Revealed: Most memorable events in Wembley
PUBLISHED: 15:17 05 June 2015 | UPDATED: 17:11 05 June 2015
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What is your most memorable event in Wembley?
To mark the open of their new hotel in Wembley, their 503rd in the county, Travelodge asked 2,000 people what event they remember the most about the town which is famous for its stadium.
Unsurprisingly the top 20 list featured sporting and music events with England winning the World Cup at Wembley Stadium in 1966 coming top of the list.
Jessica Jackson, manager of the new hotel in Wembley High Road, said: “We have two hotels close to Wembley Stadium and one of the most popular questions discussed amongst customers and staff is what the most memorable Wembley moment ever is.
“Our findings have revealed that we are a nation obsessed with football, with just three music events making the top 20 listing.”
1 World Cup Final 1966 - Geoff Hurst ‘they think it’s all over…. it is now’ goal
2 World Cup Final 1966 - Geoff Hurst’s ‘was it over the line?’ goal
3 1985 - Queen at Live Aid
4 World Cup Final 1966 - Bobby Moore lifts the World Cup
5 Euro 96 – Gazza scores against Scotland
6 Euro 96 – Gareth Southgate’s penalty miss against Germany
7 1953 - FA Cup Final - Blackpool V Bolton The Matthews Final
8 Euro 96 – Stuart Pearce’s penalty reaction against Spain
9 1973 - FA Cup Final - Jim Montgomery’s save for Sunderland vs Leeds
10 1988- FA Cup Final - the ‘Crazy Gang’ beat Liverpool
11 1981 - FA Cup Final – Ricky Villa scores for Spurs
12 1956 - FA Cup Final – Bert Trautman plays on with a broken neck
13 1977 – Scotland beat England and the goalposts vanish
14 1948 – London Olympics
15 2014 - Boxing – Carl Froch knocks out George Groves
16 1953 – Hungary beat England 6-3 and stun the nation
17 2007 – Live Earth Concert
18 1923 - FA Cup Final – Billy the White Horse
19 1988 – Michael Jackson’s Bad Tour
20 2013 – Fourth tier Bradford City reach a major Cup Final
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