1988–89 FA Cup

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1988–89 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Liverpool
Runners-up Everton

The FA Cup 1988–89 was the 108th season of the world's oldest football knockout competition, The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup for short.

First round proper[edit]

For the qualifying rounds, see 1988–89 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds.

The first round of games were played over the weekend 19–20 November 1988, with most replays being played on 22–23 November. All other replays were played on 28 November.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Enfield 1–1 Leyton Orient 19 November 1988
Replay Leyton Orient 2–2 Enfield 23 November 1988
Replay Leyton Orient 0–1 Enfield 28 November 1988
2 Blackpool 2–1 Scunthorpe United 19 November 1988
3 Darlington 1–2 Notts County 19 November 1988
4 Bath City 2–0 Grays Athletic 19 November 1988
5 Bristol City 3–1 Southend United 19 November 1988
6 Burnley 0–2 Chester City 19 November 1988
7 Preston North End 1–1 Tranmere Rovers 19 November 1988
Replay Tranmere Rovers 3–0 Preston North End 22 November 1988
8 Yeovil Town 3–2 Merthyr Tydfil 19 November 1988
9 Reading 4–2 Hendon 19 November 1988
10 Woking 1–4 Cambridge United 19 November 1988
11 Gillingham 3–3 Peterborough United 19 November 1988
Replay Peterborough United 1–0 Gillingham 23 November 1988
12 Bolton Wanderers 0–0 Chesterfield 19 November 1988
Replay Chesterfield 2–3 Bolton Wanderers 28 November 1988
13 Grimsby Town 1–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 19 November 1988
14 Stafford Rangers 2–2 Crewe Alexandra 19 November 1988
Replay Crewe Alexandra 3–2 Stafford Rangers 22 November 1988
15 Scarborough 2–1 Stockport County 19 November 1988
16 Doncaster Rovers 0–0 Brandon United 19 November 1988
Replay Doncaster Rovers 2–1 Brandon United 22 November 1988
17 Fulham 0–1 Colchester United 19 November 1988
18 Brentford 2–0 Halesowen Town 19 November 1988
19 Bristol Rovers 3–0 Fisher Athletic 20 November 1988
20 Altrincham 3–2 Lincoln City 19 November 1988
21 Bognor Regis Town 2–1 Exeter City 19 November 1988
22 Huddersfield Town 1–1 Rochdale 19 November 1988
Replay Rochdale 3–4 Huddersfield Town 28 November 1988
23 Mansfield Town 1–1 Sheffield United 19 November 1988
Replay Sheffield United 2–1 Mansfield Town 22 November 1988
24 Cardiff City 3–0 Hereford United 19 November 1988
25 Halifax Town 1–0 York City 19 November 1988
26 Newport County 1–2 Maidstone United 19 November 1988
27 Southport 0–2 Port Vale 19 November 1988
28 Runcorn 2–2 Wrexham 19 November 1988
Replay Wrexham 2–3 Runcorn 22 November 1988
29 Torquay United 2–2 Fareham Town 19 November 1988
Replay Fareham Town 2–3 Torquay United 23 November 1988
30 Kettering Town 2–1 Dartford 19 November 1988
31 Rotherham United 3–1 Barrow 19 November 1988
32 Aldershot 1–0 Hayes 19 November 1988
33 Dagenham 0–4 Sutton United 19 November 1988
34 Waterlooville 1–4 Aylesbury United 19 November 1988
35 Telford United 1–1 Carlisle United 19 November 1988
Replay Carlisle United 4–1 Telford United 22 November 1988
36 Swansea City 3–1 Northampton Town 19 November 1988
37 Frickley Athletic 0–2 Northwich Victoria 19 November 1988
38 Hartlepool United 2–0 Wigan Athletic 19 November 1988
39 Welling United 3–0 Bromsgrove Rovers 19 November 1988
40 Guisborough Town 0–1 Bury 19 November 1988

Second round proper[edit]

The second round of games were played over 10–11 December 1988, with the first round of replays being played on 13–14 December. The Aldershot-Bristol City game went to two more replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Enfield 1–4 Cardiff City 11 December 1988
2 Blackpool 3–0 Bury 10 December 1988
3 Bath City 0–0 Welling United 10 December 1988
Replay Welling United 3–2 Bath City 14 December 1988
4 Yeovil Town 1–1 Torquay United 10 December 1988
Replay Torquay United 1–0 Yeovil Town 14 December 1988
5 Reading 1–1 Maidstone United 10 December 1988
Replay Maidstone United 1–2 Reading 14 December 1988
6 Bolton Wanderers 1–2 Port Vale 10 December 1988
7 Grimsby Town 3–2 Rotherham United 10 December 1988
8 Northwich Victoria 1–2 Tranmere Rovers 10 December 1988
9 Scarborough 0–1 Carlisle United 10 December 1988
10 Doncaster Rovers 1–3 Sheffield United 11 December 1988
11 Aylesbury United 0–1 Sutton United 10 December 1988
12 Altrincham 0–3 Halifax Town 10 December 1988
13 Bognor Regis Town 0–1 Cambridge United 10 December 1988
14 Huddersfield Town 1–0 Chester City 10 December 1988
15 Runcorn 0–3 Crewe Alexandra 10 December 1988
16 Kettering Town 2–1 Bristol Rovers 10 December 1988
17 Aldershot 1–1 Bristol City 10 December 1988
Replay Bristol City 0–0 Aldershot 13 December 1988
Replay Aldershot 2–2 Bristol City 20 December 1988
Replay Bristol City 1–0 Aldershot 22 December 1988
18 Peterborough United 0–0 Brentford 10 December 1988
Replay Brentford 3–2 Peterborough United 14 December 1988
19 Colchester United 2–2 Swansea City 10 December 1988
Replay Swansea City 1–3 Colchester United 13 December 1988
20 Hartlepool United 1–0 Notts County 10 December 1988

Third round proper[edit]

The third round of games in the FA Cup were played over the weekend 7–8 January 1989, with the first set of replays being played on 10–11 January. Two games went to second replays, and one to a third replay.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Blackpool 0–1 Bournemouth 7 January 1989
2 Sutton United 2–1 Coventry City 7 January 1989
3 Walsall 1–1 Brentford 7 January 1989
Replay Brentford 1–0 Walsall 10 January 1989
4 Nottingham Forest 3–0 Ipswich Town 7 January 1989
5 Sheffield Wednesday 5–1 Torquay United 7 January 1989
6 Crewe Alexandra 2–3 Aston Villa 7 January 1989
7 Middlesbrough 1–2 Grimsby Town 7 January 1989
8 West Bromwich Albion 1–1 Everton 7 January 1989
Replay Everton 1–0 West Bromwich Albion 11 January 1989
9 Sunderland 1–1 Oxford United 7 January 1989
Replay Oxford United 2–0 Sunderland 11 January 1989
10 Derby County 1–1 Southampton 7 January 1989
Replay Southampton 1–2 Derby County 10 January 1989
11 Shrewsbury Town 0–3 Colchester United 7 January 1989
12 Tranmere Rovers 1–1 Reading 7 January 1989
Replay Reading 2–1 Tranmere Rovers 11 January 1989
13 Newcastle United 0–0 Watford 7 January 1989
Replay Watford 2–2 Newcastle United 10 January 1989
Replay Newcastle United 0–0 Watford 16 January 1989
Replay Watford 1–0 Newcastle United 18 January 1989
14 Manchester City 1–0 Leicester City 7 January 1989
15 Barnsley 4–0 Chelsea 7 January 1989
16 Portsmouth 1–1 Swindon Town 7 January 1989
Replay Swindon Town 2–0 Portsmouth 10 January 1989
17 West Ham United 2–2 Arsenal 8 January 1989
Replay Arsenal 0–1 West Ham United 11 January 1989
18 Brighton & Hove Albion 1–2 Leeds United 7 January 1989
19 Manchester United 0–0 Queens Park Rangers 7 January 1989
Replay Queens Park Rangers 2–2 Manchester United 11 January 1989
Replay Manchester United 3–0 Queens Park Rangers 23 January 1989
20 Plymouth Argyle 2–0 Cambridge United 7 January 1989
21 Bradford City 1–0 Tottenham Hotspur 7 January 1989
22 Millwall 3–2 Luton Town 7 January 1989
23 Carlisle United 0–3 Liverpool 7 January 1989
24 Huddersfield Town 0–1 Sheffield United 7 January 1989
25 Cardiff City 1–2 Hull City 7 January 1989
26 Port Vale 1–3 Norwich City 8 January 1989
27 Charlton Athletic 2–1 Oldham Athletic 7 January 1989
28 Kettering Town 1–1 Halifax Town 7 January 1989
Replay Halifax Town 2–3 Kettering Town 10 January 1989
29 Stoke City 1–0 Crystal Palace 7 January 1989
30 Birmingham City 0–1 Wimbledon 7 January 1989
31 Hartlepool United 1–0 Bristol City 7 January 1989
32 Welling United 0–1 Blackburn Rovers 7 January 1989

Fourth round proper[edit]

The fourth round of games were played over the weekend 28–29 January 1989, with replays being played on 31 January – 1 February.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Watford 2–1 Derby County 28 January 1989
2 Nottingham Forest 2–0 Leeds United 28 January 1989
3 Blackburn Rovers 2–1 Sheffield Wednesday 28 January 1989
4 Aston Villa 0–1 Wimbledon 28 January 1989
5 Grimsby Town 1–1 Reading 28 January 1989
Replay Reading 1–2 Grimsby Town 1 February 1989
6 Swindon Town 0–0 West Ham United 28 January 1989
Replay West Ham United 1–0 Swindon Town 1 February 1989
7 Sheffield United 3–3 Colchester United 28 January 1989
Replay Colchester United 0–2 Sheffield United 31 January 1989
8 Brentford 3–1 Manchester City 28 January 1989
9 Manchester United 4–0 Oxford United 28 January 1989
10 Norwich City 8–0 Sutton United 28 January 1989
11 Plymouth Argyle 1–1 Everton 28 January 1989
Replay Everton 4–0 Plymouth Argyle 31 January 1989
12 Bradford City 1–2 Hull City 28 January 1989
13 Millwall 0–2 Liverpool 29 January 1989
14 Charlton Athletic 2–1 Kettering Town 28 January 1989
15 Stoke City 3–3 Barnsley 28 January 1989
Replay Barnsley 2–1 Stoke City 31 January 1989
16 Hartlepool United 1–1 Bournemouth 28 January 1989
Replay Bournemouth 5–2 Hartlepool United 31 January 1989

Fifth round proper[edit]

The fifth set of games were played over the weekend 18–19 February 1989, with replay being played on 22 February.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bournemouth 1–1 Manchester United 18 February 1989
Replay Manchester United 1–0 Bournemouth 22 February 1989
2 Watford 0–3 Nottingham Forest 19 February 1989
3 Blackburn Rovers 0–2 Brentford 18 February 1989
4 Barnsley 0–1 Everton 18 February 1989
5 Norwich City 3–2 Sheffield United 18 February 1989
6 Hull City 2–3 Liverpool 18 February 1989
7 Wimbledon 3–1 Grimsby Town 18 February 1989
8 Charlton Athletic 0–1 West Ham United 18 February 1989

Sixth Round Proper[edit]

Most of the sixth round of FA Cup games were played over the weekend 18–19 March 1989, with a replay on 22 March.

Third Division Brentford's impressive cup run was ended by a 4-0 defeat at Liverpool, who were chasing the double.

Wimbledon's defence of the trophy ended with a 1-0 defeat at Everton.

West Ham United, struggling in the league but thriving in the cup competitions (as League Cup semi-finalists), surrendered their chances of FA Cup glory with a 3-1 replay defeat to Norwich City following a goalless draw in the first game.

Nottingham Forest kept their outside chances of a unique domestic treble alive by winning 1-0 against Manchester United, who threw away their own last chance of silverware in a season where they had surprisingly failed to feature in the title race.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Liverpool 4–0 Brentford 18 March 1989
2 Everton 1–0 Wimbledon 19 March 1989
3 West Ham United 0–0 Norwich City 18 March 1989
Replay Norwich City 3–1 West Ham United 22 March 1989
4 Manchester United 0–1 Nottingham Forest 18 March 1989

Semi-finals[edit]

Main article: Hillsborough disaster

The FA Cup semi-finals were scheduled for 15 April 1989. The Everton–Norwich City game was completed as expected; however, the Liverpool–Nottingham Forest game was abandoned after six minutes due to the Hillsborough Disaster which claimed 94 lives on 15 April 1989 (the final death toll was 96). There was talk that the competition for this season would be abandoned, but on 30 April, it was confirmed that both teams would continue in the competition and play in a rescheduled semi-final, which was replayed on 7 May and won 3–1 by Liverpool.[1]

Norwich's hopes of a first-ever FA Cup final were ended as Everton beat them 1–0 to book the second all-Merseyside FA Cup final in four seasons.

15 April 1989
Liverpool 0 – 0
(Match abandoned)
Nottingham Forest

7 May 1989
Liverpool 3 – 1 Nottingham Forest
Aldridge Goal 3'58'
Laws Goal 72' (o.g.)
Report Webb Goal 33'
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Ray Lewis

Final[edit]

Main article: 1989 FA Cup Final

The second all-Merseyside FA Cup final in four seasons ended like the previous one, with Liverpool beating Everton and Ian Rush scoring twice, although this time the scoreline was 3-2 rather than 3-1.

A fourth-minute goal from John Aldridge handed the initiative to Liverpool, but a late equaliser by Stuart McCall forced extra-time. Ian Rush restored Liverpool's lead five minutes into extra time, before Stuart McCall's second goal drew the scores level after 102 minutes. However, a second goal from Ian Rush came just two minutes later, and the trophy went to Anfield.

As a tribute to the fans who had died in the Hillsborough disaster, both teams wore black armbands and observed a minute's silence prior to the match.

20 May 1989
15:00 BST
Liverpool 3 – 2
(a.e.t.)
Everton
John Aldridge Goal 4'
Ian Rush Goal 95'104'
Stuart McCall Goal 89'102'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 82,800
Referee: Joe Worrall
Liverpool
Everton

Television coverage[edit]

The BBC had all rights to show FA Cup games. They were able to show one live game from Round 3 onwards as part of Match of the Day Live. They were also able to show highlights of games from Round 1 onwards on Match Of The Day. [2] These matches were.

Round Live Highlights
First round proper Enfield v Leyton Orient 1
Southport v Port Vale 1
Second round proper Kettering Town v Bristol Rovers
Altrincham v Halifax Town1
Third round proper West Ham United v Arsenal 1 Sutton United v Coventry City1
Bradford City v Tottenham Hotspur1
West Bromwich Albion v Everton1
Port Vale v Norwich City
Manchester United v Queen's Park Rangers (Replay)
Fourth round proper Millwall v Liverpool 1 Norwich City v Sutton United1
Charlton Athletic v Kettering Town
Aston Villa v Wimbledon1
Plymouth Argyle v Everton
Fifth round proper Watford v Nottingham Forest1 Hull City v Liverpool1
Barnsley v Everton1
AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United
Wimbledon v Grimsby Town
Norwich City v Sheffield United1
Sixth round proper Everton v Wimbledon 1 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest1
Liverpool v Brentford1
West Ham United v Norwich City
Semi-finals Liverpool v Nottingham Forest1
Final Liverpool v Everton 1

1Footage available on YouTube

Match of the Day was due to show highlights of both FA Cup Semi Finals, but this was cancelled due to the Hillsborough disaster.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The days after the disaster". The Independent. 14 April 1999. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "MOTD Listings 1988-89". 

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