Watch the video highlights of a classic Port Vale cup victory over top-flight Southampton from back in 1994.
About Port Vale 1-0 Southampton video
In 1994, John Rudge’s Port Vale side were drawn against top-flight Southampton in the third round of the FA Cup competition.
Vale had defeated Blackpool and Huddersfield Town in the earlier rounds. Prior to this replay they had earned a creditable draw at Southampton, thanks to a memorable strike from midfielder Andy Porter.
The replay took place at Vale Park on the 18th January 1994 and in an unusual move, the Hamil End, normally reserved for away fans, was opened to home fans.
Those fans would not be disappointed as Saints star player Matt le Tissier was shackled, future Port Vale player Tommy Widdrington was sent-off after a bad tackle and veteran Vale striker Bernie Slaven scored the winner in front of a packed Hamil End stand.
It would go down alongside the wins over Tottenham Hotspur, Derby County and Everton as yet another famous FA Cup giantkilling performance by John Rudge’s Port Vale side.
This particular video is taken from our OVF YouTube channel where there are hundreds of classic Vale video clips.
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