1909–10 FA Cup

1909–10 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Newcastle United
Runners-up Barnsley

The 1909–10 FA Cup was the 39th season of the world's oldest association football competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup (more usually known as the FA Cup). Newcastle United won the competition for the first time, beating Barnsley 2–0 in the replay of the final at Goodison Park in Liverpool, through two goals from Albert Shepherd. The first match, held at Crystal Palace, London, was a 1–1 draw.

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 two preliminary rounds, five qualifying rounds, four proper rounds, and the semi finals and final.

Round Date
Extra Preliminary Round Saturday 11 September 1909
Preliminary Round Saturday 18 September 1909
First Round Qualifying Saturday 2 October 1909
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 16 October 1909
Third Round Qualifying Saturday 6 November 1909
Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 20 November 1909
Fifth Round Qualifying Saturday 4 December 1909
First Round Proper Saturday 15 January 1910
Second Round Proper Saturday 5 February 1910
Third Round Proper Saturday 19 February 1910
Fourth Round Proper Saturday 5 March 1910
Semi-Finals Saturday 26 March 1910
Final Saturday 23 April 1910

First round proper

39 of the 40 clubs from the First and Second divisions joined the 12 clubs who came through the qualifying rounds. Of the League sides, only Lincoln City were entered instead at the Fourth Qualifying Round, losing to Crewe Alexandra in the fourth qualifying round. Twelve non-league clubs won through to the First Round Proper.

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

Millwall Athletic
Queens Park Rangers
Crystal Palace
Swindon Town
Plymouth Argyle
Northampton Town
Bristol Rovers
Norwich City
West Ham United
Brighton & Hove Albion

32 matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 15 January 1910. Ten matches were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture, of which one went to a second replay.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Birmingham1–4Leicester Fosse15 January 1910
2Blackpool1–1Barnsley15 January 1910
ReplayBarnsley6–0Blackpool20 January 1910
3Chesterfield0–0Fulham15 January 1910
ReplayFulham2–1Chesterfield19 January 1910
4Bristol City2–0Liverpool15 January 1910
5Burnley2–0Manchester United15 January 1910
6Bury2–1Glossop15 January 1910
7Preston North End1–2Coventry City15 January 1910
8Stoke1–1Newcastle United15 January 1910
ReplayNewcastle United2–1Stoke19 January 1910
9Leyton0–0New Brompton15 January 1910
ReplayNew Brompton2–2Leyton19 January 1910
ReplayLeyton1–0New Brompton24 January 1910
10Nottingham Forest3–2Sheffield United15 January 1910
11Blackburn Rovers7–1Accrington Stanley15 January 1910
12Grimsby Town0–2Bristol Rovers15 January 1910
13Wolverhampton Wanderers5–0Reading15 January 1910
14Middlesbrough1–1Everton15 January 1910
ReplayEverton5–3Middlesbrough19 January 1910
15West Bromwich Albion2–0Clapton Orient15 January 1910
16Sunderland1–0Leeds City15 January 1910
17Derby County5–0Millwall Athletic15 January 1910
18Gainsborough Trinity1–1Southend United15 January 1910
ReplaySouthend United1–0Gainsborough Trinity19 January 1910
19Workington1–2Manchester City15 January 1910
20Woolwich Arsenal3–0Watford15 January 1910
21Stockport County4–1Bolton Wanderers15 January 1910
22Northampton Town0–0The Wednesday15 January 1910
ReplayThe Wednesday0–1Northampton Town20 January 1910
23Portsmouth3–0Shrewsbury Town15 January 1910
24West Ham United1–1Carlisle United15 January 1910
ReplayWest Ham United5–0Carlisle United20 January 1910
25Brighton & Hove Albion0–1Southampton15 January 1910
26Norwich City0–0Queens Park Rangers15 January 1910
ReplayQueens Park Rangers3–0Norwich City19 January 1910
27Plymouth Argyle1–1Tottenham Hotspur15 January 1910
ReplayTottenham Hotspur7–1Plymouth Argyle19 January 1910
28Bradford City4–2Notts County15 January 1910
29Oldham Athletic1–2Aston Villa15 January 1910
30Crystal Palace1–3Swindon Town15 January 1910
31Chelsea2–1Hull City15 January 1910
32Bradford Park Avenue8–0Bishop Auckland15 January 1910

Second Round Proper

The 16 Second Round matches were played on Saturday, 5 February 1910. Three matches were drawn, with the replays taking place in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Bristol City1–1West Bromwich Albion5 February 1910
ReplayWest Bromwich Albion4–2Bristol City9 February 1910
2Southampton0–5Manchester City5 February 1910
3Aston Villa6–1Derby County5 February 1910
4Wolverhampton Wanderers1–5West Ham United5 February 1910
5Sunderland3–1Bradford Park Avenue5 February 1910
6Everton5–0Woolwich Arsenal5 February 1910
7Swindon Town2–0Burnley5 February 1910
8Leicester Fosse3–2Bury5 February 1910
9Stockport County0–2Leyton5 February 1910
10Newcastle United4–0Fulham5 February 1910
11Barnsley4–0Bristol Rovers5 February 1910
12Northampton Town0–0Nottingham Forest5 February 1910
ReplayNottingham Forest1–0Northampton Town9 February 1910
13Portsmouth0–1Coventry City5 February 1910
14Bradford City1–2Blackburn Rovers5 February 1910
15Chelsea0–1Tottenham Hotspur5 February 1910
16Southend United0–0Queens Park Rangers5 February 1910
ReplayQueens Park Rangers3–2Southend United9 February 1910

Third round proper

The eight Third Round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 19 February 1910. There was one replay, between QPR and West Ham United, played in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Leyton0–1Leicester Fosse19 February 1910
2Aston Villa1–2Manchester City19 February 1910
3Everton2–0Sunderland19 February 1910
4Swindon Town3–2Tottenham Hotspur19 February 1910
5Newcastle United3–1Blackburn Rovers19 February 1910
6Queens Park Rangers1–1West Ham United19 February 1910
ReplayWest Ham United0–1Queens Park Rangers24 February 1910
7Barnsley1–0West Bromwich Albion19 February 1910
8Coventry City3–1Nottingham Forest19 February 1910

Fourth round proper

The four Fourth Round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 5 March 1910. There were no replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Swindon Town2–0Manchester City5 March 1910
2Newcastle United3–0Leicester Fosse5 March 1910
3Barnsley1–0Queens Park Rangers5 March 1910
4Coventry City0–2Everton5 March 1910

Semi finals

The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 26 March 1910. Newcastle United and Barnsley won, going on to meet each other in the final.

26 March 1910
Barnsley 0–0 Everton

31 March 1910
Barnsley 3–0 Everton


Main article: 1910 FA Cup Final

The Final was contested by Newcastle United and Barnsley. The first game resulted in a score draw at Crystal Palace. Two goals scored by Albert Shepherd for Newcastle won the replay at Goodison Park.

Match details

23 April 1910
15:30 BST
Barnsley 1 – 1 Newcastle United
Tufnell  37' Rutherford  83'
Crystal Palace
Attendance: 77,747
Referee: J.T. Ibbotson
Newcastle United


28 April 1910
15:30 BST
Barnsley 0 – 2 Newcastle United
Shepherd  52'  62' (pen)
Goodison Park
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: J.T. Ibbotson
Newcastle United

See also


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