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FA Cup Third-fourth place matches

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The FA Cup Third-fourth place matches were played to determine the order of third and fourth place in the FA Cup. They were introduced in 1970 replacing the traditional pre-final match between England and Young England. They were generally unpopular and were only played for five seasons. The 1972 and 1973 matches were played at the start of the following season and the 1974 match five days after the final. The 1972 match was the first FA Cup match to be decided on penalties.

List of FA Cup third-fourth place matches

Season Date Winner Loser Score Venue Attendance
1969–70 FA Cup 10 April 1970 Manchester United Watford 2–0 Highbury 15,105[1]
1970–71 FA Cup 7 May 1971 Stoke City Everton 3–2 Selhurst Park 5,031
1971–72 FA Cup 5 August 1972 Birmingham City Stoke City 0–0 (4–3 pens) St Andrew's 25,841[2]
1972–73 FA Cup 18 August 1973 Wolverhampton Wanderers Arsenal 3–1 Highbury 21,038[3]
1973–74 FA Cup 9 May 1974 Burnley Leicester City 1–0 Filbert Street 6,458

See also

References and notes

  • Collett, Mike (2003). The Complete Record of The FA Cup. p. 795. ISBN 1-899807-19-5.
  1. ^ Jones, Trefor (1998). Watford Season by Season. p. 148. ISBN 0-9527458-1-X.
  2. ^ Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 207. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.
  3. ^ "Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 18 August 1973". Retrieved 4 January 2019.

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