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#FACupFinal: 8 most shocking upsets

Arsenal take on Hull City in the FA Cup final on Saturday evening, looking for their first silverware in nine years.

A promising campaign petered out in the end, despite spending 128 days on top of the Premier League pile and the Gunners had to settle for fourth place. The Tigers, on the other hand, finished fifth from bottom in their first season back in the top flight and will compete in the Europa League next season, regardless of what happens.

42 points separate the two teams in terms of league position, making Arsene Wenger's men overwhelming favourites to lift the trophy. Nothing is certain in this competition, or with Arsenal - who lost to Birmingham City in the 2011 League Cup final - but surely the Gunners can't bottle it now, they've booked the parade and everything!

Here are the top eight final-upsets the North Londoners should heed warnings from...

8. Crystal Palace 3-3 Manchester United (1990)

Palace's debut FA Cup final came in their first season back in the top flight after nine years away and while United were hardly pulling up any trees under Alex Ferguson, they were expected to win at a canter - but Palace had other ideas.

They took the lead through defender Gary O'Reilly, only to fall behind to strikes from Bryan Robson and Mark Hughes. But on stepped Ian Wright, who announced himself on the big stage with an instant equaliser before restoring their lead in extra-time.

Hughes drew them in the second half and United won 1-0 in a replay, but it was far too close-run an affair for the Red Devils. Defeat would have almost certainly cost Fergie his job.

7. Everton 1-0 Manchester United (1995)

FA Cup and Premier League double-winners the season before, United were again heavy favourites for the '95 final, despite finishing second to Blackburn in the race for the title.

Joe Royle's Toffees had come 15th in the table, having only secured their safety two weeks earlier and won the game thanks to Paul Rideout's header after Graham Stuart had struck the crossbar. United attacked for much of the remaining 60 minutes, but to no avail.

6. Coventry City 3-2 Tottenham Hotspur

The odds were against the Sky Blues in the '87 final, which was their first-ever in any domestic cup competition, while Spurs had never lost an FA Cup final and were gunning for a record eighth trophy.

Clive Allen opened the scoring for the favourites after just two minutes, but Dave Bennett made it 1-1 shortly after.

Gary Mabbutt then gave Spurs a half-time lead, but that was as good as it got for him and he scored an extra-time own goal to gift George Curtis' men their only trophy in a 131-year existence, after Keith Houchen had equalised in the second half.

5. West Ham United 1-0 Arsenal

West Ham's win over Arsenal in 1980 was last time a team from outside the top flight has won the FA Cup, despite the best efforts of rivals Millwall, and Cardiff City.

Trevor Brooking's solitary goal after just 13 minutes saw off the Gunners, who were fourth in the top flight at the time.

Part of that Hammers side was Frank Lampard senior, whose son has lifted the trophy on four occasions to date.

4. Manchester United 0-1 Southampton (1976)

Third in the top flight took on sixth in the Second Division - surely there could only be one winner? As expected, United made the more purposeful start, but Southampton keeper Ian Turner made a string of saves to keep his side in the game.

The Saints grew in to the contest and took the lead late-on through Bobby Stokes to spring an upset and lift their first major trophy.

Tommy Docherty was in charge of a Red Devils side which included the likes of Alex Stepney, Steve Coppell and Sammy McIlroy.

3. Sunderland 1-0 Leeds United (1973)

Don Revie's Leeds United side began to dominate English football from the mid-60s and were FA Cup holders going in to the '73 final.

Sunderland were 6th in the Second Division at the time, but weren't at all fazed, taking a 30th-minute lead through Ian Porterfield. The Mackems held on despite sustained Leeds pressure, with goalkeeper Jimmy Montgomery pulling off a magnificent save from Peter Lorimer, among a string of others.

The final was famously played with an orange ball for the first time.

2. Wigan Athletic 1-0 Manchester City (2013)

Last season's final defeat signalled the end for City boss Roberto Mancini, who was relieved of his duties the following week. His side were Premier League champions the year before and had been expected to walk all over the Latics, who were on the verge of relegation from the top flight.

With City frustrated for much of the game, Mancini bafflingly withdrew Carlos Tevez in favour of Jack Rodwell and then saw his side go down to 10 men when Pablo Zabaleta picked up a second yellow card.

In stoppage time, Wigan won a corner and Ben Watson headed home to seal the club's first trophy in their 81-year history.

1. Wimbledon 1-0 Liverpool (1988)

The Dons had only been promoted to the Football League 10 years earlier, but reached the FA Cup final in only their second season in the top flight. They faced one of the most dominant club sides in English history, in Liverpool, featuring the likes of Alan Hansen, John Barnes and Peter Beardsley.

But the Crazy Gang took the lead through Lawrie Sanchez's first-half header and managed to hold on despite giving away a penalty on the hour mark.

Dave Beasant denied John Aldridge from 12 yards, becoming the first goalkeeper to save a spot-kick in an FA Cup final. He was also the competition's first non-outfield winning captain, in perhaps the most famous final of all time.

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