1950–51 FA Cup

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1950–51 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Newcastle United
Runners-up Blackpool

The 1950–51 FA Cup was the 70th 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, beating Blackpool 2–0 in the final at Wembley, 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]

Round Date
Extra Preliminary Round Saturday 2 September 1950
Preliminary Round Saturday 16 September 1950
First Round Qualifying Saturday 30 September 1950
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 14 October 1950
Third Round Qualifying Saturday 28 October 1950
Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 11 November 1950
First Round Proper Saturday 25 November 1950
Second Round Proper Saturday 9 December 1950
Third Round Proper Saturday 6 January 1951
Fourth Round Proper Saturday 27 January 1951
Fifth Round Proper Saturday 10 February 1951
Sixth Round Proper Saturday 24 February 1951
Semi-Finals Saturday 10 March 1951
Final Saturday 28 April 1951

Results[edit]

First Round Proper[edit]

For the qualifying rounds, see 1950–51 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds.

At this stage clubs from the Football League Third Division North and South joined those non-league clubs having come through the qualifying rounds. However, following on from the increase of teams in that season's Football League, 3 of the 4 new clubs were required to start in the qualifying rounds (which caused Shrewsbury Town to withdraw in protest).[1] Matches were played on Saturday, 25 November 1950. Six matches were drawn, with replays taking place later the same week.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date Attendance Notes
1 Chester 1–2 Bradford Park Avenue 25 November 1950
2 Darlington 2–7 Rotherham United 25 November 1950
3 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 1–0 Colchester United 25 November 1950
4 Bristol City 4–0 Gloucester City 25 November 1950
5 Rochdale 3–1 Willington 25 November 1950
6 Reading 3–1 Cheltenham Town 25 November 1950
7 Nottingham Forest 6–1 Torquay United 25 November 1950
8 Crewe Alexandra 4–0 North Shields 25 November 1950
9 Lincoln City 1–1 Southport 25 November 1950
Replay Southport 3–2 Lincoln City 28 November 1950
10 Gainsborough Trinity 0–3 Plymouth Argyle 25 November 1950
11 Scarborough 1–2 Rhyl 25 November 1950
12 Wrexham 1–0 Accrington Stanley 25 November 1950
13 Bishop Auckland 2–2 York City 25 November 1950
Replay York City 2–1 Bishop Auckland 29 November 1950
14 Bristol Rovers 1–1 Llanelli 25 November 1950
Replay Llanelli 1–1 Bristol Rovers 28 November 1950
2nd replay Bristol Rovers 3–1 Llanelli 4 December 1950 [A]
15 Norwich City 2–0 Watford 25 November 1950
16 Glastonbury 1–2 Exeter City 25 November 1950
17 Bradford City 2–2 Oldham Athletic 25 November 1950
Replay Oldham Athletic 2–1 Bradford City 28 November 1950
18 Carlisle United 2–1 Barrow 25 November 1950
19 Crystal Palace 1–4 Millwall 29 November 1950 [B]
20 Worcester City 1–4 Hartlepools United 25 November 1950
21 Witton Albion 1–2 Nelson 25 November 1950
22 Southend United 0–3 Swindon Town 25 November 1950
23 Mansfield Town 1–0 Walthamstow Avenue 25 November 1950
24 Bromsgrove Rovers 1–3 Hereford United 25 November 1950
25 Port Vale 3–2 New Brighton 25 November 1950
26 Halifax Town 2–3 Ashington 25 November 1950
27 Newport County 4–2 Walsall 25 November 1950
28 Cleator Moor Celtic 0–5 Tranmere Rovers 25 November 1950 [C]
29 Aldershot 2–2 Bromley 25 November 1950
Replay Bromley 0–1 Aldershot 29 November 1950
30 Guildford City 1–5 Dartford 25 November 1950
31 Tooting & Mitcham United 2–3 Brighton & Hove Albion 25 November 1950
32 Chelmsford City 2–2 Tonbridge 25 November 1950
Replay Tonbridge 0–1 Chelmsford City 29 November 1950
33 Leyton Orient 1–2 Ipswich Town 25 November 1950 10,560 [2]
34 Linby Colliery 1–4 Gillingham 25 November 1950

Second Round Proper[edit]

The matches were played on Saturday, 9 December 1950. Three matches were drawn, with replays taking place on the following Wednesday. One second replay was played on Monday, 18 December 1950.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date Attendance Notes
1 Ashington 1–2 Rochdale 9 December 1950
2 Bristol City 2–1 Wrexham 9 December 1950
3 Reading 4–0 Dartford 9 December 1950
4 Crewe Alexandra 2–2 Plymouth Argyle 9 December 1950
Replay Plymouth Argyle 3–0 Crewe Alexandra 13 December 1950
5 Bristol Rovers 2–2 Gillingham 9 December 1950
Replay Gillingham 1–1 Bristol Rovers 13 December 1950
2nd replay Bristol Rovers 2–1 Gillingham 18 December 1950 [D]
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 2–0 Ipswich Town 9 December 1950 14,411 [2]
7 Rhyl 0–1 Norwich City 9 December 1950
8 Millwall 1–1 Bradford Park Avenue 9 December 1950
Replay Bradford Park Avenue 0–1 Millwall 13 December 1950
9 Exeter City 3–0 Swindon Town 9 December 1950
10 Hartlepools United 1–2 Oldham Athletic 9 December 1950
11 Port Vale 3–2 Nelson 9 December 1950
12 Southport 1–3 Carlisle United 9 December 1950
13 York City 2–1 Tranmere Rovers 9 December 1950
14 Hereford United 0–3 Newport County 9 December 1950
15 Rotherham United 3–1 Nottingham Forest 9 December 1950
16 Aldershot 3–0 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 9 December 1950
17 Chelmsford City 1–4 Mansfield Town 9 December 1950

Third Round Proper[edit]

The 44 First and Second Division clubs entered the competition at this stage. The matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 6 January 1951, though two were postponed until later the same week. Five matches were drawn, with replays taking place later the same week.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date Attendance Notes
1 Bristol City 2–1 Blackburn Rovers 6 January 1951
2 Rochdale 2–3 Chelsea 9 January 1951
3 Leicester City 0–3 Preston North End 6 January 1951
4 Notts County 3–4 Southampton 6 January 1951
5 Aston Villa 2–0 Burnley 6 January 1951
6 Bolton Wanderers 2–0 York City 6 January 1951
7 Grimsby Town 3–3 Exeter City 6 January 1951
Replay Exeter City 4–2 Grimsby Town 10 January 1951
8 Sunderland 2–0 Coventry City 6 January 1951
9 Derby County 2–2 West Bromwich Albion 6 January 1951
Replay West Bromwich Albion 0–1 Derby County 10 January 1951
10 Luton Town 2–0 Portsmouth 6 January 1951
11 Sheffield United 1–0 Gateshead 6 January 1951
12 Stockport County 2–1 Brentford 6 January 1951
13 Newcastle United 4–1 Bury 6 January 1951
14 Queens Park Rangers 3–4 Millwall 6 January 1951
15 Fulham 1–0 Sheffield Wednesday 6 January 1951
16 Bristol Rovers 5–1 Aldershot 10 January 1951
17 Northampton Town 3–1 Barnsley 6 January 1951
18 West Ham United 2–1 Cardiff City 6 January 1951
19 Brighton & Hove Albion 2–1 Chesterfield 6 January 1951
20 Manchester United 4–1 Oldham Athletic 6 January 1951
21 Norwich City 3–1 Liverpool 6 January 1951
22 Plymouth Argyle 1–2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 6 January 1951
23 Hull City 2–0 Everton 6 January 1951
24 Huddersfield Town 2–0 Tottenham Hotspur 6 January 1951
25 Mansfield Town 2–0 Swansea Town 6 January 1951
26 Newport County 3–2 Reading 6 January 1951
27 Charlton Athletic 2–2 Blackpool 6 January 1951
Replay Blackpool 3–0 Charlton Athletic 10 January 1951
28 Arsenal 0–0 Carlisle United 6 January 1951
Replay Carlisle United 1–4 Arsenal 11 January 1951
29 Leeds United 1–0 Middlesbrough 6 January 1951
30 Stoke City 2–2 Port Vale 6 January 1951
Replay Port Vale 0–1 Stoke City 8 January 1951 [E]
31 Rotherham United 2–1 Doncaster Rovers 6 January 1951
32 Birmingham City 2–0 Manchester City 6 January 1951 30,057 [3]

Fourth Round Proper[edit]

The matches were played on Saturday, 27 January 1951. Two matches were drawn, the replays being played on Wednesday, 31 January 1951.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date Attendance Notes
1 Blackpool 2–1 Stockport County 27 January 1951
2 Bristol City 1–0 Brighton & Hove Albion 27 January 1951
3 Preston North End 0–2 Huddersfield Town 27 January 1951
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–1 Aston Villa 27 January 1951
5 Sunderland 2–0 Southampton 27 January 1951
6 Derby County 1–3 Birmingham City 27 January 1951 37,384 [3]
7 Luton Town 1–2 Bristol Rovers 27 January 1951
8 Sheffield United 0–0 Mansfield Town 27 January 1951
Replay Mansfield Town 4–2 Sheffield United 31 January 1951
9 Newcastle United 3–2 Bolton Wanderers 27 January 1951
10 Manchester United 4–0 Leeds United 27 January 1951
11 Millwall 0–1 Fulham 27 January 1951
12 Hull City 2–0 Rotherham United 27 January 1951
13 Exeter City 1–1 Chelsea 27 January 1951
Replay Chelsea 2–0 Exeter City 31 January 1951
14 Newport County 0–2 Norwich City 27 January 1951
15 Arsenal 3–2 Northampton Town 27 January 1951
16 Stoke City 1–0 West Ham United 27 January 1951

Fifth Round Proper[edit]

The matches were played on Saturday, 10 February 1951. One match was drawn and replayed the following Wednesday.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date Attendance Notes
1 Blackpool 2–0 Mansfield Town 10 February 1951
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 Huddersfield Town 10 February 1951
3 Sunderland 3–1 Norwich City 10 February 1951
4 Bristol Rovers 3–0 Hull City 10 February 1951
5 Manchester United 1–0 Arsenal 10 February 1951
6 Chelsea 1–1 Fulham 10 February 1951
Replay Fulham 3–0 Chelsea 14 February 1951
7 Stoke City 2–4 Newcastle United 10 February 1951
8 Birmingham City 2–0 Bristol City 10 February 1951 47,831 [3]

Sixth Round Proper[edit]

24 February 1951
Blackpool 1 – 0 Fulham
24 February 1951
Birmingham City 1 – 0 Manchester United
Higgins Goal
St Andrew's, Birmingham
Attendance: 50,000

Replays[edit]

28 February 1951
Bristol Rovers 1 – 3 Newcastle United

Semi-Finals[edit]

10 March 1951
Blackpool 0 – 0 Birmingham City
Maine Road, Manchester
Attendance: 70,000

Replays[edit]

14 March 1951
Birmingham City 1 – 2 Blackpool
Smith Goal
Goodison Park, Liverpool
Attendance: 70,114

Final[edit]

Main article: 1951 FA Cup Final

The final took place on Saturday, 28 April 1951 at Wembley and ended in a victory for Newcastle United over Blackpool by 2–0, with both goals scored by Jackie Milburn. The attendance was 100,000.

28 April 1951
15:00 BST
Newcastle United 2 – 0 Blackpool
Milburn Goal 50' Goal 55' [4]
Wembley, London
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Bill Ling
Newcastle United
Blackpool
 

Notes[edit]

A. ^ : Match played at Ninian Park, Cardiff.
B. ^ : The original tie was abandoned after 34 minutes due to fog, with the score 0–0.
C. ^ : Match played at Borough Park, Workington.
D. ^ : Match played at White Hart Lane, London.
E. ^ : Match played at Victoria Ground, Stoke-on-Trent.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ [The Guinness Record of the FA Cup http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guinness-Record-FA-Cup/dp/0851125387 Amazon] . Accessed 2009-09-18. Archived 2009-09-21.
  2. ^ a b 1950-51 Pride of Anglia
  3. ^ a b c Detail for matches involving Birmingham City from Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 186. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  4. ^ "FA Cup Final 1951". fa-cupfinals.co.uk. Archived from the original on 23 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-16.