1991–92 FA Cup

The 1991–92 FA Cup was the 111th season of the world's oldest knockout football competition, The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup for short. Liverpool beat Sunderland 2–0 in the final to take their 5th FA Cup trophy.

The appearance in the Cup Final of Sunderland, a Level 2 team, marked the first time in 10 years that a team outside Level 1 of the English football pyramid appeared in the final game. Sunderland is one of only eight non-Level 1 teams to win the FA Cup, a mark they achieved in the 1973 FA Cup Final

This was the first FA Cup competition to use penalties to decide games still tied after extra time in a replayed match.

1991–92 FA Cup
Country England
Defending championsTottenham Hotspur
ChampionsLiverpool (5th title)

First Round Proper

The first round matches were played on the weekend between 15–17 November 1991, with replays played midweek between 26–27 November.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Blackpool 2–1 Grimsby Town
2 Chester City 1–0 Guiseley
3 Darlington 2–1 Chesterfield
4 Bournemouth 3–1 Bromsgrove Rovers
5 Barnet 5–0 Tiverton Town
6 Burnley 1–1 Doncaster Rovers
Replay Doncaster Rovers 1–3 Burnley
7 Bury 0–1 Bradford City
8 Yeovil Town 1–1 Walsall
Replay Walsall 0–1 Yeovil Town
9 West Bromwich Albion 6–0 Marlow
10 Scarborough 0–2 Wigan Athletic
11 Wrexham 5–2 Winsford United
12 Tranmere Rovers 3–0 Runcorn
13 Stockport County 3–1 Lincoln City
14 Windsor & Eton 2–4 Woking
15 Kidderminster Harriers 0–1 Aylesbury United
16 Fulham 0–2 Hayes
17 Brentford 3–3 Gillingham
Replay Gillingham 1–3 Brentford
18 Maidstone United (1) 1–0 Sutton United
19 Carlisle United 1–1 Crewe Alexandra
Replay Crewe Alexandra 5–3 Carlisle United
20 Witton Albion 1–1 Halifax Town
Replay Halifax Town 1–2 Witton Albion
21 Scunthorpe United 1–1 Rotherham United
Replay Rotherham United 3–3 Scunthorpe United
Rotherham United won 7–6 on penalties
22 Huddersfield Town 7–0 Lincoln United
23 Mansfield Town 0–1 Preston North End
24 Halesowen Town 2–2 Farnborough Town
Replay Farnborough Town 4–0 Halesowen Town
25 Morecambe 0–1 Hull City
26 Torquay United 3–0 Birmingham City
27 Kettering Town 1–1 Wycombe Wanderers
Replay Wycombe Wanderers 0–2 Kettering Town
28 Stoke City 0–0 Telford United
Replay Telford United 2–1 Stoke City
29 Aldershot 0–1 Enfield
30 Peterborough United 7–0 Harlow Town
31 Colchester United 0–0 Exeter City
Replay Exeter City 0–0 Colchester United
Exeter City won 4–2 on penalties
32 Leyton Orient 2–1 Welling United
33 Slough Town 3–3 Reading
Replay Reading 2–1 Slough Town
34 Crawley Town 4–2 Northampton Town
35 Bridlington Town 1–2 York City
36 Swansea City 2–1 Cardiff City
37 Emley 0–3 Bolton Wanderers
38 Hartlepool United 3–2 Shrewsbury Town
39 Gretna 0–0 Rochdale
Replay Rochdale 3–1 Gretna
40 Atherstone United 0–0 Hereford United
Replay Hereford United 3–0 Atherstone United

Second Round Proper

The second round matches were played on the weekend between 7–9 December 1991, with replays played midweek on 17 December.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Enfield 1–4 Barnet
2 Blackpool 0–1 Hull City
3 Darlington 1–2 Hartlepool United
4 Bournemouth 2–1 Brentford
5 Burnley 2–0 Rotherham United
6 Preston North End 5–1 Witton Albion
7 Rochdale 1–2 Huddersfield Town
8 Woking 3–0 Yeovil Town
9 Bolton Wanderers 3–1 Bradford City
10 Crewe Alexandra 2–0 Chester City
11 Wrexham 1–0 Telford United
12 Aylesbury United 2–3 Hereford United
13 Maidstone United (1) 1–2 Kettering Town
14 Exeter City 0–0 Swansea City
Replay Swansea City 1–2 Exeter City
15 Torquay United 1–1 Farnborough Town
Replay Farnborough Town 4–3 Torquay United
16 York City 1–1 Tranmere Rovers
Replay Tranmere Rovers 2–1 York City
17 Hayes 0–2 Crawley Town
18 Wigan Athletic 2–0 Stockport County
19 Peterborough United 0–0 Reading
Replay Reading 1–0 Peterborough United
20 Leyton Orient 2–1 West Bromwich Albion

Third Round Proper

The third round matches were played on the weekend between 4–6 January 1992, with replays played midweek between 14–15 January. However,the Newcastle United-Bournemouth match was replayed on 22 January, while the Derby County-Burnley match was replayed on 25 January.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Bournemouth 0–0 Newcastle United
Replay Newcastle United 2–2 Bournemouth
Bournemouth won 4–3 on penalties
2 Bristol City 1–1 Wimbledon
Replay Wimbledon 0–1 Bristol City
3 Burnley 2–2 Derby County
Replay Derby County 2–0 Burnley
4 Preston North End 0–2 Sheffield Wednesday
5 Southampton 2–0 Queens Park Rangers
6 Woking 0–0 Hereford United
Replay Hereford United 2–1 Woking
7 Leicester City 1–0 Crystal Palace
8 Notts County 2–0 Wigan Athletic
9 Nottingham Forest 1–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
10 Blackburn Rovers 4–1 Kettering Town
11 Aston Villa 0–0 Tottenham Hotspur
Replay Tottenham Hotspur 0–1 Aston Villa
12 Bolton Wanderers 2–0 Reading
13 Crewe Alexandra 0–4 Liverpool
14 Middlesbrough 2–1 Manchester City
15 Sunderland 3–0 Port Vale
16 Everton 1–0 Southend United
17 Swindon Town 3–2 Watford
18 Wrexham 2–1 Arsenal
19 Sheffield United 4–0 Luton Town
20 Ipswich Town 1–1 Hartlepool United
Replay Hartlepool United 0–2 Ipswich Town
21 Bristol Rovers 5–0 Plymouth Argyle
22 Coventry City 1–1 Cambridge United
Replay Cambridge United 1–0 Coventry City
23 West Ham United 1–1 Farnborough Town
Replay West Ham United 1–0 Farnborough Town
24 Brighton & Hove Albion 5–0 Crawley Town
25 Norwich City 1–0 Barnsley
26 Hull City 0–2 Chelsea
27 Oldham Athletic 1–1 Leyton Orient
Replay Leyton Orient 4–2 Oldham Athletic
28 Exeter City 1–2 Portsmouth
29 Huddersfield Town 0–4 Millwall
30 Charlton Athletic 3–1 Barnet
31 Leeds United 0–1 Manchester United
32 Oxford United 3–1 Tranmere Rovers

Fourth Round Proper

The fourth round matches were played on the weekend between 25–27 January 1992, with replays played midweek between 4–5 February. However, the Bristol Rovers-Liverpool match was played on 5 February, and replayed on 11 February.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Southampton 0–0 Manchester United
Replay Manchester United 2–2 Southampton
Southampton won 4–2 on penalties
2 Leicester City 1–2 Bristol City
3 Notts County 2–1 Blackburn Rovers
4 Nottingham Forest 2–0 Hereford United
5 Sheffield Wednesday 1–2 Middlesbrough
6 Bolton Wanderers 2–1 Brighton & Hove Albion
7 Derby County 3–4 Aston Villa
8 Ipswich Town 3–0 Bournemouth
9 Bristol Rovers 1–1 Liverpool
Replay Liverpool 2–1 Bristol Rovers
10 Portsmouth 2–0 Leyton Orient
11 West Ham United 2–2 Wrexham
Replay Wrexham 0–1 West Ham United
12 Norwich City 2–1 Millwall
13 Chelsea 1–0 Everton
14 Charlton Athletic 0–0 Sheffield United
Replay Sheffield United 3–1 Charlton Athletic
15 Cambridge United 0–3 Swindon Town
16 Oxford United 2–3 Sunderland

Fifth Round Proper

The fifth round matches were played on the weekend between 15–16 February 1992, with replays played midweek on 26 February.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Nottingham Forest 4–1 Bristol City
2 Bolton Wanderers 2–2 Southampton
Replay Southampton 3–2 Bolton Wanderers
3 Sunderland 1–1 West Ham United
Replay West Ham United 2–3 Sunderland
4 Swindon Town 1–2 Aston Villa
5 Ipswich Town 0–0 Liverpool
Replay Liverpool 3–2 Ipswich Town
6 Portsmouth 1–1 Middlesbrough
Replay Middlesbrough 2–4 Portsmouth
7 Norwich City 3–0 Notts County
8 Chelsea 1–0 Sheffield United

Sixth Round Proper

The sixth round matches were played on the weekend beginning 7–8 March 1992, with replays being played on 18 March.

Liverpool began to compensate for a sub-standard league season by eliminating Aston Villa and booking themselves a seemingly easy semi-final tie with a Portsmouth side who defeated League Cup finalists Nottingham Forest and ending their hopes of a unique FA Cup/League Cup double.

Norwich City reached the semi-finals for the second time in four seasons after beating Southampton in a replay.

Sunderland joined fellow Second Division side Portsmouth in the FA Cup semi-finals thanks to a 2–1 replay win over Chelsea after a 1–1 draw.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Liverpool 1–0 Aston Villa
2 Southampton 0–0 Norwich City
replay Norwich City 2–1 Southampton
3 Portsmouth 1–0 Nottingham Forest
4 Chelsea 1–1 Sunderland
replay Sunderland 2–1 Chelsea


The semi-finals were played on 5 April 1992. It was the first time that Hillsborough was used as a semi-final venue since the Hillsborough Disaster at a previous FA Cup semi-final in 1989. This time it was Second Division Sunderland and First Division Norwich City who were competing for a place in the final. Sunderland went through with John Byrne scoring the only goal of the game to take the Wearsiders to their first cup final since 1973.

Portsmouth held Liverpool to a 1-1 draw in the other semi-final at Highbury, with the replay being held at Villa Park, which went to penalties after a goalless draw. Liverpool emerged as victors in the shootout to reach the FA Cup final for the fourth time in seven seasons.

Liverpool1 – 1
Whelan Goal 116' Anderton Goal 111'
Norwich City0 – 1Sunderland
Byrne Goal 34'


Portsmouth0 – 0

Liverpool won 3–1 on penalties


Liverpool won the FA Cup for the fifth time with a 2–0 victory to compensate for their worst league season (sixth place) for more than 20 years. Ian Rush scored his fifth goal in FA Cup Finals, a record.

Liverpool2 – 0Sunderland
Thomas Goal 47'
Rush Goal 68'

Media coverage

For the fourth consecutive season in the United Kingdom, the BBC was the free to air broadcaster. For the first full season following its absorption of BSB's Sports Channel, Sky Sports was the subscription broadcaster.

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1991–92 Birmingham City F.C. season

The 1991–92 Football League season was Birmingham City Football Club's 89th season in the Football League and 3rd in the Third Division. They finished in second place in the 24-team division, so were promoted back to the second tier for the 1992–93 season. They entered the 1991–92 FA Cup in the first round proper and lost in that round to Torquay United, eliminated Exeter City and Luton Town from the League Cup before losing to Crystal Palace after two replays, and failed to progress past the preliminary round of the Football League Trophy.

Nigel Gleghorn was the club's top goalscorer, with 17 goals in the league, and 22 in all competitions.

After Lou Macari had quit as manager at the end of the 1990–91 season, and caretaker Bill Coldwell had persuaded all the out-of-contract players apart from Vince Overson to renew, Terry Cooper was appointed manager in August, only a week before the playing season started.

1991–92 FA Cup qualifying rounds

The 1991–92 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds opened the 111th season of competition in England for 'The Football Association Challenge Cup' (FA Cup), the world's oldest association football single knockout competition. A total of 558 clubs were accepted for the competition, down five from the previous season’s 563.

The large number of clubs entering the tournament from lower down (Levels 5 through 8) in the English football pyramid meant that the competition started with five rounds of preliminary (1) and qualifying (4) knockouts for these non-League teams. The 28 winning teams from Fourth Round Qualifying progressed to the First Round Proper, where League teams tiered at Levels 3 and 4 entered the competition.

1992 FA Charity Shield

The 1992 FA Charity Shield (also known as the Tennent's FA Charity Shield for sponsorship reasons) was the 70th Charity Shield, a football match contested by the winners of the previous season's Football League and FA Cup competitions. The match was played on 8 August 1992 between 1991–92 Football League champions Leeds United and 1991–92 FA Cup winners Liverpool.

Leeds won a dramatic match 4–3 with a hat-trick from Eric Cantona.

The match saw Liverpool player Paul Stewart make his debut for the club. It was also the first competitive game that goalkeeper David James, an unused substitute, was involved in for Liverpool.

1992 FA Cup Final

The 1992 FA Cup Final was contested by Liverpool and Sunderland at Wembley. Liverpool won 2–0, with goals from Michael Thomas and Ian Rush.

Blandford United F.C.

Blandford United Football Club is a football club based in Blandford Forum, Dorset, England. The club was a founding member of the Dorset Combination in 1957. The club is affiliated to the Dorset County Football Association and is a FA chartered Standard club. They are currently members of the Dorset Premier League. They play their games at Blandford Recreation Ground.

Football in Yorkshire

Football in Yorkshire refers to the sport of association football in relation to its participation and history within Yorkshire, England. The county is the largest in the United Kingdom and as thus has many football clubs professional and amateur.

Sheffield in South Yorkshire is recognised by FIFA and UEFA as the birthplace of club football, because Sheffield F.C. are the oldest association football club in the world.Hallam F.C. also from Sheffield are the second oldest. With its origins in the Sheffield Rules code, the game eventually spread to other parts of the county after Hull local Ebenezer Cobb Morley wrote The Football Association's Laws of the Game, which are still used worldwide today.

List of Blackburn Rovers F.C. players

This is a list of notable footballers who have played for Blackburn Rovers. The aim is for this list to include all players that have played 100 or more senior matches for the club. Other players who are deemed to have played an important role for the club can be included, but the reason for their notability should be included (and sourced) in the 'Notes' column.

For a list of all Blackburn Rovers players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Blackburn Rovers F.C. players, and for the current squad see Blackburn Rovers F.C.#Current squad.

Mike Marsh (footballer)

Michael Andrew "Mike" Marsh (born 21 July 1969) is an English professional football coach and former footballer who is the assistant first-team coach at Swansea City.

Marsh came through the ranks at Liverpool and was part of their 1992 FA Cup-winning side. He was a first-team coach at Liverpool between 2011 and 2015, working under Kenny Dalglish and Brendan Rodgers, before joining Huddersfield Town as a coach in November 2015. He left in May 2016 to take up a coaching role with the England under-17s.

Rob Jones (footballer, born 1971)

Robert Marc Jones (born 5 November 1971 in Wrexham, Wales) is a Welsh-born English former professional footballer who played as a defender from 1987 to 1999.

After starting his career with Crewe Alexandra, he went on to make a name for himself with Liverpool before finishing his career with a brief spell with West Ham United. He was capped eight times by England.

Wrexham A.F.C. 2–1 Arsenal F.C.

The 1991–92 FA Cup third-round match between Wrexham and Arsenal was played at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham on 4 January 1992. Billed as a potential cup upset by the media, the visitors went into the match as favourites given the gulf in divisions that separated the two teams. Arsenal entered the FA Cup in the third round, as they participated in the Football League First Division, while Wrexham of the Fourth Division won their first two ties to reach this stage of the competition.

Watched by a near-capacity crowd, the visitors Arsenal began the tie more strongly, but failed to convert their chances. They took the lead minutes before half-time when Alan Smith scored from a Paul Merson cross. Wrexham's performance improved the longer the match went, and they equalised through Mickey Thomas's free kick in the 82nd minute. Two minutes later, the home side went ahead after Steve Watkin collected the ball from his teammate Gordon Davies and diverted it past goalkeeper David Seaman. A pitch invasion occurred once the whistle blew for full-time; the Wrexham players and staff joined in celebrations with their supporters. Wrexham's reward was a fourth-round tie against West Ham United which they lost in a replay.

Referred to as one of the greatest FA Cup "giant-killings" of all time, Arsenal manager George Graham described Wrexham's win as his "lowest moment in football." Graham recovered to guide his team to glory in the competition the following season, as they beat Sheffield Wednesday in the 1993 Cup final.

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