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
|1969–70 FA Cup||10 April 1970||Manchester United||Watford||2–0||Highbury||15,105|
|1970–71 FA Cup||7 May 1971||Stoke City||Everton||3–2||Selhurst Park||5,031|
|1971–72 FA Cup||5 August 1972||Birmingham City||Stoke City||0–0 (4–3 pens)||St Andrew's||25,841|
|1972–73 FA Cup||18 August 1973||Wolverhampton Wanderers||Arsenal||3–1||Highbury||21,038|
|1973–74 FA Cup||9 May 1974||Burnley||Leicester City||1–0||Filbert Street||6,458|
References and notes
- Collett, Mike (2003). The Complete Record of The FA Cup. p. 795. ISBN 1-899807-19-5.
- Match details, programme images etc at footballsite.co.uk