2008–09 FA Youth Cup

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2008–09 FA Youth Cup
Teams 474
Champions Arsenal
Runners-up Liverpool

The 2008–09 FA Youth Cup was the 57th FA Youth Cup. A record 474 clubs participated in the competition. The competition started in September 2008 with the preliminary round and concluded with the final on 22 and 26 May 2009.

Arsenal knocked out holders Manchester City en route to the final, where they beat 2006 and 2007 winners Liverpool 6–2 on aggregate to lift the FA Youth Cup for the 7th time.

Calendar[edit]

Qualifying ties played in the week commencing; proper ties played by the closing date.

Round Date Fixture(s) Clubs New entries
Preliminary Round 8 September 2008 119 474 → 355 238
First Round Qualifying 15 September 2008 132 355 → 223 145
Second Round Qualifying 6 October 2008 66 223 → 157
Third Round Qualifying 20 October 2008 33 157 → 124
First Round 11 November 2008 40 124 → 84 47
Second Round 26 November 2008 20 84 → 64
Third Round 15 December 2008 32 64 → 32 44
Fourth Round 20 January 2009 16 32 → 16
Fifth Round 7 March 2009 8 16 → 8
Sixth Round 16 March 2009 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals First leg: 16 April 2009
Second leg: 22 April 2009
2 4 → 2
Final First leg: 22 May 2009
Second leg: 26 May 2009
1 2 → 1

First round[edit]

The League One and League Two teams will enter at this round except Notts County which did not apply, along with the winners of the previous round.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Grimsby Town 0 – 1 Lincoln City
2 Bradford City 1 – 0 Scunthorpe United
3 Rochdale 1 – 0 Huddersfield Town
4 Hartlepool United 1 – 4 Carlisle United
5 Bury 0 – 2 Crewe Alexandra
6 Worksop Town 0 – 3 Rotherham United
7 Darlington 2 – 3(aet) Tranmere Rovers
8 Nantwich Town 5 – 0 Curzon Ashton
9 York City 2 – 3 Stockport County
10 Chester City 0 – 2 Leeds United
11 Macclesfield Town 4 – 1 Morecambe
12 Accrington Stanley 3 – 1 Wakefield
13 Fleetwood Town 0 – 3 Oldham Athletic
14 Shrewsbury Town 2 – 0 Chesterfield
15 Leicester City 2 – 1 Port Vale
16 Coventry Sphinx 2 – 3 Milton Keynes Dons
17 Solihull Moors 2 – 0 FCV Reds
18 Oadby Town 2 – 1 Hinckley United
19 Mansfield Town 3 – 2 Peterborough United
20 Rushden & Diamonds 1 – 2 Northampton Town
Tie no Home team Score Away team
21 Walsall 5 – 3 Hednesford Town
22 Millwall 2 – 0 Luton Town
23 Gillingham 3 – 0 Eastbourne Borough
24 Brighton & Hove Albion 5 – 1 Dover Athletic
25 Southend United 3 – 3(8–9p) Brentford
26 Stevenage Borough 2 – 3 Thurrock
27 Banbury United 1 – 2 Dagenham & Redbridge
28 Cambridge United 4 – 1 Colchester United
29 Lewes 2 – 0 Histon
30 Boreham Wood 0 – 5 Leyton Orient
31 Hayes & Yeading United 1 – 2 Croydon Athletic
32 Burgess Hill Town 0 – 2 Wycombe Wanderers
33 Basingstoke Town 0 – 2 Barnet
34 Aldershot Town 1 – 4 Havant & Waterlooville
35 Didcot Town 2 – 2(1–4p) Cirencester Town
36 Cheltenham Town 5 – 1 Newport County
37 AFC Bournemouth 0 – 1 Bristol Rovers
38 Swindon Town 4 – 1 Eastleigh
39 Yeovil Town 4 – 1 Hereford United
40 Woking 1 – 2(aet) Exeter City

Second round[edit]

The winners from the first round matches will progress to second round.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Accrington Stanley 0 – 3 Carlisle United
2 Oldham Athletic 2 – 0 Rotherham United
3 Walsall 4 – 3(aet) Rochdale
4 Solihull Moors 0 – 2 Tranmere Rovers
5 Nantwich Town 2 – 1 Macclesfield Town
6 Stockport County 3 – 3(2–4p) Crewe Alexandra
7 Lincoln City 3 – 1 Mansfield Town
8 Shrewsbury Town 2 – 0 Bradford City
9 Oadby Town 0 – 3 Leeds United
10 Leicester City 3 – 1 Milton Keynes Dons
Tie no Home team Score Away team
11 Swindon Town 3 – 0 Exeter City
12 Yeovil Town 1 – 2 Cirencester Town
13 Cambridge United 0 – 2 Northampton Town
14 Lewes 3 – 0 Croydon Athletic
15 Barnet 3 – 1 Havant & Waterlooville
16 Brentford 6 – 2 Thurrock
17 Bristol Rovers 3 – 1 Brighton & Hove Albion
18 Millwall 5 – 1 Dagenham & Redbridge
19 Cheltenham Town 0 – 1 Gillingham
20 Wycombe Wanderers 1 – 2 Leyton Orient

Third round[edit]

The 20 Premier League and 24 Championship teams enter at this stage, along with the winners of the second round.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Swansea City 0 – 3 Manchester City
2 Brentford 1 – 2 Middlesbrough
3 Manchester United 2 – 3 Chelsea
4 Cardiff City 3 – 0 Blackpool
5 Swindon Town 1 – 5 Crystal Palace
6 Reading 0 – 1 Preston North End
7 Tottenham Hotspur 3 – 0 Sheffield United
8 Portsmouth 2 – 1 Gillingham
9 Leyton Orient 0 – 4 Watford
10 Barnsley 2 – 3 Walsall
11 Norwich City 1 – 0 Wigan Athletic
12 Sunderland 2 – 1 Cirencester Town
13 Leeds United 1 – 2 Liverpool
14 Carlisle United 1 – 3 Crewe Alexandra
15 Sheffield Wednesday 1 – 3 Millwall
16 Coventry City 2 – 3(aet) Stoke City
Tie no Home team Score Away team
17 Ipswich Town 1 – 0 Shrewsbury Town
18 Bolton Wanderers 2 – 0 Doncaster Rovers
19 Burnley 3 – 1 West Bromwich Albion
20 Northampton Town 0 – 3 Tranmere Rovers
21 Aston Villa 2 – 3 Arsenal
22 Southampton 3 – 1(aet) Derby County
23 Barnet 1 – 2 Bristol Rovers
24 Plymouth Argyle 2 – 1 Fulham
25 Newcastle United 2 – 1 Oldham Athletic
26 Lewes 1 – 2 Hull City
27 Queens Park Rangers 5 – 3(aet) Bristol City
28 Everton 2 – 0 Nantwich Town
29 Birmingham City 2 – 1(aet) Lincoln City
30 Leicester City 2 – 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers
31 Charlton Athletic 2 – 1(aet) Blackburn Rovers
32 Nottingham Forest 3 – 1 West Ham United

Fourth round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Ipswich Town 4 – 2(aet) Crystal Palace
2 Arsenal 3 – 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
3 Preston North End 0 – 1(aet) Sunderland
4 Chelsea 5 – 1 Walsall
5 Queens Park Rangers 1 – 3 Newcastle United
6 Norwich City 1 – 1(4–2p) Stoke City
7 Southampton 0 – 1 Watford
8 Plymouth Argyle 3 – 2 Millwall
9 Bristol Rovers 2 – 2(2–4p) Liverpool
10 Bolton Wanderers 4 – 0 Hull City
11 Burnley 1 – 3 Everton
12 Middlesbrough 1 – 2 Nottingham Forest
13 Charlton Athletic 0 – 3 Tottenham Hotspur
14 Birmingham City 3 – 2 Crewe Alexandra
15 Portsmouth 0 – 1 Manchester City
16 Cardiff City 0 – 0(5–4p) Tranmere Rovers

Fifth round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Ipswich Town 2 – 3(aet) Watford
2 Liverpool 1 – 0 Chelsea
3 Sunderland 0 – 4 Arsenal
4 Plymouth Argyle 0 – 3 Tottenham Hotspur
5 Everton 1 – 1(1–3p) Norwich City
6 Manchester City 4 – 2 Newcastle United
7 Nottingham Forest 0 – 2 Bolton Wanderers
8 Cardiff City 0 – 2 Birmingham City

Quarter-finals[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 Birmingham City 1 – 0 Watford Report
2 Manchester City 1 – 0 Norwich City Report
3 Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 3 Arsenal Report
4 Liverpool 4 – 2 Bolton Wanderers Report

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

18 March 2009
19:00 GMT
Manchester City 1 – 2 Arsenal
Nimely-Tchuimeni Goal 41' Report Emmanuel-Thomas Goal 71'
Sunu Goal 82'
City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester
Attendance: 2,615
Referee: Andy Penn (West Midlands)

16 April 2009
19:00 BST
Birmingham City 0 – 3 Liverpool
Report Dalla Valle Goal 12'28'
Amoo Goal 24'
St Andrew's, Birmingham
Attendance: 4,238
Referee: Mark Haywood (West Yorkshire)

Second leg[edit]

22 April 2009
19:00 BST
Arsenal 4 – 1 Manchester City
Watt Goal 1'31'
Wilshere Goal 20' (pen.)
Bartley Goal 29'
Report Benali Goal 45'
Emirates Stadium, London
Attendance: 9,266[1]
Referee: Keith Woolmer (Northamptonshire)

Arsenal won 6–2 on aggregate.


24 April 2009
19:45 BST
Liverpool 3 – 1 Birmingham City
Dalla Valle Goal 17'58'
KačaniklićGoal 53'
Report Sammons Goal 44'
Anfield, Liverpool
Referee: Clive W. Oliver (Northumberland)

Liverpool won 6–1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

First leg[edit]

22 May 2009
20:00 BST
Arsenal 4 – 1 Liverpool
Sunu Goal 21'
Wilshere Goal 35' (pen.)
Watt Goal 57'
Emmanuel-Thomas Goal 66'
Report Kačaniklić Goal 37'
Emirates Stadium, London
Attendance: 33,662
Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)
Arsenal
Liverpool
ARSENAL:
1 England James Shea
2 England Craig Eastmond
3 England Thomas Cruise
4 England Kyle Bartley
5 England Emmanuel Frimpong
6 England Luke Ayling
7 England Henri Lansbury
8 France Francis Coquelin
9 France Gilles Sunu
10 England Jack Wilshere
11 England Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (c)
Substitutes:
12 England Rhys Murphy
13 England Charlie Mann
14 England Sanchez Watt
15 Republic of Ireland Conor Henderson
16 Cameroon Cedric Evina
Manager:
England Steve Bould
LIVERPOOL:
1 Australia Dean Bouzanis
2 England Karl Clair
3 Germany Chris Buchtmann
4 Spain Daniel Ayala
5 England Joe Kennedy (c)
6 England Andre Wisdom
7 England David Amoo
8 England Steven Irwin
9 Finland Lauri Dalla Valle
10 England Tom Ince
11 Sweden Alexander Kačaniklić
Substitutes:
12 England Nathan Eccleston
13 England Deale Chamberlain
14 England Michael Roberts
15 Scotland Alex Cooper
16 England Jack Robinson
Manager:
England Hughie McAuley

Second leg[edit]

26 May 2009
19:45 BST
Liverpool 1 – 2 Arsenal
Dalla Valle Goal 52' Report Watt Goal 25'
Ayala Goal 70' (o.g.)
Anfield, Liverpool
Attendance: 7,792
Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)
Liverpool
Arsenal
LIVERPOOL:
1 Australia Dean Bouzanis
2 England Steven Irwin
3 England Jack Robinson
4 Spain Daniel Ayala
5 England Joe Kennedy (c)
6 England Andre Wisdom
7 England David Amoo
8 Germany Christopher Buchtmann
9 Finland Lauri Dalla Valle
10 England Tom Ince
11 Sweden Alexander Kačaniklić
Substitutes:
12 England Nathan Eccleston
13 England Deale Chamberlain
14 Scotland Alex Cooper
15 England Michael Roberts
16 England Karl Clair
Manager:
England Hughie McAuley
ARSENAL:
1 England James Shea
2 England Craig Eastmond
3 England Thomas Cruise
4 England Kyle Bartley
5 France Francis Coquelin
6 England Luke Ayling
7 England Henri Lansbury
8 England Jack Wilshere
9 France Gilles Sunu
10 England Sanchez Watt
11 England Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (c)
Substitutes:
12 England Rhys Murphy
13 England Charlie Mann
14 Republic of Ireland Conor Henderson
15 Netherlands Oğuzhan Özyakup
16 Cameroon Cedric Evina
Manager:
England Steve Bould

Arsenal won 6–2 on aggregate.

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