1923–24 FA Cup
The 1923–24 FA Cup was the 49th season of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. Newcastle United won the competition for the second time, beating Aston Villa 2–0 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.
The format of the FA Cup for the season had two preliminary rounds, six qualifying rounds, four proper rounds, and the semi finals and final.
|Extra Preliminary Round||Saturday 8 September 1923|
|Preliminary Round||Saturday 22 September 1923|
|First Round Qualifying||Saturday 6 October 1923|
|Second Round Qualifying||Saturday 20 October 1923|
|Third Round Qualifying||Saturday 3 November 1923|
|Fourth Round Qualifying||Saturday 17 November 1923|
|Fifth Round Qualifying||Saturday 1 December 1923|
|Sixth Round Qualifying||Saturday 15 December 1923|
|First Round Proper||Saturday 12 January 1924|
|Second Round Proper||Saturday 2 February 1924|
|Third Round Proper||Saturday 23 February 1924|
|Fourth Round Proper||Saturday 8 March 1924|
|Semi-Finals||Saturday 29 March 1924|
|Final||Saturday 26 April 1924|
First round proper
40 of the 44 clubs from the Football League First Division and Football League Second Division joined the 12 lower-league clubs who came through the qualifying rounds. Four Second Division sides, Port Vale, Stockport County, Nelson and Coventry City, were entered at the fifth qualifying round, with the Third Division North and South teams. Amateur side Corinthian were given a free entry to the first round. To make the number of teams up to 64, nine Third Division South sides and only two Third Division North sides were given byes to this round. These were:
- Brighton & Hove Albion
- Luton Town
- Swindon Town
- Queens Park Rangers
- Charlton Athletic
- Swansea Town
- Plymouth Argyle
- Wolverhampton Wanderers
- Bradford Park Avenue
32 matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 12 January 1924. Seven matches were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture, of which two went to another replay.
Second Round Proper
The 16 Second Round matches were played on Saturday, 2 February 1924. Eight matches were drawn, with replays taking place in the following midweek fixture. Three of these then went to a second replay played the following week, and two of these went to a third replay.
Third round proper
The eight Third Round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 23 February 1924. Two matches were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date|
|1||Burnley||1–0||Huddersfield Town||23 February 1924|
|2||Southampton||0–0||Liverpool||23 February 1924|
|Replay||Liverpool||2–0||Southampton||27 February 1924|
|3||Watford||0–1||Newcastle United||23 February 1924|
|4||Aston Villa||3–0||Leeds United||23 February 1924|
|5||West Bromwich Albion||1–1||Wolverhampton Wanderers||23 February 1924|
|Replay||Wolverhampton Wanderers||0–2||West Bromwich Albion||27 February 1924|
|6||Brighton & Hove Albion||1–5||Manchester City||23 February 1924|
|7||Crystal Palace||1–2||Swindon Town||23 February 1924|
|8||Cardiff City||3–0||Bristol City||23 February 1924|
Fourth round proper
The four Fourth Round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 8 March 1924. There were two replays, played in the following midweek fixture.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date|
|1||West Bromwich Albion||0–2||Aston Villa||8 March 1924|
|2||Swindon Town||1–1||Burnley||8 March 1924|
|Replay||Burnley||3–1||Swindon Town||12 March 1924|
|3||Newcastle United||1–0||Liverpool||8 March 1924|
|4||Manchester City||0–0||Cardiff City||8 March 1924|
|Replay||Cardiff City||0–1||Manchester City||12 March 1924|
The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 29 March 1924. The matches ended in victories for Newcastle United and Aston Villa, who went on to meet in the final at Wembley.
29 March 1924
|Newcastle United||2–0||Manchester City|
26 April 1924
|Newcastle United||2 – 0||Aston Villa|
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- Official site; fixtures and results service at TheFA.com
- 1923-24 FA Cup at rsssf.com
- 1923-24 FA Cup at soccerbase.com