- Aug 21, 2016
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Plus a replay doesn’t guarantee a win result
That's true, but it makes penalties less likely.
I checked the list of FA Cup Finals. There have been 14 over the years that went to a replay. Only 3 of the replays required extra time, with all decided within that time. The last FA Cup final replay was 1993 Arsenal v Sheff Wed. If it wasn't for a last minute Arsenal goal in extra time it would have been the first ever FA Cup final penalty shoot-out. After that, the rule was changed so that drawn finals after extra time would go to penalties without a replay.
1991–92 was the first FA Cup competition to use penalties to decide earlier rounds still tied after extra time in a replayed match. So you got the slightly odd situation where Liverpool progressed through the 4th and 5th round on replays, then the semi-final after a replay and penalties, but if the final was a draw it would not have gone to a replay.
Sorry, I digress...