50 Years On: FA Cup Final VS Leeds United

Today marks 50 whole years since Sunderland beat Leeds United at The Old Wembley Stadium, against all the odds, to win the FA Cup.

100,000 people watched on as Division Two side, Sunderland, beat high flying Division One side, Leeds United 1-0 thanks to a goal by Ian Porterfield.

The lads walked out of the tunnel in their iconic red tracksuit tops, that you still see fans wearing to the games today.

Despite being in the Second Division and playing against, arguably one of the best sides this country has ever seen, Sunderland were able to achieve one of the biggest FA Cup upsets we have ever seen.

Ian Porterfield opened the score in the first-half, as he smashed home a volley following a corner taken by the, “Little General” himself, Bobby Kerr.

He sent in a deep corner towards Dave Watson, who couldn’t quite reach it, but the ball bounced off Vic Halom and into the path of Porterfield, who sent the Sunderland fans into absolute delirium.

However, the most legendary part of the game was Jimmy Montgomery’s iconic double save, which is often described as the greatest save ever made at Wembley.

After saving the first shot, the ball fell to Lorimer, who’s header was saved again, onto the bar by Montgomery.

It looked like an impossible save, and the commentator even said, “And Lorimer makes it 1 each.” Before realising that the ball wasn’t even in the net!

Sunderland held on to their lead and ultimately deserved the victory.

Sunderland manager, Bob Stokoe, ran onto the pitch after the final whistle, straight to Montgomery to congratulate him.

There is now a statue outside of The Stadium if Light of Bob Stokoe, a recreation of him running onto the pitch in celebration after the final whistle.