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Football quiz: FA Cup final underdogs

Watford finished 48 points behind Manchester City in the league but previous finalists have overcome bigger challenges

During Wimbledon’s famous 1-0 victory over Liverpool in 1988, Dave Beasant became the first goalkeeper to do what in an FA Cup final?

Make an assist

Save a penalty

Get sent off

Come off injured

Who scored the decisive goal when Wigan Athletic beat Manchester City 1-0 in the 2013 final?

Ben Watson

Callum McManaman

Shaun Maloney

James McCarthy

West Ham were in the Second Division when they beat Arsenal in the 1980 final and they remain the last side from outside the top flight to have won the Cup. How many teams from outside the top flight have reached the final since?

One

Two

Three

Four

Southampton were in the second tier when they beat Manchester United the final. What was the year?

1968

1972

1976

1980

Sunderland finished sixth in the Second Division in the 1972-73 season. They also won the FA Cup, shocking the holders in the final. Who did they beat?

Arsenal

Liverpool

Leeds United

Newcastle United

Cardiff City are the last side from outside the top flight to reach the Cup final. They were beaten 1-0 by Portsmouth, which makes Harry Redknapp ...

... the last manager to win the FA Cup as a player and manager

... the oldest FA Cup-winning manager

... the last English manager to win the FA Cup

... the only English manager to have won the Cup with two clubs

Arsenal went into the 2014 final as strong favourites but needed extra-time to beat Hull City. What made the game particularly difficult for Arsenal?

They had a man sent off after 20 minutes

They were 2-0 down after eight minutes

They were forced into making three substitutes in the first half after an injury crisis

They had two goals wrongly ruled out for offside

Manchester United needed extra time to overcome Crystal Palace in 2016. Who was in charge of Palace and attracted considerable attention for his dance moves after they took the lead?

Tony Pulis

Alan Pardew

Roy Hodgson

Sam Allardyce

Despite finishing 13 places and 38 points behind Manchester United in the 1994-95 season, which team beat them in the FA Cup final?

Everton

Aston Villa

Coventry City

West Ham United

Ipswich Town were underdogs when they beat Arsenal in the 1978 final. What happened to Roger Osborne while he celebrated his goal?

He lost his shorts

He pulled a muscle and limped around the pitch for the remaining 15 minutes

He got a nosebleed that did not stop for 45 minutes

He fainted and had to be substituted

Tottenham beat second-tier QPR in the 1982 final but only after ...

... a last-minute winner

... two fortuitous penalties

... a replay

... a penalty shootout

Which side has made the most appearance in finals without lifting the trophy? Their most recent final was in 1969 – the same season they were relegated from the First Division.

Birmingham City

Brighton & Hove Albion

Leicester City

Luton Town

1 and above.

Oh dear. You were knocked out in the first round

2 and above.

Oh dear. You were knocked out in the third round

3 and above.

Are you concentrating on the league this season?

4 and above.

Are you concentrating on the league this season?

5 and above.

Are you concentrating on the league this season?

7 and above.

Are you concentrating on the league this season?

6 and above.

Are you concentrating on the league this season?

8 and above.

You had a good run, but lost in the quarter-finals

9 and above.

You had a good run, but lost in the quarter-finals

10 and above.

You had a great run, but lost in the semi-finals

11 and above.

You came close, but lost in the final

0 and above.

Oh dear. You were knocked out in the first round

12 and above.

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