City v Rovers. Past FA Cup meetings

Last updated : 06 January 2005 By Michael Morris
1927 Bluebirds
FA Cup winners
Cardiff beat Blackburn in the semi final of the FA Cup in 1925. The match was played at Nott's County's ground and the Bluebirds won 3 - 1. The final ended in disappointment for City though with a 0 - 1 defeat against Sheffield Utd. During that cup run City beat Darlington in round 3 after a second replay which was played at Anfield. In round 4 City beat Fulham at Ninian Park and then in round 5 there was victory away against Notts County. City beat Leicester at Ninian Park in round 6 to earn the match against Blackburn in the semi final.

Of course 2 years later in 1927 City managed to go one better and actually win the FA Cup. Blackburn themsleves then won the last of their 6 FA Cups in 1928. Previously they had won the Cup 5 times in 8 seasons between 1884 and 1891. Their last major success was the League Cup in 2002 when current boss Mark Hughes played in a 2 - 1 win over Spurs at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

The last time the teams me in the FA Cup was in the 1957 / 58 season. The teams were drawn together for a 5th round tie at Ninian Park. That match finished 0 - 0 so 5 days later on Thursday 20th February 1958 City went to Ewood Park but lost 2 - 1.

That was the last FA Cup meeting, in the league the teams have not met since April 1985 when Blackburn won 2 - 1 at Ninian Park to complete a league double.

Cardiff City v Blackburn Rovers.
Saturday 8th January 2005.