England / FA Cup

1973

One of the most memorable FA Cup finals was the 1973 matchup between powerhouse Leeds United and League Two’s Sunderland. Leeds had won the 1972 final and were heavy favorites to repeat.

The video is long, but well worth watching. Here are some highlights if you want to skip through:

1:00 – Sunderland goal

2:10 – Stunning. Unbelievable. Miraculous. Boosh-your-head-explodes double save from the Sunderland goalkeeper.

2:50 – Ridiculous save by the Leeds goalkeeper. Check out his recovery speed in the replay.

3:12 – Sunderland striker steamrolls Leeds goalie into the net. Foul called but no card given. Leeds goalie gets right back up and puts the ball into play.

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