Five Of The Best FA Cup Finals Ever!
With both Liverpool and Chelsea chasing potential cup doubles at this Saturday’s FA Cup Final, ZOO looks back at some of the competitions greatest games.
Whether it's giant killer or high-scoring thriller, we’ve found some of the best matches to grace what Sir Bobby Robson dubbed “the greatest single match outside the World Cup Final”.
Words: Joe Struggles
After Tommy Hutchison decided to score goals for everyone, netting for both teams in a 1-1 draw, both teams had another opportunity to take the trophy back home in a replay - and play a little better in the meantime.
With both teams clawing for control of the game, Argentinian midfielder Ricky Villa opened the scoring for Tottenham Hotspur in the 8th minute, only for the rest of his team to then balls it up and concede minutes later through Steve MacKenzie. Minutes into the second half, City found themselves in front with Kevin Reeves tucking away a penalty - however the North London club refused to back down.
The playing field was levelled on 70 minutes when Garth Crooks rifled a shot into the net, setting the stage for Villa to turn City’s defence inside out and make it 3-2 to Tottenham. The bearded Argentine skipped past defenders and slid the ball into the net with an individual effort that was voted Goal Of The Century in 2001. Not bad.
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