Blast from the past: And the Oscar goes to the Chalupsky brothers

20 May 2021 - 21:08 By david isaacson

Today in SA sports history: May 21

1983 — Former Wits University goalie Gary Bailey, playing for Manchester United, makes a critical save in the dying moments of the FA Cup final at a packed Wembley Stadium in London against Brighton to force a replay. Bailey smothered Gordon Smith’s effort with 10 seconds of the match remaining, keeping the score 2-2. “It was the most important save of my life but I confess it was pure instinct,” said Bailey, whose team went on to win the replay 4-0...

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