Wembley – Saturday 5th May

1973 FA Cup Final

Sunderland 1 (Porterfield) Leeds United 0

Sunderland : 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.

A shock result as at the time Leeds United were the FA Cup holders and were quite a force at the time while Sunderland were only a second division team, this was the first time in 42 years that a second division side has won the FA Cup.

Sunderland came out attacking and were not afraid to go into tackles with some ferocity, maybe it was this style that stopped Leeds United playing their usual style of a nice flowing play. The only goal of the game came in the 31st minute with a goal from Ian Porterfield who shot it home from 12 yards.

Leeds tried in vain to equalise but the Sunderland goalkeeper Jim Montgomery stopped all that came his way. This was the only time that the ball used in the final was coloured orange.

Re-live the golden goal from Ian Porterfield and a miraculous save from Jim Montgomery late in the second half with this video clip of this famous FA Cup upset.

For collectors of FA Cup memorabilia check out below to see what items are currently available.

1973 FA Cup Final LEEDS UNITED v SUNDERLAND *Excellent Condition Ticket*
Current Price : £ 37.49


Leeds United v Sunderland 1973 F.A Cup Final Programme 05/05/73
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MICKY HORSWILL SUNDERLAND 1973 FA CUP FINAL SIGNED 12x10 WEMBLEY FOOTBALL ROKER
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FA Cup Final Mousemat Personalised (All years 1953-2019)
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ENGLISH F.A. CUP FINAL PENNENT SUNDERLAND V LEEDS UTD. 1973
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1973 FA Cup Final 50 Years at Wembley Sunderland v Leeds United
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Sunderland (v Leeds) 1973 FA Cup Final news papers (not a programme) - football
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Sunderland 1973 FA Cup Final Team Photo Montage Memorabilia (SUMU73)
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Sunderland FA Cup Final 1973 Football Jacket Adults XL Score Draw E831
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Sunderland 1973 FA Cup Final Team Celebrations Photo Memorabilia (388)
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FA YOUTH CUP FINAL 1973 Ipswich Town v Bristol City
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5 MAY 1973 LEEDS UNITED v SUNDERLAND FA CUP FINAL DAWN FOOTBALL COVER
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Hand Signed Jimmy Montgomery Goalkeeper Glove,Sunderland,1973 FA Cup Final
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LOCOMOTIVE LEIPZIG V TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1973-74 U.E.F.A. CUP SEMI-FINAL
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1973 FA Cup final Sunderland v Leeds Utd signed photograph
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Jim Montgomery Hand Signed Sunderland 1973 FA Cup Final framed AFTAL proof COA
Current Price : £ 99.00


Leeds United v Wolves, FA Cup Semi Final Programme, 7/4/1973 At Man City
Current Price : £ 5.95


Don Revie Billy Bremner signed 5th May 1973 Goal Magazine Leeds Utd FA Cup Final
Current Price : £ 125.00


SUNDERLAND ECHO : 1973 F.A.CUP FINAL REPORT/PHOTOS ~ SUNDERLAND v LEEDS UNITED
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FA CUP SEMI FINAL 1973 Leeds United v Wolves programme and ticket VGC
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