1927–28 FA Cup

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1927–28 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Blackburn Rovers
Runners-up Huddersfield Town

The 1927–28 FA Cup was the 53rd staging of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. Blackburn Rovers won the competition for the sixth and (as of 2008) final time, beating Huddersfield Town 3–1 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]

Round Date
Extra Preliminary Round Saturday 3 September 1927
Preliminary Round Saturday 17 September 1927
First Round Qualifying Saturday 1 October 1927
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 15 October 1927
Third Round Qualifying Saturday 29 October 1927
Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 12 November 1927
First Round Proper Saturday 26 November 1927
Second Round Proper Saturday 10 December 1927
Third Round Proper Saturday 14 January 1928
Fourth Round Proper Saturday 28 January 1928
Fifth Round Proper Saturday 18 February 1928
Sixth Round Proper Saturday 3 March 1928
Semi-Finals Saturday 24 March 1928
Final Saturday 21 April 1928

First round proper[edit]

At this stage 40 clubs from the Football League Third Division North and South joined the 25 non-league clubs who came through the qualifying rounds. Of those Third Division sides not playing in the First Round Proper, Millwall and Brentford were given a bye to the Third Round, Barrow were entered into the Fourth Qualifying Round (losing 3–1 to Workington), and Torquay United were not involved at any stage of the competition. To make the number of matches up, non-league Northfleet United, Aberdare Athletic and Leyton were given byes to this round. 34 matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 26 November 1927. Six matches were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Darlington 4–1 Chesterfield 26 November 1927
2 Dartford 1–3 Crystal Palace 26 November 1927
3 Bath City 2–0 Southall 26 November 1927
4 Nelson 0–3 Bradford Park Avenue 26 November 1927
5 Rochdale 8–2 Crook Town 26 November 1927
6 Watford 1–2 Brighton & Hove Albion 30 November 1927
7 Gillingham 2–1 Plymouth Argyle 26 November 1927
8 Crewe Alexandra 2–2 Ashington 26 November 1927
Replay Ashington 0–2 Crewe Alexandra 30 November 1927
9 Luton Town 9–0 Clapton 30 November 1927
10 Gainsborough Trinity 6–0 Stockton 26 November 1927
11 Ilford 4–0 Dulwich Hamlet 26 November 1927
12 Poole 1–1 Norwich City 26 November 1927
Replay Norwich City 5–0 Poole 1 December 1927
13 Stockport County 5–2 Oswestry Town 26 November 1927
14 Accrington Stanley 2–5 Lincoln City 26 November 1927
15 Bristol Rovers 4–2 Walsall 26 November 1927
16 Northampton Town 8–0 Leyton 26 November 1927
17 Coventry City 2–2 Bournemouth 26 November 1927
Replay Bournemouth 2–0 Coventry City 30 November 1927
18 Denaby United 2–3 Southport 26 November 1927
19 Shildon 1–3 New Brighton 26 November 1927
20 Northfleet United 0–1 London Caledonians 26 November 1927
21 Bradford City 6–0 Workington 26 November 1927
22 Carlisle United 2–1 Doncaster Rovers 26 November 1927
23 Spennymoor United 1–1 Rotherham United 26 November 1927
Replay Rotherham United 4–2 Spennymoor United 1 December 1927
24 Southend United 1–0 Wellington Town 26 November 1927
25 Exeter City 9–1 Aberdare Athletic 26 November 1927
26 Merthyr Town 0–0 Charlton Athletic 26 November 1927
Replay Charlton Athletic 2–1 Merthyr Town 30 November 1927
27 Halifax Town 3–0 Hartlepools United 26 November 1927
28 Shirebrook 1–3 Tranmere Rovers 26 November 1927
29 Newport County 0–1 Swindon Town 26 November 1927
30 Durham City 1–1 Wrexham 26 November 1927
Replay Wrexham 4–0 Durham City 30 November 1927
31 Botwell Mission 3–4 Peterborough & Fletton United 30 November 1927
32 Rhyl Athletic 4–3 Wigan Borough 26 November 1927
33 Kettering Town 2–0 Chatham 26 November 1927
34 Aldershot 2–1 Queens Park Rangers 30 November 1927

Second Round Proper[edit]

The matches were played on Saturday, 10 December 1927. Two matches were drawn, with replays taking place in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Darlington 2–1 Rochdale 10 December 1927
2 Bournemouth 6–1 Bristol Rovers 10 December 1927
3 Gillingham 2–0 Southend United 10 December 1927
4 Crewe Alexandra 2–0 Stockport County 10 December 1927
5 Luton Town 6–0 Norwich City 10 December 1927
6 Gainsborough Trinity 0–2 Lincoln City 10 December 1927
7 London Caledonians 1–0 Bath City 10 December 1927
8 Swindon Town 0–0 Crystal Palace 10 December 1927
Replay Crystal Palace 1–2 Swindon Town 14 December 1927
9 Wrexham 1–0 Carlisle United 10 December 1927
10 Tranmere Rovers 3–1 Halifax Town 10 December 1927
11 Northampton Town 1–0 Brighton & Hove Albion 10 December 1927
12 Bradford City 2–3 Rotherham United 10 December 1927
13 Bradford Park Avenue 0–2 Southport 10 December 1927
14 Exeter City 5–3 Ilford 10 December 1927
15 Charlton Athletic 1–1 Kettering Town 10 December 1927
Replay Kettering Town 1–2 Charlton Athletic 15 December 1927
16 New Brighton 7–2 Rhyl Athletic 10 December 1927
17 Peterborough & Fletton United 2–1 Aldershot 10 December 1927

Third round proper[edit]

The 44 First and Second Division clubs, entered the competition at this stage, along with Third Division Millwall and Brentford. Also given a bye to this round of the draw were amateur side Corinthian. The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 14 January 1928. Three matches were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Birmingham 4–3 Peterborough & Fletton United 14 January 1928
2 Blackpool 1–4 Oldham Athletic 14 January 1928
3 Bristol City 1–2 Tottenham Hotspur 14 January 1928
4 Burnley 0–2 Aston Villa 14 January 1928
5 Liverpool 1–0 Darlington 14 January 1928
6 Preston North End 0–3 Everton 14 January 1928
7 Reading 4–0 Grimsby Town 14 January 1928
8 Notts County 2–3 Sheffield United 14 January 1928
9 Nottingham Forest 1–0 Tranmere Rovers 14 January 1928
10 Blackburn Rovers 4–1 Newcastle United 14 January 1928
11 Sheffield Wednesday 3–0 Bournemouth 14 January 1928
12 Bolton Wanderers 2–1 Luton Town 14 January 1928
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 Chelsea 14 January 1928
14 Middlesbrough 3–0 South Shields 14 January 1928
15 Sunderland 3–3 Northampton Town 14 January 1928
Replay Northampton Town 0–3 Sunderland 19 January 1928
16 London Caledonians 2–3 Crewe Alexandra 14 January 1928
17 Swindon Town 2–1 Clapton Orient 14 January 1928
18 Wrexham 2–1 Swansea Town 14 January 1928
19 Manchester City 1–0 Leeds United 14 January 1928
20 Portsmouth 0–2 West Ham United 14 January 1928
21 Manchester United 7–1 Brentford 14 January 1928
22 Millwall 1–2 Derby County 14 January 1928
23 Hull City 0–1 Leicester City 14 January 1928
24 Huddersfield Town 4–2 Lincoln City 14 January 1928
25 Cardiff City 2–1 Southampton 14 January 1928
26 Port Vale 3–0 Barnsley 14 January 1928
27 Charlton Athletic 1–1 Bury 14 January 1928
Replay Bury 4–3 Charlton Athletic 18 January 1928
28 Arsenal 2–0 West Bromwich Albion 14 January 1928
29 Southport 3–0 Fulham 14 January 1928
30 New Brighton 2–1 Corinthian 14 January 1928
31 Stoke City 6–1 Gillingham 14 January 1928
32 Rotherham United 3–3 Exeter City 14 January 1928
Replay Exeter City 3–1 Rotherham United 18 January 1928

Fourth Round Proper[edit]

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 28 January 1928. Three games were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bury 1–1 Manchester United 28 January 1928
Replay Manchester United 1–0 Bury 1 February 1928
2 Reading 0–1 Leicester City 28 January 1928
3 Aston Villa 3–0 Crewe Alexandra 28 January 1928
4 Sunderland 1–2 Manchester City 28 January 1928
5 Derby County 0–0 Nottingham Forest 28 January 1928
Replay Nottingham Forest 2–0 Derby County 1 February 1928
6 Swindon Town 1–2 Sheffield Wednesday 28 January 1928
7 Wrexham 1–3 Birmingham 28 January 1928
8 Sheffield United 3–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 28 January 1928
9 Tottenham Hotspur 3–0 Oldham Athletic 28 January 1928
10 Exeter City 2–2 Blackburn Rovers 28 January 1928
Replay Blackburn Rovers 3–1 Exeter City 2 February 1928
11 Huddersfield Town 2–1 West Ham United 28 January 1928
12 Cardiff City 2–1 Liverpool 28 January 1928
13 Port Vale 3–0 New Brighton 28 January 1928
14 Arsenal 4–3 Everton 28 January 1928
15 Southport 0–3 Middlesbrough 28 January 1928
16 Stoke City 4–2 Bolton Wanderers 28 January 1928

Fifth Round Proper[edit]

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 18 February 1928. There was one replay, played in the next midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Leicester City 0–3 Tottenham Hotspur 18 February 1928
2 Nottingham Forest 2–1 Cardiff City 18 February 1928
3 Blackburn Rovers 2–1 Port Vale 18 February 1928
4 Sheffield Wednesday 1–1 Sheffield United 18 February 1928
Replay Sheffield United 4–1 Sheffield Wednesday 22 February 1928
5 Manchester City 0–1 Stoke City 18 February 1928
6 Manchester United 1–0 Birmingham 18 February 1928
7 Huddersfield Town 4–0 Middlesbrough 18 February 1928
8 Arsenal 4–1 Aston Villa 18 February 1928

Sixth Round Proper[edit]

The four quarter-final ties were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 3 March 1928. There were no replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Blackburn Rovers 2–0 Manchester United 3 March 1928
2 Sheffield United 3–0 Nottingham Forest 3 March 1928
3 Huddersfield Town 6–1 Tottenham Hotspur 3 March 1928
4 Arsenal 4–1 Stoke City 3 March 1928

Semi-Finals[edit]

The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 24 March 1928. The Huddersfield Town–Sheffield United local derby tie went to two replays before it was settled in Huddersfield's favour. Huddersfield went on to meet Blackburn Rovers in the final at Wembley.

24 March 1928
15:00
Blackburn Rovers 1–0 Arsenal

Replay
Replay

Final[edit]

Main article: 1928 FA Cup Final

The 1928 FA Cup Final was contested by Blackburn Rovers and Huddersfield Town at Wembley. Blackburn won 3–1, with goals from Jack Roscamp (2) and Tommy McLean. Alex Jackson scored Huddersfield's goal, making this the first final in 18 years where both teams scored.

Match details[edit]

21 April 1928
15:00 BST
Blackburn Rovers 3 – 1 Huddersfield Town
Roscamp Goal 1' Goal 82'
McLean Goal 22'
(Report) Jackson Goal 55'
Wembley, London
Attendance: 92,041
Referee: T. G. Bryan
Blackburn Rovers
Huddersfield Town

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