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.

Sunderland Vintage F.A Cup Final Winners Bob Stokoe Retro Fan Coin Gift Set 1973
Current Price : £ 39.99


RARE Sunderland 1973 FA Cup Final Squad Signed Photo Display + COA KERR
Current Price : £ 99.99


Sunderland 1973 FA Cup Final Jim Montgomery & Bob Stokoe Photo Memorabilia
Current Price : £ 11.99


Signed Dennis Tueart Sunderland 1973 FA Cup Final Autograph Photo + Proof
Current Price : £ 14.99


RARE Bobby Kerr Sunderland 1973 Signed Captains Armband + COA 1973 FA CUP FINAL
Current Price : £ 29.99


Leeds Utd V Sunderland FA Cup Final 1973 Programme Plus Ticket Stub
Current Price : £ 30.00
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1973 FA CUP FINAL Leeds v Sunderland programme Excellent condition FREE POSTAGE
Current Price : £ 8.50
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Dennis Tueart Sunderland 1973 FA Cup Final - Signed 16x12
Current Price : £ 29.50


Ipswich Town v Chelsea FA Youth Cup Semi Final 1st Leg 14th March 1973 Programme
Current Price : £ 5.50
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Sunderland FA Cup Winners Brochure 1973
Current Price : £ 11.00


FA CUP FINAL PROGRAMMES - CHOOSE FROM LIST - 1889 - 1984
Current Price : £ 8.99


SUNDERLAND AFC FA Cup Final 1973 Zip Track Top SCORE DRAW Retro adult SIZE L
Current Price : £ 25.00


1973-74 FA CUP S/FINAL REPLAY NEWCASTLE UTD V BURNLEY (NEVER PLAYED @MAN CITY)
Current Price : £ 74.99


Tottenham Hotspur 1973 FA Cup Final Signed 16x12 Photo x2 Coates & Beal. PROOF
Current Price : £ 39.99


Sunderland FA Cup Final 1973 Football Jacket Adults Small Score Draw A80
Current Price : £ 24.99


RARE Dennis Tueart Sunderland AFC Signed Football Boot + COA 1973 FA Cup Final
Current Price : £ 39.99


Bobby Kerr Hand Signed Sunderland 1973 FA Cup Final framed 16x12'' Photo
Current Price : £ 115.00


Sunderland v Arsenal 1973 F.A Cup Semi - Final
Current Price : £ 14.99
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Sunderland v Leeds 1973 F.A Cup Final Programme Bundle
Current Price : £ 75.00
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SUNDERLAND AFC FA Cup Final 1973 LONG SLEEVE SCORE DRAW Retro adult shirt XXL
Current Price : £ 22.00