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On this day in 1994: Pop star’s son lands Cup Hammer blow

LUTON were Wembley regulars in the late 1980s but they just missed out on the Premier League riches, having been relegated in 1992, and were very much underdogs when West Ham arrived at Kenilworth Road for a sixth-round replay.

The sides had drawn 0-0 at Upton Park and it was the Hatters who struck the right note as Scott Oakes (above, centre), son of Showaddywaddy guitarist Trevor, scored a stunning hat-trick to give Luton a 3-2 win.

‘I went into sport because my father used to keep all his musical instruments in my bedroom and I get fed up with not being able to move,’ said Oakes, then 21 and a gifted midfielder who had run half the length of the pitch to score the winner for David Pleat’s team.

It took Luton to Wembley but Chelsea beat them 2-0 in the semi-final, before the Blues were subsequently thumped 4-0 by Manchester United in the final.