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.

LIVERPOOL v NEWCASTLE UNITED | FA CUP FINAL PROGRAMME 1973/1974 | 4 MAY 1974
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Sunderland v Leeds Utd 1973 FA Cup Final Ticket/Coaster
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FA Cup Final Programme 1973 Leeds United v Sunderland
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RARE Bobby Kerr Montgomery Sunderland Signed 1973 FA Cup Final Programme + PROOF
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FA CUP SEMI FINAL 1973 Leeds United v Wolves programme and ticket VGC
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RARE Bobby Kerr Montgomery Sunderland Signed 1973 FA Cup Final Programme + PROOF
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RARE Bobby Kerr Montgomery Sunderland Signed 1973 FA Cup Final Programme + PROOF
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RARE Bobby Kerr Montgomery Sunderland Signed 1973 FA Cup Final Programme + PROOF
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RARE Bobby Kerr Montgomery Sunderland Signed 1973 FA Cup Final Programme + PROOF
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FA League Cup Final 1973 Mint Cond Norwich V Spurs
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13 FA CUP FINAL & LEAGUE CUP FINAL FIRST DAY COVERS - YOU CHOOSE
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1973 FA Cup Final Official Football Programme Leeds United v Sunderland
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LEEDS UNITED V SUNDERLAND--FA CUP FINAL PROGRAMME-1973-VERY GOOD
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Leeds United v Sunderland. F.A.Cup Final. Saturday, 5th, May, 1973
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1973 ORIGINAL FA CUP FINAL TICKET SUNDERLAND V LEEDS UNITED Jk 39 28 204
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2 Cup Final Progs,1973 Sunderland v Leeds F.A Cup,1985 Sund v norwhich Milk Cup
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Sunderland Bobby Kerr Signed 1973 FA Cup Final Photograph Mount
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VGC FA CUP FINAL PROGRAMMES 1963 TO 1973 1984 YOU SELECT YEAR, COMBINED POSTAGE
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Leeds v Sunderland FA Cup Final programme, May 1973 - unframed A4 poster print
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LEICESTER CITY - LIVERPOOL FC 1973/74 FA Cup 1/2 FINAL Replay / Orig.Programme
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