If you watched the game last night, you'll have seen Bradford City take on Aston Villa and make history, by becoming the first fourth-tier side to reach a major Wembley final. To celebrate this momentous occasion, as we wait to see if they'll be playing Chelsea or Swansea (who face off tonight), here's 10 of the greatest upsets in football history, in chronological order:
10 Swindon Town 3-1 Arsenal, League Cup final, March 1969
Swindon had managed to defend their 1-0 lead until the 86th minute, when Gunner Bobby Gould equalised, taking advantage of Swindon's rather sloppy goalkeeping. But Swindon soon took the lead again in extra time with two goals from Dan Rogers, finally sealing their victory in 109th minute.
09 Hereford United 2-1 Newcastle United, FA Cup third round replay, Feb 1972
This was a very newsworthy moment when the Southern League side eliminated First Division Newcastle, having had to postpone the replay three times due to bad weather. Hereford were 1-0 down until Ronnie Radford, a part-time carpenter, scored one of the most iconic goals in FA cup history, causing a crowd invasion and putting the game into extra time. Radford then went on to set up the victory goal for Ricky George, who scored in 103rd minute.
08 Bournenouth 2-0 Man Utd, Jan 1984
Bournemouth manager Harry Redknapp said, "We don't get many days like this in Bournemouth. After all, this was a Third Division side sweeping out trophy-holders Manchester United! With a minute of the match remaining, and Bournemouth somehow two goals ahead, fighting broke out in the terraces behind Bournemouths goal,halting the game as spectators spilled onto the pitch.
07 Wimbledon 1-0 Liverpool, FA Cup Final, May 1988
Liverpool ruled football in 1980s. Defeating Wimbledon, who had kicked their way to an FA Cup final through the bullying tactics of John Fashanu, Dennis Wise and Vinnie Jones, seemed like a sure thing Dennis Wise's cross to Lawrie Sanchez soon changed that, and Dave Beasant made FA Cup final history by becoming the first goalkeeper to save a penalty in the final.
06 Cameroon 1-0 Argentina, World Cup Group B, June 1990
Italia 90 had seen a lot of negative football and brutal tackles. Cameroon v. Argentina was no exception. However, with Diego Maradona well marked out of the game, Cameroon held on for an amazing result. Francois Oman Biyik guided a header past Nery Pumpido and it reverberated around the world, changing the World football order forever.
05 Wrexham 2-1 Arsenal, FA Cup third round, Jan 1992
All was going to plan with Arsenal, following Alan Smith's goal in the first half. However, with eight minutes left to go, former Welsh international Mickey Thomas scored a free-kick past David Seaman. With Arsenal still staggering from the blow, Steve Watkin scored two minutes later, securing an unexpected victory.
04 Manchester United 0-3 York City, September 1995
Sir Alex Ferguson chose to play the relatively unknown trio of David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Phil Neville. Knowing what we know now, it should have paid off. However, they were truly trounced in their own home stadium. They later recalled Eric Cantona for the second leg, won 3-1, but their York City defeat had done enough damage to see them booted out in the second round of the League Cup. The fact they went on to win the league and FA Cup double that season is irrelevant...
03 France 0-1 Senegal, World Cup Group A, May 2002
The decline of a great history of French players started with this Seoul match in 2002. France, with 652 international caps in their line up,looked set to easily defeat Senegal, with 30 caps between two of their players. However, African footballer of the year El Hadji Diouf, playing as lone striker, effectively attacked the French wing, destroying their confidence. Although France dominated possession, they failed to score a single goal.
02 Portugal 0-1 Greece, Euro final, July 2004
Greece's victory of Portugal is a top example of not individuals winning football, but a team. Angelos Charisteas scored from the Greeks' first corner after 57 minutes, heading in an Angelis Basinas cross. Having never won a tournament game in their history, Greece’s march to winning Euro 2004 was the greatest tactical achievement of the decade.
01 Barnsley 1-0 Chelsea, FA Cup quarter-final, March 2008
Having disposed of Liverpool in previous round, Barnsley were hardly expected to see the same luck twice. The victory goal of game came from Kayode Odejayi, who had just on strike to his name so far in the season. He leapt like a godly salmon to head the ball home in 66th minute, and Barnsley reached the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1912.