50 Years On: Fa Cup Quarter-Final VS Luton Town

Over 53,000 supported the lads at Roker Park, as they faced Luton Town with the opportunity of progressing to The F.A Cup quarter-final.

It was all Sunderland in the first half, but they struggled to break down a resolute Luton defence.

However, it didn’t take long for Sunderland to take the lead in the second-half.

10 minutes into the half, Dave Watson headed home following an in swinging corner from the captain, Bobby Kerr.

Despite Sunderland’s domination, Luton were able to stay in the game.

That is until Sunderland finally doubled their lead following another set price, with 8 minutes remaining.

Hughes took the corner towards the front post, and Pitt was there to header the ball onto Guthrie, who finished brilliantly despite having his back to goal.

Sunderland’s form in the cup was integrated as they went on a 6 game unbeaten run after this victory against Luton Town.

Sunderland were drawn against Arsenal in the semi-final, and the match would go on to be played in the neutral venue of Hillsborough.