1959–60 FA Cup

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1959–60 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Wolverhampton Wanderers
Runners-up Blackburn Rovers

The 1959–60 FA Cup was the 79th 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 fourth and, to date, final time, beating Blackburn Rovers 3–0 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]

Round Date
Preliminary Round 5 September 1959
First Qualifying Round 19 September 1959
Second Qualifying Round 3 October 1959
Third Qualifying Round 17 October 1959
Fourth Qualifying Round 31 October 1959
First Round Proper 14 November 1959
Second Round Proper 5 December 1959
Third Round Proper 9 January 1960
Fourth Round Proper 30 January 1960
Fifth Round Proper 20 February 1960
Sixth Round Proper 12 March 1960
Semi-Finals 26 March 1960
Final 7 May 1960

First round proper[edit]

For the qualifying rounds, see 1959–60 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds.

At this stage clubs from the Football League Third and Fourth Divisions joined those non-league clubs having come through the qualifying rounds. Matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 14 November 1959. Ten were drawn and went to replays, played on 17–19 November.

Second Round Proper[edit]

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 5 December 1959, with three matches taking place later. Five matches were drawn, with replays taking place later the same week.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Enfield 1–5 Bournemouth 5 December 1959
2 Bury 2–1 Oldham Athletic 5 December 1959
3 Rochdale 1–1 Bradford City 5 December 1959
Replay Bradford City 2–1 Rochdale 9 December 1959
4 Southampton 3–0 Southend United 5 December 1959
5 Watford 5–1 Wycombe Wanderers 5 December 1959
6 Reading 4–2 King's Lynn 5 December 1959
7 Walsall 2–3 Peterborough United 5 December 1959
8 Gillingham 2–2 Torquay United 5 December 1959
Replay Torquay United 1–2 Gillingham 9 December 1959
9 Notts County 0–1 Bath City 5 December 1959
10 Grimsby Town 2–3 Wrexham 5 December 1959
11 Doncaster Rovers 3–2 Darlington 5 December 1959
12 Stockport County 0–0 Crewe Alexandra 5 December 1959
Replay Crewe Alexandra 2–0 Stockport County 9 December 1959
13 Queens Park Rangers 3–3 Port Vale 5 December 1959
Replay Port Vale 2–1 Queens Park Rangers 7 December 1959
14 Crook Town 0–1 York City 5 December 1959
15 Exeter City 3–1 Brentford 5 December 1959
16 Mansfield Town 2–0 Chester 5 December 1959
17 Margate 0–0 Crystal Palace 5 December 1959
Replay Crystal Palace 3–0 Margate 9 December 1959
18 Workington 1–0 Halifax Town 5 December 1959
19 South Shields 1–5 Bradford Park Avenue 5 December 1959
20 Salisbury 0–1 Newport County 5 December 1959

Third round proper[edit]

The 44 First and Second Division clubs entered the competition at this stage. The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 9 January 1960. Eight matches were drawn and went to replays, with the Rotherham United–Arsenal match requiring a second replay.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Blackpool 3–0 Mansfield Town 9 January 1960
2 Bournemouth 1–0 York City 9 January 1960
3 Bath City 0–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 9 January 1960
4 Bristol City 2–3 Charlton Athletic 9 January 1960
5 Bury 1–1 Bolton Wanderers 9 January 1960
Replay Bolton Wanderers 4–2 Bury 13 January 1960
6 Liverpool 2–1 Leyton Orient 9 January 1960
7 Watford 2–1 Birmingham City 9 January 1960
8 Gillingham 1–4 Swansea Town 9 January 1960
9 Nottingham Forest 1–0 Reading 9 January 1960
10 Aston Villa 2–1 Leeds United 9 January 1960
11 Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 Middlesbrough 9 January 1960
12 Crewe Alexandra 2–0 Workington 9 January 1960
13 West Bromwich Albion 3–2 Plymouth Argyle 9 January 1960
14 Sunderland 1–1 Blackburn Rovers 9 January 1960
Replay Blackburn Rovers 4–1 Sunderland 13 January 1960
15 Derby County 2–4 Manchester United 9 January 1960
16 Lincoln City 1–1 Burnley 9 January 1960
Replay Burnley 2–0 Lincoln City 12 January 1960
17 Wrexham 1–2 Leicester City 9 January 1960
18 Sheffield United 3–0 Portsmouth 9 January 1960
19 Ipswich Town 2–3 Peterborough United 9 January 1960
20 Newcastle United 2–2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 January 1960
Replay Wolverhampton Wanderers 4–2 Newcastle United 13 January 1960
21 Manchester City 1–5 Southampton 9 January 1960
22 Fulham 5–0 Hull City 9 January 1960
23 Bristol Rovers 0–0 Doncaster Rovers 9 January 1960
Replay Doncaster Rovers 1–2 Bristol Rovers 12 January 1960
24 Bradford City 3–0 Everton 9 January 1960
25 Chelsea 5–1 Bradford Park Avenue 9 January 1960
26 Exeter City 1–2 Luton Town 9 January 1960
27 Scunthorpe United 1–0 Crystal Palace 9 January 1960
28 Huddersfield Town 1–1 West Ham United 9 January 1960
Replay West Ham United 1–5 Huddersfield Town 13 January 1960
29 Cardiff City 0–2 Port Vale 9 January 1960
30 Newport County 0–4 Tottenham Hotspur 9 January 1960
31 Stoke City 1–1 Preston North End 9 January 1960
Replay Preston North End 3–1 Stoke City 12 January 1960
32 Rotherham United 2–2 Arsenal 9 January 1960
Replay Arsenal 1–1 Rotherham United 13 January 1960
Replay Rotherham United 2–0 Arsenal 18 January 1960

Fourth Round Proper[edit]

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 30 January 1960. Six matches were drawn and went to replays, which were all played in the following midweek match. For the second round in a row, Rotherham United were held to a second replay, this time against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Liverpool 1–3 Manchester United 30 January 1960
2 Southampton 2–2 Watford 30 January 1960
Replay Watford 1–0 Southampton 2 February 1960
3 Leicester City 2–1 Fulham 30 January 1960
4 Blackburn Rovers 1–1 Blackpool 30 January 1960
Replay Blackpool 0–3 Blackburn Rovers 3 February 1960
5 Sheffield Wednesday 2–0 Peterborough United 30 January 1960
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 Charlton Athletic 30 January 1960
7 Crewe Alexandra 2–2 Tottenham Hotspur 30 January 1960
Replay Tottenham Hotspur 13–2 Crewe Alexandra 3 February 1960
8 West Bromwich Albion 2–0 Bolton Wanderers 30 January 1960
9 Sheffield United 3–0 Nottingham Forest 30 January 1960
10 Bristol Rovers 3–3 Preston North End 30 January 1960
Replay Preston North End 5–1 Bristol Rovers 2 February 1960
11 Bradford City 3–1 Bournemouth 30 January 1960
12 Chelsea 1–2 Aston Villa 30 January 1960
13 Scunthorpe United 0–1 Port Vale 30 January 1960
14 Huddersfield Town 0–1 Luton Town 30 January 1960
15 Swansea Town 0–0 Burnley 30 January 1960
Replay Burnley 2–1 Swansea Town 2 February 1960
16 Rotherham United 1–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 30 January 1960
Replay Brighton & Hove Albion 1–1 Rotherham United 3 February 1960
Replay Rotherham United 0–6 Brighton & Hove Albion 8 February 1960

Fifth Round Proper[edit]

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 20 February 1960. One match went to a replay in the following mid-week fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Preston North End 2–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 20 February 1960
2 Leicester City 2–1 West Bromwich Albion 20 February 1960
3 Luton Town 1–4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 February 1960
4 Sheffield United 3–2 Watford 20 February 1960
5 Tottenham Hotspur 1–3 Blackburn Rovers 20 February 1960
6 Manchester United 0–1 Sheffield Wednesday 20 February 1960
7 Bradford City 2–2 Burnley 20 February 1960
Replay Burnley 5–0 Bradford City 23 February 1960
8 Port Vale 1–2 Aston Villa 20 February 1960

Sixth Round Proper[edit]

The draw for the semi-finals was made on Monday, 22 February 1960. All the original matches were played on Saturday, 12 March 1960.

12 March 1960
15:00 GMT
Burnley 3 – 3 Blackburn Rovers
Pilkington Goal
Pointer Goal
Connelly Goal
Douglas Goal pen.'
Dobling Goal
McGrath Goal
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 51,501
Referee: J.W. Hunt (Portsmouth)
Replay
16 March 1960
19:30 GMT
Blackburn Rovers 2 – 0 (a.e.t.) Burnley
Dobling Goal
MacLeod Goal
Ewood Park, Blackburn
Referee: J.W. Hunt (Portsmouth)

12 March 1960
15:00 GMT
Leicester City 1 – 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
McDonald Goal Broadbent Goal
Chalmers Goal o.g.'
Filbert Street, Leicester
Attendance: 48,907
Referee: J.S. Pickles (Stockport)

12 March 1960
15:00 GMT
Aston Villa 2 – 0 Preston North End
Hitchens Goal
McParland Goal
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 69,732
Referee: K. Howley (Middlesbrough)

12 March 1960
15:00 GMT
Sheffield United 0 – 2 Sheffield Wednesday
Wilkinson GoalGoal
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Attendance: 61,180
Referee: J. Kelly (Chorley)

Semi-Finals[edit]

The draw for the semi-finals was made on Monday, 14 March 1960. Both matches were played on Saturday, 26 March 1960.

26 March 1960
15:00 GMT
Aston Villa 0 – 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Deeley Goal
The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
Attendance: 55,596
Referee: A. Jobling (Lancashire)

26 March 1960
15:00 GMT
Sheffield Wednesday 1 – 2 Blackburn Rovers
Fantham Goal Dougan Goal Goal
Maine Road, Manchester
Attendance: 74,135
Referee: J.G. Williams (Nottingham)

Final[edit]

Main article: 1960 FA Cup Final
7 May 1960
15:00 BST
Blackburn Rovers 0 – 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers
McGrath Goal 41' (o.g.)
Deeley Goal 67'88'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 98,954
Referee: Kevin Howley (Middlesbrough)

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