1987–88 FA Cup

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1987–88 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Wimbledon
Runners-up Liverpool

The 1987–88 FA Cup was the 108th season of the world's oldest knockout football competition, The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup for short. The competition was won by Wimbledon F.C.'s so-called Crazy Gang who defeated league champions Liverpool through a goal by Lawrie Sanchez, thus denying Liverpool the double. They would be one of three clubs other than Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool to win the trophy in the following 20 years (the others being Everton and Spurs) before Portsmouth's victory in the 2008 final.

The tournament started in August 1987 with non-league teams competing in a qualifying competition. Teams from the First and Second Divisions entered at the third round.

First round proper[edit]

For the qualifying rounds, see 1987–88 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds.

The first round of games were played over the weekend 14–15 November 1987, with the exception of the Welling United – Carshalton Athletic game. Replays were played in the midweek fixtures on 16th-17th. All other replays were played on 28 November.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Chester City 0–1 Runcorn 14 November 1987
2 Barnet 0–1 Hereford United 14 November 1987
3 Bristol City 1–0 Aylesbury United 14 November 1987
4 Burnley 0–1 Bolton Wanderers 14 November 1987
5 Preston North End 1–1 Mansfield Town 14 November 1987
Replay Mansfield Town 4–2 Preston North End 17 November 1987
6 Rochdale 0–2 Wrexham 14 November 1987
7 Sutton United 3–0 Aldershot 14 November 1987
8 Gillingham 2–1 Fulham 14 November 1987
9 Notts County 3–3 Chesterfield 15 November 1987
Replay Chesterfield 0–1 Notts County 17 November 1987
10 Northwich Victoria 1–0 Colwyn Bay 14 November 1987
11 Macclesfield Town 4–2 Carlisle United 14 November 1987
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 5–1 Cheltenham Town 14 November 1987
13 Sunderland 2–0 Darlington 14 November 1987
14 Lincoln City 2–1 Crewe Alexandra 14 November 1987
15 Scarborough 1–2 Grimsby Town 14 November 1987
16 Doncaster Rovers 1–1 Rotherham United 14 November 1987
Replay Rotherham United 2–0 Doncaster Rovers 17 November 1987
17 Bishop Auckland 1–4 Blackpool 14 November 1987
18 Tranmere Rovers 2–2 Port Vale 14 November 1987
Replay Port Vale 3–1 Tranmere Rovers 16 November 1987
19 Chorley 0–2 Hartlepool United 14 November 1987
20 Brentford 0–2 Brighton & Hove Albion 14 November 1987
21 Bristol Rovers 6–0 Merthyr Tydfil 14 November 1987
22 Northampton Town 2–1 Newport County 14 November 1987
23 Worcester City 1–1 Yeovil Town 14 November 1987
Replay Yeovil Town 1–0 Worcester City 17 November 1987
24 Altrincham 0–2 Wigan Athletic 14 November 1987
25 Southend United 0–0 Walsall 14 November 1987
Replay Walsall 2–1 Southend United 17 November 1987
26 Bognor Regis Town 0–3 Torquay United 14 November 1987
27 Scunthorpe United 3–1 Bury 14 November 1987
28 Halesowen Town 2–2 Kidderminster Harriers 14 November 1987
Replay Kidderminster Harriers 4–0 Halesowen Town 16 November 1987
29 York City 0–0 Burton Albion 14 November 1987
Replay Burton Albion 1–2 York City 17 November 1987
30 Hayes 0–1 Swansea City 14 November 1987
31 Billingham Synthonia 2–4 Halifax Town 14 November 1987
32 Peterborough United 2–1 Cardiff City 14 November 1987
33 Colchester United 3–0 Tamworth 14 November 1987
34 Chelmsford City 1–2 Bath City 14 November 1987
35 Leyton Orient 2–0 Exeter City 14 November 1987
36 Dagenham 0–2 Maidstone United 14 November 1987
37 Cambridge United 2–1 Farnborough Town 14 November 1987
38 Telford United 1–1 Stockport County 14 November 1987
Replay Stockport County 2–0 Telford United 17 November 1987
39 VS Rugby 0–0 Atherstone United 14 November 1987
Replay Atherstone United 0–2 VS Rugby 17 November 1987
40 Welling United 3–2 Carshalton Athletic 23 November 1987

Second Round Proper[edit]

The second round of games were played over 5–6 December 1987, with replays being played at various dates afterwards (no replay was played on the same night as another).

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bristol City 0–1 Torquay United 5 December 1987
2 Gillingham 2–1 Walsall 5 December 1987
3 Grimsby Town 0–0 Halifax Town 5 December 1987
Replay Halifax Town 2–0 Grimsby Town 8 December 1987
4 Northwich Victoria 0–2 Blackpool 6 December 1987
5 Macclesfield Town 4–0 Rotherham United 6 December 1987
6 Wrexham 1–2 Bolton Wanderers 5 December 1987
7 Maidstone United 1–1 Kidderminster Harriers 5 December 1987
Replay Kidderminster Harriers 2–2 Maidstone United 7 December 1987
Replay Kidderminster Harriers 0–0 Maidstone United 14 December 1987
Replay Maidstone United 2–1 Kidderminster Harriers 16 December 1987
8 Northampton Town 1–2 Brighton & Hove Albion 5 December 1987
9 Scunthorpe United 2–1 Sunderland 5 December 1987
10 Mansfield Town 4–3 Lincoln City 5 December 1987
11 Port Vale 2–0 Notts County 5 December 1987
12 Runcorn 0–1 Stockport County 5 December 1987
13 York City 1–1 Hartlepool United 5 December 1987
Replay Hartlepool United 3–1 York City 9 December 1987
14 Wigan Athletic 1–3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 5 December 1987
15 Peterborough United 1–3 Sutton United 5 December 1987
16 Colchester United 3–2 Hereford United 5 December 1987
17 Leyton Orient 2–0 Swansea City 5 December 1987
18 Cambridge United 0–1 Yeovil Town 5 December 1987
19 VS Rugby 1–1 Bristol Rovers 5 December 1987
Replay Bristol Rovers 4–0 VS Rugby 17 December 1987
20 Welling United 0–1 Bath City 5 December 1987

Third round proper[edit]

The third round of games in the FA Cup were played over the weekend 9–11 January 1988, with the first set of replays being played on 12–13 January. Three games went to second replays and one of these to a third replay.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Sutton United 1–1 Middlesbrough 9 January 1988
Replay Middlesbrough 1–0 Sutton United 12 January 1988
2 Watford 1–1 Hull City 9 January 1988
Replay Hull City 2–2 Watford 12 January 1988
Replay Watford 1–0 Hull City 18 January 1988
3 Yeovil Town 0–3 Queens Park Rangers 9 January 1988
4 Reading 0–1 Southampton 9 January 1988
5 Gillingham 0–3 Birmingham City 9 January 1988
6 Blackburn Rovers 1–2 Portsmouth 9 January 1988
7 Sheffield Wednesday 1–1 Everton 9 January 1988
Replay Everton 1–1 Sheffield Wednesday 13 January 1988
Replay Everton 1–1 Sheffield Wednesday 25 January 1988
Replay Sheffield Wednesday 0–5 Everton 27 January 1988
8 Derby County 1–3 Chelsea 9 January 1988
9 Swindon Town 0–0 Norwich City 9 January 1988
Replay Norwich City 0–2 Swindon Town 13 January 1988
10 Shrewsbury Town 2–1 Bristol Rovers 9 January 1988
11 Sheffield United 1–0 Maidstone United 9 January 1988
12 Ipswich Town 1–2 Manchester United 10 January 1988
13 Stockport County 1–2 Leyton Orient 9 January 1988
14 Newcastle United 1–0 Crystal Palace 9 January 1988
15 Barnsley 3–1 Bolton Wanderers 9 January 1988
16 Coventry City 2–0 Torquay United 9 January 1988
17 West Ham United 2–0 Charlton Athletic 9 January 1988
18 Brighton & Hove Albion 2–0 Bournemouth 9 January 1988
19 Plymouth Argyle 2–0 Colchester United 11 January 1988
20 Bradford City 2–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 January 1988
21 Oldham Athletic 2–4 Tottenham Hotspur 9 January 1988
22 Wimbledon 4–1 West Bromwich Albion 9 January 1988
23 Scunthorpe United 0–0 Blackpool 9 January 1988
Replay Blackpool 1–0 Scunthorpe United 12 January 1988
24 Huddersfield Town 2–2 Manchester City 9 January 1988
Replay Manchester City 0–0 Huddersfield Town 12 January 1988
Replay Huddersfield Town 0–3 Manchester City 25 January 1988
25 Mansfield Town 4–0 Bath City 9 January 1988
26 Port Vale 1–0 Macclesfield Town 10 January 1988
27 Halifax Town 0–4 Nottingham Forest 9 January 1988
28 Arsenal 2–0 Millwall 9 January 1988
29 Leeds United 1–2 Aston Villa 9 January 1988
30 Stoke City 0–0 Liverpool 9 January 1988
Replay Liverpool 1–0 Stoke City 12 January 1988
31 Oxford United 2–0 Leicester City 9 January 1988
32 Hartlepool United 1–2 Luton Town 9 January 1988

Fourth Round Proper[edit]

The fourth round of games were played over the weekend 30 January-1 February 1988, with replays being played on 3 February. A second replay was then played on 9 February.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Blackpool 1–1 Manchester City 30 January 1988
Replay Manchester City 2–1 Blackpool 3 February 1988
2 Aston Villa 0–2 Liverpool 31 January 1988
3 Luton Town 2–1 Southampton 30 January 1988
4 Everton 1–1 Middlesbrough 30 January 1988
Replay Middlesbrough 2–2 Everton 3 February 1988
Replay Everton 2–1 Middlesbrough 9 February 1988
5 Newcastle United 5–0 Swindon Town 30 January 1988
6 Queens Park Rangers 3–1 West Ham United 30 January 1988
7 Barnsley 0–2 Birmingham City 30 January 1988
8 Coventry City 0–1 Watford 30 January 1988
9 Portsmouth 2–1 Sheffield United 1 February 1988
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 1–2 Arsenal 30 January 1988
11 Manchester United 2–0 Chelsea 30 January 1988
12 Plymouth Argyle 1–0 Shrewsbury Town 30 January 1988
13 Bradford City 4–2 Oxford United 30 January 1988
14 Mansfield Town 1–2 Wimbledon 30 January 1988
15 Port Vale 2–1 Tottenham Hotspur 30 January 1988
16 Leyton Orient 1–2 Nottingham Forest 30 January 1988

Fifth Round Proper[edit]

The fifth set of games were played over the weekend 20–21 February 1988, with replays on 23–24 February.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Everton 0–1 Liverpool 21 February 1988
2 Newcastle United 1–3 Wimbledon 20 February 1988
3 Manchester City 3–1 Plymouth Argyle 20 February 1988
4 Queens Park Rangers 1–1 Luton Town 20 February 1988
Replay Luton Town 1–0 Queens Park Rangers 24 February 1988
5 Portsmouth 3–0 Bradford City 20 February 1988
6 Port Vale 0–0 Watford 20 February 1988
Replay Watford 2–0 Port Vale 23 February 1988
7 Arsenal 2–1 Manchester United 20 February 1988
8 Birmingham City 0–1 Nottingham Forest 20 February 1988

Sixth Round Proper[edit]

The sixth round of FA Cup games were played over the weekend 12–13 March 1988. There were no replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Luton Town 3–1 Portsmouth 12 March 1988
2 Manchester City 0–4 Liverpool 13 March 1988
3 Wimbledon 2–1 Watford 12 March 1988
4 Arsenal 1–2 Nottingham Forest 12 March 1988

Semi-Finals[edit]


9 April 1988
Liverpool 2 – 1 Nottingham Forest
Aldridge Goal Goal Clough Goal
Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield
Attendance: 51,627

Final[edit]

Main article: 1988 FA Cup Final
14 May 1988
15:00 BST
Wimbledon 1 – 0 Liverpool
Sanchez Goal 37'
Wembley, London
Attendance: 98,203
Referee: Brian Hill
Wimbledon
Liverpool

Television Coverage[edit]

The right to show FA Cup games were, as with Football League matches, shared between the BBC and ITV. The stations would alternate between showing a live game and a highlights programme. No games from Rounds 1 or 2 were shown. Occasional highlights of replays would be shown on either the BBC or ITV.[1][2]

These matches were.

Round BBC1 ITV
Third round proper Ipswich Town vs Manchester United Sutton United v Middlesbrough
Yeovil Town v Queen's Park Rangers1
Sheffield Wednesday v Everton1
Reading vs Southampton - TVS
Swindon Town vs Norwich City - HTV West
Everton v Sheffield Wednesday (Replay)1
Norwich City vs Swindon Town (Replay)1
Everton v Sheffield Wednesday (2nd Replay)1
Sheffield Wednesday v Everton (3rd Replay)1
Fourth round proper Manchester United v Chelsea1
Port Vale vs Tottenham Hotspur1
Leyton Orient vs Nottingham Forest 1
Aston Villa vs Liverpool1
Middlesbrough vs Everton (Replay)1
Manchester City vs Blackpool (Replay)
Fifth round proper Everton v Liverpool1 Arsenal vs Manchester United1
Newcastle United vs Wimbledon1
Port Vale vs Watford
Portsmouth vs Bradford City - TVS
Sixth round proper Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest1
Wimbledon vs Watford1
Luton Town vs Portsmouth
Manchester City vs Liverpool1
Semi-finals Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest 1
Luton Town vs Wimbledon 1
Final Wimbledon vs Liverpool 1 Wimbledon vs Liverpool 1

1Footage available on YouTube

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