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1998–99 FA Cup

1998–99 FA Cup

The 1998–99 FA Cup (known as The AXA sponsored FA Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 118th staging of the FA Cup. It was won by Manchester United, who beat Newcastle United 2–0 in the final at the old Wembley Stadium. The goals were scored by Teddy Sheringham after 11 minutes, less than two minutes after coming on as a substitute for Roy Keane, and Paul Scholes on 53 minutes. It was the second leg of a historic Treble for Manchester United; having already won the Premier League title the previous weekend, they went on to win the Champions League the following Wednesday.

1998–99 FA Cup
Defending championsArsenal
ChampionsManchester United
(10th title)
Runners-upNewcastle United
1999–2000 →


RoundInitial MatchesNew EntriesClubs
Preliminary RoundSaturday 5 September 1998172558 → 472
First Qualifying RoundSaturday 19 September 1998206472 → 326
Second Qualifying RoundSaturday 3 October 199866326 → 220
Third Qualifying RoundSaturday 17 October 199822220 → 156
Fourth Qualifying RoundSaturday 31 October 1998none156 → 124
First Round ProperSaturday 14 November 199848124 → 84
Second RoundSaturday 5 December 1998none84 → 64
Third RoundSaturday 2 January 19994464 → 32
Fourth RoundSaturday 23 January 1999none32 → 16
Fifth RoundSaturday 13 February 1999none16 → 8
Sixth RoundSaturday 6 March 1999none8 → 4
Semi FinalsSunday 11 April 1999none4 → 2
FinalSaturday 22 May 1999none2 → 1

First round

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 14 November 1998. There were ten replays, with three ties requiring a penalty shootout to settle them.

Tie noHome teamScoreAway teamDate
1Enfield2–2York City14 November 1998
ReplayYork City2–1Enfield24 November 1998
2Darlington3–2Burnley17 November 1998
3Bedlington Terriers4–1Colchester United14 November 1998
4Preston North End3–0Ford United14 November 1998
5Yeovil Town2–2West Auckland Town14 November 1998
ReplayWest Auckland Town1–1Yeovil Town24 November 1998
Yeovil Town won 5–3 on penalties
6Reading0–1Stoke City14 November 1998
7Walsall1–0Gresley Rovers14 November 1998
8Woking0–1Scunthorpe United14 November 1998
9Boreham Wood2–3Luton Town15 November 1998
10Macclesfield Town2–2Slough Town14 November 1998
ReplaySlough Town1–1Macclesfield Town24 November 1998
Macclesfield Town won 9–8 on penalties
11Scarborough1–1Rochdale14 November 1998
ReplayRochdale2–0Scarborough24 November 1998
12Wrexham1–0Peterborough United14 November 1998
13Hednesford Town3–1Barnet14 November 1998
14Wycombe Wanderers1–0Chesterfield14 November 1998
15Manchester City3–0Halifax Town13 November 1998
16Fulham1–1Leigh RMI15 November 1998
ReplayLeigh RMI0–2Fulham24 November 1998
17Brentford5–0Camberley Town14 November 1998
18Bristol Rovers3–0Welling United14 November 1998
19Northampton Town2–1Lancaster City14 November 1998
20Plymouth Argyle0–0Kidderminster Harriers14 November 1998
ReplayKidderminster Harriers0–0Plymouth Argyle1 December 1998
Plymouth Argyle won 5–4 on penalties
21Oldham Athletic2–0Gillingham14 November 1998
22Worcester City0–1Torquay United14 November 1998
23Southend United0–1Doncaster Rovers14 November 1998
24Mansfield Town2–1Hayes14 November 1998
25Cardiff City6–0Chester City14 November 1998
26Cheltenham Town0–1Lincoln City14 November 1998
27Kingstonian1–0Burton Albion14 November 1998
28Dulwich Hamlet0–1Southport14 November 1998
29Runcorn1–1Stevenage Borough14 November 1998
ReplayStevenage Borough2–0Runcorn23 November 1998
30Wigan Athletic4–3Blackpool14 November 1998
31Tamworth2–2Exeter City14 November 1998
ReplayExeter City4–1Tamworth24 November 1998
32Leyton Orient4–2Brighton & Hove Albion14 November 1998
33Hendon0–0Notts County15 November 1998
ReplayNotts County3–0Hendon1 December 1998
34Basingstoke Town1–2Bournemouth14 November 1998
35Telford United0–2Cambridge United14 November 1998
36Swansea City3–0Millwall13 November 1998
37Emley1–1Rotherham United15 November 1998
ReplayRotherham United3–1Emley24 November 1998
38Hartlepool United2–1Carlisle United14 November 1998
39Rushden & Diamonds1–0Shrewsbury Town14 November 1998
40Salisbury City0–2Hull City14 November 1998

Second round

The second round of the competition featured the winners of the first round ties. The matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 5 December 1998, with eight replays and two penalty shootouts required, each of which featured a team who won on penalties in the previous round.

Tie noHome teamScoreAway teamDate
1Darlington1–1Manchester City4 December 1998
ReplayManchester City1–0Darlington15 December 1998
2Preston North End2–0Walsall5 December 1998
3Rochdale0–0Rotherham United5 December 1998
ReplayRotherham United4–0Rochdale15 December 1998
4Yeovil Town2–0Northampton Town5 December 1998
5Notts County1–1Wigan Athletic5 December 1998
ReplayWigan Athletic0–0Notts County15 December 1998
Notts County won 4–2 on penalties
6Macclesfield Town4–1Cambridge United5 December 1998
7Lincoln City4–1Stevenage Borough5 December 1998
8Luton Town1–2Hull City5 December 1998
9Doncaster Rovers0–0Rushden & Diamonds5 December 1998
ReplayRushden & Diamonds4–2Doncaster Rovers15 December 1998
10Wrexham2–1York City5 December 1998
11Wycombe Wanderers1–1Plymouth Argyle5 December 1998
ReplayPlymouth Argyle3–2Wycombe Wanderers15 December 1998
12Fulham4–2Hartlepool United5 December 1998
13Oldham Athletic1–1Brentford5 December 1998
ReplayBrentford2–2Oldham Athletic15 December 1998
Oldham Athletic won 4–2 on penalties
14Exeter City2–2Bristol Rovers5 December 1998
ReplayBristol Rovers5–0Exeter City15 December 1998
15Scunthorpe United2–0Bedlington Terriers5 December 1998
16Mansfield Town1–2Southport5 December 1998
17Cardiff City3–1Hednesford Town5 December 1998
18Kingstonian0–0Leyton Orient6 December 1998
ReplayLeyton Orient2–1Kingstonian15 December 1998
19Torquay United0–1Bournemouth5 December 1998
20Swansea City1–0Stoke City5 December 1998

Third round

The third round of the season's FA Cup was scheduled for Saturday, 2 January 1999. This round 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 six replays, with none of these games requiring a penalty shootout.

Tie noHome teamScoreAway teamDate
1Bournemouth1–0West Bromwich Albion2 January 1999
2Bristol City0–2Everton2 January 1999
3Bury0–3Stockport County2 January 1999
4Preston North End2–4Arsenal4 January 1999
5Southampton1–1Fulham2 January 1999
ReplayFulham1–0Southampton13 January 1999
6Leicester City4–2Birmingham City2 January 1999
7Nottingham Forest0–1Portsmouth2 January 1999
8Blackburn Rovers2–0Charlton Athletic2 January 1999
9Aston Villa3–0Hull City2 January 1999
10Sheffield Wednesday4–1Norwich City3 January 1999
11Bolton Wanderers1–2Wolverhampton Wanderers2 January 1999
12Crewe Alexandra1–3Oxford United2 January 1999
13Lincoln City0–1Sunderland2 January 1999
14Swindon Town0–0Barnsley2 January 1999
ReplayBarnsley3–1Swindon Town19 January 1999
15Wrexham4–3Scunthorpe United2 January 1999
16Sheffield United1–1Notts County2 January 1999
ReplayNotts County3–4Sheffield United23 January 1999
17Tranmere Rovers0–1Ipswich Town2 January 1999
18Newcastle United2–1Crystal Palace2 January 1999
19Tottenham Hotspur5–2Watford2 January 1999
20Queens Park Rangers0–1Huddersfield Town2 January 1999
21Coventry City7–0Macclesfield Town2 January 1999
22West Ham United1–1Swansea City2 January 1999
ReplaySwansea City1–0West Ham United13 January 1999
23Manchester United3–1Middlesbrough3 January 1999
24Plymouth Argyle0–3Derby County2 January 1999
25Bradford City2–1Grimsby Town2 January 1999
26Oldham Athletic0–2Chelsea2 January 1999
27Wimbledon1–0Manchester City2 January 1999
28Cardiff City1–1Yeovil Town2 January 1999
ReplayYeovil Town1–2Cardiff City12 January 1999
29Port Vale0–3Liverpool16,557
30Southport0–2Leyton Orient2 January 1999
31Rotherham United0–1Bristol Rovers2 January 1999
32Rushden & Diamonds0–0Leeds United2 January 1999
ReplayLeeds United3–1Rushden & Diamonds13 January 1999

Fourth round

The Fourth Round ties were played with the thirty-two winners of the previous round. The matches were originally scheduled for Saturday, 23 January 1999. There were three replays.

Tie noHome teamScoreAway teamDate
1Leicester City0–3Coventry City23 January 1999
2Blackburn Rovers1–0Sunderland23 January 1999
3Aston Villa0–2Fulham23 January 1999
4Sheffield Wednesday2–0Stockport County23 January 1999
5Wolverhampton Wanderers1–2Arsenal24 January 1999
6Everton1–0Ipswich Town23 January 1999
7Wrexham1–1Huddersfield Town23 January 1999
ReplayHuddersfield Town2–1Wrexham3 February 1999
8Sheffield United4–1Cardiff City27 January 1999
9Newcastle United3–0Bradford City23 January 1999
10Barnsley3–1Bournemouth23 January 1999
11Bristol Rovers3–0Leyton Orient23 January 1999
12Portsmouth1–5Leeds United23 January 1999
13Manchester United2–1Liverpool23 January 1999
14Wimbledon1–1Tottenham Hotspur23 January 1999
ReplayTottenham Hotspur3–0Wimbledon2 February 1999
15Oxford United1–1Chelsea25 January 1999
ReplayChelsea4–2Oxford United3 February 1999
16Swansea City0–1Derby County23 January 1999

Fifth round

The Fifth Round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 13 February 1999. There were three replays, and one game re-played, Arsenal had beaten Sheffield United in the original tie. However, both sides felt that Arsenal's winning goal had been gained unfairly. Arsenal's boss Arsene Wenger wrote himself into FA Cup folklore with an act of sportsmanship that saw him offer to play the game again after Marc Overmars scored following Kanu's failure to return the ball to the Blades following an injury.

Tie noHome teamScoreAway teamDate
1Sheffield Wednesday0–1Chelsea13 February 1999
2Everton2–1Coventry City13 February 1999
3Newcastle United0–0Blackburn Rovers14 February 1999
ReplayBlackburn Rovers0–1Newcastle United24 February 1999
4Barnsley4–1Bristol Rovers13 February 1999
5Manchester United1–0Fulham14 February 1999
6Huddersfield Town2–2Derby County13 February 1999
ReplayDerby County3–1Huddersfield Town24 February 1999
7Arsenal2–1Sheffield United13 February 1999
RematchArsenal2–1Sheffield United23 February 1999
8Leeds United1–1Tottenham Hotspur13 February 1999
ReplayTottenham Hotspur2–0Leeds United24 February 1999

Sixth round proper

The four quarter-final games were scheduled for Saturday, 6 March 1999, although only the Arsenal–Derby County game was played on this date. One of the ties, Manchester United–Chelsea, resulted in a draw which went to a replay, which United won.

Barnsley, who lost 1-0 at home to Tottenham Hotspur, were the last remaining non-Premiership team in the competition.



The semi-finals were played on Sunday, 11 April 1999. The Manchester United–Arsenal match went to a replay, which was won in extra-time by Manchester United.

The semi-final round was notable for the climax to the season-long rivalry between Arsenal and Manchester United. As the first game went to a nil-nil draw, although Roy Keane scored an offside goal for Manchester United, which in today's modern rules would have stood, the match went to a replay. This was to be the last replay of a drawn semi-final, as a rule change now allows for extra time and penalties to decide a tie at the first attempt.[1]

The replay was notable for: a thirty-yard strike from David Beckham to open the scoring, a (correctly) disallowed goal scored by Arsenal, the sending-off of Roy Keane for a second bookable offence, a last-minute penalty save by Peter Schmeichel, and finally- and most memorably- a winning goal by Ryan Giggs. Giggs intercepted a wayward Patrick Viera pass near the half-way line, before taking the ball past five Arsenal defenders and beating Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman with a fearsome left-footed strike into the roof of the net. It was hailed almost immediately as one of the greatest goals ever scored in the history of the competition.

Newcastle beat Tottenham in the other semi-final, ending the latter's hopes of an FA Cup/League Cup double.



The Final took place on 22 May 1999 and was played at the old Wembley Stadium, between Manchester United and Newcastle United. Manchester United had finished as champions and Newcastle 13th in the Premier League that season. The final was a slightly one-sided affair, Manchester United claiming a record 10th success with a 2–0 win. Goals from Teddy Sheringham and Paul Scholes were scored in the 11th and 53rd minutes respectively. It was the buildup to Manchester United's Treble. Manchester United also became the first team to win the double three times.

Manchester United
Newcastle United

Media coverage

In the United Kingdom, ITV were the free to air broadcasters for the second consecutive season while Sky Sports were the subscription broadcasters for the eleventh consecutive season.


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