1899–1900 FA Cup
The FA Cup 1899–1900 was the 29th staging of the world's oldest association football competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup (more usually known as the FA Cup), and the last to be held fully in the 19th Century. The cup was won by Bury, who defeated Southampton 4–0 in the final of the competition, played at Crystal Palace in London.
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. 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.
The format of the FA Cup for the season had a preliminary round, five qualifying rounds, three proper rounds, and the semi finals and final.
|Preliminary Round||Saturday 16 September 1899|
|First Qualifying Round||Saturday 30 September 1899|
|Second Qualifying Round||Saturday 14 October 1899|
|Third Qualifying Round||Saturday 28 October 1899|
|Fourth Qualifying Round||Saturday 18 November 1899|
|Fifth Qualifying Round||Saturday 9 December 1899|
|First Round Proper||Saturday 27 January 1900|
|Second Round||Saturday 10 February 1900|
|Third Round||Saturday 24 February 1900|
|Semi Finals||Saturday 24 March 1900|
|Final||Saturday 21 April 1900|
First round proper
The First Round Proper contained sixteen ties between 32 teams. 17 of the 18 First Division sides were given a bye to this round, as were The Wednesday and Bolton Wanderers from the Second Division, and non-league Southampton, Bristol City and Tottenham Hotspur. Glossop, along with all the other Second Division sides, were entered into the Third Qualifying Round. Of those sides, only Grimsby Town, Walsall and Leicester Fosse qualified to the FA Cup Proper. Seven non-league sides also qualified.
The matches were played on Saturday, 27 January 1900. Six matches were drawn, with the replays taking place in the following midweek fixture. One match went to a second replay, played the following week.
Second round proper
The eight second-round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 10 February 1900, although only three games were played on this date. The other five games were played the following Saturday. There were three replays, played in the following midweek fixture.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date|
|1||Liverpool||1–1||West Bromwich Albion||17 February 1900|
|Replay||West Bromwich Albion||2–1||Liverpool||21 February 1900|
|2||Preston North End||1–0||Blackburn Rovers||17 February 1900|
|3||Southampton||4–1||Newcastle United||17 February 1900|
|4||Notts County||0–0||Bury||10 February 1900|
|Replay||Bury||2–0||Notts County||14 February 1900|
|5||Nottingham Forest||3–0||Sunderland||10 February 1900|
|6||Aston Villa||5–1||Bristol City||10 February 1900|
|7||Sheffield United||1–1||The Wednesday||17 February 1900|
|Replay||The Wednesday||0–2||Sheffield United||19 February 1900|
|8||Queens Park Rangers||0–2||Millwall Athletic||17 February 1900|
Third round proper
The four quarter final matches were scheduled for Saturday, 24 February 1900. Three of the four matches were replayed in the following midweek fixture, with the Millwall Athletic – Aston Villa match going to a second replay the following week.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date|
|1||Preston North End||0–0||Nottingham Forest||24 February 1900|
|Replay||Nottingham Forest||1–0||Preston North End||28 February 1900|
|2||Southampton||2–1||West Bromwich Albion||24 February 1900|
|3||Sheffield United||2–2||Bury||24 February 1900|
|Replay||Bury||2–0||Sheffield United||1 March 1900|
|4||Millwall Athletic||1–1||Aston Villa||24 February 1900|
|Replay||Aston Villa||0–0||Millwall Athletic||28 February 1900|
|Replay||Millwall Athletic||2–1||Aston Villa||5 March 1900|
The semi-final matches were both played on Saturday, 24 April 1900. Both matches went to replays, played the following Wednesday or Thursday. Bury and Southampton came through the semi-finals to meet in the final at Crystal Palace.
24 March 1900
The final took place on Saturday, 21 April 1900 at Crystal Palace. Just under 69,000 supporters attended the match. Jasper McLuckie opened the scoring for Bury after about 9 minutes. Willie Wood doubled the advantage seven minutes later, before McLuckie added a third seven minutes after that. John Plant scored the fourth and final goal in the eightieth minute, to cap a good victory for the northern side.
21 April 1900
|Bury||4 – 0||Southampton|
| McLuckie 9' 23'
- Official site; fixtures and results service at TheFA.com
- 1899-1900 FA Cup at rsssf.com
- 1899-1900 FA Cup at soccerbase.com
- Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan (1987). Saints – A complete record. Breedon Books. p. 26. ISBN 0-907969-22-4.
- Porter, Steve. "Aston Villa 1-2 Millwall Athletic". www.thegiantkillers.co.uk. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
- Match report at fa-cupfinals.co.uk
- Sporting Chronicle - 1900 FA Cup Final
- FA Cup Final kits, 1900-1909