Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Do You Remember ?

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Do You Remember ?

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FOOTBALL clubs from around Manchester have been involved in some memorable FA Cup giant-killing acts over the years.

Today Nostalgia remembers three of the best.

1986 Birmingham City, 1 Altrincham 2 This was the biggest shock of the FA Cup third round when Altrincham beat Birmingham City 2-1. The game was played at Birmingham's St Andrews ground.

Altrincham's Ronnie Ellis equalised in the 65th minute following a goal from Birmingham's Robert Hopkins two minutes earlier.

A surprise own goal, also from Robert Hopkins, saw Altrincham win the game.

1993 Liverpool 0, Bolton Wanderers 2 Following a 2-2 draw at Burnden Park, Bolton Wanderers went on to beat FA Cup holders Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield in the FA Cup third round replay.

The game, played on January 13, 1993, caused quite an upset and is one of Bolton's most memorable matches. …

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