FA Cup Third-fourth place matches

The FA Cup Third-fourth place matches were played to determine the order of third and fourth place in the FA Cup. They were introduced in 1970 replacing the traditional pre-final match between England and Young England. They were generally unpopular and were only played for five seasons. The 1972 and 1973 matches were played at the start of the following season and the 1974 match five days after the final. The 1972 match was the first FA Cup match to be decided on penalties.

List of FA Cup third-fourth place matches

Season Date Winner Loser Score Venue Attendance
1969–70 FA Cup10 April 1970Manchester UnitedWatford2–0Highbury15,105[1]
1970–71 FA Cup7 May 1971Stoke CityEverton3–2Selhurst Park5,031
1971–72 FA Cup5 August 1972Birmingham CityStoke City0–0 (4–3 pens)St Andrew's25,841[2]
1972–73 FA Cup18 August 1973Wolverhampton WanderersArsenal3–1Highbury21,038
1973–74 FA Cup9 May 1974BurnleyLeicester City1–0 Filbert Street6,458

See also

References and notes

  1. Jones, Trefor (1998). Watford Season by Season. p. 148. ISBN 0-9527458-1-X.
  2. Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 207. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.

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