1964–65 FA Cup

1964–65 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Liverpool
Runners-up Leeds United

The 1964–65 FA Cup was the 84th staging of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. Liverpool won the competition for only the first time (despite having reached two finals previously), beating Leeds United 2–1 after extra time 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.


Round Date
First Qualifying Round Saturday 5 September 1964
Second Qualifying Round Saturday 19 September 1964
Third Qualifying Round Saturday 3 October 1964
Fourth Qualifying Round Saturday 17 October 1964
First Round Proper Saturday 14 November 1964
Second Round Saturday 5 December 1964
Third Round Saturday 9 January 1965
Fourth Round Saturday 30 January 1965
Fifth Round Saturday 20 February 1965
Sixth Round Saturday 6 March 1965
Semi Finals Saturday 27 March 1965
Final Saturday 1 May 1965


First Round Proper

For the qualifying rounds, see 1964–65 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds.

At this stage clubs from the Football League Third and Fourth Divisions joined those non-league clubs having come through the qualifying rounds. Matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 14 November 1964. Eight were drawn and went to replays three or four days later. Two of these replayed matches required a second replay to complete the fixture, with those games played the following week.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Chester5–0Crewe Alexandra14 November 1964
2Chesterfield2–0South Shields14 November 1964
3Dartford1–1Aldershot14 November 1964
ReplayAldershot1–0Dartford18 November 1964
4Bournemouth7–0Gravesend & Northfleet14 November 1964
5Barnet2–1Cambridge United14 November 1964
6Barrow1–1Grimsby Town14 November 1964
ReplayGrimsby Town2–2Barrow17 November 1964
ReplayBarrow0–2Grimsby Town23 November 1964
7Bristol City1–0Brighton & Hove Albion14 November 1964
8Welton Rovers1–1Weymouth14 November 1964
ReplayWeymouth4–3Welton Rovers18 November 1964
9Reading3–1Watford14 November 1964
10Walsall0–2Bristol Rovers14 November 1964
11Wisbech Town0–2Brentford14 November 1964
12Notts County2–0Chelmsford City14 November 1964
13Macclesfield Town1–2Wrexham14 November 1964
14Luton Town1–0Southend United14 November 1964
15Scarborough1–0Bradford City14 November 1964
16Tranmere Rovers0–0Lincoln City14 November 1964
ReplayLincoln City1–0Tranmere Rovers18 November 1964
17Stockport County2–1Wigan Athletic14 November 1964
18Kidderminster Harriers1–4Hull City14 November 1964
19Queens Park Rangers2–0Bath City14 November 1964
20Crook Town1–0Carlisle United14 November 1964
21King's Lynn0–1Shrewsbury Town14 November 1964
22Millwall2–0Kettering Town14 November 1964
23Oldham Athletic4–0Hereford United14 November 1964
24Bradford Park Avenue2–3Doncaster Rovers14 November 1964
25Exeter City1–0Hayes14 November 1964
26Scunthorpe United1–2Darlington14 November 1964
27Port Vale2–1Hendon14 November 1964
28Halifax Town2–2South Liverpool14 November 1964
ReplaySouth Liverpool4–2Halifax Town18 November 1964
29Newport County5–3Spalding United14 November 1964
30Southport6–1Annfield Plain14 November 1964
31Workington2–0Rochdale14 November 1964
32York City5–1Bangor City14 November 1964
33Netherfield (Kendal)1–3Barnsley14 November 1964
34Guildford City2–2Gillingham14 November 1964
ReplayGillingham1–0Guildford City18 November 1964
35Romford0–0Enfield14 November 1964
ReplayEnfield0–0Romford17 November 1964
ReplayRomford2–4Enfield23 November 1964
36Peterborough United5–1Salisbury14 November 1964
37Colchester United3–3Bideford14 November 1964
ReplayBideford1–2Colchester United18 November 1964
38Canterbury City0–6Torquay United14 November 1964
39Corby Town1–3Hartlepools United14 November 1964
40Oxford United0–1Mansfield Town14 November 1964

Second Round

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 5 December 1964. Five matches were drawn, with replays taking place later the same week. The Stockport County–Grimsby Town game was played midweek on the 7 December, however.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Enfield4–4Barnet5 December 1964
ReplayBarnet3–0Enfield8 December 1964
2Chesterfield2–1York City5 December 1964
3Bournemouth0–3Bristol City5 December 1964
4Luton Town1–0Gillingham5 December 1964
5Doncaster Rovers0–0Scarborough5 December 1964
ReplayScarborough1–2Doncaster Rovers9 December 1964
6Wrexham2–3Southport5 December 1964
7Stockport County1–0Grimsby Town7 December 1964
8Queens Park Rangers3–3Peterborough United5 December 1964
ReplayPeterborough United2–1Queens Park Rangers9 December 1964
9Barnsley2–5Chester5 December 1964
10Brentford4–0Notts County5 December 1964
11Crook Town0–1Oldham Athletic5 December 1964
12Bristol Rovers4–1Weymouth5 December 1964
13South Liverpool0–2Workington5 December 1964
14Millwall4–0Port Vale5 December 1964
15Hull City1–1Lincoln City5 December 1964
ReplayLincoln City3–1Hull City9 December 1964
16Exeter City1–2Shrewsbury Town5 December 1964
17Hartlepools United0–0Darlington5 December 1964
ReplayDarlington4–1Hartlepools United9 December 1964
18Newport County3–0Mansfield Town5 December 1964
19Torquay United2–0Colchester United5 December 1964
20Aldershot1–3Reading5 December 1964

Third Round

The 44 First and Second Division clubs entered the competition at this stage. The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 9 January 1965. Ten matches were drawn and went to replays, though none of these then resulted in a second replay.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Chesterfield0–3Peterborough United9 January 1965
2Darlington0–2Arsenal9 January 1965
3Barnet2–3Preston North End9 January 1965
4Bristol City1–1Sheffield United9 January 1965
ReplaySheffield United3–0Bristol City11 January 1965
5Burnley1–1Brentford9 January 1965
ReplayBrentford0–2Burnley12 January 1965
6Southampton3–1Leyton Orient9 January 1965
7Reading2–2Newport County9 January 1965
ReplayNewport County0–1Reading11 January 1965
8Leicester City2–2Blackburn Rovers9 January 1965
ReplayBlackburn Rovers1–2Leicester City14 January 1965
9Nottingham Forest1–0Norwich City9 January 1965
10Aston Villa3–0Coventry City9 January 1965
11Bolton Wanderers4–1Workington9 January 1965
12Middlesbrough6–2Oldham Athletic9 January 1965
13West Bromwich Albion1–2Liverpool9 January 1965
14Luton Town0–3Sunderland9 January 1965
15Everton2–2Sheffield Wednesday9 January 1965
ReplaySheffield Wednesday0–3Everton13 January 1965
16Swindon Town1–2Ipswich Town9 January 1965
17Doncaster Rovers0–1Huddersfield Town9 January 1965
18Manchester City1–1Shrewsbury Town9 January 1965
ReplayShrewsbury Town3–1Manchester City13 January 1965
19Fulham3–3Millwall9 January 1965
ReplayMillwall2–0Fulham11 January 1965
20Bristol Rovers0–0Stockport County9 January 1965
ReplayStockport County3–2Bristol Rovers11 January 1965
21Portsmouth0–0Wolverhampton Wanderers9 January 1965
ReplayWolverhampton Wanderers3–2Portsmouth12 January 1965
22West Ham United4–2Birmingham City9 January 1965
23Manchester United2–1Chester9 January 1965
24Plymouth Argyle4–2Derby County9 January 1965
25Crystal Palace5–1Bury9 January 1965
26Chelsea4–1Northampton Town9 January 1965
27Cardiff City1–2Charlton Athletic9 January 1965
28Swansea Town1–0Newcastle United9 January 1965
29Leeds United3–0Southport9 January 1965
30Torquay United3–3Tottenham Hotspur9 January 1965
ReplayTottenham Hotspur5–1Torquay United18 January 1965
31Stoke City4–1Blackpool11 January 1965
32Rotherham United5–1Lincoln City9 January 1965

Fourth Round

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 30 January 1965. Six matches were drawn and went to replays. The replays were all played two, three or four days later.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Liverpool1–1Stockport County30 January 1965
ReplayStockport County0–2Liverpool3 February 1965
2Preston North End1–2Bolton Wanderers30 January 1965
3Southampton1–2Crystal Palace30 January 1965
4Reading1–1Burnley30 January 1965
ReplayBurnley1–0Reading2 February 1965
5Leicester City5–0Plymouth Argyle30 January 1965
6Wolverhampton Wanderers2–2Rotherham United30 January 1965
ReplayRotherham United0–3Wolverhampton Wanderers2 February 1965
7Sunderland1–3Nottingham Forest30 January 1965
8Sheffield United0–2Aston Villa30 January 1965
9Tottenham Hotspur5–0Ipswich Town30 January 1965
10West Ham United0–1Chelsea30 January 1965
11Millwall1–2Shrewsbury Town30 January 1965
12Swansea Town1–0Huddersfield Town30 January 1965
13Charlton Athletic1–1Middlesbrough30 January 1965
ReplayMiddlesbrough2–1Charlton Athletic1 February 1965
14Leeds United1–1Everton30 January 1965
ReplayEverton1–2Leeds United2 February 1965
15Stoke City0–0Manchester United30 January 1965
ReplayManchester United1–0Stoke City3 February 1965
16Peterborough United2–1Arsenal30 January 1965

Fifth Round

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 20 February 1965. Two games required replays during the midweek fixture, and the Aston Villa&Wolverhampton Wanderers match went to a third game the following week, with Wolves the victors.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Aston Villa1–1Wolverhampton Wanderers20 February 1965
ReplayWolverhampton Wanderers0–0Aston Villa24 February 1965
ReplayAston Villa1–3Wolverhampton Wanderers1 March 1965
2Bolton Wanderers0–1Liverpool20 February 1965
3Middlesbrough0–3Leicester City20 February 1965
4Manchester United2–1Burnley20 February 1965
5Crystal Palace3–1Nottingham Forest20 February 1965
6Chelsea1–0Tottenham Hotspur20 February 1965
7Leeds United2–0Shrewsbury Town20 February 1965
8Peterborough United0–0Swansea Town20 February 1965
ReplaySwansea Town0–2Peterborough United23 February 1965

Sixth Round

The four quarter-final ties were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 6 March 1965. Two of these matches, however, were not played until Wednesday, 10 March. In addition, the Leicester City–Liverpool match went to a replay on this date.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Leicester City0–0Liverpool6 March 1965
ReplayLiverpool1–0Leicester City10 March 1965
2Wolverhampton Wanderers3–5Manchester United10 March 1965
3Crystal Palace0–3Leeds United10 March 1965
4Chelsea5–1Peterborough United6 March 1965


The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 27 March 1965. Leeds United and Liverpool came through the semi final round to meet at Wembley.

27 March 1965
Liverpool 2–0 Chelsea
Thompson  63'
Stevenson  pen.'
Villa Park, Birmingham
Referee: David Smith, Stonehouse[1]

27 March 1965
Leeds United 0–0 Manchester United
Hillsborough, Sheffield
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: R. H. Windle, Chesterfield


Main article: 1965 FA Cup Final

The 1965 FA Cup Final was contested by Liverpool and Leeds United at Wembley on Saturday 1 May 1965. The match finished 2–1 to Liverpool, with all three goals coming in extra time.

15:00 BST
Liverpool 2 – 1
Leeds United
Hunt  93'
St. John  112'
Bremner  102'
Wembley, London
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: W. Clements (Birmingham)
Leeds United


  1. Northey, Crispin (1 December 2010). "Former referee DW Smith dies aged 84". Stroud News & Journal. Retrieved 6 December 2011. Stonehouse, Gloucestershire.
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