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.
|2007–08 FA Cup|
The FA Cup on the roof terrace of Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower on 12 May 2008
|Country|| England |
|Champions||Portsmouth (2nd title)|
|Top goal scorer(s)||Rickie Lambert |
|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)|
|Second Round Qualifying||29 September 2007||80||276 → 196||44: 117th–160th||£3,750||Matt Townley (Team Bath)|
|Third Round Qualifying||13 October 2007||40||196 → 156||none||£5,000||Andy Forbes (Eastleigh)|
|Fourth Round Qualifying||27 October 2007||32||156 → 124||24: 93rd–116th||£10,000||Craig Farrell (York City)|
|First Round Proper||10 November 2007||40||124 → 84||48: 45th–92nd||£16,000||Stuart Beavon (Weymouth)|
|Second Round Proper||1 December 2007||20||84 → 64||none||£24,000||Craig Mackail-Smith (Peterborough United)|
|Third Round Proper||5 January 2008||32||64 → 32||44: 1st–44th||£40,000||Michael Mifsud (Coventry City)|
|Fourth Round Proper||26 January 2008||16||32 → 16||none||£60,000||Alfie Potter (Havant & Waterlooville)|
|Fifth Round Proper||16 February 2008||8||16 → 8||none||£120,000||Luke Steele (Barnsley)|
|Sixth Round Proper||8 March 2008||4||8 → 4||none||£300,000||Kayode Odejayi (Barnsley)|
|Semi Finals||5 April 2008||2||4 → 2||none||£900,000||Joe Ledley (Cardiff City)|
|Final||17 May 2008||1||2 → 1||none||£1,000,000||Nwankwo Kanu (Portsmouth F.C.)|
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|
|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|
|7||Accrington Stanley||2 – 3||Huddersfield Town||2,202|
|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|
|12||Bradford City||1–0||Chester City||4,069|
|14||Hereford United||0–0||Leeds United||5,924|
|replay||Leeds United||0 – 1||Hereford United||11,315|
|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|
|20||Halifax Town||0–4||Burton Albion||1,936|
|21||York City||0–1||Havant & Waterlooville||2,001|
|23||Rushden & Diamonds||3–1||Macclesfield Town||1,759|
|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|
|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|
|39||Wycombe Wanderers||1–2||Swindon Town||3,332|
|replay||Brentford||0 – 2||Luton Town||2,643|
|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|
|replay||Walsall||1 – 0||Northampton Town||3,066|
|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|
|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|
|replay||Barnet||1 – 0||Burton Albion||1,379|
|17||Luton Town||1–0||Nottingham Forest||5,758|
|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|
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|replay||Reading||0 – 1||Tottenham Hotspur||22,130|
|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|
|21||Southend United||5–2||Dagenham & Redbridge||6,393|
|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|
|25||West Ham United||0–0||Manchester City||33,806|
|replay||Manchester City||1 – 0||West Ham United||27,809|
|27||Wolverhampton Wanderers||2–1||Cambridge United||15,340|
|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|
|replay||Barnet||1 – 1||Swindon Town||2,810|
|Barnet won 2 – 0 on penalties|
|replay||Bury||2 – 1||Norwich City||4,146|
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. 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.
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|
|3||Oldham Athletic||0–1||Huddersfield Town||12,749|
|5||Liverpool||5–2||Havant & Waterlooville||42,566|
|8||Derby County||1–4||Preston North End||17,344|
|9||Manchester United||3–1||Tottenham Hotspur||75,369|
|12||Hereford United||1–2||Cardiff City||6,885|
|13||Peterborough United||0–3||West Bromwich Albion||12,701|
|15||Sheffield United||2–1||Manchester City||20,800|
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.
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.
|Report||Muntari 78' (pen.)|
|Bristol Rovers||1–5||West Bromwich Albion|
|Coles 31'||Report||Morrison 16'
Miller 30', 69', 85'
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. There was only one club from the top flight (Portsmouth) in the draw for the first time since 1908.
|West Bromwich Albion||0–1||Portsmouth|
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.
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
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