The FA Cup 1994-95 was the 114th staging of the world's oldest cup competition, the Football Association Cup or FA Cup. The competition was won by Everton, with a shock victory over Manchester United, who were strong favourites to add to the previous year's trophy but were beaten 1-0. This tournament was the 50th to be officially held since the six year suspension due to World War II. Everton's Joe Royle would be the last English-born manager to lift the FA Cup until Harry Redknapp managed Portsmouth to the 2008 victory.
|Round||Initial Matches||New Entries||Clubs|
|Preliminary Round||Saturday 22 August 1994||306||557 → 404|
|First Round Qualifying||Saturday 8 September 1994||135||404 → 260|
|Second Round Qualifying||Saturday 24 September 1994||none||260 → 188|
|Third Round Qualifying||Saturday 8 October 1994||none||188 → 152|
|Fourth Round Qualifying||Saturday 22 October 1994||20||152 → 124|
|First Round Proper||Saturday 12 November 1994||52||124 → 84|
|Second Round Proper||Saturday 3 December 1994||none||84 → 64|
|Third Round Proper||Saturday 7 January 1995||44||64 → 32|
|Fourth Round Proper||Saturday 28 January 1995||none||32 → 16|
|Fifth Round Proper||Saturday 18 February 1995||none||16 → 8|
|Sixth Round Proper||Saturday 11 March 1995||none||8 → 4|
|Semi-Finals||Sunday 9 April 1995||none||4 → 2|
|Final||Saturday 20 May 1995||none||2 → 1|
First round proper
The First Round featured those non-league teams who had come through the qualifying rounds and the teams from the third and fourth tiers of the English football league system. The matches were played on 12 November 1994. There were eleven replays, with one tie requiring a penalty shootout to settle it.
Second round proper
The second round of the competition featured the winners of the first round ties. The matches were played on 3 December 1994, with five replays and no penalty shootouts required.
Third round proper
The third round of the season's FA Cup was scheduled for 7 January and marked the point at which the teams in the two highest divisions in the English league system, the Premier League and the Football League First Division (now known as the Football League Championship). There were twelve replays, with one of these games going to penalties to settle it.
Fourth round proper
The fourth round featured the thirty-two winning teams from the previous round, and was played on the weekend of 28 January. There were five replays and two penalty shootouts.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Attendance|
|1||Bristol City||0–1||Everton||29 January 1995|
|3||Watford||1–0||Swindon Town||28 January 1995|
|4||Nottingham Forest||1–2||Crystal Palace||28 January 1995|
|5||Sheffield Wednesday||0–0||Wolverhampton Wanderers||30 January 1995|
|Replay||Wolverhampton Wanderers||1–1||Sheffield Wednesday||8 February 1995|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers won 4–3 on penalties|
|6||Sunderland||1–4||Tottenham Hotspur||29 January 1995|
|7||Luton Town||1–1||Southampton||28 January 1995|
|Replay||Southampton||6–0||Luton Town||8 February 1995|
|8||Tranmere Rovers||0–2||Wimbledon||29 January 1995|
|9||Newcastle United||3–0||Swansea City||28 January 1995|
|10||Manchester City||1–0||Aston Villa||28 January 1995|
|11||Queens Park Rangers||1–0||West Ham United||28 January 1995|
|12||Coventry City||0–0||Norwich City||28 January 1995|
|Replay||Norwich City||3–1||Coventry City||8 February 1995|
|13||Portsmouth||0–1||Leicester City||28 January 1995|
|14||Manchester United||5–2||Wrexham||28 January 1995|
|15||Millwall||0–0||Chelsea||28 January 1995|
|Replay||Chelsea||1–1||Millwall||8 February 1995|
|Millwall won 5–4 on penalties|
|16||Leeds United||3–2||Oldham Athletic||28 January 1995|
Fifth round proper
The eight fifth round ties were played on the weekend of the 18 February, with three replays being required.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Attendance|
|2||Watford||0–0||Crystal Palace||18 February 1995|
|Replay||Crystal Palace||1–0||Watford||1 March 1995|
|3||Wolverhampton Wanderers||1–0||Leicester City||18 February 1995|
|4||Everton||5–0||Norwich City||18 February 1995|
|5||Newcastle United||3–1||Manchester City||19 February 1995|
|6||Tottenham Hotspur||1–1||Southampton||18 February 1995|
|Replay||Southampton||2–6||Tottenham Hotspur||1 March 1995|
|7||Queens Park Rangers||1–0||Millwall||18 February 1995|
|8||Manchester United||3–1||Leeds United||19 February 1995|
The sixth round, or quarter-final, ties were scheduled for the weekend of 11 March. The Crystal Palace–Wolverhampton Wanderers match went to a replay 11 days later.
Tottenham Hotspur progressed to the semi-finals of a competition that they had to appeal to compete in after being banned for financial irregularities, and their quarter-final victory over Liverpool ended their opposition's hopes of an FA Cup/League Cup double.
Wolverhampton Wanderers, the last non-Premiership side in the competition, lost 4-1 at home to Crystal Palace in a replay after a 1-1 draw in the first game.
QPR's hopes of instant success under new player-manager Ray Wilkins were ended when they were beaten 2-0 by Manchester United, one of his former clubs.
| 11 March 1995||Liverpool||1 – 2||Tottenham Hotspur|| Anfield, Liverpool|
|Fowler 38'|| Sheringham 45'|
| 11 March 1995||Crystal Palace||1 – 1||Wolverhampton Wanderers|| Selhurst Park, London|
| 12 March 1995||Everton||1 – 0||Newcastle United|| Goodison Park, Liverpool|
| 12 March 1995||Manchester United||2 – 0||Queens Park Rangers|| Old Trafford, Manchester|
| Sharpe |
| 22 March 1995||Wolverhampton Wanderers||1 – 4||Crystal Palace|| Molineux, Wolverhampton|
|Kelly|| Armstrong |
Manchester United, also chasing the Premier League title, needed a replay to see off a Crystal Palace side who were battling against relegation.
Everton, meanwhile, blew apart a Tottenham side who had started the season banned from the competition for financial irregularities until an appeal saw them reinstated.
| 9 April 1995||Tottenham Hotspur||1–4||Everton|| Elland Road, Leeds|
Referee: Robbie Hart
|Klinsmann 63' (pen)|| Jackson 35' |
Amokachi 82' 90'
| 9 April 1995||Manchester United||2–2||Crystal Palace|| Villa Park, Birmingham|
| 12 April 1995||Crystal Palace||0–2||Manchester United|| Villa Park, Birmingham|
Referee: David Elleray
|Patterson 55'||Report|| Bruce 29'|
- Main article: 1995 FA Cup Final
The final was contested between Manchester United and Everton at Wembley Stadium, London on 20 May 1995. Everton won the match 1-0 through a Paul Rideout goal after half an hour. It was the first time in six years that United were left without a major trophy, while Everton had won their first major trophy in eight years.
| 20 May 1995|
|Everton||1–0||Manchester United|| Wembley Stadium, London|
Referee: Gerald Ashby (Gloucestershire)
For the seventh consecutive season in the United Kingdom, the BBC were the free to air broadcasters while Sky Sports were the subscription broadcasters.
- BBC FA Cup news
- 1994-95 FA Cup Archive on FA website
- Resource detailing results for each team (source for penalty shootout results)