To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the FA Cup my ‘FA Cup 150’ book provides facts and stats and Top 150 lists for the first 150 years of the competition and can be ordered from this link: https://facupfactfile.co.uk/shop or from Amazon.
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.