No Second Division team had won the Cup in over forty years, and few people outside of Sunderland thought they had a chance. Leeds had opportunities and should have been ahead when Porter-field scored the Cup-winning goal for Sunderland on the half-hour from H Hughes' corner. But then disaster struck - Porter-field was sent off for kicking the ball at Jimmy Armfield after he had been hit by Kevin Keegan. This left Sunderland without a goalkeeper and they eventually lost 8-7 in the last minute of extra time. The match went to penalties and Leeds missed their first three attempts before Porter-field saved his penalty to give Sunderland their first major honour in fifty years.
Leeds United lost 2-1 at home to Derby County in the second round. With just ten minutes gone, Derby took control of the game with two quick-fire goals. But they were not to beat Graham Taylor's side, who came back from behind to win 3-2. It was the beginning of the end for Derby's playoff hopes as they ended up finishing seventh in the final table. For Leeds it was another disappointing season which saw them finish sixth in the First Division - seven points behind Liverpool who won the title again. However, they did manage to reach the semi-finals of the European Cup where they played CSKA Moscow. After losing 1-0 at home, the Whites managed to scrape through to the final at Old Trafford where they would face Bayern Munich.
Leeds United Overview For the second time in their existence, Leeds United won the First Division title. The championship was sealed on April 24, when Liverpool lost 1-0 at home to Arsenal. It was Graham Taylor's only league victory as Liverpool manager.
Leeds had finished second in 1972/73, but that was before they bought players like Eddie Gray and Andy Cole. With those two additions, and with Terry Yorath taking over from Don Revie as coach, Leeds were ready to go for number one again. They opened the season with five straight wins, including a 9-1 thumping of Bury, and never looked back. By the end of March, they were already six points clear of third-place Manchester United.
Leeds' goal difference of +51 was also superior to that of any other team. They could have been even higher if not for some very bad luck with injuries. Billy Bremner and Peter Lorimer both missed large parts of the season through suspension. If they had been able to play all 90 minutes, then many more goals would have been scored.
Leeds played some excellent football under George Graham. They were the best side in England for part of the season, and it's hard to see them doing anything else but winning more trophies during this period.
Sunderland won the FA Cup 1-0 in one of the greatest upsets in the competition's history, being the first Second Division club to do it since West Bromwich Albion in 1931. Since World War II, it has been Sunderland's lone significant prize. Details of the match
May 5, 1973 This is a date that every Sunderland fan remembers. That was the day Bob Stokoe's then-second-tier side stunned football by defeating Leeds United at Wembley to win the FA Cup. We've all heard the story.
Leeds, stunned, fought back with typical tenacity. Jimmy Montgomery, Sunderland's goalkeeper, was brilliant, defying Leeds with a number of great saves and preserving his team's advantage.
Navigate to the next page. Go to the search for The 1973 FA Cup Final was the 92nd FA Cup final. It was played on May 5, 1973, at Wembley Stadium, between Leeds United, the previous season's champions and one of the dominating clubs in English football at the time, and Sunderland, who were then in the Second Division.
31 August 1974: At the end of August, champions Liverpool have taken the lead in the First Division under new manager Bob Paisley, one point ahead of Ipswich Town, Everton, and Manchester City, whose 2-1 defeat to Leeds United has dropped the champions to fourth place. Liverpool will be crowned champions for the third time in four years if they win their next match against Ipswich Town and the two sides finish on the same number of points.
Before Paisleys arrival at Liverpool, the team was led by former player Bill Shankly who had taken over after the death of Joe Fairs earlier that year. Under Shankly, Liverpool won the league title in 1970 and 1971. Before joining Liverpool, Shankly had also been instrumental in bringing success to Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team as well as establishing a club in northern Ireland called Shankly's Hoops which played in the Irish League until it collapsed following the deaths of its players during a tour of Asia in 1975.
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Sunderland Sunderland and Preston North End met in the 1937 FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. Bobby Gurney, Raich Carter, and Eddie Burbanks scored for Sunderland, who won 3-1. Billy Heath was the hero for Preston, scoring a penalty and an own goal as he made two brilliant saves from Harry Bedford and Jimmy Foreman.
In 1973, Sunderland again faced Preston in the FA Cup final at Wembley. This time they were beaten 2-0 by the men from Blackpool. Billy Ayre and Peter Beardsley scored for Sunderland, while John Dungworth and Ian Ballinger scored for Preston.
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