1979–80 FA Cup

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1979–80 FA Cup
Country England
Champions West Ham United
Runners-up Arsenal

The 1979–80 FA Cup was the 99th season of the world's oldest football knockout competition, The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup. The final saw second division West Ham United beat holders Arsenal 1-0. As of 2013, this was the last occasion when a club outside the top division of English football won the FA Cup.

First round proper[edit]

For the qualifying rounds, see 1979–80 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds.

The first round of games were played on 24 November 1979. Replays were played on 26–28 November.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Enfield (6) 0–1 Yeovil Town (5) 24 November 1979
2 Blackpool 1–1 Wigan Athletic 24 November 1979
Replay Wigan Athletic 2–0 Blackpool 28 November 1979
3 Chester 5–1 Workington (6) 24 November 1979
4 Darlington 1–1 Huddersfield Town 24 November 1979
Replay Huddersfield Town 0–1 Darlington 27 November 1979
5 Barking (6) 1–0 Oxford United 24 November 1979
6 Rochdale 2–1 Scunthorpe United 24 November 1979
7 Reading 4–2 Kettering Town (5) 24 November 1979
8 Walsall 2–0 Stockport County 24 November 1979
9 Gillingham 0–0 Wimbledon 24 November 1979
Replay Wimbledon 4–2 Gillingham 27 November 1979
10 Sheffield Wednesday 3–0 Lincoln City 24 November 1979
11 Grimsby Town 1–1 Chesterfield 24 November 1979
Replay Chesterfield 2–3 Grimsby Town 27 November 1979
12 Stafford Rangers (5) 3–2 Moor Green (?) 24 November 1979
13 Swindon Town 4–1 Brentford 24 November 1979
14 Sheffield United 3–0 Burscough (?) 24 November 1979
15 Tranmere Rovers 9–0 AP Leamington (5) 24 November 1979
16 Wycombe Wanderers (6) 0–3 Croydon (6) 24 November 1979
17 Kidderminster Harriers (6) 0–2 Blackburn Rovers 24 November 1979
18 Barnsley 5–2 Hartlepool United 24 November 1979
19 Portsmouth 1–0 Newport County 24 November 1979
20 Carlisle United 3–3 Hull City 24 November 1979
Replay Hull City 0–2 Carlisle United 28 November 1979
21 Altrincham (5) 3–0 Crewe Alexandra 24 November 1979
22 Blyth Spartans (?) 0–2 Mansfield Town 24 November 1979
23 Port Vale 1–3 Doncaster Rovers 23 November 1979
24 Minehead (6) 1–2 Chesham United (7) 24 November 1979
25 Halifax Town 2–0 Scarborough (5) 24 November 1979
26 Wealdstone (5) 0–1 Southend United 24 November 1979
27 Morecambe (6) 1–1 Rotherham United 24 November 1979
Replay Rotherham United 2–0 Morecambe (6) 27 November 1979
28 York City 5–2 Mossley F.C. (6) 24 November 1979
29 Hereford United 1–0 Northampton Town 24 November 1979
30 Aldershot 4–1 Exeter City 24 November 1979
31 Peterborough United 1–2 Bournemouth 24 November 1979
32 Harlow Town (6) 2–1 Leytonstone/Ilford (7) 24 November 1979
33 Colchester United 1–1 Plymouth Argyle 24 November 1979
Replay Plymouth Argyle 0–1 Colchester United 27 November 1979
34 Nuneaton Borough (5) 3–3 Northwich Victoria (5) 24 November 1979
Replay Northwich Victoria (5) 3–0 Nuneaton Borough (5) 26 November 1979
35 Gravesend & Northfleet (5) 0–1 Torquay United 24 November 1979
36 Salisbury (6) 1–2 Millwall 24 November 1979
37 Slough Town (6) 3–1 Hungerford Town (?) 24 November 1979
38 Burton Albion (6) 0–2 Bury 24 November 1979
39 Fareham Town (6) 2–3 Merthyr Tydfil (6) 24 November 1979
40 Brandon United (?) 0–3 Bradford City 24 November 1979

Second Round Proper[edit]

The second round of games were intended to be played on 15 December 1979, but some matches were not played until 17–19 December and one until 5 January 1980. Replays took place at various dates after these games.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Chester 1–0 Barnsley 18 December 1979
2 Croydon (6) 1–1 Millwall 15 December 1979
Replay Millwall 3–2 Croydon (6) 18 December 1979
3 Darlington 0–1 Bradford City 15 December 1979
4 Bury 0–0 York City 15 December 1979
Replay York City 0–2 Bury 18 December 1979
5 Yeovil Town (5) 1–0 Slough Town (6) 15 December 1979
6 Reading 3–1 Barking (6) 15 December 1979
7 Walsall 1–1 Halifax Town 15 December 1979
Replay Halifax Town 1–1 Walsall 18 December 1979
Replay Halifax Town 2–0 Walsall 24 December 1979
8 Blackburn Rovers 2–0 Stafford Rangers (5) 17 December 1979
9 Grimsby Town 2–0 Sheffield United 15 December 1979
10 Northwich Victoria (5) 2–2 Wigan Athletic 5 January 1980
Replay Wigan Athletic 1–0 Northwich Victoria (5) 7 January 1980
11 Doncaster Rovers 1–2 Mansfield Town 15 December 1979
12 Tranmere Rovers 2–2 Rochdale 15 December 1979
Replay Rochdale 2–1 Tranmere Rovers 18 December 1979
13 Carlisle United 3–0 Sheffield Wednesday 15 December 1979
14 Wimbledon 0–0 Portsmouth 18 December 1979
Replay Portsmouth 3–3 Wimbledon 24 December 1979
Replay Wimbledon 0–1 Portsmouth 5 January 1980
15 Southend United 1–1 Harlow Town (6) 15 December 1979
Replay Harlow Town (6) 1–0 Southend United 18 December 1979
16 Chesham United (7) 1–1 Merthyr Tydfil (6) 19 December 1979
Replay Merthyr Tydfil (6) 1–3 Chesham United (7) 22 December 1979
17 Torquay United 3–3 Swindon Town 18 December 1979
Replay Swindon Town 3–2 Torquay United 22 December 1979
18 Hereford United 1–2 Aldershot 15 December 1979
19 Rotherham United 0–2 Altrincham (5) 15 December 1979
20 Colchester United 1–0 Bournemouth 15 December 1979

Third round proper[edit]

The third round of games in the FA Cup were mainly played on 5 January 1980, with some games taking place on 8–9 January and one on 14. Replays were intended for the 8–9 January but again took place at various times.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bristol City 6–2 Derby County 5 January 1980
2 Burnley 1–0 Stoke City 5 January 1980
3 Liverpool 5–0 Grimsby Town 5 January 1980
4 Preston North End 0–3 Ipswich Town 5 January 1980
5 Rochdale 1–1 Bury 8 January 1980
Replay Bury 3–2 Rochdale 21 January 1980
6 Yeovil Town (5) 0–3 Norwich City 5 January 1980
7 Reading 2–0 Colchester United 5 January 1980
8 Leicester City 1–1 Harlow Town (6) 5 January 1980
Replay Harlow Town (6) 1–0 Leicester City 8 January 1980
9 Notts County 1–3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 5 January 1980
10 Blackburn Rovers 1–1 Fulham 8 January 1980
Replay Fulham 0–1 Blackburn Rovers 15 January 1980
11 West Bromwich Albion 1–1 West Ham United 5 January 1980
Replay West Ham United 2–1 West Bromwich Albion 8 January 1980
12 Sunderland 0–1 Bolton Wanderers 5 January 1980
13 Luton Town 0–2 Swindon Town 5 January 1980
14 Everton 4–1 Aldershot 5 January 1980
15 Wrexham 6–0 Charlton Athletic 5 January 1980
16 Newcastle United 0–2 Chester 5 January 1980
17 Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 Manchester United 5 January 1980
Replay Manchester United 0–1 Tottenham Hotspur 9 January 1980
18 Queens Park Rangers 1–2 Watford 5 January 1980
19 Bristol Rovers 1–2 Aston Villa 4 January 1980
20 Portsmouth 1–1 Middlesbrough 9 January 1980
Replay Middlesbrough 3–0 Portsmouth 14 January 1980
21 Millwall 5–1 Shrewsbury Town 5 January 1980
22 Carlisle United 3–2 Bradford City 5 January 1980
23 Oldham Athletic 0–1 Coventry City 5 January 1980
24 Chelsea 0–1 Wigan Athletic 14 January 1980
25 Altrincham (5) 1–1 Orient 5 January 1980
Replay Orient 2–1 Altrincham (5) 9 January 1980
26 Mansfield Town 0–2 Brighton & Hove Albion 5 January 1980
27 Cardiff City 0–0 Arsenal 5 January 1980
Replay Arsenal 2–1 Cardiff City 8 January 1980
28 Halifax Town 1–0 Manchester City 5 January 1980
29 Chesham United (7) 0–2 Cambridge United 5 January 1980
30 Leeds United 1–4 Nottingham Forest 5 January 1980
31 Birmingham City 2–1 Southampton 5 January 1980
32 Swansea City 2–2 Crystal Palace 5 January 1980
Replay Crystal Palace 3–3 Swansea City 8 January 1980
Replay Swansea City 2–1 Crystal Palace 14 January 1980

Fourth round proper[edit]

The fourth round of games were mainly played on 26 January 1980. Replays were played on 29 and 30 January.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Chester 2–0 Millwall 26 January 1980
2 Bristol City 1–2 Ipswich Town 26 January 1980
3 Bury 1–0 Burnley 26 January 1980
4 Watford 4–3 Harlow Town (6) 26 January 1980
5 Nottingham Forest 0–2 Liverpool 26 January 1980
6 Blackburn Rovers 1–0 Coventry City 26 January 1980
7 Bolton Wanderers 2–0 Halifax Town 26 January 1980
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 Norwich City 26 January 1980
Replay Norwich City 2–3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 January 1980
9 Everton 3–0 Wigan Athletic 26 January 1980
10 Swindon Town 0–0 Tottenham Hotspur 26 January 1980
Replay Tottenham Hotspur 2–1 Swindon Town 30 January 1980
11 Carlisle United 0–0 Wrexham 26 January 1980
Replay Wrexham 3–1 Carlisle United 29 January 1980
12 Arsenal 2–0 Brighton & Hove Albion 26 January 1980
13 Birmingham City 2–1 Middlesbrough 26 January 1980
14 Cambridge United 1–1 Aston Villa 26 January 1980
Replay Aston Villa 4–1 Cambridge United 30 January 1980
15 Orient 2–3 West Ham United 26 January 1980
16 Swansea City 4–1 Reading 26 January 1980

Fifth round proper[edit]

The fifth set of games were all played on 16 February 1980. Two replays were played on 19 and 20 February.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Liverpool 2–0 Bury 16 February 1980
2 Blackburn Rovers 1–1 Aston Villa 16 February 1980
Replay Aston Villa 1–0 Blackburn Rovers 20 February 1980
3 Bolton Wanderers 1–1 Arsenal 16 February 1980
Replay Arsenal 3–0 Bolton Wanderers 19 February 1980
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–3 Watford 16 February 1980
5 Everton 5–2 Wrexham 16 February 1980
6 Ipswich Town 2–1 Chester 16 February 1980
7 Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 Birmingham City 16 February 1980
8 West Ham United 2–0 Swansea City 16 February 1980

Sixth round proper[edit]

The sixth round of games were played on 8 March 1980. There were no replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Watford 1–2 Arsenal 8 March 1980
2 Everton 2–1 Ipswich Town 8 March 1980
3 Tottenham Hotspur 0–1 Liverpool 8 March 1980
4 West Ham United 1–0 Aston Villa 8 March 1980

Semi finals[edit]


12 April 1980
West Ham United 1 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Everton
Pearson Goal Report Kidd Goal pen'
Kidd Red card
Villa Park, Birmingham
Referee: C. Seel, Carlisle

Replays[edit]

16 April 1980
Liverpool 1 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Arsenal
Fairclough Goal 51' Report Sunderland Goal 62'
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 40,579
Referee: Keith Hackett, South Yorkshire

16 April 1980
19:30 BST
West Ham United 2 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Everton
Devonshire Goal 94'
Lampard Goal 118'
Report Latchford Goal 116'
Elland Road, Leeds
Attendance: 40,720
Referee: C. Seel, Carlisle

Second Replay[edit]

28 April 1980
Liverpool 1 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Arsenal
Dalglish Goal 90+1' Report Sunderland Goal 1'
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 42,975
Referee: Pat Partridge, County Durham

Third Replay[edit]

1 May 1980
Liverpool 0 – 1 Arsenal
Report Talbot Goal 11'
Highfield Road, Coventry
Attendance: 35,335
Referee: Pat Partridge, County Durham

Final[edit]

Main article: 1980 FA Cup Final
10 May 1980
West Ham United 1–0 Arsenal
Brooking Goal 13'
Wembley, London
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: George Courtney (County Durham)
West Ham
Arsenal

Television Coverage[edit]

The right to show FA Cup games were, as with Football League matches, shared between the BBC and ITV network. All games were shown in a highlights format, except the Final, which was shown live both on BBC1 & ITV. The BBC football highlights programme Match Of The Day would show up to three games and the various ITV regional network stations would cover up to one game and show highlights from other games covered elsewhere on the ITV network. No games from Rounds 1 or 2 were shown. Occasional highlights of replays would be shown on either the BBC or ITV.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

These matches were.

Round BBC1 ITV
Third round proper Leeds United vs Nottingham Forest
Cardiff City vs Arsenal
Yeovil Town vs Norwich City1
Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur (replay)1
Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United - LWT 1
Burnley vs Stoke City - Granada
Sunderland vs Bolton Wanderers - Tyne Tees
Halifax Town vs Manchester City - Yorkshire 1
Birmingham City vs Southampton - ATV
Fourth round proper Nottingham Forest v Liverpool
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Norwich City
Harlow Town vs Watford 1
Arsenal vs Brighton & Hove Albion - LWT
Everton vs Wigan Athletic - Granada
Bolton Wanderers vs Halifax Town - Yorkshire
Swindon Town vs Tottenham Hotspur - ATV
Cambridge United vs Aston Villa - Anglia
Tottenham Hotspur vs Swindon Town (Replay)
Fifth round proper Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford
Blackburn Rovers vs Aston Villa
Everton vs Wrexham
Aston Villa vs Blackburn Rovers (Replay)
Tottenham Hotspur vs Birmingham City - LWT
Bolton Wanderers vs Arsenal - Granada
Ipswich Town vs Chester - Anglia
Sixth round proper Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool
Watford vs Arsenal
West Ham United vs Aston Villa - LWT 1
Everton vs Ipswich Town - Granada 1
Semi-finals West Ham United vs Everton 1
Arsenal vs Liverpool (Replay)
West Ham United vs Everton (Replay) 1
Arsenal vs Liverpool
Arsenal vs Liverpool (2nd Replay)
Arsenal vs Liverpool (3rd Replay)
Final Arsenal vs West Ham United 1 Arsenal vs West Ham United 1

1Footage available on YouTube

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