1984–85 FA Cup

1984–85 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Manchester United
Runners-up Everton

The FA Cup 1984–85 was the 104th staging of the world's oldest football knockout competition, The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup. The competition was won by Manchester United, who defeated Everton 1–0 at Wembley, thus denying Everton the double on top of the European Cup Winners' Cup that Everton had already won. The final was also notable for seeing the first sending off, with Kevin Moran obtaining the unwanted distinction.

For information on the matches played from the Preliminary Round to the Fourth Qualifying Round, see 1984–85 FA Cup Qualifying rounds.

First round proper

For the qualifying rounds, see 1984–85 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds.

The first round of games were played over the weekend 17–19 November 1984. Replays were played on 19th-20th, except that for Swindon Town and Dagenham, which was played on 26th.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Blackpool0–1Altrincham17 November 1984
2Darlington3–2Chester City17 November 1984
3Burnley9–0Penrith17 November 1984
4Preston North End4–3Bury17 November 1984
5Rochdale1–2Doncaster Rovers17 November 1984
6Weymouth0–3Millwall17 November 1984
7Gillingham2–1Windsor & Eton17 November 1984
8Northwich Victoria3–1Crewe Alexandra17 November 1984
9Macclesfield Town1–2Port Vale17 November 1984
10Lincoln City1–1Telford United17 November 1984
ReplayTelford United2–1Lincoln City20 November 1984
11Wrexham0–2Wigan Athletic17 November 1984
12Stockport County1–2Walsall17 November 1984
13Bangor City1–1Tranmere Rovers17 November 1984
ReplayTranmere Rovers7–0Bangor City20 November 1984
14Brentford4–0Bishop's Stortford17 November 1984
15Bristol Rovers2–1King's Lynn17 November 1984
16Northampton Town2–2VS Rugby17 November 1984
ReplayVS Rugby0–1Northampton Town21 November 1984
17Plymouth Argyle3–0Barnet17 November 1984
18Bradford City7–2Tow Law Town17 November 1984
19Hull City2–1Bolton Wanderers17 November 1984
20Southend United2–2Colchester United17 November 1984
ReplayColchester United3–2Southend United21 November 1984
21Exeter City2–2Enfield17 November 1984
ReplayEnfield3–0Exeter City20 November 1984
22Mansfield Town2–1Rotherham United17 November 1984
23Halifax Town2–0Goole Town17 November 1984
24Newport County1–1Aldershot17 November 1984
ReplayAldershot4–0Newport County20 November 1984
25Torquay United2–0Yeovil Town17 November 1984
26York City2–0Newcastle Blue Star17 November 1984
27Metropolitan Police0–3Dartford17 November 1984
28Hereford United3–0Farnborough Town17 November 1984
29Kettering Town0–0Bournemouth17 November 1984
ReplayBournemouth3–2Kettering Town20 November 1984
30Barry Town1–2Reading17 November 1984
31Nuneaton Borough1–1Scunthorpe United17 November 1984
ReplayScunthorpe United2–1Nuneaton Borough20 November 1984
32Whitby Town1–3Chesterfield17 November 1984
33Buckingham Town0–2Orient17 November 1984
34Burton Albion2–0Staines Town17 November 1984
35Dagenham0–0Swindon Town19 November 1984
ReplaySwindon Town1–2Dagenham26 November 1984
36Cambridge United0–2Peterborough United17 November 1984
37Swansea City1–1Bognor Regis Town17 November 1984
ReplayBognor Regis Town3–1Swansea City21 November 1984
38Frickley Athletic2–1Stalybridge Celtic17 November 1984
39Hartlepool United2–1Derby County17 November 1984
40Fisher Athletic0–1Bristol City17 November 1984

Second round proper

The second round of games were played over 7–8 December 1984, with replays being played on 11th, 12th and 17th.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Darlington1–0Frickley Athletic8 December 1984
2Dartford1–1Bournemouth8 December 1984
ReplayBournemouth4–1Dartford11 December 1984
3Bristol City1–3Bristol Rovers8 December 1984
4Burnley3–1Halifax Town8 December 1984
5Preston North End1–4Telford United8 December 1984
6Reading6–2Bognor Regis Town8 December 1984
7Walsall1–0Chesterfield8 December 1984
8Tranmere Rovers0–3Hull City8 December 1984
9Brentford2–2Northampton Town8 December 1984
ReplayNorthampton Town0–2Brentford17 December 1984
10Plymouth Argyle0–0Hereford United8 December 1984
ReplayHereford United2–0Plymouth Argyle12 December 1984
11Bradford City2–1Mansfield Town8 December 1984
12Millwall1–0Enfield8 December 1984
13Altrincham1–3Doncaster Rovers8 December 1984
14Port Vale4–1Scunthorpe United7 December 1984
15Aldershot0–2Burton Albion8 December 1984
16Wigan Athletic2–1Northwich Victoria8 December 1984
17Colchester United0–5Gillingham8 December 1984
18Dagenham1–0Peterborough United8 December 1984
19Orient3–0Torquay United8 December 1984
20Hartlepool United0–2York City8 December 1984

Third round proper

Most of the third round of games in the FA Cup were played over the weekend 4–6 January 1985, with the exception of the Gillingham-Cardiff City match. Replays took place at various times over the period 8–28 January, however. The FA ordered the Leicester and Burton Albion game to be replayed behind closed doors after the Burton Albion goalkeeper had been struck by a bottle in the first game which had ended in a 6–1 win for Leicester.[1]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Liverpool3–0Aston Villa5 January 1985
2Southampton4–0Sunderland5 January 1985
3Watford5–0Sheffield United5 January 1985
4Gillingham2–1Cardiff City21 January 1985
5Notts County2–2Grimsby Town5 January 1985
ReplayGrimsby Town4–2Notts County8 January 1985
6Nottingham Forest1–1Newcastle United6 January 1985
ReplayNewcastle United1–3Nottingham Forest9 January 1985
7Wolverhampton Wanderers1–1Huddersfield Town5 January 1985
ReplayHuddersfield Town3–1Wolverhampton Wanderers23 January 1985
8Middlesbrough0–0Darlington5 January 1985
ReplayDarlington2–1Middlesbrough8 January 1985
9Luton Town1–1Stoke City5 January 1985
ReplayStoke City2–3Luton Town9 January 1985
10Shrewsbury Town0–2Oxford United5 January 1985
11Doncaster Rovers1–0Queens Park Rangers5 January 1985
12Tottenham Hotspur1–1Charlton Athletic5 January 1985
ReplayCharlton Athletic1–2Tottenham Hotspur23 January 1985
13Fulham2–3Sheffield Wednesday5 January 1985
14Barnsley4–3Reading5 January 1985
15Bristol Rovers1–2Ipswich Town5 January 1985
16Coventry City2–1Manchester City5 January 1985
17Portsmouth0–0Blackburn Rovers5 January 1985
ReplayBlackburn Rovers2–1Portsmouth26 January 1985
18West Ham United4–1Port Vale5 January 1985
19Brighton & Hove Albion1–0Hull City5 January 1985
20Manchester United3–0Bournemouth5 January 1985
21Millwall1–1Crystal Palace5 January 1985
ReplayCrystal Palace1–2Millwall23 January 1985
22Carlisle United1–0Dagenham5 January 1985
23Oldham Athletic2–1Brentford5 January 1985
24Chelsea2–2Wigan Athletic5 January 1985
ReplayWigan Athletic0–5Chelsea26 January 1985
25Wimbledon3–1Burnley5 January 1985
26Leeds United0–2Everton4 January 1985
27York City3–0Walsall5 January 1985
28Hereford United1–1Arsenal5 January 1985
ReplayArsenal7–2Hereford United22 January 1985
29Birmingham City0–0Norwich City5 January 1985
ReplayNorwich City1–1Birmingham City23 January 1985
ReplayBirmingham City1–1Norwich City26 January 1985
ReplayNorwich City1–0Birmingham City28 January 1985
30Burton Albion1–6Leicester City5 January 1985
ReplayBurton Albion0–1Leicester City16 January 1985
31Orient2–1West Bromwich Albion5 January 1985
32Telford United2–1Bradford City5 January 1985

Fourth round proper

The fourth round of games were mainly played over the weekend 26–27 January 1985. Some games were instead played or replayed on 29–30 January or 4 February.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Darlington1–1Telford United29 January 1985
ReplayTelford United3–0Darlington4 February 1985
2Liverpool1–0Tottenham Hotspur27 January 1985
3Leicester City1–0Carlisle United26 January 1985
4Nottingham Forest0–0Wimbledon26 January 1985
ReplayWimbledon1–0Nottingham Forest30 January 1985
5Sheffield Wednesday5–1Oldham Athletic26 January 1985
6Grimsby Town1–3Watford26 January 1985
7Luton Town2–0Huddersfield Town26 January 1985
8Everton2–0Doncaster Rovers26 January 1985
9Ipswich Town3–2Gillingham26 January 1985
10Barnsley2–1Brighton & Hove Albion26 January 1985
11West Ham United2–1Norwich City4 February 1985
12Manchester United2–1Coventry City26 January 1985
13Chelsea2–3Millwall4 February 1985
14York City1–0Arsenal26 January 1985
15Oxford United0–1Blackburn Rovers30 January 1985
16Orient0–2Southampton26 January 1985

Fifth round proper

The fifth set of games were intended to be played on 15–16 February 1985, but most of these matches were not played until the 4 March, with replays taking place on 6th.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Southampton1–2Barnsley4 March 1985
2Blackburn Rovers0–2Manchester United15 February 1985
3Luton Town0–0Watford4 March 1985
ReplayWatford2–2Luton Town6 March 1985
ReplayLuton Town1–0Watford9 March 1985
4Everton3–0Telford United16 February 1985
5Ipswich Town3–2Sheffield Wednesday4 March 1985
6Millwall2–0Leicester City19 February 1985
7Wimbledon1–1West Ham United4 March 1985
ReplayWest Ham United5–1Wimbledon6 March 1985
8York City1–1Liverpool16 February 1985
ReplayLiverpool7–0York City20 February 1985

Sixth round proper

The sixth round of FA Cup games were played either at the weekend on 9–10 March or midweek on 13 March 1985. A replay was also played on this later date.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Luton Town1–0Millwall13 March 1985
2Everton2–2Ipswich Town9 March 1985
ReplayIpswich Town0–1Everton13 March 1985
3Barnsley0–4Liverpool10 March 1985
4Manchester United4–2West Ham United9 March 1985

Semi finals

13 April 1985
Manchester United 2 – 2
Robson  69'
Stapleton  98'
Report Whelan  87'
Walsh  119'
Goodison Park, Liverpool
Attendance: 51,690

17 April 1985
Liverpool 1 – 2 Manchester United
McGrath  39' (o.g.) Report Robson  46'
Hughes  58'
Maine Road, Manchester
Attendance: 45,775

13 April 1985
Everton 2 – 1
Luton Town
Sheedy  85'
Mountfield  115'
Report Hill  38'
Villa Park, Birmingham


Main article: 1985 FA Cup Final

18 May 1985
15:00 BST
Manchester United 1 – 0
Moran Red card 78'
Whiteside  110'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Peter Willis (County Durham)


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