May 14, 1988. It’s FA Cup final day and, as should always be the case, sunshine bathes Wembley. The Twin Towers gleam.
Newly-crowned league champions Liverpool were to complete another dominant season with their second double in three years. Unfashionable and unfancied Wimbledon had made their own history reaching the final – the pundits said defeat wouldn’t hurt Dennis Wise, Vinnie Jones and John Fashanu. They had achieved so much in reaching Wembley.
But the Dons had other ideas. Lawrie Sanchez scored in the 37th minute - and when Ian Rush missed a penalty on the hour mark, the trophy was heading to Plough Lane.
The shiny shirt they wore that day, made by Spall, glistened in the sunlight as Wimbledon’s working class heroes celebrated the most unlikely cup triumph in the competition’s history.