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FA Cup 2017-18 fixtures and schedule

Jon Wilde 9 Oct 2017
  • The 2017-18 FA Cup runs from August 5 to May 19
  • Get all the fixture details and schedule dates here
The FA Cup trophy on display outside Anfield (credit: Getty Images)

Arsenal are the most successful club in FA Cup history and will aim to lift the trophy for a fourth time in five seasons in 2017-18, with the final scheduled for May 19.

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The Gunners regained the outright record for the highest number of FA Cup victories in 2016-17, taking their total to 13 when they won 2-1 against Premier League champions Chelsea in the final at Wembley Stadium.

Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal an early lead and after Diego Costa had equalised, Aaron Ramsey put Arsene Wenger’s side back in front virtually straight from the kick-off as the Welsh midfielder netted the FA Cup winning goal for the second time in three years.

Ramsey had also scored the clincher in extra time against Hull City in 2014, while Sanchez made it two FA Cup Final goals in as many appearances after notching his team’s second in their 4-0 rout of Aston Villa in 2015.

Wenger, who in the summer signed a two-year contract extension to remain in charge of Arsenal, is now the most successful FA Cup manager in history with his seven triumphs putting him one ahead of Aston Villa’s George Ramsay (1887-1920).

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger holds the FA Cup trophy (Getty Images)
As winners of the 2016-17 FA Cup, Arsenal collected £1.8million in prizemoney, with runners-up Chelsea receiving exactly half of that amount and the two losing semi-finalists, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, a quarter, i.e. £450,000 each.

The 2017-18 edition of the world’s oldest recognised football competition is the 137th in its illustrious history and began with the Extra Preliminary Round on Saturday August 5.

History could be made later in the competition because 2016-17 was the first season when quarter-final replays were scrapped to reduce fixture congestion, but extra time and penalties were not required as all four ties were settled in 90 minutes.

The biggest story of last season's FA Cup before the semi-finals was the progress of the non-League clubs and Arsenal saw off the last two of them, following up their 2-0 victory away to Sutton United with a 5-0 home triumph against Lincoln City - who became the first team from outside the top four divisions since 1914 to reach the quarter-finals when they won 1-0 away to Premier League club Burnley.

2017-18 FA Cup fixture schedule

October 14 - 4th qualifying round

Northern section draw

AFC Fylde v Wrexham
AFC Telford United v FC United of Manchester
Buxton v Gateshead
Chorley v Boston United
FC Halifax Town v Tranmere Rovers
Guiseley v Shildon
Harrogate Town v Gainsborough Trinity
Kidderminster Harriers v Chester
Nantwich Town v Kettering Town
Scarborough Athletic v Hyde United
Shaw Lane v Barrow
Solihull Moors v Ossett Town
South Shields v Hartlepool United
Stourbridge v Macclesfield Town

Southern section draw

Aldershot Town v Torquay United
Bath City v Chelmsford City
Brackley Town v Billericay Town
Burgess Hill Town v Dartford
Dagenham & Redbridge v Leyton Orient
Dover Athletic v Bromley
Eastleigh v Hereford
East Thurrock United v Ebbsfleet United
Hampton & Richmond v Truro City
Haringey Borough v Heybridge Swifts
Maidenhead United v Havant & Waterlooville
Maidstone United v Enfield Town
Margate v Leatherhead
Oxford City v Bognor Regis Town
Paulton Rovers v Sutton United
Slough Town v Folkestone Invicta
St Albans City v Boreham Wood
Woking v Concord Rangers

November 4 - 1st round
December 2 - 2nd round
January 6 - 3rd round
January 27 - 4th round
February 17 - 5th round
March 17 - Quarter-finals
April 21-22 - Semi-finals
May 19 - Final

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