The 2008–09 FA Cup (known as The FA Cup sponsored by E.ON for sponsorship reasons) was the 128th season of the world's oldest football knockout competition; the FA Cup. A record 762 clubs were accepted for the competition; one club, South Normanton Athletic, folded before the fixtures were released, leaving 761 clubs to appear in the draw. Two more clubs, Brierley Hill & Withymoor and Stapenhill, folded after the draws for the early rounds were made, giving their opponents a walk-over.
The competition started on 16 August 2008 with the Extra Preliminary Round and concluded on 30 May 2009 with the Final, held at Wembley Stadium. Because winners Chelsea qualified for the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League by finishing 3rd in the 2008–09 Premier League, losing finalists Everton qualified for the play-off round of the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League. Because Everton also happened to qualify for a Europa League berth by finishing 5th in the Premier League, that berth was awarded to the 6th place team (Aston Villa), whose berth (which was available because 2009–10 Football League Cup winners Manchester United qualified for the Champions League as Premier League winners) was in turn awarded to the 7th place team (Fulham).
|2008–09 FA Cup|
|Champions||Chelsea (5th title)|
|Top goal scorer(s)||Nicolas Anelka|
Robin van Persie
(4 goals each)
|Round||Main date||Number of fixtures||Clubs||New entries this round||Prize money||Player of the Round|
|Extra Preliminary Round||16 August 2008||203||761 → 558||406: 356th–761st||£750||n/a|
|Preliminary Round||30 August 2008||166||558 → 392||129: 227th–355th||£1,500||n/a|
|First Round Qualifying||13 September 2008||116||392 → 276||66: 161st–226th||£3,000||Derren Ibrahim (Dartford)|
|Second Round Qualifying||27 September 2008||80||276 → 196||44: 117th–160th||£4,500||Dean Lodge (Kingstonian)|
|Third Round Qualifying||11 October 2008||40||196 → 156||none||£7,500||Craig Davis (AFC Totton)|
|Fourth Round Qualifying||25 October 2008||32||156 → 124||24: 93rd–116th||£12,500||Sam Hatton (AFC Wimbledon)|
|First Round Proper||8 November 2008||40||124 → 84||48: 45th–92nd||£20,000||Jon Adams (AFC Telford United)|
|Second Round Proper||29 November 2008||20||84 → 64||none||£30,000||Lindon Meikle (Eastwood Town)|
|Third Round Proper||3 January 2009||32||64 → 32||44: 1st–44th||£75,000||Nathan Tyson (Nottingham Forest)|
|Fourth Round Proper||24 January 2009||16||32 → 16||none||£100,000||Scott Parker (West Ham United)|
|Fifth Round Proper||14 February 2009||8||16 → 8||none||£200,000||Mikel Arteta (Everton)|
|Sixth Round Proper||7 March 2009||4||8 → 4||none||£400,000||Robin van Persie (Arsenal)|
|Semi-Finals||18 April 2009
19 April 2009
|2||4 → 2||none||Winners: £1,000,000
|Phil Jagielka (Everton)|
|Final||30 May 2009||1||2 → 1||none||Winner: £2,000,000
The draw for the First Round Proper took place on 26 October 2008. The matches were played between 7 and 9 November 2008.
† – After extra time
‡ – Grays' replay with Carlisle was abandoned the first time it was played after 20 minutes because of floodlight failure with Grays leading 1–0.
Blyth Spartans, Droylsden and Histon beat teams from two levels higher. Kettering Town were the fourth non-league team to beat a league club. Curzon Ashton were the only club to beat a team from four levels higher, beating Exeter City.
The draw for the Second Round Proper took place on 9 November 2008 and involved the 40 winning teams from the First Round Proper. These were from the following levels:
The draw was conducted by Lawrie Sanchez and Ray Parlour. Matches in the Second Round Proper were played over the weekend of 29 November 2008, with the exception of the match between Crewe Alexandra and Carlisle United, which was played on 2 December, due to the abandonment of the first-round game between Carlisle United and Grays Athletic.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Attendance|
|1‡||Chesterfield||2 – 2||Droylsden||5,698|
|replay‡||Droylsden||2 – 1||Chesterfield||2,824|
|Droylsden expelled for fielding an ineligible player; Chesterfield progress|
|2||Peterborough United||0 – 0||Tranmere Rovers||5,980|
|replay||Tranmere Rovers||1 – 2†||Peterborough United||3,139|
|3||Eastwood Town||2 – 0||Wycombe Wanderers||1,955|
|4||Notts County||1 – 1||Kettering Town||4,451|
|replay||Kettering Town||2 – 1||Notts County||3,019|
|5||Leicester City||3 – 2||Dagenham & Redbridge||7,791|
|6||Barrow||2 – 1||Brentford||3,532|
|7||Bradford City||1 – 2||Leyton Orient||5,065|
|8||Southend United||3 – 1||Luton Town||4,111|
|9||Forest Green Rovers||2 – 0||Rochdale||1,715|
|10||Histon||1 – 0||Leeds United||4,103|
|11||Scunthorpe United||4 – 0||Alfreton Town||4,249|
|12||Torquay United||2 – 0||Oxford United||2,647|
|13||Fleetwood Town||2 – 3||Hartlepool United||3,280|
|14||Morecambe||2 – 3||Cheltenham Town||1,758|
|15||Gillingham||0 – 0||Stockport County||4,419|
|replay||Stockport County||1 – 2||Gillingham||3,329|
|16||Millwall||3 – 0||Aldershot Town||6,159|
|17||Carlisle United||0 – 2||Crewe Alexandra||2,755|
|18||AFC Bournemouth||0 – 0||Blyth Spartans||4,165|
|replay||Blyth Spartans||1 – 0||AFC Bournemouth||4,040|
|19||Kidderminster Harriers||2 – 0||Curzon Ashton||2,070|
|20||Port Vale||1 – 3||Macclesfield Town||4,684|
† – After extra time
The draw for the Third Round Proper took place on 30 November 2008. The draw was carried out by Sir Trevor Brooking and Ray Clemence at Soho Square. The 20 Premier League and 24 Championship teams enter at this stage, along with the 20 winners of the Second Round Proper. These 20 teams came from the following levels:
The matches were played between 2 and 5 January 2009, with the exception of the ties between Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers, Histon and Swansea City, Cheltenham Town and Doncaster Rovers, and Leyton Orient and Sheffield United, which were postponed until 13 January 2009.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Attendance|
|1||Portsmouth||0 – 0||Bristol City||14,446|
|replay||Bristol City||0 – 2||Portsmouth||14,302|
|2||Sheffield Wednesday||1 – 2||Fulham||18,377|
|3||Preston North End||0 – 2||Liverpool||23,046|
|4||Birmingham City||0 – 2||Wolverhampton Wanderers||22,232|
|5||West Ham United||3 – 0||Barnsley||28,869|
|6||Middlesbrough||2 – 1||Barrow||25,132|
|7||Hull City||0 – 0||Newcastle United||20,557|
|replay||Newcastle United||0 – 1||Hull City||31,380|
|8||Hartlepool United||2 – 0||Stoke City||5,367|
|9||Chelsea||1 – 1||Southend United||41,090|
|replay||Southend United||1 – 4||Chelsea||11,314|
|10||Manchester City||0 – 3||Nottingham Forest||31,869|
|11||Cardiff City||2 – 0||Reading||12,448|
|12||Ipswich Town||3 – 0||Chesterfield||12,524|
|13||Charlton Athletic||1 – 1||Norwich City||12,615|
|replay||Norwich City||0 – 1||Charlton Athletic||13,997|
|14||West Bromwich Albion||1 – 1||Peterborough United||18,659|
|replay||Peterborough United||0 – 2||West Bromwich Albion||10,735|
|15||Torquay United||1 – 0||Blackpool||3,654|
|16||Leyton Orient||1 – 4||Sheffield United||4,527|
|17||Southampton||0 – 3||Manchester United||31,901|
|18||Millwall||2 – 2||Crewe Alexandra||5,754|
|replay||Crewe Alexandra||2 – 3||Millwall||3,060|
|19||Histon||1 – 2||Swansea City||2,821|
|20||Forest Green Rovers||3 – 4||Derby County||4,836|
|21||Queens Park Rangers||0 – 0||Burnley||8,896|
|replay||Burnley||2 – 1†||Queens Park Rangers||3,760|
|22||Leicester City||0 – 0||Crystal Palace||15,976|
|replay||Crystal Palace||2 – 1||Leicester City||6,023|
|23||Tottenham Hotspur||3 – 1||Wigan Athletic||34,040|
|24||Cheltenham Town||0 – 0||Doncaster Rovers||4,417|
|replay||Doncaster Rovers||3 – 0||Cheltenham Town||5,345|
|25||Arsenal||3 – 1||Plymouth Argyle||59,424|
|26||Kettering Town||2 – 1||Eastwood Town||5,090|
|27||Blyth Spartans||0 – 1||Blackburn Rovers||3,445|
|28||Macclesfield Town||0 – 1||Everton||6,008|
|29||Watford||1 – 0||Scunthorpe United||8,690|
|30||Sunderland||2 – 1||Bolton Wanderers||20,685|
|31||Coventry City||2 – 0||Kidderminster Harriers||13,652|
|32||Gillingham||1 – 2||Aston Villa||10,107|
† – After extra time
The draw for the Fourth Round of the FA Cup was held on 4 January 2009. It comprised teams from the following levels:
A technical error during ITV's broadcast of the Everton–Liverpool replay meant that millions of viewers missed Dan Gosling's winner for Everton late in extra time. Coverage of the match was temporarily interrupted by advertisements, only for viewers to see Everton's players celebrating upon the restoration of the feed. ITV received thousands of complaints about the mistake, with many viewers questioning ITV's ability to broadcast live football, especially given their £275 million contract with The Football Association. ITV has subsequently apologised for the error.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Attendance|
|1||Liverpool||1 – 1||Everton||43,524|
|replay||Everton||1 – 0†||Liverpool||37,918|
|2||Manchester United||2 – 1||Tottenham Hotspur||75,014|
|3||Hull City||2 – 0||Millwall||18,639|
|4||Sunderland||0 – 0||Blackburn Rovers||22,634|
|replay||Blackburn Rovers||2 – 1†||Sunderland||10,112|
|5||Hartlepool United||0 – 2||West Ham United||6,849|
|6||Sheffield United||2 – 1||Charlton Athletic||15,957|
|7||Cardiff City||0 – 0||Arsenal||20,079|
|replay||Arsenal||4 – 0||Cardiff City||57,237|
|8||Portsmouth||0 – 2||Swansea City||17,357|
|9||Chelsea||3 – 1||Ipswich Town||41,137|
|10||Doncaster Rovers||0 – 0||Aston Villa||13,517|
|replay||Aston Villa||3 – 1||Doncaster Rovers||24,203|
|11||West Bromwich Albion||2 – 2||Burnley||18,294|
|replay||Burnley||3 – 1||West Bromwich Albion||6,635|
|12||Torquay United||0 – 1||Coventry City||6,018|
|13||Kettering Town||2 – 4||Fulham||5,406|
|14||Watford||4 – 3||Crystal Palace||10,006|
|15||Derby County||1 – 1||Nottingham Forest||32,035|
|replay||Nottingham Forest||2 – 3||Derby County||29,001|
|16||Wolverhampton Wanderers||1 – 2||Middlesbrough||18,013|
† – After extra time
The draw for the Fifth Round Proper was held on 25 January 2009. It comprised ten teams from the Premier League and six from the Championship, and was conducted by Gary Mabbutt and Gary Pallister. The Fifth Round matches were played on the weekend of 14 February 2009, with the exception of the tie between Arsenal and Burnley, after Arsenal's Fourth Round replay with Cardiff City was postponed due to snow. The match was played on 8 March 2009.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Attendance|
|1||Sheffield United||1 – 1||Hull City||22,283|
|replay||Hull City||2 – 1||Sheffield United||17,239|
|2||Watford||1 – 3||Chelsea||16,851|
|3||West Ham United||1 – 1||Middlesbrough||33,658|
|replay||Middlesbrough||2 – 0||West Ham United||15,602|
|4||Blackburn Rovers||2 – 2||Coventry City||15,053|
|replay||Coventry City||1 – 0||Blackburn Rovers||22,793|
|5||Derby County||1 – 4||Manchester United||32,103|
|6||Swansea City||1 – 1||Fulham||16,573|
|replay||Fulham||2 – 1||Swansea City||12,316|
|7||Everton||3 – 1||Aston Villa||35,439|
|8||Arsenal||3 – 0||Burnley||57,454|
The draw for the Sixth Round Proper was held on 15 February 2009. It comprised seven teams from the Premier League and Coventry City from the Championship. It was conducted by Frank McLintock and Graeme Souness. The matches were played on the weekend of 7 March 2009, with the exception of the tie between Arsenal and Hull City, which was played on 17 March.
|Report||Tevez 20', 35'
|Van Persie 74'
The draw for the semi-finals was held on 8 March 2009, and was conducted by Bob Wilson and Joe Royle. The semi-final matches were played at Wembley Stadium, on the weekend of 18 April 2009. Unlike the previous rounds, replays were not held if a match ended as a draw; if necessary, extra time was added and a penalty shoot-out was held immediately after the match.
|Walcott 18'||Report||Malouda 33'
|Manchester United||0 – 0 (a.e.t.)||Everton|
|Robin van Persie||Arsenal|
|Greg Halford||Sheffield United|
|Rob Hulse||Derby County|
|Paul Ifill||Crystal Palace|
|James Milner||Aston Villa|
|Roman Pavlyuchenko||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Jason Scotland||Swansea City|
|Craig Westcarr||Kettering Town|
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