The FA Cup is English football’s most prestigious cup competition and has long been the place to go for drama, fairytales and giant killings.

The quarter final stage has a history of serving up all of that and more; from eight-goal thrillers to a goalscoring hero signed via Teletext, pitch invasions to a hat-trick hero whose dad was a guitarist in Showaddywaddy.

Let’s take a look at the all-time great FA Cup quarter final encounters.

9. Wolves 1-4 Crystal Palace – 1994/95

7. Newcastle 4-3 Nottingham Forest – 1973/74

The infamous pitch invasion at St James’ Park #OTD in 1974. Newcastle United were down to 10 men and losing 3-1 to Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup 5th round. I was an 11-year-old kid in the 54,000 crowd who watched #NUFC roar back to win 4-3. One of the greatest ever atmospheres.

— Dave Morton (@DaveSMorton) March 9, 2020

Denis Law
Law netted a brace for United | Roger Jackson/Getty Images

5. Nottingham Forest 3-3 Ipswich – 1980/81

Arnold Muhren, Frans Thijssen
Frans Thijssen (left) equalised in the first match, before compatriot Arnold Muhren hit the winner in the replay | Getty Images/Getty Images

3. Barnsley 1-0 Chelsea – 2007/08

?? MEMORY MATCH | On this day 25 years ago, a hat-trick from Scott Oakes seals a memorable 3-2 win over West Ham in an FA Cup quarter-final replay at Kenilworth Road. Oakes is pictured skipping past Steve Potts (father of Dan) before scoring his third goal of the night. #COYH

— LutonTown (@LutonTown) March 23, 2019

1. Leicester City 1-2 Wycombe Wanderers – 2000/01

The best FA Cup quarter-finals of all time – ranked
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