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Top 10 classic FA cup games

Adding Lincoln’s recent historic triumph over Burnley to the list you get yet another exciting FA Cup final.

Other than this great game, we’ve put together the ten best FA Cup Finals of all times.

 

Liverpool vs. Wimbledon

The Dons headed home with a 1-0 victory against Liverpool thanks to Lawrie Sanchez’s 36th-minute free-kick. Dave Beasant went down in history as the first goalkeeper to defend a penalty in an FA Cup final, denying the Reds an equalizer. Wimbledon’s calculated approach stunned everyone, and they ended up beating the Reds in a head-on game of soccer.

 

Sunderland vs. Leeds United

It’s 1973 and the Leeds United dominate the football frontier. Until Sunderland’s Ian Porterfield’s 31st minute goal against the team in white. A single goal was enough to seal the deal for the Black Cats in this significant FA finale.

 

Chelsea vs. Leeds United

The 1970s was football’s most robust era; it was brutal and incomprehensible. In yet another exciting climax, the 1970 FA Cup ended up in the hands of Chelsea. David Webb nicked the winning goal in Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over the Leeds.

 

Arsenal vs. Manchester United

Arsenal was on the verge of defeating the Red Devils with 2 goals in their bag. With five minutes left on the clock, Manchester United proved their worthiness and equalized the score!

Arsenal’s Alan Sutherland’s injury-time cascade gave north London the year’s cup.

 

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City

Ossie Ardiles crushed Manchester City’s dream of picking up the FA Cup in 1981. The Hotspurs developed a habit of winning in the years ending with a ‘1’. The ’81 game ended with the Spurs beating City with a 3-2 end.

 

Everton vs. Sheffield Wednesday

The Toffee men were favorites to win the ’66 FA Cup. Sheffield Wednesday, a Division 2 Club at the time was known to lose. Even so, the Owls doubled their score in the 57th minute with Everton still with none. But, 15 minutes were enough for Everton to fly past Wednesday and prove their superiority. Everton destroyed Sheffield Wednesday with a 3-2 win.

 

Liverpool vs. Arsenal

Besides being the first final away from Wembley, Michael Owen had his name written all over 2001 final. Freddie Ljungberg found the net for Arsenal at the 57th minute. But it wasn’t long before Owen scored two goals within five minutes to get Merseyside the cup.

 

Coventry City vs. Tottenham Hotspurs

Coventry City, a team, filled with rejects who found themselves in the same place at the same time. The Hotspurs, on the other hand, had just finished third in Division 1. The Midlander’s still went on to defeat the firm favorites with 3 goals by their side.

 

Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United

Fergie was in a tight spot during this final. His four-year tenure yielded the club no trophies thus far. Lee Martin’s 59th-minute goal in the replay fixture led the Red Devils to victory.

 

Liverpool vs. West Ham United

We’ve saved the best for the last. What a match!
This classic extravaganza was the last final at the Millennium Stadium. Jamie Carragher’s own goal followed by Dean Ashton’s brilliant strike left Liverpool in a tough spot. Steven Gerrard’s equalizer led the game into penalties where the Reds prevailed.

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