10 of the Biggest Upsets in FA Cup History

The historic trophy will be waiting for one team at Wembley in May (image: thefa.com)

The historic trophy will be waiting for one team at Wembley in May (image: thefa.com)

Hot on the heels of the packed schedule of festive football, this past weekend saw the FA Cup get under way in earnest as all of the big boys joined the fray in the Third Round. Amidst the inclement weather around England, there were plenty of good old fashioned cup ties played and even a few classic upsets.

Non-league Eastleigh held Championship Bournemouth, League Two Exeter were unfortunate to only draw with Liverpool and fellow fourth tier side Oxford United went one better to knock out Swansea City. As good as those results were for the underdogs however, none quite match up to the following ten cup upsets which rank amongst the biggest of all time.