1975–76 FA Cup

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1975–76 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Southampton
Runners-up Manchester United

The FA Cup 1975–76 was the 95th staging of the world's oldest football knockout competition, The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup. The final saw Southampton beat Manchester United 1–0, with the only goal coming from Bobby Stokes in the 83rd minute of the game.

First round proper

The first round of games were played on 22 November 1975. Replays were played mainly on the 24th–26th, with second replays performed one or two weeks after.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Darlington 0–0 Chester 22 November 1975
Replay Chester 2–0 Darlington 26 November 1975
2 Dartford 1–4 Bishop's Stortford 22 November 1975
3 Hartlepool 3–0 Stockport County 22 November 1975
4 Bury 4–2 Doncaster Rovers 22 November 1975
5 Grantham 2–2 Port Vale 22 November 1975
Replay Port Vale 4–1 Grantham 24 November 1975
6 Preston North End 2–1 Scunthorpe United 22 November 1975
7 Sutton United 1–1 Bournemouth 22 November 1975
Replay Bournemouth 1–0 Sutton United 26 November 1975
8 Watford 0–3 Brighton & Hove Albion 22 November 1975
9 Weymouth 0–2 Gillingham 22 November 1975
10 Yeovil Town 1–1 Millwall 22 November 1975
Replay Millwall 2–2 Yeovil Town 25 November 1975
Replay Yeovil Town 0–1 Millwall 3 December 1975
11 Marine 3–1 Barnsley 22 November 1975
12 Walsall 0–1 Huddersfield Town 22 November 1975
13 Sheffield Wednesday 3–1 Macclesfield Town 22 November 1975
14 Grimsby Town 1–3 Gateshead United 22 November 1975
15 Scarborough 2–0 Morecambe 22 November 1975
16 Wycombe Wanderers 0–0 Bedford Town 22 November 1975
Replay Bedford Town 2–2 Wycombe Wanderers 24 November 1975
Replay Wycombe Wanderers 2–1 Bedford Town 1 December 1975
17 Brentford 2–0 Northampton Town 22 November 1975
18 Rossendale United 0–1 Shrewsbury Town 22 November 1975
19 Bradford City 1–0 Chesterfield 22 November 1975
20 Crystal Palace 1–0 Walton & Hersham 22 November 1975
21 Spennymoor United 4–1 Southport 22 November 1975
22 Southend United 2–0 Swansea City 22 November 1975
23 Mansfield Town 1–1 Wrexham 22 November 1975
Replay Wrexham 1–1 Mansfield Town 24 November 1975
Replay Mansfield Town 2–1 Wrexham 8 December 1975
24 Cardiff City 6–2 Exeter City 22 November 1975
25 Halifax Town 3–1 Altrincham 22 November 1975
26 Newport County 2–2 Swindon Town 22 November 1975
Replay Swindon Town 3–0 Newport County 25 November 1975
27 Workington 1–1 Rochdale 22 November 1975
Replay Rochdale 2–1 Workington 25 November 1975
28 Hereford United 2–0 Torquay United 22 November 1975
29 Rotherham United 2–1 Crewe Alexandra 22 November 1975
30 Aldershot 4–3 Wealdstone 22 November 1975
31 Romford 0–1 Tooting & Mitcham United 22 November 1975
32 Wigan Athletic 4–1 Matlock Town 22 November 1975
33 Boston United 0–1 Lincoln City 22 November 1975
34 Peterborough United 4–1 Winsford United 22 November 1975
35 Colchester United 3–3 Dover 22 November 1975
Replay Dover 4–1 Colchester United 26 November 1975
36 Nuneaton Borough 0–1 Wimbledon 22 November 1975
37 Hendon 1–0 Reading 22 November 1975
38 Leatherhead 2–0 Cambridge United 22 November 1975
39 AP Leamington 2–3 Stafford Rangers 22 November 1975
40 Coventry Sporting 2–0 Tranmere Rovers 22 November 1975

Second round proper

The second round of games were played on 13 December 1975. Replays took place on the 15th–17th or the 22nd.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bournemouth 2–2 Hereford United 13 December 1975
Replay Hereford United 2–0 Bournemouth 17 December 1975
2 Bury 3–0 Spennymoor United 13 December 1975
3 Marine 1–1 Hartlepool 13 December 1975
Replay Hartlepool 6–3 Marine 15 December 1975
4 Gillingham 0–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 December 1975
5 Sheffield Wednesday 2–0 Wigan Athletic 13 December 1975
6 Stafford Rangers 1–3 Halifax Town 13 December 1975
7 Scarborough 3–2 Preston North End 13 December 1975
8 Shrewsbury Town 3–1 Chester 13 December 1975
9 Millwall 1–1 Crystal Palace 13 December 1975
Replay Crystal Palace 2–1 Millwall 16 December 1975
10 Wimbledon 0–2 Brentford 13 December 1975
11 Southend United 4–1 Dover 13 December 1975
12 Huddersfield Town 2–1 Port Vale 13 December 1975
13 Mansfield Town 1–2 Lincoln City 13 December 1975
14 Cardiff City 1–0 Wycombe Wanderers 13 December 1975
15 Rotherham United 0–3 Bradford City 13 December 1975
16 Aldershot 2–0 Bishop's Stortford 13 December 1975
17 Hendon 0–1 Swindon Town 13 December 1975
18 Leatherhead 0–0 Tooting & Mitcham United 13 December 1975
Replay Tooting & Mitcham United 2–1 Leatherhead 22 December 1975
19 Coventry Sporting 0–4 Peterborough United 13 December 1975
20 Gateshead United 1–1 Rochdale 13 December 1975
Replay Rochdale 3–1 Gateshead United 16 December 1975

Third round proper

The third round of games in the FA Cup were mainly played on 3 January 1976, with two matches played two days earlier on New Year's Day. Replays were mainly played midweek over 6–7 January or the week after but one occurred on the 24th instead.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Blackpool 1–0 Burnley 3 January 1976
2 Southampton 1–1 Aston Villa 3 January 1976
Replay Aston Villa 1–2 Southampton 7 January 1976
3 Leicester City 3–0 Sheffield United 3 January 1976
4 Notts County 0–1 Leeds United 3 January 1976
5 Nottingham Forest 0–0 Peterborough United 1 January 1976
Replay Peterborough United 1–0 Nottingham Forest 7 January 1976
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–0 Arsenal 3 January 1976
7 Middlesbrough 0–0 Bury 3 January 1976
Replay Bury 3–2 Middlesbrough 6 January 1976
8 West Bromwich Albion 3–1 Carlisle United 3 January 1976
9 Sunderland 2–0 Oldham Athletic 3 January 1976
10 Derby County 2–1 Everton 3 January 1976
11 Luton Town 2–0 Blackburn Rovers 3 January 1976
12 Swindon Town 2–2 Tooting & Mitcham United 3 January 1976
Replay Tooting & Mitcham United 2–1 Swindon Town 6 January 1976
13 Scarborough 1–2 Crystal Palace 3 January 1976
14 Shrewsbury Town 1–2 Bradford City 3 January 1976
15 Ipswich Town 3–1 Halifax Town 3 January 1976
16 Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 Stoke City 3 January 1976
Replay Stoke City 2–1 Tottenham Hotspur 24 January 1976
17 Manchester City 6–0 Hartlepool 3 January 1976
18 Queens Park Rangers 0–0 Newcastle United 3 January 1976
Replay Newcastle United 2–1 Queens Park Rangers 7 January 1976
19 Fulham 2–3 Huddersfield Town 3 January 1976
20 Brentford 0–0 Bolton Wanderers 3 January 1976
Replay Bolton Wanderers 2–0 Brentford 6 January 1976
21 Coventry City 2–1 Bristol City 3 January 1976
22 Portsmouth 1–1 Birmingham City 3 January 1976
Replay Birmingham City 0–1 Portsmouth 6 January 1976
23 West Ham United 0–2 Liverpool 3 January 1976
24 Manchester United 2–1 Oxford United 3 January 1976
25 Norwich City 1–1 Rochdale 3 January 1976
Replay Rochdale 0–0 Norwich City 6 January 1976
Replay Norwich City 2–1 Rochdale 13 January 1976
26 Hull City 1–1 Plymouth Argyle 3 January 1976
Replay Plymouth Argyle 1–4 Hull City 6 January 1976
27 Chelsea 1–1 Bristol Rovers 1 January 1976
Replay Bristol Rovers 0–1 Chelsea 3 January 1976
28 Southend United 2–1 Brighton & Hove Albion 3 January 1976
29 Charlton Athletic 2–1 Sheffield Wednesday 3 January 1976
30 York City 2–1 Hereford United 3 January 1976
31 Aldershot 1–2 Lincoln City 3 January 1976
32 Orient 0–1 Cardiff City 3 January 1976

Fourth round proper

The fourth round of games were mostly played on 28 January 1976, with three replays and a main tie on the 27th and 28th. One of the main ties was played on 2 February instead.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Southampton 3–1 Blackpool 24 January 1976
2 Leicester City 1–0 Bury 24 January 1976
3 West Bromwich Albion 3–2 Lincoln City 24 January 1976
4 Sunderland 1–0 Hull City 2 February 1976
5 Derby County 1–0 Liverpool 24 January 1976
6 Ipswich Town 0–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 24 January 1976
Replay Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–0 Ipswich Town 27 January 1976
7 Coventry City 1–1 Newcastle United 24 January 1976
Replay Newcastle United 5–0 Coventry City 28 January 1976
8 Manchester United 3–1 Peterborough United 24 January 1976
9 Norwich City 2–0 Luton Town 24 January 1976
10 Bradford City 3–1 Tooting & Mitcham United 24 January 1976
11 Southend United 2–1 Cardiff City 24 January 1976
12 Huddersfield Town 0–1 Bolton Wanderers 24 January 1976
13 Charlton Athletic 1–1 Portsmouth 24 January 1976
Replay Portsmouth 0–3 Charlton Athletic 27 January 1976
14 Leeds United 0–1 Crystal Palace 24 January 1976
15 York City 0–2 Chelsea 24 January 1976
16 Stoke City 1–0 Manchester City 28 January 1976

Fifth round proper

The fifth set of games took place (except for one game) on 14 February 1976. Three games went to a replay which were played on 17–18 February. The Norwich City–Bradford City match and a second replay of the Bolton Wanderers–Newcastle United match were played on 23 February.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Leicester City 1–2 Manchester United 14 February 1976
2 Bolton Wanderers 3–3 Newcastle United 14 February 1976
Replay Newcastle United 0–0 Bolton Wanderers 18 February 1976
Replay Bolton Wanderers 1–2 Newcastle United 23 February 1976
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–0 Charlton Athletic 14 February 1976
4 West Bromwich Albion 1–1 Southampton 14 February 1976
Replay Southampton 4–0 West Bromwich Albion 17 February 1976
5 Derby County 1–0 Southend United 14 February 1976
6 Norwich City 1–2 Bradford City 23 February 1976
7 Chelsea 2–3 Crystal Palace 14 February 1976
8 Stoke City 0–0 Sunderland 14 February 1976
Replay Sunderland 2–1 Stoke City 17 February 1976

Sixth round proper

The sixth round of FA Cup games were played on 6 March 1976. There was one replay on the 9th.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Sunderland 0–1 Crystal Palace 6 March 1976
2 Derby County 4–2 Newcastle United 6 March 1976
3 Manchester United 1–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 6 March 1976
Replay Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–3 Manchester United 9 March 1976
4 Bradford City 0–1 Southampton 6 March 1976

Semi finals


Final

1 May 1976
15:00 BST
Southampton 1–0 Manchester United
Stokes Goal 83'
Wembley, London
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Clive Thomas
Southampton
Man United

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