2014–15 FA Cup

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2014–15 FA Cup
Football Association Challenge Cup
CountryEngland
Guernsey
Wales
Dates16 August 2014 – 30 May 2015
Teams736
Defending championsArsenal
ChampionsArsenal (12th title)
Runners-upAston Villa
Matches played154
Attendance2,099,192 (13,631 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Saido Berahino
Paul Gallagher
Jon Stead
(5 goals each)
(Note: All statistics do not include qualifying play-offs)

The 2014–15 FA Cup, also called the 2014–15 FA Challenge Cup,[1] was the 134th occurrence of the FA Cup, the main domestic cup in English football and the oldest knockout competition in the world.[2] It was the first season when the BBC and BT Sport hosted televised matches, seven years after the BBC lost the rights to ITV.[3] The 2014–15 season's Cup also marked the first time that 3G (third generation) artificial pitches were allowed in all rounds of the competition, designed to lower costs for maintenance.[4] After Queens Park Rangers (the first English artificial pitch, from 1981 to 1988), Luton Town, Oldham Athletic and Preston North End trialled artificial pitches in the 1980s, they were made illegal in 1995.[4]

The defending champions were Premier League side Arsenal, after they beat Hull City 3–2 in the previous final on 17 May 2014.[5]

The semi-finals took place at Wembley Stadium, as they have since 2008, to offset the cost of the new stadium, despite protestations from some supporters.[6] The stadium also hosted the final.

The winner of the FA Cup earns automatic qualification to the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League group stages. However, as Arsenal qualified for the UEFA Champions League via their league position, Southampton, the highest placed team in the 2014–15 Premier League not already Europe-qualified took this Europa League place. In a change to Europa League rules, qualifying slots for national cup winners no longer pass to the runners-up if the winners have already qualified through their league.[7]

Arsenal retained the trophy, beating Aston Villa 4–0 in the final.[8]

Notably, EFL Championship side Reading F.C. reached the semi-finals, for only the second time in their history.

Teams[edit]

Round Clubs
remaining
Clubs
involved
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Leagues entering
at this round
First Round Proper 124 80 32 48 EFL League One
EFL League Two
Second Round Proper 84 40 40 none none
Third Round Proper 64 64 20 44 Premier League
EFL Championship
Fourth Round Proper 32 32 32 none none
Fifth Round Proper 16 16 16 none none
Quarter-finals 8 8 8 none none
Semi-finals 4 4 4 none none
Final 2 2 2 none none

Prize fund[edit]

Round No. of Clubs
receive fund
Prize fund
per club[9]
Extra Preliminary Round winners 184 £1,500
Preliminary Round winners 160 £1,925
First Round Qualifying winners 116 £3,000
Second Round Qualifying winners 80 £4,500
Third Round Qualifying winners 40 £7,500
Fourth Round Qualifying winners 32 £12,500
First Round Proper winners 40 £18,000
Second Round Proper winners 20 £27,000
Third Round Proper winners 32 £67,500
Fourth Round Proper winners 16 £90,000
Fifth Round Proper winners 8 £180,000
Sixth Round winners 4 £360,000
Semi-Final losers 2 £450,000
Semi-Final winners 2 £900,000
Final runners-up 1 £900,000
Final winner 1 £1,800,000
Total £15,132,000

Qualifying rounds[edit]

All of the competing teams that are not members of either the Premier League or the Football League had to compete in the qualifying rounds to win a place in the First Round Proper.[1]

First Round Proper[edit]

The First Round draw took place on Monday 27 October at 7pm at St George's Park. A total of 80 teams competed, 32 of which had progressed from the Fourth Qualifying Round and 48 from League One and League Two of the Football League. The lowest ranked sides in this round were Norton United and Warrington Town, both of whom compete at level 8 of English football.

7 November 2014 Warrington Town (8)1–0Exeter City (4)Cantilever Park, Warrington
19:55 Robinson Goal 7' Report Attendance: 2,400
Referee: David Coote
8 November 2014 Yeovil Town (3)1–0Crawley Town (3)Huish Park, Yeovil
15:00 Hiwula Goal 7' Report Attendance: 2,355
Referee: Phil Gibbs
8 November 2014 York City (4)1–1Wimbledon (4)Bootham Crescent, York
15:00 Hyde Goal 8' Report Frampton Goal 22' Attendance: 2,085
Referee: Mark Brown
18 November 2014 ReplayWimbledon (4)3–1York City (4)Kingsmeadow, Kingston upon Thames
19:45 Smith Goal 71'
Tubbs Goal 81'90+1'
Report Fletcher Goal 5' Attendance: 2,048
Referee: Peter Bankes
8 November 2014 Walsall (3)2–2Shrewsbury Town (4)Bescot Stadium, Walsall
15:00 Bradshaw Goal 56'90' Report Ellis Goal 5'
Collins Goal 61'
Attendance: 3,546
Referee: Darren Deadman
18 November 2014 ReplayShrewsbury Town (4)1–0Walsall (3)New Meadow, Shrewsbury
19:45 Lawrence Goal 53' Report Attendance: 4,222
Referee: Darren Deadman
8 November 2014 Eastleigh (5)2–1Lincoln City (5)Ten Acres, Eastleigh
15:00 McAllister Goal 9'
Strevens Goal 90'
Report Sam-Yorke Goal 73' Attendance: 873
Referee: Nick Kinseley
8 November 2014 Basingstoke Town (6)1–1Telford United (5)The Camrose, Basingstoke
15:00 Flood Goal 50' Report McDonald Goal 18' Attendance: 1,251
Referee: Richard Martin
18 November 2014 ReplayTelford United (5)2–1Basingstoke Town (6)New Bucks Head, Telford
19:45 Parry Goal 11'
Gray Goal 33'
Report Soares Goal 52' Attendance: 1,006
Referee: Carl Berry
8 November 2014 Dagenham & Redbridge (4)0–0Southport (5)Victoria Road, Dagenham
15:00 Report Attendance: 1,172
Referee: Keith Hill
18 November 2014 ReplaySouthport (5)2–0Dagenham & Redbridge (4)Merseyrail Community Stadium, Southport
19:45 Marsden Goal 50'
Hattersley Goal 58' (pen.)
Report Attendance: 1,472
Referee: Darren Drysdale
8 November 2014 Peterborough United (3)2–1Carlisle United (4)London Road, Peterborough
15:00 Burgess Goal 42'90' Report Asamoah Goal 8' Attendance: 3,168
Referee: Scott Mathieson
8 November 2014 Cheltenham Town (4)5–0Swindon Town (3)Whaddon Road, Cheltenham
15:00 Harrison Goal 10'53'84'
Gornell Goal 36'
Richards Goal 72'
Report Attendance: 3,470
Referee: Carl Boyeson
8 November 2014 Bromley (6)3–4Dartford (5)Hayes Lane, Bromley
15:00 Dennis Goal 1'
Ademola Goal 58'
Waldren Goal 73'
Report Harris Goal 48'
Hayes Goal 57'
E. Bradbrook Goal 65'
T. Bradbrook Goal 81'
Attendance: 4,105
Referee: Steven Rushton
8 November 2014 Barnet (5)1–3Wycombe Wanderers (4)The Hive Stadium, Barnet
15:00 Akinde Goal 3' Report Hayes Goal 34' (pen.)
Pierre Goal 59'
Wood Goal 74'
Attendance: 2,410
Referee: Oliver Langford
8 November 2014 Gillingham (3)1–2Bristol City (3)Priestfield Stadium, Gillingham
15:00 Kedwell Goal 81' (pen.) Report Cunningham Goal 40'
Emmanuel-Thomas Goal 77'
Attendance: 2,654
Referee: Pat Miller
8 November 2014 Crewe Alexandra (3)0–0Sheffield United (3)Gresty Road, Crewe
15:00 Report Attendance: 3,222
Referee: Mick Russell
18 November 2014 ReplaySheffield United (3)2–0Crewe Alexandra (3)Bramall Lane, Sheffield
19:45 Flynn Goal 19'77' Report Attendance: 5,987
Referee: Geoff Eltringham
8 November 2014 Grimsby Town (5)1–3Oxford United (4)Blundell Park, Cleethorpes
15:00 Pearson Goal 80' Report Roberts Goal 35'42'
Rose Goal 51'
Attendance: 3,241
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
8 November 2014 Tranmere Rovers (4)1–0Bristol Rovers (5)Prenton Park, Tranmere
15:00 Power Goal 54' (pen) Report Attendance: 3,559
Referee: Darren England
8 November 2014 Southend United (4)1–2Chester (5)Roots Hall, Southend
15:00 Corr Goal 31' (pen.) Report Heneghan Goal 5'
Mahon Goal 51'
Attendance: 4,047
Referee: Graham Horwood
8 November 2014 Luton Town (4)4–2Newport County (4)Kenilworth Road, Luton
15:00 Guttridge Goal 40'
Benson Goal 58'
Miller Goal 77'
Howells Goal 86'
Report Klukowski Goal 51'
O'Connor Goal 64'
Attendance: 3,656
Referee: Chris Sarginson
8 November 2014 Bury (4)3–1Hemel Hempstead Town (6)Gigg Lane, Bury
15:00 Tutte Goal 16'
Cameron Goal 88'
Nardiello Goal 90'
Report Potton Goal 10' Attendance: 2,944
Referee: Andy Haines
8 November 2014 Cambridge United (4)1–0Fleetwood Town (3)Abbey Stadium, Cambridge
15:00 Appiah Goal 80' Report Attendance: 2,870
Referee: Gary Sutton
8 November 2014 Northampton Town (4)0–0Rochdale (3)Sixfields Stadium, Northampton
15:00 Report Attendance: 2,790
Referee: Kevin Johnson
18 November 2014 ReplayRochdale (3)2–1Northampton Town (4)Spotland, Rochdale
19:45 Noble-Lazarus Goal 85'
Lancashire Goal 90+4'
Report Toney Goal 4' Attendance: 1,717
Referee: Richard Clark
8 November 2014 Dover Athletic (5)1–0Morecambe (4)Crabble Athletic Ground, River
15:00 Payne Goal 45' Report Attendance: 1,609
Referee: Michael Bull
8 November 2014 Port Vale (3)3–4Milton Keynes Dons (3)Vale Park, Burslem, Staffordshire
15:00 Williamson Goal 11'
N'Guessan Goal 44'85'
Report Afobe Goal 31'59' (pen)
Baker Goal 40'
Green Goal 81'
Attendance: 4,120
Referee: Charles Breakspear
8 November 2014 Plymouth Argyle (4)2–0Fylde (6)Home Park, Plymouth
15:00 Hartley Goal 28'
Morgan Goal 69'
Report Attendance: 5,153
Referee: James Linington
8 November 2014 Barnsley (3)5–0Burton Albion (4)Oakwell, Barnsley
15:00 Winnall Goal 40'42'74'
Hourihane Goal 76'
Cole Goal 83'
Report Attendance: 5,158
Referee: David Webb
8 November 2014 Hartlepool United (4)2–0East Thurrock United (7)Victoria Park, Hartlepool
15:00 Franks Goal 32'86' Report Attendance: 2,800
Referee: Ben Toner
8 November 2014 Oldham Athletic (3)1–0Leyton Orient (3)Boundary Park, Oldham
15:00 Jones Goal 38' Report Attendance: 3,034
Referee: Seb Stockbridge
9 November 2014 Halifax Town (5)1–2Bradford City (3)The Shay, Halifax
12:00 Maynard Goal 3' Report Stead Goal 50'
Morais Goal 53'
Attendance: 8,042
Referee: Andy D'Urso
9 November 2014 Coventry City (3)1–2Worcester City (6)Ricoh Arena, Coventry
14:00 Johnson Goal 81' Report Geddes Goal 41' (pen.)55' Attendance: 8,439
Referee: Ross Joyce
9 November 2014 Braintree Town (5)0–6Chesterfield (3)Cressing Road, Braintree
14:00 Report Doyle Goal 20'90'
O'Shea Goal 30'
Clucas Goal 45'
Roberts Goal 53'
Clerima Goal 74' (o.g.)
Attendance: 1,206
Referee: Brendan Malone
9 November 2014 Portsmouth (4)2–2Aldershot Town (5)Fratton Park, Portsmouth
14:00 Wallace Goal 16' (pen.)
Hollands Goal 81'
Report Roberts Goal 45'
Molesley Goal 68'
Attendance: 11,095
Referee: Paul Tierney
19 November 2014 ReplayAldershot Town (5)1–0Portsmouth (4)Electrical Services Stadium, Aldershot
19:45 Molesley Goal 81' Report Attendance: 5,374
Referee: Stuart Attwell
9 November 2014 Wrexham (5)3–0Woking (5)Racecourse Ground, Wrexham
14:00 Ashton Goal 19'
York Goal 36'
Bishop Goal 43'
Report Attendance: 2,253
Referee: Simon Bennett
9 November 2014 Blyth Spartans (7)4–1Altrincham (5)Croft Park, Blyth
14:00 Dale Goal 4' (pen.)86'
Maguire Goal 61'88'
Report Perry Goal 72' Attendance: 1,763
Referee: Martin Coy
9 November 2014 Forest Green Rovers (5)0–2Scunthorpe United (3)The New Lawn, Nailsworth
14:00 Report McSheffrey Goal 20'60' Attendance: 1,791
Referee: Graham Scott
9 November 2014 Gosport Borough (6)3–6Colchester United (3)Privett Park, Gosport
14:00 Bennett Goal 39'53'
Wort Goal 90+3'
Report Massey Goal 14'
Watt Goal 21'
Sears Goal 26'78'
Gilbey Goal 45+1'
Szmodics Goal 90+2'
Attendance: 2,013
Referee: Lee Collins
9 November 2014 Norton United (8)0–4Gateshead (5)Norton Cricket Club & MW Institute, Stoke-on-Trent
14:00 Report Rodman Goal 11'
Ramshaw Goal 39'43'74'
Attendance: 1,762
Referee: Lee Swabey
9 November 2014 Stevenage (4)0–0Maidstone United (7)Broadhall Way, Stevenage
14:00 Report Attendance: 2,935
Referee: Brett Huxtable
20 November 2014 ReplayMaidstone United (7)2–1Stevenage (4)Gallagher Stadium, Maidstone
19:45 Collin Goal 2'87' Report Charles Goal 47' Attendance: 2,226
Referee: Simon Hooper
9 November 2014 Notts County (3)0–0Accrington Stanley (4)Meadow Lane, Nottingham
15:00 Report Attendance: 3,661
Referee: Darren Bond
18 November 2014 ReplayAccrington Stanley (4)2–1Notts County (3)Crown Ground, Accrington
19:45 Joyce Goal 45'
Carver Goal 49'
Report Murray Goal 12' Attendance: 1,026
Referee: Eddie Ilderton
10 November 2014 Havant & Waterlooville (6)0–3Preston North End (3)West Leigh Park, Havant
20:00 Report Robinson Goal 7'30'81' (pen.) Attendance: 2,382
Referee: Stephen Martin
18 November 2014 Weston-super-Mare (6)1–4Doncaster Rovers (3)Woodspring Stadium, Weston-super-Mare
19:45 Monelle Goal 90+3' Report Main Goal 16'36'
Coppinger Goal 45+1'
Wellens Goal 64'
Attendance: 2,949
Referee: Tim Robinson
18 November 2014 Mansfield Town (4)1–1Concord Rangers (6)Field Mill, Mansfield
19:45 Glozier Goal 17' (o.g.) Report Chiedozie Goal 18' Attendance: 2,023
Referee: Kevin Wright
25 November 2014 ReplayConcord Rangers (6)0–1Mansfield Town (4)The Aspect Arena, Canvey Island
19:45 Report Palmer Goal 61' Attendance: 1,537
Referee: Andy Davies

Second Round Proper[edit]

The Second Round draw took place on Monday 10 November at 7pm at the National Football Museum. A total of 40 teams competed, all of which had progressed from the First Round. The lowest ranked side in this round is Warrington Town, who compete at level 8 of English football. Chesterfield initially faced expulsion from the tournament after fielding an ineligible player,[10] but were required to play their second round fixture against Milton Keynes Dons again.[11]

Scunthorpe United's penalty win over Worcester City set a new competition record for most penalty kicks taken with 32.[12]

5 December 2014 Hartlepool United (4)1–2Blyth Spartans (7)Victoria Park, Hartlepool
19:55 Franks Goal 31' Report Turnbull Goal 56'
Rivers Goal 90'
Attendance: 3,735
Referee: Andrew Madley
6 December 2014 Oxford United (4)2–2Tranmere Rovers (4)Kassam Stadium, Oxford
15:00 Barnett Goal 59'64' Report Stockton Goal 33'
Koumas Goal 76'
Attendance: 4,681
Referee: Mark Haywood
16 December 2014 ReplayTranmere Rovers (4)2–1Oxford United (4)Prenton Park, Birkenhead
19:45 Odejayi Goal 36'
Power Goal 76'
Report Potter Goal 29' Attendance: 3,296
Referee: Mick Russell
6 December 2014 Bury (4)1–1Luton Town (4)Gigg Lane, Bury
15:00 Nardiello Goal 90' Report Cullen Goal 51' Attendance: 2,790
Referee: Nigel Miller
16 December 2014 ReplayLuton Town (4)1–0Bury (4)Kenilworth Road, Luton
19:45 Rooney Goal 48' Report Attendance: 2,923
Referee: Oliver Langford
6 December 2014 Accrington Stanley (4)1–1Yeovil Town (3)Crown Ground, Accrington
15:00 Aldred Goal 64' Report Clarke Goal 30' Attendance: 1,440
Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge
16 December 2014 ReplayYeovil Town (3)2–0Accrington Stanley (4)Huish Park, Yeovil
19:45 Gillett Goal 84'
Moore Goal 88'
Report Attendance: 6,373
Referee: James Linington
6 December 2014 Milton Keynes Dons (3)0–1[note 1][13]Chesterfield (3)Stadium mk, Milton Keynes
15:00 Report Gnanduillet Goal 53' Attendance: 5,591
Referee: Keith Stroud
2 January 2015 ReplayMilton Keynes Dons (3)0–1Chesterfield (3)Stadium mk, Milton Keynes
19:45 Report Roberts Goal 43' Attendance: 8,040
Referee: Stephen Martin
6 December 2014 Oldham Athletic (3)0–1Doncaster Rovers (3)Boundary Park, Oldham
15:00 Report Kusunga Goal 86' (o.g.) Attendance: 3,242
Referee: Lee Collins
6 December 2014 Preston North End (3)1–0Shrewsbury Town (4)Deepdale, Preston
15:00 Huntington Goal 19' Report Attendance: 6,011
Referee: David Webb
6 December 2014 Sheffield United (3)3–0Plymouth Argyle (4)Bramall Lane, Sheffield
15:00 Baxter Goal 55' (pen.)62' (pen.)
McNulty Goal 90'
Report Attendance: 7,348
Referee: Gary Sutton
6 December 2014 Cambridge United (4)2–2Mansfield Town (4)Abbey Stadium, Cambridge
15:00 Chadwick Goal 10'
Appiah Goal 90'
Report Bingham Goal 3'
Champion Goal 81' (o.g.)
Attendance: 3,869
Referee: Darren Bond
16 December 2014 ReplayMansfield Town (4)0–1Cambridge United (4)Field Mill, Mansfield
19:45 Report Kaikai Goal 10' Attendance: 1,920
Referee: Carl Boyeson
6 December 2014 Wrexham (5)3–1Maidstone United (7)Racecourse Ground, Wrexham
17:30 Smith Goal 19'
Bishop Goal 57' (pen.)87'
Report Flisher Goal 63' Attendance: 3,093
Referee: Scott Mathieson
7 December 2014 Gateshead (5)2–0Warrington Town (8)Gateshead International Stadium, Gateshead
12:00 Pattison Goal 8'
Wright Goal 90+1'
Report Attendance: 2,874
Referee: James Adcock
7 December 2014 Scunthorpe United (3)1–1Worcester City (6)Glanford Park, Scunthorpe
14:00 Madden Goal 35' Report Nti Goal 46' Attendance: 5,606
Referee: Graham Salisbury
17 December 2014 ReplayWorcester City (6)1–1 (a.e.t.)
(13–14 p)
Scunthorpe United (3)Aggborough, Kidderminster
19:45 Geddes Goal 69' Report Madden Goal 45+2' Attendance: 4,339
Referee: Andy D'Urso
Penalties
Geddes Penalty scored
Wright Penalty missed
Deeney Penalty scored
Weir Penalty scored
Thomas Penalty scored
Jackman Penalty missed
Williams Penalty scored
Dunkley Penalty scored
Hutchinson Penalty scored
Vaughan Penalty scored
Geddes Penalty scored
Wright Penalty scored
Deeney Penalty scored
Weir Penalty scored
Thomas Penalty missed
Penalty scored Madden
Penalty scored Williams
Penalty scored Hawkridge
Penalty scored Taylor
Penalty missed Llera
Penalty missed Sparrow
Penalty scored Bishop
Penalty scored Boyce
Penalty scored Davey
Penalty scored Slocombe
Penalty scored Madden
Penalty scored Williams
Penalty scored Hawkridge
Penalty scored Taylor
Penalty scored Llera
7 December 2014 Southport (5)2–1Eastleigh (5)Merseyrail Community Stadium, Southport
14:00 Brodie Goal 45'
Evans Goal 71'
Report Constable Goal 41' Attendance: 2,169
Referee: Geoff Eltringham
7 December 2014 Barnsley (3)0–0Chester (5)Oakwell, Barnsley
14:00 Report Attendance: 7,227
Referee: Darren Handley
16 December 2014 ReplayChester (5)0–3Barnsley (3)Deva Stadium, Chester
19:45 Report Hemmings Goal 16'
Jennings Goal 63'88'
Attendance: 3,534
Referee: Keith Hill
7 December 2014 Bradford City (3)4–1Dartford (5)Coral Windows Stadium, Bradford
14:00 Clarke Goal 10'
Stead Goal 31'
Morais Goal 58'
Yeates Goal 59'
Report Noble Goal 64' Attendance: 5,373
Referee: Andy Woolmer
7 December 2014 Cheltenham Town (4)0–1Dover Athletic (5)Whaddon Road, Cheltenham
14:00 Report Essam Goal 83' Attendance: 3,552
Referee: Dean Whitestone
7 December 2014 Bristol City (3)1–0Telford United (5)Ashton Gate, Bristol
14:00 Agard Goal 90' Report Attendance: 6,678
Referee: Jeremy Simpson
7 December 2014 Aldershot Town (5)0–0Rochdale (3)Electrical Services Stadium, Aldershot
14:00 Report Attendance: 3,143
Referee: Philip Gibbs
16 December 2014 ReplayRochdale (3)4–1Aldershot Town (5)Spotland Stadium, Rochdale
19:45 Done Goal 31'81'88'
Vincenti Goal 75'
Report Fitchett Goal 73' Attendance: 2,077
Referee: Mark Brown
7 December 2014 Wycombe Wanderers (4)0–1Wimbledon (4)Adams Park, High Wycombe
14:00 Report Rigg Goal 56' Attendance: 3,196
Referee: Christopher Kavanagh
7 December 2014 Colchester United (3)1–0Peterborough United (3)Colchester Community Stadium, Colchester
16:30 Moncur Goal 90+1' Report Attendance: 2,905
Referee: Tony Harrington

Third Round Proper[edit]

The Third Round draw took place on Monday 8 December at 7 pm at The Deep in Hull and broadcast live on BBC Two.[14] A total of 64 teams competed, 20 of which had progressed from the Second Round and 44 clubs from the Premier League and Football League Championship. The lowest ranked side in this round was Blyth Spartans, who compete at level 7 of English football.

2 January 2015 Cardiff City (2)3–1Colchester United (3)Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
19:45 Ralls Goal 34'
Harris Goal 53'
Jones Goal 60'
Report Sears Goal 74' Attendance: 4,194
Referee: James Linington
3 January 2015 Charlton Athletic (2)1–2Blackburn Rovers (2)The Valley, London
15:00 Guðmundsson Goal 55' Report Taylor Goal 4'59' Attendance: 8,727
Referee: Keith Stroud
3 January 2015 Rochdale (3)1–0Nottingham Forest (2)Spotland Stadium, Rochdale
15:00 Vincenti Goal 12' (pen.) Report Attendance: 6,791
Referee: Gary Sutton
3 January 2015 West Bromwich Albion (1)7–0Gateshead (5)The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
15:00 Berahino Goal 42'46'53'90+2'
Anichebe Goal 45'
Brunt Goal 55'
Morrison Goal 79'
Report Attendance: 16,593
Referee: Andrew Madley
3 January 2015 Blyth Spartans (7)2–3Birmingham City (2)Croft Park, Blyth
15:00 Dale Goal 35'41' Report Novak Goal 52'
Thomas Goal 55'58'
Attendance: 3,644
Referee: Mike Jones
3 January 2015 Rotherham United (2)1–5AFC Bournemouth (2)New York Stadium, Rotherham
15:00 Brindley Goal 10' Report MacDonald Goal 44'
Stanislas Goal 58'
Fraser Goal 63'
Kermorgant Goal 67'71'
Attendance: 5,875
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
3 January 2015 Huddersfield Town (2)0–1Reading (2)John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield
15:00 Report Blackman Goal 69' Attendance: 7,980
Referee: Phil Gibbs
3 January 2015 Tranmere Rovers (4)2–6Swansea City (1)Prenton Park, Birkenhead
15:00 Power Goal 70'
Stockton Goal 82'
Report Dyer Goal 34'
Carroll Goal 49'
Barrow Goal 58'
Gomis Goal 77'90+4'
Routledge Goal 85'
Attendance: 10,007
Referee: Paul Tierney
3 January 2015 Bolton Wanderers (2)1–0Wigan Athletic (2)Macron Stadium, Bolton
15:00 Clough Goal 76' Report Attendance: 16,788
Referee: Phil Dowd
3 January 2015 Millwall (2)3–3Bradford City (3)The Den, London
15:00 McDonald Goal 36'
Fuller Goal 66'83'
Report Knott Goal 6'76'
Nelson Goal 70' (o.g.)
Attendance: 5,470
Referee: David Webb
14 January 2015 ReplayBradford City (3)4–0Millwall (2)Coral Windows Stadium, Bradford
19:45 Hanson Goal 8'
Stead Goal 17'
Halliday Goal 39'
Knott Goal 57'
Report Attendance: 11,859
Referee: James Adcock
3 January 2015 Derby County (2)1–0Southport (5)Pride Park Stadium, Derby
15:00 Martin Goal 90+3' (pen.) Report Attendance: 20,201
Referee: Graham Scott
3 January 2015 Brentford (2)0–2Brighton & Hove Albion (2)Griffin Park, London
15:00 Report Dunk Goal 88'
O'Grady Goal 90+3'
Attendance: 8,542
Referee: David Coote
3 January 2015 Fulham (2)0–0Wolverhampton Wanderers (2)Craven Cottage, London
15:00 Report Attendance: 11,879
Referee: Lee Probert
3 January 2015 Leicester City (1)1–0Newcastle United (1)King Power Stadium, Leicester
15:00 Ulloa Goal 39' Report Attendance: 23,212
Referee: Lee Mason
3 January 2015 Cambridge United (4)2–1Luton Town (4)Abbey Stadium, Cambridge
15:00 Simpson Goal 27'
Donaldson Goal 66'
Report Harriman Goal 74' Attendance: 7,063
Referee: Tony Harrington
3 January 2015 Barnsley (3)0–2Middlesbrough (2)Oakwell, Barnsley
15:00 Report Vossen Goal 48'
Ayala Goal 84'
Attendance: 9,473
Referee: Dean Whitestone
3 January 2015 Preston North End (3)2–0Norwich City (2)Deepdale, Preston
15:00 Gallagher Goal 71'84' Report Attendance: 9,807
Referee: Stuart Attwell
3 January 2015 Doncaster Rovers (3)1–1Bristol City (3)Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster
15:00 McCullough Goal 50' Report M. Smith Goal 75' Attendance: 5,671
Referee: Scott Duncan
13 January 2015 ReplayBristol City (3)2–0Doncaster Rovers (3)Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol
19:45 Emmanuel-Thomas Goal 36'79' Report Attendance: 6,951
Referee: Darren Bond
4 January 2015 Dover Athletic (5)0–4Crystal Palace (1)Crabble Athletic Ground, River
13:00 Report Dann Goal 10'34'
Gayle Goal 68'
Doyle Goal 87'
Attendance: 5,645
Referee: Andre Marriner
4 January 2015 Sunderland (1)1–0Leeds United (2)Stadium of Light, Sunderland
13:00 Van Aanholt Goal 33' Report Attendance: 30,302
Referee: Mike Dean
4 January 2015 Queens Park Rangers (1)0–3Sheffield United (3)Loftus Road, London
13:00 Report McNulty Goal 36'
Campbell-Ryce Goal 49'90+4'
Attendance: 12,972
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
4 January 2015 Aston Villa (1)1–0Blackpool (2)Villa Park, Birmingham
15:00 Benteke Goal 88' Report Attendance: 21,837
Referee: Chris Foy
4 January 2015 Manchester City (1)2–1Sheffield Wednesday (2)Etihad Stadium, Manchester
15:00 Milner Goal 66'90+1' Report Nuhiu Goal 14' Attendance: 44,309
Referee: Michael Oliver
4 January 2015 Southampton (1)1–1Ipswich Town (2)St Mary's Stadium, Southampton
15:00 Schneiderlin Goal 33' Report Ambrose Goal 19' Attendance: 31,201
Referee: Martin Atkinson
14 January 2015 ReplayIpswich Town (2)0–1Southampton (1)Portman Road, Ipswich
19:55 Report Long Goal 19' Attendance: 27,933
Referee: Graham Scott
4 January 2015 Stoke City (1)3–1Wrexham (5)Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent
15:00 Arnautović Goal 80'
Ireland Goal 88'90+3'
Report Carrington Goal 73' Attendance: 19,423
Referee: Simon Hooper
4 January 2015 Yeovil Town (3)0–2Manchester United (1)Huish Park, Yeovil
15:30 Report Herrera Goal 64'
Di María Goal 90'
Attendance: 9,264
Referee: Craig Pawson
4 January 2015 Chelsea (1)3–0Watford (2)Stamford Bridge, London
16:00 Willian Goal 58'
Rémy Goal 70'
Zouma Goal 72'
Report Attendance: 41,010
Referee: Kevin Friend
4 January 2015 Arsenal (1)2–0Hull City (1)Emirates Stadium, London
17:30 Mertesacker Goal 20'
Sánchez Goal 82'
Report Attendance: 59,439
Referee: Robert Madley
5 January 2015 Burnley (1)1–1Tottenham Hotspur (1)Turf Moor, Burnley
19:45 Vokes Goal 73' Report Chadli Goal 56' Attendance: 9,348
Referee: Roger East
14 January 2015 ReplayTottenham Hotspur (1)4–2Burnley (1)White Hart Lane, London
20:00 Paulinho Goal 10'
Capoue Goal 45+2'
Chiricheș Goal 49'
Rose Goal 52'
Report Sordell Goal 3'
Wallace Goal 8'
Attendance: 24,367
Referee: Craig Pawson
5 January 2015 AFC Wimbledon (4)1–2Liverpool (1)Kingsmeadow, Kingston upon Thames
19:55 Akinfenwa Goal 36' Report Gerrard Goal 12'62' Attendance: 4,784
Referee: Jonathan Moss
6 January 2015 Everton (1)1–1West Ham United (1)Goodison Park, Liverpool
19:45 Lukaku Goal 90+1' Report Collins Goal 56' Attendance: 22,236
Referee: Anthony Taylor
6 January 2015 Scunthorpe United (3)2–2Chesterfield (3)Glanford Park, Scunthorpe
19:45 Davey Goal 18'
Taylor Goal 44'
Report Doyle Goal 71' (pen.)
O'Shea Goal 85'
Attendance: 4,307
Referee: Mark Haywood
13 January 2015 ReplayChesterfield (3)2–0 (a.e.t.)Scunthorpe United (3)Proact Stadium, Chesterfield
19:45 Clucas Goal 105'116' Report Attendance: 6,815
Referee: Keith Hill

Fourth Round Proper[edit]

The Fourth Round draw took place on Monday 5 January 2015 at 7:30 pm in the clubhouse of AFC Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow, Kingston upon Thames and was broadcast live on BBC One.[15][16][17] In the draw the title holders Arsenal drew a trip to Brighton against Brighton & Hove Albion while the lowest ranked side in this round, Cambridge United (who compete at level 4 of English football) drew Premier League club Manchester United.[18] A total of 32 teams competed, all of which had progressed from the third round.

23 January 2015 Cambridge United (4)0–0Manchester United (1)Abbey Stadium, Cambridge
19:55 Report Attendance: 7,987
Referee: Chris Foy
3 February 2015 ReplayManchester United (1)3–0Cambridge United (4)Old Trafford, Manchester
19:45 Mata Goal 25'
Rojo Goal 32'
Wilson Goal 73'
Report Attendance: 74,511
Referee: Jonathan Moss
24 January 2015 Blackburn Rovers (2)3–1Swansea City (1)Ewood Park, Blackburn
12:45 Taylor Goal 23'
Gestede Goal 78'
Conway Goal 89'
Report Sigurðsson Goal 21' Attendance: 5,928
Referee: Craig Pawson
24 January 2015 Southampton (1)2–3Crystal Palace (1)St Mary's Stadium, Southampton
15:00 Pellè Goal 9'
Dann Goal 16' (o.g.)
Report Chamakh Goal 11'39'
Sanogo Goal 21'
Attendance: 31,320
Referee: Jonathan Moss
24 January 2015 Chelsea (1)2–4Bradford City (3)Stamford Bridge, London
15:00 Cahill Goal 21'
Ramires Goal 38'
Report Stead Goal 41'
Morais Goal 75'
Halliday Goal 82'
Yeates Goal 90+4'
Attendance: 41,014
Referee: Andre Marriner
24 January 2015 Derby County (2)2–0Chesterfield (3)iPro Stadium, Derby
15:00 Bent Goal 20'
Hughes Goal 82'
Report Attendance: 28,392
Referee: David Webb
24 January 2015 Preston North End (3)1–1Sheffield United (3)Deepdale, Preston
15:00 Gallagher Goal 19' Report De Girolamo Goal 68' Attendance: 10,770
Referee: Keith Stroud
3 February 2015 ReplaySheffield United (3)1–3Preston North End (3)Bramall Lane, Sheffield
19:45 Murphy Goal 38' Report Gallagher Goal 63'73' (pen.)
Huntington Goal 69'
Attendance: 13,161
Referee: Lee Probert
24 January 2015 Birmingham City (2)1–2West Bromwich Albion (1)St Andrew's, Birmingham
15:00 Grounds Goal 45+1' Report Anichebe Goal 25'35' Attendance: 28,438
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
24 January 2015 Cardiff City (2)1–2Reading (2)Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
15:00 Jones Goal 25' Report Norwood Goal 64'
Robson-Kanu Goal 88'
Attendance: 11,750
Referee: Lee Probert
24 January 2015 Tottenham Hotspur (1)1–2Leicester City (1)White Hart Lane, London
15:00 Townsend Goal 19' (pen.) Report Ulloa Goal 83'
Schlupp Goal 90+2'
Attendance: 35,548
Referee: Robert Madley
24 January 2015 Sunderland (1)0–0Fulham (2)Stadium of Light, Sunderland
15:00 Report Attendance: 22,961
Referee: Anthony Taylor
3 February 2015 ReplayFulham (2)1–3Sunderland (1)Craven Cottage, London
19:45 Rodallega Goal 28' Report Bettinelli Goal 61' (o.g.)
Álvarez Goal 75'
Gómez Goal 90+3' (pen.)
Attendance: 14,777
Referee: Paul Tierney
24 January 2015 Manchester City (1)0–2Middlesbrough (2)Etihad Stadium, Manchester
15:00 Report Bamford Goal 53'
Kike Goal 90+3'
Attendance: 44,836
Referee: Phil Dowd
24 January 2015 Liverpool (1)0–0Bolton Wanderers (2)Anfield, Liverpool
17:30 Report Attendance: 43,847
Referee: Kevin Friend
4 February 2015 ReplayBolton Wanderers (2)1–2Liverpool (1)Macron Stadium, Bolton
19:45 Guðjohnsen Goal 59' (pen.) Report Sterling Goal 86'
Coutinho Goal 90'
Attendance: 22,171
Referee: Roger East
25 January 2015 Bristol City (3)0–1 [note 2]West Ham United (1)Ashton Gate, Bristol
14:00 Report Sakho Goal 81' Attendance: 12,682
Referee: Lee Mason
25 January 2015 Aston Villa (1)2–1AFC Bournemouth (2)Villa Park, Birmingham
15:00 Gil Goal 51'
Weimann Goal 71'
Report Wilson Goal 90+3' Attendance: 27,415
Referee: Mike Dean
25 January 2015 Brighton & Hove Albion (2)2–3Arsenal (1)Falmer Stadium, Brighton
16:00 O'Grady Goal 50'
Baldock Goal 75'
Report Walcott Goal 2'
Özil Goal 24'
Rosický Goal 59'
Attendance: 30,278
Referee: Michael Oliver
26 January 2015 Rochdale (3)1–4Stoke City (1)Spotland Stadium, Rochdale
20:00 Bennett Goal 78' Report Krkić Goal 4'
Ireland Goal 52'
Moses Goal 61'
Walters Goal 90+3'
Attendance: 7,443
Referee: Martin Atkinson

Fifth Round Proper[edit]

The Fifth Round draw took place on Monday 26 January 2015 at 7:20 pm on The One Show, which was broadcast live on BBC One, and the matches took place between 14 and 16 February 2015.[20] In the draw, title holders Arsenal drew Middlesbrough (who eliminated Manchester City in fourth round) and Bradford City (who eliminated Chelsea in fourth round) were rewarded a home tie against Sunderland.[21] The lowest ranked sides in this round were Bradford City and Preston North End (who compete at level 3 of English football)

14 February 2015 West Bromwich Albion (1)4–0West Ham United (1)The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
12:45 Ideye Goal 20'57'
Morrison Goal 42'
Berahino Goal 72'
Report Attendance: 19,956
Referee: Martin Atkinson
14 February 2015 Blackburn Rovers (2)4–1Stoke City (1)Ewood Park, Blackburn
15:00 King Goal 36'50'55'
Gestede Goal 45+7' (pen.)
Report Crouch Goal 10' Attendance: 13,934
Referee: Anthony Taylor
14 February 2015 Derby County (2)1–2Reading (2)iPro Stadium, Derby
15:00 Bent Goal 61' Report Robson-Kanu Goal 53'
Yakubu Goal 82'
Attendance: 21,337
Referee: Craig Pawson
14 February 2015 Crystal Palace (1)1–2Liverpool (1)Selhurst Park, London
17:30 Campbell Goal 15' Report Sturridge Goal 49'
Lallana Goal 58'
Attendance: 20,391
Referee: Robert Madley
15 February 2015 Aston Villa (1)2–1Leicester City (1)Villa Park, Birmingham
12:30 Bacuna Goal 68'
Sinclair Goal 89'
Report Kramarić Goal 90+1' Attendance: 28,098
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
15 February 2015 Bradford City (3)2–0Sunderland (1)Coral Windows Stadium, Bradford
14:30 O'Shea Goal 3' (o.g.)
Stead Goal 61'
Report Attendance: 24,021
Referee: Kevin Friend
15 February 2015 Arsenal (1)2–0Middlesbrough (2)Emirates Stadium, London
16:00 Giroud Goal 27'29' Report Attendance: 59,823
Referee: Mike Dean
16 February 2015 Preston North End (3)1–3Manchester United (1)Deepdale, Preston
19:45 Laird Goal 47' Report Herrera Goal 65'
Fellaini Goal 72'
Rooney Goal 88' (pen.)
Attendance: 21,348
Referee: Phil Dowd

Sixth Round Proper[edit]

The Sixth Round draw took place on Monday 16 February 2015 at 7:35 pm on BBC One,[22] and the regular matches were played between 7 and 9 March. The lowest ranked side in this round were Bradford City (who compete at level 3 of English football).[23]

7 March 2015 Bradford City (3)0–0Reading (2)Coral Windows Stadium, Bradford
12:45 GMT Report Attendance: 24,321
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
16 March 2015 ReplayReading (2)3–0Bradford City (3)Madejski Stadium, Reading
19:45 GMT Robson-Kanu Goal 6'
McCleary Goal 9'
Mackie Goal 68'
Report Attendance: 22,908
Referee: Mike Jones
7 March 2015 Aston Villa (1)2–0West Bromwich Albion (1)Villa Park, Birmingham
17:30 GMT Delph Goal 51'
Sinclair Goal 85'
Report Attendance: 39,592
Referee: Anthony Taylor
8 March 2015 Liverpool (1)0–0Blackburn Rovers (2)Anfield, Liverpool
16:00 GMT Report Attendance: 43,820
Referee: Andre Marriner
8 April 2015 ReplayBlackburn Rovers (2)0–1Liverpool (1)Ewood Park, Blackburn
19:45 BST Report Coutinho Goal 70' Attendance: 28,415
Referee: Kevin Friend
9 March 2015 Manchester United (1)1–2Arsenal (1)Old Trafford, Manchester
19:45 GMT Rooney Goal 29' Report Monreal Goal 25'
Welbeck Goal 61'
Attendance: 74,285
Referee: Michael Oliver

Semi-finals[edit]

The Semi-finals draw took place on Monday 9 March 2015 at approx 9:45 pm in Old Trafford, Manchester and was broadcast on BBC One after the match between Manchester United and Arsenal.[24] In the draw, title holders Arsenal drew Reading, while Aston Villa drew Liverpool.[25] The matches were played at Wembley Stadium on 18 and 19 April 2015.[26] The lowest ranked side in this round were Reading (who compete at level 2 of English football).[27]

Reading (2)1–2 (a.e.t.)Arsenal (1)
McCleary Goal 54' Report Sánchez Goal 40'105+1'
Attendance: 84,081

Aston Villa (1)2–1Liverpool (1)
Benteke Goal 36'
Delph Goal 54'
Report Coutinho Goal 30'
Attendance: 85,416

Final[edit]

Arsenal (1)4–0Aston Villa (1)
Walcott Goal 40'
Sánchez Goal 50'
Mertesacker Goal 62'
Giroud Goal 90+3'
Report
Attendance: 89,283
Referee: Jonathan Moss

Top scorers[edit]

As of 30 May 2015 [28]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 England Saido Berahino West Bromwich Albion 5
Scotland Paul Gallagher Preston North End
England Jon Stead Bradford City
4 England Robert Dale Blyth Spartans 4
Chile Alexis Sánchez Arsenal
6 22 players 3

Broadcasting rights[edit]

The domestic broadcasting rights for the competition are held by the BBC and subscription channel BT Sport. The BBC regained the rights from ITV after six years, while BT Sport extended its existing deal carried over from obtaining ESPN's rights in February 2013.[29] The FA Cup Final must be broadcast live on UK terrestrial television under the Ofcom code of protected sporting events.[30]

These matches were broadcast live on UK television:

Round BT Sport BBC
First Round Proper[31][32] Halifax Town v Bradford City
Havant & Waterlooville v Preston North End
Aldershot Town v Portsmouth (Replay)
Maidstone United v Stevenage (Replay)
Warrington Town v Exeter City
Second Round Proper[33][34] Gateshead v Warrington Town
Colchester United v Peterborough United
Chester v Barnsley (Replay)
Worcester City v Scunthorpe United (Replay)
Hartlepool United v Blyth Spartans
Wrexham[35] v Maidstone United (BBC Wales)
Third Round Proper[36] Dover Athletic v Crystal Palace
Yeovil Town v Manchester United
Everton v West Ham United
West Ham United v Everton (Replay)
Arsenal v Hull City
Wimbledon v Liverpool
Cardiff City v Colchester United [37] (BBC Wales)
Ipswich Town v Southampton (Replay)
Fourth Round Proper[38] Liverpool v Bolton Wanderers
Brighton and Hove Albion v Arsenal
Rochdale v Stoke City
Manchester United v Cambridge United (Replay)

Cambridge United v Manchester United
Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City (BBC Wales)
Bristol City v West Ham United
Bolton Wanderers v Liverpool (Replay)[39]

Fifth Round Proper[40] West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United
Crystal Palace v Liverpool
Arsenal v Middlesbrough

Aston Villa v Leicester City
Preston North End v Manchester United

Sixth Round Proper[41] Bradford City v Reading
Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool (Replay)[42]
Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion
Manchester United v Arsenal
Reading v Bradford City (Replay)[43]
Semi-Finals[44] Aston Villa v Liverpool[45] Reading v Arsenal[46]
Final Arsenal v Aston Villa

Welsh language channel S4C broadcast the first round proper match between Wrexham and Woking. This was the only FA Cup match of the season that S4C broadcast.[47]

International broadcasters[edit]

Country Broadcaster
 Albania Tring Sport
 Belgium Sporting Telenet
 Brazil ESPN Brasil
 Canada Sportsnet World
 Denmark SBS Discovery Channel (Kanal 5, 6'eren, 7'eren)
 France beIN Sport
 India Star Sports
 Italy Fox Sports
   Nepal Star Sports
 Netherlands Fox Sports
 Norway TV2
 Sweden TV10
 United States Fox Sports
 Latvia Viasat sport Baltic

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ On 15 December, the Football Association ordered that the match be replayed, due to Chesterfield fielding an ineligible player.
  2. ^ West Ham were fined £71,000 for fielding Diafra Sakho after he had been withdrawn from the Senegal squad for the 2015 African Cup of Nations. However, they were allowed to remain in the competition.[19]

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