1962–63 FA Cup

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1962–63 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Manchester United
Runners-up Leicester City

The 1962–63 FA Cup was the 82nd staging of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. Manchester United won the competition for only 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 Postponed date
First Qualifying Round Saturday 8 September 1962
Second Qualifying Round Saturday 22 September 1962
Third Qualifying Round Saturday 6 October 1962
Fourth Qualifying Round Saturday 20 October 1962
First Round Proper Saturday 3 November 1962
Second Round Saturday 24 November 1962
Third Round Saturday 5 January 1963
Fourth Round Saturday 26 January 1963
Fifth Round Saturday 16 February 1963 16 March
Sixth Round Saturday 9 March 1963 30 March
Semi Finals Saturday 30 March 1963 27 April
Final Saturday 4 May 1963 25 May

Results[edit]

First Round Proper[edit]

For the qualifying rounds, see 1962–63 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, 3 November 1962. Nine were drawn and went to replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Andover 0–1 Gillingham 3 November 1962
2 Chester 0–2 Tranmere Rovers 3 November 1962
3 Chesterfield 4–1 Stockport County 3 November 1962
4 Bristol City 4–2 Wellington Town 3 November 1962
5 Watford 2–2 Poole Town 3 November 1962
Replay Poole Town 1–2 Watford 6 November 1962
6 Yeovil Town 3–2 Dartford 3 November 1962
7 Notts County 0–3 Peterborough United 3 November 1962
8 Crewe Alexandra 1–1 Scarborough 3 November 1962
Replay Scarborough 2–3 Crewe Alexandra 7 November 1962
9 Lincoln City 1–1 Darlington 3 November 1962
Replay Darlington 1–2 Lincoln City 7 November 1962
10 Swindon Town 4–2 Reading 3 November 1962
11 Buxton 2–2 Barrow 3 November 1962
Replay Barrow 3–1 Buxton 5 November 1962
12 Queens Park Rangers 3–2 Newport County 3 November 1962
13 Barnsley 4–0 Rhyl 3 November 1962
14 Bristol Rovers 0–2 Port Vale 3 November 1962
15 Northampton Town 1–2 Torquay United 3 November 1962
16 Coventry City 1–0 Bournemouth 3 November 1962
17 Millwall 3–1 Margate 3 November 1962
18 Hull City 5–4 Crook Town 3 November 1962
19 Carlisle United 2–1 Hartlepools United 3 November 1962
20 Oldham Athletic 2–5 Bradford City 3 November 1962
21 Crystal Palace 2–0 Hereford United 3 November 1962
22 Wimbledon 2–1 Colchester United 3 November 1962
23 Southend United 2–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 3 November 1962
24 Blyth Spartans 2–1 Morecambe 3 November 1962
25 Bedford Town 2–1 Cambridge United 3 November 1962
26 Halifax Town 1–0 Bradford Park Avenue 3 November 1962
27 Cheltenham Town 3–6 Enfield 3 November 1962
28 Southport 1–1 Wrexham 3 November 1962
Replay Wrexham 3–2 Southport 7 November 1962
29 Maidenhead United 0–3 Wycombe Wanderers 3 November 1962
30 York City 0–0 Rochdale 3 November 1962
Replay Rochdale 1–2 York City 6 November 1962
31 Aldershot 1–0 Brentford 3 November 1962
32 Gateshead 2–1 Wigan Athletic 3 November 1962
33 North Shields 2–2 Workington 3 November 1962
Replay Workington 7–2 North Shields 8 November 1962
34 Hounslow Town 3–3 Mansfield Town 3 November 1962
Replay Mansfield Town 9–2 Hounslow Town 5 November 1962
35 Boston United 1–2 King's Lynn 3 November 1962
36 South Shields 0–0 Doncaster Rovers 3 November 1962
Replay Doncaster Rovers 2–1 South Shields 8 November 1962
37 Chelmsford City 2–6 Shrewsbury Town 3 November 1962
38 Gravesend & Northfleet 3–2 Exeter City 3 November 1962
39 Hinckley Athletic 3–0 Sittingbourne 3 November 1962
40 Falmouth Town 1–2 Oxford United 3 November 1962

Second Round[edit]

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 24 November 1962. Two matches were drawn, with replays taking place later the same week.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bristol City 2–1 Wimbledon 24 November 1962
2 Yeovil Town 0–2 Swindon Town 24 November 1962
3 Gillingham 3–0 Bedford Town 24 November 1962
4 Lincoln City 1–0 Halifax Town 24 November 1962
5 Shrewsbury Town 2–1 Torquay United 24 November 1962
6 Doncaster Rovers 1–4 Tranmere Rovers 24 November 1962
7 Wrexham 5–2 Barrow 24 November 1962
8 Queens Park Rangers 7–2 Hinckley Athletic 24 November 1962
9 Barnsley 2–1 Chesterfield 24 November 1962
10 King's Lynn 1–2 Oxford United 24 November 1962
11 Bradford City 3–2 Gateshead 24 November 1962
12 Millwall 0–0 Coventry City 24 November 1962
Replay Coventry City 2–1 Millwall 27 November 1962
13 Hull City 2–0 Workington 24 November 1962
14 Crystal Palace 2–2 Mansfield Town 24 November 1962
Replay Mansfield Town 7–2 Crystal Palace 26 November 1962
15 Southend United 0–2 Watford 24 November 1962
16 Blyth Spartans 0–2 Carlisle United 24 November 1962
17 Port Vale 2–0 Aldershot 24 November 1962
18 York City 2–1 Crewe Alexandra 24 November 1962
19 Peterborough United 1–0 Enfield 24 November 1962
20 Gravesend & Northfleet 3–1 Wycombe Wanderers 24 November 1962

Third Round[edit]

The 44 First and Second Division clubs entered the competition at this stage. The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 5 January 1963, but due to the Big Freeze of 1963, only three games were completed at this date.[1][2] The bulk of matches were not completable until February and March, with the final non-replay tie being played on the 7 March. There were nine replays in total, of which the earliest possible playing date was 30 January, and the latest the 11 March.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bristol City 1–1 Aston Villa 16 January 1963
Replay Aston Villa 3–2 Bristol City 7 March 1963
2 Preston North End 1–4 Sunderland 5 January 1963
3 Southampton 5–0 York City 13 February 1963
4 Watford 2–0 Rotherham United 20 February 1963
5 Walsall 0–1 Manchester City 6 March 1963
6 Gillingham 2–4 Port Vale 27 February 1963
7 Nottingham Forest 4–3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 29 January 1963
8 Blackburn Rovers 1–1 Middlesbrough 5 March 1963
Replay Middlesbrough 3–1 Blackburn Rovers 11 March 1963
9 Grimsby Town 1–3 Leicester City 8 January 1963
10 Derby County 2–0 Peterborough United 4 February 1963
11 Lincoln City 1–5 Coventry City 6 March 1963
12 Luton Town 0–2 Swindon Town 26 January 1963
13 Shrewsbury Town 1–1 Sheffield Wednesday 21 February 1963
Replay Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 Shrewsbury Town 7 March 1963
14 Wrexham 0–3 Liverpool 9 January 1963
15 Sheffield United 3–1 Bolton Wanderers 6 March 1963
16 Tranmere Rovers 2–2 Chelsea 5 January 1963
Replay Chelsea 3–1 Tranmere Rovers 30 January 1963
17 Tottenham Hotspur 0–3 Burnley 16 January 1963
18 Barnsley 0–3 Everton 15 January 1963
19 Portsmouth 1–1 Scunthorpe United 26 January 1963
Replay Scunthorpe United 1–2 Portsmouth 7 March 1963
20 West Ham United 0–0 Fulham 4 February 1963
Replay Fulham 1–2 West Ham United 20 February 1963
21 Manchester United 5–0 Huddersfield Town 4 March 1963
22 Norwich City 1–1 Blackpool 4 March 1963
Replay Blackpool 1–3 Norwich City 6 March 1963
23 Plymouth Argyle 1–5 West Bromwich Albion 5 January 1963
24 Bradford City 1–6 Newcastle United 7 March 1963
25 Carlisle United 0–1 Gravesend & Northfleet 29 January 1963
26 Mansfield Town 2–3 Ipswich Town 9 January 1963
27 Swansea Town 2–0 Queens Park Rangers 26 January 1963
28 Charlton Athletic 1–0 Cardiff City 18 February 1963
29 Arsenal 5–1 Oxford United 30 January 1963
30 Leeds United 3–1 Stoke City 6 March 1963
31 Birmingham City 3–3 Bury 5 March 1963
Replay Bury 2–0 Birmingham City 7 March 1963
32 Leyton Orient 1–1 Hull City 11 February 1963
Replay Hull City 0–2 Leyton Orient 19 February 1963

Fourth Round[edit]

The matches were originally scheduled for Saturday, 26 January 1963, but due to the earlier, ongoing problems with the winter of 1963, most of the third round games had still not been played and only one tie, the Burnley – Liverpool match, was able to be played on that day. This and three other games went to a replay, with the Portsmouth – Coventry City match requiring a second replay, which was the last match of the round.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Burnley 1–1 Liverpool 26 January 1963
Replay Liverpool 2–1 Burnley 20 February 1963
2 Southampton 3–1 Watford 27 February 1963
3 Leicester City 3–1 Ipswich Town 30 January 1963
4 Middlesbrough 0–2 Leeds United 16 March 1963
5 West Bromwich Albion 0–0 Nottingham Forest 6 March 1963
Replay Nottingham Forest 2–1 West Bromwich Albion 11 March 1963
6 Swindon Town 1–5 Everton 29 January 1963
7 Manchester City 1–0 Bury 13 March 1963
8 Portsmouth 1–1 Coventry City 13 March 1963
Replay Coventry City 2–2 Portsmouth 16 March 1963
Replay Portsmouth 1–2 Coventry City 19 March 1963
9 West Ham United 1–0 Swansea Town 4 March 1963
10 Manchester United 1–0 Aston Villa 11 March 1963
11 Norwich City 5–0 Newcastle United 13 March 1963
12 Port Vale 1–2 Sheffield United 13 March 1963
13 Charlton Athletic 0–3 Chelsea 6 March 1963
14 Arsenal 2–0 Sheffield Wednesday 12 March 1963
15 Leyton Orient 3–0 Derby County 4 March 1963
16 Gravesend & Northfleet 1–1 Sunderland 12 February 1963
Replay Sunderland 5–2 Gravesend & Northfleet 18 February 1963

Fifth Round[edit]

The matches were originally scheduled for Saturday, 16 February 1963, but the delays of the matches in the third and fourth rounds prevented the fifth round ties from being played until much later. On 28 January, the FA announced that the draw for the fifth round would be put back a week, and that the league season would be extended until 19 May.[3] Faced with the problem of wishing all the ties to take place on the same date, the FA decided on 4 February 1963 that the fifth and sixth rounds would each be postponed by a week to 23 February and 16 March respectively[4] The following week, on 12 February, the FA again decided, due to the lack of completion of many games, that the fifth and sixth rounds should be postponed[5] The agreed dates, Saturday 16 March and Saturday 30 March respectively, were the final postponements of these two rounds. There were no replays, but the Nottingham Forest and Leeds United match did not take place until the following Tuesday, while the Coventry City – Sunderland game was played on the 25th.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Southampton 1–0 Sheffield United 16 March 1963
2 Nottingham Forest 3–0 Leeds United 19 March 1963
3 Manchester City 1–2 Norwich City 16 March 1963
4 Coventry City 2–1 Sunderland 25 March 1963
5 West Ham United 1–0 Everton 16 March 1963
6 Manchester United 2–1 Chelsea 16 March 1963
7 Arsenal 1–2 Liverpool 16 March 1963
8 Leyton Orient 0–1 Leicester City 16 March 1963

Sixth Round[edit]

The four quarter-final ties were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 9 March 1963, but as explained above, were postponed until the 30 March. The Nottingham Forest–Southampton match went to two replays before the tie was settled, in Southampton's favour.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Liverpool 1–0 West Ham United 30 March 1963
2 Nottingham Forest 1–1 Southampton 30 March 1963
Replay Southampton 3–3 Nottingham Forest 3 April 1963
Replay Nottingham Forest 0–5 Southampton 8 April 1963
3 Coventry City 1–3 Manchester United 30 March 1963
4 Norwich City 0–2 Leicester City 30 March 1963

Semi finals[edit]

The semi-final matches were originally scheduled to be played on Saturday, 30 March 1963. However, due to the problems of completing the earlier rounds due to the particularly inclement weather, on 18 February 1963 the FA Challenge Cup committee announced that the semi finals would be put back by four weeks to 27 April, and that the final would not be played until three weeks after its original date, on 25 May.[6] Leicester City and Manchester United came through the semi final round to meet at Wembley.

27 April 1963
15:00
Leicester City 1–0 Liverpool
Stringfellow Goal 20' Report
Hillsborough, Sheffield
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: A. Holland, Barnsley
27 April 1963
15:00
Manchester United 1–0 Southampton
Law Goal 56' Report
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: George McCabe, Sheffield

Final[edit]

Main article: 1963 FA Cup Final

The 1963 FA Cup Final was a football match played on 25 May 1963 at Wembley. The final was contested by Manchester United and Leicester City. United won 3–1, with goals by Denis Law and David Herd (2). Ken Keyworth scored the Foxes' goal.

Match details[edit]

1963-05-25
Manchester United 3 – 1 Leicester City
Law Goal 30'
Herd Goal 57' Goal 85'
Keyworth Goal 80'
Wembley, London
Attendance: 99,604
Referee: Ken Aston, London
Manchester United
Leicester City

References[edit]

General
Specific
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  2. ^ "Replay The Big Freeze 1962-63". Findarticles.com website (CNET Networks, Inc (Article originally published by The Independent on Sunday)). 2003-01-19. Retrieved 2008-09-14. [dead link]
  3. ^ "The Times Archive". London: Times Newspapers Ltd. 1963-01-29. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  4. ^ "The Times Archive". London: Times Newspapers Ltd. 1963-02-05. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  5. ^ "The Times Archive". London: Times Newspapers Ltd. 1963-02-13. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  6. ^ "The Times Archive". London: Times Newspapers Ltd. 1963-02-19. Retrieved 2008-09-09.