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i still say that goal was offside !!!!! and stepney dived in instalmentsRed Devil said:It's nearly 33 years since Southampton pulled off one of the biggest shocks in FA Cup history, by beating Manchester United 1-0 in the 1976 final. Bobby Stokes' angled shot defeated Alex Stepney and handed the likes of **** Channon and Peter Osgood a winners' medal in Lawrie McMememy's most memorable achievement in management.
Manchester United are bidding to win the FA Cup for a record 12th time. United have not been knocked out at the third round stage since 1984, and are aiming to reach the fourth round for a record 24th consecutive occasion (ignoring 1999-2000, when they did not enter). Ipswich managed such a feat 16 times between 1971 and 1986 and hold the second best such streak.
Bournemouth were the last lower division club to knock out the Red Devils. The Cherries were a Third Division (third level) club when they won 2-0 at Dean Court in the Third Round on 7 January 1984.
The League ladder
Southampton are 40 places lower than Manchester United in the league standings.
Mike Riley (West Yorkshire)
Wednesday, 14 January 2009, 2000 hours
Southampton Current form
No win in eight; drawn four and lost four Championship games since a 1-2 win at Reading on 22 November - their only victory in 11. Not won in eight at home since a 2-0 victory over Norwich on 30 September.
Recent FA Cup performance
Not fallen at the third round hurdle since 2003-04.
Jan Poortvliet is Southampton's sixth permanent manager in four years. This is the 53 year old Dutchman's first taste of FA Cup football. Of 29 games in charge, seven have been won, eight drawn and 14 lost.
FA Cup fact
League One Bristol Rovers ended Saints' interest in the competition last season in the fifth round. The 2003 losing finalists, made the last eight four years ago, the last 16 three years ago and the last 32 two years ago. bbc sports news