50 Years On: FA Cup 5th Round VS Manchester City

Nearly 55,000 squeezed into Maine Road for the clash between Manchester City and The Black Cats, with 10,000 of those making the trip from Sunderland.

After just 16 minutes, City took the lead through Towers, who scored following some good play by Summerbee on the right wing.

The Black Cats equalised 10 minutes before half-time, as Mickey Horswill won the ball back and lifted it over the ‘keeper to score a real cheeky goal.

Sunderland took the lead in the second half, thanks to a goal by Billy Hughes.

City equaled the score once again 20 minutes from full-time, as a Summerbee corner was turned in by Montgomery, who looked as though he was bring impeded.

City striker, Towers, was sent off in the 83rd minute after a tussle with Horswill.

The game ended 2-2, meaning it was yet another tie that went to a replay.

Almost 52,000 turned out at Roker Park to get behind the lads.

The game is regarded by many as the greatest game to have ever been played at Roker Park.

Sunderland were brilliant throughout, and Vic Halom opened the scoring after 15 minutes, thanks to an absolute screamer in front of the Fulwell End.

Billy Hughes doubled the score just 10 minutes later with a powerful right footed shot past the City ‘keeper.

City were able to grab a goal back early in the second half thanks to a goal from Francis Lee, but it didn’t faze Sunderland as they continued to look comfortable.

Billy Hughes put the game to bed with 12 minutes remaining, as Tueart’s shot was parried by the ‘keeper, and Highes was there to tuck it away.

After this amazing performance, Sunderland were through to the quarter-final of The FA Cup, where they would go on to face Luton Town.