SAFC at Wembley: 1992

by Kate Smith

A photo gallery from SAFC's FA Cup clash with Liverpool.

Sunderland were the first second division team to reach an FA Cup final for over a decade when they faced Liverpool at the national stadium in 1992.

Malcolm Crosby’s side were the better of the two in the opening half as Sunderland’s backline dealt with everything Ian Rush and Dean Saunders threw at them.

The Black Cats best chance fell to John Byrne in the first half, after he sliced the ball wide from six yards out.

Michael Thomas broke the deadlock in the 47th minute putting the Reds in front, before Ian Rush sealed the win with his fifth goal in a FA Cup Final.

After the game, during the presentation, Sunderland found themselves with winning medals as Liverpool were mistakenly given the loser's medals  - this was later rectified by the players themselves, as they swapped over on the pitch.