FA Cup
FIFA Region
UEFA
Season
2020-2021
Location
England
Abbreviation
ENGCUP1

Summary

The 2020-2021 English FA Cup (ENGCUP1) is the most prestigious football club tournament in England. The 2020-2021 ENGCUP1 is a "Knockout" tournament. The Final will be held on 23 May 2020 at Wembley Stadium. The winner of the 2020-2021 ENGCUP1 receives a berth in the Group Stage of the 2021-2022 UEFA Europa League. Arsenal (ENG1) is the defending ENGCUP1 champion.

In each of the first 5 rounds, if a match ends in a tie, the two teams have a replay at the home field of the first match's away team. If the match is still tied after regulation time, two 15-minute extra time periods are played. If still tied after extra time, a penalty shoot-out is held.

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Leagues Pyramid - England

Abbrev League # Teams
ENG1 Barclay's Premier League 20
ENG2 Championship 24
ENG3 League One 24
ENG4 League Two 24
ENG5 Conference 24

Competition Structure

Stage# TeamsNew Teams Entering
This Round
Teams From
Previous Round
Format
Extra Preliminary Round368368 teams from Levels 8-10 in English football pyramidNone184 Knockout matches (extra time/penalty shoot-out if required)
Preliminary Round320136 teams from Levels 7-8 in English football pyramid184 winners from Extra Preliminary Round160 Knockout matches (extra time/penalty shoot-out if required)
1st Qualifying Round23474 teams from Level 7 in English football pyramid160 winners from Preliminary Round117 Knockout matches (extra time/penalty shoot-out if required)
2nd Qualifying Round16043 teams from Level 6 in English football pyramid117 winners from 1st Qualifying Round80 Knockout matches (extra time/penalty shoot-out if required)
3rd Qualifying Round80None80 winners from 2nd Qualifying Round40 Knockout matches (extra time/penalty shoot-out if required)
4th Qualifying Round6323 teams from Level 5 in English football pyramid40 winners from 3rd Qualifying Round31 Knockout matches (extra time/penalty shoot-out if required), 1 team received a bye
1st Round8024 ENG3 teams, 24 ENG4 teams31 winners from 4th Round Qualifying, 1 team with a bye from the 4th Qualifying Round40 Knockout matches
2nd Round40None40 winners from 1st Round/1st Round Replays20 Knockout matches
3rd Round6420 ENG1 teams, 24 ENG2 teams20 winners from 2nd Round/2nd Round Replays32 Knockout matches
4th Round32None32 winners from 3rd Round/3rd Round Replays16 Knockout matches
5th Round16None16 winners from 4th Round/4th Round Replays8 Knockout matches
Quarterfinals8None8 winners from 5th Round/5th Round Replay4 Knockout matches
Semifinals4None4 winners from Quarterfinals2 Knockout matches
Final2None2 winners from Semifinals1 Knockout match played at a neutral site

4th Round

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Fri - 22 Jan 2021
 Chorley FC (ENG) 01 Wolverhampton (ENG1)Victory Park (Chorley)
Sat - 23 Jan 2021
 Southampton (ENG1) 10 Arsenal (ENG1)St Mary's Stadium
 Brighton & Hove (ENG1) 21 Blackpool (ENG3)The Amex
 Sheffield United (ENG1) 21 Plymouth Argyle (ENG3)Bramall Lane
 West Ham United (ENG1) 40 Doncaster Rovers (ENG3)London Stadium
 Swansea City (ENG2) 51 Nottingham Forest (ENG2)Liberty Stadium
 Barnsley FC (ENG2) 10 Norwich City (ENG2)Oakwell
 Millwall (ENG2) 03 Bristol City (ENG2)The Den
 Cheltenham Town FC (ENG4) 13 Manchester City (ENG1)Jonny-Rocks Stadium
Sun - 24 Jan 2021
 Chelsea (ENG1) 31 Luton Town FC (ENG2)Stamford Bridge
 Fulham (ENG1) 03 Burnley FC (ENG1)Craven Cottage
 Brentford FC (ENG2) 13 Leicester City (ENG1)Brentford Community Stadium
 Manchester United (ENG1) 32 Liverpool (ENG1)Old Trafford
 Everton (ENG1) 30 Sheffield Wednesday (ENG2)Goodison Park
Mon - 25 Jan 2021
 Wycombe Wanderers (ENG2) 14 Tottenham (ENG1)Adams Park
Tue - 26 Jan 2021
 AFC Bournemouth (ENG2) 21 Crawley Town FC (ENG4)Vitality Stadium

3rd Round

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Fri - 8 Jan 2021
 Wolverhampton (ENG1) 10 Crystal Palace (ENG1)Molineux Stadium
 Aston Villa (ENG1) 14 Liverpool (ENG1)Villa Park
Sat - 9 Jan 2021
 Everton (ENG1) 21 Rotherham United (ENG2)Goodison Park
 Nottingham Forest (ENG2) 10 Cardiff (ENG2)The City Ground
 Boreham Wood FC (ENG5) 02 Millwall (ENG2)Meadow Park (Borehamwood)
 Luton Town FC (ENG2) 10 Reading (ENG2)Kenilworth Road
 Norwich City (ENG2) 20 Coventry City (ENG2)Carrow Road
 Chorley FC (ENG) 20 Derby County FC (ENG2)Victory Park (Chorley)
 Oldham Athletic AFC (ENG4) 14 AFC Bournemouth (ENG2)Vitality Stadium
 Stevenage FC (ENG4) 02 Swansea City (ENG2)The Lamex Stadium
 Bristol Rovers (ENG3) 23 Sheffield United (ENG1)Memorial Stadium (Bristol)
 Blackburn (ENG2) 01 Doncaster Rovers (ENG3)Ewood Park
 Stoke City (ENG2) 04 Leicester City (ENG1)bet365 Stadium
 Wycombe Wanderers (ENG2) 41 Preston North End (ENG2)Adams Park
 Burnley FC (ENG1) 11 Milton Keynes Dons (ENG3)Turf Moor
 Burnley FC advances on PKs (4-3) 
 Queens Park Rangers (ENG2) 02 Fulham (ENG1)Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium
 Exeter City FC (ENG4) 02 Sheffield Wednesday (ENG2)St James' Park (Exeter)
 Blackpool (ENG3) 22 West Bromwich Albion (ENG1)Bloomfield Road
 Blackpool advances on PKs (3-2) 
 Arsenal (ENG1) 20 Newcastle United (ENG1)Emirates Stadium
 Huddersfield Town (ENG2) 23 Plymouth Argyle (ENG3)John Smith's Stadium
 Brentford FC (ENG2) 21 Middlesbrough FC (ENG2)Brentford Community Stadium
 Manchester United (ENG1) 10 Watford (ENG2)Old Trafford
Sun - 10 Jan 2021
 Barnsley FC (ENG2) 20 Tranmere Rovers (ENG4)Oakwell
 Crawley Town FC (ENG4) 30 Leeds United (ENG1)The People's Pension Stadium
 Bristol City (ENG2) 21 Portsmouth (ENG3)Ashton Gate Stadium
 Manchester City (ENG1) 30 Birmingham City (ENG2)Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
 Chelsea (ENG1) 40 Morecambe (ENG4)Stamford Bridge
 Cheltenham Town FC (ENG4) 21 Mansfield Town (ENG4)Jonny-Rocks Stadium
 Marine FC (ENG) 05 Tottenham (ENG1)The Marine Travel Arena
 Newport County AFC (ENG4) 11 Brighton & Hove (ENG1)Rodney Parade
 Brighton & Hove advances on PKs (4-3) 
Mon - 11 Jan 2021
 Stockport County FC (ENG5) 01 West Ham United (ENG1)Edgeley Park
Tue - 19 Jan 2021
 Southampton (ENG1) 20 Shrewsbury Town FC (ENG3)St Mary's Stadium

2nd Round

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Fri - 27 Nov 2020
 Tranmere Rovers (ENG4) 10 Brackley Town FC (ENG)Prenton Park
Sat - 28 Nov 2020
 Morecambe (ENG4) 42 Solihull Moors FC (ENG5)Globe Arena
 Newport County AFC (ENG4) 30 Salford City FC (ENG4)Rodney Parade
 Gillingham FC (ENG3) 23 Exeter City FC (ENG4)Priestfield Stadium
 Harrogate Town FC (ENG4) 04 Blackpool (ENG3)CNG Stadium
 Plymouth Argyle (ENG3) 20 Lincoln City FC (ENG3)Home Park (Plymouth)
 Portsmouth (ENG3) 61 King's Lynn Town (ENG5)Fratton Park
 Cheltenham Town FC (ENG4) 21 Crewe Alexandra (ENG3)Jonny-Rocks Stadium
 Bradford City (ENG4) 12 Oldham Athletic AFC (ENG4)The Utilita Energy Stadium
 Peterborough United (ENG3) 12 Chorley FC (ENG)Weston Homes Stadium
Sun - 29 Nov 2020
 Stevenage FC (ENG4) 11 Hull City (ENG3)The Lamex Stadium
 Stevenage FC advances on PKs (6-5) 
 Stockport County FC (ENG5) 32 Yeovil Town FC (ENG5)Edgeley Park
 Shrewsbury Town FC (ENG3) 10 Oxford City FC (ENG)Montgomery Waters Meadow
 Mansfield Town (ENG4) 21 Dagenham Redbridge (ENG5)One Call Stadium
 Carlisle United (ENG4) 12 Doncaster Rovers (ENG3)Brunton Park
 Barnet FC (ENG5) 01 Milton Keynes Dons (ENG3)The Hive
 Bristol Rovers (ENG3) 60 Darlington 1883 FC (ENG)Memorial Stadium (Bristol)
 AFC Wimbledon (ENG3) 12 Crawley Town FC (ENG4)Kingsmeadow
 Marine FC (ENG) 10 Havant & Waterlooville (ENG)The Marine Travel Arena
Mon - 30 Nov 2020
 Canvey Island FC (ENG) 03 Boreham Wood FC (ENG5)The Frost Hire Stadium

1st Round

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Fri - 6 Nov 2020
 Harrogate Town FC (ENG4) 41 Skelmersdale United FC (ENG)CNG Stadium
Sat - 7 Nov 2020
 Tonbridge Angels FC (ENG) 07 Bradford City (ENG4)Longmead Stadium
 Exeter City FC (ENG4) 21 AFC Fylde (ENG)St James' Park (Exeter)
 Leyton Orient (ENG4) 12 Newport County AFC (ENG4)The Breyer Group Stadium
 Sunderland (ENG3) 01 Mansfield Town (ENG4)Stadium of Light
 Bolton (ENG4) 23 Crewe Alexandra (ENG3)University of Bolton Stadium
 Oxford United (ENG3) 12 Peterborough United (ENG3)Kassam Stadium
 Walsall FC (ENG4) 12 Bristol Rovers (ENG3)Bank's Stadium
 Rochdale AFC (ENG3) 12 Chesterfield FC (ENG5)Crown Oil Arena
 Swindon Town (ENG3) 12 Darlington 1883 FC (ENG)The County Ground
 Tranmere Rovers (ENG4) 21 Accrington Stanley FC (ENG3)Prenton Park
 Bromley FC (ENG5) 01 Yeovil Town FC (ENG5)Hayes Lane
 Cheltenham Town FC (ENG4) 31 South Shields FC (ENG)Jonny-Rocks Stadium
 Stevenage FC (ENG4) 22 Concord Rangers FC (ENG)The Lamex Stadium
 Stevenage FC advances on PKs (5-4) 
 Gillingham FC (ENG3) 32 Woking FC (ENG5)Priestfield Stadium
 Charlton Athletic (ENG3) 01 Plymouth Argyle (ENG3)The Valley
 Salford City FC (ENG4) 20 Hartlepool United FC (ENG5)The Peninsula Stadium
 Hull City (ENG3) 20 Fleetwood Town FC (ENG3)KCOM Stadium
 Colchester United FC (ENG4) 11 Marine FC (ENG)JobServe Community Stadium
 Marine FC advances on PKs (5-3) 
 Dagenham Redbridge (ENG5) 31 Grimsby Town FC (ENG4)Chigwell Construction Stadium
 Cambridge United FC (ENG4) 02 Shrewsbury Town FC (ENG3)Abbey Stadium
 Boreham Wood FC (ENG5) 33 Southend United FC (ENG4)Meadow Park (Borehamwood)
 Boreham Wood FC advances on PKs (4-3) 
 Ipswich Town (ENG3) 23 Portsmouth (ENG3)Portman Road
 Lincoln City FC (ENG3) 62 Forest Green Rovers (ENG4)LNER Stadium
 Banbury United FC (ENG) 12 Canvey Island FC (ENG)Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium
 Port Vale FC (ENG4) 01 King's Lynn Town (ENG5)Vale Park
 Brackley Town FC (ENG) 33 Bishops's Stortford FC (ENG)St James' Park (Brackley)
 Brackley Town FC advances on PKs (3-2) 
 FC United of Manchester (ENG) 15 Carlisle United (ENG4)Broadhurst Park
Sun - 8 Nov 2020
 Scunthorpe United FC (ENG4) 23 Solihull Moors FC (ENG5)Sands Venue Stadium
 Havant & Waterlooville (ENG) 10 Cray Valley PM FC (ENG)West Leigh Park
 Barnet FC (ENG5) 10 Burton Albion FC (ENG3)The Hive
 Wigan Athletic (ENG3) 23 Chorley FC (ENG)DW Stadium
 Maldon & Tiptree FC (ENG) 01 Morecambe (ENG4)Wallace Binder Stadium
 Torquay United (ENG5) 56 Crawley Town FC (ENG4)English Riviera
 Hayes & Yeading United (ENG) 22 Carlisle United (ENG4)The SKYex Community Stadium
 Carlisle United advances on PKs (4-3) 
 Eastleigh FC (ENG5) 00 Milton Keynes Dons (ENG3)Ten Acres
 Milton Keynes Dons advances on PKs (4-3) 
 Hampton & Richmond (ENG) 23 Oldham Athletic AFC (ENG4)Beveree Stadium
 Eastbourne Borough FC (ENG) 03 Blackpool (ENG3)Priory Lane Stadium
Mon - 9 Nov 2020
 Oxford City FC (ENG) 21 Northampton Town FC (ENG3)Court Place Farm Stadium
Thu - 26 Nov 2020
 Barrow AFC (ENG4) 00 AFC Wimbledon (ENG3)Progression Solicitors Stadium
 AFC Wimbledon advances on PKs (4-2)