Top 10: League Cup finals

6. Swindon 3-1 Arsenal, 1969

Two years after third-tier QPR had embarrassed top-flight WBA, another upset in a game that scarred a young Nick Hornby for life. Having scored against the run of first-half play when Roger Smart capitalised on confusion over a backpass from Ian Ure to Bob Wilson, Swindon defended doggedly until Bobby Gould's 86th-minute equaliser took the game into extra time. However, the minnows and neutrals found a hero in Don Rogers, who scored a brace to complete the fairy tale. Arsenal blamed flu and the heavy pitch, but nobody outside the mudslinging metropolitan media cared.


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