More than half a million through the turnstiles in The Cup

Monday 06 Jan 2014
More than 70,000 saw Swansea win at Old Trafford
More than 500,000 people attended games at this weekend’s FA Cup Third Round with Budweiser, while the average attendance hit a 34-year high.

With 29 of the 32 ties now played, the total attendance for the weekend’s fixtures was 548,907 –giving an average of 18,927 - the highest for this stage of the competition since the 1979/80 season.

The highest attendance was in Manchester, where 73,190 saw Swansea record their first ever win at Old Trafford thanks to Wilfried Bony’s last-minute winner.

FA Cup records

  • Record attendance: Bolton v West Ham, 28 April 1923 (126,047)
  • Highest home attendance: Man City v Stoke, 3 March 1934 (84,569)
  • Most times winner: Manchester United (11)
  • Player with most wins: Ashley Cole (7)
  • Biggest win: Preston North End 26-0 Hyde Utd, 15 October 1887


There were also impressive turnouts at the Emirates and Anfield, where 59,476 and 44,103 saw Arsenal and Liverpool win their respective ties.

There was a capacity crowd of 32,110 at Derby County, who lost out to Jose Mourinho’s star-studied Chelsea side. 

Meanwhile, Everton’s impressive 4-0 victory over QPR attracted 32,283 to Goodison Park, while 24,038 witnessed Sheffield United’s surprise win at Aston Villa.

By FA Staff