2000–01 FA Cup

2000–01 FA Cup
Country  England
Champions Liverpool (6th title)
Runners-up Arsenal
Top goal scorer(s) Sylvain Wiltord
Robert Earnshaw
(6 goals)

The 2000–01 FA Cup was the 120th season of the world's oldest knockout football competition, the Football Association Cup or FA Cup. The competition was won by Liverpool, who came from 1-0 behind against Arsenal to eventually win 2-1. The final was played outside England for the first time, at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, because Wembley Stadium was being knocked down to be replaced with a new stadium.

First round proper

For the qualifying rounds, see 2000–01 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds.
Tie no Home team Score Away team
1Blackpool31Telford United
2Chester City11Plymouth Argyle
replayPlymouth Argyle12Chester City
3Chesterfield01Bristol City
4Darlington61AFC Sudbury
5AFC Bournemouth20Swansea City
6Barnet21Hampton & Richmond Borough
7Barrow02Leyton Orient
8Bury11Northwich Victoria
replayNorthwitch Victoria10Bury
9Canvey Island44Port Vale
replayPort Vale12Canvey Island
10Yeovil Town51Colchester United
11Reading40Grays Athletic
12Walsall40Exeter City
13Macclesfield Town01Oxford United
14Lincoln City40Bracknell Town
15Luton Town10Rushden & Diamonds
16Swindon Town41Ilkeston Town
17Wrexham01Rotherham United
18Hednesford Town24Oldham Athletic
19Wycombe Wanderers30Harrow Borough
20Kidderminster Harriers00Burton Albion
replayBurton Albion24Kidderminster Harriers
22Northampton Town40Frickley Athletic
23Leigh RMI03Millwall
24Carlisle United51Woking
25Scunthorpe United31Hartlepool United
26Mansfield Town11Peterborough United
replayPeterborough United40Mansfield Town
27Cardiff City51Bristol Rovers
28Halifax Town02Gateshead
29Cheltenham Town41Shrewsbury Town
30Torquay United11Southend United
replaySouthend United21Torquay United
31Kettering Town00Hull City
replayHull City01Kettering Town
32Stoke City00Nuneaton Borough
replayNuneaton Borough10Stoke City
33Wigan Athletic31Dorchester Town
34Gravesend & Northfleet12Notts County
35Cambridge United21Rochdale
36Radcliffe Borough14York City
37Forest Green Rovers03Morecambe
38Dagenham & Redbridge31Hayes
39Aldershot Town26Brighton & Hove Albion
40Havant & Waterooville12Southport

Second round proper

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1Blackpool01Yeovil Town
2Chester City32Oxford United
3Darlington00Luton Town
replayLuton Town20Darlington
4AFC Bournemouth30Nuneaton Borough
5Bristol City31Kettering Town
7Northwich Victoria33Leyton Orient
replayLeyton Orient32Northwich Victoria
8Lincoln City01Dagenham & Redbridge
9Swindon Town50Gateshead
10Kidderminster Harriers02Carlisle United
11Millwall00Wycombe Wanderers
replayWycombe Wanderers21Milwall
12Southend United21Canvey Island
13Scunthorpe United21Brighton & Hove Albion
14Cardiff City31Cheltenham Town
16Morecambe21Cambridge United
17York City22Reading
replayReading13York City
18Rotherham United10Northampton Town
19Wigan Athletic11Notts County
replayNotts County21Wigan Athletic
20Peterborough United11Oldham Athletic
replayOldham Athletic01Peterborough United

Third round proper

The draw for the 3rd round of the FA Cup was taken on Sunday 10 December 2000.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1AFC Bournemouth23Gillingham
2Burnley22Scunthorpe United
replayScunthorpe United11Burnley
Scunthorpe United won 54 on penalties
3Liverpool30Rotherham United
4Preston North End01Stockport County
5Southampton10Sheffield United
7Walsall23West Ham United
8Leicester City30York City
9Nottingham Forest01Wolverhampton Wanderers
10Blackburn Rovers20Chester City
11Sheffield Wednesday21Norwich City
12Bolton Wanderers21Yeovil Town
13Sunderland00Crystal Palace
replayCrystal Palace24Sunderland
14Derby County32West Bromwich Albion
15Luton Town33Queen's Park Rangers
replayQueen's Park Rangers21Luton Town
16Swindon Town02Coventry City
17Newcastle United11Aston Villa
replayAston Villa10Newcastle United
18Wycombe Wanderers11Grimsby Town
replayGrimsby Town13Wycombe Wanderers
19Manchester City32Birmingham City
20Fulham12Manchester United
21Portsmouth12Tranmere Rovers
22Bradford City01Middlesbrough
23Carlisle United01Arsenal
24Chelsea50Peterborough United
25Wimbledon22Notts County
replayNotts County01Wimbledon
26Southend United01Kingstonian
27Huddersfield Town02Bristol City
28Cardiff City11Crewe Alexandra
replayCrewe Alexandra21Cardiff City
29Charlton Athletic11Dagenham & Redbridge
replayDagenham & Redbridge01Charlton Athletic
30Morecambe03Ipswich Town
31Leeds United10Barnsley
32Leyton Orient01Tottenham Hotspur

Fourth round proper

Matches played the weekend of 27 January, with replays during the week of 6 February.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1Bristol City1 1Kingstonian14,787
replayKingstonian0 1Bristol City3,341
2Southampton3 1Sheffield Wednesday15,251
3Gillingham2 4Chelsea10,419
4Blackburn Rovers0 0Derby County18,858
replayDerby County2 5Blackburn Rovers15,203
5Aston Villa1 2Leicester City26,383
6Bolton Wanderers5 1Scunthorpe United11,737
7Crewe Alexandra0 1Stockport County7,318
8Middlesbrough0 0Wimbledon20,625
replayWimbledon3 1Middlesbrough5,991
9Sunderland1 0Ipswich Town33,626
10Everton0 3Tranmere Rovers39,207
11Wycombe Wanderers2 1Wolverhampton Wanderers9,617
12Manchester City1 0Coventry City24,637
13Queen's Park Rangers0 6Arsenal19,003
14Manchester United0 1West Ham United67,029
15Charlton Athletic2 4Tottenham Hotspur18,101
16Leeds United0 2Liverpool37,108

Fifth round proper

Matches played weekend of 15 February, with replays on 20 February and 7 March.

The biggest surprises of the round saw Tranmere Rovers complete one of the greatest FA Cup comebacks ever when they beat Southampton 4–3 in a replay after they had been trailing 3–0 at half time. (with 36-year-old former Southampton striker Paul Rideout scoring a hat-trick for Tranmere), while Wycombe Wanderers reached the quarter-finals for the first time in their history with a penalty shoot-out win over Wimbledon that follow two 2–2 draws.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1Liverpool4 2Manchester City36,231
2Southampton0 0Tranmere Rovers15,232
replayTranmere Rovers4 3Southampton12,910
3Leicester City3 0Bristol City20,905
4Bolton Wanderers1 1Blackburn Rovers22,048
replayBlackburn Rovers3 0Bolton Wanderers20,318
5Sunderland0 1West Ham United36,005
6Tottenham Hotspur4 0Stockport County36,040
7Wycombe Wanderers2 2Wimbledon9,650
replayWimbledon2 2Wycombe Wanderers9,464
Wycombe Wanderers won on penalties
8Arsenal3 1Chelsea38,096

Sixth round proper

Matches were played on 10 & 11 March.

The most significant result of the round was Premier League side Leicester City's 2–1 home defeat to Division Two underdogs Wycombe Wanderers, who had only been in the Football League for eight seasons.

Blackburn Rovers and Tranmere Rovers, the last remaining Division One sides in the competition, were eliminated at this stage by Arsenal and Liverpool respectively.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1Leicester City1 2Wycombe Wanderers21,969[1]
2Tranmere Rovers2 4Liverpool16,342[2]
3West Ham United2 3Tottenham Hotspur26,048[3]
4Arsenal3 0Blackburn Rovers36,304[4]


Unlike earlier rounds, matches were played on neutral grounds on Saturday, 8 April 2001.

8 April 2001
Arsenal 2 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur
Vieira  33'
Pires  74'
Report Doherty  14'
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 63,541
Referee: Graham Poll (Hertfordshire)

8 April 2001
Wycombe Wanderers 1 – 2 Liverpool
Ryan  88' Report Heskey  78'
Fowler  83'
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 40,037
Referee: Paul Durkin (Dorset)


Main article: 2001 FA Cup Final

A 72nd-minute goal by Fredrik Ljungberg looked to have won the trophy for Arsenal and ended their three-year trophy drought, but two late goals from Michael Owen gave the trophy to a Liverpool side who had already won the League Cup and would then go on to win the UEFA Cup as well. This success made Liverpool only the second side to win the FA Cup and League Cup in the same season - the first being Arsenal in 1993. This was the beginning of a streak in which Arsenal reached the final four times out of five, winning three of those.

12 May 2001
15:00 BST
Liverpool 2 1 Arsenal
Owen  83', 88' (Report) Ljungberg  72'

Media coverage

In the United Kingdom, ITV were the free to air broadcasters for the fourth consecutive and final season before the BBC regained it while Sky Sports were the subscription broadcasters for the thirteenth consecutive season.


  1. "Leicester City 1-2 Wycombe Wanderers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  2. "Liverpool cling on to beat Tranmere". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  3. "Spurs into semis after Cup thriller". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  4. "Gunners blitz stuns Blackburn". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 February 2014.

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