & Hove Albion 12 January 1924
Replay Brighton & Hove Albion 1–0 Barnsley 16 January 1924
16 Northampton Town 1–1 Halifax Town 12 January 1924
Replay Halifax Town 1–1 Northampton Town 16 January 1924
Replay Halifax Town 4–2 Northampton Town 21 January 1924
17 Portsmouth 2–4 Newcastle United 12 January 1924
18 West Ham United 5–0 Aberdare Athletic 12 January 1924
19 Manchester United 1–0 Plymouth Argyle 12 January 1924
20 Norwich City 0–1 Bristol City 12 January 1924
21 Millwall 0–1 West Bromwich Albion 12 January 1924
22 Hull City 2–2 Bolton Wanderers 12 January 1924
Replay Bolton Wanderers 4–0 Hull City 16 January 1924
23 Oldham Athletic 2–1 Sunderland 12 January 1924
24 Crystal Palace 2–0 Tottenham Hotspur 12 January 1924
25 Chelsea 1–1 Southampton 12 January 1924
Replay Southampton 2–0 Chelsea 16 January 1924
26 Exeter City 1–0 Grimsby Town 12 January 1924
27 Huddersfield Town 1–0 Birmingham 12 January 1924
28 Cardiff City 0–0 Gillingham 12 January 1924
Replay Gillingham 0–2 Cardiff City 16 January 1924
29 Swansea Town 1–1 Clapton Orient 12 January 1924
Replay Clapton Orient 1–1 Swansea Town 16 January 1924
Replay Swansea Town 2–1 Clapton Orient 21 January 1924
30 Arsenal 4–1 Luton Town 12 January 1924
31 Leeds United 1–0 Stoke 12 January 1924
32 Corinthian 1–0 Blackburn Rovers 12 January 1924

Second Round Proper[edit]

The 16 Second Round matches were played on Saturday, 2 February 1924. Eight matches were drawn, with replays taking place in the following midweek fixture. Three of these then went to a second replay played the following week, and two of these went to a third replay.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Burnley 0–0 Fulham 2 February 1924
Replay Fulham 0–1 Burnley 6 February 1924
2 Southampton 3–1 Blackpool 2 February 1924
3 Sheffield Wednesday 1–1 Bristol City 2 February 1924
Replay Bristol City 2–0 Sheffield Wednesday 6 February 1924
4 Bolton Wanderers 1–4 Liverpool 2 February 1924
5 West Bromwich Albion 5–0 Corinthian 2 February 1924
6 Derby County 2–2 Newcastle United 2 February 1924
Replay Newcastle United 2–2 Derby County 6 February 1924
Replay Derby County 2–2 Newcastle United 11 February 1924
Replay Newcastle United 5–3 Derby County 12 February 1924
7 Swindon Town 2–0 Oldham Athletic 2 February 1924
8 Manchester City 2–2 Halifax Town 2 February 1924
Replay Halifax Town 0–0 Manchester City 6 February 1924
Replay Manchester City 3–0 Halifax Town 11 February 1924
9 West Ham United 1–1 Leeds United 2 February 1924
Replay Leeds United 1–0 West Ham United 6 February 1924
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 5–2 Everton 2 February 1924
11 Manchester United 0–3 Huddersfield Town 2 February 1924
12 Crystal Palace 0–0 Notts County 2 February 1924
Replay Notts County 0–0 Crystal Palace 6 February 1924
Replay Crystal Palace 0–0 Notts County 11 February 1924
Replay Crystal Palace 2–1 Notts County 18 February 1924
13 Exeter City 0–0 Watford 2 February 1924
Replay Watford 1–0 Exeter City 6 February 1924
14 Cardiff City 1–0 Arsenal 2 February 1924
15 Swansea Town 0–2 Aston Villa 2 February 1924
16 Charlton Athletic 0–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 February 1924
Replay Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–0 Charlton Athletic 6 February 1924

Third round proper[edit]

The eight Third Round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 23 February 1924. Two matches were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Burnley 1–0 Huddersfield Town 23 February 1924
2 Southampton 0–0 Liverpool 23 February 1924
Replay Liverpool 2–0 Southampton 27 February 1924
3 Watford 0–1 Newcastle United 23 February 1924
4 Aston Villa 3–0 Leeds United 23 February 1924
5 West Bromwich Albion 1–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 23 February 1924
Replay Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–2 West Bromwich Albion 27 February 1924
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 1–5 Manchester City 23 February 1924
7 Crystal Palace 1–2 Swindon Town 23 February 1924
8 Cardiff City 3–0 Bristol City 23 February 1924

Fourth round proper[edit]

The four Fourth Round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 8 March 1924. There were two replays, played in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 West Bromwich Albion 0–2 Aston Villa 8 March 1924
2 Swindon Town 1–1 Burnley 8 March 1924
Replay Burnley 3–1 Swindon Town 12 March 1924
3 Newcastle United 1–0 Liverpool 8 March 1924
4 Manchester City 0–0 Cardiff City 8 March 1924
Replay Cardiff City 0–1 Manchester City 12 March 1924

Semi-Finals[edit]

The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 29 March 1924. The matches ended in victories for Newcastle United and Aston Villa, who went on to meet in the final at Wembley.

29 March 1924
15:00
Aston Villa 3–0 Burnley

Final[edit]

Main article: 1924 FA Cup Final

The 1924 FA Cup Final was contested by Newcastle United and Aston Villa at Wembley. Newcastle won 2–0, the goals scored by Neil Harris and Stan Seymour.

Match details[edit]

26 April 1924
15:00 BST
Newcastle United 2 – 0 Aston Villa
Harris Goal 83'
Seymour Goal 85'
Report
Wembley, London
Attendance: 91,695
Referee: W. E. Russell
Newcastle United
Aston Villa

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