FA Cup 2017-18 5th Rd Tie-by-Tie Stats & Facts

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Tie No. 1 Sheffield Wednesday (EFL Championship) v Swansea City (Premier League)

Levels: Level 2 v Level 1 (Saturday 12.30pm – BT Sport 2)

Best Runs: WINNERS v SEMI FINALS            

History: One previous FA Cup meeting 56 years ago won 1-0 by Sheffield Wednesday when Swansea was still classed as a town.

Facts: Sheffield Wednesday is into the FA Cup 5th Round for the third time in eight season, but it is 21 years since the Owls last made the Quarter Finals. Swansea City is in to the FA Cup 5th Round for the third time in ten seasons, hut the Swans have not gone further for a massive 54 years.

 

 

Tie No. 2 West Bromwich Albion (Premier League) v Southampton (Premier League)

Levels: Level 1 v Level 1 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: WINNERS v WINNERS

History: Five previous FA Cup meetings with Southampton having won four of them. The last time each side lifted the Trophy they beat this year’s opponents en route to doing so.

Facts: West Bromwich Albion is appearing in the 5th Round of the FA Cup for the third time in four seasons. It is the first time in those four years that Southampton has made it this far.

 

 

Tie No. 3 Chelsea (Premier League) v Hull City (EFL Championship)

Levels: Level 1 v Level 2 (Friday 8.0pm – BT Sport 2)

Best Runs: WINNERS v RUNNERS-UP

History: Six previous FA Cup meetings all won by Chelsea including a 6-1 victory on their way to lifting the Trophy in 2000.

Facts: Chelsea has made the 5th Round 18 times in the last 20 seasons going on to win the FA Cup five times during that period. It is only the fourth time Hull City has made it this far over the same time period, making the Final just once in that time.

 

Tie No. 4 Leicester City (Premier League) v Sheffield United (EFL Championship)

Levels: Level 1 v Level 2 (Friday 7.45pm)

Best Runs: RUNNERS-UP v WINNERS            

History: Five previous FA Cup meetings, the first three won by Sheffield United, the latter two by Leicester City including a Semi-Final victory in 1961 at the third time of asking.

Facts: It is the third time in four seasons that Leicester City has reached the 5th Round of the FA Cup. It is the first time in those four years that Sheffield United has made it this far.

 

Tie No. 5 Huddersfield Town (Premier League) v Manchester United (Premier League)

Levels: Level 1 v Level 1 (Saturday 5.30pm – BT Sport 2)

Best Runs: WINNERS v WINNERS

History: Three previous FA Cup meetings with two won by Manchester United, the last time 5-0 in 1963.

Facts: Huddersfield Town is in to the 5th Round of the FA Cup for the second successive season for the first time since achieving the same in 1938 and 1939. It is the fourth consecutive season that Manchester United has made it through to the 5th Round.

 

 

Tie No. 6 Rochdale (EFL 1) v Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League)

Levels: Level 3 v Level 1 (Sunday 4.0pm – BBC 1)

Best Runs: Round 5 v WINNERS            

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Rochdale is competing in the FA Cup for the 100th time and this is only the third time the club has ever made the 5th Round having now won 16% of all the FA Cup games they’ve ever won in the last five years. Conversely, Tottenham Hotspur has made it to the 5th Round in each of the last three seasons alone.

 

 

Tie No. 7 Brighton and Hove Albion (Premier League) v Coventry City (EFL 2)

Levels: Level 1 v Level 4 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: RUNNERS-UP v WINNERS

History: Three previous FA Cup meetings, all drawn to be played at Brighton, but despite that Coventry City has a two to one win ratio.

Facts: Brighton and Hove Albion is appearing in the 5th Round for the first time in four seasons and have not gone further for 32 years. It is the first time in nine seasons that Coventry City has made it to the 5th Round.

 

 

Tie No. 8 Wigan Athletic (EFL 1) v Manchester City (Premier League)

Levels: Level 3 v Level 1 (Monday 7.55pm – BBC 1)

Best Runs: WINNERS v WINNERS

History: Four previous FA Cup meetings with Manchester City winning on the first two occasions and Wigan Athletic winning the latter two, including the Cup Final itself five years ago.

Facts: It is the first time in four seasons that Wigan Athletic has made it to the 5th Round of the FA Cup. Manchester City has made it this far in each of the last three seasons.

 

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Stat of the Round

Sam Clucas has been involved in the last two FA Cup ‘Proper’ Round ties to end in an 8-1 scoreline. 2013 he scored four goals for Mansfield Town in 8-1 win over St Albans City whilst also appearing in the Swansea City side who beat Notts County 8-1 in this year’s 4th Round replay.

Cupsets

Level 3 beat Level 1 (h): Wigan Athletic 2 – 0 West Ham United

Level 3 beat Level 2 (h): Rochdale 1 – 0 Millwall

Level 4 beat Level 3 (a): MK Dons 0 -1 Coventry City

 

Into 5th Round to at least equal best Cup run

Rochdale (3rd time)

 

In 5th Round for first time in a while

Coventry City (9 years), Brighton and Hove Albion, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton, Swansea City, Wigan Athletic (4 years)

 

Successive years making it into 5th Rd

Manchester United (4), Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur (3), Huddersfield Town, Leicester City (2)

 

KO in 4th Rd but set best run

Newport County (26th campaign since re-forming in 1989)

 

KO and not gone further than 4th Rd for a while

Yeovil Town (69 years), Peterborough United (32 years), Newcastle United (12 years)

 

Consecutive 4th Rd exits

Liverpool (3), Newcastle United, Watford (2)

 

Equalled best ever FA Cup win

Swansea City (8-1)

  

Equalled heaviest FA Cup loss

Notts County (1-8)

 

 

Miscellaneous

Liverpool has been knocked out in the FA Cup in the 4th Round for the 3rd successive season to a club beginning with the letter ‘W’ – West Ham United, Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion.

It only took 112 years but Brighton & Hove Albion finally got to avenge their defeat to Middlesbrough in the competition the one and only other time the two sides had been drawn together.

It is the first time since 1939 that Huddersfield Town have made it into the 5th Round in successive seasons.

Chelsea have made it to the 5th Round for the 18th time in 20 years.

FA Cup 2017-18 4th Round Tie-by-Tie Stats & Facts

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Tie No. 1 Liverpool (Premier League) v West Bromwich Albion (Premier League)

Levels: Level 1 v Level 1 (Saturday 7.45pm – BT Sport 2)

Best Runs: WINNERS v WINNERS

History: Seven previous FA Cup meetings. West Brom has won four times, including the last meeting 50 years ago when they went on to lift the Trophy.

Facts: Liverpool is into the FA Cup 4th Round for the seventh successive year, but has gone out at this stage in both the last two seasons. West Brom has only twice gone beyond this Round in the last seven years.

 

 

Tie No. 2 Peterborough United (EFL 1) v Leicester City (Premier League)

Levels: Level 3 v Level 1 (Saturday 12.30pm – BT Sport 2)

Best Runs: QUARTER FINALS v RUNNERS-UP

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Peterborough United is the highest scorers in the FA Cup of clubs still in it with 15 goals, but have not made the 5th Round for 32 years. Leicester City has managed to go beyond this Round three times in last six seasons, but went out last year to a third tier club.

 

Tie No. 3 Huddersfield Town (Premier League) v Birmingham City (EFL Championship)

Levels: Level 1 v Level 2 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: WINNERS v RUNNERS-UP

History: Six previous FA Cup meetings with Huddersfield Town ahead with four wins to two in past seasons.

Facts: Huddersfield Town made the 5th Round last year for the third time in 10 seasons. It is six years since Birmingham City last went that far in the competition.

 

 

Tie No. 4 Notts County (EFL 2) v Swansea City (Premier League)

Levels: Level 4 v Level 1 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: WINNERS v SEMI FINALS            

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings with one win apiece. Both previous meetings occurred in the 1930s when Swansea was still a town.

Facts: It is six years since Notts County last appeared in the 4th Round of the FA Cup and two further years since going beyond it. Swansea City has only once gone beyond this Round in their last eight campaigns.

Tie No. 5 Yeovil Town (EFL 2) v Manchester United (Premier League)

Levels: Level 4 v Level 1 (Friday 7.55pm – BBC One)

Best Runs: Round 5 v WINNERS

History: Three previous FA Cup meetings all won by Manchester United without conceding a goal and scoring 13 in the process.

Facts: Yeovil Town is the lowest ranked club left in the FA Cup and a win would equal the club’s best ever run in the competition, only ever achieved once before 69 years ago. Manchester United is in to the 4th Round for the fourth successive year and won through to the 5th Round in each of the three previous seasons.

 

 

 

Tie No. 6 Sheffield Wednesday (EFL Championship) v Reading (EFL Championship)

Levels: Level 2 v Level 2 (Friday 7.45pm)

Best Runs: WINNERS v SEMI FINALS            

History: Two previous FA Cup meeting with one win apiece, but the last time they met, 52 years ago, Wednesday went all the way to the Final.

Facts: Sheffield Wednesday has only twice gone beyond the 4th Round this century, the last time four years ago. Conversely, Reading has progressed to the 5th Round and beyond five times in the last eight seasons.

 

Tie No. 7 Cardiff City (EFL Championship) v Manchester City (Premier League)

Levels: Level 2 v Level 1 (Sunday 4.0pm – BBC One)

Best Runs: WINNERS v WINNERS

History: Five previous FA Cup meetings with Manchester City winning through on four occasions, but Cardiff City winning the last time they met 24 years ago.

Facts: Cardiff City has only gone beyond the 4th Round three times in the last eight seasons. Manchester City has made it to the 5th Round and beyond six times during the same period.

 

 

Tie No. 8 Milton Keynes Dons (EFL 1) v Coventry City (EFL 2)

Levels: Level 3 v Level 4 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: Round 5 v WINNERS

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: A win for Milton Keynes would equal the club’s best ever FA Cup run achieved for the first and only time five years ago. It is nine years since Coventry City last made it beyond the 4th Round of the FA Cup.

 

 

 

Tie No. 9 Millwall (EFL Championship) v Rochdale (EFL 1)

Levels: Level 2 v Level 3 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: RUNNERS-UP v Round 5

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Millwall has gone beyond the 4th Round three times in the last six seasons. A win for Rochdale would equal the club’s record Cup run last achieved for the second time 15 years ago. Rochdale is celebrating 100 years of FA Cup campaigns and have won 15% of all the FA Cup ties they’ve ever won in the last five years.

 

 

 

Tie No. 10 Southampton (Premier League) v Watford (Premier League)

Levels: Level 1 v Level 1 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: WINNERS v RUNNERS-UP

History: Four previous FA Cup meetings with three won by Southampton.

Facts: Southampton has gone beyond the 4th Round of the FA Cup just three times in the last 10 seasons. Watford has only gone further than this Round twice during the same period.

 

 

 

Tie No. 11 Middlesbrough (EFL Championship) v Brighton and Hove Albion (Premier League)

Levels: Level 2 v Level 1 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: RUNNERS-UP v RUNNERS-UP

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won at the third attempt by Middlesbrough way back in the 1905-06 season

Facts: Middlesbrough has progressed beyond the 4th Round seven times in the last 12 seasons. Brighton and Hove Albion has only made the 5th Round three times during the same period.

 

 

 

Tie No. 12 Wigan Athletic (EFL 1) v West Ham United (Premier League)

Levels: Level 3 v Level 1 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: WINNERS v WINNERS

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings both won by West Ham United.

Facts: It is a second successive 4th Round appearance for Wigan Athletic who won the FA Cup just five seasons ago. West Ham United has progressed beyond the 4th Round just four times in the last 10 years.

 

Tie No. 13 Hull City (EFL Championship) v Nottingham Forest (EFL Championship)

Levels: Level 2 v Level 2 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: RUNNERS-UP v WINNERS

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings with one win apiece, with Hull City winning the last time 52 years ago.

Facts: Hull City has made it beyond the 4th Round of the FA Cup just three times in the last 10 years. For Nottingham Forest it is only one 5th Round appearance in the last 10 years.

 

 

Tie No. 14 Newport County (EFL 2) v Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League)

Levels: Level 4 v Level 1 (Saturday 5.30pm – BT Sport 2)

Best Runs: Round 3* v WINNERS

History: No previous FA Cup meetings, but Tottenham beat original Newport County in successive seasons in the late 1950s scoring four goals both times.

Facts: This is the best FA Cup run for Newport County since the club re-formed in 1989 (*Original Newport County made 5th Round 69 years ago). Tottenham Hotspur has progressed beyond the 4th Round half the time in the last eight seasons, three of them leading to the Semi-Finals.

 

Tie No. 15 Chelsea (Premier League) v Newcastle United (Premier League)

Levels: Level 1 v Level 1 (Sunday 1.30pm – BT Sport 2)

Best Runs: WINNERS v WINNERS

History: Nine previous FA Cup meetings, the most common tie of this 4th Round, with Chelsea winning twice as many times as Newcastle.

Facts: Chelsea is in to the FA Cup 4th Round for the 20th successive season, the current longest run. Newcastle United has not gone beyond the 4th Round for 12 years.

 

Tie No. 16 Sheffield United (EFL Championship) v Preston North End (EFL Championship)

Levels: Level 2 v Level 2 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: WINNERS v WINNERS

History: Four previous FA Cup meetings spanning 116 years with two wins apiece, the most recent for Preston just three years ago. Three of the previous four meetings required replays.

Facts: Sheffield United has progressed beyond the 4th Round just three times in the last 10 seasons. Preston North End has achieved that feat just twice over the same period.

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Tie No. 1 Ipswich Town (EFL Championship) v Sheffield United (EFL Championship)

Levels: Level 2 v Level 2 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: WINNERS v WINNERS

History: Three previous FA Cup meetings. Ipswich Town won the first meeting in 1974, but the Blades won the last two times.

Facts: It is eight years since Ipswich Town last won an FA Cup tie, the longest current winless run of any side who start their Cup run in the 3rd Round. Conversely, Sheffield United have a good recent record in the FA Cup, being the last third tier club to make the

Semi-Finals four years ago.

 

Tie No. 2 Watford (Premier League) v Bristol City (EFL Championship)

Levels: Level 1 v Level 2 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: RUNNERS-UP v RUNNERS-UP

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings, both won by Watford 82 years apart.

Facts: Watford has only failed to go beyond the 3rd Round three times in the last 11 seasons, including two semi-final appearances in that time. Conversely, Bristol City has only gone past the 3rd Round three times during the same period.

 

Tie No. 3 Birmingham City (EFL Championship) v Burton Albion (EFL Championship)

Levels: Level 2 v Level 2 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: RUNNERS-UP v Round 4

History: No previous FA Cup meetings, although Birmingham City beat both Burton Swifts and Burton Wanderers in past FA Cup runs

Facts: Birmingham City last won an FA Cup tie three seasons ago. A win for Burton Albion would take the Brewers into the FA Cup 4th Round for only the second ever time.

 

 

 

Tie No. 4 Liverpool (Premier League) v Everton (Premier League)

Levels: Level 1 v Level 1 (Friday 7.55pm – BBC 1)

Best Runs: WINNERS v WINNERS            

History: 17 previous FA Cup meetings, the most times the same two clubs have been drawn together in the FA Cup ‘Proper’ Rounds. Liverpool has won 10 of those meetings, but never at Anfield.

Facts: It is seven years since Liverpool failed to progress beyond the 3rd Round of the FA Cup. Everton has exited the FA Cup in this Round twice in the last three seasons.

 

Tie No. 5 Brighton and Hove Albion (Premier League) v Crystal Palace (Premier League)

Levels: Level 1 v Level 1 (Monday 7.45pm – BT Sport)

Best Runs: RUNNERS-UP v RUNNERS-UP

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings with one win apiece, although the last meeting 41 seasons ago required three ties to settle it.

Facts: Brighton and Hove Albion has only once failed to progress beyond the 3rd Round in their last eight campaigns. Crystal Palace has also made progress beyond this Round in each of their last four seasons.

 

Tie No. 6 Aston Villa (EFL Championship) v Peterborough United (EFL 1)

Levels: Level 2 v Level 3 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: WINNERS v QUARTER FINALS

History: One previous FA Cup meeting 57 years ago won 2-1 by Aston Villa in a replay during Peterborough United’s first season as a Football League club.

Facts: Aston Villa has only failed to go beyond the 3rd Round twice in their last nine FA Cup campaigns. Conversely, Peterborough United has only once gone beyond the 3rd Round during the same period.

 

Tie No. 7 AFC Bournemouth (Premier League) v Wigan Athletic (EFL 1)

Levels: Level 1 v Level 3 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: QUARTER FINALS v WINNERS

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings both won by the current lower league side Wigan Athletic, the last time five years ago ended with Wigan lifting the trophy.

Facts: AFC Bournemouth has gone beyond the 3rd Round in three of the last four seasons, but also three in the last twelve. Wigan Athletic has only won one FA Cup tie since reaching the Semi-Finals four years ago.

 

Tie No. 8 Coventry City (EFL 2) v Stoke City (Premier League)

Levels: Level 4 v Level 1 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: WINNERS v RUNNERS-UP

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 1-0 by the current lower league side Coventry City on their way to lifting the trophy in 1987.

Facts: This is the first time Coventry City has made the 3rd Round for four years. Stoke City is competing in the FA Cup for the 125th time, but last season was the first time the club failed to progress beyond the 3rd Round in eight FA Cup campaigns.

 

Tie No. 9 Newport County (EFL 2) v Leeds United (EFL Championship)

Levels: Level 4 v Level 2 (Sunday Midday – BBC Wales)

Best Runs: Round 3* v WINNERS

History: No previous FA Cup meetings, although Leeds United lost 3-1 to original Newport County in 1948-49 season.

Facts: Newport County is appearing in the FA Cup 3rd Round for the second time in three seasons. Leeds United has exited the FA Cup in the 3rd Round four times in the last seven seasons.

*Since re-forming in 1989

 

Tie No. 10 Bolton Wanderers (EFL Championship) v Huddersfield Town (Premier League)

Levels: Level 2 v Level 1 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: WINNERS v WINNERS

History: Five previous FA Cup meetings all won by the current lower league side, Bolton Wanderers with a 12 goals to two aggregate.

Facts: Last season was the first time in eight years Bolton Wanderers failed to go beyond the 3rd of the FA Cup. Huddersfield Town has gone out in the 3rd Round twice in the last three years.

 

Tie No. 11 Yeovil Town (EFL 2) v Bradford City (EFL 1)

Levels: Level 4 v Level 3 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: Round 5 v WINNERS

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Yeovil Town has progressed beyond the 3rd Round of the FA Cup just once in the last 12 seasons. For Bradford City it is once in 17 campaigns, but that season three years ago they did make the Quarter Finals, further than Yeovil have ever gone.

 

 

 

Tie No. 12 Nottingham Forest (EFL Championship) v Arsenal (Premier League)

Levels: Level 2 v Level 1 (Sunday 4.0pm – BT Sport)

Best Runs: WINNERS v WINNERS

History: Three previous FA Cup meetings, Forest with one win, Arsenal with two.

Facts: Nottingham Forest has gone out of the FA Cup in the 3rd Round five times in the last eight seasons. It is 22 years since the Gunners exited in the 3rd Round and if Arsenal go on to retain the FA Cup this season they will become the first club to win it four times in five consecutive seasons.

 

 

 

Tie No. 13 Brentford (EFL Championship) v Notts County (EFL 2)

Levels: Level 2 v Level 4 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: QUARTER FINALS v WINNERS

History: One previous FA Cup meeting, a 4-0 win to Brentford in the 2nd Round in the 1964-65 season.

Facts: Last year was just the second time in 11 seasons that Brentford made it beyond the 3rd Round of the FA Cup. This is the first time in six seasons that Notts County has actually made it as far as the 3rd Round.

 

 

 

Tie No. 14 Queens Park Rangers (EFL Championship) v Milton Keynes Dons (EFL 1)

Levels: Level 2 v Level 3 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: RUNNERS-UP v Round 5

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings with one win apiece, both occurring in the last six seasons.

Facts: Queens Park Rangers has one of the worst recent FA Cup records having not won in the competition for five years and just twice in their last 16 campaigns. Milton Keynes Dons has only progressed beyond the 3rd Round twice in their 13 previous campaigns.

 

Tie No. 15 Manchester United (Premier League) v Derby County (EFL Championship)

Levels: Level 1 v Level 2 (Friday 8.0pm)

Best Runs: WINNERS v WINNERS

History: Nine previous FA Cup meetings with Derby County only winning the first two when Manchester United were still known as Newton Heath.

Facts: Manchester United has had just two FA Cup 3rd Round exits in their last 32 campaigns. Derby County has only gone out at this stage twice in the last 13 years themselves.

 

Tie No. 16 Exeter City (EFL 2) v West Bromwich Albion (Premier League)

Levels: Level 4 v Level 1 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: QUARTER FINALS v WINNERS

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Exeter City is competing in the FA Cup for the 100th time and are looking to make the 4th Round for the first time in 37 years. West Bromwich Albion is competing in the FA Cup for the 125th time, but has exited in the 3rd Round in four of their last seven campaigns.

 

Tie No. 17 Doncaster Rovers (EFL 1) v Rochdale (EFL 1)

Levels: Level 3 v Level 3 (Saturday 3.0 pm)

Best Runs: Round 5 v Round 5 (The only tie of this year’s 3rd Round not to involve at least one club who’ve made Quarter Finals in past)

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings both won by Doncaster Rovers with a 2-1 scoreline.

Facts: It is eight years since Doncaster Rovers progressed beyond the 3rd Round of the FA Cup. Rochdale is competing in the FA Cup for the 100th time and has reached the 4th Round in three of the last four seasons.

 

Tie No. 18 Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League) v AFC Wimbledon (EFL 1)

Levels: Level 1 v Level 3 (Sunday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: WINNERS v Round 3

History: No previous FA Cup meetings, but Tottenham Hotspur beat the original Wimbledon FC in all three FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Tottenham Hotspur lost in the FA Cup semi-finals last season creating a new record of seven consecutive semi-final appearances without progressing to the Final. AFC Wimbledon is equalling the club’s best FA Cup run to the 3rd Round for the third time in four seasons.

 

Tie No. 19 Middlesbrough (EFL Championship) v Sunderland (EFL Championship)

Levels: Level 2 v Level 2 (Saturday 1.0pm)

Best Runs: RUNNERS-UP v WINNERS

History: Five previous FA Cup meetings, three won by Sunderland, excluding their first 4-2 victory in 1887-88 season when the Black Cats were disqualified and the tie awarded to Middlesbrough.

Facts: Over the last eight seasons both Middlesbrough and Sunderland have been knocked out of the FA Cup in the 3rd Round half of the time.

 

Tie No. 20 Fleetwood Town (EFL 1) v Leicester City (Premier League)

Levels: Level 3 v Level 1 (Saturday 12.45pm – BBC One)

Best Runs: Round 3 v RUNNERS-UP

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Fleetwood Town is equalling the club’s best ever FA Cup run for the second successive season and for the third time in total. Over the last 10 seasons Leicester City has lost as many FA Cup 3rd Round ties as they’ve won.

 

 

 

Tie No. 21 Blackburn Rovers (EFL 1) v Hull City (EFL Championship)

Levels: Level 3 v Level 2 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: WINNERS v RUNNERS-UP

History: Four previous FA Cup meetings, with two wins apiece and all meetings occurring between 1946-47 and 1953-54.

Facts: Blackburn Rovers has only once failed to progress beyond the 3rd Round in the last five seasons. For Hull City it is only once in the last six seasons when they have failed to reach the 4th Round.

 

 

 

Tie No. 22 Cardiff City (EFL Championship) v Mansfield Town (EFL 2)

Levels: Level 2 v Level 4 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: WINNERS v QUARTER FINALS

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Cardiff City has been knocked out of the FA Cup in the 3rd Round five times in the last seven seasons. This is the first time in five years Mansfield Town has made the 3rd Round andmit is a further five years since the club went any further.

 

 

 

Tie No. 23 Manchester City (Premier League) v Burnley (Premier League)

Levels: Level 1 v Level 1 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: WINNER v WINNERS

History: Three previous FA Cup meetings, with Manchester City winning two games to one, but Burnley scoring three goals to two.

Facts: It is six seasons since Manchester City failed to progress beyond the 3rd Round of the FA Cup. Burnley are tracking to a Quarter Final exit this year having successively gone out of the FA Cup in the 3rd Round, 4th Round and 5th Round in last three seasons.

 

Tie No. 24 Shrewsbury Town (EFL 1) v West Ham United (Premier League)

Levels: Level 3 v Level 1 (Sunday 2.0pm – BBC One)

Best Runs: QUARTER FINALS v WINNERS

History: No previous FA Cup meetings.

Facts: Shrewsbury Town has only once gone beyond the 3rd Round in their last 14 FA Cup campaigns. West Ham United has been knocked out of the FA Cup in the 3rd Round five times in the last eight seasons.

 

 

 

Tie No. 25 Wolverhampton Wanderers (EFL Championship) v Swansea City (Premier League)

Levels: Level 2 v Level 1 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: WINNERS v SEMI FINALS

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings, both won by Wolverhampton Wanderers when their opponents were still known as Swansea Town.

Facts: Wolverhampton Wanderers is competing in the FA Cup for the 125th time, and last year went beyond the 3rd Round for the first time in six seasons. Swansea City went out of the FA Cup in the 3rd Round in both the last two seasons.

 

Tie No. 26 Stevenage (EFL 2) v Reading (EFL Championship)

Levels: Level 4 v Level 2 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: Round 5 v SEMI FINALS

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings with one win apiece, both occurring in the last seven seasons.

Facts: Stevenage has gone beyond the 3rd Round just three times in the seven seasons since becoming a Football League club. On the other hand Reading has gone beyond the 3rd Round five times in the last eight seasons.

 

 

 

Tie No. 27 Newcastle United (Premier League) v Luton town (EFL 2)

Levels: Level 1 v Level 4 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: WINNERS v RUNNERS-UP

History: Three previous FA Cup meetings with two being won by the current lower league side Luton Town.

Facts: Newcastle United has progressed beyond the FA Cup 3rd Round just four times in their last 11 campaigns. Free scoring Luton Town has only gone further than the 3rd Round once in the 10 years since dropping out of the Championship.

 

Tie No. 28 Millwall (EFL Championship) v Barnsley (EFL Championship)

Levels: Level 2 v Level 2 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: RUNNERS-UP v WINNERS

History: One previous FA Cup meeting won 2-1 by Barnsley after a goalless draw 93 years ago.

Facts: Millwall has twice gone as far as at least the Quarter Finals in their last five campaigns. Barnsley has exited the FA Cup in the 3rd Round thirteen times in their last 18 campaigns.

 

 

 

Tie No. 29 Fulham (EFL Championship) v Southampton (Premier League)

Levels: Level 2 v Level 1 (Saturday 3.0 pm)

Best Runs: RUNNERS-UP v WINNERS

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings with one win apiece.

Facts: Fulham has only once failed to progress beyond the 3rd Round of the FA Cup in their last nine campaigns. Southampton has gone out of this Round of the FA Cup three times over the same period.

 

 

 

Tie No. 30 Wycombe Wanderers (EFL 2) v Preston North End (EFL Championship)

Levels: Level 4 v Level 2 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: SEMI FINALS v WINNERS

History: One previous FA Cup meeting, won 1-0 by Preston North End just 4 years ago.

Facts: Wycombe Wanderers went beyond the 3rd Round last season for only the second time in their 112 previous FA Cup campaigns. Preston North End were knocked out of the FA Cup in the 3rd Round in both the last two seasons.

 

Tie No. 31 Norwich City (EFL Championship) v Chelsea (Premier League)

Levels: Level 2 v Level 1 (Saturday 5.30pm – BT Sport)

Best Runs: SEMI FINALS v WINNERS

History: Four previous FA Cup meetings, all four won by Chelsea with a 13 goals to two aggregate.

Facts: Norwich City has been knocked out of the FA Cup in the 3rd Round in each of their last four campaigns. Conversely, Chelsea has not been knocked out of the FA Cup in the 3rd Round for 20 years.

 

 

 

Tie No. 32 Carlisle United (EFL 2) v Sheffield Wednesday (EFL Championship)

Levels: Level 4 v Level 2 (Saturday 3.0pm)

Best Runs: QUARTER FINALS v WINNERS

History: Two previous FA Cup meetings with one win apiece.

Facts: Carlisle United has gone beyond the 3rd Round of the FA Cup just once in the last 20 years. Sheffield Wednesday has progressed beyond the FA Cup 3rd Round four times in the last seven seasons.

 

The 2017-18 FACTA Nominees

Whilst 2017-18 hasn’t been a memorable year collectively for Non-League clubs in the FA Cup, there have still been some exceptional performances, Cup runs and commitments to achieving FA Cup success right across all six levels of the Non-League pyramid and right throughout the six preliminary and qualifying rounds of the competition as well as in the First Round ‘Proper’.

For the third successive year these FACTA awards recognise the significant achievements of Non-League clubs in the FA Cup.

All clubs nominated in each FACTA category have been proposed by fans of the FA Cup from across the footballing world. The winners will also be voted for by those who love Non-League and the FA Cup.

Voting Options

  1. Reply in comments section of this blog with team name and FACTA category
  2. Vote on Twitter Polls for each FACTA category running from 27th December to 3rd January
  3. Tweet team name and FACTA category to @FACupFactfile – use #FACTA

 

The nominees for the four FACTA 2017-18 categories are:

Team of the Cup

Awarded to the team that epitomises the spirit and approach of Non-League clubs in the FA Cup

Hereford – For reaching FA Cup 2nd Round in only the club’s second ever Cup run

Heybridge Swifts – For scoring 24 goals over six FA Cup Rounds

Leatherhead – For reaching FA Cup 2nd Round despite indifferent League form

Truro City – For being first team from Cornwall for 48 years to make FA Cup 1st Round

 

Performance of the Cup

Awarded to the Non-League team that produced the best one-off performance in this year’s FA Cup

1874 Northwich – For 1-0 win over North Ferriby United, a team from three levels above

Berkhamsted – For 12-1 win at Stotfold, the biggest away FA Cup victory of 21st Century

City of Liverpool – For 8-2 replay win over Prescot Cables in club’s first FA Cup campaign

Oxford City – For 1-0 win at EFL1 side Colchester United, first ever win over a League side

Shildon – For 3-2 win at Banbury United, a team playing two levels above them

Slough Town – For 6-0 win at Gainsborough Trinity, a team from a level above them

South Shields – For 3-0 win at Darlington, a team playing two levels above them

Woking – For 3-0 replay win at EFL1 side Bury, the club’s biggest win over a League side

 

Surprise of the Cup

Awarded to the Non-League team that produced the most unexpected result or Cup run

Guiseley – For making the FA Cup 2nd Round at the 7th time of asking

Hereford – For 1-1 draw at EFL1 side Fleetwood Town, a team playing four levels above them

Leatherhead – For their 3-1 replay win at big-spending Billericay Town

Shaw Lane Association – For achieving 4 FA Cup wins and reaching the 1st Round after having previously never won an FA Cup game

 

Special Team Award

Awarded to the Non-League team who went above and beyond to show what the FA Cup means

1874 Northwich – For record breaking, never-say-die, Cup run that brought about 3 replay victories, only eventually losing on penalties to a higher league side

AFC Mansfield – For setting the club’s attendance record at home to Boston United

Hereford – For fans’ efforts to clear the snow in readiness for replay against Fleetwood Town

 

Good luck to all Non-League clubs who’ve been nominated for a FACTA this year.

Voting closes at 11.59am on Wednesday 3rd January 2018

The FA Cup Team Awards (The FACTAs) 2017-18

The FACTAs are presented by @FACupFactfile recognising the achievements of Non-League Clubs whose journeys in the FA Cup begin in the Extra Preliminary, Preliminary or Qualifying Rounds of the competition. The awards are not just about recognising which clubs went the furthest in the competition, but are also about recognising those clubs who had a great one-off performance, or those clubs who showed an excellent spirit in the competition.

Nominations are sought for each of the four main awards. Nominations can be submitted in the comments section of this blog or via Twitter by tweeting them to @FACupFactfile.

When nominating please state club name, FACTA award name and reason for nomination.

The four FACTA categories are:

Team of the FA Cup’ – The club that epitomises the spirit and approach of non-league clubs in the FA Cup

(Past winners: Didcot Town and Stourbridge)

 

Performance of the FA Cup’ – The club that produced the best one-off performance of the competition, an act of giant-killing, a massive margin of victory, or a stunning comeback

(Past winners: Chesham United and Barrow)

 

Surprise of the FA Cup’ – The club that produced the biggest unexpected result or achieved an unexpected FA Cup feat

(Past winners: Hoddesdon Town and Westfields)

 

Special Team Award’ – Presented to the club that produced something unique or special in the competition

(Past winners: Hartley Wintney and Lincoln City)

 

Nominations close on Christmas Eve.

FACupFactfile Festive Xmas Quiz

Can you solve the cryptic clues (look out for anagram indicators) to identify 158 of the 737 clubs who entered the 2017-18 FA Cup?

Many are simple and straightforward, others are more difficult. Some will make you say ‘oh, yeah’ when you identify the club, whilst others will make you groan once you see the answer.

A link to the answers is below:

https://facupfactfile.wordpress.com/2017/12/15/answers-explanations-for-facupxmasquiz/

Reply with your answers by leaving comments below, or tweet them to @FACupFactfile on Twitter, or send them to me at the email address at the bottom of this blog.

Do share the quiz with your friends, family, and fellow football fans to see who can be the first in your circle to complete the list.

The Winner will be the first to identify all clubs or to have identified the most clubs by 15th December 2017 – no prize but plenty of kudos to the winner! (Answers will be Tweeted by @FACupFactfile on 15th December).

Good luck, have fun and Merry Christmas.

1. How Peter Crouch gets the attention of his wife, maybe ……………………………………………………………………….
2. Where there’s muck there’s brass ……………………………………………………………………….
3. One helps support the factory roof ……………………………………………………………………….
4. Losing wheel from cart ends in mound of dirt ……………………………………………………………………….
5. Side of offal ……………………………………………………………………….
6. Chisels at sculpture of Theodore Roosevelt? ……………………………………………………………………….
7. Head of diocese in city down under ……………………………………………………………………….
8. Confusing sailors with its location ……………………………………………………………………….
9. Ex PM joins the Dutch ……………………………………………………………………….
10. Shroud to hide the Cockburns, I hear ……………………………………………………………………….
11. Could be cop’s bracelets ……………………………………………………………………….
12. Mess up entrance ……………………………………………………………………….
13. The writing’s on the wall, this town is God ……………………………………………………………………….
14. Content of the back page of a tabloid ……………………………………………………………………….
15. Ghost town? ……………………………………………………………………….
16. Heated gas around these parts ……………………………………………………………………….
17. Wrongly hold sin at this club ……………………………………………………………………….
18. Hear boring sorceress in wrong Shakespeare play? ……………………………………………………………………….
19. This club’s plain to see ……………………………………………………………………….
20. Could be pasture of fish or heather ……………………………………………………………………….
21. Are all their fans disgruntled? ……………………………………………………………………….
22. Criminal mob rely on this town ……………………………………………………………………….
23. Possibly shun tech here ……………………………………………………………………….
24. Pursue Huddersfield’s lead ……………………………………………………………………….
25. Sounds like bird’s got the bug, too ……………………………………………………………………….
26. This bear belongs to Ollie’s partner ……………………………………………………………………….
27. Did nun shoot czar around here ……………………………………………………………………….
28. Drink Australian lager at a jaunty angle ……………………………………………………………………….
29. Move centre of Usk to get Dover and Harwich for example ……………………………………………………………………….
30. Where am I? Some say I am there ……………………………………………………………………….
31. The total pig available to eat ……………………………………………………………………….
32. Chop. Cut straight across the short saddle ……………………………………………………………………….
33. Has Baines gone to play in China? Sounds like it ……………………………………………………………………….
34. For lighting a candle in cab ……………………………………………………………………….
35. Instrument played by head of university ……………………………………………………………………….
36. Comeback in Anna Sewell novel ……………………………………………………………………….
37. Crazy shouting ……………………………………………………………………….
38. Whist only in this town, or the other way around ……………………………………………………………………….
39. Cast concealing tyrants. Who are they? ……………………………………………………………………….
40. Mix bulky ore. Remix ……………………………………………………………………….
41. Bad lecturer and tilt elm ……………………………………………………………………….
42. Contained in Pinot reverend knocked back ……………………………………………………………………….
43. Thrust hallowe’en all over this club ……………………………………………………………………….
44. Where free range chickens might be found in East London ……………………………………………………………………….
45. The narrowest of crossings ……………………………………………………………………….
46. Remain? Sail around actually ……………………………………………………………………….
47. High-rise villages ……………………………………………………………………….
48. ‘ear the place of worship is split in two ……………………………………………………………………….
49. Criminal yet ninth lawyer acquitted here ……………………………………………………………………….
50. Everyday this happens to Hawking, Fry and Gerrard ……………………………………………………………………….
51. German side has own goal wiped out ……………………………………………………………………….
52. Gorge here ……………………………………………………………………….
53. Inkling Dot garbled about this town ……………………………………………………………………….
54. Brother snuck about town ……………………………………………………………………….
55. Urban homes ……………………………………………………………………….
56. Coarsen alders to reveal club ……………………………………………………………………….
57. What you get if you cross an owl with a ram ……………………………………………………………………….
58. Dark water ……………………………………………………………………….
59. Grandiose greenhouse ……………………………………………………………………….
60. Discovered in satchel seafarer carries ……………………………………………………………………….
61. Just willow allowed in this cricket ground ……………………………………………………………………….
62. Dear not read backwards ……………………………………………………………………….
63. Owner of the ships of the desert ……………………………………………………………………….
64. No entry for the common man ……………………………………………………………………….
65. Description of Dracula according to Spooner ……………………………………………………………………….
66. Rex can be found in pub next to pumps ……………………………………………………………………….
67. Make up sham term for this club ……………………………………………………………………….
68. What Bo-Peep might call one of the lost sheep ……………………………………………………………………….
69. No contest, ground is best for club ……………………………………………………………………….
70. Lethal lamb contains it ……………………………………………………………………….
71. Heard they were indifferent warriors ……………………………………………………………………….
72. Rich man lost key first ……………………………………………………………………….
73. T H O R N E S P O R T S ……………………………………………………………………….
74. Ribbleton may be found here? ……………………………………………………………………….
75. His European twin could also be an American uncle ……………………………………………………………………….
76. Heard what Algy and Ginger’s friend measured ……………………………………………………………………….
77. The French found in downy, moist ground ……………………………………………………………………….
78. Plain chocolate ……………………………………………………………………….
79. How the sheep get in ……………………………………………………………………….
80. What Spock might say when reporting job is completed ……………………………………………………………………….
81. Is the real Harry Potter found here? ……………………………………………………………………….
82. Arrow Fiesta ……………………………………………………………………….
83. Not old plants ……………………………………………………………………….
84. What inhabitants wanted to happen to witches here ……………………………………………………………………….
85. At Old Trafford, Manchester fielder is in not out ……………………………………………………………………….
86. Skin the leader of the herd ……………………………………………………………………….
87. Arthur rocks around this club ……………………………………………………………………….
88. Unusually they lack latchkey as well ……………………………………………………………………….
89. Find somewhere fresh to stay safe ……………………………………………………………………….
90. Meat you might eat at a beach picnic ……………………………………………………………………….
91. Ancient fey wolf shaped this side ……………………………………………………………………….
92. Take forty winks up here ……………………………………………………………………….
93. Kielder Forest perhaps ……………………………………………………………………….
94. Town has what mixed gin has not ……………………………………………………………………….
95. Way into America from Montreal ……………………………………………………………………….
96. Hit the grassy land hard ……………………………………………………………………….
97. Switched famous scene in Basic Instinct ……………………………………………………………………….
98. Maybe said after egg is laid ……………………………………………………………………….
99. Wond ……………………………………………………………………….
100. Quirky creole hit in this town ……………………………………………………………………….
101. Launder launder ……………………………………………………………………….
102. The reason his feet aren’t cold ……………………………………………………………………….
103. Fussy bather splashes around here ……………………………………………………………………….
104. Club may have ley lines. No, the opposite ……………………………………………………………………….
105. Hold race around this club ……………………………………………………………………….
106. Heard honking and Robert together ……………………………………………………………………….
107. Shortest town, maybe, or longest ……………………………………………………………………….
108. Nerdy sold out this town ……………………………………………………………………….
109. Have chorizo to start and parsley to finish here ……………………………………………………………………….
110. Club sees valid tie abandoned ……………………………………………………………………….
111. Definitely short in feathered friend ……………………………………………………………………….
112. Astley may be found here? ……………………………………………………………………….
113. Organised for draft version of club ……………………………………………………………………….
114. Entrance to the play area ……………………………………………………………………….
115. Variety of early buys in market town ……………………………………………………………………….
116. No gold but coppers found in the capital’s streets ……………………………………………………………………….
117. Nigella’s lawyer protects this side’s returns ……………………………………………………………………….
118. Spooner would set fire to bale here ……………………………………………………………………….
119. Yawn producing trees ……………………………………………………………………….
120. Wise man found a star here ……………………………………………………………………….
121. Do they patrol the monasteries? ……………………………………………………………………….
122. Lloyd, Jeff and Beau ……………………………………………………………………….
123. Adjust, clarify, select this club ……………………………………………………………………….
124. His majesty’s spy center ……………………………………………………………………….
125. Stir oil, make this club ……………………………………………………………………….
126. Relation of Sherlock Winton? ……………………………………………………………………….
127. Stood squarely at the top of the column ……………………………………………………………………….
128. Albino bird of prey ……………………………………………………………………….
129. Does Wilf ordinarily support this team? ……………………………………………………………………….
130. Eccentric dwarf to find this club ……………………………………………………………………….
131. Back in town, not Corby ……………………………………………………………………….
132. Heard it could be Mansfield ……………………………………………………………………….
133. Paxman’s predecessor’s card game ……………………………………………………………………….
134. Take drum to match. Bang for hour awfully ……………………………………………………………………….
135. What crowd might shout if Westwood finds a bunker ……………………………………………………………………….
136. Glen’s novel about this place ……………………………………………………………………….
137. Holiday home for British supercar ……………………………………………………………………….
138. Inter Milan? No, inter Milzano maybe ……………………………………………………………………….
139. Twist then rip this side apart ……………………………………………………………………….
140. Get rid of meadow ……………………………………………………………………….
141. Club appears following false arrest, ashamed ……………………………………………………………………….
142. Deploy lethal postmen at club ……………………………………………………………………….
143. Found at the pub, ok? ……………………………………………………………………….
144. The Mrs baked hash ……………………………………………………………………….
145. Going off the boil ……………………………………………………………………….
146. Dances vainly about to find way off here ……………………………………………………………………….
147. Suspect wealthy fee required for this club ……………………………………………………………………….
148. Appears in legal eagle beagle rhyme ……………………………………………………………………….
149. The world’s oldest steel ……………………………………………………………………….
150. Cockney doesn’t need syrup with this ……………………………………………………………………….
151. I hear men on farm value sweetheart ……………………………………………………………………….
152. The Office manager’s car ……………………………………………………………………….
153. Weapon of choice in rock, paper, scissors ……………………………………………………………………….
154. Half of Rock Band found in capital ……………………………………………………………………….
155. It’s possible to mix the sin of lust with halo here ……………………………………………………………………….
156. No ligament out of joint here ……………………………………………………………………….
157. Meat-free option ……………………………………………………………………….
158. The farmer’s shed weight ……………………………………………………………………….

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