Join legendary keeper Jimmy Montgomery to relive Sunderland’s ‘73 victory over Leeds

The save that gave Sunderland new life!  Trevor Cherry (grounded) sees Jim Montgomery push a shot from Peter Lorimer against the bar.

The save that gave Sunderland new life! Trevor Cherry (grounded) sees Jim Montgomery push a shot from Peter Lorimer against the bar.

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JOIN a Sunderland AFC legend to relive his famous moment.

Jimmy Montgomery, the man behind Wembley’s most famous double save, will join thousands of Sunderland fans in Herrington Country Park to watch a screening of the 1973 FA Cup win as part of celebrations to commemorate the game’s 40th anniversary.

The screening forms part of Sunderland Festival, from June 14 to 16.

It includes the screening of Mamma Mia! and activities to celebrate Sunderland’s 21 years as a city, and the 40th anniversary of the town twinning arrangement with St Nazaire.

Fans can join Jimmy to step back in time to 1973 on Saturday, June 15.

“It’s sure to be a lovely family day out,” he said.

“I’ll be bringing along my wife, son and daughter as well as my nine-year-old granddaughter and seven-year-old grandson.”

He added: “It’s great that the win is still remembered.

“People always want to talk to me about it and how they can remember it.

“Lots of young people tell me the stories passed down from their fathers and grandfathers.”

After the match, the fun will continue with live bands playing sounds of the 70s on stage until 8pm.

Festival-goers will also be able to enjoy a food village, fairground rides, sports, arts and crafts marquees and a beer tent.

Chris Alexander, chief operating officer of Sunderland Live, said: “The FA Cup final win is a huge part of Sunderland’s history and it’s only right that we celebrate the 40th anniversary in style.”