1973 FA Cup win

Greet heroes of '73 tonight

by Stuart Vose

FA Cup winners to make appearance before kick-off.

Supporters should arrive at the Stadium of Light early this evening as 11 of the 12 members of the FA Cup-winning team of 1973 will be presented on the pitch before the game against Stoke.

The team, led by captain Bobby Kerr, will be making an appearance approximately 15 minutes before kick-off.

Yesterday marked exactly 40 years since that line-up pulled off one of Sunderland's greatest ever victories - a 1-0 win over a heavily-fancied Leeds United side at Wembley.

Meanwhile, defender Micky Horswill revealed yesterday that he is encouraging supporters to take part in a round of applause in the 32nd minute tonight - the time when the sadly departed Ian Porterfield scored the winning goal in the cup final.