Side by side: Ramsey 2017 vs Sunderland 1979


In the aftermath of the 2-1 win over Chelsea to win the FA Cup on Saturday, it become obvious that there were parallels between Aaron Ramsey’s winner and that of Alan Sunderland in the 1979 final.

On that day, all those years ago, Man United had just equalised, but straight from kick off Liam Brady fed Graham Rix down the left hand side, he crossed to the back post and Sunderland scored the winner.

This year, the timing of the goal – just 22 seconds after kick-off – is almost identical, and it was a cross from the left that won us the game.

Check it out below:

What does it all mean though?

Nothing. Except that we won the cup.

And winning the cup is good.

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