2015 FA Cup Final
Event 2014–15 FA Cup
Burton Albion won 8–7 on penalties
Date 30 May 2015
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Man of the Match Lucas Akins (Burton Albion)
Referee Jon Moss (South Yorkshire)
Attendance 89,283
Weather Scattered clouds
16 °C (61 °F)
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The 2015 FA Cup Final was the 134th final of the FA Cup, the world's oldest football cup competition. The match was contested by Burton Albion and Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium in London. The match was played on 30 May 2015 and was the final match of the competition. Burton Albion won the match 8–7 on penalties following a 2–2 draw, thus becoming the first team since West Ham in 1980 to win the cup and not be playing in the top division of English football.

Route to the FinalEdit

Burton AlbionEdit

Round Opposition Score
1st Barnsley (a) 5–3
2nd Chester (h) 8–2
3rd Middlesbrough (h) 2–0
4th Manchester City (a) 0–0
Manchester City (h) 2–0
5th Arsenal (a) 1–1
Arsenal (h) 1–0 (a.e.t.)
QF Manchester United (h) 1–1
Manchester United (a) 3–2 (a.e.t.)
SF Reading (n) 1–0 (a.e.t.)

(h) = Home venue; (a) = Away venue; (n) = Neutral venue.

Aston VillaEdit

Round Opposition Score
3rd Blackpool (h) 1–0
4th Bournemouth (h) 2–1
5th Leicester City (h) 2–1
QF West Bromwich Albion (h) 2–0
SF Liverpool (n) 2–1
Key:(h) = Home venue; (a) = Away venue; (n) = Neutal venue.


Burton Albion 2–2 (a.e.t.) Aston Villa
Akins 13px-Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Beavon 13px-Soccerball shade.svg 90+7'
Benteke 13px-Soccerball shade.svg 35'

Delph 13px-Soccerball shade.svg 90+1'

Akins 13px-Soccerball shad check.svg
Beavon 13px-Soccerball shad check.svg
McGurk 13px-Soccerball shad check.svg
El Khayati 13px-Soccerball shad check.svg
Weir 13px-Soccerball shad check.svg
Morris 13px-Soccerball shad check.svg
Mousinho 13px-Soccerball shad check.svg
McCrory 13px-Soccerball shad check.svg
8–7 13px-Soccerball shad check.svg Benteke
13px-Soccerball shad check.svg Agbonlahor
13px-Soccerball shad check.svg Grealish
13px-Soccerball shad check.svg Sánchez
13px-Soccerball shad check.svg Bacuna
13px-Soccerball shad check.svg Delph
13px-Soccerball shad check.svg Cleverley
13px-Soccerball shade cross.svg Vlaar
GK 1 23px-Flag of Scotland.svg Jon McLaughlin
RB 2 23px-Flag of England.svg Phil Edwards
CB 3 23px-Flag of Australia.svg Shane Cansdell-Sherriff
CB 4 23px-Flag of England.svg John Mousinho (c)
LB 14 23px-Flag of Ireland.svg Damien McCrory
CM 8 Northern Ireland Robbie Weir
CM 21 23px-Flag of England.svg Bryn Morris
RW 22 23px-Flag of Ireland.svg Darragh Lenihan
LW 11 23px-Flag of the Netherlands.svg Nasser El Khayati
CF 10 23px-Flag of England.svg Lucas Akins
CF 9 23px-Flag of England.svg Stuart Beavon
GK 16 23px-Flag of England.svg Dean Lyness
DF 5 23px-Flag of England.svg George Taft
DF 31 23px-Flag of the Netherlands.svg Kelvin Maynard
MF 7 23px-Flag of England.svg Lee Bell
MF 23 23px-Flag of England.svg Matt Palmer
MF 27 23px-Flag of England.svg Marcus Harness
FW 20 Northern Ireland Adam McGurk
23px-Flag of England.svg James Harrison
GK 31 23px-Flag of Ireland.svg Shay Given
RB 21 23px-Flag of Scotland.svg Alan Hutton
CB 4 23px-Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ron Vlaar
CB 5 Denmark Jores Okore
LB 18 23px-Flag of England.svg Kieran Richardson
DM 15 23px-Flag of England.svg Ashley Westwood
CM 8 23px-Flag of England.svg Tom Cleverley
CM 16 23px-Flag of England.svg Fabian Delph (c)
RW 28 France Charles N'Zogbia
LW 40 23px-Flag of Ireland.svg Jack Grealish
CF 20 Belgium Christian Benteke
GK 1 23px-Flag of the United States.svg Brad Guzan
DF 2 23px-Flag of England.svg Nathan Baker
DF 7 23px-Flag of the Netherlands.svg Leandro Bacuna
MF 9 23px-Flag of England.svg Scott Sinclair
MF 12 23px-Flag of England.svg Joe Cole
MF 24 23px-Flag of Colombia.svg Carlos Sánchez
FW 11 23px-Flag of England.svg Gabriel Agbonlahor
23px-Flag of England.svg Tim Sherwood

Man of the match

  • Lucas Akins (Burton Albion)

Match officials

  • Assistant referees:
    • Darren England (South Yorkshire)
    • Simon Bennett (Staffordshire)
  • Fourth official: Craig Pawson South Yorkshire
  • Reserve official: Harry Lennard (East Sussex)


Statistic Burton Albion Aston Villa
Goals scored 2 2
Possession 64% 36%
Shots on target 12 5
Shots off target 21 5
Corner kicks 12 3
Fouls 10 21
Offsides 7 5
Yellow cards 4 5
Red cards 0 0