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FA Cup
1991–92
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Champions Liverpool
Runner-up Sunderland
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The 1991–92 FA Cup was the 111th season of the world's oldest knockout football competition, The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup for short. Liverpool beat Sunderland 2–0 in the final to take the cup.

The appearance in the Cup Final of Sunderland, a Level 2 team, marked the first time in 10 years that a team outside Level 1 of the English football pyramid appeared in the final game. Sunderland is one of only eight non-Level 1 teams to win the FA Cup, a mark they achieved in the 1973 FA Cup Final

This was the first FA Cup competition to use penalties to decide games still tied after extra time in a replayed match.

First round proper

For the qualifying rounds, see 1991–92 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds.

The first round matches were played on the weekend between 15–17 November 1991, with replays played midweek between 26–27 November.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1Blackpool2–1Grimsby Town
2Chester City1–0Guiseley
3Darlington2–1Chesterfield
4Bournemouth3–1Bromsgrove Rovers
5Barnet5–0Tiverton Town
6Burnley1–1Doncaster Rovers
ReplayDoncaster Rovers1–3Burnley
7Bury0–1Bradford City
8Yeovil Town1–1Walsall
ReplayWalsall0–1Yeovil Town
9West Bromwich Albion6–0Marlow
10Scarborough0–2Wigan Athletic
11Wrexham5–2Winsford United
12Tranmere Rovers3–0Runcorn
13Stockport County3–1Lincoln City
14Windsor & Eton2–4Woking
15Kidderminster Harriers0–1Aylesbury United
16Fulham0–2Hayes
17Brentford3–3Gillingham
ReplayGillingham1–3Brentford
18Maidstone United (1)1–0Sutton United
19Carlisle United1–1Crewe Alexandra
ReplayCrewe Alexandra5–3Carlisle United
20Witton Albion1–1Halifax Town
ReplayHalifax Town1–2Witton Albion
21Scunthorpe United1–1Rotherham United
ReplayRotherham United3–3Scunthorpe United
Rotherham United won 7–6 on penalties
22Huddersfield Town7–0Lincoln United
23Mansfield Town0–1Preston North End
24Halesowen Town2–2Farnborough Town
ReplayFarnborough Town4–0Halesowen Town
25Morecambe0–1Hull City
26Torquay United3–0Birmingham City
27Kettering Town1–1Wycombe Wanderers
ReplayWycombe Wanderers0–2Kettering Town
28Stoke City0–0Telford United
ReplayTelford United2–1Stoke City
29Aldershot0–1Enfield
30Peterborough United7–0Harlow Town
31Colchester United0–0Exeter City
ReplayExeter City0–0Colchester United
Exeter City won 4–2 on penalties
32Leyton Orient2–1Welling United
33Slough Town3–3Reading
ReplayReading2–1Slough Town
34Crawley Town4–2Northampton Town
35Bridlington Town1–2York City
36Swansea City2–1Cardiff City
37Emley0–3Bolton Wanderers
38Hartlepool United3–2Shrewsbury Town
39Gretna0–0Rochdale
ReplayRochdale3–1Gretna
40Atherstone United0–0Hereford United
ReplayHereford United3–0Atherstone United

Second Round Proper

The second round matches were played on the weekend between 7–9 December 1991, with replays played midweek on 17 December.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1Enfield1–4Barnet
2Blackpool0–1Hull City
3Darlington1–2Hartlepool United
4Bournemouth2–1Brentford
5Burnley2–0Rotherham United
6Preston North End5–1Witton Albion
7Rochdale1–2Huddersfield Town
8Woking3–0Yeovil Town
9Bolton Wanderers3–1Bradford City
10Crewe Alexandra2–0Chester City
11Wrexham1–0Telford United
12Aylesbury United2–3Hereford United
13Maidstone United (1)1–2Kettering Town
14Exeter City0–0Swansea City
ReplaySwansea City1–2Exeter City
15Torquay United1–1Farnborough Town
ReplayFarnborough Town4–3Torquay United
16York City1–1Tranmere Rovers
ReplayTranmere Rovers2–1York City
17Hayes0–2Crawley Town
18Wigan Athletic2–0Stockport County
19Peterborough United0–0Reading
ReplayReading1–0Peterborough United
20Leyton Orient2–1West Bromwich Albion

Third round proper

The third round matches were played on the weekend between 4–6 January 1992, with replays played midweek between 14–15 January. However, the Newcastle United-Bournemouth match was replayed on 22 January, while the Derby County-Burnley match was replayed on 25 January.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1Bournemouth0–0Newcastle United
ReplayNewcastle United2–2Bournemouth
Bournemouth won 4–3 on penalties
2Bristol City1–1Wimbledon
ReplayWimbledon0–1Bristol City
3Burnley2–2Derby County
ReplayDerby County2–0Burnley
4Preston North End0–2Sheffield Wednesday
5Southampton2–0Queens Park Rangers
6Woking0–0Hereford United
ReplayHereford United2–1Woking
7Leicester City1–0Crystal Palace
8Notts County2–0Wigan Athletic
9Nottingham Forest1–0Wolverhampton Wanderers
10Blackburn Rovers4–1Kettering Town
11Aston Villa0–0Tottenham Hotspur
ReplayTottenham Hotspur0–1Aston Villa
12Bolton Wanderers2–0Reading
13Crewe Alexandra0–4Liverpool
14Middlesbrough2–1Manchester City
15Sunderland3–0Port Vale
16Everton1–0Southend United
17Swindon Town3–2Watford
18Wrexham2–1Arsenal
19Sheffield United4–0Luton Town
20Ipswich Town1–1Hartlepool United
ReplayHartlepool United0–2Ipswich Town
21Bristol Rovers5–0Plymouth Argyle
22Coventry City1–1Cambridge United
ReplayCambridge United1–0Coventry City
23West Ham United1–1Farnborough Town
ReplayWest Ham United1–0Farnborough Town
24Brighton & Hove Albion5–0Crawley Town
25Norwich City1–0Barnsley
26Hull City0–2Chelsea
27Oldham Athletic1–1Leyton Orient
ReplayLeyton Orient4–2Oldham Athletic
28Exeter City1–2Portsmouth
29Huddersfield Town0–4Millwall
30Charlton Athletic3–1Barnet
31Leeds United0–1Manchester United
32Oxford United3–1Tranmere Rovers

Fourth Round Proper

The fourth round matches were played on the weekend between 25–27 January 1992, with replays played midweek between 4–5 February. However, the Bristol Rovers-Liverpool match was played on 5 February, and replayed on 11 February.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1Southampton0–0Manchester United
ReplayManchester United2–2Southampton
Southampton won 4–2 on penalties
2Leicester City1–2Bristol City
3Notts County2–1Blackburn Rovers
4Nottingham Forest2–0Hereford United
5Sheffield Wednesday1–2Middlesbrough
6Bolton Wanderers2–1Brighton & Hove Albion
7Derby County3–4Aston Villa
8Ipswich Town3–0Bournemouth
9Bristol Rovers1–1Liverpool
ReplayLiverpool2–1Bristol Rovers
10Portsmouth2–0Leyton Orient
11West Ham United2–2Wrexham
ReplayWrexham0–1West Ham United
12Norwich City2–1Millwall
13Chelsea1–0Everton
14Charlton Athletic0–0Sheffield United
ReplaySheffield United3–1Charlton Athletic
15Cambridge United0–3Swindon Town
16Oxford United2–3Sunderland

Fifth Round Proper

The fifth round matches were played on the weekend between 15–16 February 1992, with replays played midweek on 26 February.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1Nottingham Forest4–1Bristol City
2Bolton Wanderers2–2Southampton
ReplaySouthampton3–2Bolton Wanderers
3Sunderland1–1West Ham United
ReplayWest Ham United2–3Sunderland
4Swindon Town1–2Aston Villa
5Ipswich Town0–0Liverpool
ReplayLiverpool3–2Ipswich Town
6Portsmouth1–1Middlesbrough
ReplayMiddlesbrough2–4Portsmouth
7Norwich City3–0Notts County
8Chelsea1–0Sheffield United

Sixth Round Proper

The sixth round matches were played on the weekend beginning 7–8 March 1992, with replays being played on 18 March.

Liverpool began to compensate for a sub-standard league season by eliminating Aston Villa and booking themselves a seemingly easy semi-final tie with a Portsmouth side who defeated League Cup finalists Nottingham Forest and ending their hopes of a unique FA Cup/League Cup double.

Norwich City reached the semi-finals for the second time in four seasons after beating Southampton in a replay.

Sunderland joined fellow Second Division side Portsmouth in the FA Cup semi-finals thanks to a 2–1 replay win over Chelsea after a 1–1 draw.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1Liverpool1–0Aston Villa
2Southampton0–0Norwich City
replayNorwich City2–1Southampton
3Portsmouth1–0Nottingham Forest
4Chelsea1–1Sunderland
replaySunderland2–1Chelsea

Semi-Finals

The semi-finals were played on 5 April 1992. It was the first time that Hillsborough was used as a semi-final venue since the Hillsborough Disaster at a previous FA Cup semi-final in 1989.

Second Division Sunderland beat Norwich City (a side yet to reach the FA Cup final) 1–0 to reach the final of the competition for the first time since their 1973 triumph over Leeds United.

Portsmouth came close to making the final the first between two teams from outside the First Division since the Football League was formed, but they lost to Liverpool on penalties in a replay.

5 April 1992
Liverpool 1 – 1
(a.e.t)
Portsmouth Highbury, London
Attendance: 41,869
Referee: Martin Bodenham
Whelan Soccerball 116' Anderton Soccerball 111'
5 April 1992
Norwich City 0 – 1 Sunderland Hillsborough, Sheffield
Attendance: 40,102
Byrne Soccerball 34'

Replay

13 April 1992
Portsmouth 0 – 0
(a.e.t)
Liverpool Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 40,077
Referee: Martin Bodenham

Liverpool won 3–1 on penalties

Final

Main article: 1992 FA Cup Final

Liverpool won the FA Cup for the fifth time with a 2–0 victory to compensate for their worst league season (sixth place) for more than 20 years. Ian Rush scored his fifth goal in FA Cup Finals, a record.

9 May 1992
15:00 BST
Liverpool 2 – 0 Sunderland Wembley, London
Attendance: 79,544
Referee: Philip Don (South Yorkshire)
Thomas Soccerball 47'
Rush Soccerball 68'
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