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FA Cup Final Scores


Manchester City’s 0-1 loss to Wigan Athletic in yesterday’s FA Cup Final means that of the 10 finals they have been in, 5 or 50% have ended 1-0.

That is a higher proportion of 1-0s than for any other club that has reached 9 or more FA Cup finals.

Manchester City’s 10 FA Cup Finals:

Year Winners   Finalists Score
1904 Manchester City v Bolton Wanderers 1-0
1926 Bolton Wanderers v Manchester City 1-0
1933 Everton v Manchester City 3-0
1955 Newcastle United v Manchester City 3-1
1956 Manchester City v Birmingham City 3-1
1934 Manchester City v Portsmouth 2-1
1969 Manchester City v Leicester City 1-0
1981 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City 1-1, 3-2
2011 Manchester City v Stoke City 1-0
2013 Wigan Athletic v Manchester City 1-0

Manchester United have been in 7 FA Cup Finals that finished 1-0 (including one replay, in 1990), but that is out of the 18 times they have reached the finals, so less than 50%:

Year Winners   Finalists Score
1909 Manchester United v Bristol City 1-0
1948 Manchester United v Blackpool 4-2
1957 Aston Villa v Manchester United 2-1
1958 Bolton Wanderers v Manchester United 2-0
1963 Manchester United v Leicester City 3-1
1976 Southampton v Manchester United 1-0
1977 Manchester United v Liverpool 2-1
1979 Arsenal v Manchester United 3-2
1983 Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion 2-2, 4-0
1985 Manchester United v Everton 1-0 aet
1990 Manchester United v Crystal Palace 3-3, 1-0
1994 Manchester United v Chelsea 4-0
1995 Everton v Manchester United 1-0
1996 Manchester United v Liverpool 1-0
1999 Manchester United v Newcastle United 2-0
2004 Manchester United v Millwall 3-0
2005 Arsenal v Manchester United 0-0  (5-4 on penalties)
2007 Chelsea v Manchester United 1-0

Arsenal’s 17 finals have also ended 1-0 on 7 occasions:

Year Winners Finalists Score
1927 Cardiff City v Arsenal 1-0
1930 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town 2-0
1932 Newcastle United v Arsenal 2-1
1936 Arsenal v Sheffield United 1-0
1950 Arsenal v Liverpool 2-0
1952 Newcastle United v Arsenal 1-0
1971 Arsenal v Liverpool 2-1
1972 Leeds United v Arsenal 1-0
1978 Ipswich Town v Arsenal 1-0
1979 Arsenal v Manchester United 3-2
1980 West Ham United v Arsenal 1-0
1993 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday 1-1, 2-1 aet
1998 Arsenal v Newcastle United 2-0
2001 Liverpool v Arsenal 2-1
2002 Arsenal v Chelsea 2-0
2003 Arsenal v Southampton 1-0
2005 Arsenal v Manchester United 0-0, (5-4 on penalties)

For the remaining clubs which have reached 9 or more FA Cup Finals,

Liverpool, 3 out of 14:

Year Winners   Finalists Score
1914 Burnley v Liverpool 1-0
1950 Arsenal v Liverpool 2-0
1965 Liverpool v Leeds United 2-1 aet
1971 Arsenal v Liverpool 2-1
1974 Liverpool v Newcastle United 3-0
1977 Manchester United v Liverpool 2-1
1986 Liverpool v Everton 3-1
1988 Wimbledon v Liverpool 1-0
1989 Liverpool v Everton 3-2 aet
1992 Liverpool v Sunderland 2-0
1996 Manchester United v Liverpool 1-0
2001 Liverpool v Arsenal 2-1
2006 Liverpool v West Ham Utd 3-3 (3-1 on penalties)
2012 Chelsea v Liverpool 2-1

Everton, 5 out of 13:

Year Winners   Finalists Score
1893 Wolverhampton Wand v Everton 1-0
1897 Aston Villa v Everton 3-2
1906 Everton v Newcastle United 1-0
1907 The Wednesday v Everton 2-1
1933 Everton v Manchester City 3-0
1966 Everton v Sheffield Wednesday 3-2
1968 West Bromwich Albion v Everton 1-0 aet
1984 Everton v Watford 2-0
1985 Manchester United v Everton 1-0 aet
1986 Liverpool v Everton 3-1
1989 Liverpool v Everton 3-2 aet
1995 Everton v Manchester United 1-0
2009 Chelsea v Everton 2-1

Newcastle United, 3 out of 13:

Year Winners Finalists Score
1905 Aston Villa v Newcastle United 2-0
1906 Everton v Newcastle United 1-0
1908 Wolverhampton Wand v Newcastle United 3-1
1910 Newcastle United v Barnsley 1-1, 2-0
1911 Bradford City v Newcastle United 0-0, 1-0
1924 Newcastle United v Aston Villa 2-0
1932 Newcastle United v Arsenal 2-1
1951 Newcastle United v Blackpool 2-0
1952 Newcastle United v Arsenal 1-0
1955 Newcastle United v Manchester City 3-1
1974 Liverpool v Newcastle United 3-0
1998 Arsenal v Newcastle United 2-0
1999 Manchester United v Newcastle United 2-0

Chelsea, 3 out of 11:

Year Winners   Finalists Score
1915 Sheffield United v Chelsea 3-0
1967 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea 2-1
1970 Chelsea v Leeds United 2-2, 2-1 aet
1994 Manchester United v Chelsea 4-0
1997 Chelsea v Middlesbrough 2-0
2000 Chelsea v Aston Villa 1-0
2002 Arsenal v Chelsea 2-0
2007 Chelsea v Manchester United 1-0
2009 Chelsea v Everton 2-1
2010 Chelsea v Portsmouth 1-0
2012 Chelsea v Liverpool 2-1

Aston Villa, 4 out of 10:

Year Winners   Finalists Score
1887 Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion 2-0
1892 West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa 3-0
1895 Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion 1-0
1897 Aston Villa v Everton 3-2
1905 Aston Villa v Newcastle United 2-0
1913 Aston Villa v Sunderland 1-0
1920 Aston Villa v Huddersfield Town 1-0 aet
1924 Newcastle United v Aston Villa 2-0
1957 Aston Villa v Manchester United 2-1
2000 Chelsea v Aston Villa 1-0

West Bromwich Albion, 3 out of 10:

Year Winners Finalists Score
1886 Blackburn Rovers v West Bromwich Albion 2-0 aet
1887 Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion 2-0
1888 West Bromwich Albion v Preston North End 2-1
1892 West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa 3-0
1895 Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion 1-0
1912 Barnsley v West Bromwich Albion 1-0
1931 West Bromwich Albion v Birmingham City 2-1
1935 Sheffield Wednesday v West Bromwich Albion 4-2
1954 West Bromwich Albion v Preston North End 3-2
1960 Wolverhampton Wand v Blackburn Rovers 3-0
1968 West Bromwich Albion v Everton 1-0 aet

Tottenham Hotspur, 2 out of 9:

Year Winners   Finalists Score
1901 Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield United 2-2, 3-1
1921 Tottenham Hotspur v Wolverhampton Wand 1-0
1961 Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City 2-0
1962 Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley 3-1
1967 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea 2-1
1981 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City 1-1, 3-2
1982 Tottenham Hotspur v Queen’s Park Rangers 1-1, 1-0
1987 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 aet
1991 Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest 2-1 aet
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