50 Years On: 1973 FA Cup 4th Round
Sunderland beat Notts County in the 3rd round, 2-0 at Roker Park, and thanks to that victory, The Black Cats welcome Reading to Roker Park in the 4th round.
Almost 34,000 squeezed into Roker Park to cheer on the lads, but Reading took the lead after just 13 minutes, thanks to a goal from Chappell, who headed home from an in-swinging corner.
Sunderland levelled the score with 7 minutes left to play before half-time.
Tueart managed to beat Steve Death in goal from a really tight angle.
The Reading ‘keeper was in fine form throughout the game, and thanks to him, Sunderland were forced to travel down to Reading for a replay.
Sunderland dominated the game at Elm Park, winning the game 1-3.
Watson scored just 80 seconds into the match, which really set the tone for the game.
Tueart and Kerr also got on the scoresheet, and Sunderland were 0-3 up after just 29 minutes.
Reading grabbed themselves a goal back with little over 10 minutes remaining.
Cumming stepped up and scored a penalty after Pitt had brought down Chappell in the area.
The goal would go on to not really matter, as Sunderland advanced into the 5th round, and they were drawn to play against Manchester City at Maine Road.