Tueart goal voted best ever
- Sat 27 Feb 2010, 9:23AM
- Posted by Chris Bailey
City fans can take a bow after helping Dennis Tueart’s spectacular winning goal against Newcastle United in the 1976 League Cup Final to be voted the greatest moment in the competition’s history.
Sunday’s Carling Cup showdown is the 50th League Cup Final and more than 20,000 supporters cast their votes on the 50 golden moments as nominated on The Football League’s special 50th anniversary website – www.leaguecup50.com
Dennis, a former director of the club and still very much a fan, came out top and was delighted to be told he’s won.
“For my goal to be voted for by the people of the game, the supporters, as the number one League Cup Moment makes me feel very proud,” he declared.
I’m of the opinion that emotion, passion and pride is what makes football special. Football supporters are unique. They make the game what it is
Football League Chairman, Lord Mawhinney, congratulated Tueart and said:
“Dennis Tueart’s memorable goal is a worthy winner of this accolade. To win a cup final with a moment of such supreme skill is an outstanding feat.
“Fifty years is an important milestone for The Football League’s showpiece Cup competition.
“The League Cup is essential to the financial welfare of English professional football. It generates the income that sustains the most developed professional football pyramid in the world game. Long may it continue.”
In second place in the poll came goalkeeper Paul Robinson’s heroics for Leeds United against Swindon Town in 2003. Having already scored the equalising goal with 15 seconds remaining, Robinson saved two penalties in a shoot-out to take the Yorkshire club through.
York City’s sensational 3-0 win at Old Trafford in 1995 against a Manchester United side containing David Beckham and Ryan Giggs came third.
The Football League will make a special presentation to Dennis at Sunday’s Carling Cup Final.