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  Saturday, 7 October, 2000, 12:18 GMT 13:18 UK
Football Focus' Wembley tribute
Wembley's Twin Towers
The Twin Towers will soon be lost to Wembley
If you watched Football Focus on Saturday 7 October, you will have seen a special tribute to Wembley Stadium and a montage of some of the most enduring images seen at the venue of legends.

These ranged from Fanny Blankers Koen winning gold at the 1948 Olympics to the stadium's first FA Cup Final which saw Billy the white horse single handedly clearing the pitch of tens of thousands of spectators.

Wembley has also hosted events as wide-ranging as chariot racing, ski jumping and Live Aid.

Naturally England's finest hour, the 1966 World Cup Final, features heavily, but if you were not sure what some of the pictures were, below we have the full list.

The Twin Towers

1966 Nobby Stiles dances after the World Cup Final
1974 Kevin Keegan walks after being sent off in the Charity Shield
1954 A crowd shot at the 1954 FA Cup Final
1986 Alan Hansen lifts the FA Cup after Liverpool clinch the Double
1948 The Olympic torch arrives at Wembley
1948 The opening ceremony of the 1948 Olympic Games
1948 Fanny Blankers Koen wins gold in the Olympic 100m
1993 Balloons blow in the wind in 1993's all-Sheffield FA Cup Semi Final
1948 Abide With Me plays before the 1948 FA Cup Final
1974 The same magic moment in 1974
Live Aid rocks Wembley in 1985
Live Aid rocks Wembley in 1985
1977 Scotland fans invade the Wembley pitch after seeing their team beat England 2-1
1930 The Graf Zeppelin ominously hovers over Wembley
1977 Tommy Docherty holds the FA Cup after Manchester United have defeated Liverpool
1982 The Pope arrives at Wembley
Date unknown Ski jumping
1969 The Horse of the Year Show
1969 The pitch is replaced after the Horse of the Year Show
Date unknown Chariot racing
1969 Ivan Mauger wins the World Speedway Championship
1924 The Empire Games of 1924
1985 The John Power Showdown greyhound race
1923 Wembley's first FA Cup Final - The White Horse Final
1985 Live Aid rocks the stadium


1968 Matt Busby and George Best celebrate after Man United's European Cup win over Benfica
1971 Charlie George scores the goal that clinches the Double for Arsenal in 1971
1981 Ricky Villa dribbles through the Man City defence to score in the 1981 FA Cup Final
1996 Eric Cantona leaves his mark on the stadium in 1996
The legendary Ferenc Puskas
The legendary Ferenc Puskas
1997 Roberto di Matteo scores Wembley's fastest ever FA Cup Final goal
1980 Diego Maradona goes close for Argentina against England
1967 Jim Baxter plays keepy uppy as Scotland beat World Cup winners England 3-2
1996 Alan Shearer scores for England against Holland at Euro 96
1988 Ellery Hanley scores for Wigan against St Helens in the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final
1983 Ronnie Whelan scores a cracker in the Milk Cup Final
1995 Rene Higuita performs his scorpion kick as Colombia take on England
1953 Ferenc Puskas drags the ball back and scores for the mighty Magyar team of the 1950s
1968 George Best scores for Man United in the European Cup Final against Benfica
1991 Paul Gascoigne curls in a deadly free-kick in the FA Cup Semi Final
1991 A pumped-up Gazza speaks after the game


1984 Elton John cries after Watford have lost the FA Cup Final to Everton
1991 Gazza's injury problems start as he lashes out at Gary Charles in the FA Cup Final
1973 Norman Hunter misses his tackle in a World Cup qualifier against Poland
1991 Gazza is carried off after his lunge at Gary Charles
Gareth Southgate is consoled after his penalty miss
Gareth Southgate is consoled after his penalty miss
1973 Poland score the goal that knocks England out of the 1973 World Cup
1996 Gazza stretches but misses against Germany in Euro 96
1954 Fans show their emotions in 1954
1988 John Aldridge's FA Cup Final penalty miss costs Liverpool the Double
1985 Kevin Moran is the first player ever sent off in the FA Cup Final
1996 Gareth Southgate misses the crucial penalty in Euro 96
1968 Don Fox misses a crucial last minute conversion
1991 Des Walker scores the own goal that gives Spurs the Cup against Forest
1983 "And Smith must score..." but he doesn't and Brighton lose the FA Cup Final replay 4-0 to Man United


1966 Bobby Charlton scores a cracker in the World Cup against Mexico
1986 Ian Rush scores his second in the Merseyside Cup Final
1963 Henry Cooper knocks down Cassisus Clay
1985 Norman Whiteside curls the ball past Neville Southall for Man United against Everton
1996 David Seaman saves Gary McAllister's penalty in Euro 96
David Seaman celebrates against Scotland
David Seaman celebrates against Scotland
1988 Dave Beasant saves from John Aldridge and Wimbledon go on to beat Liverpool in the Cup Final
1973 Jim Montgomery makes an ubelievable Cup Final save for Sunderland
1956 Bert Trautman's broken neck does not stop him playing on for Man City
1996 Stuart Pearce gets six years of frustration out of his system after scoring his penalty against Spain
1962 Jimmy Greaves scores for Spurs in 1962
1979 Kevin Keegan scores for England against Scotland
1974 Bill Shankly gestures in the 1974 Cup Final
1953 The Matthews Final


1978 Bobby Robson manages Ipswich at the Cup Final
1978 Roger Osborne scores for Ipswich
1930 Cardiff beat Arsenal to take the Cup out of England for the first and only time
1980 Trevor Brooking's header clinches the Cup for West Ham
1939 Portsmouth take the Cup back South in 1939
1976 Bobby Stokes' goal shocks Man United in 1976
1973 Sunderland clinch the Cup in 1973 with Ian Porterfield's goal
1987 Keith Houchen dives full length as Coventry beat Spurs 3-2
1987 Coventry's Management duo celebrate their surprise FA Cup Final win


1966 Geoff Hurst's controversial second goal with original German commentary
1979 Alan Sunderland's last-minute goal gives Arsenal an astonishing 3-2 win over Man United
1966 Eddie Kavanagh invades the pitch as Everton beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 in the 1966 FA Cup Final
1992 Ronald Koeman's free-kick gives Barcelona their only European Cup win against Sampdoria
1996 Gazza scores his sublime goal for England against Scotland at Euro 96
1999 Scott Gibbs scores a last-minute try Wales which denies England the Grand Slam


1953 Stanley Matthews drinks from the Cup after the Matthews Final
Date unknown A small boy stares at Wembley
England's finest Wembley hour
England's finest Wembley hour
1994 Martin Offiah celebrates Challenge Cup success
1986 Gary Lineker celebrates scoring in the 1986 Cup Final
1990 Ian Wright wheels away after scoring for Crystal Palace
1959 Billy Wright wins his 100th England cap
2000 Dennis Wise lifts the FA Cup after Chelsea win Wembley's last ever Cup Final
1962 A Spurs fan can barely contain his excitement
1978 Kenny Dalglish scores for Liverpool in the European Cup Final
1966 Geoff Hurst scores his hat-trick goal in 1966
1966 Alf Ramsay holds the World Cup aloft
1966 Bobby Moore is held high with the trophy

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