Fans urged to vote Oldham Athletic’s famous giantkilling of Liverpool the greatest FA Cup shock of season

By Matthew Lees

Oldham Athletic’s famous victory over Premier League titans Liverpool in this season’s FA Cup could go down as one of the greatest giantkillings ever.

The fourth round tie on January 27, which Oldham won 3-2, is one of four FA Cup games this season nominated for the Ronnie Radford Award.

The prize, created two years ago, goes to a giantkiller in honour of the Hereford United midfielder who scored against Newcastle United in 1972 in of the FA Cup’s greatest ever shocks.

Latics will face competition from League One rival MK Dons, and non- league teams Macclesfield Town and Luton Town.

The Dons beat Premier League opposition at Loftus Road while the Silkmen knocked out Cardiff – both in the third round.

Luton became the first side non-league side since 1989 to overcome top-flight opposition beating Norwich City in the fourth round.

That same round, live on ITV, two goals from Matt Smith and Manchester City loanee Reece Wabara for League One strugglers Oldham defeated  a Reds side containing Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.

Fans can vote for the winner online with the victorious club being presented the award at the FA Cup final at Wembley on May 11.

Voting for the Ronnie Radford Award closes at midnight on April 28 and can be down online at

Image courtesy off ITV, via YouTube, with thanks

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