Ten greatest shocks in FA Cup history, ahead of this year’s second round weekend…
Northern Premier League side Blyth Spartans got the second round of this year’s FA Cup off to the perfect start last night – unless you’re a Hartlepool fan – causing a huge upset by defeating the League Two side 2-1, with Jarrett Rivers scoring a 90th minute winner.
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But as the battle hots up to earn a spot in the third round, and a potential clash with a Premier League giant, we count down the top ten shocks in the competition’s history – with a list which comes courtesy of the Daily Mirror‘s vote from earlier this year.
10) Nuneaton 1-1 Middlesbrough
A Middlesbrough side managed by Steve McClaren in 2006, took the lead through a superb Gaizka Mendieta free-kick, before Gareth Southgate’s handball in stoppage time allowed Gez Murphy to snatch a draw from the penalty spot. Borough beat the Conference North side 5-2 in the replay.