1999–2000 FA Cup

The 1999–2000 FA Cup (known as The FA Cup sponsored by AXA for sponsorship reasons) was the 119th staging of the FA Cup. Both the semi-finals and final of the competition were played at Wembley Stadium for the last time before reconstruction work began. The competition culminated with the final between Chelsea and Aston Villa. The game was won by a goal from Chelsea's Roberto Di Matteo, giving them a 1–0 victory.

The title holders Manchester United, withdrew from the 1999–2000 competition due to their participation in the 2000 FIFA Club World Championship in South America, to take place in early 2000,[1] thus becoming the first FA Cup winners not to defend their title. Despite this being at the request of the Football Association (FA), they received criticism from journalists and television pundits.[2] To keep the competition running smoothly, the FA chose to draw one team from among those lower-division teams defeated in the second round to progress as "lucky losers" to the third.[3] Darlington were the team drawn.[4]

The main competition started in November 1999 for clubs from the Football League and Premiership.

1999–2000 FA Cup
Country England
Defending championsManchester United (withdrawn)
ChampionsChelsea (3rd title)
Runners-upAston Villa
Top goal scorer(s)Gustavo Poyet
(6 goals)


Round Date Matches Clubs New entries this round Prize money
Preliminary Round 21 August 1999 166 558 → 392 161: 227th–387th £1,000
First Round Qualifying 4 September 1999 116 392 → 276 66: 161st–226th £2,250
Second Round Qualifying 18 September 1999 80 276 → 196 44: 117th–160th £3,750
Third Round Qualifying 2 October 1999 40 196 → 156 none £5,000
Fourth Round Qualifying 16 October 1999 32 156 → 124 24: 93rd–116th £10,000
First Round Proper 30 October 1999 40 124 → 84 48: 45th–92nd £16,000
Second Round Proper 19 November 1999 20 84 → 64 none £24,000
Third Round Proper 11 December 1999 32 64 → 32 43: 2nd–44thdouble-dagger £40,000
Fourth Round Proper 8 January 2000 16 32 → 16 none £60,000
Fifth Round Proper 29 January 2000 8 16 → 8 none £120,000
Sixth Round Proper 19 February 2000 4 8 → 4 none £300,000
Semi Finals 2 April 2000 2 4 → 2 none £900,000
Final 20 May 2000 1 2 → 1 none £1,000,000

double-dagger Manchester United, who were the winners the previous season, did not enter.

First round proper

This round is the first in which teams from the First Division and Second Division compete with non-league teams.

  • Ties were played over the weekend of 30 and 31 October 1999.
  • Replays were played on 8, 9 and 10 November 1999.

‡ - Oxford City's replay with Wycombe Wanderers was abandoned after extra time due to a fire within the stadium. The score was 1–1.[5]

Second round proper

  • Ties were played over the weekend of 20 and 21 November 1999.
  • Replays were played on 30 November 1999.

^† = Darlington advanced as lucky losers

Third round proper

This round marked the first time First Division and Premier League (top-flight) teams played.

  • Matches were played on the weekend of 11 and 12 December 1999.
  • Replays were played on 21 and 22 December 1999.

Fourth round proper

  • Ties played on weekend of 8 and 9 January 2000.
  • Replays played on 18 and 19 January 2000.

Fifth round proper

  • Ties played on weekend of 29 and 30 January 2000.
  • The shock result of the round came when Division Two Gillingham (who had yet to play in the top two divisions) defeated Premier League side Sheffield Wednesday 3-1.

Sixth round

Bolton Wanderers1 – 0Charlton Athletic
Guðjohnsen Goal 47' Report
Everton1 – 2Aston Villa
Moore Goal 20' Report Stone Goal 16'
Carbone Goal 45'
Tranmere Rovers2 – 3Newcastle United
Allison Goal 45'
Jones Goal 76'
Report Speed Goal 27'
Domi Goal 36'
Ferguson Goal 58'
Chelsea5 – 0Gillingham
Flo Goal 16'
Terry Goal 49'
Weah Goal 50'
Zola Goal 85' (pen.)
Morris Goal 88'

Semi finals

Aston Villa booked their first FA Cup final appearance since 1957 by beating Bolton Wanderers on penalties after a goalless draw, while Chelsea reached their first final after just three years with a narrow 2-1 win over Newcastle United (who had been finalists in the previous two seasons).

Aston Villa0 – 0Bolton Wanderers
  • Aston Villa win 4-1 on penalties. Steve Stone, Lee Hendrie, Gareth Barry Dion Dublin all scored for Aston Villa. Dean Holdsworth scored for Bolton.
Chelsea2 – 1Newcastle United
Poyet Goal 17'72' Report Lee Goal 66'


The 2000 FA Cup Final was contested between Chelsea and Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium, with Chelsea coming out 1-0 winners. Roberto Di Matteo scored the winning goal 17 minutes from the end, three years after he had opened the scoring within the first minute of Chelsea's last FA Cup final win. This was Villa's first FA Cup final for 43 years.

Chelsea1 – 0Aston Villa
Di Matteo Goal 73' (Report)
Aston Villa

Media coverage

In the United Kingdom, ITV were the free to air broadcasters for the third consecutive season while Sky Sports were the subscription broadcasters for the twelfth consecutive season.


  1. ^ United pull out of FA Cup BBC News, 30 June 1999.
  2. ^ Club World Cup: David Beckham sent off for Manchester United BBC News, 11 December 2012.
  3. ^ FA Cup to have 'wild card' entry BBC News, 8 November 1999.
  4. ^ Lucky Darlington land Villa trip BBC News, 11 December 1999.
  5. ^ Staniforth, Tommy (10 November 1999). "Fire at Wycombe calls halt to Cup tie". The Independent. London. Retrieved 15 May 2009.
  6. ^ Malam, Colin (21 May 2000). "Chelsea 1 Aston Villa 0". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 24 October 2007. Retrieved 10 May 2012.

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1998–99 Manchester United F.C. season

The 1998–99 season was the most successful season in the history of Manchester United Football Club. After finishing the previous season without winning any titles, United won the treble of trophies (the Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League), the first side in English football to achieve such a feat. During the campaign United lost only five times, including a one-off Charity Shield fixture, in the League Cup against eventual winners Tottenham Hotspur and their only home defeat, a league match against Middlesbrough in December 1998. A run of 33 games unbeaten in all competitions began on 26 December at home to Nottingham Forest.

Veteran players Brian McClair and Gary Pallister, along with a host of younger and less experienced players such as goalkeeper Kevin Pilkington and striker Graeme Tomlinson, had left the club before the season began. The big news of the pre-season was the arrival of Dutch defender Jaap Stam for a club record fee of £10.75 million. Other additions included striker Dwight Yorke and Swedish winger Jesper Blomqvist. Goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel announced his intention to leave the club after eight years at Old Trafford, joining Sporting Clube de Portugal at the end of the season.The team's never-say-die attitude, instilled in previous seasons, was key to their success as the players often thrived in difficult situations. The highlight was United's dramatic comeback in the Champions League final, when Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjær each scored in injury time to overturn Bayern Munich's first-half lead. David Beckham was runner up to Rivaldo for 1999's European Footballer of the Year and FIFA World Player of the Year awards.

Fans and writers regard the treble haul as manager Alex Ferguson's finest hour, although he dismissed that assertion in later years. Tens of thousands of fans lined the streets of Manchester to welcome the team as the season drew to a close. In recognition of his achievements Ferguson was awarded a knighthood, and handed the Freedom of the City of Glasgow in November 1999.By the end of the season Manchester United had become the world's richest football club, and the most valuable sporting brand worldwide. The club was also at the centre of a takeover bid by BSkyB, which was blocked by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission in March 1999.

1999 FA Charity Shield

The 1999 Football Association Charity Shield (also known as The One 2 One FA Charity Shield for sponsorship reasons) was the 77th FA Charity Shield, an annual English football match played between the winners of the previous season's Premier League and FA Cup competitions. The teams involved were Manchester United, who had won both the Premier League and FA Cup as part of the Treble the previous season, and Arsenal, who finished runners-up in the league. Watched by a crowd of 70,185 at Wembley Stadium, Arsenal won the match 2–1.

This was Arsenal's 15th Charity Shield appearance and Manchester United's 19th. Leading up to the match, both clubs were embroiled in controversy: United withdrew from English football's primary cup competition, the FA Cup, in order to take part in the 2000 FIFA Club World Championship; Arsenal were entangled in a transfer saga involving their own player, striker Nicolas Anelka, who vowed to never play for the club again. United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich, signed as a replacement for Peter Schmeichel, made the first appearance of his second spell with the club. Sylvinho started his first game for Arsenal, whereas other signing Oleh Luzhny was named on the substitutes' bench. United went ahead seven minutes before the end of the first half, when David Beckham's free-kick hit the underside of the crossbar and narrowly crossed the line before Dwight Yorke made sure. Arsenal were awarded a penalty in the second half which Nwankwo Kanu converted and the striker assisted his teammate Ray Parlour to score the winner.

This result marked Manchester United's first defeat of 1999. It was the second consecutive year that Arsenal beat United to win the Charity Shield. Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger described it as psychological boost to beat his opponents and felt the win showed that his team were ready for the upcoming season. United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, on the other hand, believed the defeat highlighted his players needed more game time.

1999–2000 Birmingham City F.C. season

The 1999–2000 season was Birmingham City Football Club's 97th in the Football League. They finished in fifth place in the Football League First Division, qualifying for the promotion play-offs, but lost the first leg of the semifinal 4–0 at home to Barnsley. Although they won the away leg, they were eliminated 5–2 on aggregate. Birmingham entered the 1999–2000 FA Cup at the third round and lost to Everton in the fourth, and after entering the League Cup in the first round and defeating Newcastle United in the third, lost to West Ham United in the fourth round.

Paul Furlong was top scorer with 11 goals, all scored in league competition.

1999–2000 FA Cup qualifying rounds

The 1999–2000 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds opened the 119th 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.

The large number of clubs entering the tournament from lower down (Levels 5 through 9) 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 32 winning teams from Fourth Round Qualifying progressed to the First Round Proper, where League teams tiered at Levels 3 and 4 entered the competition.

1999–2000 FA Premier League

The 1999–2000 FA Premier League (known as the FA Carling Premiership for sponsorship reasons) was the eighth season of the FA Premier League, and Manchester United secured their sixth Premiership title. Like the previous season, they lost only three league games all season. Unlike in 1998–99 season, they won by a comfortable margin – 18 points as opposed to a single point.

Their only disappointment of the season came when they lost their defence of the European Cup following a 3–2 defeat against Real Madrid in the quarter finals. Manchester United had withdrawn from the 1999–2000 FA Cup to participate in the FIFA World Club Championship at the request of the FA who wanted Manchester United to compete to support England's bid to host the World Cup. Chelsea would go on to win the last

FA Cup held at Wembley Stadium before its redevelopment. The League Cup final was won by Leicester City, for the second time in four seasons. In Europe, Leeds United reached the UEFA Cup semi final and Arsenal were on the losing side to Galatasaray in the UEFA Cup final.

Only one newly promoted team suffered relegation: Watford, who finished in last place, and achieved a record Premiership low of just 24 points (a record since broken by Sunderland (twice) and by Derby County, Aston Villa and Huddersfield Town), despite a decent start to their campaign which saw them beat both Liverpool (at Anfield) and Chelsea. The most successful promoted team was Sunderland, who finished seventh in the final table and spent much of the season pushing for a place in European competition. Bradford City, back in the top division for the first time since 1922, secured their Premiership survival on the last day of the season with a 1–0 win over Liverpool. The result meant that Liverpool lost out on a Champions League place, and Wimbledon were relegated after 14 years of top-division football. Second-from-bottom Sheffield Wednesday were relegated in their penultimate game of the season, having spent 15 of the previous 16 seasons in the top division. Wednesday's season included an 8–0 defeat at Newcastle. Amazingly Coventry City went all season without an away win but still managed to secure 14th place due to an impressive home record which saw them win 12 out of their 19 matches.

As well as Premiership champions Manchester United and runners-up Arsenal, third placed Leeds United qualified for the 2000–01 Champions League. UEFA Cup places went to fourth placed Liverpool, F.A Cup winners Chelsea, and League Cup winners Leicester City.

Promoted to the Premiership for 2000–01 were First Division champions Charlton Athletic, runners-up Manchester City and playoff winners Ipswich Town. For the first time since the formation of the Premiership, all of the promoted teams had been members of the Premiership before.

2000 FA Charity Shield

The 2000 FA Charity Shield (also known as The One 2 One FA Charity Shield for sponsorship reasons) was the 78th 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 between Manchester United, who won the 1999–2000 Premier League, and Chelsea, who won the 1999–2000 FA Cup, and resulted in a 2–0 Chelsea win. The goals were scored by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Mario Melchiot. Roy Keane was sent off for a challenge on Gustavo Poyet and was the last person to be sent off at the old Wembley Stadium.

Chelsea club record signing Hasselbaink was on the scoresheet on his Chelsea debut, scoring after a flick-on from Poyet which deflected in off Jaap Stam. Melchiot got the second in the 73rd minute, hitting a low, left-footed shot past Fabien Barthez. Also making their debuts for Chelsea were new signings Mario Stanić and Eiður Guðjohnsen. Goalkeeper Fabien Barthez was Manchester United's only debutant in the game.

2000 FA Cup Final

The 2000 FA Cup Final was the 119th final of the FA Cup, and the 72nd (excluding replays) and last to be played at the old Wembley Stadium. It took place on 20 May 2000 and was contested between Chelsea and Aston Villa, the latter making its first FA Cup Final appearance since winning it in 1957.

Chelsea won 1–0 to secure their second FA Cup in four years, and their third in all. The goal was scored midway through the second half by Roberto Di Matteo, who had also scored in the 1997 final.

Wembley Stadium closed five months later, and was subsequently rebuilt. The FA Cup Final was played at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff for the next six years, before returning to Wembley in 2007.

Didier Deschamps

Didier Claude Deschamps (French pronunciation: ​[didje deʃɑ̃]; born 15 October 1968) is a French retired footballer who has been manager of the France national team since 2012. He played as a defensive midfielder for several clubs, in France, Italy, England and Spain, such as Marseille, Juventus, Chelsea and Valencia, as well as Nantes and Bordeaux. Nicknamed "the water-carrier" by former France teammate Eric Cantona, Deschamps was an intelligent and hard-working defensive midfielder who excelled at winning back possession and subsequently starting attacking plays, and also stood out for his leadership throughout his career. As a French international, he was capped on 103 occasions and took part at three UEFA European Football Championships and one FIFA World Cup, captaining his nation to victories in the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.

In addition to winning two Ligue 1 titles in 1991 and 1992, Deschamps was part of the Marseille squad that became the first, and so far only, French club to win the UEFA Champions League, a feat which the team achieved in 1993; with the Champions League victory, Deschamps became the youngest captain ever to lead his team to win the title. With Juventus he played three Champions League finals in a row between 1996 and 1998, winning the title in 1996. With the Turin side, he also won the UEFA Super Cup and the Intercontinental Cup, as well as three Serie A titles, among other trophies. With Chelsea, he won the 1999–2000 FA Cup, and also reached another Champions League final with Valencia in 2001, before retiring later that season. After Franz Beckenbauer and followed by Iker Casillas, he was only the second captain in the history of football to have lifted the Champions League trophy, the World Cup trophy, and the European Championship trophy.As a manager, Deschamps began his career with Monaco, and helped the club to win the Coupe de la Ligue in 2003, and reached the 2004 UEFA Champions League Final, being named Ligue 1 Manager of the Year in 2004. During the 2006–07 season, he helped his former club Juventus win the Serie B title and return to Serie A following their relegation due to their involvement in the 2006 Calciopoli Scandal the previous season. He subsequently managed another one of his former clubs, Marseille, where he won the Ligue 1 title during the 2009–10 season, as well as three consecutive Coupe de la Ligue titles between 2010 and 2012, and consecutive Trophée des Champions titles in 2010 and 2011. On 8 July 2012, Deschamps was named as the new manager of the French national team, leading the team to the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the final of UEFA Euro 2016, and he won the final of 2018 FIFA World Cup beating Croatia 4–2. After France's victory at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Deschamps became the third man to win the World Cup as both a player and a manager; alongside Mário Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer, following Beckenbauer as only the second to do so as captain.

Emerson Thome

Emerson Augusto Thome (born 30 March 1972), also known as Paredão, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Gabriele Ambrosetti

Gabriele Ambrosetti (born 7 August 1973) is an Italian football manager and former player, who played as a winger.

George Weah

George Manneh Oppong Weah (; born 1 October 1966) is a Liberian politician and former professional footballer currently serving as the 25th President of Liberia, in office since 2018. Prior to his election to the presidency, Weah served as Senator from Montserrado County. During his football career, he played as a striker. His prolific 18-year professional playing career ended in 2003.After beginning his career in his home country of Liberia, Weah spent 14 years playing for clubs in France, Italy, and England. Arsène Wenger first brought him to Europe, signing him for Monaco in 1988. Weah moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 1992 where he won Ligue 1 in 1994 and became the top scorer of the 1994–95 UEFA Champions League. He signed for A.C. Milan in 1995 where he spent four successful seasons, winning Serie A twice. His most notable goal in Italy saw him run the length of the field against Verona. He moved to the Premier League towards the end of his career and had spells at Chelsea and Manchester City, winning the FA Cup at the former, before returning to France to play for Marseille in 2001, and subsequently ending his career with Al-Jazira in 2003. At international level, Weah represented Liberia at the African Cup of Nations on two occasions, winning 60 caps and scoring 22 goals for his country. He played an international friendly in 2018 where his number 14 jersey was retired. He is regarded as one of the best players never to have played in a World Cup.Widely regarded as one of the greatest African players of all time, in 1995, he was named FIFA World Player of the Year and won the Ballon d'Or, becoming the first and to date only African player to win these awards. In 1989, 1994 and 1995, he was also named the African Footballer of the Year, and in 1996, he was named African Player of the Century. Known for his acceleration, speed, and dribbling ability, in addition to his goalscoring and finishing, Weah was described by FIFA as "the precursor of the multi-functional strikers of today". In 2004, he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players.Weah became involved in politics in Liberia following his retirement from football. He formed the Congress for Democratic Change and ran unsuccessfully for President in the 2005 election, losing to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the second round of voting. In the 2011 election, he ran unsuccessfully for Vice President alongside Winston Tubman. Weah was subsequently elected to the Liberian Senate for Montserrado County in the 2014 elections. Weah was elected President of Liberia in the 2017 election, defeating the incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai, and sworn in on 22 January 2018.

History of Manchester United F.C. (1986–2013)

The period from 1986, when Alex Ferguson was appointed as Manchester United manager, to 2013, when he announced his retirement from football, was the most successful in the club's history. Ferguson joined the club from Aberdeen on the same day that Ron Atkinson was dismissed, and guided the club to a 12th-place finish in the league. Despite a second-place finish in 1987–88, the club was back in 11th place the following season. Reportedly on the verge of being dismissed, victory over Crystal Palace in the 1990 FA Cup Final replay (after a 3–3 draw) saved Ferguson's career. The following season, Manchester United claimed their first Cup Winners' Cup title and competed in the 1991 European Super Cup, beating European Cup holders Red Star Belgrade 1–0 in the final at Old Trafford. A second consecutive League Cup final appearance followed in 1992, in which the team beat Nottingham Forest 1–0 at Wembley Stadium. In 1993, the club won its first league title since 1967, and a year later, for the first time since 1957, it won a second consecutive title – alongside the FA Cup – to complete the first "Double" in the club's history.Manchester United's 1998–99 season was the most successful in English club football history as they became the first team to win the Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League – "The Treble" – in the same season. Losing 1–0 going into injury time in the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final, Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjær scored late goals to claim a dramatic victory over Bayern Munich, in what is considered one of the greatest comebacks of all time. The club also won the Intercontinental Cup after beating Palmeiras 1–0 in Tokyo. Ferguson was subsequently knighted for his services to football.In 2000, Manchester United competed in the inaugural FIFA Club World Championship in Brazil, and won the league again in the 1999–2000 and 2000–01 seasons. The team finished third in 2001–02, before regaining the title in 2002–03. They won the 2003–04 FA Cup, beating Millwall 3–0 in the final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. In the 2005–06 season, Manchester United failed to qualify for the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in over a decade, but recovered to secure a second-place league finish and victory over Wigan Athletic in the 2006 Football League Cup Final. The club regained the Premier League title in the 2006–07 and 2007–08 seasons, and completed the European double by beating Chelsea 6–5 on penalties in the 2008 UEFA Champions League Final in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. Ryan Giggs made a record 759th appearance for the club in this game, overtaking previous record holder, Bobby Charlton. In December 2008, the club won the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup and followed this with the 2008–09 Football League Cup, and a third successive Premier League title, the first time any team had won three successive league titles more than once. That summer, Cristiano Ronaldo was sold to Real Madrid for a world record £80 million. In 2010, Manchester United defeated Aston Villa 2–1 at Wembley to retain the League Cup, their first successful defence of a knockout cup competition.

Lee Dixon

Lee Michael Dixon (born 17 March 1964) is an English retired professional footballer who played as a right-back for Arsenal, Burnley, Bury, Chester City and Stoke City. Dixon was also capped 22 times for England, scoring once.

A childhood Manchester City fan, Dixon began his footballing career as a youth at Burnley, making his professional debut for them in 1982. From there he played for Chester City and Bury before joining Stoke City in 1986 for a fee of £50,000. He instantly impressed at Stoke and forged a fine defensive partnership with Steve Bould. The pair's potential and performances attracted the attention of Arsenal and in January 1988 they both joined the "Gunners" for a combined fee of £765,000. The following season, as Dixon cemented his place in the team, Arsenal won their first league title in eighteen years in a dramatic final game of the season. A defensive mainstay in a successful Arsenal team until his retirement in 2002, Dixon's tenure at Arsenal saw him collect four league championship medals, three FA Cup winner's medals and a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup medal. He was named in the PFA Team of the Year twice, for the seasons 1989–90 and 1990–91. His retirement came at the end of Arsenal's domestic double-winning 2001–02 season, their second in his time at the club. At the time of his retirement, he had played at 91 out of the 92 Football League grounds – every one except Fulham's Craven Cottage.

Since his playing retirement, Dixon has worked as a football pundit and columnist. He began his television career working for the BBC, primarily on their Match of the Day and Football Focus programmes, then moved to ITV Sport in July 2012. Starting in 2013, he provides commentary alongside Arlo White for NBC's Premier League coverage in the USA. He has also done charitable work, joining Lawrence Dallaglio in a sponsored bike ride for Sport Relief which raised over £986,000 for the charity.

List of Darlington F.C. seasons

Darlington Football Club, an English association football club based in Darlington, County Durham, was founded in 1883. In their second season, they won the major regional trophy, the Durham Challenge Cup, and the following season they entered the FA Cup for the first time, only to lose 8–0 to Grimsby Town. In 1889, Darlington were one of the founder members of the Northern League; they won the league title in 1896 and 1900, and reached the semi-final of the FA Amateur Cup in the same two seasons. The club turned professional in 1908 and joined the North Eastern League. The 1910–11 season saw Darlington reach the last 16 of the FA Cup, progressing through five qualifying rounds to lose to Swindon Town in the third round proper. They won the North Eastern League in 1913 and 1921, and were invited to join the newly formed Football League Third Division North.Runners-up in their first season in the Football League, Darlington were Third Division North champions three years later, thus winning promotion to the Second Division. Their 15th-place finish in 1926 remains, as of 2017, their best League performance; they were relegated back to the Third Division in 1927, where they remained until the Second World War put an end to competitive football. They came third in 1929–30, but twice had to apply for re-election to the League, in 1932–33 and 1936–37, after finishing in last place in the section. In 1934, they enjoyed their first success in a nationally organised cup competition, defeating Stockport County 4–3 at Old Trafford to win the Football League Third Division North Cup, and reached the final again two years later. In the 1957–58 season, the club equalled their previous best FA Cup run, reaching the last 16 by defeating Chelsea, Football League champions only three years earlier, in the fourth round. When the regional sections of the Third Division were merged in 1958–59 to form two national divisions, Darlington were placed in the fourth tier.Darlington won promotion to the Third Division in 1965–66, but for one season only. Their most successful season in the League Cup came in 1967–68: drawn away to Brian Clough's Derby County in the quarter-final, they took the lead, only to lose 5–4. During the 1970s the club had to apply for re-election to the League five times. Darlington spent two seasons in the Third Division in the 1980s; their 13th-place finish in 1986 was a record high since the introduction of the four-division structure. Darlington were relegated from the Football League in 1988–89 after 68 years of continuous membership. They made an immediate return as Conference champions, then won the Fourth Division title in 1990–91, but spent only one season in the third tier before relegation followed.Darlington lost in both the second and the third rounds of the 1999–2000 FA Cup. Manchester United's decision to play in the FIFA Club World Championship rather than the FA Cup left a space in the third round which the organisers filled by drawing lots from among the 20 teams eliminated in the second. Darlington were the "lucky losers", and were beaten 2–1 by Aston Villa in the third round after losing 3–1 to Gillingham in the second. They came close to a return to the Third Division via the play-offs in 1996 and 2000, and a period of administration in 2008–09 resulted in a 10-point deduction, without which they would again have reached the play-offs. The following season they were relegated to the Conference for the second time, and went on to reach the 2011 FA Trophy Final, in which Chris Senior scored the only goal of the game in the last minute of extra time to defeat Mansfield Town.In 2011–12, another period of administration forced the termination of players' contracts before a last-minute injection of funding enabled Darlington to complete the season. The new owners' failure to secure a Company Voluntary Arrangement before exiting administration meant the Football Association treated the club as a new club, placed it in the Northern League, required a change of playing name – Darlington 1883 was chosen – and barred it from entry to national competitions. The new club won the 2012–13 Northern League title by a 13-point margin to gain promotion to the Northern Premier League Division One North for 2013–14, followed two years later by consecutive promotions: first to the Premier Division via the play-offs, then to the National League North as 2015–16 Northern Premier League champions. They were unable to make it three in a row when, despite finishing in the playoff positions in 2016–17, ground grading issues prevented their participation.The table details their achievements in senior first-team competitions from their first appearance in the FA Cup in 1885–86 to the end of the most recently completed season.

List of Manchester United F.C. seasons

Manchester United Football Club is an English professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester. The club was formed in Newton Heath in 1878 as Newton Heath LYR F.C., and played their first competitive match in October 1886, when they entered the First Round of the 1886–87 FA Cup. The club was renamed Manchester United F.C. in 1902, and moved to Old Trafford in 1910.

The club has won a total of 66 major trophies, including the League Championship a record 20 times (a record 13 times in the Premier League era), the FA Cup 12 times, the League Cup five times, the Charity Shield a record 21 times (including four shared titles), the European Cup three times, the UEFA Europa League once, the European Cup Winners Cup once, the European Super Cup once, the FIFA Club World Cup once and the Intercontinental Cup once. Manchester United is the only English club to have been crowned world champions, in 1999 and 2008. The club has also never been out of the top two divisions of English football since entering the Football League. As of the end of the 2018–19 season, they have played a total of 5,664 competitive matches.This list details the club's achievements in major competitions, and the top scorers for each season. Top scorers in bold were also the top scorers in the English league that season. Records of competitions such as the Lancashire Cup and the Manchester and District Challenge Cup are not included due to them being considered of less importance than the FA Cup and the League Cup.

Lucky loser

A lucky loser is a sports player who loses a match in the qualifying round of a knockout tournament, but who then enters the main draw when another player withdraws after the tournament has started because of illness, injury, or other reasons. The lucky loser then enters the main draw, normally in place of the withdrawn player. This can only happen before all players in the main draw have started their first match in the tournament.

Purton F.C.

Purton F.C. are a football club based in Purton, near Cricklade, Wiltshire, England. They play in the Wiltshire League.

Stokesley Sports Club F.C.

Stokesley Sports Club Football Club is a football club based in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, England. They are currently members of the North Riding League Premier Division and play at the Stokesley Sports Club.

Wigan Rovers F.C.

Wigan Rovers Football Club is an English football team based in Wigan, Greater Manchester. They play the Wigan & District Amateur League, though they have played in the FA Cup during the 1960s and the FA Vase during the 1970s, eventually becoming founding members of the North West Counties Football League in 1982. However, they were only members for one season.

30 October 1999 Aldershot Town1 – 1Hednesford TownRecreation Ground, Aldershot
Abbott Goal 56'
Bentley Yellow card 74' Red card
Bassey Red card 83'
Robinson Goal 51' Attendance: 3,269
Referee: G Hegley
8 November 1999 ReplayHednesford Town1 – 2Aldershot TownKeys Park, Hednesford
Lake Goal 44' Chewins Goal 68'
Abbott Goal 87'
Attendance: G Hegley
Referee: 1,719
31 October 1999 Barnet0 – 1BurnleyUnderhill Stadium, Barnet
Cook Goal 74' Attendance: 2,563
Referee: Rob Styles
31 October 1999 Bath City0 – 2HendonTwerton Park, Bath
Gentle Goal 74'
Genchev Goal 90'
Attendance: 1,690
Referee: S Castle
30 October 1999 Blackpool2 – 0Stoke CityBloomfield Road, Blackpool
Carlisle Goal 5'
Nowland Goal 90'
Attendance: 4,721
Referee: D Laws
30 October 1999 Brentford2 – 2Plymouth ArgyleGriffin Park, London
Owusu Goal 56'
Marshall Goal 63'
Stonebridge Goal 43'
McGregor Goal 83'
Attendance: 4,287
Referee: Anthony Bates
9 November 1999 replayPlymouth Argyle2 – 1 (a.e.t.)BrentfordHome Park, Plymouth
McGregor Goal 67'112' Quinn Goal 82' Attendance: 5,409
Referee: Anthony Bates
30 October 1999 Bristol City3 – 2Mansfield TownAshton Gate, Bristol
Tinnion Goal 44'50'
Murray Goal 65'
Taylor Red card 9'
Lormor Goal 10' (pen.)
Blake Goal 89'
Attendance: 5,411
Referee: R Olivier
30 October 1999 Bristol Rovers0 – 1Preston North EndMemorial Stadium, Bristol
McKenna Goal 52' Attendance: 6,145
Referee: M J Brandwood
30 October 1999 Burton Albion0 – 0RochdaleEton Park, Burton upon Trent
Attendance: 3,103
Referee: Mark Halsey
9 November 1999 ReplayRochdale3 – 0Burton AlbionSpotland, Rochdale
Platt Goal 5'
Peake Goal 48'
Dowe Goal 82'
Attendance: 2,633
Referee: Mark Halsey
30 October 1999 Cambridge City0 – 2Wigan AthleticCity Ground, Cambridge
Barlow Goal 30'44' Attendance: 4,024
Referee: Steve Tomlin
30 October 1999 Cambridge United1 – 0GatesheadAbbey Stadium, Cambridge
Taylor Goal 79' Fletcher Yellow card 79' Red card Attendance: 2,970
Referee: Peter Walton
30 October 1999 Cheltenham Town1 – 1GillinghamWhaddon Road, Cheltenham
Brough Goal 77' Southall Goal 37' Attendance: 3,188
Referee: Trevor Parkes
9 November 1999 ReplayGillingham3 – 2Cheltenham TownPriestfield Stadium, Gillingham
Thomson Goal 24'
Pennock Goal 41'
McGlinchey Goal 77'
Milton Goal 56'
Howarth Goal 70'
Attendance: 4,352
30 October 1999 Chesterfield1 – 2EnfieldSaltergate, Chesterfield
Lomas Goal 49' Bunn Goal 23'
Brown Goal 67'
Attendance: 2,506
Referee: Mark Warren
30 October 1999 Darlington2 – 1SouthportFeethams, Darlington
Tutill Goal 35'
Gabbiadini Goal 77' (pen)
Bolland Goal 52' Attendance: 4,313
Referee: S J Baines
30 October 1999 Doncaster Rovers0 – 2Halifax TownBelle Vue, Doncaster
Tate Goal 51'
Paterson Goal 82'
Attendance: 5,588
Referee: Graham Barber
30 October 1999 Exeter City2 – 1Eastwood TownSt James Park, Exeter
Flack Goal 40'
Gale Goal 47'
Bradley Yellow card 65' Red card
Smith Goal 56' Attendance: 2,441
Referee: S W Mathieson
30 October 1999 Forest Green Rovers6 – 0GuiseleyThe Lawn Ground, Nailsworth
Hunt Goal 1'31'62'
McGregor Goal 25'
Drysdale Goal 38'
Sykes Goal 51'
Hogarth Yellow card 66' Red card Attendance: 1,047
Referee: M J Jones
31 October 1999 Hartlepool United1 – 0MillwallVictoria Park, Hartlepool
Jones Goal 90' Attendance: 2,847
Referee: J A Kirkby
30 October 1999 Hayes2 – 1RuncornChurch Road, Hayes
Bunce Goal 25'
Charles Goal 90'
McDonald Goal 45' Attendance: 890
Referee: Phil Dowd
30 October 1999 Hereford United1 – 0York CityEdgar Street, Hereford
May Goal 77' Attendance: 2,787
Referee: M Cowburn
30 October 1999 Ilkeston Town2 – 1Carlisle UnitedNew Manor Ground, Ilkeston
Moore Goal 39'
Raynor Goal 62'
Harries Goal 18' Attendance: 1,748
Referee: Mike Dean
30 October 1999 Leyton Orient1 – 1Cardiff CityBrisbane Road, Leyton
Ampadu Goal 56'
Joseph Red card 85'
Nugent Goal 39' (pen.) Attendance: 3,109
Referee: G Cain
9 November 1999 ReplayCardiff City3 – 1Leyton OrientNinian Park, Cardiff
Brazier Goal 22'
Perrett Goal 51'
Nugent Goal 54'
Smith Goal 2' Attendance: 3,095
Referee: G Cain
30 October 1999 Lincoln City1 – 0Welling UnitedSincil Bank, Lincoln
Smith Goal 30' Attendance: 2,766
Referee: Richard Beeby
30 October 1999 Luton Town4 – 2KingstonianKenilworth Road, Luton
Gray Goal 11'
George Goal 66'
Spring Goal 76'
Taylor Goal 79'
Crossley Goal 35'
Leworthy Goal 47'
Attendance: 4,682
Referee: Phil Joslin
30 October 1999 Macclesfield Town0 – 0Hull CityMoss Rose, Macclesfield
Attendance: 2,401
Referee: P R Richards
9 November 1999 ReplayHull City4 – 0Macclesfield TownBoothferry Park, Hull
Eyre Goal 3'61'
Greaves Goal 7'
Brown Goal 29'
Attendance: 4,844
Referee: P R Richards
2 November 1999 Merthyr Tydfil2 – 2Stalybridge CelticPenydarren Park, Merthyr Tydfil
Mitchell Goal 50'84' Parr Goal 9'
Sullivan Goal 42'
Attendance: 871
9 November 1999 ReplayStalybridge Celtic3 – 1Merthyr TydfilBower Fold, Stalybridge
Bauress Goal 2' (pen.)
Pickford Goal 24'
Sullivan Goal 86'
Lima Goal 3' Attendance: 1,399
30 October 1999 Notts County1 – 1BournemouthMeadow Lane, Nottingham
Rapley Goal 17' Warren Goal 53' Attendance: 3,674
Referee: Jeff Winter
9 November 1999 ReplayBournemouth4 – 2Notts CountyDean Court, Bournemouth
Fletcher Goal 44' (67)
Robinson Goal 89' (pen.)
Stein Goal 89'
Redmile Goal 78'
Tierney Goal 84'
Attendance: 4,026
Referee: Jeff Winter
30 October 1999 Oldham Athletic4 – 0Chelmsford CityBoundary Park, Oldham
Dudley Goal 28'
Sheridan Goal 29'
Duxbury Goal 70'
Whitehall Goal 83'
Attendance: 4,392
Referee: A N Butler
30 October 1999 Oxford United3 – 2MorecambeManor Ground, Oxford
Lilley Goal 12'
Powell Goal 58'
Abbey Goal 87'
Wright Goal 28'
Jackson Goal 47'
Attendance: 3,504
Referee: A R Hall
30 October 1999 Peterborough United1 – 1Brighton & Hove AlbionLondon Road, Peterborough
Clarke Goal 24' Freeman Goal 35' Attendance: 7,260
Referee: Neale Barry
9 November 1999 ReplayBrighton & Hove Albion3 – 0Peterborough UnitedWithdean Stadium, Brighton
Rogers Goal 9'
Watson Goal 63'
Mayo Goal 88'
Attendance: 5,612
Referee: Neale Barry
30 October 1999 Reading4 – 2Yeovil TownMadejski Stadium, Reading
Bernal Goal 31'
Caskey Goal 63' (pen.)
Hunter Goal 80'
Williams Goal 87'
Foster Goal 36'
Eaton Goal 90'
Attendance: 8,032
Referee: Bill Jordan
30 October 1999 Rotherham United3 – 0WorthingMillmoor, Rotherham
Thompson Goal 31'
Garner Goal 81'
Martindale Goal 90' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,716
Referee: K Hill
29 October 1999 Rushden & Diamonds2 – 0Scunthorpe UnitedNene Park, Irthlingborough
Warburton Goal 48'
Hamsher Goal 76' (pen.)
Attendance: 4,112
Referee: G Stretton
30 October 1999 Shrewsbury Town2 – 1Northampton TownGay Meadow, Irthlingborough
Kerrigan Goal 24'
Wilding Goal 70'
Hendon Goal 43' Attendance: 2,584
Referee: M Fletcher
30 October 1999 St Albans City0 – 2Bamber BridgeClarence Park, St Albans
Randall Red card 90' Whittaker Goal 45'
Carroll Goal 89'
Jones Yellow card 59' Red card
Maddock Red card 89'
Attendance: 1,127
Referee: B Curson
30 October 1999 Swansea City2 – 1Colchester UnitedClarence Park, Swansea
Cusack Goal 83'
Watkin Goal 89'
LuaLua Goal 52' Attendance: 3,622
Referee: R D Furnandiz
30 October 1999 Tamworth2 – 2BuryThe Lamb Ground, Tamworth
Haughton Goal 8'
Hallam Goal 75'
Bullock Goal 1'
Littlejohn Goal 68'
Attendance: 2,743
Referee: Alan Kaye
9 November 1999 ReplayBury2 – 1 (a.e.t.)TamworthGigg Lane, Tamworth
Billy Goal 86'
James Goal 95'
Haughton Goal 15' Attendance: 2,531
Referee: Alan Kaye
30 October 1999 Torquay United1 – 0Southend UnitedPlainmoor, Torquay
O'Brien Goal 75' Attendance: 2,520
Referee: L Cable
30 October 1999 Whyteleafe0 – 0Chester CityChurch Road, Whyteleafe
Attendance: 2,164
Referee: P Taylor
9 November 1999 ReplayChester City3 – 1WhyteleafeSaunders Honda Stadium, Chester
Cross Goal 25'52'
Beckett Goal 48'
Lunn Goal 8' Thornton Red card 45' Attendance: 2,183
Referee: P Taylor
30 October 1999 Wrexham1 – 1Kettering TownRacecourse Ground, Wrexham
Roberts Goal 85' Brown Goal 48' Attendance: 2,701
Referee: Alan Wiley
10 November 1999 Kettering Town0 – 2WrexhamNene Park, Irthlingborough
Roberts Goal 11'
Williams Goal 22'
Attendance: 2,611
Referee: Alan Wiley
30 October 1999 Wycombe Wanderers1 – 1Oxford CityAdams Park, High Wycombe
Simpson Goal 67' Pierson Goal 87' Attendance: 2,963
Referee: P S Danson
16 November 1999 Oxford City0 – 1‡Wycombe WanderersManor Ground, Oxford
Brown Goal 51' Attendance: 4,004
Referee: P S Danson
20 November 1999 Blackpool2 – 0HendonBloomfield Road, Blackpool
Clarkson Goal 69'
Durnin Goal 73'
Attendance: 2,975
Referee: K A Leach
20 November 1999 Bournemouth0 – 2Bristol CityDean Court, Bournemouth
Fletcher Yellow card 71' Red card Murray Goal 21'53' Attendance: 5,223
Referee: Bill Jordan
20 November 1999 Burnley2 – 0Rotherham UnitedTurf Moor, Burnley
Cook Goal 67'
Mullin Goal 75'
Attendance: 8,110
Referee: G Laws
20 November 1999 Bury0 – 0Cardiff CityGigg Lane, Bury
Attendance: 2,603
Referee: Matt Messias
30 November 1999 ReplayCardiff City1 – 0 (a.e.t.)BuryNinian Park, Cardiff
Ford Goal 120' Attendance: 4,511
Referee: Matt Messias
20 November 1999 Cambridge United1 – 0Bamber BridgeAbbey Stadium, Cambridge
Butler Goal 71' (pen.) Attendance: 3,303
Referee: W C Burns
20 November 1999 Exeter City2 – 0Aldershot TownSt James Park, Exeter
Alexander Goal 32'
Flack Goal 35'
Power Yellow card 64' Red card
Attendance: 4,151
Referee: C R Wilkes
21 November 1999 Forest Green Rovers0 – 3Torquay UnitedThe Lawn Ground, Nailsworth
Brandon Goal 77'
Hill Goal 81'
Donaldson Goal 87'
Attendance: 2,962
Referee: Phil Joslin
20 November 1999 Gillingham3 – 1DarlingtonPriestfield Stadium, Gillingham
Butters Goal 17'
Taylor Goal 43'47'
Duffield Goal 55' Attendance: 5,168
Referee: P Jones
20 November 1999 Hayes2 – 2Hull CityChurch Road, Hayes
Charles Goal 21'63' (pen.) Roddis Goal 55' (o.g.)
Edwards Goal 56'
Attendance: 2,749
Referee: Steve Tomlin
30 November 1999 ReplayHull City3 – 2 (a.e.t.)HayesBoothferry Park, Hull
Brown Goal 49'
Edwards Goal 97'
Wood Goal 112'
Gallen Goal 78'
Charles Goal 114'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Steve Tomlin
21 November 1999 Hereford United1 – 0Hartlepool UnitedEdgar Street, Hereford
Elmes Goal 54' Attendance: 4,914
Referee: Anthony Leake
20 November 1999 Ilkeston Town1 – 1Rushden & DiamondsNew Manor Ground, Ilkeston
Eshelby Goal 18' de Souza Goal 51' Attendance: 2,737
Referee: A R Hall
30 November 1999 ReplayRushden & Diamonds3 – 0Ilkeston TownNene Park, Irthlingborough
Wooding Goal 2'
Town Goal 17'
Collins Goal 86'
Knapper Red card 74' Attendance: 4,226
Referee: A R Hall
19 November 1999 Luton Town2 – 2Lincoln CityKenilworth Road, Luton
Doherty Goal 63'84' Gordon Goal 14'
Barnett Goal 81'
Attendance: 4,291
Referee: Stephen Lodge
30 November 1999 ReplayLincoln City0 – 1Luton TownSincil Bank, Lincoln
Douglas Goal 85' Attendance: 3,822
Referee: Stephen Lodge
20 November 1999 Oldham Athletic1 – 0Swansea CityBoundary Park, Oldham
Whitehall Goal 45' Attendance: 4,332
Referee: M Fletcher
20 November 1999 Plymouth Argyle0 – 0Brighton & Hove AlbionHome Park, Plymouth
Freeman Red card 61'
Cullip Yellow card 76' Red card
Attendance: 7,414
Referee: Rob Harris
30 November 1999 ReplayBrighton & Hove Albion1 – 2Plymouth ArgyleWithdean Stadium, Brighton
Cullip Goal 63' Bastow Goal 9'
Hargreaves Goal 65'
Attendance: 5,710
Referee: Stephen Lodge
20 November 1999 Preston North End0 – 0EnfieldDeepdale, Preston
Attendance: 11,566
Referee: P Rejer
30 November 1999 ReplayEnfield0 – 3Preston North End F.C.Clarence Park, St Albans
Protheroe Red card 60' Eyres Goal 52'
Alexander Goal 60' (pen.)
Gunnlaugsson Goal 83'
Attendance: 1,808
Referee: P Rejer
20 November 1999 Reading1 – 1Halifax TownMadejski Stadium, Reading
Caskey Goal 75' (pen.)
Parkinson Yellow card 39' Red card
Mitchell Goal 60' Attendance: 5,918
Referee: Richard Beeby
30 November 1999 ReplayHalifax Town0 – 1ReadingThe Shay, Halifax
Caskey Goal 74' (pen.)
Polston Red card 90'
Attendance: 2,156
Referee: Richard Beeby
20 November 1999 Shrewsbury Town2 – 2Oxford UnitedGay Meadow, Shrewsbury
Kerrigan Goal 8'54' Murphy Goal 63'
Folland Goal 77'
Attendance: 3,357
Referee: T Jones
30 November 1999 ReplayOxford United2 – 1 (a.e.t.)Shrewsbury TownManor Ground, Oxford
Murphy Goal 90'117' Jagielka Goal 27' Attendance: 4,096
Referee: T Jones
20 November 1999 Stalybridge Celtic1 – 2Chester CityBower Fold, Stalybridge
Scott Goal 8'
Parr Yellow card 90' Red card
Cross Goal 45'
Beckett Goal 69'
Attendance: 3,312
Referee: Michael Ryan
20 November 1999 Wrexham2 – 1RochdaleRacecourse Ground, Wrexham
Roberts Goal 5'
Faulconbridge Goal 88'
Atkinson Goal 33' Attendance: 3,408
Referee: Trevor Parkes
20 November 1999 Wycombe Wanderers2 – 2Wigan AthleticCauseway Stadium, Wycombe
Devine Goal 20'
Ryan Goal 90'
Haworth Goal 45'61' Attendance: 2,992
Referee: R Olivier
30 November 1999 ReplayWigan Athletic2 – 1Wycombe WanderersJJB Stadium, Wigan
Liddell Goal 28'
Haworth Goal 80'
Baird Goal 23' Attendance: 3,967
Referee: R Olivier
13 December 1999 Arsenal3 – 1BlackpoolHighbury, London
Grimandi Goal 23'
Adams Goal 65'
Overmars Goal 89'
Clarkson Goal 38' Attendance: 34,143
Referee: Uriah Rennie
11 December 1999 Aston Villa2 – 1DarlingtonVilla Park, Birmingham
Carbone Goal 43'
Dublin Goal 63'
Heckingbottom Goal 71' Attendance: 22,101
Referee: P R Richards
21 December 1999 Bolton Wanderers1 – 0Cardiff CityReebok Stadium, Bolton
Gudjohnsen Goal 29' Attendance: 5,734
Referee: G Laws
10 December 1999 Cambridge United2 – 0Crystal PalaceAbbey Stadium, Cambridge
Benjamin Goal 74'
Wanless Goal 81'
Mullins Yellow card 84' Red card Attendance: 5,631
Referee: P Taylor
11 December 1999 Charlton Athletic2 – 1Swindon TownThe Valley, London
Kinsella Goal 48'61' Gooden Goal 64' Attendance: 10,939
Referee: A N Butler
12 December 1999 Chester City1 – 4Manchester CitySaunders Honda Stadium, Chester
Richardson Goal 27' Goater Goal 19'90'
Bishop Goal 78'
Doughty Goal 90' (o.g.)
Attendance: 5,469
Referee: T Heilbron
11 December 1999 Crewe Alexandra1 – 2Bradford CityAlexandra Stadium, Crewe
Little Goal 75' Blake Goal 53'
Saunders Goal 83'
Attendance: 6,571
Referee: Alan Wilkie
11 December 1999 Derby County0 – 1BurnleyPride Park, Derby
Cooke Goal 62' Attendance: 23,400
Referee: Mike Riley
11 December 1999 Exeter City0 – 0EvertonSt James Park, Exeter
Attendance: 6,045
Referee: Steve Bennett
21 December 1999 ReplayEverton1 – 0Exeter CityGoodison Park, Liverpool
Barmby Goal 85' Attendance: 16,869
Referee: Steve Bennett
11 December 1999 Fulham2 – 2Luton TownCraven Cottage, London
Horsfield Goal 11'
Davis Goal 14'
George Goal 6'
Spring Goal 82'
Attendance: 8,251
Referee: G B Frankland
21 December 1999 ReplayLuton Town0 – 3FulhamKenilworth Road, Luton
Hayles Goal 57'60'
Hayward Goal 63'
Attendance: 8,170
Referee: G B Frankland
11 December 1999 Hereford United0 – 0Leicester CityEdgar Street, Hereford
Attendance: 7,795
Referee: Mike Dean
22 December 1999 ReplayLeicester City2 – 1 (a.e.t.)Hereford UnitedFilbert Street, Leicester
Elliott Goal 78'
Izzet Goal 104'
Fewings Goal 40' Attendance: 12,157
Referee: Mike Dean
12 December 1999 Huddersfield Town0 – 2LiverpoolGalpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Report Camara Goal 36'
Matteo Goal 59'
Attendance: 23,678
Referee: Rob Harris
11 December 1999 Hull City1 – 6ChelseaBoothferry Park, Hull
Brown Goal 38' Poyet Goal 8'49'58'
Sutton Goal 39'
Di Matteo Goal 47'
Edwards Goal 90' (o.g.)
Attendance: 10,279
Referee: P Jones
13 December 1999 Ipswich Town0 – 1SouthamptonPortman Road, Ipswich
Richards Goal 40' Attendance: 14,383
Referee: Graham Barber
12 December 1999 Leeds United2 – 0Port ValeElland Road, Leeds
Bakke Goal 61'68' Attendance: 11,912
Referee: Steve Dunn
11 December 1999 Norwich City1 – 3Coventry CityCarrow Road, Norwich
Llewellyn Goal 66' Whelan Goal 58'
Roussel Goal 76'
Eustace Goal 84'
Attendance: 15,702
Referee: Paul Alcock
10 December 1999 Nottingham Forest1 – 1Oxford UnitedCity Ground, Nottingham
Llewellyn Goal 66' Whelan Goal 58' Attendance: 8,079
Referee: Andy D'Urso
8 January 2000 ReplayOxford United1 – 3Nottingham ForestManor Ground, Oxford
Powell Goal 72'
Bart-Williams Goal 81'83' (pen.)
Rogers Goal 89'
Attendance: 7,191
Referee: Andy D'Urso
11 December 1999 Preston North End2 – 1Oldham AthleticDeepdale, Preston
Macken Goal 6'
Alexander Goal 69' (pen.)
AdamsGoal 85'
Hotte Red card 69'
Attendance: 9,940
Referee: Paul Danson
11 December 1999 Queens Park Rangers1 – 1Torquay UnitedLoftus Road, London
Wardley Goal 9' O'BrienGoal 82' Attendance: 8,843
Referee: K A Leach
21 December 1999 ReplayTorquay United2 – 3Queens Park RangersPlainmoor, Torquay
Bedeau Goal 52'
ThomasGoal 80'
WardleyGoal 56'74'
KiwomyaGoal 71'
Attendance: 5,232
Referee: K A Leach
11 December 1999 Reading1 – 1Plymouth ArgyleMadejski Stadium, Reading
McIntyre Goal 37' HargreavesGoal 82' Attendance: 8,536
Referee: Alan Wiley
21 December 1999 ReplayPlymouth Argyle1 – 0ReadingHome Park, Plymouth
Heathcote Goal 88' SmithYellow card 39' Red card Attendance: 8,965
Referee: Alan Wiley
12 December 1999 Sheffield United1 – 1Rushden & DiamondsBramall Lane, Sheffield
Bent Goal 14' BradyGoal 45' Attendance: 10,104
Referee: B Knight
21 December 1999 ReplayRushden & Diamonds1 – 1 (a.e.t.)
(5-6 p)
Sheffield UnitedNene Park, Irthlingborough
Warburton Goal 105' DerryGoal 103' Attendance: 6,010
Referee: B Knight
11 December 1999 Sheffield Wednesday1 – 0Bristol CityHillsborough, Sheffield
Booth Goal 24'
Quinn Red card 90'
Attendance: 11,644
Referee: M Reed
11 December 1999 Sunderland1 – 0PortsmouthStadium of Light, Sunderland
McCann Goal 24' Panopoulos Yellow card 40' Red card Attendance: 26,535
Referee: Neale Barry
12 December 1999 Tottenham Hotspur1 – 1Newcastle UnitedWhite Hart Lane, London
Iversen Goal 57' Speed Goal 77' Attendance: 33,116
Referee: Graham Poll
22 December 1999 ReplayNewcastle United6 – 1Tottenham HotspurSt James' Park, Newcastle
Speed Goal 5'
Dabizas Goal 27'
Ferguson Goal 45'
Dyer Goal 73'
Shearer Goal 83' (pen.)85'
Ginola Goal 34' Attendance: 35,415
Referee: Graham Poll
11 December 1999 Tranmere Rovers1 – 0West Ham UnitedPrenton Park, Birkenhead
Henry Goal 21' Attendance: 13,629
Referee: Dermot Gallagher
11 December 1999 Walsall1 – 1GillinghamBescot Stadium, Walsall
Robins Goal 75' (pen.) Southall Goal 27' Attendance: 4,314
Referee: Eddie Wolstenholme
8 January 2000 ReplayGillingham2 – 1 (a.e.t.)WalsallPriestfield Stadium, Gillingham
Barras Goal 38' (og)
Thomson Goal 100'
Lárusson Goal 44' Attendance: 6,538
Referee: Eddie Wolstenholme
11 December 1999 Watford0 – 1Birmingham CityVicarage Road, Watford
Rowett Goal 66' Attendance: 8,144
Referee: Paul Durkin
11 December 1999 West Bromwich Albion2 – 2Blackburn RoversThe Hawthorns, West Bromwich
Hughes Goal 66'
Evans Goal 80'
Frandsen Goal 65'
Blake Goal 70'
Attendance: 10,609
Referee: Rob Styles
22 December 1999 ReplayBlackburn Rovers2 – 0 (a.e.t.)West Bromwich AlbionEwood Park, Blackburn
Duff Goal 94'
Carsley Goal 114' (pen.)
Attendance: 11,766
Referee: Rob Styles
11 December 1999 Wigan Athletic0 – 1Wolverhampton WanderersJJB Stadium, Wigan
Robinson Goal 90' Attendance: 10,531
Referee: C Wilkes
11 December 1999 Wimbledon1 – 0BarnsleySelhurst Park, London
Cort Goal 34' Attendance: 4,505
Referee: Mark Halsey
11 December 1999 Wrexham2 – 1MiddlesbroughRacecourse Ground, Wrexham
Gibson Goal 50'
Ferguson Goal 68'
Deane Goal 42' Attendance: 11,755
Referee: Stephen Lodge
10 January 2000 Liverpool0 – 1Blackburn RoversAnfield, Liverpool
Report Blake Goal 84' Attendance: 32,839
Referee: Graham Poll
11 January 2000 Gillingham3 – 1Bradford CityPriestfield Stadium, Gillingham
Thomson Goal 39'
Ashby Goal 54'
Hodge Goal 78'
Report Saunders Goal 77' Attendance: 7,091
Referee: Dermot Gallagher
8 January 2000 Aston Villa1 – 0SouthamptonVilla Park, Birmingham
Southgate Goal 20' Report Attendance: 25,025
Referee: Neale Barry
8 January 2000 Sheffield Wednesday1 – 1Wolverhampton WanderersHillsborough, Sheffield
Alexandersson Goal 9' Report Sedgley Goal 68' Attendance: 18,506
Referee: Graham Barber
18 January 2000 ReplayWolverhampton Wanderers0 – 0 (a.e.t.)
(3-4 p)
Sheffield WednesdayHillsborough, Sheffield
Report Attendance: 25,201
Referee: Graham Barber
8 January 2000 Grimsby Town0 – 2Bolton WanderersBlundell Park, Grimsby
Guðjohnsen Goal 33'
Hansen Goal 54'
Attendance: 4,270
Referee: K M Lynch
8 January 2000 Everton2 – 0Birmingham CityGoodison Park, Liverpool
Unsworth Goal 75' (pen.)90' (pen.) Report Attendance: 25,405
Referee: David Elleray
8 January 2000 Wrexham1 – 2Cambridge UnitedRacecourse Ground, Wrexham
Connolly Goal 44' Benjamin Goal 15'
Butler Goal 52'
Attendance: 7,186
Referee: Ray Olivier
8 January 2000 Tranmere Rovers1 – 0SunderlandPrenton Park, Birkenhead
Allison Goal 25'
Hill Yellow card 90' Red card
Report Attendance: 17,344
Referee: Rob Harris
8 January 2000 Newcastle United4 – 1Sheffield UnitedSt James' Park, Newcastle
Shearer Goal 5'
Dabizas Goal 47'
Ferguson Goal 59'
Gallacher Goal 69'
Report Smith Goal 17' Attendance: 36,220
Referee: Mark Halsey
9 January 2000 Manchester City2 – 5Leeds UnitedMaine Road, Manchester
Goater Goal 2'
Bishop Goal 11'
Report Bakke Goal 8'
Smith Goal 20'
Kewell Goal 41'88'
Bowyer Goal 66'
Attendance: 29,240
Referee: Dermot Gallagher
8 January 2000 Fulham3 – 0WimbledonCraven Cottage, London
Collins Goal 22'77'
Finnan Goal 25'
Report Attendance: 16,877
Referee: Jeff Winter
8 January 2000 Coventry City3 – 0BurnleyHighfield Road, Coventry
Chippo Goal 11'69'
Whelan Goal 75'
Report Attendance: 22,774
Referee: Stephen Lodge
8 January 2000 Plymouth Argyle0 – 3Preston North EndHome Park, Plymouth
O'Sullivan Goal 39' (og)
Alexander Goal 60' (pen.)
Beswetherick Goal 77' (og)
Attendance: 10,824
Referee: Paul Durkin
19 January 2000 Chelsea2 – 0Nottingham ForestStamford Bridge, London
Leboeuf Goal 57'
Wise Goal 86'
Report Attendance: 30,125
Referee: David Elleray
8 January 2000 Charlton Athletic2 – 0Queens Park RangersThe Valley, London
MacDonald Goal 68' Plummer Yellow card 67' Red card Attendance: 16,798
Referee: Rob Styles
9 January 2000 Arsenal0 – 0Leicester CityHighbury, London
Report Eadie Yellow card 81' Red card Attendance: 35,710
Referee: Mike Riley
19 January 2000 ReplayLeicester City0 – 0 (a.e.t.)
(6-5 p)
ArsenalFilbert Street, Leicester
Report Attendance: 15,235
Referee: Mike Riley
29 January 2000 Gillingham3 – 1Sheffield WednesdayPriestfield Stadium, Gillingham
Saunders Goal 70'
Thomson Goal 72'
Southall Goal 82'
Report Sibon Goal 27' Attendance: 10,130
Referee: M D Reed
31 January 2000 Blackburn Rovers1 – 2Newcastle UnitedEwood Park, Blackburn
Jansen Goal 25' Report Shearer Goal 21'79' Attendance: 29,946
Referee: Paul Durkin
30 January 2000 Aston Villa3 – 2Leeds UnitedVilla Park, Birmingham
Carbone Goal 32'58'69' Report Harte Goal 13'
Bakke Goal 38'
Attendance: 30,026
Referee: Graham Barber
29 January 2000 Everton2 – 0Preston North EndGoodison Park, Liverpool
Unsworth Goal 64'
Moore Goal 90'
Report Attendance: 37,486
Referee: Mike Riley
29 January 2000 Fulham1 – 2Tranmere RoversCraven Cottage, London
Coleman Goal 18' Report Allison Goal 9'
Kelly Goal 70'
Attendance: 13,859
Referee: David Elleray
29 January 2000 Coventry City2 – 3Charlton AthleticHighfield Road, Coventry
Roussel Goal 15'21' Report Robinson Goal 40'
Newton Goal 45'
Hunt Goal 88'
Attendance: 23,400
Referee: Dermot Gallagher
30 January 2000 Chelsea2 – 1Leicester CityStamford Bridge, London
Poyet Goal 35'
Weah Goal 48'
Report Elliott Goal 90' Attendance: 30,141
Referee: Graham Poll
29 January 2000 Cambridge United1 – 3Bolton WanderersAbbey Stadium, Cambridge
Benjamin Goal 29' Report Taylor Goal 53'75'
Guðjohnsen Goal 86'
Attendance: 7,523
Referee: M J Brandwood
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