Sunderland’s Top 10 League Cup moments: No 7 - beating Man United

MEMORABLE WIN ... Julio Arca heads Sunderland level against Manchester United.

MEMORABLE WIN ... Julio Arca heads Sunderland level against Manchester United.

SUNDERLAND fans will be hoping the greatest moment in the club’s League Cup history comes a week today, when they take on Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final.

In the days leading up to the showpiece occasion at Wembley, the Gazette is going to take you through the top 10 moments the club has enjoyed in the competition.

Gazette sports writer DANIEL PRINCE talks us through number seven on the list: a rare win over Manchester United in 2000.

Sunderland famously beat Man United to reach this year’s League Cup final, but they also claimed the scalp of the Red Devils back in 2000.

When Dwight Yorke gave Sir Alex Ferguson’s side the lead just after the half-hour mark, it was Man United who looked to be on the way to the quarter-finals.

However, the Black Cats fought back, with Julio Arca restoring parity 15 minutes before the end.

Kevin Phillips secured the famous victory for Peter Reid’s Sunderland 11 minutes into extra-time from the penalty spot, sparking scenes of joy on Wearside.

Disappointingly, Football League side Crystal Palace saw off Sunderland in the quarter-finals to deny Reid’s side a shot at silverware.

* Log on again tomorrow, when we bring Sunderland’s League Cup moment No 6.

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We’ll use the best ones in our special pre-Wembley pullout on Wednesday.


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