1906–07 FA Cup

1906–07 FA Cup
Country England
Champions The Wednesday
Runners-up Everton

The 1906–07 FA Cup was the 36th season of the world's oldest association football competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup (more usually known as the FA Cup). The Wednesday won the competition for the second time, beating Everton 2–1 in the final at Crystal Palace.

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, four proper rounds, and the semi finals and final.

Round Date
Preliminary Round Saturday 22 September 1906
First Round Qualifying Saturday 6 October 1906
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 20 October 1906
Third Round Qualifying Saturday 3 November 1906
Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 24 November 1906
Fifth Round Qualifying Saturday 8 December 1906
First Round Proper Saturday 12 January 1907
Second Round Proper Saturday 2 February 1907
Third Round Proper Saturday 23 February 1907
Fourth Round Proper Saturday 9 March 1907
Semi-Finals Saturday 23 March 1907
Final Saturday 20 April 1907

First round proper

36 of the 40 clubs from the First and Second divisions joined the 12 clubs who came through the qualifying rounds. Of the League sides not given byes to this round, Burslem Port Vale, Glossop and Burton United were put into the Fifth Qualifying Round, and each one won. Clapton Orient were placed in the Preliminary Round, but their opponents, Grays United, were given a walkover. Nine non-league clubs joined the three League sides in winning through to the First Round Proper.

Sixteen non-league sides were given byes to the First Round to bring the total number of teams up to 64. These were:

Queens Park Rangers
Oxford City
Plymouth Argyle
Luton Town
Bristol Rovers
Norwich City
West Ham United
Brighton & Hove Albion
New Brompton
Tottenham Hotspur

32 matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 12 January 1907. Thirteen matches were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture, of which four went to a second replay the following week.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Bristol City4–1Leeds City12 January 1907
2Burnley1–3Aston Villa12 January 1907
3Liverpool2–1Birmingham12 January 1907
4Southampton2–1Watford12 January 1907
5Notts County1–0Preston North End12 January 1907
6Nottingham Forest1–1Barnsley12 January 1907
ReplayBarnsley2–1Nottingham Forest17 January 1907
7Blackburn Rovers2–2Manchester City12 January 1907
ReplayManchester City0–1Blackburn Rovers16 January 1907
8Sheffield Wednesday3–2Wolverhampton Wanderers12 January 1907
9Bolton Wanderers3–1Brighton & Hove Albion12 January 1907
10Grimsby Town1–1Woolwich Arsenal12 January 1907
ReplayWoolwich Arsenal3–0Grimsby Town16 January 1907
11Crewe Alexandra1–1Accrington Stanley12 January 1907
ReplayAccrington Stanley1–0Crewe Alexandra16 January 1907
12Middlesbrough4–2Northampton Town12 January 1907
13West Bromwich Albion1–1Stoke12 January 1907
ReplayStoke2–2West Bromwich Albion17 January 1907
ReplayWest Bromwich Albion2–0Stoke21 January 1907
14Sunderland4–1Leicester Fosse12 January 1907
15Derby County1–1Chesterfield12 January 1907
ReplayChesterfield1–1Derby County16 January 1907
ReplayChesterfield0–4Derby County21 January 1907
16Lincoln City2–2Chelsea12 January 1907
ReplayChelsea0–1Lincoln City16 January 1907
17Burslem Port Vale7–1Irthlingborough Town12 January 1907
18Gainsborough Trinity0–0Luton Town12 January 1907
ReplayLuton Town2–1Gainsborough Trinity16 January 1907
19Everton1–0Sheffield United12 January 1907
20Newcastle United0–1Crystal Palace12 January 1907
21Tottenham Hotspur0–0Hull City12 January 1907
ReplayHull City0–0Tottenham Hotspur17 January 1907
ReplayTottenham Hotspur1–0Hull City21 January 1907
22Oxford City0–3Bury12 January 1907
23Fulham0–0Stockport County12 January 1907
ReplayFulham2–1Stockport County16 January 1907
24Brentford2–1Glossop12 January 1907
25Bristol Rovers0–0Queens Park Rangers12 January 1907
ReplayQueens Park Rangers0–1Bristol Rovers14 January 1907
26Portsmouth2–2Manchester United12 January 1907
ReplayManchester United1–2Portsmouth16 January 1907
27West Ham United2–1Blackpool12 January 1907
28Burton United0–0New Brompton12 January 1907
ReplayNew Brompton0–0Burton United16 January 1907
ReplayNew Brompton2–0Burton United21 January 1907
29Norwich City3–1Hastings & St Leonards United12 January 1907
30Bradford City2–0Reading12 January 1907
31Millwall2–0Plymouth Argyle12 January 1907
32Oldham Athletic5–0Kidderminster Harriers12 January 1907

Second Round Proper

The 16 Second Round matches were played on Saturday, 2 February 1907. Five matches were drawn, with the replays taking place in the following midweek fixture. One of these, the Blackburn Rovers – Tottenham Hotspur match, went to a second replay the following week.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Bury1–0New Brompton2 February 1907
2Southampton1–1Sheffield Wednesday2 February 1907
ReplaySheffield Wednesday3–1Southampton7 February 1907
3Blackburn Rovers1–1Tottenham Hotspur2 February 1907
ReplayTottenham Hotspur1–1Blackburn Rovers7 February 1907
ReplayTottenham Hotspur2–1Blackburn Rovers11 February 1907
4Bolton Wanderers2–0Aston Villa2 February 1907
5West Bromwich Albion1–0Norwich City2 February 1907
6Derby County1–0Lincoln City2 February 1907
7Burslem Port Vale2–2Notts County2 February 1907
ReplayNotts County5–0Burslem Port Vale6 February 1907
8Luton Town0–0Sunderland2 February 1907
ReplaySunderland1–0Luton Town6 February 1907
9Woolwich Arsenal2–1Bristol City2 February 1907
10Fulham0–0Crystal Palace2 February 1907
ReplayCrystal Palace1–0Fulham6 February 1907
11Barnsley1–0Portsmouth2 February 1907
12Brentford1–0Middlesbrough2 February 1907
13Bristol Rovers3–0Millwall2 February 1907
14West Ham United1–2Everton2 February 1907
15Bradford City1–0Accrington Stanley2 February 1907
16Oldham Athletic0–1Liverpool2 February 1907

Third round proper

The eight Third Round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 23 February 1907. There were three replays, played in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Liverpool1–0Bradford City23 February 1907
2Notts County4–0Tottenham Hotspur23 February 1907
3Sheffield Wednesday0–0Sunderland23 February 1907
ReplaySunderland0–1Sheffield Wednesday27 February 1907
4West Bromwich Albion2–0Derby County23 February 1907
5Everton0–0Bolton Wanderers23 February 1907
ReplayBolton Wanderers0–3Everton27 February 1907
6Woolwich Arsenal1–0Bristol Rovers23 February 1907
7Barnsley1–0Bury23 February 1907
8Crystal Palace1–1Brentford23 February 1907
ReplayBrentford0–1Crystal Palace27 February 1907

Fourth round proper

The four Fourth Round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 9 March 1907. The Crystal Palace – Everton game was drawn, and replayed on 13 March.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Sheffield Wednesday1–0Liverpool9 March 1907
2West Bromwich Albion3–1Notts County9 March 1907
3Barnsley1–2Woolwich Arsenal9 March 1907
4Crystal Palace1–1Everton9 March 1907
ReplayEverton4–0Crystal Palace13 March 1907


The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 23 March 1907. The Wednesday and Everton won to meet in the final.


Main article: 1907 FA Cup Final

The Final was contested by The Wednesday and Everton at Crystal Palace. Sheffield Wednesday won 2–1, with goals by Jimmy Stewart and George Simpson.

Match details

20 April 1907
15:00 GMT
The Wednesday 2 – 1 Everton
Stewart  20'
Simpson  86'
Sharp  45'
Crystal Palace, London
Attendance: 84,584
Referee: N. Whittaker
The Wednesday

See also


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