Top 5 Biggest FA Cup shocks

Joel Parker
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We have seen some of the biggest cup exits ever, when Shrewsbury knocked out Everton and Wrexham kicked out Arsenal, but what is the biggest cup exit of all time?


5.Crystal Palace 4-3 Liverpool(Semi Final)

Probably one of the biggest FA Cup semi-final matches of all time! Kenny Dalglish's men were beaten 4-3 after half-time. Ian Rush putting Liverpool in the lead, Wright equalised for Crystal Palace.

It was a amazing game, 2-1 Palace, 2-2, 3-2 to Liverpool from the spot before Palace equalised from Andy Gray to put it into extra-time. Then out of the bloom, Crystal palace scored to give Palace wembley, knocking out the holders.


4.Hereford 2-1 Newcastle United 

A southern league team, Hereford knocked out Newcastle United at Edgar street, Hereford, after extra time.

Malcolm Macdonald put Newcastle United into the lead in the 82nd minute, until Ronnie Radford put the game into extra-time. Then amazingly, substitute Ricky George put Hereford in the lead after 103 minutes. It was one of Hereford's most famous victories.


3.Sutton United 2-1 Coventry City

Sutton United, have always been a non-league club, the clubs name was announced after beating Coventry in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.

The Sutton United captain Tony Rains put Sutton United into the lead just before half-time. Other centre-back David Phillips put Coventry back into the game. Matthew Hanlan with half-an-hour to go, put the London club into the lead.

It is still hard to believe that Sutton knocked out Coventry, Coventry were in the Division 1 for a very long time.


2.Colchester United 3-2 Leeds United

Leeds at the time were one of the biggest teams in Europe, but when a Essex-club comes into the mix, it all changes.

Dick Grahams Essex side, we hoping to upset the big guns of Leeds. Ray Crawford was the one to put Colchester into the lead, and before half-time he scored again, with a simple tap in. It was all over when Dave Simmonds headed home from close range.

But Leeds United wouldn't give up yet, Norman Hunter heading into the Colchester net, It looked like they were going to catch up, when Johnny Giles put the ball into the net, but in the end Colchester were victorious.


1.Wrexham 2-1 Arsenal

The biggest FA Cup shock is when Wrexham beat Arsenal 2-1, so if there any Wrexham fans out there, you must be proud.

Arsenal were second in the premier league at the time, so losing to Wrexham was a massive shock.

The Gunners, had token the lead before half-time, courtesy of Alan Smith after 10 minutes. But then up stepped former Manchester United man, Mickey Thomas, his free-kick going past David Seamen.

Two minutes later, their instincts were to be proved right as 20-year-old Steve Watkin sugerd into the Arsenal area to give Wrexham a famous victory, a very famous victory.