1979–80 FA Cup

The 1979–80 FA Cup was the 99th season of the world's oldest football knockout competition, The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup. The final saw second division West Ham United beat holders Arsenal 1–0. As of 2018, this was the last occasion when a club outside the top division of English football won the FA Cup.

1979–80 FA Cup
Country England
 Wales
Defending championsArsenal
ChampionsWest Ham United
(3rd title)
Runners-upArsenal

First round proper

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Mayesbrook Park hosting the first round match between Barking and Oxford United.

The first round of games were played on 24 November 1979. Replays were played on 26–28 November.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Enfield (6) 0–1 Yeovil Town (5) 24 November 1979
2 Blackpool 1–1 Wigan Athletic 24 November 1979
Replay Wigan Athletic 2–0 Blackpool 28 November 1979
3 Chester 5–1 Workington (6) 24 November 1979
4 Darlington 1–1 Huddersfield Town 24 November 1979
Replay Huddersfield Town 0–1 Darlington 27 November 1979
5 Barking (6) 1–0 Oxford United 24 November 1979
6 Rochdale 2–1 Scunthorpe United 24 November 1979
7 Reading 4–2 Kettering Town (5) 24 November 1979
8 Walsall 2–0 Stockport County 24 November 1979
9 Gillingham 0–0 Wimbledon 24 November 1979
Replay Wimbledon 4–2 Gillingham 27 November 1979
10 Sheffield Wednesday 3–0 Lincoln City 24 November 1979
11 Grimsby Town 1–1 Chesterfield 24 November 1979
Replay Chesterfield 2–3 Grimsby Town 27 November 1979
12 Stafford Rangers (5) 3–2 Moor Green (?) 24 November 1979
13 Swindon Town 4–1 Brentford 24 November 1979
14 Sheffield United 3–0 Burscough (?) 24 November 1979
15 Tranmere Rovers 9–0 AP Leamington (5) 24 November 1979
16 Wycombe Wanderers (6) 0–3 Croydon (6) 24 November 1979
17 Kidderminster Harriers (6) 0–2 Blackburn Rovers 24 November 1979
18 Barnsley 5–2 Hartlepool United 24 November 1979
19 Portsmouth 1–0 Newport County 24 November 1979
20 Carlisle United 3–3 Hull City 24 November 1979
Replay Hull City 0–2 Carlisle United 28 November 1979
21 Altrincham (5) 3–0 Crewe Alexandra 24 November 1979
22 Blyth Spartans (?) 0–2 Mansfield Town 24 November 1979
23 Port Vale 1–3 Doncaster Rovers 23 November 1979
24 Minehead (6) 1–2 Chesham United (7) 24 November 1979
25 Halifax Town 2–0 Scarborough (5) 24 November 1979
26 Wealdstone (5) 0–1 Southend United 24 November 1979
27 Morecambe (6) 1–1 Rotherham United 24 November 1979
Replay Rotherham United 2–0 Morecambe (6) 27 November 1979
28 York City 5–2 Mossley (6) 24 November 1979
29 Hereford United 1–0 Northampton Town 24 November 1979
30 Aldershot 4–1 Exeter City 24 November 1979
31 Peterborough United 1–2 Bournemouth 24 November 1979
32 Harlow Town (6) 2–1 Leytonstone/Ilford (7) 24 November 1979
33 Colchester United 1–1 Plymouth Argyle 24 November 1979
Replay Plymouth Argyle 0–1 Colchester United 27 November 1979
34 Nuneaton Borough (5) 3–3 Northwich Victoria (5) 24 November 1979
Replay Northwich Victoria (5) 3–0 Nuneaton Borough (5) 26 November 1979
35 Gravesend & Northfleet (5) 0–1 Torquay United 24 November 1979
36 Salisbury (6) 1–2 Millwall 24 November 1979
37 Slough Town (6) 3–1 Hungerford Town (?) 24 November 1979
38 Burton Albion (6) 0–2 Bury 24 November 1979
39 Fareham Town (6) 2–3 Merthyr Tydfil (6) 24 November 1979
40 Brandon United (?) 0–3 Bradford City 24 November 1979

Second Round Proper

The second round of games were intended to be played on 15 December 1979, but some matches were not played until 17–19 December and one until 5 January 1980. Replays took place at various dates after these games.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Chester 1–0 Barnsley 18 December 1979
2 Croydon (6) 1–1 Millwall 15 December 1979
Replay Millwall 3–2 Croydon (6) 18 December 1979
3 Darlington 0–1 Bradford City 15 December 1979
4 Bury 0–0 York City 15 December 1979
Replay York City 0–2 Bury 18 December 1979
5 Yeovil Town (5) 1–0 Slough Town (6) 15 December 1979
6 Reading 3–1 Barking (6) 15 December 1979
7 Walsall 1–1 Halifax Town 15 December 1979
Replay Halifax Town 1–1 Walsall 18 December 1979
Replay Halifax Town 2–0 Walsall 24 December 1979
8 Blackburn Rovers 2–0 Stafford Rangers (5) 17 December 1979
9 Grimsby Town 2–0 Sheffield United 15 December 1979
10 Northwich Victoria (5) 2–2 Wigan Athletic 5 January 1980
Replay Wigan Athletic 1–0 Northwich Victoria (5) 7 January 1980
11 Doncaster Rovers 1–2 Mansfield Town 15 December 1979
12 Tranmere Rovers 2–2 Rochdale 15 December 1979
Replay Rochdale 2–1 Tranmere Rovers 18 December 1979
13 Carlisle United 3–0 Sheffield Wednesday 15 December 1979
14 Wimbledon 0–0 Portsmouth 18 December 1979
Replay Portsmouth 3–3 Wimbledon 24 December 1979
Replay Wimbledon 0–1 Portsmouth 5 January 1980
15 Southend United 1–1 Harlow Town (6) 15 December 1979
Replay Harlow Town (6) 1–0 Southend United 18 December 1979
16 Chesham United (7) 1–1 Merthyr Tydfil (6) 19 December 1979
Replay Merthyr Tydfil (6) 1–3 Chesham United (7) 22 December 1979
17 Torquay United 3–3 Swindon Town 18 December 1979
Replay Swindon Town 3–2 Torquay United 22 December 1979
18 Hereford United 1–2 Aldershot 15 December 1979
19 Rotherham United 0–2 Altrincham (5) 15 December 1979
20 Colchester United 1–0 Bournemouth 15 December 1979

Third round proper

The third round of games in the FA Cup were mainly played on 5 January 1980, with some games taking place on 8–9 January and one on 14. Replays were intended for the 8–9 January but again took place at various times.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bristol City 6–2 Derby County 5 January 1980
2 Burnley 1–0 Stoke City 5 January 1980
3 Liverpool 5–0 Grimsby Town 5 January 1980
4 Preston North End 0–3 Ipswich Town 5 January 1980
5 Rochdale 1–1 Bury 8 January 1980
Replay Bury 3–2 Rochdale 21 January 1980
6 Yeovil Town (5) 0–3 Norwich City 5 January 1980
7 Reading 2–0 Colchester United 5 January 1980
8 Leicester City 1–1 Harlow Town (6) 5 January 1980
Replay Harlow Town (6) 1–0 Leicester City 8 January 1980
9 Notts County 1–3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 5 January 1980
10 Blackburn Rovers 1–1 Fulham 8 January 1980
Replay Fulham 0–1 Blackburn Rovers 15 January 1980
11 West Bromwich Albion 1–1 West Ham United 5 January 1980
Replay West Ham United 2–1 West Bromwich Albion 8 January 1980
12 Sunderland 0–1 Bolton Wanderers 5 January 1980
13 Luton Town 0–2 Swindon Town 5 January 1980
14 Everton 4–1 Aldershot 5 January 1980
15 Wrexham 6–0 Charlton Athletic 5 January 1980
16 Newcastle United 0–2 Chester 5 January 1980
17 Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 Manchester United 5 January 1980
Replay Manchester United 0–1 Tottenham Hotspur 9 January 1980
18 Queens Park Rangers 1–2 Watford 5 January 1980
19 Bristol Rovers 1–2 Aston Villa 4 January 1980
20 Portsmouth 1–1 Middlesbrough 9 January 1980
Replay Middlesbrough 3–0 Portsmouth 14 January 1980
21 Millwall 5–1 Shrewsbury Town 5 January 1980
22 Carlisle United 3–2 Bradford City 5 January 1980
23 Oldham Athletic 0–1 Coventry City 5 January 1980
24 Chelsea 0–1 Wigan Athletic 14 January 1980
25 Altrincham (5) 1–1 Orient 5 January 1980
Replay Orient 2–1 Altrincham (5) 9 January 1980
26 Mansfield Town 0–2 Brighton & Hove Albion 5 January 1980
27 Cardiff City 0–0 Arsenal 5 January 1980
Replay Arsenal 2–1 Cardiff City 8 January 1980
28 Halifax Town 1–0 Manchester City 5 January 1980
29 Chesham United (7) 0–2 Cambridge United 5 January 1980
30 Leeds United 1–4 Nottingham Forest 5 January 1980
31 Birmingham City 2–1 Southampton 5 January 1980
32 Swansea City 2–2 Crystal Palace 5 January 1980
Replay Crystal Palace 3–3 Swansea City 8 January 1980
Replay Swansea City 2–1 Crystal Palace 14 January 1980

Fourth round proper

The fourth round of games were mainly played on 26 January 1980. Replays were played on 29 and 30 January.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Chester 2–0 Millwall 26 January 1980
2 Bristol City 1–2 Ipswich Town 26 January 1980
3 Bury 1–0 Burnley 26 January 1980
4 Watford 4–3 Harlow Town (6) 26 January 1980
5 Nottingham Forest 0–2 Liverpool 26 January 1980
6 Blackburn Rovers 1–0 Coventry City 26 January 1980
7 Bolton Wanderers 2–0 Halifax Town 26 January 1980
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 Norwich City 26 January 1980
Replay Norwich City 2–3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 January 1980
9 Everton 3–0 Wigan Athletic 26 January 1980
10 Swindon Town 0–0 Tottenham Hotspur 26 January 1980
Replay Tottenham Hotspur 2–1 Swindon Town 30 January 1980
11 Carlisle United 0–0 Wrexham 26 January 1980
Replay Wrexham 3–1 Carlisle United 29 January 1980
12 Arsenal 2–0 Brighton & Hove Albion 26 January 1980
13 Birmingham City 2–1 Middlesbrough 26 January 1980
14 Cambridge United 1–1 Aston Villa 26 January 1980
Replay Aston Villa 4–1 Cambridge United 30 January 1980
15 Orient 2–3 West Ham United 26 January 1980
16 Swansea City 4–1 Reading 26 January 1980

Fifth round proper

The fifth set of games were all played on 16 February 1980. Two replays were played on 19 and 20 February.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Liverpool 2–0 Bury 16 February 1980
2 Blackburn Rovers 1–1 Aston Villa 16 February 1980
Replay Aston Villa 1–0 Blackburn Rovers 20 February 1980
3 Bolton Wanderers 1–1 Arsenal 16 February 1980
Replay Arsenal 3–0 Bolton Wanderers 19 February 1980
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–3 Watford 16 February 1980
5 Everton 5–2 Wrexham 16 February 1980
6 Ipswich Town 2–1 Chester 16 February 1980
7 Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 Birmingham City 16 February 1980
8 West Ham United 2–0 Swansea City 16 February 1980

Sixth round proper

The sixth round of games were played on 8 March 1980. There were no replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Watford 1–2 Arsenal 8 March 1980
2 Everton 2–1 Ipswich Town 8 March 1980
3 Tottenham Hotspur 0–1 Liverpool 8 March 1980
4 West Ham United 1–0 Aston Villa 8 March 1980

Semi finals

Liverpool0 – 0
(a.e.t.)
Arsenal
Report
West Ham United1 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Everton
Pearson Goal Report Kidd Goal pen'
Kidd Red card

Replays

Liverpool1 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Arsenal
Fairclough Goal 51' Report Sunderland Goal 62'
West Ham United2 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Everton
Devonshire Goal 94'
Lampard Goal 118'
Report Latchford Goal 116'

Second Replay

Liverpool1 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Arsenal
Dalglish Goal 90+1' Report Sunderland Goal 1'

Third Replay

Liverpool0–1Arsenal
Report Talbot Goal 11'

Final

West Ham United1–0Arsenal
Brooking Goal 13'
West Ham
Arsenal

Television Coverage

The right to show FA Cup games were, as with Football League matches, shared between the BBC and ITV network. All games were shown in a highlights format, except the Final, which was shown live both on BBC1 & ITV. The BBC football highlights programme Match Of The Day would show up to three games and the various ITV regional network stations would cover up to one game and show highlights from other games covered elsewhere on the ITV network. No games from Rounds 1 or 2 were shown. Occasional highlights of replays would be shown on either the BBC or ITV.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

These matches were.

Round BBC1 ITV
Third round proper Leeds United vs Nottingham Forest
Cardiff City vs Arsenal
Yeovil Town vs Norwich City1
Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur (replay)1
Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester UnitedLWT 1
Burnley vs Stoke CityGranada
Sunderland vs Bolton WanderersTyne Tees
Halifax Town vs Manchester CityYorkshire 1
Birmingham City vs SouthamptonATV
Fourth round proper Nottingham Forest v Liverpool
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Norwich City
Harlow Town vs Watford 1
Arsenal vs Brighton & Hove Albion – LWT
Everton vs Wigan Athletic – Granada
Bolton Wanderers vs Halifax Town – Yorkshire
Swindon Town vs Tottenham Hotspur – ATV
Cambridge United vs Aston VillaAnglia
Tottenham Hotspur vs Swindon Town (Replay)
Fifth round proper Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford
Blackburn Rovers vs Aston Villa
Everton vs Wrexham
Aston Villa vs Blackburn Rovers (Replay)
Tottenham Hotspur vs Birmingham City – LWT
Bolton Wanderers vs Arsenal – Granada
Ipswich Town vs Chester – Anglia
Sixth round proper Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool
Watford vs Arsenal
West Ham United vs Aston Villa – LWT 1
Everton vs Ipswich Town – Granada 1
Semi-finals West Ham United vs Everton 1
Arsenal vs Liverpool (Replay)
West Ham United vs Everton (Replay) 1
Arsenal vs Liverpool
Arsenal vs Liverpool (2nd Replay)
Arsenal vs Liverpool (3rd Replay)
Final Arsenal vs West Ham United 1 Arsenal vs West Ham United 1

1Footage available on YouTube

References

  1. ^ "MOTD Listings 1979–80".
  2. ^ "The Big Match". Archived from the original on 11 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Kick Off Match". Archived from the original on 27 January 2009.
  4. ^ "Shoot (Tyne Tees)". Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Yorkshire ITV Football". Archived from the original on 11 May 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Star Soccer". Archived from the original on 11 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Match of the Week". Archived from the original on 11 May 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Mid-Week Football". Archived from the original on 24 April 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013.

External links

1979 FA Charity Shield

The 1979 FA Charity Shield was the 57th Charity Shield, an annual English football match played between the winners of the previous season's Football League and FA Cup. It was held at Wembley Stadium on 11 August 1979. The match was contested by Liverpool, champions of the 1978–79 Football League and Arsenal, who beat Manchester United in the final of the 1978–79 FA Cup. Watched by a crowd of 92,800, Liverpool won the match 3–1.

This was Arsenal's tenth Charity Shield appearance and Liverpool's ninth. Arsenal made no changes to the first team which played in the FA Cup Final the previous season, whereas for Liverpool new signing Avi Cohen started on the bench. In the match Liverpool took the lead in the 38th minute when Terry McDermott scored past goalkeeper Pat Jennings. They extended their lead through Kenny Dalglish in the 63rd minute before McDermott added his second two minutes later. Alan Sunderland scored a consolation for Arsenal late on.

1979–80 Birmingham City F.C. season

The 1979–80 Football League season was Birmingham City Football Club's 77th in the Football League and their 32nd in the Second Division, to which they were relegated in 1978–79. They finished in third position in the 22-team division, level on points with Chelsea but with a better goal difference, so were promoted to the First Division for 1980–81. They entered the 1979–80 FA Cup in the third round proper and lost to Tottenham Hotspur in the fifth, and were eliminated from the third round of the League Cup by Exeter City. They also entered the Anglo-Scottish Cup, but failed to progress past the group stage.

Twenty-one players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were eleven different goalscorers. Midfielder Alan Curbishley appeared in all 51 first-team games of the season – defender Joe Gallagher missed only one – and Keith Bertschin was the club's top scorer with 18 goals, of which 12 were scored in the league.

1979–80 FA Cup qualifying rounds

The FA Cup 1979–80 is the 99th 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.

1980 FA Charity Shield

The 1980 FA Charity Shield was the 58th FA Charity Shield, an annual football match played between the winners of the previous season's Football League and FA Cup competitions. The match took place on 9 August 1980 at Wembley Stadium and was played between 1979–80 Football League champions Liverpool and FA Cup winners West Ham United. It ended in a 1–0 victory for Liverpool, the only goal coming from Terry McDermott in the 17th minute from close range after the West Ham goalkeeper Phil Parkes spilled a shot from Alan Kennedy from the left of the penalty area.

1980 FA Cup Final

The 1980 FA Cup Final was contested by West Ham United and Arsenal at Wembley. West Ham won by a single goal, scored by Trevor Brooking. To date, it is the last time a team from outside the top flight has won the FA Cup. It was West Ham's third FA Cup triumph and the last time that they have won a major trophy.

Frank Lampard

Frank James Lampard (born 20 June 1978) is an English professional football manager and former player who played as a midfielder. He is the manager of Championship club Derby County. He is the all-time leading goalscorer for Chelsea, where he played for 13 years, and is considered by a number of journalists to be one of the greatest midfielders of his generation.Lampard began his career at West Ham United, for whom his father Frank Lampard Sr. had also played. He secured a place in the first team by the 1997–98 season, and the following year helped the team finish fifth in the Premier League, their highest-ever Premier League placing. In 2001, he moved to rival London club Chelsea for £11 million. In 2014, he was released by Chelsea after 13 seasons. Lampard then joined New York City on a two-year deal, in preparation for the club's Major League Soccer (MLS) debut in 2015, but would play for Manchester City in the meantime. However, it was later reported that Lampard was under contract to Manchester City and not New York City, as had been stated by both clubs. From his debut, Lampard was ever-present in the Chelsea first team and made 164 consecutive Premier League appearances, a record for an outfield player. He established himself as a prolific scorer at the west London club and was a key part of the sides which won back-to-back Premier League titles in 2004–05 and 2005–06 and a domestic cup double in 2007. He signed a new contract in 2008, becoming the highest-paid Premier League footballer at that time, and scored in his first Champions League Final that year. He won a second FA Cup winners' medal in 2009, scoring the winning goal in the final. In the 2009–10 season, Lampard helped Chelsea secure their first league and FA Cup double, and also had his most prolific season with the club, scoring 22 league goals and 14 league assists. In 2012, Lampard captained Chelsea to their first UEFA Champions League success and a year later to their first UEFA Europa League title. He was released by the club after the 2013–14 season.A three-time Chelsea Player of the Year, Lampard is the club's all-time top goalscorer with 211 goals in all competitions. Lampard is one of seven players, and the only midfielder, to have scored 150 or more goals in the Premier League. He is fourth in the Premier League's all-time assists table, with 102 assists. In 2005, Lampard was voted FWA Footballer of the Year and was runner-up in both the FIFA World Player of the Year and the Ballon d'Or. In 2010, he received the FWA Tribute Award. He has won 13 trophies in his career. Internationally, Lampard was capped 106 times by England; he made his debut in October 1999, and played at three World Cups – in 2006, 2010 and 2014. He was voted England Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005. He played in Euro 2004 and was named in the team of the tournament after scoring three goals in four games. In all, he scored 29 international goals. He was top scorer for England in their 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign with five goals, and is England's most prolific penalty taker with nine goals.

Lampard served as a team captain on the ITV sport panel show Play to the Whistle from 2015 until 2017. He has been married to television presenter Christine Lampard (née Bleakley) since December 2015.

Harlow

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The M11 motorway passes through the east of the district, entirely to the east of the town. Harlow has its own commercial and leisure economy. It is also an outer part of the London commuter belt and employment centre of the M11 corridor which includes Cambridge and London Stansted to the north. At the time of the 2011 Census, Harlow's population was recorded at 81,944 and its district had the third-highest proportion of social housing in England, 26.9%, a legacy of the 1947 commitment to re-house blitzed London families after World War II and provide a percentage of homes for other needy families who cannot afford market rents.

Harlow Town F.C.

Harlow Town Football Club are an English football club based in Harlow, Essex. The club are members of the Isthmian League South Central Division and play at The Harlow Arena.

The club is best known for its exploits in the 1979–80 FA Cup, in which it reached the fourth round, eliminating two Football League sides Southend United and Leicester City before losing to Watford at Vicarage Road.

Parson Drove F.C.

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Ray Clemence

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Tommy Caton

Thomas Stephen Caton (6 October 1962 – 30 April 1993) was an English footballer who played as a centre half for Manchester City, Arsenal, Oxford United and Charlton Athletic. Caton captained both Manchester City and Oxford United and was named as City's Player of the Year in 1982.

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Wadebridge Town F.C.

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