2015–16 FA Cup

The 2015–16 FA Cup (also known as the FA Challenge Cup) was the 135th edition of the oldest recognised football tournament in the world. It was sponsored by Emirates, and known as The Emirates FA Cup for sponsorship purposes.[1] It began with the Extra Preliminary Round on 15 August 2015, and concluded with the final on 21 May 2016.[2] The FA Cup winner qualifies for the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League group stage.

2015–16 FA Cup
Football Association Challenge Cup
CountryEngland
Guernsey
Wales
Dates15 August 2015 – 21 May 2016
Teams736
ChampionsManchester United (12th title)
Runners-upCrystal Palace
Matches played149
Goals scored412 (2.77 per match)
Attendance2,098,077 (14,081 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Matěj Vydra
(6 goals)
(Note: All statistics do not include qualifying play-offs)

Premier League side Arsenal were the two-time defending champions after they beat Aston Villa 4–0 in the previous final on 30 May 2015,[3] but were eliminated by Watford in the sixth round.

The winners were Manchester United, who defeated Crystal Palace 2–1 in the final after extra time.[4]

TeamsEdit

Round Clubs
remaining
Clubs
involved
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Leagues entering
at this round
First Round Proper 124 80 32 48 EFL League One
EFL League Two
Second Round Proper 84 40 40 none none
Third Round Proper 64 64 20 44 Premier League
EFL Championship
Fourth Round Proper 32 32 32 none none
Fifth Round Proper 16 16 16 none none
Quarter-finals 8 8 8 none none
Semi-finals 4 4 4 none none
Final 2 2 2 none none

Prize fundEdit

Round No. of Clubs
receive fund
Prize fund
per club[5]
Extra Preliminary Round winners 184 £1,500
Preliminary Round winners 160 £1,925
First Round Qualifying winners 116 £3,000
Second Round Qualifying winners 80 £4,500
Third Round Qualifying winners 40 £7,500
Fourth Round Qualifying winners 32 £12,500
First Round Proper winners 40 £18,000
Second Round Proper winners 20 £27,000
Third Round Proper winners 32 £67,500
Fourth Round Proper winners 16 £90,000
Fifth Round Proper winners 8 £180,000
Sixth Round Proper winners 4 £360,000
Semi-Final losers 2 £450,000
Semi-Final winners 2 £900,000
Final runners-up 1 £900,000
Final winner 1 £1,800,000
Total £15,132,000

Round and draw datesEdit

The schedule are as follows.[2][6]

Phase Round Draw date Match date
Qualifying rounds Extra Preliminary Round 3 July 2015[7] 15 August 2015
Preliminary Round 29 August 2015
First Round Qualifying 24 August 2015[8] 12 September 2015
Second Round Qualifying 14 September 2015[9] 26 September 2015
Third Round Qualifying 28 September 2015[10] 10 October 2015
Fourth Round Qualifying 12 October 2015[11] 24 October 2015
Main tournament First Round Proper 26 October 2015, 19:00 GMT[12] 7 November 2015
Second Round Proper 9 November 2015, 19:00 GMT[13] 5 December 2015
Third Round Proper 7 December 2015, 19:00 GMT[14] 9 January 2016
Fourth Round Proper 11 January 2016, 19:15 GMT[15] 30 January 2016
Fifth Round Proper 31 January 2016, 18:15 GMT[16] 20 February 2016
Sixth Round Proper 21 February 2016, 18:15 GMT[17] 12 March 2016
Semi-finals 14 March 2016 23 and 24 April 2016
Final 21 May 2016

Qualifying roundsEdit

The qualifying competition began with the Extra Preliminary Round on 15 August 2015.[2] All of the competing teams that were not members of either the Premier League or the Football League had to compete in the qualifying rounds to win a place in the first round proper. The final (fourth) qualifying round began on the weekend of 24 October.[2]

First Round ProperEdit

The First Round draw took place on 26 October at 7pm at the club house of the FA Charter Standard Community Club Thackley Juniors F.C. based in Thackley in West Yorkshire, and was broadcast live on BBC Two and BBC Radio 5 Live.[18] The First Round Proper were played on the weekend of 7 November.[2] 32 teams from the qualifying competition joined the 48 teams from League One and League Two to compete in this round. The round included two teams from Level 8 still in the competition, Northwich Victoria and Didcot Town, which were the lowest-ranked teams in this round; Northwich Victoria advanced to become the lowest-ranked team in the second round.

7 November 2015 Burton Albion (3)0–3 Peterborough United (3) Burton-upon-Trent
15:00 Report Washington   41'71'
J Anderson   84'
Stadium: Pirelli Stadium
Attendance: 2,517
Referee: David Webb
8 November 2015 Port Vale (3) 1–1 Maidenhead United (6) Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent
15:00 Moore   31' Report Mulley   90+4' Stadium: Vale Park
Attendance: 3,977
Referee: Adrian Holmes
19 November 2015 ReplayMaidenhead United (6)1–3 Port Vale (3) Maidenhead
19:45 Massey   15' Report O'Connor   35'
Leitch-Smith   49'57'
Stadium: York Road
Attendance: 2,212
Referee: Dean Whitestone
7 November 2015 Barnet (4) 2–0Blackpool (3)Canons Park
15:00 Champion   36'
Gash   41'
Report Stadium: The Hive Stadium
Attendance: 1,869
Referee: Kevin Johnson
8 November 2015 Bristol Rovers (4)0–1 Chesham United (7) Bristol
14:00 Report Blake   77' Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 5,181
Referee: Andy Davies
7 November 2015 Cambridge United (4) 1–0Basingstoke Town (6)Cambridge
15:00 Hughes   19' Report Stadium: Abbey Stadium
Attendance: 2,974
Referee: John Brooks
7 November 2015 Mansfield Town (4) 0–0 Oldham Athletic (3) Mansfield
15:00 Report Stadium: Field Mill
Attendance: 2,886
Referee: Tony Harrington
17 November 2015 Replay Oldham Athletic (3) 2–0Mansfield Town (4)Oldham
19:45 Philliskirk   70'
Poleon   78'
Report Stadium: Boundary Park
Attendance: 1,893
Referee: Lee Collins
7 November 2015 Altrincham (5) 1–0Barnsley (3)Altrincham
15:00 Reeves   46' Report Stadium: Moss Lane
Attendance: 2,571
Referee: Andy Haines
7 November 2015 Crewe Alexandra (3)0–1 Eastleigh (5) Crewe
15:00 Report Strevens   75' (pen.) Stadium: Gresty Road
Attendance: 3,008
Referee: Carl Boyeson
7 November 2015 Northwich Victoria (8) 1–1 Boreham Wood (5) Northwich
15:00 Williams   12' Report Morias   23' Stadium: Wincham Park
Attendance: 502
Referee: Wayne Barratt
16 November 2015 ReplayBoreham Wood (5)1–2 Northwich Victoria (8) Borehamwood
19:45 MacDonald   90' Report Williams   28'
Astles   52'
Stadium: Meadow Park
Attendance: 512
Referee: Andy Woolmer
7 November 2015 Coventry City (3)1–2 Northampton Town (4) Coventry
15:00 Murphy   10' Report Diamond   5'
Richards   18'
Stadium: Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 9,124
Referee: Darren Handley
8 November 2015 Brackley Town (6) 2–2 Newport County (4) Brackley
14:00 Graham   59'
McDonald   90'
Report John-Lewis   15' (pen.)
Bennett   41'
Stadium: St. James Park
Attendance: 1,708
Referee: Mark Haywood
17 November 2015 Replay Newport County (4) 4–1Brackley Town (6)Newport
19:45 John-Lewis   1'
Klukowski   17'
Rodman   63'
Hawtin   71' (o.g.)
Report Hawtin   39' Stadium: Rodney Parade
Attendance: 1,511
Referee: Stuart Attwell
7 November 2015 Grimsby Town (5) 5–1St Albans City (6)Cleethorpes
15:00 Townsend   30'
Amond   45'90'
Pittman   71'
Marshall   84'
Report Theophanous   62' Stadium: Blundell Park
Attendance: 2,263
Referee: Ryan Johnson
7 November 2015 Hartlepool United (4) 1–0Cheltenham Town (5)Hartlepool
15:00 Oyenuga   45' Report Stadium: Victoria Park
Attendance: 2,287
Referee: James Adcock
6 November 2015 Salford City (7) 2–0Notts County (4)Salford
19:55 Webber   46'
Allen   73'
Report Stadium: Moor Lane
Attendance: 1,400
Referee: Andrew Madley
7 November 2015 Dover Athletic (5)1–2 Stourbridge (7) River
15:00 Thomas   33' Report Lait   8'
Hawley   69' (pen.)
Stadium: Crabble Athletic Ground
Attendance: 1,392
Referee: Richard Martin
7 November 2015 Stevenage (4) 3–0Gillingham (3)Stevenage
15:00 Schumacher   13'
Whelpdale   29'
Gnanduillet   90'
Report Stadium: Broadhall Way
Attendance: 1,619
Referee: Trevor Kettle
7 November 2015 Millwall (3) 3–1AFC Fylde (6)London
15:00 O´Brien   54'
Gregory   60'
Morison   88'
Report Whittle   62' Stadium: The Den
Attendance: 3,445
Referee: Steve Martin
8 November 2015 Aldershot Town (5) 0–0 Bradford City (3) Aldershot
14:00 Report Stadium: Recreation Ground
Attendance: 2,640
Referee: Ben Toner
18 November 2015 Replay Bradford City (3) 2–0Aldershot Town (5)Bradford
19:45 Leigh   61'
McMahon   76' (pen.)
Report Stadium: Valley Parade
Attendance: 2,930
Referee: Keith Hill
7 November 2015 Walsall (3) 2–0Fleetwood Town (3)Walsall
15:00 Evans   19'
Forde   90+2'
Report Stadium: Bescot Stadium
Attendance: 2,532
Referee: Ross Joyce
7 November 2015 Bury (3) 4–0Wigan Athletic (3)Bury
15:00 Pope   19'
Mayor   34'
Cameron   45+2'
Clarke   65'
Report Stadium: Gigg Lane
Attendance: 3,856
Referee: David Coote
7 November 2015 Portsmouth (4) 2–1Macclesfield Town (5)Portsmouth
15:00 McGurk   3'45' Report Dennis   15' Stadium: Fratton Park
Attendance: 9,834
Referee: Lee Swabey
7 November 2015 Sheffield United (3) 3–0Worcester City (6)Sheffield
15:00 Baxter   19' (pen.)
Sammon   81'
Freeman   90'
Report Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 11,108
Referee: Simon Bennett
7 November 2015 Barwell (7)0–2 Welling United (5) Barwell
15:00 Report Wellard   34'
Oluwabunmi Bakare   90'
Stadium: Kirkby Road
Attendance: 843
Referee: Steve Rushton
8 November 2015 FC Halifax Town (5)0–4 Wycombe Wanderers (4) Halifax
14:00 Report Thompson   17'
Jombati   65'
Kretzschmar   84'
Amadi-Holloway   90'
Stadium: The Shay
Attendance: 1,789
Referee: Graham Salisbury
7 November 2015 Crawley Town (4)1–2 Luton Town (4) Crawley
15:00 Harrold   63' Report McQuoid   54'89' Stadium: Broadfield Stadium
Attendance: 1,929
Referee: Nick Kinseley
7 November 2015 Doncaster Rovers (3) 2–0Stalybridge Celtic (6)Doncaster
15:00 Williams   3'68' Report Stadium: Keepmoat Stadium
Attendance: 3,991
Referee: Martin Coy
8 November 2015 Didcot Town (8)0–3 Exeter City (4) Didcot
12:00 Report Morrison   48'
Nichols   73'
Nicholls   78'
Stadium: Loop Meadow Stadium
Attendance: 2,707
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
7 November 2015 Dagenham & Redbridge (4) 0–0 Morecambe (4) Dagenham
15:00 Report Stadium: Victoria Road
Attendance: 900
Referee: Tim Robinson
17 November 2015 ReplayMorecambe (4)2–4 Dagenham & Redbridge (4) Morecambe
19:45 Barkhuizen   6'
Wildig   7'
Report Vassell   13' (pen.)50'
Dunne   37'
Labadie   70'
Stadium: Globe Arena
Attendance: 1,176
Referee: Geoff Eltringham
7 November 2015 Leyton Orient (4) 6–1Staines Town (7)Leyton
15:00 Palmer   8'13'
Cox   12'33'
Marquis   89'
Clohessy   90+4'
Report Purse   23' Stadium: Brisbane Road
Attendance: 2,287
Referee: Robert Jones
8 November 2015 Gainsborough Trinity (6)0–1 Shrewsbury Town (3) Gainsborough
14:00 Report Collins   71' Stadium: The Northolme
Attendance: 2,180
Referee: Darren Bond
8 November 2015 Maidstone United (6)0–1 Yeovil Town (4) Maidstone
14:00 Report Fogden   55' Stadium: Gallagher Stadium
Attendance: 2,811
Referee: Michael Bull
8 November 2015 Braintree Town (5) 1–1 Oxford United (4) Braintree
14:00 Davis   63' Report Taylor   15' Stadium: Cressing Road
Attendance: 1,248
Referee: Phil Gibbs
17 November 2015 Replay Oxford United (4) 3–1Braintree Town (5)Oxford
19:45 Sercombe   42'
Hoban   64'80' (pen.)
Report David   33' (pen.) Stadium: Kassam Stadium
Attendance: 3,265
Referee: Darren England
8 November 2015 Whitehawk (6) 5–3Lincoln City (5)Whitehawk
14:00 Mills   6'
Robinson   27'
Deering   58'90+6' (pen.)
Martin   86'
Report Rhead   45+5' (pen.)63'90+1' Stadium: The Enclosed Ground
Attendance: 1,342
Referee: Constantine Hatzidakis
7 November 2015 Accrington Stanley (4) 3–2York City (4)Accrington
15:00 McConville   29'
Crooks   36'
Windass   48' (pen.)
Report Oliver   34'
Coulson   90+2'
Stadium: Crown Ground
Attendance: 1,475
Referee: Fred Graham
7 November 2015 Scunthorpe United (3) 2–1Southend United (3)Scunthorpe
15:00 Madden   16'78' Report Leonard   30' Stadium: Glanford Park
Attendance: 3,335
Referee: Peter Bankes
7 November 2015 AFC Wimbledon (4)1–2 Forest Green Rovers (5) Kingston upon Thames
15:00 Kennedy   24' Report Carter   6'
Frear   90+3'
Stadium: Kingsmeadow
Attendance: 2,465
Referee: Graham Horwood
7 November 2015 Plymouth Argyle (4)0–2 Carlisle United (4) Plymouth
15:00 Report Sweeney   23'
Hope   41'
Stadium: Home Park
Attendance: 6,005
Referee: Charles Breakspear
9 November 2015 F.C. United of Manchester (6)1–4 Chesterfield (3) Manchester
19:45 Ashworth   90+1' Report Ariyibi   7'
Novak   12'
Simons   68'
Banks   87'
Stadium: Broadhurst Park
Attendance: 2,916
Referee: Oliver Langford
7 November 2015 Rochdale (3) 3–1Swindon Town (3)Rochdale
15:00 Mendez-Laing   24'46'69' (pen.) Report Ajose   71' (pen.) Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 2,060
Referee: Chris Sarginson
7 November 2015 Wealdstone (6)2–6 Colchester United (3) Ruislip
15:00 Louis   31' (pen.)
Hudson-Odoi   38'
Report Bonne   26'44'47'68'
Moncur   82'
Sordell   90'
Stadium: Vale Stadium
Attendance: 2,440
Referee: Brendan Malone

Second Round ProperEdit

The second round draw took place on 9 November at Civil Service, based in Chiswick, London, and was broadcast live on BBC Two.

The lowest-ranked side in this round was Northwich Victoria, who competed at level 8 of English football.

4 December 2015 Salford City (7) 1–1 Hartlepool United (4) Salford
19:55 GMT O'Halloran   23' Report Oates   8' (pen.) Stadium: Moor Lane
Attendance: 1,400
Referee: Gavin Ward
15 December 2015 Replay Hartlepool United (4) 2–0 (a.e.t.)Salford City (7)Hartlepool
19:45 GMT Fenwick   97'
Mandron   120'
Report Stadium: Victoria Park
Attendance: 4,374
5 December 2015 Barnet (4)0–1 Newport County (4) Canons Park, London
15:00 GMT Report Boden   59' Stadium: The Hive Stadium
Attendance: 1,767
Referee: Dean Whitestone
5 December 2015 Portsmouth (4) 1–0Accrington Stanley (4)Portsmouth
15:00 GMT McGurk   21' Report Stadium: Fratton Park, Portsmouth
Attendance: 9,258
Referee: Kevin Johnson
5 December 2015 Stourbridge (7)0–2 Eastleigh (5) Amblecote
15:00 GMT Report Constable   59'
Payne   77'
Stadium: War Memorial Ground
Attendance: 2,086
Referee: Ben Toner
5 December 2015 Northampton Town (4) 3–2Northwich Victoria (8)Northampton
15:00 GMT Hoskins   83'
Taylor   85'
Calvert-Lewin   87'
Report Ball   44'
Bennett   63'
Stadium: Sixfields Stadium
Attendance: 3,837
Referee: Paul Tierney
5 December 2015 Yeovil Town (4) 1–0Stevenage (4)Yeovil
15:00 GMT Tozer   86' Report Stadium: Huish Park
Attendance: 2,264
Referee: Chris Sarginson
5 December 2015 Leyton Orient (4) 0–0 Scunthorpe United (3) Leyton
15:00 GMT Report Stadium: Brisbane Road
Attendance: 2,540
Referee: James Linington
15 December 2015 Replay Scunthorpe United (3) 3–0Leyton Orient (4)Scunthorpe
19:45 GMT Mvoto   55' (o.g.)
King   60'
Adelakun   90+4'
Report Stadium: Glanford Park
Attendance: 3,082
Referee: David Webb
5 December 2015 Millwall (3)1–2 Wycombe Wanderers (4) London
15:00 GMT Thompson   57' Report Hayes   50'
Harriman   90+4'
Stadium: The Den
Attendance: 3,960
Referee: Fred Graham
5 December 2015 Chesterfield (3) 1–1 Walsall (3) Chesterfield
15:00 GMT Novak   90+3' Report Demetriou   19' Stadium: Proact Stadium
Attendance: 4,126
Referee: Richard Clark
15 December 2015 Replay Walsall (3) 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(5–3 p)
Chesterfield (3)Walsall
19:45 GMT Report Stadium: Bescot Stadium
Attendance: 2,953
Referee: Charles Breakspear
Penalties
Sawyers  
Demetriou  
Evans  
Lalkovič  
Downing  
O'Shea  
Morsy  
Novak  
O'Neil  
5 December 2015 Sheffield United (3) 1–0Oldham Athletic (3)Sheffield
15:00 GMT Done   47' Report Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 6,938
Referee: Eddie Ilderton
6 December 2015 Rochdale (3)0–1 Bury (3) Rochdale
12:00 GMT Report Rose   8' Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 4,887
Referee: Darren Drysdale
6 December 2015 Bradford City (3) 4–0Chesham United (7)Bradford
14:00 GMT Reid   22'
Hanson   43'
Liddle   90+1'
Cole   90+2'
Report Stadium: Valley Parade
Attendance: 6,047
Referee: Scott Duncan
6 December 2015 Peterborough United (3) 2–0Luton Town (4)Peterborough
14:00 GMT Washington   35'
Maddison   82'
Report Stadium: London Road Stadium
Attendance: 8,329
Referee: Nigel Miller
6 December 2015 Exeter City (4) 2–0Port Vale (3)Exeter
14:00 GMT Tillson   19'
Watkins   89'
Report Stadium: St James Park
Attendance: 3,565
Referee: Trevor Kettle
6 December 2015 Cambridge United (4)1–3 Doncaster Rovers (3) Cambridge
14:00 GMT Berry   23' Report Grant   46'57'
Lund   56'
Stadium: Abbey Stadium
Attendance: 3,951
Referee: Mark Brown
6 December 2015 Welling United (5)0–5 Carlisle United (4) Welling
14:00 GMT Report Wyke   18'71'90'
Sweeney   45'
Grainger   67' (pen.)
Stadium: Park View Road
Attendance: 2,028
Referee: Simon Hooper
6 December 2015 Colchester United (3) 3–2Altrincham (5)Colchester
14:00 GMT Harriott   14'90+4'
Lapslie   53'
Report Moult   3'
Rankine   46'
Stadium: Colchester Community Stadium
Attendance: 2,592
Referee: Andy Davies
6 December 2015 Dagenham & Redbridge (4) 1–1 Whitehawk (6) Dagenham
14:00 GMT Cureton   5' Report Rose   90+5' Stadium: Victoria Road
Attendance: 1,983
Referee: Lee Swabey
16 December 2015 ReplayWhitehawk (6)2–3 (a.e.t.) Dagenham & Redbridge (4) Whitehawk
19:45 GMT Mills   32'
Gotta   90+3'
Report Vassell   44'
Passley   77'
Obileye   100'
Stadium: The Enclosed Ground
Attendance: 2,174
Referee: Keith Stroud
6 December 2015 Oxford United (4) 1–0Forest Green Rovers (5)Oxford
14:00 GMT Roofe   76' Report Stadium: Kassam Stadium
Attendance: 4,618
Referee: Robert Lewis
7 December 2015 Grimsby Town (5) 0–0 Shrewsbury Town (3) Cleethorpes
19:45 GMT Report Stadium: Blundell Park
Attendance: 3,366
Referee: Seb Stockbridge
15 December 2015 Replay Shrewsbury Town (3) 1–0Grimsby Town (5)Shrewsbury
19:45 GMT Ogogo   90+2' Report Stadium: New Meadow
Attendance: 2,730
Referee: Dean Whitestone

Third Round ProperEdit

A total of 64 teams played in this round: 44 teams from Premier League and Football League Championship which entered in this round, and the 20 winners of the previous round. The draw was held on 7 December 2015.[19]

The lowest-ranked team in this round was Eastleigh from the National League (tier 5), the only non-league side remaining in the competition.

8 January 2016 (2016-01-08) Exeter City (4) 2–2 Liverpool (1) Exeter
19:55 GMT Nichols   9'
Holmes   45'
Report Sinclair   12'
Smith   73'
Stadium: St James Park
Attendance: 8,298
Referee: Stuart Attwell
20 January 2016 (2016-01-20) Replay Liverpool (1) 3–0Exeter City (4)Liverpool
20:00 GMT Allen   10'
Ojo   74'
Teixeira   82'
Report Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 43,292
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Wycombe Wanderers (4) 1–1 Aston Villa (1) High Wycombe
12:45 GMT Jacobson   50' (pen.) Report Richards   22' Stadium: Adams Park
Attendance: 9,298
Referee: Michael Oliver
19 January 2016 (2016-01-19) Replay Aston Villa (1) 2–0Wycombe Wanderers (4)Birmingham
19:45 GMT Clark   75'
Gueye   90'
Report Stadium: Villa Park
Attendance: 20,706
Referee: Craig Pawson
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Watford (1) 1–0Newcastle United (1)Watford
15:00 GMT Deeney   44' Report Stadium: Vicarage Road
Attendance: 18,259
Referee: Roger East
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) West Bromwich Albion (1) 2–2 Bristol City (2) West Bromwich
15:00 GMT Berahino   67'
Morrison   90'
Report Kodjia   74'
Agard   83'
Stadium: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 24,917
Referee: Graham Scott
19 January 2016 (2016-01-19) ReplayBristol City (2)0–1 West Bromwich Albion (1) Bristol
19:45 GMT Report Rondón   52' Stadium: Ashton Gate Stadium
Attendance: 15,185
Referee: Jonathan Moss
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) West Ham United (1) 1–0Wolverhampton Wanderers (2)London
15:00 GMT Jelavić   85' Report Stadium: Boleyn Ground
Attendance: 34,547
Referee: Anthony Taylor
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Hartlepool United (4)1–2 Derby County (2) Hartlepool
15:00 GMT Gray   61' Report Butterfield   67'
Bent   85'
Stadium: Victoria Park
Attendance: 4,860
Referee: Darren Bond
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Colchester United (3) 2–1Charlton Athletic (2)Colchester
15:00 GMT Moncur   28'
Sordell   41'
Report Ghoochannejhad   90' Stadium: Colchester Community Stadium
Attendance: 5,742
Referee: Christopher Kavanagh
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Peterborough United (3) 2–0Preston North End (2)Peterborough
15:00 GMT Samuelsen   7'
Washington   52'
Report Stadium: London Road Stadium
Attendance: 7,665
Referee: Tony Harrington
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Northampton Town (4) 2–2 Milton Keynes Dons (2) Northampton
15:00 GMT Holmes   49'58' Report Cresswell   13' (o.g.)
Maynard   82'
Stadium: Sixfields Stadium
Attendance: 5,878
Referee: Darren Drysdale
19 January 2016 (2016-01-19) Replay Milton Keynes Dons (2) 3–0Northampton Town (4)Milton Keynes
19:45 GMT Reeves   53' (pen.)
Murphy   61'
Church   89' (pen.)
Report Stadium: Stadium mk
Attendance: 15,133
Referee: Tony Harrington
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Arsenal (1) 3–1Sunderland (1)London
15:00 GMT Campbell   25'
Ramsey   72'
Giroud   75'
Report Lens   17' Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 59,349
Referee: Martin Atkinson
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Ipswich Town (2) 2–2 Portsmouth (4) Ipswich
15:00 GMT Oar   53'
Fraser   88'
Report Bennett   55'
Chaplin   86'
Stadium: Portman Road
Attendance: 17,020
Referee: David Coote
19 January 2016 (2016-01-19) Replay Portsmouth (4) 2–1Ipswich Town (2)Portsmouth
19:45 GMT Roberts   32' (pen.)
McNulty   37'
Report Maitland-Niles   60' Stadium: Fratton Park
Attendance: 15,179
Referee: Andy Woolmer
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Birmingham City (2)1–2 AFC Bournemouth (1) Birmingham
15:00 GMT Morrison   40' Report Tomlin   44' (pen.)
Murray   85'
Stadium: St. Andrew's
Attendance: 13,140
Referee: Mike Jones
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Sheffield Wednesday (2) 2–1Fulham (2)Sheffield
15:00 GMT Bannan   42'
Nuhiu   73'
Report Dembélé   43' Stadium: Hillsborough Stadium
Attendance: 15,244
Referee: Gavin Ward
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Brentford (2)0–1 Walsall (3) London
15:00 GMT Report Mantom   34' Stadium: Griffin Park
Attendance: 7,950
Referee: Andy Davies
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Bury (3) 0–0 Bradford City (3) Bury
15:00 GMT Report Stadium: Gigg Lane
Attendance: 6,962
Referee: Rob Lewis
19 January 2016 (2016-01-19) ReplayBradford City (3)0–0 (a.e.t.)
(2–4 p)
Bury (3) Bradford
19:45 GMT Report Stadium: Valley Parade
Attendance: 6,227
Referee: Geoff Eltringham
Penalties
McMahon  
Davies  
Evans  
Cole  
  Tutte
  Lowe
  Clarke
  Mellis
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Everton (1) 2–0Dagenham & Redbridge (4)Liverpool
15:00 GMT Koné   32'
Mirallas   85' (pen.)
Report Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 30,918
Referee: Paul Tierney
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Southampton (1)1–2 Crystal Palace (1) Southampton
15:00 GMT Romeu   51' Report Ward   29'
Zaha   68'
Stadium: St Mary's Stadium
Attendance: 30,763
Referee: Lee Mason
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Eastleigh (5) 1–1 Bolton Wanderers (2) Eastleigh
15:00 GMT Dervite   51' (o.g.) Report Pratley   87' Stadium: Ten Acres
Attendance: 5,250
Referee: Iain Williamson
19 January 2016 (2016-01-19) Replay Bolton Wanderers (2) 3–2Eastleigh (5)Bolton
20:00 GMT Madine   39'
Moxey   43'
Pratley   58'
Report Partington   11'
Mohamed   45+2'
Stadium: Macron Stadium
Attendance: 8,287
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Nottingham Forest (2) 1–0Queens Park Rangers (2)West Bridgford
15:00 GMT Ward   24' Report Stadium: City Ground
Attendance: 14,197
Referee: Oliver Langford
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Doncaster Rovers (3)1–2 Stoke City (1) Doncaster
15:00 GMT Tyson   25' Report Crouch   15'
Walters   57'
Stadium: Keepmoat Stadium
Attendance: 13,299
Referee: Keith Stroud
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Leeds United (2) 2–0Rotherham United (2)Leeds
15:00 GMT Carayol   45'
Doukara   90'
Report Stadium: Elland Road
Attendance: 16,039
Referee: Andy Woolmer
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Huddersfield Town (2) 2–2 Reading (2) Huddersfield
15:00 GMT Paterson   57'
Wells   90+2' (pen.)
Report Vydra   71'
Robson-Kanu   87'
Stadium: John Smith's Stadium
Attendance: 9,236
Referee: Jeremy Simpson
19 January 2016 (2016-01-19) Replay Reading (2) 5–2Huddersfield Town (2)Reading
20:00 GMT Piazon   29'
Vydra   57'61'90'
Fernández   90+3'
Report Paterson   8'
Smith   15'
Stadium: Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 8,119
Referee: Oliver Langford
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Middlesbrough (2)1–2 Burnley (2) Middlesbrough
15:00 GMT Fabbrini   36' Report Hennings   45'
Ward   71'
Stadium: Riverside Stadium
Attendance: 18,286
Referee: Simon Hooper
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Norwich City (1)0–3 Manchester City (1) Norwich
15:00 GMT Report Agüero   16'
Iheanacho   31'
De Bruyne   78'
Stadium: Carrow Road
Attendance: 24,507
Referee: Mike Dean
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Hull City (2) 1–0Brighton & Hove Albion (2)Kingston upon Hull
15:00 GMT Snodgrass   41' (pen.) Report Stadium: KC Stadium
Attendance: 10,706
Referee: Geoff Eltringham
9 January 2016 (2016-01-09) Manchester United (1) 1–0Sheffield United (3)Old Trafford, Greater Manchester
17:30 GMT Rooney   90+3' (pen.) Report Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 74,284
Referee: Jonathan Moss
10 January 2016 (2016-01-10) Oxford United (4) 3–2Swansea City (1)Oxford
12:00 GMT Sercombe   45' (pen.)
Roofe   49'59'
Report Montero   23'
Gomis   66'
Stadium: Kassam Stadium
Attendance: 11,673
Referee: Kevin Friend
10 January 2016 (2016-01-10) Carlisle United (4) 2–2 Yeovil Town (4) Blackpool
14:00 GMT Grainger   25'
Ellis   76'
Report Zoko   71'
Jeffers   90+3'
Stadium: Bloomfield Road[20]
Attendance: 3,357
Referee: Andrew Madley
19 January 2016 (2016-01-19) ReplayYeovil Town (4)1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–5 p)
Carlisle United (4) Yeovil
19:45 GMT Compton   31' Report Sweeney   77' Stadium: Huish Park
Attendance: 4,114
Referee: Tim Robinson
Penalties
Dickson  
Jeffers  
Tozer  
Dawson  
Dolan  
  Kennedy
  Sweeney
  Wyke
  Ibehre
  Ellis
10 January 2016 (2016-01-10) Chelsea (1) 2–0Scunthorpe United (3)London
14:00 GMT Costa   13'
Loftus-Cheek   68'
Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,625
Referee: Craig Pawson
10 January 2016 (2016-01-10) Tottenham Hotspur (1) 2–2 Leicester City (1) London
16:00 GMT Eriksen   8'
Kane   89' (pen.)
Report Wasilewski   19'
Okazaki   48'
Stadium: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 35,805
Referee: Robert Madley
20 January 2016 (2016-01-20) ReplayLeicester City (1)0–2 Tottenham Hotspur (1) Leicester
19:45 GMT Report Son   39'
Chadli   66'
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 30,006
Referee: Anthony Taylor
10 January 2016 (2016-01-10) Cardiff City (2)0–1 Shrewsbury Town (3) Cardiff
18:00 GMT Report Mangan   62' Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
Attendance: 4,782
Referee: Peter Bankes
18 January 2016 (2016-01-18)[note 1] Newport County (4)1–2 Blackburn Rovers (2) Newport
19:15 GMT Byrne   30' Report Marshall   8' (pen.)
Rhodes   75'
Stadium: Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,083
Referee: Charles Breakspear

Fourth Round ProperEdit

The draw for the fourth round proper was held on 11 January 2016.[23] The fourth round proper was played across the weekend of 30 January 2016.[2]

The three lowest ranked teams in this round were Oxford United, Portsmouth and Carlisle United, who competed in League Two (tier 4).

29 January 2016 (2016-01-29) Derby County (2)1–3 Manchester United (1) Derby
19:55 GMT Thorne   37' Report Rooney   16'
Blind   65'
Mata   83'
Stadium: Pride Park Stadium
Attendance: 31,134
Referee: Anthony Taylor
30 January 2016 (2016-01-30) Colchester United (3)1–4 Tottenham Hotspur (1) Colchester
12:45 GMT Davies   80' (o.g.) Report Chadli   27'78'
Dier   64'
Carroll   82'
Stadium: Colchester Community Stadium
Attendance: 9,920
Referee: Michael Oliver
30 January 2016 (2016-01-30) West Bromwich Albion (1) 2–2 Peterborough United (3) West Bromwich
15:00 GMT Berahino   14'84' Report Coulthirst   79'
Taylor   86'
Stadium: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 22,517
Referee: Kevin Friend
10 February 2016 (2016-02-10) ReplayPeterborough United (3)1–1 (a.e.t.)
(3–4 p)
West Bromwich Albion (1) Peterborough
19:45 GMT Taylor   55' Report Fletcher   71' Stadium: London Road Stadium
Attendance: 10,632
Referee: Mike Jones
Penalties
Bostwick  
Maddison  
Samuelsen  
Fox  
Angol  
  Pocognoli
  Berahino
  Gardner
  Fletcher
  Chester
30 January 2016 (2016-01-30) Bolton Wanderers (2)1–2 Leeds United (2) Bolton
15:00 GMT Pratley   80' Report Doukara   8'
Diagouraga   39'
Stadium: Macron Stadium
Attendance: 17,336
Referee: Andre Marriner
30 January 2016 (2016-01-30) Arsenal (1) 2–1Burnley (2)London
15:00 GMT Chambers   19'
Sánchez   53'
Report Vokes   30' Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 59,932
Referee: Roger East
30 January 2016 (2016-01-30) Reading (2) 4–0Walsall (3)Reading
15:00 GMT Robson-Kanu   37'
Vydra   40'89'
Williams   75'
Report Stadium: Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 13,367
Referee: Peter Bankes
30 January 2016 (2016-01-30) Aston Villa (1)0–4 Manchester City (1) Birmingham
15:00 GMT Report Iheanacho   4'24' (pen.)74'
Sterling   76'
Stadium: Villa Park
Attendance: 23,636
Referee: Mike Jones
30 January 2016 (2016-01-30) Shrewsbury Town (3) 3–2Sheffield Wednesday (2)Shrewsbury
15:00 GMT Akpa Akpro   56'
Whalley   87'
Grimmer   90+7'
Report McGugan   19'76' Stadium: New Meadow
Attendance: 5,699
Referee: Paul Tierney
30 January 2016 (2016-01-30) Nottingham Forest (2)0–1 Watford (1) West Bridgford
15:00 GMT Report Ighalo   89' Stadium: City Ground
Attendance: 24,703
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
30 January 2016 (2016-01-30) Crystal Palace (1) 1–0Stoke City (1)London
15:00 GMT Zaha   17' Report Stadium: Selhurst Park
Attendance: 17,062
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
30 January 2016 (2016-01-30) Oxford United (4)0–3 Blackburn Rovers (2) Oxford
15:00 GMT Report Marshall   36' (pen.)76'
Watt   45+2'
Stadium: Kassam Stadium
Attendance: 11,647
Referee: Andy Davies
30 January 2016 (2016-01-30) Portsmouth (4)1–2 AFC Bournemouth (1) Portsmouth
15:00 GMT Roberts   43' Report King   71'
Pugh   83'
Stadium: Fratton Park
Attendance: 18,901
Referee: Mike Dean
30 January 2016 (2016-01-30) Bury (3)1–3 Hull City (2) Bury
15:00 GMT Jones   86' Report Akpom   14'57' (pen.)69' Stadium: Gigg Lane
Attendance: 7,064
Referee: Darren Bond
30 January 2016 (2016-01-30) Liverpool (1) 0–0 West Ham United (1) Liverpool
17:30 GMT Report Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 44,006
Referee: Martin Atkinson
9 February 2016 (2016-02-09) Replay West Ham United (1) 2–1 (a.e.t.)Liverpool (1)London
19:45 GMT Antonio   45'
Ogbonna   120+1'
Report Coutinho   48' Stadium: Boleyn Ground
Attendance: 34,433
Referee: Roger East
31 January 2016 (2016-01-31) Carlisle United (4)0–3 Everton (1) Carlisle
13:30 GMT Report Koné   2'
Lennon   14'
Barkley   65'
Stadium: Brunton Park
Attendance: 17,101
Referee: Lee Mason
31 January 2016 (2016-01-31) Milton Keynes Dons (2)1–5 Chelsea (1) Milton Keynes
16:00 GMT Potter   21' Report Oscar   15'32'44'
Hazard   55' (pen.)
Traoré   62'
Stadium: Stadium mk
Attendance: 28,172
Referee: Jonathan Moss

Fifth Round ProperEdit

The draw for the Fifth Round Proper was held on 31 January 2016.[24] The fifth round proper was played across the weekend of 20 February 2016.[2]

The lowest ranked club in this round was Shrewsbury Town, who competed in League One (tier 3).

20 February 2016 (2016-02-20) Arsenal (1) 0–0 Hull City (2) London
12:45 GMT Report Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 59,830
Referee: Mike Dean
8 March 2016 (2016-03-08) ReplayHull City (2)0–4 Arsenal (1) Kingston upon Hull
19:00 GMT Report Giroud   41'71'
Walcott   77'89'
Stadium: KC Stadium
Attendance: 20,993
Referee: Mike Jones
20 February 2016 (2016-02-20) Reading (2) 3–1West Bromwich Albion (1)Reading
15:00 GMT McShane   59'
Hector   72'
Piazon   90+4'
Report Fletcher   54' Stadium: Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 19,566
Referee: Anthony Taylor
20 February 2016 (2016-02-20) Watford (1) 1–0Leeds United (2)Watford
15:00 GMT Wootton   53' (o.g.) Report Stadium: Vicarage Road
Attendance: 18,336
Referee: Michael Oliver
20 February 2016 (2016-02-20) AFC Bournemouth (1)0–2 Everton (1) Bournemouth
17:15 GMT Report Barkley   55'
Lukaku   76'
Stadium: Dean Court
Attendance: 11,404
Referee: Martin Atkinson
21 February 2016 (2016-02-21) Blackburn Rovers (2)1–5 West Ham United (1) Blackburn
14:00 GMT Marshall   20' Report Moses   26'
Payet   36'90+2'
Emenike   64'85'
Stadium: Ewood Park
Attendance: 18,793
Referee: Jonathan Moss
21 February 2016 (2016-02-21) Tottenham Hotspur (1)0–1 Crystal Palace (1) London
15:00 GMT Report Kelly   45+1' Stadium: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 35,547
Referee: Craig Pawson
21 February 2016 (2016-02-21) Chelsea (1) 5–1Manchester City (1)London
16:00 GMT Costa   35'
Willian   48'
Cahill   53'
Hazard   67'
Traoré   89'
Report Faupala   37' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,594
Referee: Andre Marriner
22 February 2016 (2016-02-22) Shrewsbury Town (3)0–3 Manchester United (1) Shrewsbury
19:45 GMT Report Smalling   37'
Mata   45'
Lingard   61'
Stadium: New Meadow
Attendance: 9,370
Referee: Robert Madley

Sixth Round ProperEdit

The draw for the Sixth Round Proper was held on 21 February 2016.[25] The sixth round proper was played across the weekend of 12 March 2016.[2] This marked the final year where the sixth round would go into a replay if teams were tied.

The lowest ranked club remaining in this round was Reading, who competed in the League Championship (tier 2).

11 March 2016 (2016-03-11) Reading (2)0–2 Crystal Palace (1) Reading
19:55 GMT Report Cabaye   86' (pen.)
Campbell   90+4'
Stadium: Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 23,110
Referee: Mike Dean
12 March 2016 (2016-03-12) Everton (1) 2–0Chelsea (1)Liverpool
17:30 GMT Lukaku   77'82' Report Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 37,283
Referee: Michael Oliver
13 March 2016 (2016-03-13) Arsenal (1)1–2 Watford (1) London
13:30 GMT Welbeck   88' Report Ighalo   50'
Guedioura   63'
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 58,436
Referee: Andre Marriner
13 March 2016 (2016-03-13) Manchester United (1) 1–1 West Ham United (1) Old Trafford, Greater Manchester
16:00 GMT Martial   83' Report Payet   68' Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 74,298
Referee: Martin Atkinson
13 April 2016 (2016-04-13) ReplayWest Ham United (1)1–2 Manchester United (1) London
19:00 BST Tomkins   79' Report Rashford   54'
Fellaini   67'
Stadium: Boleyn Ground
Attendance: 33,505
Referee: Roger East

Semi-finalsEdit

The draw for the semi-finals was held on 14 March 2016.[26] The semi-finals were played on 23 and 24 April 2016.[2]

Everton (1)1–2Manchester United (1)
Smalling   75' (o.g.) Report Fellaini   34'
Martial   90+3'
Attendance: 86,064

Crystal Palace (1)2–1Watford (1)
Bolasie   6'
Wickham   61'
Report Deeney   55'
Attendance: 79,110
Referee: Craig Pawson

FinalEdit

The final took place on 21 May 2016 at Wembley Stadium.[2]

Crystal Palace (1)1–2 (a.e.t.)Manchester United (1)
Puncheon   78' Report Mata   81'
Lingard   110'
Attendance: 88,619

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[27]
1   Matěj Vydra Reading 6
2   Macauley Bonne Colchester United 4
  Kelechi Iheanacho Manchester City
  Ben Marshall Blackburn Rovers
  Conor Washington Peterborough United

Broadcasting rightsEdit

The domestic broadcasting rights for the competition were held by the BBC and subscription channel BT Sport. The BBC held the rights since 2014–15, while BT Sport since 2013–14. The FA Cup Final was required to be broadcast live on UK terrestrial television under the Ofcom code of protected sporting events.[28]

The following matches were broadcast live on UK television:

Round BT Sport BBC
First Round Proper[29][30] Didcot Town v Exeter City
F.C. United of Manchester v Chesterfield
Bradford City v Aldershot Town (Replay)
Maidenhead United v Port Vale (Replay)
Salford City v Notts County
Second Round Proper[31][32] Rochdale v Bury
Grimsby Town v Shrewsbury Town
Hartlepool United v Salford City (Replay)
Whitehawk v Dagenham & Redbridge (Replay)
Salford City v Hartlepool United
Third Round Proper[33][34] Wycombe Wanderers v Aston Villa
Manchester United v Sheffield United
Chelsea v Scunthorpe United
Bristol City v West Bromwich Albion (Replay)
Liverpool v Exeter City (Replay)
Exeter City v Liverpool
Oxford United v Swansea City (BBC Wales)
Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City
Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur (Replay)
Fourth Round Proper[35][36] Colchester United v Tottenham Hotspur
Liverpool v West Ham United
Carlisle United v Everton
West Ham United v Liverpool (Replay)
Derby County v Manchester United
Milton Keynes Dons v Chelsea
Peterborough United v West Bromwich Albion (Replay)
Fifth Round Proper[37][38] Arsenal v Hull City
Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United
Shrewsbury Town v Manchester United
Hull City v Arsenal (Replay)
AFC Bournemouth v Everton
Chelsea v Manchester City
Sixth Round Proper[39][40] Arsenal v Watford
Manchester United v West Ham United
Reading v Crystal Palace
Everton v Chelsea
West Ham United v Manchester United (Replay)
Semi-Finals[41] Crystal Palace v Watford Everton v Manchester United
Final Crystal Palace v Manchester United

Welsh language channel S4C broadcast the third round match between Cardiff City and Shrewsbury Town,[42] and also broadcast the rescheduled third round match between Newport County and Blackburn Rovers.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The match on 9 January 2016 between Newport County and Blackburn Rovers was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.[21] The match was later rearranged for 18 January 2016.[22]

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