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2006–07 FA Cup

2006–07 FA Cup

The 2006–07 FA Cup (known as The FA Cup sponsored by E.ON for sponsorship reasons) was the 126th staging of the world's oldest football knockout competition; FA Cup. This season's edition was the first to be sponsored by E.ON.

The competition started on 18 August 2006 with the first of the record number of 687 teams entering in the Extra Preliminary Round and concluded on 19 May 2007 with the Final, held at the new Wembley Stadium.[1]

For information on the matches played from the Extra Preliminary Round to the final Qualifying Round, see FA Cup 2006-07 Qualifying Rounds.

Chelsea claimed this season's FA Cup with a hard-fought 1–0 victory over Manchester United, with Didier Drogba scoring the winning goal in the dying minutes of extra-time. Manchester United had played against top-flight opponents in each round, as they had when they won the Cup in 1948.

2006–07 FA Cup
Defending championsLiverpool
ChampionsChelsea (4th title)
Runners-upManchester United
Top goal scorer(s)Frank Lampard (6 goals)
← 2005–06
2007–08 →


RoundDateFixturesClubsByes/ExemptionsPrize money
Extra Preliminary Round19 August 2006129687 → 558none£500
Preliminary Round2 September 2006166558 → 392203: 227th–429th£1,000
First Round Qualifying16 September 2006116392 → 27666: 161st–226th£2,250
Second Round Qualifying30 September 200680276 → 19644: 117th–160th£3,750
Third Round Qualifying14 October 200640196 → 156none£5,000
Fourth Round Qualifying28 October 200632156 → 12424: 93rd–116th£10,000
First Round Proper11 November 200640124 → 84048: 45th–92nd£16,000
Second Round Proper2 December 20062084 → 64none£24,000
Third Round Proper6 January 20073264 → 3244: 1st–44th£40,000
Fourth Round Proper27 January 20071632 → 16none£60,000
Fifth Round Proper17 February 2007816 → 80none£120,000
Sixth Round Proper10 March 200748 → 4none£300,000
Semi-finals14 April 200724 → 2none£900,000
Final19 May 200712 → 1none£1,000,000

The results below detail the results from the First Round Proper onwards.

First round proper

Matches played on weekend of Saturday, 11 November 2006. The draw was made by Will Greenwood and Neil Back, adjudicated by Trevor Brooking.

Tie noHome teamScoreAway teamAttendance
1A.F.C. Bournemouth4–0Boston United4,263
2Wycombe Wanderers2–1Oxford United6,279
3Peterborough United3–0Rotherham United4,281
4Torquay United2–1Leatherhead2,218
5Morecambe2–1Kidderminster Harriers1,673
6Tranmere Rovers4–2Woking4,591
7Salisbury City3–0Fleetwood Town2,684
8Chelmsford City1–1Aldershot Town2,838
replayAldershot Town2–0Chelmsford City2,731
10Nottingham Forest5–0Yeading7,704
11Stafford Rangers1–1Maidenhead United1,526
replayMaidenhead United0–2Stafford Rangers1,934
12Shrewsbury Town0–0Hereford United5,574
replayHereford United2–0Shrewsbury Town4,224
13Northampton Town0–0Grimsby Town4,092
replayGrimsby Town0–2Northampton Town2,657
14Wrexham1–0Stevenage Borough2,863
15Chesterfield0–1Basingstoke Town3,539
16Gainsborough Trinity1–3Barnet1,914
18Clevedon Town1–4Chester City2,261
19Barrow2–3Bristol Rovers2,939
20Rushden & Diamonds3–1Yeovil Town2,530
21Burton Albion1–2Tamworth4,150
22Farsley Celtic0–0Milton Keynes Dons2,200
replayMilton Keynes Dons2–0Farsley Celtic2,676
23Brentford0–1Doncaster Rovers3,607
25York City0–1Bristol City3,525
26Bishop's Stortford3–5King's Lynn1,750
27Exeter City1–2Stockport County4,454
28Newport County1–3Swansea City4,660
29Kettering Town3–4Oldham Athletic3,481
30Rochdale1–1Hartlepool United2,098
replayHartlepool United0–0Rochdale2,788
Hartlepool United won 4–2 on penalties
31Brighton & Hove Albion8–0Northwich Victoria4,487
32Mansfield Town1–0Accrington Stanley3,909
33Cheltenham Town0–0Scunthorpe United2,721
replayScunthorpe United2–0Cheltenham Town3,074
34Macclesfield Town0–0Walsall2,018
replayWalsall0–1Macclesfield Town3,114
35Bradford City4–0Crewe Alexandra3,483
36Leyton Orient2–1Notts County3,011
37Swindon Town3–1Carlisle United4,938
38Huddersfield Town0–1Blackpool6,597
39Havant & Waterlooville1–2Millwall5,793[2]
40Port Vale2–1Lincoln City3,884

Second round proper

Matches played on weekend of Saturday, 2 December 2006. The draw was made on 12 November by Graham Gooch and Mike Gatting, adjudicated by Trevor Brooking, and televised live on BBC One.

As mentioned below, Bury defeated Chester City 3–1 at the Deva Stadium but it was soon revealed that Bury had fielded an ineligible player, resulting in them being expelled from the competition and Chester City being reinstated.

Tie noHome teamScoreAway teamAttendance
1Milton Keynes Dons0–2Blackpool3,837
2Scunthorpe United0–2Wrexham5,054
3Brighton & Hove Albion3–0Stafford Rangers5,741
4Bristol City4–3Gillingham5,663
5Hereford United4–0Port Vale4,076
6Macclesfield Town2–1Hartlepool United1,992
7Stockport County2–1Wycombe Wanderers3,821
8Bury2–2Chester City3,428
replayChester City1–3Bury2,810
Bury expelled for fielding an ineligible player; Chester City progress[3]
9Barnet4–1Northampton Town2,786
10Tranmere Rovers1–2Peterborough United6,308
11King's Lynn0–2Oldham Athletic5,444
12Darlington1–3Swansea City4,183
13Salisbury City1–1Nottingham Forest3,100
replayNottingham Forest2–0Salisbury City6,177
14Torquay United1–1Leyton Orient2,392
replayLeyton Orient1–2Torquay United2,384
15Bristol Rovers1–1Bournemouth6,252
replayBournemouth0–1Bristol Rovers4,153
16Bradford City0–0Millwall4,346
replayMillwall0–0Bradford City3,220
Millwall win 1 – 0 after extra time
17Swindon Town1–0Morecambe5,942
18Mansfield Town1–1Doncaster Rovers4,837
replayDoncaster Rovers2–0Mansfield Town5,338
19Aldershot Town1–1Basingstoke Town4,525
replayBasingstoke Town1–3Aldershot Town3,300
20Rushden & Diamonds1–2Tamworth2,815

Third round proper

This round marks the entry of the top-flight teams to the competition. Matches were played on the weekend of Saturday, 6 January 2007. The draw was made on 3 December 2006 by Amir Khan and Ricky Hatton, adjudicated by Trevor Brooking, and televised live on BBC One. Replays were held in the week of 16 and 17 January, with the exception of the Luton – QPR replay, which was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Tie noHome teamScoreAway teamAttendance
1Blackpool4–2Aldershot Town6,355
2Barnet2–1Colchester United3,075
3Sheffield United0–3Swansea City15,896
5Portsmouth2–1Wigan Athletic14,336
6Doncaster Rovers0–4Bolton Wanderers14,297
7West Ham United3–0Brighton & Hove Albion32,874
8Leicester City2–2Fulham15,499
replayFulham4–3Leicester City11,222
9Derby County3–1Wrexham15,609
10Wolverhampton Wanderers2–2Oldham Athletic14,524
replayOldham Athletic0–2Wolverhampton Wanderers9,628
11Chester City0–0Ipswich Town4,330
replayIpswich Town1–0Chester City11,732
12Manchester United2–1Aston Villa74,924
13Sheffield Wednesday1–1Manchester City28,487
replayManchester City2–1Sheffield Wednesday25,621
14Tamworth1–4Norwich City3,165
15Nottingham Forest2–0Charlton Athletic19,017
16Cardiff City0–0Tottenham Hotspur20,376
replayTottenham Hotspur4–0Cardiff City27,641
17Preston North End1–0Sunderland10,318
19Bristol Rovers1–0Hereford United8,978
20Watford4–1Stockport County11,745
21Crystal Palace2–1Swindon Town10,238
22Bristol City3–3Coventry City13,336
replayCoventry City0–2Bristol City13,055
23Peterborough United1–1Plymouth Argyle6,255
replayPlymouth Argyle2–1Peterborough United9,973
24Queens Park Rangers2–2Luton Town10,064
replayLuton Town1–0Queens Park Rangers7,494
25Southend United1–1Barnsley5,485
replayBarnsley0–2Southend United4,944
26West Bromwich Albion3–1Leeds United16,957
27Hull City1–1Middlesbrough17,520
replayMiddlesbrough4–3Hull City16,702
28Birmingham City2–2Newcastle United16,444
replayNewcastle United1–5Birmingham City26,099
29Torquay United0–2Southampton5,396
30Everton1–4Blackburn Rovers24,426
31Chelsea6–1Macclesfield Town41,434
32Stoke City2–0Millwall8,024

Fourth round proper

Matches played on weekend of Saturday, 27 January 2007. The draw was made on 8 January by Hope Powell and Faye White, adjudicated by Trevor Brooking, and televised live on BBC Two and Sky Sports News.

Tie noHome teamScoreAway teamAttendance
1Arsenal1–1 [14]Bolton Wanderers59,778
replayBolton Wanderers*1–1 [15] *Arsenal21,088
Arsenal win 3 – 1 after extra time
2West Ham United0–1 [16]Watford31,168
3Bristol City2–2 [17]Middlesbrough19,008
replayMiddlesbrough*1–1 [18] *Bristol City26,328
2 – 2 after extra time – Middlesbrough win 5 – 4 on penalties
4Chelsea3–0 [19]Nottingham Forest41,516
5Ipswich Town1–0 [20]Swansea City16,635
6Tottenham Hotspur3–1 [21]Southend United33,406
7Barnet0–2 [22]Plymouth Argyle5,204
8Birmingham City2–3 [23]Reading20,041
9Derby County1–0 [24]Bristol Rovers25,033
10Manchester City3–1 [25]Southampton26,496
11Crystal Palace0–2 [26]Preston North End8,422
12Manchester United2–1 [27]Portsmouth71,137
13Blackpool1–1 [28]Norwich City9,491
replayNorwich City*1–1 [29] *Blackpool19,120
Norwich City win 3 – 2 after extra time
14Luton Town0–4 [30]Blackburn Rovers5,887
15Wolverhampton Wanderers0–3 [31]West Bromwich Albion28,107
16Fulham3–0 [32]Stoke City11,059

Fifth round proper

Matches played on the weekend of Saturday, 17 February 2007. The draw took place on Monday, 29 January 2007 and was made by Darren Campbell and Roger Black, adjudicated by Trevor Brooking, and televised live on BBC Two and Sky Sports News.

Tie noHome teamScoreAway teamAttendance
1Chelsea4–0 [33]Norwich City41,537
2Watford1–0 [34]Ipswich Town17,016
3Preston North End1–3 [35]Manchester City18,890
4Plymouth Argyle2–0 [36]Derby County18,026
5Manchester United1–1 [37]Reading70,608
replayReading*2–3 [38] *Manchester United23,821
6Arsenal0–0 [39]Blackburn Rovers56,761
replayBlackburn Rovers*1–0 [40] *Arsenal18,882
7Middlesbrough2–2 [41]West Bromwich Albion31,491
replayWest Bromwich Albion*1–1 [42] *Middlesbrough24,925
1 – 1 after extra time – Middlesbrough win 5 – 4 on penalties
8Fulham0–4 [43]Tottenham Hotspur18,655

Sixth round proper

Matches played on the weekend of Saturday, 10 March 2007. The draw for the round, also known as the quarter-finals, took place on Monday, 19 February 2007 at 1:30pm GMT. The draw was made by Steve McClaren and Terry Venables, adjudicated by Trevor Brooking and televised live on BBC Two. This was the last round in which matches were held on the home grounds of one of the teams. The only non-Premier League team to reach the quarter-finals this season were Plymouth Argyle.



Unlike earlier rounds, matches were played on neutral grounds on the weekend of Saturday, 14 April 2007. There would be no replays even if the matches were drawn; instead, extra time would decide winners immediately thereafter. Only if extra time did not decide the winners, a penalty shootout would decide winners. The draw for the semi-finals took place on Monday, 12 March 2007 at 1:30pm GMT. The draw was made by Ray Clemence, and adjudicated by Trevor Brooking.


The 126th FA Cup Final was played at the new Wembley Stadium[4] and it was the first FA Cup Final to be played in London since 2000. Similarly to the semi-finals, there would be no replay even if the match was drawn; instead, extra time would be used to decide the winners. If extra time failed to separate the two sides, the match would go to penalties. Chelsea's victory ended Manchester United's hopes of becoming the only English club to win the double four times (having previously won it in 1994, 1996 and 1999), and in doing so, completed their own cup-double.

  • Assistant Referees: Peter Kirkup (Northamptonshire) Dave Bryan (Lincolnshire)

  • Fourth official: Howard Webb (Sheffield & Hallamshire)

Top scorers

As of 15 April 2007 [6]
1EnglandFrank LampardChelsea6
2EnglandAndy BishopBury5
EnglandDarren HuckerbyNorwich City
Republic of IrelandRobbie KeaneTottenham Hotspur
EnglandWayne RooneyManchester United
AustraliaMark VidukaMiddlesbrough
EnglandMatt DerbyshireBlackburn Rovers
EnglandPhil JevonsBristol City
EnglandLeroy LitaReading
EnglandJake RobinsonBrighton & Hove Albion
EnglandRichard WalkerBristol Rovers

Player of the Round

1QMatt LewisHalesowen Town
2QGary McPheeNuneaton Borough
3QByron BubbA.F.C. Wimbledon
4QPaul BoothLewes
1Kris CommonsNottingham Forest[7]
2Phil JevonsBristol City[8]
3Jason PuncheonBarnet[9]
4Jamie McAllisterBristol City[10]
5Adam FedericiReading[11]
6Frank LampardChelsea[12]
Semi-finalsWayne RooneyManchester United[13]

Media coverage

In the United Kingdom, the BBC were the free to air broadcasters for the six consecutive season while Sky Sports were the subscription broadcasters for the nineteenth consecutive season.


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