Sunderland’s glory day – The Wembley story in Pictures

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The goal that brought the cup to Roker

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A proud moment as tracksuited Sunderland manager Bob Stokoe leads his side out for Saturday’s Cup Final alongside Leeds United, led by manager Don Revie.

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Sunderland captain Bobby Kerr looks on as the referee Kens Burns tells him: “You’ve won the toss.”

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Sunderland defender Richie Pitt chats to the Duke of Kent when the team met the Royal guest before the kick-off.

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These top-hatted Sunderland fans attracted a lot of attention at Wembley. Left is Lawrence Wheatley (23) of Norfolk Avenue, Silksworth and his friend, John Robinson (22) of Quarry Road, Silksworth.

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Leeds defenders Norman Hunter (No. 6) and Paul Madeley are sandwiched between Sunderland’s Dave Watson (left) and Vic Halom.

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Sunderland fans awaiting the kick-off at Wembley.

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The great moment as Ian Porterfield shoots over the head of Leeds’ goalkeeper, Harvey, for the Cup-winning goal.

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An anxious moment in the Sunderland goalmouth as Trevor Cherry (nearest camera) falls in a scramble for possession. The Sunderland players looking on are (left to right), Montgomery (on ground), Watson, Guthrie and Pitt.

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Sunderland goalkeeper Jimmy Montgomery fists away from the head of Leeds striker, Mick Jones.

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Sunderland on the defensive as Trevor Cherry of Leeds attempts to beat Dick Malone (right), with Jimmy Montgomery off his line.

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Sunderland manager, Bob Stokoe, is overcome by emotion as he hugs Dennis Tueart (left) and match-winner Ian Porterfield, seconds after the final whistle.

Story taken from the Sunderland Echo on May 7, 1973.