This coming weekend is one of the most anticipated of the football calendar – FA Cup Third Round weekend. Here’s part three of my memorable giant-killings…
Tranmere Rovers 4 Southampton 3.
Tranmere were in the First Division and Southampton the Premiership so although not a giant-killing when compared to Wrexham beating Arsenal and Sutton beating Coventry, this one was an absolute classic.
I was working in Manchester at the time and watched the game in a hotel room, so this game has special memories for me as it coincides with the first time I ever ordered room service!
Tranmere were 3-0 at half-time, but a hat-trick from Paul Rideout and a late winner from Graham Barlow sealed one of the most remarkable comebacks in FA Cup history.