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Greatest FA Cup Finals ever!!! Posted On 22 May 2020

 

This weekend should have been the final of the Emirates FA Cup Final. However, with sport suspended until mid-June, we thought we would look back at some of the greatest FA Cup finals ever…

The FA Cup is the ultimate knockout football competition. Originally beginning in 1871-72, the tournament is open to all clubs in the top 10 levels in English football.

 

2012-13 – Wigan Athletic V Man City

Wigan were in the relegation zone when they met Man City in the FA Cup final in the 2012-13 season. Wigan produced a true David V Goliath performance to win their first major trophy in their 81-year history. Roberto Martinez was their manager, with another Roberto, this time Mancini, in the opposite dugout. Ben Watson scored in the last-minute as Martinez’s side produced a powerful performance full of verve and attacking intent. Unfortunately, it didn’t give them the boost they needed to avoid relegation in the Premier League. Martinez left to Everton over the summer and they haven’t been in the top flight since.

 

1993-94 – Man Utd V Chelsea

 Man Utd went into this final as Premier League Champions, having already won the title by 8 points. They were aiming to become only the fourth team to win the ‘double.’ Their squad was made up of club legends, Peter Schmeichel, Denis Irwin, Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs and Eric ‘The King’ Cantona. Alex Ferguson and Glenn Hoddle stood in the opposing dugouts. In the first-half Chelsea were the better team, but weren’t ready for three goals in just 9-minutes’ in the second half. Cantona scored twice, Mark Hughes once, and Brian McClair sealed the humiliation in the 90th minute. The rest is history…

 

1987-88 – Wimbledon V Liverpool

 Possibly the most-memorable FA Cup final ever. Wimbledon’s ‘Crazy Gang’ including Vinnie Jones, Dennis Wise and Dave Beasant came up against Liverpool, the most glamourous club in the country at that time with players like John Barnes, Peter Beardsley and Alan Hansen. On the day, Wimbledon stayed in their dressing room while the Liverpool players waited in the tunnel. This was just the start of the mind games used by Bobby Gould’s side. Shortly before half-time Wimbledon took the lead through a Lawrie Sanchez header before Dave Beasant saved a John Aldridge penalty. It is still counted as ‘one of the greatest upsets of all time.’

 

This years’ FA Cup final has been pencilled in for the 8th August and is expected to be the final game of the season as part of the Premier League’s ‘Project Restart.’

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