It's definitely safe to say that the FA Cup never fails to deliver a giant killing cup set.
From Wrexham’s extraordinary 2-1 win against then Division 1 champions Arsenal in 1992 to Simon Grayson's league one Leeds earning a remarkable 1-0 win against Manchester United, in January 2010. But of course who can forget, AFC Wimbledon vs Liverpool in the 1988 cup final, AKA " The Crazy Gang v The Culture Club" the line so famously created by BBC commentator John Motson.
This season, like every other, has had its fair share of thrills and spills, but which one was the greatest shock?
4. Blyth Spartans vs Hartlepool
2nd Round: Blyth Spartans, the seventh tier side travelled to league two Hartlepool hoping to reach the third round of the FA Cup, however, Hartlepool stood in their way. A 90th minute winner from Jarret Rivers sent the fans into delirium and Blyth progressed into the third round. The Spartans bowed out of the cup after a defeat to Championship side Birmingham City, but their efforts will always be applauded.
3. Cambridge United Vs Manchester United
4th Round: One of the worlds most decorated club, Manchester United made the 176 mile journey to go head to head with League 2 minnows Cambridge United. Cambridge had their fair share of chances to go ahead, while Manchester United piled the pressure for a winning goal especially near the end of the game. The U's bravely held on and the match ended 0-0. Manchester United won the replay 3-0. Although Cambridge did not get their fairy tale ending, the goalless draw has to go down as a historic moment in FA Cup folklore.
2. Middlesbrough vs Manchester City
4th round: Premier League champions played Middlesbrough in what was expected to be an easy win for the blues. They dominated possession, had plenty of shots but ultimately failed to score any goals. Middlesbrough punished them with goals from Patrick Bamford and Garcia Martinez sealing a two nil win which left City crashing out of the Cup.
1. Chelsea vs Bradford City
4th Round: Bradford City were already known for their heroics in the cup but no one and I mean No-one saw this coming. Chelsea were already 2-0 nil up inside 39 minutes and the same looked done and dusted. Bradford pulled one back just before half time through Jon Stead, former Blues boy Filipe Morais levelled and further goals from Andy Halliday and Mark Yeates sealed a stunning victory against the league leaders.
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