Barring the odd miracle – for example Leicester City in 2015/16’s Premier League – there are very few surprises in league football. Over a course of a 38-game season, or similar length, the cream generally rises to the top.
Cups are different. Although shocks are the statistical minority, they do happen, and when they do neutrals up and down the country rejoice. For the jubilant victors and the embarrassed losers, memories that last a lifetime are created.
This series, named Magic of the Cup, will highlight many of football’s greatest cup shocks and stories, when David’s had their moment in the sun and when Goliath’s were slain.