Matches were scheduled to be played at the stadium of the team named first on the date specified for each round, which was always a Saturday. Some matches, however, might be rescheduled for other days if there were clashes with games for other competitions or the weather was inclement. 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 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.
The original semi-final matches were played on February 27, 1892. Aston Villa comfortably came through their tie with Sunderland 4–1 but West Bromwich Albion and Nottingham Forest drew their match 1–1. The tie went to a replay, again played at Molineux, but again finished 1–1. A third replay was needed to separate the teams, played in Derby and this time West Bromwich Albion came through winners 6–2 to reach the final against Aston Villa.