1985–86 FA Cup

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1985–86 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Liverpool
Runners-up Everton

The 1985–86 FA Cup was the 105th season of the world's oldest knockout football competition, The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup. The competition was won by Liverpool, who defeated local rivals Everton 3–1 at Wembley in the first ever Merseyside derby final. Liverpool thus became only the fifth club to win the league and FA Cup double.

First round proper[edit]

The first round of games were played over the weekend 16–17 November 1986. Replays were played on the 19th-20th.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Enfield 0–2 Bognor Regis Town 16 November 1985
2 Bournemouth 0–0 Dartford 16 November 1985
Replay Dartford 0–2 Bournemouth 19 November 1985
3 Bury 2–0 Chester City 16 November 1985
4 Rochdale 2–1 Darlington 16 November 1985
5 Yeovil Town 2–4 Hereford United 16 November 1985
6 Reading 1–0 Wealdstone 16 November 1985
7 Walsall 7–3 Preston North End 16 November 1985
8 Gillingham 3–0 Northampton Town 16 November 1985
9 Notts County 6–1 Scarborough 17 November 1985
10 Macclesfield Town 1–2 Hartlepool United 16 November 1985
11 Derby County 5–1 Crewe Alexandra 16 November 1985
12 Lincoln City 0–1 Blackpool 16 November 1985
13 Swindon Town 0–0 Bristol City 17 November 1985
Replay Bristol City 4–2 Swindon Town 20 November 1985
14 Wrexham 3–1 Bolton Wanderers 16 November 1985
15 Tranmere Rovers 2–2 Chesterfield 16 November 1985
Replay Chesterfield 0–1 Tranmere Rovers 19 November 1985
16 Stockport County 0–1 Telford United 16 November 1985
17 Windsor & Eton 1–1 Torquay United 16 November 1985
Replay Torquay United 3–0 Windsor & Eton 19 November 1985
18 Chorley 0–2 Altrincham 16 November 1985
19 Wycombe Wanderers 2–0 Colchester United 16 November 1985
20 Brentford 1–3 Bristol Rovers 16 November 1985
21 Plymouth Argyle 1–0 Aldershot 16 November 1985
22 Southend United 0–1 Newport County 16 November 1985
23 Exeter City 2–1 Cardiff City 16 November 1985
24 Mansfield Town 1–1 Port Vale 16 November 1985
Replay Port Vale 1–0 Mansfield Town 18 November 1985
25 Halifax Town 1–3 Scunthorpe United 16 November 1985
26 Runcorn 2–2 Boston United 16 November 1985
Replay Boston United 1–1 Runcorn 20 November 1985
Replay Runcorn 4–1 Boston United 25 November 1985
27 York City 0–0 Morecambe 16 November 1985
Replay Morecambe 0–2 York City 19 November 1985
28 Bishop's Stortford 2–2 Peterborough United 16 November 1985
Replay Peterborough United 3–1 Bishop's Stortford 20 November 1985
29 Rotherham United 6–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 16 November 1985
30 Wigan Athletic 4–1 Doncaster Rovers 16 November 1985
31 Chelmsford City 1–0 Weymouth 16 November 1985
32 Nuneaton Borough 2–3 Burnley 16 November 1985
33 Slough Town 2–2 Aylesbury United 16 November 1985
Replay Aylesbury United 2–5 Slough Town 19 November 1985
34 Whitby Town 1–0 South Liverpool 16 November 1985
35 Dagenham 2–1 Cambridge United 16 November 1985
36 Fareham Town 0–3 Maidstone United 16 November 1985
37 Swansea City 2–0 Leyton-Wingate 16 November 1985
38 Farnborough Town 0–4 Bath City 16 November 1985
39 Frickley Athletic 1–1 Halesowen Town 16 November 1985
Replay Halesowen Town 1–3 Frickley Athletic 19 November 1985
40 VS Rugby 2–2 Orient 16 November 1985
Replay Orient 4–1 VS Rugby 19 November 1985

Second Round Proper[edit]

The second round of games were played over 7–9 December 1985, with replays being played on the 10th.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Blackpool 1–2 Altrincham 7 December 1985
2 Bournemouth 4–1 Dagenham 7 December 1985
3 Bristol City 1–2 Exeter City 7 December 1985
4 Reading 2–0 Hereford United 7 December 1985
5 Gillingham 6–1 Bognor Regis Town 7 December 1985
6 Notts County 2–2 Wrexham 7 December 1985
Replay Wrexham 0–3 Notts County 10 December 1985
7 Derby County 6–1 Telford United 9 December 1985
8 Tranmere Rovers 1–1 Bury 7 December 1985
Replay Bury 2–1 Tranmere Rovers 10 December 1985
9 Wycombe Wanderers 2–0 Chelmsford City 7 December 1985
10 Plymouth Argyle 3–0 Maidstone United 7 December 1985
11 Scunthorpe United 2–2 Rochdale 7 December 1985
Replay Rochdale 2–1 Scunthorpe United 10 December 1985
12 Port Vale 0–0 Walsall 8 December 1985
Replay Walsall 2–1 Port Vale 10 December 1985
13 Newport County 1–1 Torquay United 7 December 1985
Replay Torquay United 2–3 Newport County 10 December 1985
14 Runcorn 1–1 Wigan Athletic 7 December 1985
Replay Wigan Athletic 4–0 Runcorn 10 December 1985
15 York City 3–1 Whitby Town 7 December 1985
16 Rotherham United 4–1 Burnley 7 December 1985
17 Peterborough United 1–0 Bath City 7 December 1985
18 Orient 2–2 Slough Town 7 December 1985
Replay Slough Town 2–3 Orient 10 December 1985
19 Swansea City 1–2 Bristol Rovers 7 December 1985
20 Hartlepool United 0–1 Frickley Athletic 7 December 1985

Third round proper[edit]

Most of the third round of games in the FA Cup were played over the weekend 4–6 January 1986. Various matches and replays were played as late as 16 January, however.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bury 2–0 Barnsley 13 January 1986
2 Liverpool 5–0 Norwich City 4 January 1986
3 Walsall 1–3 Manchester City 4 January 1986
4 Gillingham 1–1 Derby County 4 January 1986
Replay Derby County 3–1 Gillingham 13 January 1986
5 Nottingham Forest 1–1 Blackburn Rovers 4 January 1986
Replay Blackburn Rovers 3–2 Nottingham Forest 13 January 1986
6 Sheffield Wednesday 2–2 West Bromwich Albion 13 January 1986
Replay West Bromwich Albion 2–3 Sheffield Wednesday 16 January 1986
7 Grimsby Town 3–4 Arsenal 4 January 1986
8 Middlesbrough 1–3 Southampton 13 January 1986
9 Sunderland 2–0 Newport County 4 January 1986
10 Everton 1–0 Exeter City 5 January 1986
11 Shrewsbury Town 0–1 Chelsea 4 January 1986
12 Sheffield United 2–0 Fulham 13 January 1986
13 Ipswich Town 4–4 Bradford City 4 January 1986
Replay Bradford City 0–1 Ipswich Town 13 January 1986
14 Newcastle United 0–2 Brighton & Hove Albion 4 January 1986
15 Bristol Rovers 3–1 Leicester City 4 January 1986
16 Coventry City 1–3 Watford 4 January 1986
17 Portsmouth 2–2 Aston Villa 4 January 1986
Replay Aston Villa 3–2 Portsmouth 13 January 1986
18 Manchester United 2–0 Rochdale 9 January 1986
19 Millwall 3–1 Wimbledon 4 January 1986
20 Hull City 2–2 Plymouth Argyle 4 January 1986
Replay Plymouth Argyle 0–1 Hull City 7 January 1986
21 Carlisle United 1–0 Queens Park Rangers 13 January 1986
22 Oldham Athletic 1–2 Orient 6 January 1986
23 Crystal Palace 1–2 Luton Town 6 January 1986
24 Huddersfield Town 0–0 Reading 4 January 1986
Replay Reading 2–1 Huddersfield Town 13 January 1986
25 Charlton Athletic 0–1 West Ham United 5 January 1986
26 York City 2–0 Wycombe Wanderers 4 January 1986
27 Stoke City 0–2 Notts County 13 January 1986
28 Wigan Athletic 3–0 Bournemouth 4 January 1986
29 Peterborough United 1–0 Leeds United 4 January 1986
30 Birmingham City 1–2 Altrincham 14 January 1986
31 Oxford United 1–1 Tottenham Hotspur 4 January 1986
Replay Tottenham Hotspur 2–1 Oxford United 8 January 1986
32 Frickley Athletic 1–3 Rotherham United 4 January 1986

Fourth Round Proper[edit]

The fourth round of games were played over the weekend 25–26 January 1986. Replays took place on 28th–29 January, or the 3rd–6 February.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Southampton 3–0 Wigan Athletic 25 January 1986
2 Reading 1–1 Bury 25 January 1986
Replay Bury 3–0 Reading 28 January 1986
3 Notts County 1–1 Tottenham Hotspur 25 January 1986
Replay Tottenham Hotspur 5–0 Notts County 29 January 1986
4 Aston Villa 1–1 Millwall 25 January 1986
Replay Millwall 1–0 Aston Villa 29 January 1986
5 Sheffield Wednesday 5–0 Orient 25 January 1986
6 Sunderland 0–0 Manchester United 25 January 1986
Replay Manchester United 3–0 Sunderland 29 January 1986
7 Luton Town 4–0 Bristol Rovers 25 January 1986
8 Everton 3–1 Blackburn Rovers 25 January 1986
9 Sheffield United 0–1 Derby County 25 January 1986
10 Manchester City 1–1 Watford 25 January 1986
Replay Watford 0–0 Manchester City 3 February 1986
Replay Manchester City 1–3 Watford 6 February 1986
11 West Ham United 0–0 Ipswich Town 25 January 1986
Replay Ipswich Town 1–1 West Ham United 4 February 1986
Replay Ipswich Town 0–1 West Ham United 6 February 1986
12 Hull City 2–3 Brighton & Hove Albion 25 January 1986
13 Chelsea 1–2 Liverpool 26 January 1986
14 Arsenal 5–1 Rotherham United 25 January 1986
15 York City 2–0 Altrincham 25 January 1986
16 Peterborough United 1–0 Carlisle United 25 January 1986

Fifth Round Proper[edit]

The fifth set of games were intended to be played on 15 February 1986, but due to earlier replays, some of these matches were not concluded until just under a month later.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Southampton 0–0 Millwall 15 February 1986
Replay Millwall 0–1 Southampton 5 March 1986
2 Watford 1–1 Bury 5 March 1986
Replay Bury 0–3 Watford 8 March 1986
3 Derby County 1–1 Sheffield Wednesday 26 February 1986
Replay Sheffield Wednesday 2–0 Derby County 5 March 1986
4 Luton Town 2–2 Arsenal 15 February 1986
Replay Arsenal 0–0 Luton Town 3 March 1986
Replay Luton Town 3–0 Arsenal 5 March 1986
5 Tottenham Hotspur 1–2 Everton 4 March 1986
6 Manchester United 1–1 West Ham United 15 February 1986
Replay West Ham United 2–0 Manchester United 9 March 1986
7 York City 1–1 Liverpool 15 February 1986
Replay Liverpool 3–1 York City 18 February 1986
8 Peterborough United 2–2 Brighton & Hove Albion 15 February 1986
Replay Brighton & Hove Albion 1–0 Peterborough United 3 March 1986

Sixth Round Proper[edit]

The sixth round of FA Cup games were played either at the weekend on 8 March or midweek on 11-12 1986. Replays were played in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Liverpool 0–0 Watford 11 March 1986
Replay Watford 1–2 Liverpool 17 March 1986
2 Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 West Ham United 12 March 1986
3 Luton Town 2–2 Everton 8 March 1986
Replay Everton 1–0 Luton Town 12 March 1986
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 0–2 Southampton 8 March 1986

Semi-Finals[edit]

5 April 1986
Liverpool 2 – 0 (a.e.t.) Southampton
Rush Goal 99' Goal 104' Report
White Hart Lane, London
Attendance: 44,605
Referee: A.Saunders

5 April 1986
Everton 2 – 1 (a.e.t.) Sheffield Wednesday
Harper
Sharp
Report Shutt
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 47,711
Referee: Brian Hill

Final[edit]

10 May 1986
15:00 BST
Liverpool 3 – 1 Everton
Rush Goal 56' Goal 83'
Johnston Goal 62'
Lineker Goal 27'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 98,000
Referee: Alan Robinson (Waterlooville)
Liverpool
Everton

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