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1973

SUNDERLAND


 

Wembley - Saturday 5th May

 

Sunderland 1 Leeds United 0

 

Sunderland

(Porterfield)

Montgomerie, Malone, Guthrie, Horswill, Watson, Pitt, Kerr, Hughes, Halom, Porterfield, Tueart

Leeds United

Harvery, Reaney, Cherry, Bremner Madeley, Hunter, Lorimer, Clarke, Jones, Giles, Gray E

Referee: K Burns

Attendance: 100,000

MATCH REPORT

Leeds United, a team boasting ten internationals, and experienced in the conflicts of First Division and European competition, came to Wembley in 1973 as Cup‑holders for their third Final in four years. Sunderland came from the Second Division, and when their new manager Bob Stokoe took over during the season, they were third from bottom. No Second Division side had won the Cup for more than forty years, and very few people outside Sunderland gave them any chance of winning.

 

Leeds had their chances, and might have been ahead before Porter‑field scored the goal that won the Cup for Sunderland, on the half‑hour from H Hughes’s corner. As one would have expected, Leeds fought back with a determined assault just before half‑time and with increasingly desperate power through the second half.

 

The turning point of the match came in the seventieth minute, when Sunderland goalkeeper Jim Montgomery dived to palm away a header across goal from Cherry ‑ straight into the path of Lorimer, one of the most powerful and accurate shots in the game. Lorimer blasted the ball goalwards, but Montgomery, miraculously, managed to divert the ball on to the underside of the bar. It bounced clear.

 

There were more anxious moments for Sunderland, but they held out. More than that, Halom almost made it 2‑0 in the last seconds, forcing a brilliant save from Harvey.

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Round By Round

Semi‑Final

SUNDERLAND v Arsenal 2‑ 1; Wolves v LEEDS UTD 0‑1

 

Sixth Round

SUNDERLAND v Luton T 2‑0; Chelsea v Arsenal 2‑2,1‑2; Wolves v Coventry C 2‑0; Derby Co v LEEDS UTD 0‑1

 

Fifth Round

Man C v SUNDERLAND 2‑2,1‑3, Bolton Wand v Luton T 0‑1; Sheff Wed v Chelsea 1‑2; Carlisle Utd v Arsenal 1‑2, Wolves v Millwall 1 ‑0; Coventry C v Hull C 3‑0, Derby Co v QPR 4‑2; LEEDS UTD v WBA 2‑0

 

Fourth Round

SUNDERLAND v Reading 1‑1, 3‑1; Liverpool v Man C 0‑0, 0‑2; Bolton Wand v Cardiff C 2‑2, 1 ‑1, 1 ‑0; Newcastle Utd v Luton T 0‑2, Sheff Wed v Crystal Palace 1‑1, 1‑1, 3‑2; Chelsea v Ipswich T 2‑0; Carlisle Utd v Sheff Utd 2‑1, Arsenal v Bradford C 2‑0; Wolves v Bristol C 1 ‑0; Everton v Millwall 0‑2; Coventry C v Grimsby T 1 ‑0; Hull C v W. Ham 1 ‑0; Derby Co v Spurs 1‑1, 5‑3; Oxford Utd v OPR 0‑2; WBA v Swindon T 2‑0; LEEDS UTD v Plymouth Arg 2‑1

 

Third Round

 Notts Co v SUNDERLAND 1‑1, 0‑2, Reading v Doncaster R 2‑0, Burnley v Liverpool 0‑0, 0‑3; Man C v Stoke C 3‑2; Charlton Ath v Bolton Wand 1‑1, 0‑4; Scunthorpe Utd v Cardiff C 2‑3; Newcastle Utd v AFC Bournemouth 2‑0; Luton T v Crewe Alex 2‑0; Sheff Wed v Fulharn 2‑0; Crystal Palace v Southampton 2‑0; Brighton & H Alb v Chelsea 0‑2; Chelmsford C v Ipswich T 1‑21; Carlisle Utd v Huddersfield T 2‑2, 1‑0; Watford v Sheff Utd 0‑ 1; Arsenal v Leicester C 2‑2, 2‑1; Bradford C v Blackpool 2‑ 1; Wolves v Man Utd 1 ‑0; Portsmouth v Bristol C 1‑ 1, 1‑4; Everton v Aston Villa 3‑2;  Millwall v Newport Co 3‑0; Orient v Coventry C 1‑4; Grimsby T v PNE 0‑0, 1 ‑0; Stockport Co v Hull C 0‑0, 0‑2; Port Vale vW. Ham 0‑1; Peterborough Utd v Derby Co 0‑1; Margate v Spurs 0‑6; York C v Oxford Utd 0‑1; QPR v Barnet 0‑0, 3‑0; WBA v Nott'm Forest 1‑1, 0‑0, 3‑1; Swindon T v Birmingham C 2‑0; Plymouth Arg v Middlesbro 1 ‑0; Norwich C v LEEDS UTD 1‑1, 1‑1, 0‑5

 

FA  Cup Winners
   
11 Manchester Utd 
10 Arsenal
8 Tottenham Hotspur
7 Aston Villa
7 Liverpool
6 Blackburn Rovers
6 Newcastle United
5 Everton
5 The Wanderers
5 W. B .A
Bolton Wanderers
4 Manchester City
4 Sheffield United
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers
4 Chelsea
3 Sheffield Wednesday
3 West Ham United
2 Bury
2 Nottingham Forest
2 Old Etonians
2 Preston North End
2 Sunderland
1 Barnsley
1 Blackburn Olympic
1 Blackpool
1 Bradford City
1 Burnley
1 Cardiff City
1 Charlton Athletic
1 Clapham Rovers
1 Coventry City
1 Derby County
1 Huddersfield Town
1 Ipswich Town
1 Leeds United
1 Notts County
1 Old Carthusians
1 Oxford University
1 Portsmouth
1 Royal Engineers
1 Southampton

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