2007–08 FA Cup

The 2007–08 FA Cup (known as The FA Cup sponsored by E.ON for sponsorship reasons) was the 127th season of the world's oldest football knockout competition, the FA Cup. A record 731 clubs' entries were accepted for the competition.

The competition culminated with the final held at Wembley Stadium, London on 17 May 2008. The match was contested by Portsmouth and Cardiff City, with Portsmouth taking the title 1–0, Nwankwo Kanu scoring the winning goal.

The appearance in the Cup Final by Cardiff City, a Level 2 team, marked the second time in 5 years that a team outside Level 1 of the English football pyramid appeared in the final game.

This was the last FA Cup to be broadcast by the BBC and Sky Sports in the United Kingdom, before coverage was handed over to ITV and Setanta starting in August 2008.

2007–08 FA Cup
The FA Cup Trophy in 2008
The FA Cup on the roof terrace of Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower on 12 May 2008
Country England
 Wales
Teams731
Defending championsChelsea
ChampionsPortsmouth (2nd title)
Runners-upCardiff City
Top goal scorer(s)Rickie Lambert
Craig Mackail-Smith
(7 goals)

Calendar

Round Date Matches Clubs New entries this round Prize money Player of the Round
Extra Preliminary Round 18 August 2007 171 729 → 558 342: 388th–729th £500 none
Preliminary Round 1 September 2007 166 558 → 392 161: 227th–387th £1,000 none
First Round Qualifying 15 September 2007 116 392 → 276 66: 161st–226th £2,250 Jack Pitcher (Gloucester City)[1]
Second Round Qualifying 29 September 2007 80 276 → 196 44: 117th–160th £3,750 Matt Townley (Team Bath)[2]
Third Round Qualifying 13 October 2007 40 196 → 156 none £5,000 Andy Forbes (Eastleigh)[3]
Fourth Round Qualifying 27 October 2007 32 156 → 124 24: 93rd–116th £10,000 Craig Farrell (York City)[4]
First Round Proper 10 November 2007 40 124 → 84 48: 45th–92nd £16,000 Stuart Beavon (Weymouth)[5]
Second Round Proper 1 December 2007 20 84 → 64 none £24,000 Craig Mackail-Smith (Peterborough United)[6]
Third Round Proper 5 January 2008 32 64 → 32 44: 1st–44th £40,000 Michael Mifsud (Coventry City)[7]
Fourth Round Proper 26 January 2008 16 32 → 16 none £60,000 Alfie Potter (Havant & Waterlooville)[8]
Fifth Round Proper 16 February 2008 8 16 → 8 none £120,000 Luke Steele (Barnsley)[9]
Sixth Round Proper 8 March 2008 4 8 → 4 none £300,000 Kayode Odejayi (Barnsley)[10]
Semi Finals 5 April 2008 2 4 → 2 none £900,000 Joe Ledley (Cardiff City)[11]
Final 17 May 2008 1 2 → 1 none £1,000,000 Nwankwo Kanu (Portsmouth F.C.)

First Round Proper

This round is the first in which Football League teams from League One and League Two compete with non-league teams.

  • Ties were played over the weekend of 10 November and 11 November 2007.
  • Leeds United, now a third-tier side, made their earliest ever entry to the FA Cup and suffered a surprise 1–0 home defeat to Hereford United in the replay that followed a goalless draw.
Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Darlington 1–1 Northampton Town 2,964
replay Northampton Town 2 – 1 Darlington 2,895
2 Hampton & Richmond Borough 0–3 Dagenham & Redbridge 2,252
3 Torquay United 4–1 Yeovil Town 3,718
4 Leyton Orient 1–1 Bristol Rovers 3,157
replay Bristol Rovers 3 – 3 Leyton Orient 3,742
Bristol Rovers won 6 – 5 on penalties
5 Bury 4–1 Workington 2,641
6 Barnet 2–1 Gillingham 2,843
7 Accrington Stanley 2 – 3 Huddersfield Town 2,202
8 Barrow 1–1 Bournemouth 2,203
replay Bournemouth 3 – 2 Barrow 2,969
9 Forest Green Rovers 2–2 Rotherham United 2,102
replay Rotherham United 0 – 3 Forest Green Rovers 2,754
10 Southend United 2–1 Rochdale 5,180
11 Team Bath 0–2 Chasetown 2,067
12 Bradford City 1–0 Chester City 4,069
13 Morecambe 0–2 Port Vale 2,730
14 Hereford United 0–0 Leeds United 5,924
replay Leeds United 0 – 1 Hereford United 11,315
15 Mansfield Town 3–0 Lewes 2,607
16 Gainsborough Trinity 0–6 Hartlepool United 2,402
17 Exeter City 4–0 Stevenage Borough 3,513
18 Oldham Athletic 2–2 Doncaster Rovers 4,280
replay Doncaster Rovers 1 – 2 Oldham Athletic 4,340
19 Peterborough United 4–1 Wrexham 4,266
20 Halifax Town 0–4 Burton Albion 1,936
21 York City 0–1 Havant & Waterlooville 2,001
22 Harrogate Railway 2–0 Droylsden 884
23 Rushden & Diamonds 3–1 Macclesfield Town 1,759
24 Ware 0–2 Kidderminster Harriers 2,123
25 Walsall 2–0 Shrewsbury Town 4,972
26 Horsham 4–1 Maidenhead United 3,379
27 Altrincham 1–2 Millwall 2,457
28 Cheltenham Town 1–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 2,984
replay Brighton & Hove Albion 2 – 1 Cheltenham Town 3,711
29 Stockport County 1–1 Staines Town 3,460
replay Staines Town 1 – 1 Stockport County 2,860
Staines Town won 4 – 3 on penalties
30 Crewe Alexandra 2–1 Milton Keynes Dons 3,049
31 Lincoln City 1–1 Nottingham Forest 7,361
replay Nottingham Forest 3 – 1 Lincoln City 6,783
32 Cambridge United 2–1 Aldershot Town 2,641
33 Notts County 3–0 Histon 4,344
34 Oxford United 3–1 Northwich Victoria 2,972
35 Billericay Town 1–2 Swansea City 2,334
36 Carlisle United 1–1 Grimsby Town 5,128
replay Grimsby Town 1 – 0 Carlisle United 2,008
37 Eastbourne Borough 0–4 Weymouth 2,711
38 Chesterfield 1–2 Tranmere Rovers 4,296
39 Wycombe Wanderers 1–2 Swindon Town 3,332
40 Luton Town 1–1 Brentford 4,167
replay Brentford 0 – 2 Luton Town 2,643

Second Round Proper

  • The draw was made on 11 November 2007.
  • Ties were played over the weekend of 1 December 2007.
Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Oxford United 0–0 Southend United 5,163
replay Southend United 3 – 0 Oxford United 2,740
2 Swindon Town 3–2 Forest Green Rovers 7,588
3 Oldham Athletic 1–0 Crewe Alexandra 3,900
4 Northampton Town 1–1 Walsall 3,887
replay Walsall 1 – 0 Northampton Town 3,066
5 Cambridge United 1–0 Weymouth 4,552
6 Millwall 2–1 Bournemouth 4,495
7 Staines Town 0–5 Peterborough United 2,460
8 Bradford City 0–3 Tranmere Rovers 6,379
9 Torquay United 0–2 Brighton & Hove Albion 4,010
10 Notts County 0–1 Havant & Waterlooville 3,810
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 3–1 Kidderminster Harriers 1,493
12 Port Vale 1–1 Chasetown 5,875
replay Chasetown 1 – 0 Port Vale 1,986
13 Bristol Rovers 5–1 Rushden & Diamonds 4,816
14 Huddersfield Town 3–0 Grimsby Town 6,729
15 Burton Albion 1–1 Barnet 2,769
replay Barnet 1 – 0 Burton Albion 1,379
16 Bury 1–0 Exeter City 2,725
17 Luton Town 1–0 Nottingham Forest 5,758
18 Horsham 1–1 Swansea City 2,731
replay Swansea City 6 – 2 Horsham 5,911
19 Hereford United 2–0 Hartlepool United 3,801
20 Harrogate Railway Athletic 2–3 Mansfield Town 1,486

Third Round Proper

This round marks the first time Championship and Premier League (top-flight) teams play. Matches were played on the weekend of Saturday, 5 January 2008. The draw was made on 2 December 2007 at 15:15 GMT by Kevin Beattie and Sammy Nelson, adjudicated by Sir Trevor Brooking.

Involved in the Third Round draw for the first time ever were Havant & Waterlooville and Chasetown. Chasetown are the lowest-ranked team ever to have reached this stage of the FA Cup. The draw itself produced few major ties, with the exception of Chelsea drawing their West London rivals, Queens Park Rangers, and Aston Villa drawing Manchester United as their Third Round opponents for the fourth time in seven seasons, and the second time in successive years.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Preston North End 1–0 Scunthorpe United 4,616
2 Chasetown 1–3 Cardiff City 2,420
3 Colchester United 1–3 Peterborough United 4,003
4 Bolton Wanderers 0–1 Sheffield United 15,286
5 Blackburn Rovers 1–4 Coventry City 14,421
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 1–2 Mansfield Town 5,857
7 Walsall 0–0 Millwall 4,358
replay Millwall 2 – 1 Walsall 4,645
8 Charlton Athletic 1–1 West Bromwich Albion 12,682
replay West Bromwich Albion 2 – 2 Charlton Athletic 12,691
West Bromwich Albion won 4 – 3 on penalties
9 Watford 2–0 Crystal Palace 10,480
10 Luton Town 1–1 Liverpool 10,226
replay Liverpool 5 – 0 Luton Town 41,446
11 Plymouth Argyle 3–2 Hull City 12,419
12 Aston Villa 0–2 Manchester United 33,630
13 Tranmere Rovers 2–2 Hereford United 6,909
replay Hereford United 1 – 0 Tranmere Rovers 6,471
14 Tottenham Hotspur 2–2 Reading 35,243
replay Reading 0 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur 22,130
15 Burnley 0–2 Arsenal 16,709
16 Bristol City 1–2 Middlesbrough 15,895
17 Fulham 2–2 Bristol Rovers 13,634
replay Bristol Rovers 0 – 0 Fulham 11,882
Bristol Rovers won 5 – 3 on penalties
18 Huddersfield Town 2–1 Birmingham City 13,410
19 Swansea City 1–1 Havant & Waterlooville 8,761
replay Havant & Waterlooville 4 – 2 Swansea City 4,400
20 Sunderland 0–3 Wigan Athletic 20,821
21 Southend United 5–2 Dagenham & Redbridge 6,393
22 Everton 0–1 Oldham Athletic 33,086
23 Derby County 2–2 Sheffield Wednesday 20,612
replay Sheffield Wednesday 1 – 1 Derby County 18,020
Derby County won 4 – 2 on penalties
24 Southampton 2–0 Leicester City 20,094
25 West Ham United 0–0 Manchester City 33,806
replay Manchester City 1 – 0 West Ham United 27,809
26 Ipswich Town 0–1 Portsmouth 23,446
27 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 Cambridge United 15,340
28 Barnsley 2–1 Blackpool 8,276
29 Chelsea 1–0 Queens Park Rangers 41,289
30 Stoke City 0–0 Newcastle United 22,861
replay Newcastle United 4 – 1 Stoke City 35,108
31 Swindon Town 1–1 Barnet 5,944
replay Barnet 1 – 1 Swindon Town 2,810
Barnet won 2 – 0 on penalties
32 Norwich City 1–1 Bury 19,815
replay Bury 2 – 1 Norwich City 4,146

Fourth Round Proper

The draw for the Fourth Round Proper was held at 13:30 GMT on Monday, 7 January 2008. The event was hosted by Sir Trevor Brooking, with Alan Cork and John Aldridge making the draw.[12] Fourth Round matches were played on the weekend of 26 January 2008. For the first time since 1957, there were no replays for the Fourth Round as all ties were settled at the first game.[13]

This was Havant & Waterlooville's first fourth round appearance. They lost 5 – 2 to Liverpool at Anfield. After Havant's elimination, Bristol Rovers became the lowest ranked team left in the Cup. They play in League One with fellow Fifth Round qualifiers Huddersfield Town.

The BBC's Match of the Day broadcast live matches from two stadia that it had never broadcast live matches before; from Field Mill, Mansfield for Mansfield Town's match with Middlesbrough and from the JJB Stadium, Wigan for Wigan's match with defending champions Chelsea.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Arsenal 3–0 Newcastle United 60,046
2 Coventry City 2–1 Millwall 17,268
3 Oldham Athletic 0–1 Huddersfield Town 12,749
4 Barnet 0–1 Bristol Rovers 5,190
5 Liverpool 5–2 Havant & Waterlooville 42,566
6 Southend United 0–1 Barnsley 7,212
7 Wigan Athletic 1–2 Chelsea 14,166
8 Derby County 1–4 Preston North End 17,344
9 Manchester United 3–1 Tottenham Hotspur 75,369
10 Portsmouth 2–1 Plymouth Argyle 19,612
11 Southampton 2–0 Bury 25,449
12 Hereford United 1–2 Cardiff City 6,885
13 Peterborough United 0–3 West Bromwich Albion 12,701
14 Mansfield Town 0–2 Middlesbrough 6,258
15 Sheffield United 2–1 Manchester City 20,800
16 Watford 1–4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 12,719

Fifth Round Proper

The draw for the Fifth Round Proper was held at 13:25 GMT on Monday, 28 January 2008. Sir Trevor Brooking hosted the event held at FA premises at Soho Square, where he was joined by Jimmy Case and Ray Wilkins, who conducted the draw. The matches were held over the weekend of 16 February 2008.[14]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Bristol Rovers 1 – 0 Southampton 11,920
2 Cardiff City 2 – 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 15,339
3 Sheffield United 0 – 0 Middlesbrough 22,210
replay Middlesbrough 1 – 0 Sheffield United 28,108
4 Liverpool 1 – 2 Barnsley 42,449
5 Manchester United 4 – 0 Arsenal 75,550
6 Preston North End 0 – 1 Portsmouth 11,840
7 Coventry City 0 – 5 West Bromwich Albion 28,163
8 Chelsea 3 – 1 Huddersfield Town 41,324

Sixth Round Proper

The draw for the Sixth Round Proper was held on 18 February 2008 at 13:25 GMT at Soho Square. The draw was conducted by Geoff Thomas and Mark Bright, overseen by Sir Trevor Brooking.[15]

For the second round in a row, the only all-Premier League tie of the round involved Manchester United, who were defeated at home by Portsmouth. Barnsley, who had already knocked out Liverpool in the previous round, produced a similar result in the Sixth Round, beating Chelsea 1 – 0 at Oakwell. West Bromwich Albion defeated Bristol Rovers away at the Memorial Stadium, whilst Cardiff City caused a third shock of the weekend by beating Premier League team Middlesbrough. and no Quarter-Final Replays The Sixth Round matches were played on the weekend of 8 March 2008.[15]

Manchester United0–1Portsmouth
Report Muntari Goal 78' (pen.)
Barnsley1–0Chelsea
Odejayi Goal 67' Report
Middlesbrough0–2Cardiff City
Report Whittingham Goal 9'
Johnson Goal 23'
Bristol Rovers1–5West Bromwich Albion
Coles Goal 31' Report Morrison Goal 16'
Miller Goal 30'69'85'
Phillips Goal 73'

Semi-finals

The draw for the Semi-finals was held on 10 March 2008 at 13:25 GMT at Soho Square with Bryan Robson making the draw. Both semi-finals were played at Wembley Stadium and held on 5 April and 6 April 2008.[16] There was only one club from the top flight (Portsmouth) in the draw for the first time since 1908.[17]

West Bromwich Albion0–1Portsmouth
Report Kanu Goal 54'
Barnsley0–1Cardiff City
Report Ledley Goal 9'

Final

The final was held at Wembley Stadium on 17 May 2008, and Portsmouth's 1–0 victory gave them their first major trophy for 58 years and their first FA Cup for 69 years. It was also the first time that the winning team's manager (Harry Redknapp) was an Englishman since Joe Royle guided Everton to FA Cup glory 13 years earlier as well as being the first time a club from outside the Big Four of English football won the Cup since the aforementioned Everton side in 1995.

Cardiff City0–1Portsmouth
Report Kanu Goal 37'
Cardiff City
Portsmouth

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2007–08 FA Cup qualifying rounds

The 2007–08 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds opened the 127th 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 729 clubs were accepted for the competition, up 42 from the previous season's 687.

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.

2007–08 Milton Keynes Dons F.C. season

The 2007–08 season was the fourth season of competitive association football in the Football League played by Milton Keynes Dons Football Club, a professional football club based in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. Their fourth-place finish in 2006–07 and loss to Shrewsbury Town in the play-offs meant it was their second successive season in League Two. After the closure of the National Hockey Stadium this was the first season where the MK Dons played home fixtures at Stadium mk. The season ran from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008.

Paul Ince, starting his first season as Milton Keynes Dons manager, made nine permanent summer signings. After the eighth round of League Two fixtures the MK Dons reached first place and occupied this spot in thirty-seven of the remaining thirty-eight game weeks; they ended the season as champions of the twenty-four-team 2007–08 Football League Two. MK Dons also won their first national knockout competition, with a 2–0 victory over Grimsby Town at Wembley Stadium in the 2008 Football League Trophy Final. They lost in their opening round match in the 2007–08 FA Cup, and were eliminated in the second round of the Football League Cup.

Thirty-one players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were sixteen different goalscorers. Defender Dean Lewington missed only two of the fifty-five first-team matches over the season. Mark Wright finished as leading scorer with fifteen goals, of which thirteen came in league competition and two came in the Football League Trophy. Keith Andrews won the Football League Two Player of the Year Award.

2007–08 York City F.C. season

The 2007–08 season was the 86th season of competitive association football and fourth season in the Football Conference played by York City Football Club, a professional football club based in York, North Yorkshire, England. They finished in 17th place in the 24-team 2007–08 Conference Premier.

York entered the 2007–08 FA Cup in the fourth qualifying round, losing to Havant & Waterlooville at home. They reached the semi-final of the 2007–08 FA Trophy, being beaten by Torquay United. York were knocked out in the fifth round of the 2007–08 Conference League Cup, after a penalty shoot-out defeat at home to Northwich Victoria.

34 players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were 16 different goalscorers. Winger Martyn Woolford played in all 57 first-team matches over the season. Onome Sodje and Woolford finished as joint top scorers with 17 goals each. Sodje scored 14 in league competition, two in the FA Cup and one in the Conference League Cup, while Woolford scored 14 in league competition, two in the FA Trophy and one in the Conference League Cup. The winner of the Clubman of the Year award was David McGurk.

2008 FA Community Shield

The 2008 FA Community Shield (also known as The FA Community Shield sponsored by McDonald's for sponsorship reasons) was the 86th staging of the FA Community Shield, an annual football match played between the reigning Premier League champions and FA Cup winners. The match was played on 10 August 2008 between 2007–08 Premier League champions Manchester United and 2007–08 FA Cup winners Portsmouth as the "curtain-raiser" to the 2008–09 English football season. The match marked the 100th year since the first Charity Shield, also won by Manchester United after a replay in August 1908.

Manchester United won the game 3–1 on penalties, after the match finished 0–0 after 90 minutes; the Community Shield no longer plays extra time if the teams are level at the end of normal time.

The match was the second meeting between the two teams in the space of two weeks, after they had played each other in a friendly in Nigeria on 27 July 2008. It was also the first Community Shield since 1996 to feature a team from outside the big four of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. With this Community Shield title, United extended their record number of wins in the competition to 13 (17 including shared titles).

2008 FA Cup Final

The 2008 FA Cup Final was a football match held at Wembley Stadium on 17 May 2008 and was the final match of the 2007–08 FA Cup competition. The match was the 127th FA Cup Final, and the second to be held at the new Wembley Stadium since its redevelopment. The match was contested by Portsmouth and Cardiff City, with Portsmouth winning 1–0. This was the first time that the two sides have ever met in the competition. Both teams were aiming to win the FA Cup for the second time, Cardiff having won it in 1927 and Portsmouth in 1939. Had Cardiff won, they would have been the first club from outside the top division of English football to have won the competition since West Ham United in 1980. The match had an attendance of 89,874, a record which still stands as the largest ever for an FA Cup Final at the new Wembley Stadium.

For winning the competition, Portsmouth received £1 million in prize money, as well as qualification to the 2008–09 UEFA Cup, their first foray into European football. It was suggested prior to the game that Cardiff City would not have been allowed to compete in the UEFA Cup had they beaten Portsmouth, as Football Association (FA) regulations previously meant Welsh clubs were ineligible for European competitions even if they won the FA Cup or League Cup, prompting UEFA to offer the possibility of Cardiff filling a wild-card slot in the UEFA Cup. However, the FA later issued a statement saying they would give their permission for Cardiff to participate in the UEFA Cup as one of England's representatives in the competition. As in the preceding few years, the players voted Player of the Round in every round from the First Qualifying Round to the Semi-finals were present and given VIP hospitality for themselves and a guest.The FA announced that, before the game began, the Welsh national anthem, "Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau", would be played, along with the traditional "God Save the Queen" and "Abide with Me". The Welsh anthem was sung by Katherine Jenkins, while Lesley Garrett sang "God Save the Queen" and the two duetted on "Abide with Me".

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