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Legends to make Wembley appearance

28 February 2014

Sunderland and Manchester City cup winning players are to appear at Wembley prior to the Capital One Cup Final

Players from Sunderland's FA Cup winning side of 1973 and Manchester City's League Cup winners of 1976 will be making an appearance on the Wembley Stadium pitch prior to Sunday's Capital One Cup Final.

The Black Cats shocked Don Revie's Leeds United to win the '73 FA Cup Final in May of that year at the national stadium and players including captain Bobby Kerr and goalkeeper Jimmy Montgomery, who made one of the greatest double saves ever in the Final, will take to the turf before Sunday's match.

City were 2-1 victors against Newcastle United in the '76 League Cup Final and the two players who bagged the goals on the day, Peter Barnes and Dennis Tueart, will be amongst the club's attending legends.

Tueart is one of two players who played in both finals for the two clubs, the other being defender Dave Watson.


Sunday's activity is planned to take place between 1:15pm and 1:30pm and the attending players are listed below:

Sunderland’s representatives

Dick Malone – The Scot made over 200 appearances for the Mackems, before ending his career with Queen of the South in 1982.

Ron Guthrie – Full-back Guthrie scored his only Sunderland goal in a 2-0 victory over Luton on the way to the 1973 Final.

Richie Pitt – Defender Pitt spent his whole career in the North East, coming through the club's youth ranks.

Bobby Kerr – Captain Kerr was a midfielder who made over 300 appearances for Sunderland, scoring 56 goals, in a 12-year stay at the club.

Micky Horswill – 60-year-old Horswill started his career with the Black Cats in the early 70s and retired in 1984 at Carlisle United. He has since worked in broadcasting.

Vic Halom – Front man Halon spent the majority of his footballing career with Sunderland but also played for Charlton Athletic, Fulham and Luton Town, amongst other Football League clubs.

Dave Young – A central defender, Young played for Newcastle, his hometown club, and Sunderland before going onto appear for Millwall, Charlton and Southend United.

Jimmy Montgomery – 70-year-old goalkeeper Montgomery served Sunderland for 17 years, making more than 500 appearances.

Manchester City’s representatives

Tony Book – Right-back Book joined City aged 31 and retired as a player in 1974. He took over as manager and guided them to their 1976 League Cup success. Having lifted the trophy as captain in 1970, Book was the first person to win the competition as both a player and manager.

Joe Corrigan – Goalkeeper Corrigan amassed over 500 appearances in his career, most of which were for Manchester City. He won the League Cup twice as a player and won City's Player of the Year award three times.

Ged Keegan - Midfielder Keegan made only 32 league appearances for City before moving to Oldham Athletic in ’78.

Peter Barnes – A member of a select group to have played for both Manchester clubs, Barns earned the PFA Young Player of the Year after scoring in ’76 League Cup Final victory. 

Tommy Booth - City legend Booth made over 350 appearances for the club, scoring 25 goals from centre-back. He also spent a couple of years at Preston North End before the end of his career. 

Asa Hartford - The Scottish midfielder made more than 250 outings for City after spending the early portion of his career at West Bromwich Albion.

Kenny Clements - Defender Clements had two spells with City in between a period at Oldham Athletic, only managing one goal for the club in over 200 appearances. 

Paul Power - Manchester-born Power was City's Player of the Year in both the 1980/81 season and the 1984/85 campaign.

Players who represented both clubs in the two finals

Dennis Tueart – Winger Tueart is most famous for the spectacular overhead kick he scored in City's ’76 Final, which was voted as the greatest League Cup moment. He also spent time in the USA playing for New York Cosmos. 

Dave Watson – A centre-back, Watson appeared in both Finals and played for a whole host of League clubs before eventually moving to Canada to play for Vancouver Whitecaps. When he returned to English shores, he spent time with Derby County and Notts County, prior to ending his career with non-league Kettering Town.

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