The Rundown

Top 10 English Cup upsets in recent years

Bradford City have become the toast of English football after they beat Aston Villa in the semi-finals of the League Cup to reach the final at Wembley.

Bradford's historic appearance will earn the fourth-tier side around £1million in gate receipts and television cash.

They continue a proud tradition of upsets which makes football fans around the country fall in love with the magic of the Cup.

Here ten of the greatest English Cup upsets since the 1970s.

1972: Non League Hereford United shocked top flight Newcastle United in an FA Cup third round replay when Ronnie Radford's iconic strike from distance took the game to extra time from where the underdogs recorded a famous upset.

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1973: Second division Sunderland beat FA Cup holders Leeds United, one of the game's most feared sides, to win the trophy.

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1976: Manchester United were big favourites to land the FA Cup when faced with second division Southampton but the south coast club pulled off a memorable 1-0 triumph.

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1984: Third tier Bournemouth beat FA Cup holders Manchester United in the third round. Their then manager Harry Redknapp said: "We don't get many days like this in Bournemouth."

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1989: Non-league Sutton United beat 1987 FA Cup winners Coventry City in the third round.

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1992: Wrexham defeated top flight champions Arsenal in the FA Cup third round, having finished bottom of the fourth division the previous season.

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1995: Manchester United were beaten 3-0 by York City in the second round of the League Cup. Ryan Giggs and David Beckham featured for United.

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2006: Struggling Southend United dumped League Cup holders Manchester United out of the competition to reach the quarter-finals.

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2008: Championship Barnsley knocked out Liverpool in the FA Cup fifth round and then defeated holders Chelsea in the quarter-finals.

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2010: Northampton Town knocked out Premier League Liverpool on penalties in the League Cup third round, one of the most humiliating nights suffered by the five-times European champions.

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2013: Bradford City beat Premier League Aston Villa in the League Cup to become the first fourth tier side to reach a major English domestic Cup final for more than 50 years.

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Heard about the French club who are 'doing a Bradford' in the Coupe de France this season?

Read about little Epinal's fairytale here.