1948–49 FA Cup

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1948–49 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Wolverhampton Wanderers
Runners-up Leicester City

The FA Cup 1948–49 was the 68th staging of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. Wolverhampton Wanderers won the competition for the third time, beating Leicester City 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 4 September 1948
Preliminary Round Saturday 18 September 1948
First Qualifying Round Saturday 2 October 1948
Second Qualifying Round Saturday 16 October 1948
Third Qualifying Round Saturday 30 October 1948
Fourth Qualifying Round Saturday 13 November 1948
First Round Proper Saturday 27 November 1948
Second Round Saturday 11 December 1948
Third Round Saturday 8 January 1949
Fourth Round Saturday 29 January 1949
Fifth Round Saturday 13 February 1949
Sixth Round Saturday 26 February 1949
Semi Finals Saturday 26 March 1949
Final Saturday 30 April 1949

First round proper[edit]

For the qualifying rounds, see 1948–49 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds.

At this stage 43 clubs from the Football League Third Division North and South joined the 25 non-league clubs having come through the qualifying rounds. Rotherham United, Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic, as the strongest non-promoted Third Division finishers in the previous season, were given a bye to the Third Round, along with Swindon Town, who managed to reach the fifth round of the previous season's competition. To make the number of matches up, non-league Leytonstone and Colchester United were given byes to this round. 34 matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 27 November 1948, with eight of these postponed until the following Saturday. Two were drawn and went to replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Dartford 2–3 Leyton Orient 27 November 1948
2 Barnet 2–6 Exeter City 4 December 1948
3 Rochdale 1–1 Barrow 27 November 1948
Replay Barrow 2–0 Rochdale 4 December 1948
4 Weymouth 2–1 Chelmsford City 27 November 1948
5 Yeovil Town 4–0 Romford 27 November 1948
6 Walsall 2–1 Bristol Rovers 27 November 1948
7 Notts County 2–1 Port Vale 27 November 1948
8 Crewe Alexandra 5–0 Billingham Synthonia 27 November 1948
9 Gainsborough Trinity 1–0 Witton Albion 27 November 1948
10 Wrexham 0–3 Oldham Athletic 27 November 1948
11 Ipswich Town 0–3 Aldershot 4 December 1948
12 Tranmere Rovers 1–3 Darlington 27 November 1948
13 Kidderminster Harriers 0–3 Hereford United 27 November 1948
14 Leytonstone 2–1 Watford 4 December 1948
15 Northampton Town 2–1 Dulwich Hamlet 27 November 1948
16 Rhyl 0–2 Scarborough 4 December 1948
17 Norwich City 1–0 Wellington Town 27 November 1948
18 Bradford City 4–3 Doncaster Rovers 4 December 1948
19 Millwall 1–0 Tooting & Mitcham United 27 November 1948
20 Hull City 3–1 Accrington Stanley 27 November 1948
21 Crystal Palace 0–1 Bristol City 27 November 1948
22 Southend United 1–2 Swansea Town 4 December 1948
23 Hartlepools United 1–3 Chester 27 November 1948
24 Mansfield Town 4–0 Gloucester City 27 November 1948
25 Halifax Town 0–0 Scunthorpe United 4 December 1948
Replay Scunthorpe United 1–0 Halifax Town 6 December 1948
26 Newport County 3–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 27 November 1948
27 Southport 2–1 Horden CW 27 November 1948
28 New Brighton 1–0 Carlisle United 27 November 1948
29 Workington 0–3 Stockport County 27 November 1948
30 Walthamstow Avenue 3–2 Cambridge Town 27 November 1948
31 York City 2–1 Runcorn 27 November 1948
32 Gateshead 3–0 Netherfield (Kendal) 27 November 1948
33 Peterborough United 0–1 Torquay United 27 November 1948
34 Colchester United 2–4 Reading 4 December 1948

Second round proper[edit]

The matches were played on Saturday, 11 December 1948. Four matches were drawn, with replays taking place the following Saturday.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Darlington 1–0 Leyton Orient 11 December 1948
2 Bristol City 3–1 Swansea Town 11 December 1948
3 Weymouth 0–4 Yeovil Town 11 December 1948
4 Walsall 4–3 Gainsborough Trinity 11 December 1948
5 Notts County 3–2 Barrow 11 December 1948
6 Crewe Alexandra 3–2 Millwall 11 December 1948
7 Leytonstone 3–4 Newport County 11 December 1948
8 Bradford City 0–0 New Brighton 11 December 1948
Replay New Brighton 1–0 Bradford City 18 December 1948
9 Hull City 0–0 Reading 11 December 1948
Replay Reading 1–2 Hull City 18 December 1948
10 Exeter City 2–1 Hereford United 11 December 1948
11 Scunthorpe United 0–1 Stockport County 11 December 1948
12 Mansfield Town 2–1 Northampton Town 11 December 1948
13 Southport 2–2 York City 11 December 1948
Replay York City 0–2 Southport 18 December 1948
14 Torquay United 3–1 Norwich City 11 December 1948
15 Walthamstow Avenue 2–2 Oldham Athletic 11 December 1948
Replay Oldham Athletic 3–1 Walthamstow Avenue 18 December 1948
16 Aldershot 1–0 Chester 11 December 1948
17 Gateshead 3–0 Scarborough 11 December 1948

Third round proper[edit]

The 44 First and Second Division clubs entered the competition at this stage, along with Rotherham United, Swindon Town and Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic. The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 8 January 1949. Four matches were drawn and went to replays on the following Saturday, with two of these going to a second replay.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bristol City 1–3 Chelsea 8 January 1949
2 Burnley 2–1 Charlton Athletic 8 January 1949
3 Preston North End 2–1 Mansfield Town 8 January 1949
4 Yeovil Town 3–1 Bury 8 January 1949
5 Nottingham Forest 2–2 Liverpool 8 January 1949
Replay Liverpool 4–0 Nottingham Forest 15 January 1949
6 Blackburn Rovers 1–2 Hull City 8 January 1949
7 Aston Villa 1–1 Bolton Wanderers 8 January 1949
Replay Bolton Wanderers 0–0 Aston Villa 15 January 1949
Replay Aston Villa 2–1 Bolton Wanderers 17 January 1949
8 Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 Southampton 8 January 1949
9 Grimsby Town 2–1 Exeter City 8 January 1949
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 6–0 Chesterfield 8 January 1949
11 Crewe Alexandra 0–2 Sunderland 8 January 1949
12 Derby County 4–1 Southport 8 January 1949
13 Lincoln City 0–1 West Bromwich Albion 8 January 1949
14 Luton Town 3–1 West Ham United 8 January 1949
15 Everton 1–0 Manchester City 8 January 1949
16 Swindon Town 1–3 Stoke City 8 January 1949
17 Sheffield United 5–2 New Brighton 8 January 1949
18 Newcastle United 0–2 Bradford Park Avenue 8 January 1949
19 Queens Park Rangers 0–0 Huddersfield Town 8 January 1949
Replay Huddersfield Town 5–0 Queens Park Rangers 15 January 1949
20 Fulham 0–1 Walsall 8 January 1949
21 Barnsley 0–1 Blackpool 8 January 1949
22 Brentford 3–2 Middlesbrough 8 January 1949
23 Portsmouth 7–0 Stockport County 8 January 1949
24 Manchester United 6–0 Bournemouth 8 January 1949
25 Plymouth Argyle 0–1 Notts County 8 January 1949
26 Oldham Athletic 2–3 Cardiff City 8 January 1949
27 Arsenal 3–0 Tottenham Hotspur 8 January 1949
28 Leeds United 1–3 Newport County 8 January 1949
29 Torquay United 1–0 Coventry City 8 January 1949
30 Rotherham United 4–2 Darlington 8 January 1949
31 Gateshead 3–1 Aldershot 8 January 1949
32 Birmingham City 1–1 Leicester City 8 January 1949
Replay Leicester City 1–1 Birmingham City 15 January 1949
Replay Birmingham City 1–2 Leicester City 17 January 1949

Fourth round proper[edit]

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 29 January 1949. Three games were drawn and went to replays, which were all played on the following Saturday. Manchester United and Bradford Park Avenue went to a second replay on the following Monday, with Manchester United easily winning the tie to go through.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Liverpool 1–0 Notts County 29 January 1949
2 Yeovil Town 2–1 Sunderland 29 January 1949
3 Leicester City 2–0 Preston North End 29 January 1949
4 Aston Villa 1–2 Cardiff City 29 January 1949
5 Grimsby Town 2–3 Hull City 29 January 1949
6 Derby County 1–0 Arsenal 29 January 1949
7 Luton Town 4–0 Walsall 29 January 1949
8 Sheffield United 0–3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 29 January 1949
9 Brentford 1–0 Torquay United 29 January 1949
10 Portsmouth 2–1 Sheffield Wednesday 29 January 1949
11 Manchester United 1–1 Bradford Park Avenue 29 January 1949
Replay Bradford Park Avenue 1–1 Manchester United 5 February 1949
Replay Manchester United 5–0 Bradford Park Avenue 7 February 1949
12 Chelsea 2–0 Everton 29 January 1949
13 Newport County 3–3 Huddersfield Town 29 January 1949
Replay Huddersfield Town 1–3 Newport County 5 February 1949
14 Stoke City 1–1 Blackpool 29 January 1949
Replay Blackpool 0–1 Stoke City 5 February 1949
15 Rotherham United 0–1 Burnley 29 January 1949
16 Gateshead 1–3 West Bromwich Albion 29 January 1949

Fifth round proper[edit]

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 12 February 1949. There was one replay, taking place the following Saturday.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–1 Liverpool 12 February 1949
2 West Bromwich Albion 3–0 Chelsea 12 February 1949
3 Derby County 2–1 Cardiff City 12 February 1949
4 Luton Town 5–5 Leicester City 12 February 1949
Replay Leicester City 5–3 Luton Town 19 February 1949
5 Brentford 4–2 Burnley 12 February 1949
6 Portsmouth 3–2 Newport County 12 February 1949
7 Manchester United 8–0 Yeovil Town 12 February 1949
8 Stoke City 0–2 Hull City 12 February 1949

Sixth round proper[edit]

The draw for the sixth round was made on Monday, 14 February 1949. All matches were played on Saturday, 26 February 1949.

26 February 1949
15:00 GMT
Brentford 0 – 2 Leicester City
Lee Goal
Griffiths Goal 75'
Griffin Park, London
Attendance: 38,678

26 February 1949
15:00 GMT
Portsmouth 2 – 1 Derby County
Clarke Goal 44'87' Stamps Goal 41'
Fratton Park, Portsmouth
Attendance: 51,385

26 February 1949
15:00 GMT
Hull City 0 – 1 Manchester United
Pearson Goal 74'
Boothferry Park, Hull
Attendance: 55,000

26 February 1949
15:00 GMT
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 – 0 West Bromwich Albion
Mullen Goal 63'
Molineux, Wolverhampton
Attendance: 55,684

Semi-finals[edit]

The draw for the semi finals was made on Monday, 28 February 1949. Both original matches were played on Saturday, 26 March 1949.

26 March 1949
15:00 GMT
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 – 1 (a.e.t.) Manchester United
Smyth Goal 11' Mitten Goal 23'
Hillsborough, Sheffield
Attendance: 62,250
Replay
2 April 1949
15:00 GMT
Manchester United 0 – 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Smyth Goal 86'
Goodison Park, Liverpool
Attendance: 72,631

26 March 1949
15:00 GMT
Portsmouth 1 – 3 Leicester City
Scott Goal 28' (o.g.) Revie Goal 8'Goal
Chisholm Goal 47'
Highbury, London
Attendance: 62,000

Final[edit]

Main article: 1949 FA Cup Final
30 April 1949
15:00 BST
Leicester City 1 – 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Griffiths Goal 47' Report Pye Goal 13'42'
Smyth Goal 64'
Wembley, London
Attendance: 98,920
Referee: R. A. Mortimer (Huddersfield)

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