The Sutton Fields, Oslo Road in Hull, was one of hundreds of pubs giving customers a chance to win just one pair of prestigious FA cup final tickets…..
…..and in a twist of fortune it was one of their lucky customers who yesterday was thanking their lucky stars as they collected their first ever Wembley tickets.
Michelle Clinton from Hull, is a devoted Manchester United fan and loyal local of the Sutton Fields, regularly dashing to the pub with her husband to watch her favourite team. After checking in on Matchpint, she stated her dream for Manchester Utd, to win the title, the first piece of silverware since Sir Alex Ferguson left, and that was the competition entered.
The premier league side defeated Everton 2-1 in the semi-final, and as if seeing her side get into the final wasn’t enough, Michelle later got the ecstatic news that she had been randomly picked to win the tickets.
“I’ve never been to Wembley before,” said Michelle, “In fact I have only ever had opportunity to watch my team play on TV before! The infectious enthusiasm of my husband spread and we both now watch every game, so without a doubt we will be going to cheer them on together. I am so excited, this is a dream come true and a win would be absolutely brilliant!”
Pub owners Stonegate Pub Company ran the competition across their 290 UK wide sports pubs between 24th and 25th April, which saw thousands of entrants scramble for the special tickets. General Managers of the Sutton Fields, John and Debbie Slide, proudly presented Michelle with her ticket on Tuesday (17th May) ahead of the game this weekend (21st May).
The Crystal Palace vs Man Utd final is set to be a close one but for Michelle, being able to root for Manchester United, who are hoping to match Arsenal in being the team who have won the FA Cup the most (12) times, in Wembley stadium, is the real treat for the devoted fan.