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Wednesday, 9 February, 2000, 15:56 GMT
Caley win amongst cup upset greats

Hamilton Accies circa 1987 Hamilton Accies knocked Rangers out of the cup in 1987


Celtic's defeat at the hands of Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Tuesday will go down in football history as one of the game's great upsets.

Football, and particularly cup football, is littered with tales of giant-killing.

Some of the finest from the Scottish Cup include:

Dunfermline 2, Celtic 0
26 April, 1961
Charlie Dickson and Davie Thomson provide the goals in the cup final replay.

Berwick 1, Rangers 0
28 January, 1967
The second division outfit fell Rangers with a Sammy Reid goal.

Rangers 0, Hamilton 1
31 January, 1987
The Lanarkshire side stun the Ibrox giants in the days of Graeme Souness.

Stenhousemuir 2, Aberdeen 0
18 February, 1995
The former European giants can only think back to their glory days after being sunk with two goals from a farmer.

Celtic 0, Falkirk 1
23 April, 1997
Another upset for the Glasgow side, this time in a semi-final replay.

Further afield the "beautiful game" has been the source of a few surprises:

Walsall 2, Arsenal 0
Jan 1933 FA Cup 3rd round

Yeovil 2, Sunderland 1
Jan 1949 FA Cup 4th round

USA 1, England 0
Brazil, June 1950 World Cup Finals

England 3, Hungary 6
Wembley, Nov 1953

Bangor 2, Napoli 0
Sept 1962 Cup Winners' Cup 1st rnd, 1st leg

N. Korea 1, Italy 0
June 1966 World Cup Finals

Swindon Town 3, Arsenal 1
Mar 1969 League Cup Final

Colchester United 3, Leeds United 1
Feb 1971 FA Cup 5th round

Hereford United 2, Newcastle United 1
Jan 1972 FA Cup 3rd round

Sunderland 1, Leeds United 0
May 1973 FA Cup Final

Southampton 1, Manchester United 0
May 1976 FA Cup Final

Algeria 2, West Germany 1
Spain, June 1982 World Cup Finals

Bournemouth 2, Manchester United 0
Jan 1984 FA Cup 3rd round

Wimbledon 1, Liverpool 0
May 1988 FA Cup Final

Cameroon 1, Argentina 0
June 1990 World Cup Finals

Faroe Islands 1, Austria 0
Sept 1990 European Championship qualifying round

Wrexham 2, Arsenal 1
Jan 1992 FA Cup 3rd round

Denmark 2, Germany 0
June 1992 European Championship Final

USA 2, England 0
Boston, June 1993 US Cup 93

Bulgaria 2, Germany 1
New York, July 1994 World Cup Finals

USA 1, Brazil 0
Los Angeles, Feb 1998 Conacaf Gold Cup

Croatia 3, Germany 0
France, July 1998 World Cup quarter final

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