FA Cup Betting Odds
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FA Cup Odds
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The first competition in season 1871-72 had fifteen entries, the most recent saw 700 sides take part. Wanderers, a team formed by ex-public school and university players, won the first final 1-0 against Royal Engineers at Kennington Oval.
Probably the most memorable final of all saw massive underdogs Wimbledon beat Liverpool 1-0 to lift the famous old trophy in 1988, just 11 years after being elected into the Football League.
The 1923 final between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United was the first match at the new stadium and it drew an estimated crowd of 200,000, vastly exceeding the official capacity. The occasion is still fondly remembered for the efforts of PC George Scorey on his white horse 'Billie' who helped clear thousands of spectators who spilled on to the pitch.
Another FA Cup legend is Bert Trautmann, a former German POW, who earned hero status after playing the last fifteen minutes of Manchester City's 1956 Final against Birmingham City with what turned out to be a broken neck.
The new Wembley hosted its first final in 2007. Sir Bobby Robson, a Cup winner as Ipswich Town's manager, once said: "The FA Cup Final is the greatest single match outside the World Cup Final - and it's ours".