1924–25 FA Cup

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1924–25 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Sheffield United
Runners-up Cardiff City

The 1924–25 FA Cup was the 50th season of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. Sheffield United won the competition for the fourth and (as of 2008) final time, beating Cardiff City 1–0 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. This was the last season with the Cup in this format, as from the next season onwards, the fifth and sixth qualifying rounds would be renamed to the First and Second Rounds Proper.

Round Date
Extra Preliminary Round Saturday 6 September 1924
Preliminary Round Saturday 20 September 1924
First Round Qualifying Saturday 4 October 1924
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 18 October 1924
Third Round Qualifying Saturday 1 November 1924
Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 15 November 1924
Fifth Round Qualifying Saturday 29 November 1924
Sixth Round Qualifying Saturday 13 December 1924
First Round Proper Saturday 10 January 1925
Second Round Proper Saturday 31 January 1925
Third Round Proper Saturday 21 February 1925
Fourth Round Proper Saturday 7 March 1925
Semi-Finals Saturday 28 March 1925
Final Saturday 25 April 1925

First round proper[edit]

42 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. Two Second Division sides, Port Vale and Coventry City, were entered at the fifth qualifying round, with the Third Division North and South teams, this was the last time Division 1 teams started at this stage of the competition. 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 (none were selected from the Third Division North) were given byes to this round. These were:

32 matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 10 January 1925. Six 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 Birmingham 2–0 Chelsea 10 January 1925
2 Blackpool 0–0 Barrow 10 January 1925
Replay Barrow 0–2 Blackpool 14 January 1925
3 Bury 0–3 Sunderland 10 January 1925
4 Liverpool 3–0 Leeds United 10 January 1925
5 Preston North End 4–1 Manchester City 10 January 1925
6 Southampton 3–1 Exeter City 14 January 1925[1]
7 Watford 1–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 10 January 1925
Replay Brighton & Hove Albion 4–3 Watford 14 January 1925
8 Leicester City 3–0 Stoke 10 January 1925
9 Nottingham Forest 1–0 Clapton Orient 10 January 1925
10 Blackburn Rovers 1–0 Oldham Athletic 10 January 1925
11 Aston Villa 7–2 Port Vale 10 January 1925
12 Sheffield Wednesday 2–0 Manchester United 10 January 1925
13 Bolton Wanderers 3–0 Huddersfield Town 10 January 1925
14 West Bromwich Albion 4–0 Luton Town 10 January 1925
15 Derby County 0–1 Bradford City 10 January 1925
16 Everton 2–1 Burnley 10 January 1925
17 Swindon Town 1–2 Fulham 10 January 1925
18 Doncaster Rovers 1–2 Norwich City 10 January 1925
19 Sheffield United 5–0 Corinthian 10 January 1925
20 Newcastle United 4–1 Hartlepools United 10 January 1925
21 Tottenham Hotspur 3–0 Northampton Town 10 January 1925
22 Queens Park Rangers 1–3 Stockport County 10 January 1925
23 Accrington Stanley 2–5 Portsmouth 10 January 1925
24 Bristol Rovers 0–1 Bristol City 10 January 1925
25 Coventry City 0–2 Notts County 10 January 1925
26 West Ham United 0–0 Arsenal 14 January 1925
Replay Arsenal 2–2 West Ham United 21 January 1925
Replay West Ham United 1–0 Arsenal 26 January 1925
27 Millwall 0–0 Barnsley 10 January 1925
Replay Barnsley 2–1 Millwall 15 January 1925
28 Hull City 1–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 10 January 1925
Replay Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–1 Hull City 15 January 1925
29 Crystal Palace 2–1 South Shields 10 January 1925
30 Bradford Park Avenue 1–0 Middlesbrough 10 January 1925
31 Cardiff City 0–0 Darlington 10 January 1925
Replay Darlington 0–0 Cardiff City 14 January 1925
Replay Cardiff City 2–0 Darlington 19 January 1925
32 Swansea Town 3–0 Plymouth Argyle 10 January 1925

Second Round Proper[edit]

The 16 Second Round matches were played on Saturday, 31 January 1925. Five matches were drawn, with replays taking place in the following midweek fixture. One of these then went to a second replay played the following week.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Birmingham 1–0 Stockport County 31 January 1925
2 Bristol City 0–1 Liverpool 31 January 1925
3 Southampton 1–0 Brighton & Hove Albion 31 January 1925
4 Notts County 4–0 Norwich City 31 January 1925
5 Nottingham Forest 0–2 West Ham United 31 January 1925
6 Blackburn Rovers 0–0 Portsmouth 31 January 1925
Replay Portsmouth 0–0 Blackburn Rovers 4 February 1925
Replay Blackburn Rovers 1–0 Portsmouth 9 February 1925
7 West Bromwich Albion 2–0 Preston North End 31 January 1925
8 Sunderland 0–0 Everton 31 January 1925
Replay Everton 2–1 Sunderland 4 February 1925
9 Sheffield United 3–2 Sheffield Wednesday 31 January 1925
10 Newcastle United 2–2 Leicester City 31 January 1925
Replay Leicester City 1–0 Newcastle United 4 February 1925
11 Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 Bolton Wanderers 31 January 1925
Replay Bolton Wanderers 0–1 Tottenham Hotspur 4 February 1925
12 Barnsley 0–3 Bradford City 31 January 1925
13 Hull City 3–2 Crystal Palace 31 January 1925
14 Bradford Park Avenue 1–1 Blackpool 31 January 1925
Replay Blackpool 2–1 Bradford Park Avenue 4 February 1925
15 Cardiff City 1–0 Fulham 31 January 1925
16 Swansea Town 1–3 Aston Villa 31 January 1925

Third round proper[edit]

The eight Third Round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 21 February 1925. Four matches were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Liverpool 2–1 Birmingham 21 February 1925
2 Southampton 2–0 Bradford City 21 February 1925
3 Notts County 0–2 Cardiff City 21 February 1925
4 West Bromwich Albion 1–1 Aston Villa 21 February 1925
Replay Aston Villa 1–2 West Bromwich Albion 25 February 1925
5 Sheffield United 1–0 Everton 21 February 1925
6 Tottenham Hotspur 2–2 Blackburn Rovers 21 February 1925
Replay Blackburn Rovers 3–1 Tottenham Hotspur 25 February 1925
7 West Ham United 1–1 Blackpool 21 February 1925
Replay Blackpool 3–0 West Ham United 25 February 1925
8 Hull City 1–1 Leicester City 21 February 1925
Replay Leicester City 3–1 Hull City 25 February 1925

Fourth round proper[edit]

The four Fourth Round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 7 March 1925. There were no replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Southampton 1–0 Liverpool 7 March 1925
2 Blackburn Rovers 1–0 Blackpool 7 March 1925
3 Sheffield United 2–0 West Bromwich Albion 7 March 1925
4 Cardiff City 2–1 Leicester City 7 March 1925

Semi-Finals[edit]

The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 28 March 1925. The matches ended in victories for Sheffield United and Cardiff City, who went on to meet in the final at Wembley.

28 March 1925
15:00
Sheffield United 2–0 Southampton

Final[edit]

Main article: 1925 FA Cup Final

The 1925 FA Cup Final was contested by Sheffield United and Cardiff City at Wembley. Sheffield United won by a single goal, scored by Fred Tunstall.

This was the first time a team outside England had played in an F.A. Cup Final since Queens Park of Glasgow in 1885.

Match details[edit]

25 April 1925
15:00 BST
Sheffield United 1 – 0 Cardiff City
Tunstall Goal 30'
Wembley, London
Attendance: 91.763
Referee: G. N. Watson
Sheffield United
Cardiff City

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ Originally played on 10 January 1925 and abandoned with 10 minutes remaining due to fog with Southampton leading 5-0.