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Opponents drawn at random. Big guns being forced to visit minnows. There is no competition on the planet like the FA Cup. And when those big teams head to unfamiliar - sometimes cramped - surroundings, it is not a foregone conclusion that they will return home with their reputation intact. And those that do, sometimes they are handed a scare first.

Jose Mourinho will never forget his first FA Cup tie when a Scunthorpe United side full of free transfers pushed his multi-million pound side to the limit and even took the lead at Stamford Bridge. And of course, following his second departure from the Bridge his former employers crashed to a shock defeat at the hands of Bradford City. Shrewsbury Town, Hereford United, Leyton Orient and Luton Town are among those that have added their name to the list of FA Cup giant-killers.

And while they may not have been giant-killings, the FA Cup Final itself has thrown up some shockers over the years. Few football fans will forget the day Wimbledon rocked up at Wembley Stadium and beat a Liverpool team that was the dominant force in English football in the 80s. And what about the time Wigan Athletic arrived at the home of English football and beat mega-bucks Manchester City just days before the Latics' relegation from the Premier League was confirmed.

So will we see more upsets during 2017/18? Do not bet against it!

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FA CUP HISTORY

The first FA Cup Final took place during the 1871/72 season when Wanderers ran out 1-0 winners against Royal Engineers at the Kennnington Oval.

In 1923 the Final moved to its permanent home of Wembley Stadium and it was Bolton Wanderers who lifted the trophy on that occasions thanks to a 2-0 victory against West Ham United.

Aside from a one-off replay at Old Trafford and a six-year spell at the Millennium Stadium while the new Wembley was being built, millions of supporters have walked down Wembley Way over the years with the hope of seeing their team lift the famous trophy.

Arsenal supporters have done that more than any other because the Gunners have now won the FA Cup a record-setting 13 times, with Manchester United next up on 12 successes after they were unable to successfully defend the trophy in 2016/17/

Tottenham Hotspur are eight-time holders ahead of Liverpool, Chelsea and Aston Villa, who have won it seven times, while Manchester City and Everton have both got their hands on this famous piece of silverware on five occasions.

FA CUP WINNERS

NUMBERTEAM
13Arsenal
12Manchester United
8Tottenham Hotspur
7Chelsea
7Liverpool
7Aston Villa
6Newcastle United
6Blackburn Rovers
5Everton
5Manchester City
5Wanderers
4Bolton Wanderers
4Sheffield United
4Wolverhampton Wanderers
3Sheffield Wednesday
3West Ham United
2Bury
2Nottingham Forest
2Portsmouth
2Preston North End
2Sunderland
2Old Etonians
1Huddersfield Town
1Southampton
1Leeds United
1Derby County
1Blackpool
1Cardiff City
1Burnley
1Notts County
1Wigan Athletic
1Wimbledon
1Coventry City
1Ipswich Town
1Bradford City
1Royal Engineers
1Oxford University
1Clapham Rovers
1Blackburn Olympic
1Old Carthusians

FA CUP RECORDS

MOST CONSECUTIVE FA CUP WINS: 3 - Wanderers (1876-1878), Blackburn Rovers (1884-1886)

MOST FA CUP FINAL APPEARANCES: Arsenal - 20

MOST FA CUP FINAL DEFEATS: Everton - 8 (1893, 1897, 1907, 1968, 1985, 1986, 1989, 2009)

MOST FA CUP WINS BY A MANAGER: Arsene Wenger - 7 (1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014, 2015, 2017)

MOST FA CUP WINS BY A PLAYER: Ashley Cole - 7 (2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012)

MOST GOALS IN AN FA FUP FINAL: 7 - Blackburn Rovers 6-1 Sheffield Wednesday (1890), Blackpool 4-3 Bolton Wanderers (1953)

MOST FA CUP FINAL GOALS SCORED: Ian Rush - 5

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