1967–68 FA Cup

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1967–68 FA Cup
Country England
Champions West Bromwich Albion
Runners-up Everton

The 1967–68 FA Cup was the 87th season of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. West Bromwich Albion won the competition, beating Everton 1–0 after extra time in the final at Wembley, London.

Matches were played at the stadium of the team named first on the date specified for each round, which was always a Saturday. If the weather was inclement, a match may have been played at a different date to that originally planned. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played, a replay would take place at the stadium of the second-named team later the same week. If the replayed match was drawn further replays would be held at neutral venues until a winner was determined. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played in a replay, a 30-minute period of extra time would be played.

Calendar[edit]

Round Date
Preliminary Round Saturday 2 September 1967
First Round Qualifying Saturday 16 September 1967
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 30 September 1967
Third Round Qualifying Saturday 14 October 1967
Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 28 October 1967
First Round Proper Saturday 9 December 1967
Second Round Proper Saturday 6 January 1968
Third Round Proper Saturday 27 January 1968
Fourth Round Proper Saturday 17 February 1968
Fifth Round Proper Saturday 9 March 1968
Sixth Round Proper Saturday 30 March 1968
Semi-Finals Saturday 27 April 1968
Final Saturday 18 May 1968

Results[edit]

First Round Proper[edit]

For the qualifying rounds, see 1967–68 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds.

At this stage clubs from the Football League Third and Fourth Divisions joined those non-league clubs having come through the qualifying rounds. Matches were due to be played on Saturday, 9 December 1967, but snow and ice forced the postponement of 12 ties and the abandonment of two more, at Tow Law and Brentford.[1]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date Attendance Notes
1 Chesterfield 2–0 Barnsley 9 December 1967
2 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 2–0 Northampton Town 9 December 1967
3 Barrow 2–0 Oldham Athletic 9 December 1967
4 Grantham 1–3 Altrincham 9 December 1967
5 Weymouth 0–2 Orient 9 December 1967
6 Yeovil Town 1–3 Margate 13 December 1967 6,612 [2]
7 Reading 6–2 Aldershot 13 December 1967 14,750 [2]
8 Grimsby Town 1–1 Bradford Park Avenue 9 December 1967
Replay Bradford Park Avenue 4–1 Grimsby Town 11 December 1967 5,243 [2]
9 Luton Town 2–1 Oxford City 14 December 1967 13,394 [2]
10 Swindon Town 4–0 Salisbury 12 December 1967 12,193 [3]
11 Shrewsbury Town 3–0 Darlington 13 December 1967 7,294 [2]
12 Tranmere Rovers 5–1 Rochdale 9 December 1967
13 Stockport County 1–1 Macclesfield Town 9 December 1967
Replay Macclesfield Town 4–1 Stockport County 13 December 1967 8,944 [2]
14 Leytonstone 0–1 Walsall 9 December 1967
15 Brentford 2–2 Guildford City 14 December 1967 10,150 [1][2]
Replay Guildford City 2–1 Brentford 18 December 1967 7,289 [2]
16 Lowestoft Town 0–1 Watford 9 December 1967
17 Brighton & Hove Albion 1–0 Southend United 13 December 1967 12,296 [2]
18 Bradford City 7–1 Wrexham 9 December 1967
19 Wimbledon 3–0 Romford 9 December 1967
20 Goole Town 0–0 Spennymoor United 9 December 1967
Replay Spennymoor United 3–1 Goole Town 13 December 1967 3,900 [2]
21 Hartlepools United 2–3 Bury 9 December 1967 4,830 [4]
22 Scunthorpe United 2–0 Skelmersdale United 9 December 1967
23 Tow Law Town 5–1 Mansfield Town 13 December 1967 2,500 [1][2]
24 Port Vale 1–2 Chester 9 December 1967
25 Halifax Town 3–2 Crewe Alexandra 13 December 1967 6,816 [2]
26 Newport County 3–0 Gillingham 18 December 1967 2,452 [2]
27 Swansea Town 2–0 Enfield 18 December 1967 6,161 [2]
28 Southport 3–1 Lincoln City 9 December 1967
29 Runcorn 1–0 Notts County 9 December 1967
30 Torquay United 1–1 Colchester United 12 December 1967 6,655 [2]
Replay Colchester United 2–1 Torquay United 18 December 1967 7,079 [2]
31 Walthamstow Avenue 2–1 Kidderminster Harriers 9 December 1967
32 York City 0–1 Doncaster Rovers 9 December 1967
33 Hereford United 3–2 Barnet 13 December 1967 6,392 [2]
34 Peterborough United 5–2 Falmouth Town 11 December 1967 6,484 [5]
35 Chelmsford City 3–3 Oxford United 9 December 1967
Replay Oxford United 3–3 Chelmsford City 13 December 1967 8,902 [2]
2nd replay Chelmsford City 1–0 Oxford United 18 December 1967 4,350 [A][2]
36 Nuneaton Borough 0–0 Exeter City 9 December 1967
Replay Exeter City 0–0 Nuneaton Borough 13 December 1967 6,909 [2]
2nd replay Nuneaton Borough 0–1 Exeter City 18 December 1967 5,070 [B][2]
37 Corby Town 0–4 Boston United 9 December 1967
38 Dagenham 1–0 Tonbridge 9 December 1967
39 Ryhope Colliery Welfare 0–1 Workington 9 December 1967
40 Arnold 0–3 Bristol Rovers 9 December 1967

Second Round Proper[edit]

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 6 January 1968, though the match at Tow Law was postponed due to bad weather. Four matches were drawn, with replays taking place as soon as conditions permitted.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date Attendance Notes
1 Chester 0–1 Chesterfield 6 January 1968
2 Watford 3–0 Hereford United 6 January 1968
3 Reading 1–1 Dagenham 6 January 1968
Replay Dagenham 0–1 Reading 15 January 1968 8,000 [2]
4 Macclesfield Town 2–0 Spennymoor United 6 January 1968
5 Swindon Town 3–2 Luton Town 6 January 1968 18,203 [3]
6 Doncaster Rovers 1–1 Workington 6 January 1968
Replay Workington 1–2 Doncaster Rovers 10 January 1968 4,740 [2]
7 Bradford City 2–3 Bury 6 January 1968
8 Wimbledon 0–4 Bristol Rovers 6 January 1968
9 Altrincham 1–2 Barrow 6 January 1968
10 Bradford Park Avenue 2–3 Tranmere Rovers 6 January 1968
11 Exeter City 1–3 Walsall 6 January 1968
12 Tow Law Town 1–1 Shrewsbury Town 15 January 1968 3,000 [2]
Replay Shrewsbury Town 6–2 Tow Law Town 18 January 1968 12,000 [2]
13 Halifax Town 1–0 Scunthorpe United 6 January 1968
14 Margate 0–4 Peterborough United 6 January 1968 7,366 [5]
15 Swansea Town 2–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 6 January 1968
16 Southport 4–2 Runcorn 6 January 1968
17 Walthamstow Avenue 1–3 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 6 January 1968
18 Guildford City 0–1 Newport County 6 January 1968 8,774 [6]
19 Boston United 1–1 Orient 6 January 1968
Replay Orient 2–1 Boston United 15 January 1968 11,495 [2]
20 Chelmsford City 0–2 Colchester United 6 January 1968

Third Round Proper[edit]

The 44 First and Second Division clubs entered the competition at this stage. The matches were played on Saturday, 27 January 1968. Ten matches were drawn, with replays taking place later the same week, and one tie required a second replay.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date Attendance Notes
1 Blackpool 2–1 Chesterfield 27 January 1968
2 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 0–0 Liverpool 27 January 1968 24,388 [7]
Replay Liverpool 4–1 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 30 January 1968 54,075 [7]
3 Barrow 1–2 Leicester City 27 January 1968
4 Bristol City 0–0 Bristol Rovers 27 January 1968
Replay Bristol Rovers 1–2 Bristol City 30 January 1968 30,157 [2]
5 Burnley 1–3 West Ham United 27 January 1968 23,452 [8]
6 Southampton 1–1 Newport County 27 January 1968 23,789 [6]
Replay Newport County 2–3 Southampton 30 January 1968 20,000 [2]
7 Watford 0–1 Sheffield United 27 January 1968
8 Walsall 1–1 Crystal Palace 27 January 1968
Replay Crystal Palace 1–2 Walsall 31 January 1968 27,414 [2]
9 Nottingham Forest 4–2 Bolton Wanderers 27 January 1968
10 Aston Villa 3–0 Millwall 27 January 1968
11 Sheffield Wednesday 3–0 Plymouth Argyle 27 January 1968 29,283 [9]
12 Middlesbrough 1–1 Hull City 27 January 1968
Replay Hull City 2–2 Middlesbrough 31 January 1968 33,196 [2]
2nd replay Middlesbrough 1–0 Hull City 7 February 1968 20,000 [C][2]
13 Swindon Town 1–0 Blackburn Rovers 27 January 1968 20,830 [3]
14 Shrewsbury Town 1–1 Arsenal 27 January 1968
Replay Arsenal 2–0 Shrewsbury Town 30 January 1968 41,963 [2]
15 Doncaster Rovers 0–2 Swansea Town 27 January 1968
16 Tranmere Rovers 2–1 Huddersfield Town 27 January 1968 20,038
17 Newcastle United 0–1 Carlisle United 27 January 1968 56,569 [10]
18 Manchester City 0–0 Reading 27 January 1968 40,343 [11]
Replay Reading 0–7 Manchester City 31 January 1968 25,659 [11]
19 Queens Park Rangers 1–3 Preston North End 27 January 1968
20 Fulham 4–2 Macclesfield Town 27 January 1968
21 Coventry City 3–0 Charlton Athletic 27 January 1968
22 Manchester United 2–2 Tottenham Hotspur 27 January 1968 63,500 [12]
Replay Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 Manchester United 31 January 1968 57,200 [12]
23 Norwich City 1–1 Sunderland 27 January 1968 26,389 [13]
Replay Sunderland 0–1 Norwich City 31 January 1968 32,923 [13]
24 Chelsea 3–0 Ipswich Town 27 January 1968 42,986 [14]
25 Halifax Town 2–4 Birmingham City 27 January 1968 18,119 [15]
26 Southport 0–1 Everton 27 January 1968 18,795 [16]
27 Derby County 0–2 Leeds United 27 January 1968 39,753 [17]
28 Stoke City 4–1 Cardiff City 27 January 1968
29 Rotherham United 1–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 January 1968
30 Peterborough United 0–1 Portsmouth 27 January 1968 16,907 [5]
31 Colchester United 1–1 West Bromwich Albion 27 January 1968
Replay West Bromwich Albion 4–0 Colchester United 31 January 1968 40,005 [2]
32 Orient 1–0 Bury 27 January 1968

Fourth Round Proper[edit]

The matches were played on Saturday, 17 February 1968. Six matches were drawn and replayed later the same week.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date Attendance Notes
1 Walsall 0–0 Liverpool 17 February 1968 21,066 [7]
Replay Liverpool 5–2 Walsall 19 February 1968 39,113 [7]
2 Aston Villa 0–1 Rotherham United 17 February 1968
3 Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 Swindon Town 17 February 1968 37,457 [9]
4 Middlesbrough 1–1 Bristol City 17 February 1968
Replay Bristol City 2–1 Middlesbrough 20 February 1968 21,771 [2]
5 West Bromwich Albion 1–1 Southampton 17 February 1968
Replay Southampton 2–3 West Bromwich Albion 21 February 1968 26,036 [2]
6 Sheffield United 2–1 Blackpool 17 February 1968
7 Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 Preston North End 17 February 1968 47,088 [12]
8 Manchester City 0–0 Leicester City 17 February 1968 51,009 [11]
Replay Leicester City 4–3 Manchester City 19 February 1968 39,112 [11]
9 Fulham 0–0 Portsmouth 17 February 1968
Replay Portsmouth 1–0 Fulham 21 February 1968 43,967 [2]
10 Coventry City 1–1 Tranmere Rovers 17 February 1968
Replay Tranmere Rovers 2–0 Coventry City 21 February 1968 24,000 [2]
11 Carlisle United 0–2 Everton 17 February 1968 25,000 [16]
12 Chelsea 1–0 Norwich City 17 February 1968
13 Swansea Town 0–1 Arsenal 17 February 1968
14 Leeds United 2–1 Nottingham Forest 17 February 1968 51,739 [17]
15 Stoke City 0–3 West Ham United 17 February 1968 36,704 [8]
16 Birmingham City 3–0 Orient 17 February 1968 29,320 [15]

Fifth Round Proper[edit]

The matches were played on Saturday, 9 March 1968. Four matches were drawn and replayed later the same week.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date Attendance Notes
1 Sheffield Wednesday 2–2 Chelsea 9 March 1968 49,186 [9]
Replay Chelsea 2–0 Sheffield Wednesday 12 March 1968 55,013 [9]
2 Everton 2–0 Tranmere Rovers 9 March 1968 61,982 [16]
3 Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 Liverpool 9 March 1968 54,005 [7]
Replay Liverpool 2–1 Tottenham Hotspur 12 March 1968 53,658 [7]
4 Portsmouth 1–2 West Bromwich Albion 9 March 1968
5 West Ham United 1–2 Sheffield United 9 March 1968 38,440 [8]
6 Arsenal 1–1 Birmingham City 9 March 1968 45,526 [15]
Replay Birmingham City 2–1 Arsenal 12 March 1968 51,586 [15]
7 Leeds United 2–0 Bristol City 9 March 1968 45,227 [17]
8 Rotherham United 1–1 Leicester City 9 March 1968
Replay Leicester City 2–0 Rotherham United 13 March 1968 41,856 [2]

Sixth Round Proper[edit]

30 March 1968
Leicester City 1 – 3 Everton
Nish Husband Goal Goal
Kendall Goal
Filbert Street, Leicester
Attendance: 43,519[16]
30 March 1968
West Bromwich Albion 0 – 0 Liverpool
The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
Attendance: 53,062[7]
30 March 1968
Leeds United 1 – 0 Sheffield United
Madeley Goal
Elland Road, Leeds
Attendance: 48,322[17]
30 March 1968
Birmingham City 1 – 0 Chelsea
Pickering Goal
St Andrew's, Birmingham
Attendance: 51,576[15]
Replay
8 April 1968
Liverpool 1 – 1 West Bromwich Albion
Hateley Goal 24' Astle Goal 70'
Anfield, Liverpool
Attendance: 54,273[7]
Second replay
18 April 1968
West Bromwich Albion 2 – 1 Liverpool
Astle Goal
Clark Goal
Hateley Goal 59'
Maine Road, Manchester
Attendance: 56,000[7]

Semi-Finals[edit]

27 April 1968
West Bromwich Albion 2 – 0 Birmingham City
Astle Goal
Brown Goal
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 60,831[15]
27 April 1968
Everton 1 – 0 Leeds United
Morrissey Goal
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 63,000[17]

Final[edit]

Main article: 1968 FA Cup Final

The final took place on Saturday, 18 May 1968 at Wembley and ended in a victory for West Bromwich Albion over Everton by 1–0 after extra time. The goal was scored by Jeff Astle, who scored in every round in which his team had played.[18] The attendance was 100,000.

18 May 1968
15:00 BST
West Bromwich Albion 1 – 0 Everton
Astle Goal 93' [18]
Wembley, London
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Leo Callaghan
West Bromwich Albion
Everton

Notes[edit]

A. ^ : Match played at Griffin Park, London.
B. ^ : Match played at Ashton Gate, Bristol.
C. ^ : Match played at Bootham Crescent, York.

References[edit]

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