The 2006 FA Cup final served up a cracking encounter between Liverpool and West Ham, as the Anfield club edged out the final 3-1 on penalties, following saves from Pepe Reina against Bobby Zamora, Paul Konchesky and Anton Ferdinand. However, the Spaniard wasn’t to be the only hero for the Reds on the day.
Rafa Benitez’s side trailed West Ham 3-2 going into stoppage time in what is up there as one of the most dramatic finals in recent memory, as an own goal by Jamie Carragher and Dean Ashton strike inside the half-hour mark gave West Ham a two-goal lead at the Millennium Stadium, before Djibril Cisse and Steven Gerrard levelled up the scoring. However, a chip from Irons left-back Konchesky deceived Reina in the 64th minute to give Alan Pardew’s men a 3-2 lead.
Time was running out as Liverpool were looking to cap off a lacklustre 2005/06 campaign with a major honour, and the ball fell out to Steven Gerrard around 35 yards out in the 91st minute, who met the ball as sweet as a nut and flashed a volley into the bottom corner past a helpless Shaka Hislop goal to save the day for the Reds.