The 1993–94 FA Cup was the 113th staging of the world and England's oldest cup competition, the Football Association Cup or FA Cup. The competition overall was won by Manchester United for the first time since 1990, with a 4–0 thrashing of Chelsea.
The first round started in November 1993 for teams from divisions 2 and 3. The teams form the Premier League and division 1 joined at the third round. For more information on the preliminary rounds and qualifying competition for this year's FA Cup, see the FA Cup archives on the FA website.
|1993–94 FA Cup|
|Champions||Manchester United |
The first round matches were played on the weekend beginning 13 November 1993.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team|
|3||AFC Bournemouth||4–2||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|10||Macclesfield Town||2–0||Hartlepool United|
|13||Shrewsbury Town||1–1||Doncaster Rovers|
|replay||Doncaster Rovers||1–2||Shrewsbury Town|
|15||Kidderminster Harriers||3–0||Kettering Town|
|16||Bristol Rovers||1–2||Wycombe Wanderers|
|17||Northampton Town||1–2||Bromsgrove Rovers|
|18||Bradford City||0–0||Chester City|
|replay||Chester City||1–0||Bradford City|
|19||Witton Albion||0–2||Lincoln City|
|20||Mansfield Town||1–2||Preston North End|
|22||Halifax Town||2–1||West Bromwich Albion|
|Stalybridge Celtic won 4–2 on penalties|
|25||Metropolitan Police||0–2||Crawley Town|
|26||Rotherham United||1–2||Stockport County|
|27||Colchester United||3–4||Sutton United|
|28||Leyton Orent||2–1||Gravesend & Northfleet|
|29||Slough Town||1–2||Torquay United|
|30||Cambridge City||0–1||Hereford United|
|32||Leek Town||2–2||Wigan Athletic|
|replay||Wigan Athletic||3–0||Leek Town|
|34||Telford United||1–1||Huddersfield Town|
|replay||Huddersfield Town||1–0||Telford United|
|35||Swansea City||1–1||Nuneaton Borough|
|replay||Nuneaton Borough||2–1||Swansea City|
|36||Accrington Stanley||2–3||Scunthorpe United|
|37||Farnborough Town||1–3||Exeter City|
|40||Knowsley United||1–4||Carlisle United|
The second round matches were played on the weekend beginning 4 December 1993.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team|
|1||Chester City||2–0||Hull City|
|2||AFC Bournemouth||1–1||Nuneaton Borough|
|replay||Nuneaton Borough||0–1||AFC Bournemouth|
|3||Bath City||2–1||Hereford United|
|5||Yeovil Town||0–2||Bromsgrove Rovers|
|Scunthorpe United won 7–6 on penalties|
|7||Crewe Alexandra||2–1||Macclesfield Town|
|8||Lincoln City||1–3||Bolton Wanderers|
|9||Shrewsbury Town||0–1||Preston North End|
|10||Stockport County||5–1||Halifax Town|
|11||Wycombe Wanderers||1–0||Cambridge United|
|15||Carlisle United||3–1||Stalybridge Celtic|
|16||Port Vale||1–0||Huddersfield Town|
|17||Torquay United||0–1||Sutton United|
|19||Leyton Orient||1–1||Exeter City|
|replay||Exeter City||2–2||Leyton Orient|
|Exeter City won 5–4 on penalties|
The third round matches were played on the weekend beginning 8 January 1994.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team|
|2||Preston North End||2–1||AFC Bournemouth|
|4||Notts County||3–2||Sutton United|
|6||Sheffield Wednesday||1–1||Nottingham Forest|
|replay||Nottingham Forest||0–2||Sheffield Wednesday|
|8||Grimsby Town||1–0||Wigan Athletic|
|9||Wolverhampton Wanderers||1–0||Crystal Palace|
|11||Luton Town||1–0||Southend United|
|12||Swindon Town||1–1||Ipswich Town|
|replay||Ipswich Town||2–1||Swindon Town|
|13||Sheffield United||0–1||Manchester United|
|14||Stockport County||2–1||Queens Park Rangers|
|15||Newcastle United||2–0||Coventry City|
|16||Wycombe Wanderers||0–2||Norwich City|
|17||Manchester City||4–1||Leicester City|
|18||West Ham United||2–1||Watford|
|19||Plymouth Argyle||1–0||Chester City|
|21||Oldham Athletic||2–1||Derby County|
|24||Exeter City||0–1||Aston Villa|
|28||Leeds United||3–1||Crewe Alexandra|
|29||Stoke City||0–0||Bath City|
|replay||Bath City||1–4||Stoke City|
|30||Peterborough United||1–1||Tottenham Hotspur|
|replay||Tottenham Hotspur||1–1||Peterborough United|
|Tottenham Hotspur won 5–4 on penalties|
|31||Birmingham City||1–2||Kidderminster Harriers|
|32||Oxford United||2–0||Tranmere Rovers|
The fourth round matches were played on the weekend beginning 29 January 1994.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team|
|1||Notts County||1–1||West Ham United|
|replay||West Ham United||1–0||Notts County|
|3||Grimsby Town||1–2||Aston Villa|
|4||Ipswich Town||3–0||Tottenham Hotspur|
|5||Stockport County||0–4||Bristol City|
|6||Newcastle United||1–1||Luton Town|
|replay||Luton Town||2–0||Newcastle United|
|7||Kidderminster Harriers||1–0||Preston North End|
|8||Norwich City||0–2||Manchester United|
|10||Oldham Athletic||0–0||Stoke City|
|replay||Stoke City||0–1||Oldham Athletic|
|13||Cardiff City||1–0||Manchester City|
|14||Port Vale||0–2||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|15||Charlton Athletic||0–0||Blackburn Rovers|
|replay||Blackburn Rovers||0–1||Charlton Athletic|
|16||Oxford United||2–2||Leeds United|
|replay||Leeds United||2–3||Oxford United|
The fifth round matches were played on the weekend beginning 19 February 1994.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team|
|1||Bristol City||1–1||Charlton Athletic|
|replay||Charlton Athletic||2–0||Bristol City|
|2||Bolton Wanderers||1–0||Aston Villa|
|3||Wolverhampton Wanderers||1–1||Ipswich Town|
|replay||Ipswich Town||1–2||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|4||Kidderminster Harriers||0–1||West Ham United|
|7||Cardiff City||1–2||Luton Town|
Oldham Athletic reached the FA Cup semi-finals for the second time in five seasons, where they would meet their opponents from 1990 – Manchester United.
Luton reached their first semi-final since 1988 at the expense of West Ham United, where they would take on Chelsea.
Kanchelskis 71', 75'
The semi-final paired Premier League leaders Manchester United with relegation-threatened Oldham Athletic - a repeat of the 1990 semi-final. Wembley Stadium was the venue for this match, which was still goalless after 90 minutes. Oldham took the lead in extra time through Neil Pointon, and held their lead the 119th minute, when a late equaliser by Mark Hughes forced a replay. The two sides met at Maine Road for the replay, which United won 4–1 to end their opposition's hopes of a first-ever FA Cup final, and move closer to winning the double.
The other semi-final paired Premier League side Chelsea with Division One side Luton Town, with both sides looking for glory in the cup after disappointing league campaigns. Like the other semi-final the following day, this match was played at Wembley. Chelsea went through with Gavin Peacock scoring twice in a 2-0 win, to reach their first FA Cup final for 24 years.
|Peacock 13', 48'||Report|
|Manchester United||1 – 1|
|Hughes 120'||Pointon 106'|
|Manchester United||4–1||Oldham Athletic|
Two penalties by Eric Cantona as well as late goals by Mark Hughes and Brian McClair gave Manchester United a 4–0 triumph over Chelsea after the deadlock was still unbroken at half-time, and saw them become only the sixth club in history to win The Double.
|Cantona 60' (pen.) 66' (pen.)
The 1993–94 Football League season was Birmingham City Football Club's 91st in the Football League. They finished in 22nd position in the 24-team Division One, so were relegated to the third tier for 1994–95. They entered the 1993–94 FA Cup at the third-round stage, and lost their opening match to non-League club Kidderminster Harriers, and entered the League Cup in the first round, losing in the second to fellow Birmingham-based club Aston Villa. They were eliminated in the preliminary group of the Anglo-Italian Cup.After a poor start to the season, manager Terry Cooper resigned, believing that new owner David Sullivan wanted to bring in his own man. He was replaced by Southend United manager Barry Fry, at the cost of a record Football League fine of £130,000 after being found guilty of poaching Fry and his staff. At the end of the season, the Kop and Tilton Road terraces of the St Andrew's ground were demolished, to be re-opened the following season as all-seater stands.
The club's top scorer in league matches was Andy Saville with nine goals; Saville and Paul Peschisolido scored ten in all competitions.1993–94 FA Cup qualifying rounds
The 1993–94 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds opened the 113th 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 539 clubs were accepted for the competition, down 22 from the previous season’s 561.
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.1993–94 Football League Cup
The 1993–94 Football League Cup (known as the Coca-Cola Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 34th Football League Cup, a knockout competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The competition name reflects a sponsorship deal with soft drinks brand Coca-Cola.
Aston Villa won the competition, beating Manchester United 3–1 in the final.1993–94 Luton Town F.C. season
During the 1993–94 English football season, Luton Town F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.1993–94 Southampton F.C. season
The 1993–94 Southampton F.C. season was the club's second in the Premier League, and their 24th season in the top division of English football. Having narrowly avoided relegation from the newly formed league the previous season, the club were looking to improve their performances in order to remain in the top flight for another year. For the second year in a row, Southampton finished 18th in the league, again just one point above the relegation zone. They also reached the third round of the FA Cup, and the second round of the League Cup.
The club brought in a number of players throughout the season to try and bolster the squad – defenders Simon Charlton and Paul McDonald were transferred during the 1993 summer transfer window, followed by midfielders Paul Allen and Peter Reid, and goalkeeper Dave Beasant, later in the year. After Christmas Southampton also enlisted the services of striker Craig Maskell, midfielder Jim Magilton, and winger Neil Heaney. Tim Flowers was sold to Blackburn Rovers in November 1993 for £2 million, while Glenn Cockerill, Paul Moody and Micky Adams all departed too.
Halfway through the season, on 10 January 1994, Southampton manager Ian Branfoot was dismissed from his position at the club. At the time, the club were placed second from bottom in the Premier League table, with just five wins from a total of 24 matches. Former Saints midfielder Alan Ball was appointed as Branfoot's replacement, and made an instant impact by leading the team to three wins out of the next four matches, and eventually to safety in the Premier League. He would remain with Southampton for the following season, and left in 1995.
At the end of the season Southampton finished 18th in the Premier League table with 12 wins, 7 draws and 23 losses, just two positions and one point above the relegation zone. Matthew Le Tissier was the club's top scorer with 25 goals in the league, making him the third best goalscorer in the league that season. Le Tissier also won the Southampton Player of the Season award, joining Peter Shilton and Tim Flowers as a second winner of the accolade. At the end of the season, striker Lee Powell was released from the club.1994 FA Charity Shield
The 1994 FA Charity Shield was the 72nd FA Charity Shield, an annual football match played between the winners of the previous season's Premier League and FA Cup competitions. The match was played on 14 August 1994 at Wembley Stadium and contested by Manchester United, who had won the league and cup Double in 1993–94, and Blackburn Rovers, who had finished as runners-up in the Premier League. Manchester United won the match 2–0 with goals from Eric Cantona and Paul Ince, with seven players booked due to a new clampdown imposed by referees.Notable omissions from the Blackburn side were the previous season's top scorer Alan Shearer (who had a virus from eating seafood) and his new strike partner Chris Sutton, who had just joined them for a national record fee of £5 million. Also absent due to injury were Mike Newell, Kevin Gallacher, Paul Warhurst and David Batty. Stuart Ripley and Ian Pearce made a make-shift front two, with young striker Peter Thorne making his solitary appearance for Blackburn as a substitute. Other debutants for Rovers were experienced defender Tony Gale and Australian winger Robbie Slater.
Meanwhile, Manchester United defender David May made his club debut just weeks after joining them from Blackburn. Denis Irwin and Roy Keane were absent after being given an extended break after playing for the Republic of Ireland in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.1994 FA Cup Final
The 1994 FA Cup Final was the 49th FA Cup final to be held since the Second World War and was contested between Manchester United and Chelsea. United went into the final as Premier League champions, having won the title by eight points over Blackburn Rovers. They were bidding to become only the fourth team of the 20th century to complete "the Double" and the first in their own history. Chelsea, on the other hand, were playing in their first FA Cup Final since 1970 and first major final since the 1972 Football League Cup Final; they also finished 14th in the Premier League.Andrei Kanchelskis
Andrei Antanasovich Kanchelskis (Ukrainian: Андрій Антанасович Канчельскіс; Russian: Андрей Антанасович Канчельскис; born 23 January 1969) is a Russian professional football manager and a former player. He is the manager of Navbahor Namangan in Uzbekistan.
As a player from 1988 to 2006, he was a right winger, and is remembered for his spells with English clubs Manchester United and Everton, and in Scotland with Rangers. He is the only player in history to have scored in each of the Glasgow, Merseyside and Manchester local derbies. He also played in the top flight of English football with Southampton and Manchester City, as well as also appearing as a professional for Dynamo Kyiv, Shakhtar Donetsk, Fiorentina, Al Hilal, Saturn Moscow Oblast and Krylia Sovetov. He was capped internationally by the Soviet Union, CIS and Russia. He moved into management in 2010 with FC Torpedo-ZIL Moscow after two years as general director of FC Nosta Novotroitsk.Bryan Robson
Bryan Robson OBE (born 11 January 1957) is an English football manager and former player. Born in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, he began his career with West Bromwich Albion in 1972 before moving to Manchester United in 1981, where he became the longest serving captain in the club's history and won three FA Cups and a European Cup Winners' Cup. He also won two Premier League winners' medals. In August 2011, Robson was voted as the greatest ever Manchester United player in a poll of the club's former players as part of a new book, 19, released to celebrate their 19th league title win.Robson represented England on 90 occasions between 1980 and 1991, making him, at the time, the fifth most capped England player. His goalscoring tally of 26 placed him eighth on the list at the time. Robson captained his country 65 times, with only Bobby Moore and Billy Wright having captained England on more occasions. Robson is also known by the nicknames "Robbo" and "Captain Marvel". Bobby Robson stated that Robson was, along with Alan Shearer and Kevin Beattie, the best British player he ever worked with.Robson began his management career as a player-manager with Middlesbrough in 1994, retiring from playing in 1997. In seven years as Middlesbrough manager, he guided them to three Wembley finals, which were all lost, and earned them promotion to the Premier League on two occasions. Between 1994 and 1996, he also served as assistant coach to England manager Terry Venables, which included Euro 96. He later returned to West Bromwich Albion for two years as manager, helping them become the first top division team in 14 years to avoid relegation after being bottom of the league table on Christmas Day. Less successful have been his short-lived spells as manager of Bradford City and Sheffield United, the former lasting barely six months and ending in relegation from what is now the EFL Championship, and the latter lasting less than a year and seeing his expensively-assembled side fail to challenge for promotion to the Premier League. On 23 September 2009, Robson was appointed manager of the Thailand national team. He resigned on 8 June 2011. On 1 July 2011, Robson was appointed "Global Ambassador" at Manchester United.Glapwell F.C.
Glapwell F.C. was a football club based in Glapwell, near Chesterfield in Derbyshire, England. They were last members of the North Division of the Central Midlands League.Jerry Gill
Jeremy Morley "Jerry" Gill (born 8 September 1970) is an English former professional footballer who is currently manager of National League South club Bath City. Despite his late entry into the professional game – he made his debut in the Football League at the age of 27 – and a career-threatening injury sustained five years later, Gill played more than 250 Football League matches, for Birmingham City, Northampton Town and Cheltenham Town, and was still playing in Football League One, the third tier of English football, three weeks after his 38th birthday. He usually played at right-back, but could play elsewhere in defence or in midfield. His various managers viewed his strengths to be his professional approach to the game and the enthusiasm and whole-hearted determination he shows on the field.
Gill began his football career with non-league club Trowbridge Town. After an unsuccessful 18 months in London with Leyton Orient, he returned to the semi-professional game with Weston-super-Mare followed by six seasons with Bath City. A season at Yeovil Town, where his goals from midfield helped the club to promotion to the Conference, earned Gill selection for the England National Game XI – England's representative side for semi-professional players – and a transfer to the Football League with First Division club Birmingham City.
Though Gill struggled to establish himself with Birmingham, and was never an undisputed member of the starting eleven, he played a big part in the club's 2001 League Cup run, and was controversially omitted from the squad for the final. After Birmingham's promotion to the Premier League, he moved to Northampton Town, where he suffered knee ligament damage which ended his career with the club. He went on to spend four seasons with Cheltenham Town, helping them to promotion to League One via the play-offs. He spent most of the 2008–09 season as player-coach of Conference National club Forest Green Rovers. After two unsuccessful applications for managerial posts, and a spell playing for Conference North club Redditch United, Gill was appointed manager of Conference South club Weymouth in January 2010, only to resign 44 days later. He worked as youth team coach at Bristol Rovers, spent 18 months as academy director at Kidderminster Harriers, before being employed at Norwich City, initially as a scout then as an academy coach. He parted company with the Canaries in July 2015 and soon took up the role of U18 head coach at Wolverhampton Wanderers.John Deakin (footballer)
John Deakin (born 29 September 1966) is an English former professional footballer who made 33 appearances in the Football League playing for Doncaster Rovers, Birmingham City and Carlisle United.Mark Hughes
Leslie Mark Hughes, OBE (born 1 November 1963) is a Welsh football manager and former player, who was most recently manager of Premier League club Southampton.
During his playing career he was most noted for two spells at Manchester United, but he also played for Barcelona and Bayern Munich, as well as the English clubs Chelsea, Southampton, Everton and finally Blackburn Rovers. He also made 72 appearances for Wales scoring 16 goals. He retired from playing in 2002. He won a host of winners' medals during his playing career, including two Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups and two European Cup Winners' Cups. He also collected an FA Cup runners-up medal and a League Cup runners-up medal. Hughes was the first player to win the PFA Players' Player of the Year award twice, in 1989 and 1991.
His reign as Wales manager was his first managerial post; he was appointed in 1999 and remained in the role until 2004. He failed to qualify for a World Cup or European Championship during his five years in charge, although his reign coincided with a marked improvement in results; he came particularly close to securing European Championship qualification in 2004. Hughes then spent four years in charge of Blackburn, guiding them to sixth place in 2005–06. He took charge of Manchester City in June 2008 for a year and a half before spending the 2010–11 season at Fulham. He joined Queens Park Rangers in January 2012, helping them retain their Premier League status in 2011–12. Despite some high-profile signings in the summer of 2012, QPR began the 2012–13 season in very poor form, and Hughes was dismissed on 23 November 2012.Hughes was appointed manager of Stoke City on 30 May 2013. He guided the club to three consecutive ninth-place Premier League finishes in 2013–14, 2014–15 and 2015–16; however progress at Stoke stalled in the 2016–17 season, with the club finishing 13th in the table. Following a poor start to the 2017–18 season, with the club in the relegation zone heading into the new year, he was dismissed by Stoke on 6 January 2018, hours after an FA Cup third round exit to League Two side Coventry City. He was appointed manager of fellow struggling side Southampton on 14 March 2018, signing a contract until the end of the season, with the Saints sat one point above his former club Stoke in 17th place at the time of his appointment. He guided the club to safety at the end of the 2017–18 season, but was dismissed in December 2018 with the club at 18th in the table.Paul Ince
Paul Emerson Carlyle Ince (; born 21 October 1967) is an English football manager and a former professional footballer who played as a midfielder from 1982 to 2007.
Born in Ilford, London, Ince spent the majority of his playing career at the highest level; after leaving West Ham United he joined Manchester United where he played in the Premier League. After two years in Serie A with Internazionale he returned to England to play in the top flight for Liverpool, Middlesbrough and Wolverhampton Wanderers. After a spell as player-coach of Swindon Town, he retired from playing while player-manager of Macclesfield Town in 2007. He went on to manage Milton Keynes Dons (twice), Blackburn Rovers, Notts County and, after an almost-two-year break, Blackpool. He was capped 53 times by England, scoring two goals.
As a player, he won numerous honours with Manchester United, became the first black player to captain the England team and was also the first black Briton to manage a team in the highest tier of English football. His son Tom Ince plays for Championship side Stoke City.Paul Parker (footballer)
Paul Andrew Parker (born 4 April 1964) is an English former professional footballer, manager, and sports television pundit.
He attended Sanders Draper School in Hornchurch. As a player, he was a full back from 1982 to 1997 most notably in the Premier League for Manchester United, also having spells with Queens Park Rangers, Fulham, Derby County, Sheffield United, Chelsea and Farnborough Town. He was also a crucial player at the 1990 World Cup with England and earned 19 caps. He had spells as a manager from 2001 to 2005 with Chelmsford City and Welling United.Peterlee Town F.C.
Peterlee Town F.C. is a football club from Peterlee, England who currently play in the Wearside Football League.South Normanton Athletic F.C.
South Normanton Athletic Football Club is a football club based in South Normanton, near Alfreton, Derbyshire, England. They are currently members of the Midland League Premier Division and play at Lees Lane.West Midlands Police F.C.
West Midlands Police F.C. was a football club based in Birmingham, England.Wick F.C.
Wick Football Club is a football club based in Wick, near Littlehampton, England. Wick joined the Sussex County League Division Two in 1964. In the 1998–99 season, they reached the 4th round of the FA Vase. Prior to the 2013–14 season, they merged with near neighbours Barnham. However the clubs split again in 2016, reverting to Wick FC and are currently members of the Southern Combination Division One.
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