Yeovil Town are the country's biggest FA Cup giant-killers, according to the FA's own website. Last week, football's governing body ran a poll to determine the greatest FA Cup shock of all time, and by a resounding margin, the winner was the Glovers legendary 2-1 win over 'Bank of England side' Sunderland in 1949.
That win became the cornerstone of Yeovil's history, with goals from Eric Bryant and Alec Stock and until their FA Trophy win in 2002 and promotion to the Football League in 2003 was regarded as the finest achievement in the club's history. Sunderland finished third in Division One (top flight) that season, and got their tag based on the amount of money spent to assemble their team.
The Glovers polled 46.91 percent of the vote, over double that obtained by Hereford United for their 1972 win over Newcastle United. Full results were as follows:
1st : Yeovil Town vs Sunderland, 1949. 49.91%
2nd : Hereford vs Newcastle, 1972. 22.54%
3rd : Colchester vs Leeds, 1971. 15.85%
4th : Walsall vs Arsenal, 1933. 14.68%
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