1958–59 FA Cup

The 1958–59 FA Cup was the 78th staging of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. Nottingham Forest won the competition for the second and, as of 2018, final time, beating Luton Town 2–1 in the final at Wembley. The match was Luton Town's only appearance in an FA Cup final as of 2018.

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. Some matches, however, might be rescheduled for other days if there were clashes with games for other competitions or the weather was inclement. 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 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.

The competition saw the remarkable progress of Norwich City, then a Division Three team, to the semi-finals, defeating Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur along the way, before losing in a replay to Luton Town. The "59 Cup Run" takes a notable place in Norwich's club history.

1958–59 FA Cup
Country England
 Wales
Defending championsBolton Wanderers
ChampionsNottingham Forest
(2nd title)
Runners-upLuton Town

Calendar

Round Date
Preliminary round Saturday 6 September 1958
First qualifying round Saturday 20 September 1958
Second qualifying round Saturday 4 October 1958
Third qualifying round Saturday 18 October 1958
Fourth qualifying round Saturday 1 November 1958
First round proper Saturday 15 November 1958
Second round Saturday 6 December 1958
Third round Saturday 10 January 1959
Fourth round Saturday 24 January 1959
Fifth round Saturday 14 February 1959
Sixth round Saturday 28 February 1959
Semi finals Saturday 14 March 1959
Final Saturday 2 May 1959

First round proper

At this stage clubs from the Football League Third and Fourth divisions joined those non-league clubs having come through the qualifying rounds. Matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 15 November 1958, although the Bury–York City match was postponed. Ten were drawn and went to replays, with one of those going to a second replay.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Ashford Town 0–1 Crystal Palace 15 November 1958
2 Chester 3–2 Boston United 15 November 1958
3 Chesterfield 3–0 Rhyl 15 November 1958
4 Bury 1–0 York City 18 November 1958
5 Southampton 4–1 Woking 15 November 1958
6 Watford 1–1 Reading 15 November 1958
Replay Reading 0–2 Watford 19 November 1958
7 Weymouth 2–5 Coventry City 15 November 1958
8 Walsall 0–1 Queens Park Rangers 15 November 1958
9 Wisbech Town 2–2 Newport County 15 November 1958
Replay Newport County 4–1 Wisbech Town 17 November 1958
10 Notts County 1–2 Barrow 15 November 1958
11 Crewe Alexandra 2–2 South Shields 15 November 1958
Replay South Shields 5–0 Crewe Alexandra 19 November 1958
12 Swindon Town 5–0 Aldershot 15 November 1958
13 Doncaster Rovers 5–0 Consett 15 November 1958
14 Wrexham 1–2 Darlington 15 November 1958
15 Heanor Town 1–5 Carlisle United 15 November 1958
16 Buxton 4–1 Crook Town 15 November 1958
17 Tranmere Rovers 8–1 Bishop Auckland 15 November 1958
18 Accrington Stanley 5–1 Workington 15 November 1958
19 Brentford 3–2 Exeter City 15 November 1958
20 Northampton Town 2–0 Wycombe Wanderers 15 November 1958
21 Denaby United 0–2 Oldham Athletic 15 November 1958
22 King's Lynn 2–1 Merthyr Tydfil 15 November 1958
23 Norwich City 3–1 Ilford 15 November 1958
24 Plymouth Argyle 2–2 Gillingham 15 November 1958
Replay Gillingham 1–4 Plymouth Argyle 19 November 1958
25 Hull City 0–1 Stockport County 15 November 1958
26 Hitchin Town 1–1 Millwall 15 November 1958
Replay Millwall 2–1 Hitchin Town 17 November 1958
27 Southend United 0–0 Yeovil Town 15 November 1958
Replay Yeovil Town 1–0 Southend United 21 November 1958
28 Hartlepools United 1–1 Rochdale 15 November 1958
Replay Rochdale 3–3 Hartlepools United 19 November 1958
Replay Hartlepools United 2–1 Rochdale 27 November 1958
29 Mansfield Town 3–4 Bradford City 15 November 1958
30 Southport 0–2 Halifax Town 15 November 1958
31 Morecambe 1–2 Blyth Spartans 15 November 1958
32 Torquay United 1–0 Port Vale 15 November 1958
33 Guildford City 1–2 Hereford United 15 November 1958
34 Newport (IOW) 0–0 Shrewsbury Town 15 November 1958
Replay Shrewsbury Town 5–0 Newport (IOW) 20 November 1958
35 Gateshead 1–4 Bradford Park Avenue 15 November 1958
36 Headington United 3–2 Margate 15 November 1958
37 Tooting & Mitcham United 3–1 Bournemouth 15 November 1958
38 Peterborough United 2–2 Kettering Town 15 November 1958
Replay Kettering Town 2–3 Peterborough United 20 November 1958
39 Colchester United 2–0 Bath City 15 November 1958
40 Chelmsford City 0–0 Worcester City 15 November 1958
Replay Worcester City 3–1 Chelmsford City 21 November 1958

Second round proper

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 6 December 1958. Six matches were drawn, with replays taking place later the same week. One match went to a second replay.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Chester 1–1 Bury 6 December 1958
Replay Bury 2–1 Chester 9 December 1958
2 Barrow 2–0 Hartlepools United 6 December 1958
3 Swindon Town 1–1 Norwich City 6 December 1958
Replay Norwich City 1–0 Swindon Town 11 December 1958
4 Tranmere Rovers 1–2 Doncaster Rovers 6 December 1958
5 Queens Park Rangers 0–1 Southampton 6 December 1958
6 Accrington Stanley 6–1 Buxton 6 December 1958
7 Brentford 3–1 King's Lynn 6 December 1958
8 Coventry City 1–3 Plymouth Argyle 6 December 1958
9 Carlisle United 0–0 Chesterfield 6 December 1958
Replay Chesterfield 1–0 Carlisle United 10 December 1958
10 Oldham Athletic 2–0 South Shields 6 December 1958
11 Crystal Palace 2–2 Shrewsbury Town 6 December 1958
Replay Shrewsbury Town 2–2 Crystal Palace 11 December 1958
Replay Crystal Palace 4–1 Shrewsbury Town 15 December 1958
12 Worcester City 5–2 Millwall 6 December 1958
13 Bradford Park Avenue 0–2 Bradford City 6 December 1958
14 Blyth Spartans 3–4 Stockport County 6 December 1958
15 Halifax Town 1–1 Darlington 6 December 1958
Replay Darlington 3–0 Halifax Town 10 December 1958
16 Torquay United 2–0 Watford 6 December 1958
17 Hereford United 0–2 Newport County 6 December 1958
18 Tooting & Mitcham United 2–1 Northampton Town 6 December 1958
19 Peterborough United 4–2 Headington United 6 December 1958
20 Colchester United 1–1 Yeovil Town 6 December 1958
Replay Yeovil Town 1–7 Colchester United 11 December 1958

Third round proper

The 44 First and Second Division clubs entered the competition at this stage. The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 10 January 1959, although six matches were postponed until later dates. Six matches were drawn and went to replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Barrow 2–4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 10 January 1959
2 Bury 0–1 Arsenal 10 January 1959
3 Southampton 1–2 Blackpool 10 January 1959
4 Leicester City 1–1 Lincoln City 10 January 1959
Replay Lincoln City 0–2 Leicester City 14 January 1959
5 Blackburn Rovers 4–2 Leyton Orient 10 January 1959
6 Aston Villa 2–1 Rotherham United 10 January 1959
7 Sheffield Wednesday 0–2 West Bromwich Albion 19 January 1959
8 Grimsby Town 2–2 Manchester City 10 January 1959
Replay Manchester City 1–2 Grimsby Town 24 January 1959
9 Middlesbrough 0–1 Birmingham City 24 January 1959
10 Derby County 2–2 Preston North End 10 January 1959
Replay Preston North End 4–2 Derby County 19 January 1959
11 Luton Town 5–1 Leeds United 10 January 1959
12 Everton 4–0 Sunderland 10 January 1959
13 Doncaster Rovers 0–2 Bristol City 19 January 1959
14 Sheffield United 2–0 Crystal Palace 10 January 1959
15 Ipswich Town 1–0 Huddersfield Town 10 January 1959
16 Stockport County 1–3 Burnley 14 January 1959
17 Newcastle United 1–4 Chelsea 19 January 1959
18 Tottenham Hotspur 2–0 West Ham United 10 January 1959
19 Fulham 0–0 Peterborough United 10 January 1959
Replay Peterborough United 0–1 Fulham 24 January 1959
20 Accrington Stanley 3–0 Darlington 10 January 1959
21 Brentford 2–0 Barnsley 10 January 1959
22 Bristol Rovers 0–4 Charlton Athletic 10 January 1959
23 Portsmouth 3–1 Swansea Town 10 January 1959
24 Brighton & Hove Albion 0–2 Bradford City 10 January 1959
25 Norwich City 3–0 Manchester United 10 January 1959
26 Plymouth Argyle 0–3 Cardiff City 10 January 1959
27 Worcester City 2–1 Liverpool 15 January 1959
28 Scunthorpe United 0–2 Bolton Wanderers 10 January 1959
29 Newport County 0–0 Torquay United 10 January 1959
Replay Torquay United 0–1 Newport County 14 January 1959
30 Stoke City 5–1 Oldham Athletic 10 January 1959
31 Tooting & Mitcham United 2–2 Nottingham Forest 10 January 1959
Replay Nottingham Forest 3–0 Tooting & Mitcham United 24 January 1959
32 Colchester United 2–0 Chesterfield 10 January 1959

Fourth round proper

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 24 January 1959, with three matches taking place on later dates. Six matches were drawn and went to replays, which were all played in the following midweek match.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bristol City 1–1 Blackpool 24 January 1959
Replay Blackpool 1–0 Bristol City 28 January 1959
2 Preston North End 3–2 Bradford City 24 January 1959
3 Leicester City 1–1 Luton Town 24 January 1959
Replay Luton Town 4–1 Leicester City 28 January 1959
4 Nottingham Forest 4–1 Grimsby Town 28 January 1959
5 Blackburn Rovers 1–2 Burnley 28 January 1959
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–2 Bolton Wanderers 24 January 1959
7 West Bromwich Albion 2–0 Brentford 24 January 1959
8 Tottenham Hotspur 4–1 Newport County 24 January 1959
9 Accrington Stanley 0–0 Portsmouth 24 January 1959
Replay Portsmouth 4–1 Accrington Stanley 28 January 1959
10 Norwich City 3–2 Cardiff City 24 January 1959
11 Chelsea 1–2 Aston Villa 24 January 1959
12 Worcester City 0–2 Sheffield United 24 January 1959
13 Charlton Athletic 2–2 Everton 24 January 1959
Replay Everton 4–1 Charlton Athletic 28 January 1959
14 Stoke City 0–1 Ipswich Town 24 January 1959
15 Colchester United 2–2 Arsenal 24 January 1959
Replay Arsenal 4–0 Colchester United 28 January 1959
16 Birmingham City 1–1 Fulham 28 January 1959
Replay Fulham 2–3 Birmingham City 4 February 1959

Fifth round proper

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 14 February 1959. Four matches went to replays in the following midweek fixture, with two of these requiring a second replay to settle the tie.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Blackpool 3–1 West Bromwich Albion 14 February 1959
2 Burnley 1–0 Portsmouth 14 February 1959
3 Bolton Wanderers 2–2 Preston North End 14 February 1959
Replay Preston North End 1–1 Bolton Wanderers 18 February 1959
Replay Bolton Wanderers 1–0 Preston North End 23 February 1959
4 Everton 1–4 Aston Villa 14 February 1959
5 Ipswich Town 2–5 Luton Town 14 February 1959
6 Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 Norwich City 14 February 1959
Replay Norwich City 1–0 Tottenham Hotspur 18 February 1959
7 Arsenal 2–2 Sheffield United 14 February 1959
Replay Sheffield United 3–0 Arsenal 18 February 1959
8 Birmingham City 1–1 Nottingham Forest 14 February 1959
Replay Nottingham Forest 1–1 Birmingham City 18 February 1959
Replay Birmingham City 0–5 Nottingham Forest 23 February 1959

Sixth round proper

The four quarter-final ties were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 28 February 1959. Three of the four games went to replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Blackpool 1–1 Luton Town 28 February 1959
Replay Luton Town 1–0 Blackpool 4 March 1959
2 Nottingham Forest 2–1 Bolton Wanderers 28 February 1959
3 Aston Villa 0–0 Burnley 28 February 1959
Replay Burnley 0–2 Aston Villa 3 March 1959
4 Sheffield United 1–1 Norwich City 28 February 1959
Replay Norwich City 3–2 Sheffield United 4 March 1959

Semi finals

The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 14 March 1959. Nottingham Forest and Luton Town won their matches to meet in the final at Wembley.

Nottingham Forest1–0Aston Villa
Luton Town1–1Norwich City
Replay
Norwich City0–1Luton Town

Final

The FA Cup final took place on 2 May 1959, at Wembley Stadium and was won by Nottingham Forest, beating Luton Town 2–1.

Nottingham Forest2 – 1Luton Town
Dwight Goal 10'
Wilson Goal 14'
Report Pacey Goal 66'
Nottingham Forest
Luton Town

References

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1958–59 Arsenal F.C. season

During the 1958–59 English football season, Arsenal F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

1958–59 Birmingham City F.C. season

The 1958–59 Football League season was Birmingham City Football Club's 56th in the Football League and their 32nd in the First Division. After spending the first half of the season towards the bottom of the division, they finished in 9th position in the 22-team division. They entered the 1958–59 FA Cup at the third round proper and lost to Nottingham Forest in the fifth round after two replays. In the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, Birmingham progressed through two rounds to reach the semi-final, which was not played until the 1959–60 season.

Towards the end of the season, Birmingham and England full-back Jeff Hall contracted polio and died, only 14 days after the last match in which he played. The death of a young, fit, international footballer helped to kick-start widespread public acceptance in Britain of the need for vaccination. Though the disease was generally feared and the Salk vaccine was available, takeup had been slow. In the weeks following Hall's death, and after his widow spoke on television about her loss, demand for immunisation rocketed. Emergency vaccination clinics had to be set up and supplies of vaccine flown in from the United States to cope with the demand.In January 1958, Pat Beasley joined the club. Beasley had believed he was coming as assistant to manager Arthur Turner, but chairman Harry Morris announced to the press that he was to be appointed joint manager. Turner, who found about this arrangement not from the club but from the press, threatened to resign. He was persuaded to stay "for the time being", but finally left in September 1958, and Beasley took over as manager. Twenty-four players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were thirteen different goalscorers. Half backs Dick Neal and Johnny Watts played in 49 and 48 of the 52 first-team matches over the season, and Bunny Larkin finished as leading goalscorer with 23 goals in all competitions, of which 18 were scored in the league.

1958–59 FA Cup qualifying rounds

The FA Cup 1958–59 is the 78th season of the world's oldest football knockout competition; The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup for short. The large number of clubs entering the tournament from lower down the English football league system meant that the competition started with a number of preliminary and qualifying rounds. The 30 victorious teams from the Fourth Round Qualifying progressed to the First Round Proper.

1959 FA Cup Final

The 1959 FA Cup Final was contested by Nottingham Forest and Luton Town at Wembley. Forest won 2–1, with goals from Roy Dwight and Tommy Wilson just four minutes apart. Dave Pacey scored Luton's consolation goal.

The game was notable for an unusually large number of stoppages due to injury, particularly to Nottingham Forest players, which was put down to the lush nature of the Wembley turf. The most notable of these stoppages occurred when goalscorer Roy Dwight was carried off the pitch after breaking his leg in a tackle with Brendan McNally after 33 minutes.

This also proved a turning point in the game as Forest had been the more dominant team to that point, leading by two goals at the time. Luton gradually took control of the match from this point on, scoring midway through the second half.

Forest were reduced to nine fit men with ten minutes remaining when Bill Whare was crippled with cramp, being forced to play wide on the wing where he was little more than a spectator.

The high volume of injuries during the second half led to four minutes of additional time being added on by the referee, during which time Luton twice came close to forcing extra time as Allan Brown headed narrowly wide of goal before Billy Bingham hit the side netting. Given the condition of the Forest team at that time it would have been a remarkable feat for them to have won the game or even forced a replay in extra time had Luton equalised.

At the final whistle the Forest manager Billy Walker entered the field to congratulate his team and was chased by a steward who tried to marshall him back off. The steward mistook Walker to be a pitch invader.

The game was televised live on the BBC Grandstand programme, which introduced score captions into their broadcast for the first time in an FA Cup final. This however caused much annoyance in Nottingham where their team's name was displayed on the screen at regular intervals as Notts Forest. Commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme apologised live on air for the mistake, stating that the caption should read Nott'm Forest.During the game the Forest fans were heard to sing the theme tune to the then-popular television programme Robin Hood (the legendary outlaw who was allegedly from Nottingham), this being the first time that popular television culture had made its way into a terrace song during a cup final.

Bill Thompson (Scottish footballer)

William Gordon Thompson (10 August 1921 – 1988) was a Scottish footballer who played in the Football League as a wing half for Portsmouth and Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic. He went on to manage clubs in England and the Netherlands.

Billy Wright (footballer, born 1924)

William Ambrose Wright, CBE (6 February 1924 – 3 September 1994) was an English footballer, who spent his whole career at Wolverhampton Wanderers. The first footballer in the world to earn 100 international caps, Wright also holds the record for longest unbroken run in competitive international football. He also made a total of 105 appearances for England, captaining them a record 90 times, including during their campaigns at the 1950, 1954 and 1958 World Cup finals.

Charlie Thomson

Charles Richard Thomson (2 March 1930 – 6 January 2009), also known as Chic Thomson, was a Scottish football goalkeeper. After playing for Clyde he won the 1954-55 Football League with Chelsea and the 1959 FA Cup Final with Nottingham Forest.

Eddie Clamp

Harold Edwin Clamp (14 September 1934 – 14 December 1995) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Arsenal, Peterborough United, Stoke City and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Through his career he was renowned for his 'take no prisoners' style of play and was nicknamed 'Chopper Eddie'.

Eddie Stuart

Edward Albert "Eddie" Stuart (12 May 1931 – 4 November 2014) was a South African professional footballer who played as a defender. He played 322 times in England for Wolverhampton Wanderers between 1951 and 1962, winning three league titles and the FA Cup. He also served Stoke City, Tranmere Rovers and Stockport County.

Harry Topping

Harry Topping (21 September 1913 – 2001) was an English football player (who played at full back) and coach.

Joe McDonald (footballer)

Joseph McDonald (10 February 1929 – 7 September 2003) was a Scottish footballer who played for Sunderland and the Scotland national football team. He was born in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire.

Johnny Quigley

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Ken Hollyman

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Len Green

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List of Norwich City F.C. managers

Norwich City F.C. is an association football club based in Norwich, Norfolk, and was founded in 1902. As of the 2017–18 season they play in the EFL Championship. The club's first manager, John Bowman, was appointed in 1905. Since then, 39 men have held the job on a permanent basis. As of May 2017, the former Borussia Dortmund reserve-team coach Daniel Farke occupies the role.

Ken Brown holds the record for most games in charge, with a total of 367 between 1980 and 1987. Excluding caretaker managers, the shortest reigns were those of George Swindin and Jimmy Jewell, who both managed 20 games; Jewell's tenure was ended by the outbreak of the Second World War. Fifteen managers have been named in the Norwich City F.C. Hall of Fame, some of whom were also former players.

The last Norwich manager to win a major trophy was Ken Brown, who won the League Cup with Norwich in 1985. Norwich have never won the FA Cup, but have reached the FA Cup semi-finals three times – most recently in the 1989 and 1992 competitions, but also the 1958–59 FA Cup, when Archie Macaulay managed the then third-tier club to several giant-killing victories before losing a semi-final replay to Luton Town. Norwich reached the top tier of English football for the first time in 1972, under the leadership of Ron Saunders. The highest league finish Norwich have ever achieved was third in the 1992–93 season, under Mike Walker. The following season, he managed Norwich in their only European campaign to date in the UEFA Cup, when they became the only British club to ever defeat Bayern Munich at their home ground, the Olympic Stadium.

Malcolm Finlayson

Malcolm Finlayson (14 June 1930 – 26 November 2014) was a Scottish football goalkeeper who won the league championship and FA Cup with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Peter Broadbent (footballer)

Peter Frank Broadbent (15 May 1933 – 1 October 2013) was an English footballer. He won major domestic honours with Wolverhampton Wanderers and played in the 1958 FIFA World Cup.

Upton Colliery F.C.

Upton Colliery Football Club was an English association football club based in Upton, West Yorkshire. From 1933 to 1947 it was a prominent member of the Yorkshire Football League.

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