Football Documentaries

Meanwhile back in Sunderland

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Meanwhile back in Sunderland” is a documentary made before, during and after the 1973 FA Cup final when Sunderland shocked Leeds to win 1-0. This docu harks back to the days of rattles and rosettes and it illustrates the esteem in which the FA Cup was held all those years ago.

Sunderland won their last major trophy in 1973, in a 1–0 victory over Don Revie's Leeds United in the FA Cup Final. A Second Division club at the time, Sunderland won the game, mostly thanks to the efforts of their goalkeeper Jimmy Montgomery, who saved two of Peter Lorimer's shots at goal in quick succession. Ian Porterfield scored a volley in the 30th minute to beat Leeds and take the trophy. Since 1973 only two other clubs, Southampton in 1976,and West Ham United in 1980,have equalled Sunderland's achievement of lifting the FA Cup while playing outside the top tier of English football.

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