1998–99 FA Cup

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1998–99 FA Cup
Champions Manchester United
Runners-up Newcastle United

The 1998-1999 FA Cup was won by Manchester United, who beat Newcastle United 2–0 in the final at the old Wembley Stadium. The goals were scored by Teddy Sheringham after 11 minutes, less than two minutes after coming on as a substitute for Roy Keane, and Paul Scholes on 53 minutes. It was the second leg of an historic Treble for Manchester United; having already won the Premier League title the previous weekend, they went on to win the UEFA Champions League the following Wednesday.

Calendar[edit]

Round Initial Matches New Entries Clubs
Preliminary Round Saturday 5 September 1998 172 558 → 472
First Qualifying Round Saturday 19 September 1998 206 472 → 326
Second Qualifying Round Saturday 3 October 1998 66 326 → 220
Third Qualifying Round Saturday 17 October 1998 22 220 → 156
Fourth Qualifying Round Saturday 31 October 1998 none 156 → 124
First Round Proper Saturday 14 November 1998 48 124 → 84
Second Round Saturday 5 December 1998 none 84 → 64
Third Round Saturday 2 January 1999 44 64 → 32
Fourth Round Saturday 23 January 1999 none 32 → 16
Fifth Round Saturday 13 February 1999 none 16 → 8
Sixth Round Saturday 6 March 1999 none 8 → 4
Semi Finals Saturday 11 April 1999 none 4 → 2
Final Saturday 22 May 1999 none 2 → 1

First round[edit]

For the qualifying rounds, see 1998–99 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds.

The First Round featured those non-league teams who had come through the qualifying rounds and the teams from the third and fourth tiers of the English football league system. The matches were played on 14 November 1998. There were ten replays, with three ties requiring a penalty shootout to settle them.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Enfield 2–2 York City 14 November 1998
Replay York City 2–1 Enfield 24 November 1998
2 Darlington 3–2 Burnley 17 November 1998
3 Bedlington Terriers 4–1 Colchester United 14 November 1998
4 Preston North End 3–0 Ford United 14 November 1998
5 Yeovil Town 2–2 West Auckland Town 14 November 1998
Replay West Auckland Town 1–1 Yeovil Town 24 November 1998
Yeovil Town won 5–3 on penalties
6 Reading 0–1 Stoke City 14 November 1998
7 Walsall 1–0 Gresley Rovers 14 November 1998
8 Woking 0–1 Scunthorpe United 14 November 1998
9 Boreham Wood 2–3 Luton Town 15 November 1998
10 Macclesfield Town 2–2 Slough Town 14 November 1998
Replay Slough Town 1–1 Macclesfield Town 24 November 1998
Macclesfield Town won 9–8 on penalties
11 Scarborough 1–1 Rochdale 14 November 1998
Replay Rochdale 2–0 Scarborough 24 November 1998
12 Wrexham 1–0 Peterborough United 14 November 1998
13 Hednesford Town 3–1 Barnet 14 November 1998
14 Wycombe Wanderers 1–0 Chesterfield 14 November 1998
15 Manchester City 3–0 Halifax Town 13 November 1998
16 Fulham 1–1 Leigh RMI 15 November 1998
Replay Leigh RMI 0–2 Fulham 24 November 1998
17 Brentford 5–0 Camberley Town 14 November 1998
18 Bristol Rovers 3–0 Welling United 14 November 1998
19 Northampton Town 2–1 Lancaster City 14 November 1998
20 Plymouth Argyle 0–0 Kidderminster Harriers 14 November 1998
Replay Kidderminster Harriers 0–0 Plymouth Argyle 1 December 1998
Plymouth Argyle won 5–4 on penalties
21 Oldham Athletic 2–0 Gillingham 14 November 1998
22 Worcester City 0–1 Torquay United 14 November 1998
23 Southend United 0–1 Doncaster Rovers 14 November 1998
24 Mansfield Town 2–1 Hayes 14 November 1998
25 Cardiff City 6–0 Chester City 14 November 1998
26 Cheltenham Town 0–1 Lincoln City 14 November 1998
27 Kingstonian 1–0 Burton Albion 14 November 1998
28 Dulwich Hamlet 0–1 Southport 14 November 1998
29 Runcorn 1–1 Stevenage Borough 14 November 1998
Replay Stevenage Borough 2–0 Runcorn 23 November 1998
30 Wigan Athletic 4–3 Blackpool 14 November 1998
31 Tamworth 2–2 Exeter City 14 November 1998
Replay Exeter City 4–1 Tamworth 24 November 1998
32 Leyton Orient 4–2 Brighton & Hove Albion 14 November 1998
33 Hendon 0–0 Notts County 15 November 1998
Replay Notts County 3–0 Hendon 1 December 1998
34 Basingstoke Town 1–2 Bournemouth 14 November 1998
35 Telford United 0–2 Cambridge United 14 November 1998
36 Swansea City 3–0 Millwall 13 November 1998
37 Emley 1–1 Rotherham United 15 November 1998
Replay Rotherham United 3–1 Emley 24 November 1998
38 Hartlepool United 2–1 Carlisle United 14 November 1998
39 Rushden & Diamonds 1–0 Shrewsbury Town 14 November 1998
40 Salisbury City 0–2 Hull City 14 November 1998

Second round[edit]

The second round of the competition featured the winners of the first round ties. The matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 5 December 1998, with eight replays and two penalty shootouts required, each of which featured a team who won on penalties in the previous round.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Darlington 1–1 Manchester City 4 December 1998
Replay Manchester City 1–0 Darlington 15 December 1998
2 Preston North End 2–0 Walsall 5 December 1998
3 Rochdale 0–0 Rotherham United 5 December 1998
Replay Rotherham United 4–0 Rochdale 15 December 1998
4 Yeovil Town 2–0 Northampton Town 5 December 1998
5 Notts County 1–1 Wigan Athletic 5 December 1998
Replay Wigan Athletic 0–0 Notts County 15 December 1998
Notts County won 4–2 on penalties
6 Macclesfield Town 4–1 Cambridge United 5 December 1998
7 Lincoln City 4–1 Stevenage Borough 5 December 1998
8 Luton Town 1–2 Hull City 5 December 1998
9 Doncaster Rovers 0–0 Rushden & Diamonds 5 December 1998
Replay Rushden & Diamonds 4–2 Doncaster Rovers 15 December 1998
10 Wrexham 2–1 York City 5 December 1998
11 Wycombe Wanderers 1–1 Plymouth Argyle 5 December 1998
Replay Plymouth Argyle 3–2 Wycombe Wanderers 15 December 1998
12 Fulham 4–2 Hartlepool United 5 December 1998
13 Oldham Athletic 1–1 Brentford 5 December 1998
Replay Brentford 2–2 Oldham Athletic 15 December 1998
Oldham Athletic won 4–2 on penalties
14 Exeter City 2–2 Bristol Rovers 5 December 1998
Replay Bristol Rovers 5–0 Exeter City 15 December 1998
15 Scunthorpe United 2–0 Bedlington Terriers 5 December 1998
16 Mansfield Town 1–2 Southport 5 December 1998
17 Cardiff City 3–1 Hednesford Town 5 December 1998
18 Kingstonian 0–0 Leyton Orient 6 December 1998
Replay Leyton Orient 2–1 Kingstonian 15 December 1998
19 Torquay United 0–1 Bournemouth 5 December 1998
20 Swansea City 1–0 Stoke City 5 December 1998

Third round[edit]

The third round of the season's FA Cup was scheduled for Saturday, 2 January 1999. This round marked the point at which the teams in the two highest divisions in the English league system, the Premier League and the Football League First Division (now known as the Football League Championship). There were six replays, with none of these games requiring a penalty shootout.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Bournemouth 1–0 West Bromwich Albion 2 January 1999
2 Bristol City 0–2 Everton 2 January 1999
3 Bury 0–3 Stockport County 2 January 1999
4 Preston North End 2–4 Arsenal 4 January 1999
5 Southampton 1–1 Fulham 2 January 1999
Replay Fulham 1–0 Southampton 13 January 1999
6 Leicester City 4–2 Birmingham City 2 January 1999
7 Nottingham Forest 0–1 Portsmouth 2 January 1999
8 Blackburn Rovers 2–0 Charlton Athletic 2 January 1999
9 Aston Villa 3–0 Hull City 2 January 1999
10 Sheffield Wednesday 4–1 Norwich City 3 January 1999
11 Bolton Wanderers 1–2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 January 1999
12 Crewe Alexandra 1–3 Oxford United 2 January 1999
13 Lincoln City 0–1 Sunderland 2 January 1999
14 Swindon Town 0–0 Barnsley 2 January 1999
Replay Barnsley 3–1 Swindon Town 19 January 1999
15 Wrexham 4–3 Scunthorpe United 2 January 1999
16 Sheffield United 1–1 Notts County 2 January 1999
Replay Notts County 3–4 Sheffield United 23 January 1999
17 Tranmere Rovers 0–1 Ipswich Town 2 January 1999
18 Newcastle United 2–1 Crystal Palace 2 January 1999
19 Tottenham Hotspur 5–2 Watford 2 January 1999
20 Queens Park Rangers 0–1 Huddersfield Town 2 January 1999
21 Coventry City 7–0 Macclesfield Town 2 January 1999
22 West Ham United 1–1 Swansea City 2 January 1999
Replay Swansea City 1–0 West Ham United 13 January 1999
23 Manchester United 3–1 Middlesbrough 3 January 1999
24 Plymouth Argyle 0–3 Derby County 2 January 1999
25 Bradford City 2–1 Grimsby Town 2 January 1999
26 Oldham Athletic 0–2 Chelsea 2 January 1999
27 Wimbledon 1–0 Manchester City 2 January 1999
28 Cardiff City 1–1 Yeovil Town 2 January 1999
Replay Yeovil Town 1–2 Cardiff City 12 January 1999
29 Port Vale 0–3 Liverpool 16,557
30 Southport 0–2 Leyton Orient 2 January 1999
31 Rotherham United 0–1 Bristol Rovers 2 January 1999
32 Rushden & Diamonds 0–0 Leeds United 2 January 1999
Replay Leeds United 3–1 Rushden & Diamonds 13 January 1999

Fourth round[edit]

The Fourth Round ties were played with the thirty-two winners of the previous round. The matches were originally scheduled for Saturday, 23 January 1999. There were three replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Leicester City 0–3 Coventry City 23 January 1999
2 Blackburn Rovers 1–0 Sunderland 23 January 1999
3 Aston Villa 0–2 Fulham 23 January 1999
4 Sheffield Wednesday 2–0 Stockport County 23 January 1999
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–2 Arsenal 24 January 1999
6 Everton 1–0 Ipswich Town 23 January 1999
7 Wrexham 1–1 Huddersfield Town 23 January 1999
Replay Huddersfield Town 2–1 Wrexham 3 February 1999
8 Sheffield United 4–1 Cardiff City 27 January 1999
9 Newcastle United 3–0 Bradford City 23 January 1999
10 Barnsley 3–1 Bournemouth 23 January 1999
11 Bristol Rovers 3–0 Leyton Orient 23 January 1999
12 Portsmouth 1–5 Leeds United 23 January 1999
13 Manchester United 2–1 Liverpool 54,591
14 Wimbledon 1–1 Tottenham Hotspur 23 January 1999
Replay Tottenham Hotspur 3–0 Wimbledon 2 February 1999
15 Oxford United 1–1 Chelsea 25 January 1999
Replay Chelsea 4–2 Oxford United 3 February 1999
16 Swansea City 0–1 Derby County 23 January 1999

Fifth round[edit]

The Fifth Round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 13 February 1999. There were four replays, one of which was officially unnecessary as Arsenal had beaten Sheffield United in the first tie. However, both sides felt that Arsenal's winning goal had been gained unfairly. Arsenal's boss Arsene Wenger wrote himself into FA Cup folklore with an act of sportsmanship that saw him offer to replay the game with Sheffield United after Marc Overmars scored following Kanu's failure to return the ball to the Blades following an injury.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Sheffield Wednesday 0–1 Chelsea 13 February 1999
2 Everton 2–1 Coventry City 13 February 1999
3 Newcastle United 0–0 Blackburn Rovers 14 February 1999
Replay Blackburn Rovers 0–1 Newcastle United 24 February 1999
4 Barnsley 4–1 Bristol Rovers 13 February 1999
5 Manchester United 1–0 Fulham 14 February 1999
6 Huddersfield Town 2–2 Derby County 13 February 1999
Replay Derby County 3–1 Huddersfield Town 24 February 1999
7 Arsenal 2–1 Sheffield United 13 February 1999
Replay Arsenal 2–1 Sheffield United 23 February 1999
8 Leeds United 1–1 Tottenham Hotspur 13 February 1999
Replay Tottenham Hotspur 2–0 Leeds United 24 February 1999

Sixth round proper[edit]

The four quarter-final games were scheduled for Saturday, 6 March 1999, although only the Arsenal–Derby County game was played on this date. One of the ties, Manchester United–Chelsea, resulted in a draw which went to a replay, which United won.

Barnsley, who lost 1-0 at home to Tottenham Hotspur, were the last remaining non-Premiership team in the competition.

6 March 1999
15:00
Arsenal 1–0 Derby
Kanu Goal 89' Details
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London
Attendance: 38,046
Referee: Steve Dunn

7 March 1999
16:00
Newcastle United 4–1 Everton
Ketsbaia Goal 21' Goal 73'
Georgiadis Goal 61'
Shearer Goal 81'
Details Unsworth Goal 57'
St. James' Park, Newcastle
Attendance: 36,504
Referee: Graham Barber

7 March 1999
14:00
Manchester United 0–0 Chelsea
Scholes Red card Details Roberto Di Matteo Red card
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 54,587
Referee: Paul Durkin
Replay
10 March 1999
19:45
Chelsea 0–2 Manchester United
Details Yorke Goal 4' Goal 59'
Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 33,075
Referee: Paul Durkin

16 March 1999
19:45
Barnsley 0–1 Tottenham Hotspur
Details Ginola Goal 68'
Oakwell, Barnsley
Attendance: 18,793
Referee: Mike Reed

Semi-finals[edit]

The semi-finals were played on Saturday, 11 April 1999. The Manchester United–Arsenal match went to a replay, which was won in extra-time by Manchester United.

The semi-final round was notable for the climax to the season-long rivalry between Arsenal and Manchester United. As the first game went to a nil-nil draw, the match went to a replay. This was to be the last replay of a drawn semi-final, as a rule change now allows for extra time and penalties to decide a tie at the first attempt.[1]

The replay was notable for a disallowed Arsenal goal, the sending-off of Roy Keane for a second bookable offence, a last-minute penalty save by Peter Schmeichel, and finally and most memorably a winning goal by Ryan Giggs, intercepting a pass near the half way line, before taking the ball past five Arsenal defenders and scoring past goalkeeper David Seaman. It was hailed almost immediately as one of the greatest goals ever scored in the history of the competition.

Newcastle beat Tottenham in the other semi-final, ending the latter's hopes of an FA Cup/League Cup double.

11 April 1999
12:30
Arsenal 0 – 0
(a.e.t.)
Manchester United
Vivas Red card
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 39,217
Referee: David Elleray
11 April 1999
15:00
Newcastle 2 – 0
(a.e.t.)
Tottenham Hotspur
Shearer Goal 109' (pen.)118'
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 53,609
Referee: Paul Durkin

Replay[edit]

14 April 1999
19:45
Manchester United 2 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Arsenal
Beckham Goal 17'
Giggs Goal 109'
Keane Red card
Bergkamp Goal 69'
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 30,223
Referee: David Elleray

Final[edit]

Main article: 1999 FA Cup Final

The Final took place on 22 May 1999 and was played at the old Wembley Stadium, between Manchester United and Newcastle United. Manchester United had finished as champions and Newcastle 13th in the Premier League that season. The final was a slightly one-sided affair, Manchester United claiming a record 10th success with a 2–0 win. Goals from Teddy Sheringham and Paul Scholes were scored in the 11th and 53rd minutes respectively. It was the build up to Manchester United's Treble. Manchester United also became the first team to win the double three times.

22 May 1999
15:00 BST
Manchester United 2 – 0 Newcastle United
Sheringham Goal 11'
Scholes Goal 53'
(Report)
Wembley, London
Attendance: 79,101
Referee: Peter Jones (Leicestershire)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No more second chances". BBC News (British Broadcasting Corporation). 15 April 1999. Retrieved 8 April 2014.