Cup winners celebrate

by Stuart Vose

FA Cup legends to attend gala dinner tonight.

Today is the 40th anniversary of Sunderland’s 1973 FA Cup win – and the stars of the show are set to celebrate in style tonight.

Eleven of the 12 players on duty that day will be at the Stadium of Light this evening for a gala dinner.

The only absentee from the playing staff will be goalscorer Ian Porterfield, who passed away in September 2007 at the age of 61, while manager Bob Stokoe passed away aged 73 in February 2004.

The event has been sold out for months, with the legends set to be joined by an army of guests.

Check the club’s official Twitter account (www.twitter.com/safcofficial) for full coverage from the event.

And don’t forget to check out today’s special 1973 content, including a bumper photo gallery, highlights from the game, celebration video and more!