FA Cup 2021/22 4th Rd Review

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Stats of the Round

Tottenham Hotspur are now the competition’s top scoring club throughout its 150 years history having now netted 906 times.

Boreham Wood become the first Non-League club to make it as far as the 5th Round without conceding a single goal.

Wolverhampton Wanderers exited the FA Cup in the 4th Rd for a competition record 31st time.

Only Hereford United have exited the FA Cup in the 4th Round more than Hartlepool United without ever making it to the 5th Round.


First time in 5th Round ever

Boreham Wood – 51st campaign


Equalling best run to 5th Rd



First time in 5th Round in a while

36 years – Peterborough United

9 years – Luton Town

8 years – Nottingham Forest

7 years – Stoke City

5 years – Middlesbrough FC

4 years – Huddersfield Town

3 years – Crystal Palace


Into 5th Rd and long time since last KO before 5th Rd

7 years – Chelsea FC, Manchester City

3 years – Tottenham Hotspur


First time Knocked Out before 5th Rd for a while

8 years – Manchester United


Consecutive 4th Rd KOs

3 – Brentford FC, Fulham FC


Avenged Previous FA Cup Defeat

Huddersfield Town 1-0 Barnsley FC (lost previous three times).

Crystal Palace 2-0 Hartlepool United (lost previous two times).

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Norwich City (lost previous two times).

Liverpool FC 3-1 Cardiff City (lost previous two times).

Biggest Wins of the 4th Rd

Everton FC 4-1 Brentford FC

Manchester City 4-1 Fulham FC

Nottingham Forest 4-1 Leicester City



AFC Bournemouth (2) 0-1 Boreham Wood (5)

Manchester United (1) 1-1 Middlesbrough FC (2) (7-8 on pens)

Nottingham Forest (2) 4-1 Leicester City (1)


Hat-tricks and more




Boreham Wood become just the 10th non-league club to reach the FA Cup 5th Round (since current structure in place)

Chelsea FC have now beaten Plymouth Argyle all four times the two clubs have met in the FA Cup.

Last time Luton Town made the 5th Rd they were a non-league side.

Nottingham Forest have knocked out the last two FA Cup winners this season.


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