1935–36 FA Cup

1935–36 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Arsenal
Runners-up Sheffield United

The 1935–36 FA Cup was the 61st season of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. Arsenal won the competition for the second time, beating Sheffield United 1–0 in the final at Wembley, through a late goal from Ted Drake.

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.


Round Date
Extra preliminary round Saturday 7 September 1935
Preliminary round Saturday 21 September 1935
First round qualifying Saturday 5 October 1935
Second round qualifying Saturday 19 October 1935
Third round qualifying Saturday 2 November 1935
Fourth round qualifying Saturday 16 November 1935
First round proper Saturday 30 November 1935
Second round proper Saturday 14 December 1935
Third round proper Saturday 11 January 1936
Fourth round proper Saturday 25 January 1936
Fifth round proper Saturday 15 February 1936
Sixth round proper Saturday 29 February 1936
Semi-finals Saturday 21 March 1936
Final Saturday 25 April 1936

First round proper

At this stage 43 clubs from the Football League Third Division North and South joined the 25 non-league clubs having come through the qualifying rounds. Stockport County, Millwall and Luton Town were given a bye to the third round. To make the number of matches up, non-league Bishop Auckland and Corinthian were given byes to this round. 34 matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 30 November 1935. Six were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Chester1–0Gateshead30 November 1935
2Chesterfield3–0Southport30 November 1935
3Darlington4–2Accrington Stanley30 November 1935
4Barrow4–1Wrexham30 November 1935
5Bristol City0–1Crystal Palace30 November 1935
6Grantham0–2Notts County30 November 1935
7Southall3–1Swindon Town30 November 1935
8Reading8–3Corinthian30 November 1935
9Walsall2–0Lincoln City30 November 1935
10Crewe Alexandra4–2Boston United30 November 1935
11Gainsborough Trinity3–1Blyth Spartans30 November 1935
12Scarborough2–0Darwen30 November 1935
13Tranmere Rovers3–0Carlisle United30 November 1935
14Kidderminster Harriers4–1Bishop Auckland30 November 1935
15Northampton Town0–0Bristol Rovers30 November 1935
ReplayBristol Rovers3–1Northampton Town4 December 1935
16Coventry City1–1Scunthorpe United30 November 1935
ReplayScunthorpe United4–2Coventry City9 December 1935
17Brighton & Hove Albion0–0Cheltenham Town30 November 1935
ReplayCheltenham Town0–6Brighton & Hove Albion4 December 1935
18Clapton Orient0–0Aldershot30 November 1935
ReplayAldershot0–1Clapton Orient4 December 1935
19Oldham Athletic6–1Ferryhill Athletic30 November 1935
20Nunhead2–4Watford30 November 1935
21Exeter City0–4Gillingham30 November 1935
22Mansfield Town2–3Hartlepools United30 November 1935
23Cardiff City0–3Dartford30 November 1935
24Halifax Town4–0Rochdale30 November 1935
25Stalybridge Celtic4–0Kells United30 November 1935
26Newport County0–1Southend United30 November 1935
27Margate3–1Queens Park Rangers30 November 1935
28Yeovil & Petter's United0–1Newport (IOW)30 November 1935
29Dulwich Hamlet2–3Torquay United30 November 1935
30New Brighton1–3Workington30 November 1935
31Walthamstow Avenue1–1Bournemouth30 November 1935
ReplayBournemouth8–1Walthamstow Avenue4 December 1935
32York City1–5Burton Town30 November 1935
33Romford3–3Folkestone30 November 1935
ReplayFolkestone2–1Romford4 December 1935
34Wigan Athletic1–2Rotherham United30 November 1935

Second round proper

The matches were played on Saturday, 14 December 1935. Six matches were drawn, with replays taking place in the following midweek fixture. One of these, Halifax Town against Hartlepools United, went to a second replay.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Chester3–3Reading14 December 1935
ReplayReading3–0Chester18 December 1935
2Chesterfield0–0Walsall14 December 1935
ReplayWalsall2–1Chesterfield19 December 1935
3Dartford4–0Gainsborough Trinity14 December 1935
4Bournemouth5–2Barrow14 December 1935
5Southall8–0Newport (IOW)14 December 1935
6Folkestone1–2Clapton Orient14 December 1935
7Notts County3–0Torquay United14 December 1935
8Crewe Alexandra2–1Gillingham14 December 1935
9Scarborough1–1Brighton & Hove Albion14 December 1935
ReplayBrighton & Hove Albion3–0Scarborough18 December 1935
10Tranmere Rovers6–2Scunthorpe United14 December 1935
11Oldham Athletic1–1Bristol Rovers14 December 1935
ReplayBristol Rovers4–1Oldham Athletic18 December 1935
12Southend United5–0Burton Town14 December 1935
13Halifax Town1–1Hartlepools United14 December 1935
ReplayHartlepools United0–0Halifax Town18 December 1935
ReplayHalifax Town1–4Hartlepools United23 December 1935
14Stalybridge Celtic0–1Darlington14 December 1935
15Margate3–1Crystal Palace14 December 1935
16Workington5–1Kidderminster Harriers14 December 1935
17Rotherham United1–1Watford14 December 1935
ReplayWatford1–0Rotherham United18 December 1935

Third round proper

The 44 First and Second Division clubs entered the competition at this stage, along with Stockport County, Millwall and Luton Town. The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 11 January 1936. Twelve matches were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Blackpool3–1Margate11 January 1936
2Darlington2–3Bury11 January 1936
3Burnley0–0Sheffield United11 January 1936
ReplaySheffield United2–1Burnley16 January 1936
4Liverpool1–0Swansea Town11 January 1936
5Southall1–4Watford11 January 1936
6Reading1–3Manchester United11 January 1936
7Walsall0–2Newcastle United11 January 1936
8Leicester City1–0Brentford11 January 1936
9Notts County0–0Tranmere Rovers11 January 1936
ReplayTranmere Rovers4–3Notts County15 January 1936
10Blackburn Rovers1–1Bolton Wanderers11 January 1936
ReplayBolton Wanderers0–1Blackburn Rovers15 January 1936
11Aston Villa0–1Huddersfield Town11 January 1936
12Wolverhampton Wanderers1–1Leeds United11 January 1936
ReplayLeeds United3–1Wolverhampton Wanderers15 January 1936
13Crewe Alexandra1–1Sheffield Wednesday11 January 1936
ReplaySheffield Wednesday3–1Crewe Alexandra15 January 1936
14Middlesbrough1–0Southampton11 January 1936
15West Bromwich Albion2–0Hull City11 January 1936
16Sunderland2–2Port Vale11 January 1936
ReplayPort Vale2–0Sunderland13 January 1936
17Derby County3–2Dartford11 January 1936
18Everton1–3Preston North End11 January 1936
19Doncaster Rovers1–2Nottingham Forest11 January 1936
20Stockport County2–3Plymouth Argyle11 January 1936
21Tottenham Hotspur4–4Southend United11 January 1936
ReplaySouthend United1–2Tottenham Hotspur15 January 1936
22Manchester City3–1Portsmouth11 January 1936
23Fulham2–1Brighton & Hove Albion11 January 1936
24Barnsley3–3Birmingham11 January 1936
ReplayBirmingham0–2Barnsley15 January 1936
25Bristol Rovers1–5Arsenal11 January 1936
26West Ham United2–2Luton Town11 January 1936
ReplayLuton Town4–0West Ham United15 January 1936
27Norwich City1–1Chelsea11 January 1936
ReplayChelsea3–1Norwich City15 January 1936
28Bradford City1–0Bournemouth11 January 1936
29Millwall0–0Stoke City11 January 1936
ReplayStoke City4–0Millwall15 January 1936
30Clapton Orient3–0Charlton Athletic11 January 1936
31Bradford Park Avenue3–2Workington11 January 1936
32Hartlepools United0–0Grimsby Town11 January 1936
ReplayGrimsby Town4–1Hartlepools United14 January 1936

Fourth round proper

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 25 January 1936, although four games were played at later dates. Four games 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
1Liverpool0–2Arsenal25 January 1936
2Preston North End0–0Sheffield United25 January 1936
ReplaySheffield United2–0Preston North End30 January 1936
3Leicester City6–3Watford25 January 1936
4Sheffield Wednesday1–1Newcastle United27 January 1936
ReplayNewcastle United3–1Sheffield Wednesday29 January 1936
5Middlesbrough3–0Clapton Orient25 January 1936
6Derby County2–0Nottingham Forest25 January 1936
7Tranmere Rovers2–4Barnsley25 January 1936
8Tottenham Hotspur1–0Huddersfield Town25 January 1936
9Manchester City2–1Luton Town25 January 1936
10Fulham5–2Blackpool25 January 1936
11Bradford City3–1Blackburn Rovers3 February 1936
12Chelsea4–1Plymouth Argyle25 January 1936
13Bradford Park Avenue1–1West Bromwich Albion29 January 1936
ReplayWest Bromwich Albion1–1Bradford Park Avenue3 February 1936
ReplayBradford Park Avenue2–0West Bromwich Albion10 February 1936
14Port Vale0–4Grimsby Town25 January 1936
15Leeds United3–2Bury29 January 1936
16Stoke City0–0Manchester United25 January 1936
ReplayManchester United0–2Stoke City29 January 1936

Fifth round proper

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 15 February 1936, except for the Chelsea–Fulham derby game, which was played four days later. There were three replays, played in the next midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Grimsby Town3–2Manchester City15 February 1936
2Middlesbrough2–1Leicester City15 February 1936
3Sheffield United3–1Leeds United15 February 1936
4Newcastle United3–3Arsenal15 February 1936
ReplayArsenal3–0Newcastle United19 February 1936
5Barnsley2–1Stoke City15 February 1936
6Bradford City0–1Derby County15 February 1936
7Chelsea0–0Fulham19 February 1936
ReplayFulham3–2Chelsea24 February 1936
8Bradford Park Avenue0–0Tottenham Hotspur15 February 1936
ReplayTottenham Hotspur2–1Bradford Park Avenue17 February 1936

Sixth round proper

The four quarter-final ties were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 29 February 1936. There were no replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Grimsby Town3–1Middlesbrough29 February 1936
2Sheffield United3–1Tottenham Hotspur29 February 1936
3Fulham3–0Derby County29 February 1936
4Arsenal4–1Barnsley29 February 1936


The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 21 March 1936. Sheffield United and Arsenal won their matches to meet in the final at Wembley


Main article: 1936 FA Cup Final

The 1936 FA Cup Final was contested by Arsenal and Sheffield United at Wembley. Arsenal won by a single goal, scored by Ted Drake.

Match details

25 April 1936
15:00 BST
Arsenal 1 – 0 Sheffield United
Drake  74' Report
Wembley, London
Attendance: 93,384
Referee: Harry Nattrass
Sheffield United

See also


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