1983–84 FA Cup

1983–84 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Everton
Runners-up Watford

The 1983–84 FA Cup was the 103rd season of the world's oldest football knockout competition, The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup. The competition was won by Everton, who defeated finalists Watford 2–0 at Wembley.

First round proper

For the qualifying rounds, see 1983–84 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds.

The first round matches were played over the weekend of 19–20 November 1983. Replays were played on 21–23 November, or 28 November.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Chester City1–2Chesterfield19 November 1983
2Darlington5–0Mossley F.C.19 November 1983
3Bournemouth4–0Walsall19 November 1983
4Barking2–1Farnborough Town19 November 1983
5Barnet0–0Bristol Rovers19 November 1983
ReplayBristol Rovers3–1Barnet22 November 1983
6Burnley2–0Hyde United19 November 1983
7Poole Town0–0Newport County20 November 1983
ReplayNewport County3–1Poole Town22 November 1983
8Rochdale1–0Crewe Alexandra19 November 1983
9Yeovil Town0–1Harrow Borough19 November 1983
10Reading2–0Hereford United19 November 1983
11Northwich Victoria1–1Bangor City19 November 1983
ReplayBangor City1–0Northwich Victoria22 November 1983
12Macclesfield Town0–0York City19 November 1983
ReplayYork City2–0Macclesfield Town22 November 1983
13Gainsborough Trinity0–2Blackpool19 November 1983
14Wrexham1–5Sheffield United19 November 1983
15Tranmere Rovers2–2Bolton Wanderers19 November 1983
ReplayBolton Wanderers4–1Tranmere Rovers22 November 1983
16Northampton Town1–1Waterlooville19 November 1983
ReplayWaterlooville1–1Northampton Town23 November 1983
ReplayNorthampton Town2–0Waterlooville28 November 1983
17Bradford City0–0Wigan Athletic19 November 1983
ReplayWigan Athletic4–2Bradford City28 November 1983
18Millwall2–1Dartford19 November 1983
19Wimbledon2–1Orient19 November 1983
20Penrith0–2Hull City19 November 1983
21Southend United0–0Plymouth Argyle19 November 1983
ReplayPlymouth Argyle2–0Southend United22 November 1983
22Exeter City1–1Maidstone United19 November 1983
ReplayMaidstone United2–1Exeter City23 November 1983
23Scunthorpe United1–0Preston North End19 November 1983
24Mansfield Town3–0Doncaster Rovers19 November 1983
25Port Vale1–2Lincoln City19 November 1983
26Halifax Town2–3Whitby Town19 November 1983
27Wealdstone1–1Enfield19 November 1983
ReplayEnfield2–2Wealdstone22 November 1983
ReplayWealdstone2–0Enfield28 November 1983
28Torquay United1–2Colchester United19 November 1983
29Kettering Town0–7Swindon Town19 November 1983
30Rotherham United0–0Hartlepool United19 November 1983
ReplayHartlepool United0–1Rotherham United23 November 1983
31Aldershot1–1Worcester City19 November 1983
ReplayWorcester City2–1Aldershot21 November 1983
32Boston United0–3Bury19 November 1983
33Chelmsford City0–0Wycombe Wanderers19 November 1983
ReplayWycombe Wanderers1–2Chelmsford City22 November 1983
34Burton Albion1–2Windsor & Eton19 November 1983
35Dagenham2–2Brentford19 November 1983
ReplayBrentford2–1Dagenham22 November 1983
36Oxford United2–0Peterborough United19 November 1983
37Corinthian Casuals0–0Bristol City19 November 1983
ReplayBristol City4–0Corinthian Casuals23 November 1983
38Telford United3–0Stockport County19 November 1983
39AP Leamington0–1Gillingham19 November 1983
40Frickley Athletic0–1Altrincham19 November 1983

Second Round Proper

The second round matches were played mainly on 10 December 1983, with a couple of ties and replays being played on 13–14 December, or 19 December.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Chesterfield2–2Burnley10 December 1983
ReplayBurnley3–2Chesterfield19 December 1983
2Darlington0–0Altrincham10 December 1983
ReplayAltrincham0–2Darlington14 December 1983
3Reading1–1Oxford United10 December 1983
ReplayOxford United3–0Reading14 December 1983
4Gillingham6–1Chelmsford City10 December 1983
5Bolton Wanderers2–0Mansfield Town10 December 1983
6Lincoln City0–0Sheffield United10 December 1983
ReplaySheffield United1–0Lincoln City19 December 1983
7Windsor & Eton0–0Bournemouth13 December 1983
ReplayBournemouth2–0Windsor & Eton19 December 1983
8Bangor City1–1Blackpool10 December 1983
ReplayBlackpool2–1Bangor City13 December 1983
9Brentford3–2Wimbledon10 December 1983
10Bristol Rovers1–2Bristol City10 December 1983
11Maidstone United3–2Worcester City10 December 1983
12Northampton Town1–1Telford United10 December 1983
ReplayTelford United3–2Northampton Town14 December 1983
13Plymouth Argyle2–1Barking10 December 1983
14Millwall2–3Swindon Town10 December 1983
15Scunthorpe United2–0Bury10 December 1983
16York City0–2Rochdale13 December 1983
17Rotherham United2–1Hull City10 December 1983
18Wigan Athletic1–0Whitby Town10 December 1983
19Colchester United4–0Wealdstone10 December 1983
20Harrow Borough1–3Newport County10 December 1983

Third round proper

The third round matches were played over the weekend 6–8 January 1984. Replays took place on 10–11 January, with second replays on 16 January.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Blackpool2–1Manchester City7 January 1984
2Darlington4–1Maidstone United7 January 1984
3Bournemouth2–0Manchester United7 January 1984
4Burnley0–0Oxford United7 January 1984
ReplayOxford United2–1Burnley11 January 1984
5Liverpool4–0Newcastle United6 January 1984
6Rochdale1–4Telford United7 January 1984
7Gillingham5–3Brentford7 January 1984
8Notts County2–2Bristol City8 January 1984
ReplayBristol City0–2Notts County10 January 1984
9Nottingham Forest1–2Southampton7 January 1984
10Blackburn Rovers1–0Chelsea7 January 1984
11Aston Villa1–1Norwich City7 January 1984
ReplayNorwich City3–0Aston Villa11 January 1984
12Sheffield Wednesday1–0Barnsley7 January 1984
13Bolton Wanderers0–3Sunderland7 January 1984
14Middlesbrough3–2Arsenal7 January 1984
15Luton Town2–2Watford7 January 1984
ReplayWatford4–3Luton Town10 January 1984
16Shrewsbury Town3–0Oldham Athletic7 January 1984
17Sheffield United1–1Birmingham City7 January 1984
ReplayBirmingham City2–0Sheffield United10 January 1984
18Fulham0–0Tottenham Hotspur7 January 1984
ReplayTottenham Hotspur2–0Fulham11 January 1984
19Coventry City1–1Wolverhampton Wanderers7 January 1984
ReplayWolverhampton Wanderers1–1Coventry City10 January 1984
ReplayCoventry City3–0Wolverhampton Wanderers16 January 1984
20Portsmouth2–1Grimsby Town7 January 1984
21West Ham United1–0Wigan Athletic7 January 1984
22Brighton & Hove Albion2–0Swansea City7 January 1984
23Plymouth Argyle2–2Newport County7 January 1984
ReplayNewport County0–1Plymouth Argyle10 January 1984
24Carlisle United1–1Swindon Town7 January 1984
ReplaySwindon Town3–1Carlisle United10 January 1984
25Crystal Palace1–0Leicester City7 January 1984
26Huddersfield Town2–1Queens Park Rangers7 January 1984
27Cardiff City0–3Ipswich Town7 January 1984
28Leeds United1–1Scunthorpe United7 January 1984
ReplayScunthorpe United1–1Leeds United10 January 1984
ReplayScunthorpe United4–2Leeds United16 January 1984
29Stoke City0–2Everton7 January 1984
30Rotherham United0–0West Bromwich Albion7 January 1984
ReplayWest Bromwich Albion3–0Rotherham United11 January 1984
31Colchester United0–1Charlton Athletic7 January 1984
32Cambridge United0–3Derby County7 January 1984

Fourth round proper

The fourth round matches were mainly played over the weekend of 28–29 January 1984. Some games were instead played or replayed on 30 January–1 February.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Sheffield Wednesday3–2Coventry City30 January 1984
2Middlesbrough2–0Bournemouth31 January 1984
3West Bromwich Albion1–0Scunthorpe United1 February 1984
4Sunderland1–2Birmingham City28 January 1984
5Derby County3–2Telford United1 February 1984
6Everton0–0Gillingham28 January 1984
ReplayGillingham0–0Everton31 January 1984
ReplayGillingham0–3Everton6 February 1984
7Swindon Town1–2Blackburn Rovers28 January 1984
8Shrewsbury Town2–0Ipswich Town28 January 1984
9Tottenham Hotspur0–0Norwich City28 January 1984
ReplayNorwich City2–1Tottenham Hotspur1 February 1984
10Portsmouth0–1Southampton28 January 1984
11Brighton & Hove Albion2–0Liverpool29 January 1984
12Plymouth Argyle2–1Darlington28 January 1984
13Crystal Palace1–1West Ham United28 January 1984
ReplayWest Ham United2–0Crystal Palace31 January 1984
14Huddersfield Town1–2Notts County1 February 1984
15Charlton Athletic0–2Watford28 January 1984
16Oxford United2–1Blackpool28 January 1984

Fifth round proper

The fifth round matches were all played on 17–18 February 1984, with no replays required.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Watford3–1Brighton & Hove Albion18 February 1984
2Notts County1–0Middlesbrough18 February 1984
3Blackburn Rovers0–1Southampton17 February 1984
4West Bromwich Albion0–1Plymouth Argyle18 February 1984
5Derby County2–1Norwich City18 February 1984
6Everton3–0Shrewsbury Town18 February 1984
7Birmingham City3–0West Ham United18 February 1984
8Oxford United0–3Sheffield Wednesday18 February 1984

Sixth round proper

The sixth round matches were played on the weekend of 10–11 March 1984 with replays on 14 and 20 March.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Notts County1–2Everton10 March 1984
2Sheffield Wednesday0–0Southampton11 March 1984
ReplaySouthampton5–1Sheffield Wednesday20 March 1984
3Plymouth Argyle0–0Derby County10 March 1984
ReplayDerby County0–1Plymouth Argyle14 March 1984
4Birmingham City1–3Watford10 March 1984


14 April 1984
Everton 1–0
Heath  117'


Main article: 1984 FA Cup Final

19 May 1984
15:00 BST
Everton 2 – 0 Watford
Sharp  38'
Gray  51'
Wembley, London
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: John Hunting


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