The Giant Killers

Every F A cup slaying since 1888

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The Giant Killer's Fan Poll

Rank
 Year
 Fixture
 Votes
 Points
 GK website rank
1
 1972
 Hereford United 2-1 Newcastle United [After Extra Time]
 4
 39
 17th
2
 2015
 Chelsea 2-4 Bradford City
 3
 14
 12th
3
 1949
 Yeovil Town 2-1 Sunderland
 2
 17
 55th
4
 1988
 Liverpool 0-1 Wimbledon
 2
 16
 Not Considered
5
 1989
 Sutton United 2-1 Coventry City
 2
 15
 1st
5
 1973
 Sunderland 1-0 Leeds United
 2
 15
 243rd
5
 1975
 Burnley 0-1 Wimbledon
 2
 15
 5th
8
 2007
 Norwich City 0-1 Luton Town
 2
 14
  6th
9
 1933
 Walsall 2-0 Arsenal
 2
 12 
 13th
9
 2008
 Liverpool 1-2 Barnsley
 2
 12
 295th
11
 2010
 Manchester United 0-1 Leeds United
 2
 11
 24th
12
 1984
 Bournemouth 2-0 Manchester United
 3
 10
 8th
13
 2001
 Leicester City 0-1 Wycombe Wanderers
 1
 10
 163rd
14
 1991
 Wrexham 2-1 Arsenal
 2
 9
 4th
15
 2003
 Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Everton
 2
 8
 11th
16
 2013
 Manchester City 0-1 Wigan Athletic
 1
 8
 Not Considered
16
 2018
 Wigan Athletic 1-0 Manchester City
 1
 8
 42nd
18
 2002
 Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Vauxhall Motors [4-5 on penalties]
 1
 7
 Not Considered
18
 2013
 Oldham Athletic 3-2 Liverpool
 1
 7
 93rd
20
 2007
 Chasetown 1-0 Port Vale
 1
 6
 Not Considered
21
 2011
 Stevenage Borough 3-1 Newcastle United
 1
 5
 21st
22
 2008
 Barnsley 1-0 Chelsea
 2
 3
 101st
23
 2009
 Manchester United 0-0 Exeter City [United won the replay]
 1
 3
 Not Considered
24
 2013
 Queens Park Rangers 2-4 Milton Keynes Dons
 1
 2
 407th
25
 1985
 York City 1-0 Arsenal
 1
 1
 139th
What does Not Considered mean? The tie in question, while regarded as a Giant Killing by the people who voted for it, is not regarded as such by the Giant Killers Website. There'll be one of three reasons for this.
1: You have to draw a line at what's considered a Giant. For that reason we term a Giant to be any top flight team, extended to second tier when they lose to Non-League opponents since the creation of the Third Division.
2: You have to be from a lower division to be a Giant Killer. For that reason, any victory by a top flight team over another top flight team has been discarded.
3: You have to actually win the game. To kill the Giant you actually have to knock them out of the competition, not just keep the score at 0-0. 

While the merits of Vauxhall Motors against Queens Park Rangers, Wimbledon against Liverpool and Exeter against Manchester United are all great cup moments, in the eyes of the site, QPR weren't a giant at the time, Wimbledon were the seventh best team in the country when they beat Liverpool and Exeter merely wounded the giant, they didn't slay it.

But this page is for your opinion, not the site's.