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Summary

  1. Wimbledon beat Liverpool 1-0 to win Cup
  2. Sanchez scores winner, Beasant saves Aldridge pen
  3. Watch BBC coverage by clicking play at the top
  4. Watch key incidents again via highlights tab
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By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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Wimbledon shock the world

But that's the end of our short journey back in time.

Liverpool and the new AFC Wimbledon of course lock horns later on this evening, live on the BBC Sport website and app, 5 live and on BBC One. Don't miss it.

There is also the small matter of the FA Cup fourth-round draw. See you all soon.

Wimbledon shock the world

You can hear more from Vinnie Jones

on the 1988 FA Cup final right here.

Silly walks, fitness tests and electric shocks

Wimbledon shock the world

Want to know more about the Crazy Gang of Wimbledon 88? Sure you do.

Check out this excellent read from Luke Reddy. More anecdotes than you can shake a stick at.

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T-101: what a panel - Lynam, Hill, Wilson. Could we please bring them all back for one last FA Cup final?

It is reported that owner Sam Hammam told the squad that they were all up for sale after the Cup win. A shrewd businessman.

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Andrew Watson: The Liverpool team cost £6m to assemble - the Wimbledon team were sold for £10m !!!

All eyes on the Euros

That's another domestic season wrapped up then. Liverpool undoubtedly the very cream of the crop but they couldn't get the Double secured when it mattered. All credit to Wimbledon.

So what next? Well of course the 1988 European Championship is on the horizon. Could a Dons player or two make it into Bobby Robson's squad for West Germany?

England will play the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands and the Soviet Union in their Group. A formality.

Player reaction

Wimbledon shock the world

Wimbledon midfielder Vinnie Jones: "We were told it would be a battle for midfield and it surely was. But there were another nine players out there.

"I'm just happy for the lads and I hope the lads were watching back home in the pub."

Wimbledon 1-0 Liverpool

What a Cup final, what a shock and what a bit of programming from our esteemed colleagues Des Lynam, Jimmy Hill, John Motson and Bob Wilson, I hope you'll agree.

Partying with Jimmy Hill

Wimbledon 1-0 Liverpool

Dave Beasant: "We were offered two tickets each to celebrate at a top London hotel or 10 tickets each for a marquee - or as we called it a tent - on the pitch at Plough Lane. So all our families were there and it was a quiet night."

Lawrie Sanchez: "Match of the Day came live from the corner of the tent. To be able to walk over and do it live was a dream come true."

Wimbledon at their post FA Cup final party in 1988
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Wimbledon shock the world

Des Lynam

BBC presenter

"If Liverpool are the team of the century, well today we've seen the turn-up of the century."

Classic Des.

Player reaction

Wimbledon shock the world

Wimbledon captain Dave Beasant on his penalty save: "I just tried to stand up.

"We have watched John Aldridge's other penalties and he puts a lot to the keeper's left. He didn't do his shuffle. If keepers don't move he tends to go that way and luckily he did."

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Steve Round: Dalglish out!

Player reaction

Wimbledon shock the world

Wimbledon players
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Match winner Lawrie Sanchez: "I only score one or two but only the important ones. This one was quite important as well. I had a special hair cut for the day and it worked.

"It was not a penalty. Clive Goodyear played the ball back to the keeper. It was a perfectly good tackle but Dave Beasant likes to have his moment and save a penalty now and again.

"It was a good penalty and a great save. Dave is one of the best keepers in the country, what can you do against him?"

Wimbledon shock the world

Wimbledon boss Bobby Gould: "Do you expect us to come here just to please you in the media? We've worked hard all season. It's taken a lot of blood sweat and tears but we did it."

Wimbledon shock the world

Wimbledon assistant Don Howe: "We spent two hours yesterday afternoon working on set-pieces when a lot of clubs would have rested. Liverpool were on top for long periods but they never really created anything.

"There is room at the top. It shouldn't be just Manchester United or Liverpool every year at the top."

Wimbledon shock the world

Wimbledon owner Sam Hammam is handed the trophy. He is understandably delighted.

Wimbledon shock the world

The Wimbledon lads are out for the BBC cameras. Vinnie Jones is sporting a huge shiner. The legacy of that early challenge on Steve McMahon.

Wimbledon shock the world

Wimbledon boss Bobby Gould singles out BBC pundit and lifelong friend Bob Wilson in the stands before also gesturing to former Dons boss Dave Bassett. That's partly for you, or words to that effect. What a lovely touch.

Vinnie Jones looks to be on the edge of glory. Or chaos.

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Steve Pye: For supporters of the underdog, that result was perfect (to quote the current number one by Fairground Attraction).

Wimbledon shock the world

Wimbledon's players and staff continue to lap it all up at Wembley. Quite right too. Seize the moment.

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From Sheelagh: Now we know why Wimbledon are referred to as 'The Crazy Gang'. That is a crazy result, Liverpool look shell-shocked!

Wimbledon shock the world

BBC FA Cup final commentator John Motson at Wembley

"Anyone for tennis? That used to be the only shout at Wimbledon. But not now. They play football - and they win trophies."

Wimbledon shock the world

Vinnie Jones
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The kitman who has been with Wimbledon for 38 years gets in on the act. Vinnie Jones, the Wealdstone Raider, cannot believe his eyes. Life will not get any better than this for Jones. A real Hollywood story.

Wimbledon shock the world

Wimbledon team celebrate
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Bobby Gould is the last man to leave the Royal Box. What has he achieved here? It will take some time for it to sink in. Liverpool undertake a lap of dishonour to applaud their brilliant support, who stay to the end to clap Wimbledon heartily too.

Wimbledon shock the world

Alan Hansen wears the look of regret. He surely never contemplated leading Liverpool up to collect runners' up medals this afternoon. He'll chuck that one in his sock drawer.

Wimbledon shock the world

Princess Diana beams as she hands the trophy to Dave Beasant. He lifts it high, high above his head! Is this the start of something special for Wimbledon? A new force in English football?

Wimbledon shock the world

Wimbledon are up the steps to the Royal Box. No messing about, no fireworks or tickertape. Dave Beasant, who can see Wembley from his home, leads them up.

Wimbledon shock the world

BBC FA Cup final commentator John Motson at Wembley

"This is no fluke. If you'd seen Wimbledon play as often as we have in the last few years you knew they were capable of it."

Wimbledon shock the world

Amazing scenes. Some of the Wimbledon players can't believe their eyes. From non-league to FA Cup winners in 11 years. Vinnie Jones lifts manager Bobby Gould clean off his feet.

FAST FORWARD

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Ian B: Regrettably I'd forgotten the late great Laurie Cunningham played for Wimbledon in the 1988 Cup Final

Liverpool 0-1 Wimbledon

BBC FA Cup final commentator John Motson at Wembley

Dave Beasant
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"There it is! The Crazy Gang have beaten the Culture Club!

"It's a weird and wonderful world if you come from Wimbledon. They've won the FA Cup!"

FULL-TIME

Liverpool 0-1 Wimbledon

There it is! INCREDIBLE! INCREDIBLE!

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Liverpool 0-1 Wimbledon

They think it's all over! It's not yet!

The Wimbledon bench are on their feet as an offside whistle is mistaken for full-time.

Liverpool 0-1 Wimbledon

Jimmy Hill

BBC pundit at Wembley

"This season will be written off now as the year that Liverpool played one game too many.

"Last week, at their peak, they were brilliant. But in the May sunshine the energy and industry of Wimbledon has destroyed them."

CLOSE!

Liverpool 0-1 Wimbledon

Liverpool resort to a long throw. And close! Steve Nicol heads over on the stretch.

Liverpool 0-1 Wimbledon

Where are your cards referee! Again it's Vinnie Jones and Steve McMahon going toe-to-toe; stud-to-stud. Shocking tackle. But again no action taken.

Liverpool 0-1 Wimbledon

"You'll Never Walk Alone" rings out from the stands but Liverpool still don't look like creating much pressure on the Wimbledon goal. The side who have made a monopoly of success in the First Division have simply not turned up. That's the beauty of the FA Cup.

THE FINAL FIVE

Liverpool 0-1 Wimbledon

This is it. We are five minutes away from an incredible Cupset. The Crazy Gang are almost there.

Liverpool 0-1 Wimbledon

Craig Johnston puts in a cross but it's lame and Dave Beasant scoops it up. Liverpool, you've let yourselves down.