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The Alternative List: Boffins pick their top 10 Wembley finals
Published : 29 May 2009 02:36:44
Sportsmail delight in revealing our top 50 Wembley finals of all time for our latest instalment of The List. Don't agree with our selection? Neither do the boffins at Championship Manager, who've selected their own top 10... 10 Sunderland 1 Leeds United 0 FA Cup Final, May 1973 One of the biggest shocks in FA Cup history. Ian Porterfield scored Sunderland's winner after 31 minutes, making them the first Division Two side to win the Cup since 1931. 9 Liverpool 3 Everton 1 FA Cup Final, May 1986 Gary Lineker put Everton 1-0 up after 27 minutes. Liverpool came back in the second half with two goals from Ian Rush and one from Craig Johnston. 8 Luton Town 3 Arsenal 2 League Cup Final, April 1988 First major trophy in Luton Town's history. The winning goal was scored in 90th minute by Brian Stein. 7 Liverpool 3 Everton 2 (aet) FA Cup Final, May 1989 John Aldridge had put Liverpool 1-0 up after four minutes but Stuart McCall equalised in the 89th minute to force extra time. In extra time Ian Rush put Liverpool 2-1 ahead but McCall made it 2-2. Rush scored again in 104th minute to win the Cup for Liverpool. The final was played only five weeks after the Hillsborough Disaster. 6 Coventry 3 Tottenham 2 (aet) FA Cup Final, May 1987 Coventry’s extra-time victory against Spurs. Coventry won 3-2 courtesy of a Gary Mabbutt own goal, denying heavy favourites Spurs a record eighth FA Cup. 5 Tottenham 3 Manchester City 2 FA Cup Final (replay), May 1981 Spurs’ 3-2 victory against Man City after a replay (the first match ended 1-1). City were 2-1 up but goals by Garth Crooks and Ricky Villa gave Spurs the Cup. 4 Arsenal 3 Manchester Utd 2 FA Cup Final, May 1979 Arsenal were 2-0 up until the 86th minute before Gordon McQueen and Sammy McIlroy scored for United to make it 2-2. As extra time looked likely Alan Sunderland scored in the 89th minute to give Arsenal a 3-2 victory. 3 Blackpool 4 Bolton Wanderers 3 FA Cup Final, May 1953 The Stanley Matthews Final. Blackpool were 3-2 down with a minute of the game left but came back to win 4-3 with Bill Perry scoring the winner in the 92nd minute. Matthews, aged 38, was Blackpool's inspiration. 2 Manchester Utd 4 Benfica 1 (aet) European Cup Final, May 1968 United’s extra-time win over Benfica; 1-1 after 90 minutes, United scored in the 93rd (Best), 94th (Kidd) and 99th (Charlton) minutes to win 4-1. 1 England 4 West Germany 2 (aet) World Cup Final, July 1966 Geoff Hurst scores a hat-trick, including two in extra time to give England a World Cup victory on home soil.