REPLAYS in the Emirates FA Cup are set to be abolished from next season. 

Any FA Cup match from the First Round onwards will now be decided within one match, with replays now being scrapped by the Football Association. 

York City have overseen two replayed matches in the 2023/24 season, having been held by both Needham Market and Chester in the Fourth Preliminary Round and the First Round proper, with the Minstermen coming out on top in each replay. 

Their FA Cup adventure ended during a foggy Friday evening, as former winners of the competition Wigan Athletic secured a 1-0 victory in December. 

The move to abolish all replays from the first round proper onwards is part of a new agreement between the FA and the Premier League which will see an extra £33million going to grassroots football from the top flight each season.

The FA had already scrapped replays from the fifth round onwards and said the move to ditch them altogether had been agreed "in light of changes to the calendar driven by the expanded UEFA competitions".

The FA said all rounds would now be played at the weekend, with the fifth phase having moved to midweek for the last five seasons.

The FA said the final will now be played on the penultimate weekend of the Premier League season, on a Saturday with no top-flight matches taking place on the same day.