The 2004–05 FA Cup was the 124th season of the world's oldest football competition, the FA Cup. The competition began on 28 August 2004, with the lowest-ranked of the entrants competing in the Extra Preliminary Round. For England's top 44 clubs, from the 2004–05 Premier League and 2004–05 Football League Championship, the FA Cup began at the Third Round in January.
Ties were all single-legged and took place at the stadium of the club drawn first. If scores were level at the end of a match, the match was replayed at the away club's stadium, usually in the middle of the following week. If the scores are still level, extra-time and penalties (if necessary) are used to determine a winner. From the semi-finals onwards, the ties take place at a neutral stadium, and there are no replays. That is to say, extra-time and penalties are played if necessary to determine a winner in a single match.
The new Wembley Stadium was still at least a year away from being ready for use, so the final was staged at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on 21 May 2005. The FA Cup Final was won by Arsenal on penalties after a goalless draw with holders Manchester United, the first time that the FA Cup Final had been decided on penalties.
|2004–05 FA Cup|
|Defending champions||Manchester United|
|Champions||Arsenal (10th title)|
|Top goal scorer(s)||Cristiano Ronaldo|
|Extra Preliminary Round||28 August 2004||73||661 → 588||£500|
|Preliminary Round||4 September 2004||182||588 → 406||£1,000|
|First Qualifying Round||18 September 2004||124||406 → 282||£2,250|
|Second Qualifying Round||2 October 2004||84||282 → 198||£3,750|
|Third Qualifying Round||16 October 2004||42||198 → 156||£5,000|
|Fourth Qualifying Round||30 October 2004||32||156 → 124||£10,000|
|First Round Proper||13 November 2004||40||124 → 84||£16,000|
|Second Round Proper||4 December 2004||20||84 → 64||£24,000|
|Third Round Proper||8 January 2005||32||64 → 32||£40,000|
|Fourth Round Proper||29 January 2005||16||32 → 16||£60,000|
|Fifth Round Proper||19 February 2005||8||16 → 8||£120,000|
|Sixth Round Proper||23 March 2005||4||8 → 4||£300,000|
|Semi-finals||16 April 2005||2||4 → 2||£900,000|
|Final||21 May 2005||1||2 → 1||£1,000,000|
This round is the first in which Football League teams from League One and League Two compete with non-league teams.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Attendance|
|1||Blackpool||3 – 0||Tamworth||4,796|
|2||Darlington||3 – 3||Yeovil Town||3,698|
|replay||Yeovil Town||1 – 0||Darlington||5,365|
|3||Barnet||1 – 2||Bath City||2,147|
|4||Bristol City||1 – 1||Brentford||10,000|
|replay||Brentford||1 – 1||Bristol City||3,706|
|Brentford won on penalties|
|5||Bury||5 – 2||Vauxhall Motors||2,566|
|6||Histon||2 – 0||Shrewsbury Town||2,843|
|7||Rochdale||2 – 1||Oxford United||2,333|
|8||Notts County||2 – 1||Woking||4,562|
|9||Stafford Rangers||0 – 2||Chester City||2,492|
|10||Swindon Town||4 – 1||Sheffield Wednesday||6,160|
|11||Stockport County||3 – 1||Huddersfield Town||3,479|
|12||Wycombe Wanderers||1 – 0||Coalville Town||2,816|
|13||Bristol Rovers||1 – 1||Carlisle||5,658|
|replay||Carlisle United||1 – 0||Bristol Rovers||4,813|
|14||Northampton Town||1 – 0||Barnsley||4,876|
|15||Bradford City||0 – 1||Rushden & Diamonds||4,171|
|16||Hull City||3 – 2||Morecambe||10,129|
|17||Southend United||0 – 3||Luton Town||6,683|
|18||Exeter City||1 – 0||Grimsby Town||3,378|
|19||Scunthorpe United||2 – 0||Chesterfield||4,869|
|20||Mansfield Town||1 – 1||Colchester United||3,202|
|replay||Colchester United||4 – 1||Mansfield Town||2,492|
|21||Alfreton Town||1 – 1||Macclesfield Town||2,251|
|replay||Macclesfield Town||2 – 0||Alfreton Town||1,783|
|22||Port Vale||3 – 1||Kidderminster Harriers||4,141|
|23||Halifax Town||3 – 1||Cambridge United||2,368|
|24||Cheltenham Town||1 – 3||Swansea City||4,551|
|25||Southport||1 – 3||Hereford United||2,045|
|26||Hayes||0 – 4||Wrexham||1,751|
|27||Tiverton Town||1 – 3||Doncaster Rovers||1,618|
|28||Boston United||5 – 2||Hornchurch||2,437|
|29||Peterborough United||2 – 1||Tranmere Rovers||2,940|
|30||Leyton Orient||3 – 1||Dagenham & Redbridge||4,155|
|31||Slough Town||2 – 1||Walsall||2,023|
|32||Cambridge City||2 – 1||Leigh RMI||930|
|33||Forest Green Rovers||1 – 1||Bournemouth||1,837|
|replay||Bournemouth||3 – 1||Forest Green Rovers||5,489|
|34||Hartlepool United||3 – 0||Lincoln City||4,533|
|35||Billericay Town||0 – 1||Stevenage Borough||1,804|
|36||Yeading||2 – 1||Halesowen Town||524|
|37||Aldershot Town||4 – 0||Canvey Island||2,600|
|38||Hinckley United||2 – 0||Torquay United||2,129|
|39||Thurrock||0 – 1||Oldham Athletic||1,156|
|40||Milton Keynes Dons||1 – 0||Lancaster City||2,065|
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Attendance|
|1||Blackpool||1 – 0||Port Vale||4,669|
|2||Bournemouth||2 – 1||Carlisle United||5,815|
|3||Histon||1 – 3||Yeovil Town||2,564|
|4||Swindon Town||1 – 1||Notts County||5,768|
|replay||Notts County||2 – 0||Swindon Town||3,770|
|5||Stockport County||0 – 0||Swansea City||2,680|
|replay||Swansea City||2 – 1||Stockport County||5,572|
|6||Wycombe Wanderers||0 – 3||Luton Town||4,767|
|7||Northampton Town||1 – 0||Bury||4415|
|8||Hull City||4 – 0||Macclesfield Town||9,831|
|9||Oldham Athletic||4 – 0||Leyton Orient||4,657|
|10||Exeter City||2 – 1||Doncaster Rovers||4,797|
|11||Scunthorpe United||2 – 0||Wrexham||5,698|
|12||Halifax Town||1 – 3||Chester City||4,497|
|13||Hereford United||2 – 3||Boston United||3,601|
|14||Peterborough United||2 – 0||Bath City||4,187|
|15||Slough Town||1 – 3||Yeading||2,418|
|16||Cambridge City||0 – 1||Milton Keynes Dons||2,000|
|17||Hartlepool United||5 – 1||Aldershot Town||4,556|
|18||Stevenage Borough||0 – 2||Rochdale||2,700|
|19||Rushden & Diamonds||2 – 5||Colchester United||3,077|
|20||Hinckley United||0 – 0||Brentford||2,661|
|replay||Brentford||2 – 1||Hinckley United||4,002|
This round marks the first time Championship and Premier League (top-flight) teams play. Matches were played on the weekend of Saturday, 8 January 2005.
One of the surprise results of this round came at Old Trafford where holders Manchester United were held to a 0-0 home draw against Conference National side Exeter City, although United won the replay 2-0.
United's neighbours City suffered humiliation at the hands of League One strugglers Oldham Athletic, who defeated them 1-0 at Boundary Park.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Attendance|
|1||Arsenal||2 – 1||Stoke City||36,579|
|2||Notts County||1 – 2||Middlesbrough||13,671|
|3||Manchester United||0 – 0||Exeter City||67,551|
|replay||Exeter City||0 – 2||Manchester United||9,033|
|4||Plymouth Argyle||1 – 3||Everton||20,112|
|5||Leicester City||2 – 2||Blackpool||16,750|
|replay||Blackpool||0 – 1||Leicester City||6,938|
|6||Derby County||2 – 1||Wigan Athletic||14,457|
|7||Sunderland||2 – 1||Crystal Palace||17,536|
|8||Wolverhampton Wanderers||2 – 0||Millwall||12,566|
|9||Yeading||0 – 2||Newcastle United||10,824|
|10||Hull City||0 – 2||Colchester United||14,027|
|11||Tottenham Hotspur||2 – 1||Brighton & Hove Albion||36,094|
|12||Reading||1 – 1||Swansea City||13,642|
|replay||Swansea City||0 – 1||Reading||7,354|
|13||Birmingham City||3 – 0||Leeds United||25,159|
|14||Hartlepool United||0 – 0||Boston United||5,342|
|replay||Boston United||0 – 1||Hartlepool United||3,653|
|15||Milton Keynes Dons||0 – 2||Peterborough United||4,407|
|16||Oldham Athletic||1 – 0||Manchester City||13,171|
|17||Chelsea||3 – 1||Scunthorpe United||40,019|
|18||Cardiff City||1 – 1||Blackburn Rovers||14,145|
|replay||Blackburn||3 – 2||Cardiff City||9,140|
|19||Charlton Athletic||4 – 1||Rochdale||13,955|
|20||West Ham United||1 – 0||Norwich City||23,389|
|21||Sheffield United||3 – 1||Aston Villa||14,003|
|22||Preston North End||0 – 2||West Bromwich Albion||13,005|
|23||Rotherham United||0 – 3||Yeovil Town||5,397|
|24||Burnley||1 – 0||Liverpool||19,033|
|25||Bournemouth||2 – 1||Chester City||7,653|
|26||Coventry City||3 – 0||Crewe Alexandra||7,629|
|27||Watford||1 – 1||Fulham||14,896|
|replay||Fulham||2 – 0||Watford||11,306|
|28||Ipswich Town||1 – 3||Bolton Wanderers||20,080|
|29||Portsmouth||1 – 0||Gillingham||14,252|
|30||Northampton Town||1 – 3||Southampton||7,183|
|31||Queens Park Rangers||0 – 3||Nottingham Forest||11,140|
|32||Luton||0 – 2||Brentford||6,681|
Ties played during the weekend of 29 January 2005
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Attendance|
|1||Derby County||1 – 1||Fulham||22,040|
|replay||Fulham||4 – 2||Derby County||15,528|
|2||Manchester United||3 – 0||Middlesbrough||67,251|
|3||Blackburn Rovers||3 – 0||Colchester United||10,634|
|4||Chelsea||2 – 0||Birmingham City||40,379|
|5||West Ham United||1 – 1||Sheffield United||25,449|
|replay||Sheffield United||1 – 1||West Ham United||15,067|
|Sheffield United won on penalties|
|6||Oldham Athletic||0 – 1||Bolton Wanderers||12,029|
|7||Arsenal||2 – 0||Wolverhampton Wanderers||37,135|
|8||Everton||3 – 0||Sunderland||33,186|
|9||Nottingham Forest||1 – 0||Peterborough||16,774|
|10||Brentford||0 – 0||Hartlepool||8,967|
|replay||Hartlepool||0 – 1||Brentford||7,580|
|11||Reading||1 – 2||Leicester City||14,825|
|12||Burnley||2 – 0||Bournemouth||9,944|
|13||Southampton||2 – 1||Portsmouth||29,453|
|14||West Bromwich Albion||1 – 1||Tottenham Hotspur||22,441|
|replay||Tottenham Hotspur||3 – 1||West Bromwich Albion||27,860|
|15||Newcastle United||3 – 1||Coventry City||44,044|
|16||Charlton Athletic||3 – 2||Yeovil Town||22,873|
Matches played weekend of 19 February 2005 - replays played week commencing 28 February 2005.
The only non-Premiership side to win in this round were Leicester City, who triumphed 2-1 at Premier League side Charlton Athletic.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Attendance|
|1||Bolton Wanderers||1 – 0||Fulham||16,151|
|2||Tottenham Hotspur||1 – 1||Nottingham Forest||35,640|
|replay||Nottingham Forest||0 – 3||Tottenham Hotspur||28,062|
|3||Everton||0 – 2||Manchester United||38,664|
|4||Charlton Athletic||1 – 2||Leicester City||23,719|
|5||Burnley||0 – 0||Blackburn Rovers||21,468|
|replay||Blackburn Rovers||2 – 1||Burnley||28,691|
|6||Southampton||2 – 2||Brentford||24,741|
|replay||Brentford||1 – 3||Southampton||11,720|
|7||Newcastle United||1 – 0||Chelsea||45,740|
|8||Arsenal||1 – 1||Sheffield United||36,891|
|replay||Sheffield United||0 – 0||Arsenal||27,595|
|Arsenal win 4-2 on penalties|
Matches played on the weekend of Saturday, 12 March 2005.
Leicester City, the only remaining non-Premiership side in the competition, lost 1-0 to Blackburn Rovers.
|Newcastle United||1 – 0||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Southampton||0 – 4||Manchester United|
Scholes 48', 87'
|Bolton Wanderers||0 – 1||Arsenal|
|Blackburn Rovers||1 – 0||Leicester City|
|Arsenal||3 – 0||Blackburn Rovers|
van Persie 84', 90'
|Newcastle United||1 – 4||Manchester United|
|Ameobi 59'||Report||van Nistelrooy 19', 58'
The 2005 FA Cup Final was contested between Manchester United and Arsenal at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Manchester United dominated the game but failed to take any of their opportunities and ultimately they went on to lose in the first FA Cup Final penalty shoot-out. Paul Scholes had his kick saved by Jens Lehmann, leaving Patrick Vieira with the opportunity to win the Cup for the Gunners.
|Arsenal||0 – 0 (a.e.t.)||Manchester United|
|5 – 4|| van Nistelrooy
|1||Cristiano Ronaldo||Manchester United||4|
|Jermain Defoe||Tottenham Hotspur|
|4||Shola Ameobi||Newcastle United||3|
|Robert Earnshaw||West Bromwich Albion|
|Bryan Hughes||Charlton Athletic|
|Robbie Keane||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Andy Liddell||Sheffield United|
|Morten Pedersen||Blackburn Rovers|
|Wayne Rooney||Manchester United|
|Paul Scholes||Manchester United|
|Robin van Persie||Arsenal|
The 2004 Football Association Community Shield (also known as The FA Community Shield in partnership with McDonald's for sponsorship reasons) was the 82nd staging of the FA Community Shield, an annual football match contested by the reigning champions of the Premier League and the holders of the FA Cup. It was contested on 8 August 2004 by Arsenal, champions of the 2003–04 Premier League, and Manchester United, who beat Millwall in the final of the 2003–04 FA Cup. Watched by a crowd of 63,317 at the Millennium Stadium, Arsenal won the match 3–1.
This was Manchester United's 23rd Community Shield appearance and Arsenal's 18th. Manchester United were without seven of their first-choice players for the game, which meant David Bellion and Eric Djemba-Djemba came into the starting 11. Cesc Fàbregas started alongside Gilberto Silva in midfield for Arsenal as captain Patrick Vieira was absent. After a goalless first half, Arsenal took the lead when Gilberto scored in the 50th minute. Striker Alan Smith equalised for Manchester United soon after, but José Antonio Reyes put Arsenal back in front after United's defenders failed to clear the ball. Mikaël Silvestre scored an own goal 11 minutes before the end that ensured Arsenal's victory.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was complimentary of his opponents afterwards and was pleased there were no new injuries to report. Opposing manager Arsène Wenger praised Fàbregas's performance and reiterated his desire to keep Vieira at Arsenal, after speculation regarding the player's impending transfer to Real Madrid.2004–05 FA Cup qualifying rounds
The 2004–05 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds opened the 124th 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 661 clubs were accepted for the competition, unchanged from the previous season.
The large number of clubs entering the tournament from lower down (Levels 5 through 10) in the English football pyramid meant that the competition started with six rounds of preliminary (2) 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.2005 FA Community Shield
The 2005 FA Community Shield (also known as The FA Community Shield in partnership with McDonald's for sponsorship reasons) was the 83rd staging of the FA Community Shield, an annual football match contested by the reigning champions of the Premier League and the holders of the FA Cup. It was held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on 7 August 2005. The game was played between Chelsea, champions of the 2004–05 Premier League and Arsenal, who beat Manchester United on penalties to win the 2005 FA Cup Final. Chelsea won the match 2–1 in front of a crowd of 58,014.
This was Chelsea's fifth Community Shield appearance to Arsenal's 19th. Relations between the two clubs were hostile before the match, given Chelsea's illicit attempts to sign Arsenal defender Ashley Cole. In the game Chelsea took the lead when striker Didier Drogba scored in the eighth minute. He scored again in the second half, before Cesc Fàbregas replied for Arsenal with a goal in the 64th minute. José Mourinho praised Chelsea in his post-match interview and felt the team looked comfortable in defence. Opposing manager Arsène Wenger admitted Drogba had presented problems for Arsenal and likened his opponents to a long ball team, who on the day played "very direct".2005 FA Cup Final
The 2005 FA Cup Final was a football match played between Arsenal and Manchester United on 21 May 2005 at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. It was the final match of the 2004–05 FA Cup, the 124th season of English football’s primary cup competition, the FA Cup. Arsenal became the first team to win the FA Cup via a penalty shoot-out, despite being outplayed throughout the game, after neither side managed to score in the initial 90 minutes or in 30 minutes of extra time. The shoot-out finished 5–4 to Arsenal, with Patrick Vieira scoring the winning penalty after Paul Scholes' shot was saved by Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann.
As both teams were in the highest tier of English football, the Premier League, Arsenal and Manchester United entered the competition in the third round. Matches up to the semi-final were contested on a one-off basis, with a replay taking place if the match ended in a draw. Both clubs only needed one replay along the way to the final; Arsenal's tie against Sheffield United in the fifth round was decided by a penalty shootout, whereas Manchester United overcame non-league Exeter City in the third round, after the original tie ended goalless.
Protests over the impending takeover of Manchester United by American businessman Malcolm Glazer had threatened to overshadow the final, though demonstrations in Cardiff required little intervention from the police. Both managers for the final made surprising changes to their team; Arsène Wenger unconventionally deployed a defensive formation, while Sir Alex Ferguson left midfielder Ryan Giggs on the bench. Manchester United dominated the match, creating four times as many shots as their opponents, but struggled to find the breakthrough. In extra time, Arsenal's José Antonio Reyes was sent off for a second bookable offence, becoming only the second player to be sent off in an FA Cup final.
The British press unanimously agreed that Arsenal were fortunate to win; Wenger himself admitted so in his press conference afterwards. A television audience of over 480 million worldwide watched the final; in the United Kingdom, coverage of the match peaked at 12.8 million, making it the highest-rated game in Cup history since the 1996 final. The departures of captains Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane before the year end, coupled with the changing objectives of both clubs, meant the 2005 final is considered as the natural end point in the rivalry between Arsenal and Manchester United under Ferguson and Wenger.Alex Ferguson
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Quincy played international football for his country of birth at youth level, but in 2007 requested to become eligible to represent his parents' country, Ghana, instead. FIFA approved his request just ahead of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, and he represented Ghana in that tournament and at the 2010 World Cup.Robin van Persie
Robin van Persie (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈrɔbɪn vɑn ˈpɛrsi] (listen); born 6 August 1983) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a forward. He is regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation. He is the record goal scorer of all time for the Netherlands national team.
He made his senior debut during the 2001–02 season, which culminated with victory in the 2002 UEFA Cup Final; he was also named as the Dutch Football Talent of the Year. After five years with Feyenoord, he fell out with manager Bert van Marwijk, and he joined English club Arsenal in 2004 for £2.75 million as a long-term replacement for compatriot Dennis Bergkamp. At Arsenal, Van Persie won the 2004 FA Community Shield and the 2004–05 FA Cup. He scored a club record of 35 goals in 2011 and was club captain for the 2011–12 season, prior to joining rivals Manchester United in July 2012. In his first season, he won the 2012–13 Premier League and finished as the league's top scorer with 26 goals, winning his second consecutive Premier League Golden Boot award. After two injury-hit seasons followed, Van Persie fell out of favour at Manchester United and he was allowed to leave for Fenerbahçe in July 2015. During his spell in Turkey, Van Persie featured regularly in his first season, but saw limitations in playing time in the following two campaigns after suffering with injuries, with both club and player agreeing to a buyout in January 2018, after which he rejoined Feyenoord on a free transfer. By the end of the season he had helped his boyhood team win the Dutch Cup, his first trophy since the 2013 FA Community Shield.After representing the Netherlands at under-17, under-19 and under-21 level, Van Persie made his senior international debut in 2005 in a friendly match against Romania. A month later, he scored his first senior international goal in a 4–0 win over Finland. Van Persie has over 100 caps and has scored 50 goals for the Netherlands, making him their top scorer of all time. He has represented his country at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups, and the 2008 and 2012 UEFA European Championships.South Western Football League
The South Western Football League was an English association football league composed of clubs from Cornwall and west and north Devon. It consisted of a single division at the eleventh overall tier of the English football league system, the seventh and lowest "Step" of the official National League System. The East Cornwall League and Cornwall Combination ranked below the South Western on the overall pyramid, and in turn have feeder leagues of their own.
Champions of the South Western League, whose last principal sponsor was the Carlsberg beer brand via St. Austell Brewery, were eligible for promotion to the lower division of the Western League, but the difficulties Cornish teams have travelling further afield have discouraged applications for promotion. Truro City took this step in 2006. The lowest-ranked clubs in the 2004–05 FA Cup all came from the South Western League, no other clubs from leagues at that pyramid level having been accepted. Among them were St. Blazey, whose record for longest unbeaten streak in league football anywhere in the United Kingdom (75 games) stood until it was broken by AFC Wimbledon in 2004.
The league was formed in 1951 but foundation dates of the member clubs range from the 1880s to 1980s. The league disbanded in 2007, with a merger with the Devon County League to form a new competition covering the whole of Devon and Cornwall called the South West Peninsula League. The new competition's top division is at Step 6 of the National League System, feeding directly into the Premier Division of the Western League.Wayne Bridge
Wayne Michael Bridge (born 5 August 1980) is an English retired footballer who played as a left back.
A graduate of the Southampton Academy where he made his debut in 1998, Bridge also played for Chelsea, West Ham, Manchester City and Fulham during his Premier League career.
Bridge made 36 appearances for the England national team between 2002 and 2009, being selected for two FIFA World Cup squads and UEFA Euro 2004.Yate Town F.C.
Yate Town Football Club is a football club based in Yate, Gloucestershire, England. They were established in 1906 as Yate Rovers and changed their name to Yate YMCA in 1946, becoming Yate Town in 1969. The first team play in the Southern Football League Division One South and West, at the eighth tier of the English football league system, and the reserves play in the Gloucestershire County League at the eleventh level. The club is affiliated to the Gloucestershire County FA.
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