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Manchester City v Manchester United - Emirates FA Cup Final

The 2024 FA Cup final proved there’s still magic in the old boy yet.

The FA’s illustrious domestic cup competition has grown synonymous with giant-killings over the years, although some had grown sceptical as to whether the strength of English football’s elite had almost completely shunned the chances of minnows to upset the big dogs.

But then Manchester United toppled Manchester City at Wembley to get their hands on the trophy. The FA Cup is alive and well.

Teams from all corners of the pyramid will once again lace up with hopes of being this season’s heart-warming story. The competition continues to throw up plenty of shocks and over 700 clubs will have the chance to get their story told in 2024/25.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2024/25 FA Cup.

The draw for the extra preliminary and preliminary rounds will be made in July.

Round

Date

Extra preliminary round

Saturday 3 August 2024

Preliminary round

Saturday 14 August 2024

First round qualifying

Saturday 31 September 2024

Second round qualifying

Saturday 14 September 2024

Third round qualifying

Saturday 28 September 2024

Fourth round qualifying

Saturday 14 October 2024

First round

Saturday 2 November 2024

Second round

Saturday 30 November 2024

Third round

Saturday 11 January 2025

Fourth round

Saturday 8 February 2025

Fifth round

Saturday 1 March 2025

Quarter-finals

Saturday 29 March 2025

Semi-finals

Saturday 26 April 2025

Final

Saturday 17 May 2025

The 2025 FA Cup final has been pencilled in for 17 May – a week before the 2024/25 Premier League season concludes.

As has been the case since its opening, Wembley Stadium will play host to the FA Cup final in 2025.

Manchester City v Manchester United - Emirates FA Cup Final

Man Utd stunned Man City in the 2024 FA Cup final / Gaspafotos/MB Media/GettyImages

Man City were the heavy favourites to retain the cup having secured their fourth-straight Premier League title last season, but they were stunned in the final by local rivals Man Utd in a repeat of the 2023 showpiece.

Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo, two leading lights of United’s next generation, set the Red Devils on their way to an upset 2-1 victory.

Man Utd’s success in 2024 was their 13th FA Cup victory, but Arsenal’s modern-day proficiency in this competition means United trail the Gunners at the top of the FA Cup table.

Arsenal have lifted the trophy four times since 2014 and were last successful under Mikel Arteta in 2020. The Red Devils had led the way after winning the competition five times under Sir Alex Ferguson’s watch, but their victory in 2024 was their first triumph…

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