1960–61 FA Cup

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1960–61 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Tottenham Hotspur
Runners-up Leicester City

The 1960–61 FA Cup was the 80th season of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. Tottenham Hotspur won the competition for the third time, beating Leicester City 2–0 in the final at Wembley. In doing so, they became the first team to win the Double since Aston Villa in 1897.

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 Saturday 27 August 1960
First Round Qualifying Saturday 10 September 1960
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 24 September 1960
Third Round Qualifying Saturday 8 October 1960
Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 22 October 1960
First Round Proper Saturday 5 November 1960
Second Round Proper Saturday 26 November 1960
Third Round Proper Saturday 7 January 1961
Fourth Round Proper Saturday 28 January 1961
Fifth Round Proper Saturday 18 February 1961
Sixth Round Proper Saturday 4 March 1961
Semi-Finals Saturday 18 March 1961
Final Saturday 6 May 1961

Results[edit]

First Round Proper[edit]

For the qualifying rounds, see 1960–61 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, 5 November 1960. Eleven were drawn and went to replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Ashford Town 1–2 Gillingham 5 November 1960
2 Chester 0–1 Carlisle United 5 November 1960
3 Chesterfield 3–3 Doncaster Rovers 5 November 1960
Replay Doncaster Rovers 0–1 Chesterfield 9 November 1960
4 Darlington 2–0 Grimsby Town 5 November 1960
5 Bristol City 11–0 Chichester City 5 November 1960
6 Sutton United 2–2 Romford 5 November 1960
Replay Romford 5–0 Sutton United 9 November 1960
7 Watford 2–2 Brentford 5 November 1960
Replay Brentford 0–2 Watford 8 November 1960
8 Weymouth 1–3 Torquay United 5 November 1960
9 Reading 6–2 Millwall 5 November 1960
10 Walsall 0–1 Yeovil Town 5 November 1960
11 Crewe Alexandra 1–1 Rochdale 5 November 1960
Replay Rochdale 1–2 Crewe Alexandra 8 November 1960
12 Swindon Town 2–2 Bath City 5 November 1960
Replay Bath City 4–6 Swindon Town 9 November 1960
13 Shrewsbury Town 4–1 Newport County 5 November 1960
14 Bishop Auckland 3–2 Bridlington Town 5 November 1960
15 Tranmere Rovers 1–0 Bury 5 November 1960
16 Stockport County 1–0 Workington 5 November 1960
17 Dover 1–4 Peterborough United 5 November 1960
18 Wycombe Wanderers 1–2 Kettering Town 5 November 1960
19 Queens Park Rangers 3–2 Walthamstow Avenue 5 November 1960
20 Bangor City 1–0 Wrexham 5 November 1960
21 Accrington Stanley 2–1 Barrow 5 November 1960
22 Northampton Town 2–1 Hastings United 5 November 1960
23 Rhyl 0–1 Oldham Athletic 5 November 1960
24 Bradford City 0–0 Scarborough 5 November 1960
Replay Scarborough 1–2 Bradford City 9 November 1960
25 Hull City 3–0 Sutton Town 5 November 1960
26 Crystal Palace 6–2 Hitchin Town 5 November 1960
27 Worcester City 1–4 Coventry City 5 November 1960
28 Exeter City 1–1 Bournemouth 5 November 1960
Replay Bournemouth 3–1 Exeter City 9 November 1960
29 Mansfield Town 3–1 Blyth Spartans 5 November 1960
30 Halifax Town 5–1 Hartlepools United 5 November 1960
31 Southport 7–2 Macclesfield Town 5 November 1960
32 Clacton Town 1–3 Southend United 5 November 1960
33 York City 0–0 Bradford Park Avenue 5 November 1960
Replay Bradford Park Avenue 0–2 York City 9 November 1960
34 Aldershot 2–0 Notts County 5 November 1960
35 Gateshead 0–0 Barnsley 5 November 1960
Replay Barnsley 2–0 Gateshead 9 November 1960
36 Colchester United 5–0 Maidenhead United 5 November 1960
37 Chelmsford City 2–3 Port Vale 5 November 1960
38 Hendon 2–2 Oxford United 5 November 1960
Replay Oxford United 3–2 Hendon 9 November 1960
39 Bridgwater Town 3–0 Hereford United 5 November 1960
40 Loughborough United 0–0 King's Lynn 5 November 1960
Replay King's Lynn 3–0 Loughborough United 9 November 1960

Second Round Proper[edit]

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 26 November 1960, with three matches taking place later. Seven matches were drawn, with replays taking place later the same week. However, the Darlington–Hull City match went to another three replays after this before the match finished in Hull City's favour.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Chesterfield 4–4 Oldham Athletic 26 November 1960
Replay Oldham Athletic 0–3 Chesterfield 29 November 1960
2 Darlington 1–1 Hull City 26 November 1960
Replay Hull City 1–1 Darlington 28 November 1960
Replay Darlington 1–1 Hull City 5 December 1960
Replay Hull City 0–0 Darlington 12 December 1960
Replay Darlington 0–3 Hull City 15 December 1960
3 Bournemouth 3–1 Yeovil Town 26 November 1960
4 Reading 4–2 Kettering Town 26 November 1960
5 Gillingham 3–2 Southend United 26 November 1960
6 Swindon Town 0–1 Shrewsbury Town 26 November 1960
7 Tranmere Rovers 1–1 York City 30 November 1960
Replay York City 2–1 Tranmere Rovers 5 December 1961
8 Stockport County 2–0 Bishop Auckland 26 November 1960
9 Queens Park Rangers 1–2 Coventry City 26 November 1960
10 Bangor City 1–1 Southport 26 November 1960
Replay Southport 3–1 Bangor City 29 November 1960
11 Accrington Stanley 3–0 Mansfield Town 30 November 1960
12 King's Lynn 2–2 Bristol City 26 November 1960
Replay Bristol City 3–0 King's Lynn 29 November 1960
13 Bradford City 1–2 Barnsley 26 November 1960
14 Crystal Palace 0–0 Watford 26 November 1960
Replay Watford 1–0 Crystal Palace 29 November 1960
15 Port Vale 2–1 Carlisle United 26 November 1960
16 Halifax Town 2–2 Crewe Alexandra 29 November 1960
Replay Crewe Alexandra 3–0 Halifax Town 5 December 1960
17 Torquay United 1–3 Peterborough United 26 November 1960
18 Aldershot 3–1 Colchester United 26 November 1960
19 Romford 1–5 Northampton Town 26 November 1960
20 Oxford United 2–1 Bridgwater Town 26 November 1960

Third Round Proper[edit]

The 44 First and Second Division clubs entered the competition at this stage. The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 7 January 1961. Nine matches were drawn and went to replays, with two of these requiring a second replay.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Chesterfield 0–0 Blackburn Rovers 7 January 1961
Replay Blackburn Rovers 3–0 Chesterfield 11 January 1961
2 Burnley 1–0 Bournemouth 7 January 1961
3 Liverpool 3–2 Coventry City 7 January 1961
4 Preston North End 1–1 Accrington Stanley 7 January 1961
Replay Accrington Stanley 0–4 Preston North End 9 January 1961
5 Southampton 7–1 Ipswich Town 7 January 1961
6 Reading 1–1 Barnsley 7 January 1961
Replay Barnsley 3–1 Reading 11 January 1961
7 Gillingham 2–6 Leyton Orient 7 January 1961
8 Leicester City 3–1 Oxford United 7 January 1961
9 Nottingham Forest 0–2 Birmingham City 7 January 1961
10 Sheffield Wednesday 2–0 Leeds United 7 January 1961
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 Huddersfield Town 7 January 1961
Replay Huddersfield Town 2–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 11 January 1961
12 Sunderland 2–1 Arsenal 7 January 1961
13 Lincoln City 3–1 West Bromwich Albion 7 January 1961
14 Luton Town 4–0 Northampton Town 7 January 1961
15 Everton 0–1 Sheffield United 7 January 1961
16 Stockport County 3–1 Southport 7 January 1961
17 Newcastle United 5–0 Fulham 7 January 1961
18 Tottenham Hotspur 3–2 Charlton Athletic 7 January 1961
19 Bristol Rovers 1–1 Aston Villa 7 January 1961
Replay Aston Villa 4–0 Bristol Rovers 9 January 1961
20 Portsmouth 1–2 Peterborough United 7 January 1961
21 West Ham United 2–2 Stoke City 7 January 1961
Replay Stoke City 1–0 West Ham United 11 January 1961
22 Brighton & Hove Albion 3–1 Derby County 7 January 1961
23 Manchester United 3–0 Middlesbrough 7 January 1961
24 Plymouth Argyle 0–1 Bristol City 7 January 1961
25 Hull City 0–1 Bolton Wanderers 7 January 1961
26 Chelsea 1–2 Crewe Alexandra 7 January 1961
27 Scunthorpe United 6–2 Blackpool 7 January 1961
28 Cardiff City 1–1 Manchester City 7 January 1961
Replay Manchester City 0–0 Cardiff City 11 January 1961
Replay Cardiff City 0–2 Manchester City 16 January 1961
29 Swansea Town 3–0 Port Vale 7 January 1961
30 York City 1–1 Norwich City 7 January 1961
Replay Norwich City 1–0 York City 11 January 1961
31 Rotherham United 1–0 Watford 7 January 1961
32 Aldershot 1–1 Shrewsbury Town 7 January 1961
Replay Shrewsbury Town 2–2 Aldershot 11 January 1961
Replay Aldershot 2–0 Shrewsbury Town 16 January 1961

Fourth Round Proper[edit]

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 28 January 1961, with three games postponed until 1 February. Six matches were drawn and went to replays, which were all played in the following midweek match, and one of these was then replayed a second time.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Liverpool 0–2 Sunderland 28 January 1961
2 Southampton 0–1 Leyton Orient 28 January 1961
3 Leicester City 5–1 Bristol City 31 January 1961
4 Sheffield Wednesday 1–1 Manchester United 28 January 1961
Replay Manchester United 2–7 Sheffield Wednesday 1 February 1961
5 Bolton Wanderers 3–3 Blackburn Rovers 28 January 1961
Replay Blackburn Rovers 4–0 Bolton Wanderers 1 February 1961
6 Luton Town 3–1 Manchester City 1 February 1961
7 Sheffield United 3–1 Lincoln City 28 January 1961
8 Newcastle United 4–0 Stockport County 1 February 1961
9 Tottenham Hotspur 5–1 Crewe Alexandra 28 January 1961
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 3–3 Burnley 28 January 1961
Replay Burnley 2–0 Brighton & Hove Albion 31 January 1961
11 Scunthorpe United 1–4 Norwich City 28 January 1961
12 Huddersfield Town 1–1 Barnsley 1 February 1961
Replay Barnsley 1–0 Huddersfield Town 6 February 1961
13 Swansea Town 2–1 Preston North End 28 January 1961
14 Stoke City 0–0 Aldershot 28 January 1961
Replay Aldershot 0–0 Stoke City 1 February 1961
Replay Stoke City 3–0 Aldershot 6 February 1961
15 Peterborough United 1–1 Aston Villa 28 January 1961
Replay Aston Villa 2–1 Peterborough United 1 February 1961
16 Birmingham City 4–0 Rotherham United 28 January 1961

Fifth Round Proper[edit]

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 18 February 1961. One match went to a replay in the following mid-week fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Burnley 4–0 Swansea Town 18 February 1961
2 Aston Villa 0–2 Tottenham Hotspur 18 February 1961
3 Sheffield United 2–1 Blackburn Rovers 18 February 1961
4 Newcastle United 3–1 Stoke City 18 February 1961
5 Barnsley 1–0 Luton Town 18 February 1961
6 Norwich City 0–1 Sunderland 18 February 1961
7 Birmingham City 1–1 Leicester City 18 February 1961
Replay Leicester City 2–1 Birmingham City 22 February 1961
8 Leyton Orient 0–2 Sheffield Wednesday 18 February 1961

Sixth Round Proper[edit]

The four Sixth Round ties were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 4 March 1961. Three of the four matches went to replays in the midweek fixtures before being settled.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Leicester City 0–0 Barnsley 4 March 1961
Replay Barnsley 1–2 Leicester City 8 March 1961
2 Sheffield Wednesday 0–0 Burnley 4 March 1961
Replay Burnley 2–0 Sheffield Wednesday 7 March 1961
3 Sunderland 1–1 Tottenham Hotspur 4 March 1961
Replay Tottenham Hotspur 5–0 Sunderland 8 March 1961
4 Newcastle United 1–3 Sheffield United 4 March 1961

Semi-Finals[edit]

The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 18 March 1961 with the Leicester City–Sheffield United game requiring two replays. This series of games marked the first time since 1928 that a semi-final had required a second replay, and the first time ever in the FA Cup that a semi-final had failed to produce a goal after a replay. United had the ball in the net through Derek Pace in the first game and although the player insisted that it hit his shoulder, the referee disallowed for handball.[1] Leicester eventually won the tie and so went on to meet Tottenham in the final at Wembley.

18 March 1961
15:00
Leicester City 0–0 Sheffield United
Report
Elland Road, Leeds
Attendance: 52,095
Referee: Jim Finney, Hereford
Replay
Second Replay
27 March 1961
19:15
Leicester City 2–0 Sheffield United
Walsh Goal 47'
Leek Goal 58'
Report

18 March 1961
15:00
Tottenham Hotspur 3–0 Burnley
Smith Goal 25' Goal 50'
Jones Goal 89'
Report
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 69,968
Referee: K. A. Collinge, Altrincham

Final[edit]

Main article: 1961 FA Cup Final

The 1961 FA Cup Final took place on 6 May 1961 at Wembley Stadium and was won by Tottenham Hotspur over Leicester City, by a 2–0 scoreline. In doing so, Tottenham became the first team to complete the League and FA Cup Double since Aston Villa in 1897.

6 May 1961
Tottenham Hotspur 2 – 0 Leicester City
Smith Goal 66'
Dyson Goal 75'
Wembley, London
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: J. Kelly
Tottenham Hotspur
Leicester City

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ A Complete Record of Sheffield United Football Club 1889-1999 compiled and written by Denis Clareburgh & Andrew Kirkham. Published by Sheffield United FC