1965–66 FA Cup

The 1965–66 FA Cup was the 85th staging of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. Everton won the competition for the third time, beating Sheffield Wednesday 3–2 in the final at Wembley.

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.

1965–66 FA Cup
Country England
 Wales
Defending championsLiverpool
ChampionsEverton (3rd title)
Runners-upSheffield Wednesday

Calendar

Round Date
First Qualifying Round Saturday 4 September 1965
Second Qualifying Round Saturday 18 September 1965
Third Qualifying Round Saturday 2 October 1965
Fourth Qualifying Round Saturday 16 October 1965
First Round Proper Saturday 13 November 1965
Second Round Saturday 4 December 1965
Third Round Saturday 22 January 1966
Fourth Round Saturday 12 February 1966
Fifth Round Saturday 5 March 1966
Sixth Round Saturday 26 March 1966
Semi Finals Saturday 23 April 1966
Final Saturday 14 May 1966

Results

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, 13 November 1965. Seven were drawn and went to replays two, four or five days later.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Chesterfield 0–2 Chester 13 November 1965
2 Darlington 3–2 Bradford City 13 November 1965
3 Bournemouth 0–0 Weymouth 13 November 1965
Replay Weymouth 1–4 Bournemouth 17 November 1965
4 Barnet 0–2 Dartford 13 November 1965
5 Barrow 1–2 Grimsby Town 13 November 1965
6 Bath City 2–0 Newport County 13 November 1965
7 Grantham 4–1 Hendon 13 November 1965
8 Reading 3–2 Bristol Rovers 13 November 1965
9 Walsall 6–3 Swansea Town 13 November 1965
10 Fleetwood 2–2 Rochdale 13 November 1965
Replay Rochdale 5–0 Fleetwood 17 November 1965
11 Gillingham 1–2 Folkestone 13 November 1965
12 Crewe Alexandra 3–0 Scunthorpe United 13 November 1965
13 Lincoln City 1–3 Barnsley 13 November 1965
14 Swindon Town 5–1 Merthyr Tydfil 13 November 1965
15 Shrewsbury Town 2–1 Torquay United 13 November 1965
16 Doncaster Rovers 2–2 Wigan Athletic 13 November 1965
Replay Wigan Athletic 3–1 Doncaster Rovers 17 November 1965
17 Wrexham 4–1 South Liverpool 13 November 1965
18 Tranmere Rovers 0–1 Stockport County 13 November 1965
19 Leytonstone 0–1 Hereford United 13 November 1965
20 Brentford 2–1 Yeovil Town 13 November 1965
21 Brighton & Hove Albion 10–1 Wisbech Town 13 November 1965
22 Millwall 3–1 Wealdstone 13 November 1965
23 Wimbledon 4–1 Gravesend & Northfleet 13 November 1965
24 Altrincham 6–0 Scarborough 13 November 1965
25 Southend United 3–1 Notts County 13 November 1965
26 Bradford Park Avenue 2–3 Hull City 13 November 1965
27 Exeter City 1–2 Bedford Town 13 November 1965
28 Hartlepools United 3–1 Workington 13 November 1965
29 Mansfield Town 1–3 Oldham Athletic 13 November 1965
30 Southport 2–0 Halifax Town 13 November 1965
31 Aldershot 2–1 Wellingborough Town 13 November 1965
32 Guildford City 2–2 Wycombe Wanderers 13 November 1965
Replay Wycombe Wanderers 0–1 Guildford City 17 November 1965
33 Romford 1–1 Luton Town 13 November 1965
Replay Luton Town 1–0 Romford 18 November 1965
34 Gateshead 4–2 Crook Town 13 November 1965
35 Peterborough United 2–1 Kidderminster Harriers 13 November 1965
36 South Shields 3–1 York City 13 November 1965
37 Colchester United 3–3 Queens Park Rangers 13 November 1965
Replay Queens Park Rangers 4–0 Colchester United 17 November 1965
38 Corby Town 6–3 Burton Albion 13 November 1965
39 Oxford United 2–2 Port Vale 13 November 1965
Replay Port Vale 3–2 Oxford United 15 November 1965
40 Corinthian Casuals 1–5 Watford 13 November 1965

Second Round

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 4 December 1965. Four matches were drawn, with replays taking place later the same week. The Rochdale–Altrincham game was played midweek on 8 December, however.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Chester 2–1 Wigan Athletic 4 December 1965
2 Darlington 0–1 Oldham Athletic 4 December 1965
3 Bournemouth 5–3 Bath City 4 December 1965
4 Grantham 1–6 Swindon Town 4 December 1965
5 Rochdale 1–3 Altrincham 8 December 1965
6 Reading 5–0 Brentford 4 December 1965
7 Crewe Alexandra 3–1 South Shields 4 December 1965
8 Shrewsbury Town 3–2 Peterborough United 4 December 1965
9 Queens Park Rangers 3–0 Guildford City 4 December 1965
10 Barnsley 1–1 Grimsby Town 4 December 1965
Replay Grimsby Town 2–0 Barnsley 8 December 1965
11 Brighton & Hove Albion 1–1 Bedford Town 4 December 1965
Replay Bedford Town 2–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 6 December 1965
12 Wimbledon 0–1 Folkestone 4 December 1965
13 Southend United 2–1 Watford 4 December 1965
14 Hartlepools United 2–0 Wrexham 4 December 1965
15 Port Vale 1–0 Dartford 4 December 1965
16 Southport 3–3 Stockport County 4 December 1965
Replay Stockport County 0–2 Southport 13 December 1965
17 Hereford United 1–0 Millwall 4 December 1965
18 Aldershot 0–2 Walsall 4 December 1965
19 Gateshead 0–4 Hull City 4 December 1965
20 Corby Town 2–2 Luton Town 4 December 1965
Replay Luton Town 0–1 Corby Town 7 December 1965

Third Round

The 44 First and Second Division clubs entered the competition at this stage. The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 22 January 1966. Six matches were drawn and went to replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Blackpool 1–1 Manchester City 22 January 1966
Replay Manchester City 3–1 Blackpool 24 January 1966
2 Chester 1–3 Newcastle United 22 January 1966
3 Bournemouth 1–1 Burnley 22 January 1966
Replay Burnley 7–0 Bournemouth 25 January 1966
4 Liverpool 1–2 Chelsea 22 January 1966
5 Reading 2–3 Sheffield Wednesday 22 January 1966
6 Folkestone 1–5 Crewe Alexandra 22 January 1966
7 Blackburn Rovers 3–0 Arsenal 22 January 1966
8 Aston Villa 1–2 Leicester City 22 January 1966
9 Bolton Wanderers 3–0 West Bromwich Albion 22 January 1966
10 Grimsby Town 0–0 Portsmouth 22 January 1966
Replay Portsmouth 1–3 Grimsby Town 26 January 1966
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 5–0 Altrincham 22 January 1966
12 Derby County 2–5 Manchester United 22 January 1966
13 Everton 3–0 Sunderland 22 January 1966
14 Swindon Town 1–2 Coventry City 22 January 1966
15 Sheffield United 3–1 Fulham 22 January 1966
16 Tottenham Hotspur 4–0 Middlesbrough 22 January 1966
17 Queens Park Rangers 0–0 Shrewsbury Town 22 January 1966
Replay Shrewsbury Town 1–0 Queens Park Rangers 26 January 1966
18 Northampton Town 1–2 Nottingham Forest 22 January 1966
19 Plymouth Argyle 6–0 Corby Town 22 January 1966
20 Hull City 1–0 Southampton 22 January 1966
21 Carlisle United 3–0 Crystal Palace 22 January 1966
22 Oldham Athletic 2–2 West Ham United 22 January 1966
Replay West Ham United 2–1 Oldham Athletic 24 January 1966
23 Huddersfield Town 3–1 Hartlepools United 24 January 1966
24 Bedford Town 2–1 Hereford United 22 January 1966
25 Cardiff City 2–1 Port Vale 26 January 1966
26 Charlton Athletic 2–3 Preston North End 22 January 1966
27 Southport 0–0 Ipswich Town 22 January 1966
Replay Ipswich Town 2–3 Southport 25 January 1966
28 Leeds United 6–0 Bury 22 January 1966
29 Stoke City 0–2 Walsall 22 January 1966
30 Rotherham United 3–2 Southend United 22 January 1966
31 Birmingham City 3–2 Bristol City 22 January 1966
32 Leyton Orient 1–3 Norwich City 22 January 1966

Fourth Round

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 12 February 1966. Five matches were drawn and went to replays. The replays were all played two, three or four days later. The Shrewsbury Town–Carlisle United match went to a second replay on 21 February.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bolton Wanderers 1–1 Preston North End 12 February 1966
Replay Preston North End 3–2 Bolton Wanderers 14 February 1966
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–0 Sheffield United 12 February 1966
3 Crewe Alexandra 1–1 Coventry City 12 February 1966
Replay Coventry City 4–1 Crewe Alexandra 14 February 1966
4 Shrewsbury Town 0–0 Carlisle United 12 February 1966
Replay Carlisle United 1–1 Shrewsbury Town 15 February 1966
Replay Shrewsbury Town 4–3 Carlisle United 21 February 1966
5 Newcastle United 1–2 Sheffield Wednesday 12 February 1966
6 Tottenham Hotspur 4–3 Burnley 12 February 1966
7 Manchester City 2–0 Grimsby Town 12 February 1966
8 West Ham United 3–3 Blackburn Rovers 12 February 1966
Replay Blackburn Rovers 4–1 West Ham United 16 February 1966
9 Manchester United 0–0 Rotherham United 12 February 1966
Replay Rotherham United 0–1 Manchester United 15 February 1966
10 Norwich City 3–2 Walsall 12 February 1966
11 Plymouth Argyle 0–2 Huddersfield Town 12 February 1966
12 Hull City 2–0 Nottingham Forest 12 February 1966
13 Chelsea 1–0 Leeds United 12 February 1966
14 Bedford Town 0–3 Everton 12 February 1966
15 Southport 2–0 Cardiff City 12 February 1966
16 Birmingham City 1–2 Leicester City 12 February 1966

Fifth Round

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 5 March 1966. Two games required replays on the following Wednesday.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Preston North End 2–1 Tottenham Hotspur 5 March 1966
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–4 Manchester United 5 March 1966
3 Everton 3–0 Coventry City 5 March 1966
4 Manchester City 2–2 Leicester City 5 March 1966
Replay Leicester City 0–1 Manchester City 9 March 1966
5 Norwich City 2–2 Blackburn Rovers 5 March 1966
Replay Blackburn Rovers 3–2 Norwich City 9 March 1966
6 Hull City 2–0 Southport 5 March 1966
7 Chelsea 3–2 Shrewsbury Town 5 March 1966
8 Huddersfield Town 1–2 Sheffield Wednesday 5 March 1966

Sixth Round

The four quarter-final ties were scheduled to be played on 26 March 1966. Three of the four matches went to replays and the Manchester City–Everton game required a second replay to settle the tie.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Preston North End 1–1 Manchester United 26 March 1966
Replay Manchester United 3–1 Preston North End 30 March 1966
2 Blackburn Rovers 1–2 Sheffield Wednesday 26 March 1966
3 Manchester City 0–0 Everton 26 March 1966
Replay Everton 0–0 Manchester City 29 March 1966
Replay Everton 2–0 Manchester City 5 April 1966
4 Chelsea 2–2 Hull City 26 March 1966
Replay Hull City 1–3 Chelsea 31 March 1966

Semi-finals

The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 23 April 1966 with no replays required. Everton and Sheffield Wednesday came through the semi final round to meet at Wembley.

Everton1–0Manchester United
Harvey Goal 79' Report
Sheffield Wednesday2–0Chelsea
Pugh Goal 55'
McCalliog Goal 90'
Report

Final

The 1966 FA Cup Final was contested by Sheffield Wednesday and Everton at Wembley on Saturday 14 May 1966. Everton were looking to become the first team since Sheffield United won in 1902 to win the cup without conceding a goal, while Sheffield Wednesday were the first Yorkshire side to reach Wembley since Huddersfield Town in 1938. The match finished 3–2 to Everton.

Everton3 – 2Sheffield Wednesday
Trebilcock Goal 59' Goal 64'
Temple Goal 74'
McCalliog Goal 4'
Ford Goal 57'
Everton
Sheffield Wednesday

References

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1965–66 Birmingham City F.C. season

The 1965–66 Football League season was Birmingham City Football Club's 63rd in the Football League and their 25th in the Second Division, to which they were relegated in 1964–65. Having persuaded former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Stan Cullis out of retirement as successor to Joe Mallett, who remained with the club as Cullis's assistant, they finished in tenth position in the 22-team division. They entered the 1965–66 FA Cup in the third round proper and lost to Leicester City in the fourth, and were beaten in their opening second-round match in the League Cup by Mansfield Town.

Twenty-two players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were thirteen different goalscorers. Goalkeeper Jim Herriot played in all 55 first-team matches over the season; among outfield players, half-back Malcolm Beard and forward Geoff Vowden missed only one. Vowden finished as leading goalscorer with 21 goals, of which 16 came in league competition.

This season saw the introduction of substitutes into the Football League. In the third game of the season, away to Preston North End on 26 August, Brian Sharples replaced the injured Ron Wylie to become Birmingham's first Football League substitute.

1965–66 FA Cup qualifying rounds

The FA Cup 1965–66 is the 85th 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.

1966 FA Charity Shield

The 1966 FA Charity Shield was a Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton at Goodison Park. Liverpool won the Football League and Everton won the 1966 FA Cup Final to qualify for the charity shield. Before the game, Roger Hunt, Alan Ball and Ray Wilson paraded the World Cup, the FA Cup and the Football League Trophy around Goodison Park.

Liverpool won the game with a goal from Roger Hunt in the ninth minute of the first half.

1966 FA Cup Final

The 1966 FA Cup Final was a football match played on 14 May 1966. It was contested by Everton and Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley. Everton were the first team since Bury FC in 1903 to reach an FA Cup Final without conceding a goal in the preceding rounds.

Everton came back from 2–0 down to win 3–2, with goals by Mike Trebilcock (2) and Derek Temple. Jim McCalliog and David Ford scored the Owls' goals. Temple's winner came after an unfortunate slip by Gerry Young, when the ball squirmed under his foot, and Temple was able to run clear and slot the ball past goalkeeper Springett into the corner. Everton became only the second side ever, after Blackpool in 1953, to come from two goals behind to win the cup without the need of extra time, a feat which has not been repeated since. By contrast, Wednesday hold the unwanted record of being the only side ever to lose an FA Cup Final in normal time having held a two-goal lead and without the loss of a player to injury, Bolton in 1953 having been effectively reduced to nine fit men before losing their two-goal lead.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles both attended the match. Everton fan Eddie Cavanagh invaded the playing area and was pursued across the pitch by a policeman.This result meant the FA Cup was taken back to Goodison Park for the third time and the first time for 33 years, since the team which included Dixie Dean had won it in 1933.

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He joined Manchester City as an amateur in 1958, turning professional and making his debut a year later. He picked up numerous honours at the club, including a European Cup Winners' Cup winners medal in 1970, a First Division and Second Division championship medal in 1967–68 and 1965–66 respectively, an FA Cup winners medal in 1969, two League Cup winners medals in 1970 and 1976, and FA Charity Shield winners medals in 1968 and 1972. He was appointed player-manager at Chester in 1976, and led the club to victory in the Debenhams Cup in 1977. He left the club in March 1982, and then played one FA cup game for Northwich Victoria and one league game for Port Vale. He left the game after coaching spells at Port Vale and then Chester.

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