1936–37 FA Cup

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1936–37 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Sunderland
Runners-up Preston North End

The 1936–37 FA Cup was the 62nd season of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. Sunderland won the competition for the first time, beating Preston North End 3–1 in the final at Wembley.

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.

Calendar[edit]

Round Date
Extra Preliminary Round Saturday 5 September 1936
Preliminary Round Saturday 19 September 1936
First Round Qualifying Saturday 3 October 1936
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 17 October 1936
Third Round Qualifying Saturday 31 October 1936
Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 14 November 1936
First Round Proper Saturday 28 November 1936
Second Round Proper Saturday 12 December 1936
Third Round Proper Saturday 16 January 1937
Fourth Round Proper Saturday 30 January 1937
Fifth Round Proper Saturday 20 February 1937
Sixth Round Proper Saturday 6 March 1937
Semi-Finals Saturday 10 April 1937
Final Saturday 1 May 1937

First round proper[edit]

At this stage 43 clubs from the Football League Third Division North and South joined the 25 non-league clubs having come through the qualifying rounds. Chester, Port Vale and Luton Town were given a bye to the Third Round. To make the number of matches up, non-league Ilford and Corinthian were given byes to this round. 34 matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 28 November 1936. Four were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Dartford 3–0 Peterborough United 28 November 1936
2 Bournemouth 5–1 Harwich & Parkeston 28 November 1936
3 Barrow 0–4 Mansfield Town 28 November 1936
4 Bath City 1–2 Tunbridge Wells Rangers 28 November 1936
5 Walsall 3–0 Scunthorpe United 28 November 1936
6 Crewe Alexandra 5–1 Rochdale 28 November 1936
7 Lincoln City 1–1 New Brighton 28 November 1936
Replay New Brighton 2–3 Lincoln City 2 December 1936
8 Swindon Town 6–0 Dulwich Hamlet 28 November 1936
9 Ipswich Town 2–1 Watford 28 November 1936
10 Ilford 2–4 Reading 28 November 1936
11 Queens Park Rangers 5–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 28 November 1936
12 Accrington Stanley 3–1 Wellington Town 28 November 1936
13 South Liverpool 1–0 Morecambe 28 November 1936
14 Shildon 4–2 Stalybridge Celtic 28 November 1936
15 Carlisle United 2–1 Stockport County 28 November 1936
16 Clapton Orient 2–1 Torquay United 28 November 1936
17 Oldham Athletic 1–0 Tranmere Rovers 28 November 1936
18 Crystal Palace 1–1 Southend United 28 November 1936
Replay Southend United 2–0 Crystal Palace 2 December 1936
19 Exeter City 3–0 Folkestone 28 November 1936
20 Blyth Spartans 0–2 Wrexham 28 November 1936
21 Cardiff City 3–1 Southall 28 November 1936
22 Frickley Colliery 0–2 Southport 28 November 1936
23 Burton Town 5–1 Wigan Athletic 28 November 1936
24 Halifax Town 1–2 Darlington 28 November 1936
25 Newport County 3–0 Bristol City 28 November 1936
26 Yeovil & Petter's United 4–3 Worthing 28 November 1936
27 Ryde Sports 1–5 Gillingham 28 November 1936
28 Walthamstow Avenue 6–1 Northampton Town 28 November 1936
29 Corinthian 0–2 Bristol Rovers 28 November 1936
30 York City 5–2 Hull City 28 November 1936
31 Rotherham United 4–4 Hartlepools United 28 November 1936
Replay Hartlepools United 2–0 Rotherham United 2 December 1936
32 Aldershot 1–6 Millwall 28 November 1936
33 Gateshead 2–0 Notts County 28 November 1936
34 Boston United 1–1 Spennymoor United 28 November 1936
Replay Spennymoor United 2–0 Boston United 2 December 1936

Second Round Proper[edit]

The matches were played on Saturday, 12 December 1936, with one match postponed until the 17th. Three matches were drawn, with replays taking place in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Reading 7–2 Newport County 12 December 1936
2 Walsall 1–1 Yeovil & Petter's United 12 December 1936
Replay Yeovil & Petter's United 0–1 Walsall 16 December 1936
3 Crewe Alexandra 1–1 Hartlepools United 12 December 1936
Replay Hartlepools United 1–2 Crewe Alexandra 16 December 1936
4 Lincoln City 2–3 Oldham Athletic 12 December 1936
5 Wrexham 2–0 Gillingham 12 December 1936
6 Ipswich Town 1–2 Spennymoor United 12 December 1936
7 Accrington Stanley 1–0 Tunbridge Wells Rangers 12 December 1936
8 Bristol Rovers 2–1 Southport 12 December 1936
9 South Liverpool 0–1 Queens Park Rangers 12 December 1936
10 Shildon 0–3 Dartford 12 December 1936
11 Millwall 7–0 Gateshead 12 December 1936
12 Carlisle United 4–1 Clapton Orient 12 December 1936
13 Southend United 3–3 York City 12 December 1936
Replay York City 2–1 Southend United 16 December 1936
14 Mansfield Town 0–3 Bournemouth 12 December 1936
15 Cardiff City 2–1 Swindon Town 12 December 1936
16 Burton Town 1–2 Darlington 12 December 1936
17 Walthamstow Avenue 2–3 Exeter City 17 December 1936

Third round proper[edit]

The 44 First and Second Division clubs entered the competition at this stage, along with Chester, Port Vale and Luton Town. The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 16 January 1937. Four matches were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Chester 4–0 Doncaster Rovers 16 January 1937
2 Chesterfield 1–5 Arsenal 16 January 1937
3 Dartford 0–1 Darlington 16 January 1937
4 Bury 1–0 Queens Park Rangers 16 January 1937
5 Preston North End 2–0 Newcastle United 16 January 1937
6 Southampton 2–3 Sunderland 16 January 1937
7 Walsall 3–1 Barnsley 16 January 1937
8 Nottingham Forest 2–4 Sheffield United 16 January 1937
9 Blackburn Rovers 2–2 Accrington Stanley 16 January 1937
Replay Accrington Stanley 3–1 Blackburn Rovers 20 January 1937
10 Aston Villa 2–3 Burnley 16 January 1937
11 Sheffield Wednesday 2–0 Port Vale 16 January 1937
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 6–1 Middlesbrough 16 January 1937
13 Crewe Alexandra 0–2 Plymouth Argyle 16 January 1937
14 West Bromwich Albion 7–1 Spennymoor United 16 January 1937
15 Luton Town 3–3 Blackpool 16 January 1937
Replay Blackpool 1–2 Luton Town 20 January 1937
16 Everton 5–0 Bournemouth 16 January 1937
17 Wrexham 1–3 Manchester City 16 January 1937
18 Brentford 5–0 Huddersfield Town 16 January 1937
19 Bristol Rovers 2–5 Leicester City 16 January 1937
20 Coventry City 2–0 Charlton Athletic 16 January 1937
21 Portsmouth 0–5 Tottenham Hotspur 16 January 1937
22 West Ham United 0–0 Bolton Wanderers 16 January 1937
Replay Bolton Wanderers 1–0 West Ham United 20 January 1937
23 Manchester United 1–0 Reading 16 January 1937
24 Norwich City 3–0 Liverpool 16 January 1937
25 Bradford City 2–2 York City 16 January 1937
Replay York City 1–0 Bradford City 20 January 1937
26 Millwall 2–0 Fulham 16 January 1937
27 Chelsea 4–0 Leeds United 16 January 1937
28 Bradford Park Avenue 0–4 Derby County 16 January 1937
29 Exeter City 3–0 Oldham Athletic 16 January 1937
30 Cardiff City 1–3 Grimsby Town 16 January 1937
31 Swansea Town 1–0 Carlisle United 16 January 1937
32 Stoke City 4–1 Birmingham 16 January 1937

Fourth Round Proper[edit]

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 30 January 1937. Four games were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Burnley 4–1 Bury 30 January 1937
2 Preston North End 5–1 Stoke City 30 January 1937
3 Bolton Wanderers 1–1 Norwich City 30 January 1937
Replay Norwich City 1–2 Bolton Wanderers 4 February 1937
4 Grimsby Town 5–1 Walsall 30 January 1937
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–2 Sheffield United 30 January 1937
Replay Sheffield United 1–2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 February 1937
6 West Bromwich Albion 3–2 Darlington 30 January 1937
7 Derby County 3–0 Brentford 30 January 1937
8 Luton Town 2–2 Sunderland 30 January 1937
Replay Sunderland 3–1 Luton Town 3 February 1937
9 Everton 3–0 Sheffield Wednesday 30 January 1937
10 Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 Plymouth Argyle 30 January 1937
11 Manchester City 2–0 Accrington Stanley 30 January 1937
12 Coventry City 2–0 Chester 30 January 1937
13 Millwall 3–0 Chelsea 30 January 1937
14 Exeter City 3–1 Leicester City 30 January 1937
15 Swansea Town 0–0 York City 30 January 1937
Replay York City 1–3 Swansea Town 3 February 1937
16 Arsenal 5–0 Manchester United 30 January 1937

Fifth Round Proper[edit]

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 20 February 1937. There were two replays, played in the next midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Burnley 1–7 Arsenal 20 February 1937
2 Preston North End 5–3 Exeter City 20 February 1937
3 Bolton Wanderers 0–5 Manchester City 20 February 1937
4 Grimsby Town 1–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 February 1937
Replay Wolverhampton Wanderers 6–2 Grimsby Town 24 February 1937
5 Sunderland 3–0 Swansea Town 20 February 1937
6 Everton 1–1 Tottenham Hotspur 20 February 1937
Replay Tottenham Hotspur 4–3 Everton 22 February 1937
7 Coventry City 2–3 West Bromwich Albion 20 February 1937
8 Millwall 2–1 Derby County 20 February 1937

Sixth Round Proper[edit]

The four quarter-final ties were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 6 March 1937. The Wolverhampton Wanderers–Sunderland match went to two replays before it was settled, in Sunderland's favour. This was the only second replay to take place in the FA Cup proper.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 Sunderland 6 March 1937
Replay Sunderland 2–2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 10 March 1937
Replay Sunderland 4–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 15 March 1937
2 West Bromwich Albion 3–1 Arsenal 6 March 1937
3 Tottenham Hotspur 1–3 Preston North End 6 March 1937
4 Millwall 2–0 Manchester City 6 March 1937

Semi-Finals[edit]

The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 10 April 1937. Sunderland and Preston North End won their matches to meet in the final at Wembley


Final[edit]

Main article: 1937 FA Cup Final

The 1937 FA Cup Final - the first such final played in the month of May - was contested by Sunderland and Preston North End at Wembley. Sunderland won 3–1, with goals by Bobby Gurney, Raich Carter and Eddie Burbanks. Frank O'Donnell's strike on 44 minutes had put Preston ahead.

Match details[edit]

1 May 1937
15:00 BST
Sunderland 3 – 1 Preston North End
Bobby Gurney Goal
Raich Carter Goal
Eddie Burbanks Goal
Frank O'Donnell Goal 44'
Wembley, London
Attendance: 93,495
Referee: R. G. Rudd
Sunderland
Preston North End

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