1931–32 FA Cup
The 1931–32 FA Cup was the 57th 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 third time, beating Arsenal 2–1 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.
|Extra Preliminary Round||Saturday 5 September 1931|
|Preliminary Round||Saturday 19 September 1931|
|First Round Qualifying||Saturday 3 October 1931|
|Second Round Qualifying||Saturday 17 October 1931|
|Third Round Qualifying||Saturday 31 October 1931|
|Fourth Round Qualifying||Saturday 13 November 1931|
|First Round Proper||Saturday 28 November 1931|
|Second Round Proper||Saturday 12 December 1931|
|Third Round Proper||Saturday 9 January 1932|
|Fourth Round Proper||Saturday 23 January 1932|
|Fifth Round Proper||Saturday 13 February 1932|
|Sixth Round Proper||Saturday 27 March 1932|
|Semi-Finals||Saturday 12 March 1932|
|Final||Saturday 23 April 1932|
First round proper
At this stage 42 clubs from the Football League Third Division North and South joined the 25 non-league clubs having come through the qualifying rounds. Southport and Exeter City were given a bye to the Third Round. To make the number of matches up, non-league Aldershot Town were given byes to this round. Bath City were also given a bye to the First Round, awarded during the Fourth Qualifying Round, and not as a result of the normal process of the FA Cup. Also notable in this round is the home win awarded to Burton Town, probably given as a result of Wigan Borough folding that year and resigning from the Football League. 34 matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 28 November 1931. Eight were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture, of which one went to two more replays.
Second Round Proper
The matches were played on Saturday, 12 December 1931. Three matches were drawn, with replays taking place in the following midweek fixture.
Third round proper
The 44 First and Second Division clubs entered the competition at this stage, along with Third Division Southport and Exeter City. Also entered at this stage, to make up the numbers, were Corinthian, who were a famous amateur side. The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 9 January 1932. Twelve matches were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture.
Fourth round proper
The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 23 January 1932. Three games were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture, of which two went to second replays.
Fifth round proper
The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 13 February 1932. There was one replay, between Chelsea and Sheffield Wednesday, played in the next midweek fixture.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date|
|1||Bury||3–0||Stoke City||13 February 1932|
|2||Liverpool||1–0||Grimsby Town||13 February 1932|
|3||Watford||1–0||Bradford Park Avenue||13 February 1932|
|4||Sheffield Wednesday||1–1||Chelsea||13 February 1932|
|Replay||Chelsea||2–0||Sheffield Wednesday||17 February 1932|
|5||Newcastle United||3–1||Leicester City||13 February 1932|
|6||Manchester City||3–0||Derby County||13 February 1932|
|7||Portsmouth||0–2||Arsenal||13 February 1932|
|8||Huddersfield Town||4–0||Preston North End||13 February 1932|
Sixth round proper
The four Sixth Round ties were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 27 February 1932. There were no replays.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date|
|1||Bury||3–4||Manchester City||27 February 1932|
|2||Liverpool||0–2||Chelsea||27 February 1932|
|3||Newcastle United||5–0||Watford||27 February 1932|
|4||Huddersfield Town||0–1||Arsenal||27 February 1932|
The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 12 March 1932. Newcastle United and Arsenal won their matches to meet in the final at Wembley.
23 April 1932
|Newcastle United||2 – 1||Arsenal|
|Allen 38' 72'||(Report)||John 15'|
- Official site; fixtures and results service at TheFA.com
- 1931-32 FA Cup at rssf.com
- 1931-32 FA Cup at soccerbase.com