The 1909–10 FA Cup was the 39th season of the world's oldest association football competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup (more usually known as the FA Cup). Newcastle United won the competition for the first time, beating Barnsley 2–0 in the replay of the final at Goodison Park in Liverpool, through two goals from Albert Shepherd. The first match, held at Crystal Palace, London, was a 1–1 draw.
Matches were scheduled to be played at the stadium of the team named first on the date specified for each round, which was always a Saturday. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played, a replay would take place at the stadium of the second-named team later the same week. If the replayed match was drawn further replays would be held at neutral venues until a winner was determined. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played in a replay, a 30-minute period of extra time would be played.
|1909–10 FA Cup|
|Defending champions||Manchester United|
The format of the FA Cup for the season had two preliminary rounds, five qualifying rounds, four proper rounds, and the semi finals and final.
|Extra Preliminary Round||Saturday 11 September 1909|
|Preliminary Round||Saturday 18 September 1909|
|First Round Qualifying||Saturday 2 October 1909|
|Second Round Qualifying||Saturday 16 October 1909|
|Third Round Qualifying||Saturday 6 November 1909|
|Fourth Round Qualifying||Saturday 20 November 1909|
|Fifth Round Qualifying||Saturday 4 December 1909|
|First Round Proper||Saturday 15 January 1910|
|Second Round Proper||Saturday 5 February 1910|
|Third Round Proper||Saturday 19 February 1910|
|Fourth Round Proper||Saturday 5 March 1910|
|Semi-Finals||Saturday 26 March 1910|
|Final||Saturday 23 April 1910|
39 of the 40 clubs from the First and Second divisions joined the 12 clubs who came through the qualifying rounds. Of the League sides, only Lincoln City were entered instead at the Fourth Qualifying Round, losing to Crewe Alexandra in the fourth qualifying round. Twelve non-league clubs won through to the First Round Proper.
Thirteen non-league sides were given byes to the First Round to bring the total number of teams up to 64. These were:
32 matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 15 January 1910. Ten matches were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture, of which one went to a second replay.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date|
|1||Birmingham||1–4||Leicester Fosse||15 January 1910|
|2||Blackpool||1–1||Barnsley||15 January 1910|
|Replay||Barnsley||6–0||Blackpool||20 January 1910|
|3||Chesterfield||0–0||Fulham||15 January 1910|
|Replay||Fulham||2–1||Chesterfield||19 January 1910|
|4||Bristol City||2–0||Liverpool||15 January 1910|
|5||Burnley||2–0||Manchester United||15 January 1910|
|6||Bury||2–1||Glossop||15 January 1910|
|7||Preston North End||1–2||Coventry City||15 January 1910|
|8||Stoke||1–1||Newcastle United||15 January 1910|
|Replay||Newcastle United||2–1||Stoke||19 January 1910|
|9||Leyton||0–0||New Brompton||15 January 1910|
|Replay||New Brompton||2–2||Leyton||19 January 1910|
|Replay||Leyton||1–0||New Brompton||24 January 1910|
|10||Nottingham Forest||3–2||Sheffield United||15 January 1910|
|11||Blackburn Rovers||7–1||Accrington Stanley||15 January 1910|
|12||Grimsby Town||0–2||Bristol Rovers||15 January 1910|
|13||Wolverhampton Wanderers||5–0||Reading||15 January 1910|
|14||Middlesbrough||1–1||Everton||15 January 1910|
|Replay||Everton||5–3||Middlesbrough||19 January 1910|
|15||West Bromwich Albion||2–0||Clapton Orient||15 January 1910|
|16||Sunderland||1–0||Leeds City||15 January 1910|
|17||Derby County||5–0||Millwall Athletic||15 January 1910|
|18||Gainsborough Trinity||1–1||Southend United||15 January 1910|
|Replay||Southend United||1–0||Gainsborough Trinity||19 January 1910|
|19||Workington||1–2||Manchester City||15 January 1910|
|20||Woolwich Arsenal||3–0||Watford||15 January 1910|
|21||Stockport County||4–1||Bolton Wanderers||15 January 1910|
|22||Northampton Town||0–0||The Wednesday||15 January 1910|
|Replay||The Wednesday||0–1||Northampton Town||20 January 1910|
|23||Portsmouth||3–0||Shrewsbury Town||15 January 1910|
|24||West Ham United||1–1||Carlisle United||15 January 1910|
|Replay||West Ham United||5–0||Carlisle United||20 January 1910|
|25||Brighton & Hove Albion||0–1||Southampton||15 January 1910|
|26||Norwich City||0–0||Queens Park Rangers||15 January 1910|
|Replay||Queens Park Rangers||3–0||Norwich City||19 January 1910|
|27||Plymouth Argyle||1–1||Tottenham Hotspur||15 January 1910|
|Replay||Tottenham Hotspur||7–1||Plymouth Argyle||19 January 1910|
|28||Bradford City||4–2||Notts County||15 January 1910|
|29||Oldham Athletic||1–2||Aston Villa||15 January 1910|
|30||Crystal Palace||1–3||Swindon Town||15 January 1910|
|31||Chelsea||2–1||Hull City||15 January 1910|
|32||Bradford Park Avenue||8–0||Bishop Auckland||15 January 1910|
The 16 Second Round matches were played on Saturday, 5 February 1910. Three matches were drawn, with the replays taking place in the following midweek fixture.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date|
|1||Bristol City||1–1||West Bromwich Albion||5 February 1910|
|Replay||West Bromwich Albion||4–2||Bristol City||9 February 1910|
|2||Southampton||0–5||Manchester City||5 February 1910|
|3||Aston Villa||6–1||Derby County||5 February 1910|
|4||Wolverhampton Wanderers||1–5||West Ham United||5 February 1910|
|5||Sunderland||3–1||Bradford Park Avenue||5 February 1910|
|6||Everton||5–0||Woolwich Arsenal||5 February 1910|
|7||Swindon Town||2–0||Burnley||5 February 1910|
|8||Leicester Fosse||3–2||Bury||5 February 1910|
|9||Stockport County||0–2||Leyton||5 February 1910|
|10||Newcastle United||4–0||Fulham||5 February 1910|
|11||Barnsley||4–0||Bristol Rovers||5 February 1910|
|12||Northampton Town||0–0||Nottingham Forest||5 February 1910|
|Replay||Nottingham Forest||1–0||Northampton Town||9 February 1910|
|13||Portsmouth||0–1||Coventry City||5 February 1910|
|14||Bradford City||1–2||Blackburn Rovers||5 February 1910|
|15||Chelsea||0–1||Tottenham Hotspur||5 February 1910|
|16||Southend United||0–0||Queens Park Rangers||5 February 1910|
|Replay||Queens Park Rangers||3–2||Southend United||9 February 1910|
The eight Third Round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 19 February 1910. There was one replay, between QPR and West Ham United, played in the following midweek fixture.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date|
|1||Leyton||0–1||Leicester Fosse||19 February 1910|
|2||Aston Villa||1–2||Manchester City||19 February 1910|
|3||Everton||2–0||Sunderland||19 February 1910|
|4||Swindon Town||3–2||Tottenham Hotspur||19 February 1910|
|5||Newcastle United||3–1||Blackburn Rovers||19 February 1910|
|6||Queens Park Rangers||1–1||West Ham United||19 February 1910|
|Replay||West Ham United||0–1||Queens Park Rangers||24 February 1910|
|7||Barnsley||1–0||West Bromwich Albion||19 February 1910|
|8||Coventry City||3–1||Nottingham Forest||19 February 1910|
The four Fourth Round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 5 March 1910. There were no replays.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date|
|1||Swindon Town||2–0||Manchester City||5 March 1910|
|2||Newcastle United||3–0||Leicester Fosse||5 March 1910|
|3||Barnsley||1–0||Queens Park Rangers||5 March 1910|
|4||Coventry City||0–2||Everton||5 March 1910|
The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 26 March 1910. Newcastle United and Barnsley won, going on to meet each other in the final.
|Newcastle United||2–0||Swindon Town|
|Barnsley||1 – 1||Newcastle United|
|Tufnell 37'||Rutherford 83'|
|Barnsley||0 – 2||Newcastle United|
|Shepherd 52' 62' (pen)|
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