Sky Sports runs down the Top 10 one-sided finals in sport
After another Phil Taylor whitewash in Dublin, we look back at the Top 10 one-sided sporting finals.
By Paul Higham Twitter: @SkySportsPaulH
Last Updated: 15/10/13 12:14pm
There have been plenty of high-profile finals that have been built up and eagerly anticipated only for one team or player to totally dominate and walk away with the glory.
Let's have a look at the Top 10 final thrashings in sport, as always let us know your favourites at the bottom of the article...
AC Milan 4-0 Barcelona - 1994 Champions League final
Fabio Capello's Italian side were underdogs going into the first final of the new Champions League format, but they completely destroyed Barcelona in Athens in a clinical display Capello labelled as 'the perfect match'. Two goals from Daniele Massaro set them on their way before a superb, volleyed lob from man of the match Dejan Savicevic and Marcel Desailly's clinical fourth sealed the victory.
Steffi Graf beat Natasha Zvereva 6-0 6-0 - 1988 French Open final
Natasha Zvereva had beaten Martina Navratilova en route to the Roland Garros final, but an unstoppable Graf lay in wait, with the German on the way to a 'golden slam' as she claimed all four majors and the Olympic title that year. The French Open final was the most clinical though, as she produced the elusive 'double bagel' against a stunned Zvereva in just 32 minutes.
1989 World Snooker final - Steve Davis 18-3 John Parrott
It's not often the World Snooker final gets completed at the Crucible with a session to spare - but that's exactly what happened to John Parrott as he was on the wrong end of a hammering by Davis. It was a sixth title for 'The Nugget' who hit just one century, but that was all he needed as his consistency crushed Parrott, who was never able to get anything going and lost the last seven frames on the bounce.
Leinster 42-14 Ulster - 2012 Heineken Cup final
It was an all-Irish affair at Twickenham as the two provinces filled out England rugby HQ for the showpiece European final, but it was a one-sided affair with defending champions Leinster easily able to retain their crown with them scoring five tries to Ulster's solitary effort as they failed to live up the pre-match hype.
Swansea 5-0 Bradford - 2013 Capital One final
It was a dream run to Wembley for the Bantams, knocking out Arsenal, Aston Villa and Wigan along the way, but it did end on a sour note with Swansea cantering to a record 5-0 victory at Wembley Stadium. A professional display from the Premier League side saw Nathan Dyer and Jonathan De Guzman net a brace apiece and Michu add a fifth as Michael Laudrup's side got their hands on major silverware for the first time in their history.
San Francisco 49ers 55-10 Denver Broncos - 1990 Super Bowl
San Francisco were dominant at the time and made it back-to-back Super Bowls by handing out a thrashing to John Elway and a Broncos team that lost its third Super Bowl in four years - at a combined score of 136-40! Joe Montana threw a record five touchdowns, three to Jerry Rice, in a record winning margin as he landed the MVP award for a third time and the 49ers picked up a fourth Vince Lombardi Trophy .
John McEnroe beat Jimmy Connors 6-1 6-1 6-2 - 1984 Wimbledon final
It could be John McEnroe's finest hour as he totally bullied one of his biggest rivals on the Centre Court at Wimbledon. Connors had beaten his fellow American in the final at SW19 two years earlier, but revenge was sweet as he delivered a masterclass of serve-and-volley to claim his third and final Wimbledon title in superb style.
Leeds Rhinos 52-16 London Broncos - 1999 Challenge Cup final
Leeds finally ended their 21-year wait for a major trophy in emphatic fashion with their rout of London Broncos in the 1999 Challenge Cup final. Leroy Rivett led the way as he became the first player to score four tries in a Wembley final - scooping the Lance Todd trophy for his performance - while Iestyn Harris landed a record-equalling eight goals. Harris was also among the try-scorers as he equalled another record with a 20-point haul, while Leeds made history with the highest score and the biggest winning margin. The score was a little harsh on the Broncos, who had only trailed 12-10 at the break before being blown away in the second half.
Phil Taylor 7-0 Peter Manley - 2002 and 2006 World Darts Championship finals
'The Power' is so good, not only has he won the world title 16 times but he has incredibly won four of those finals courtesy of whitewashes. He's done it to Dennis Priestley and John Part - but Manley has the distinction of being whitewashed twice in his two losing efforts. 'One Dart' was emerging as a decent challenger to Taylor, and certainly had plenty to say for himself, but after being whitewashed in 2002 he suffered the same fate again four years later.
Bury 6-0 Derby - 1903 FA Cup final
We're going way back now but it remains a record victory in English football's biggest cup competition, with Bury coming out on top emphatically at Crystal Palace. Bury completed their FA Cup triumph without conceding a goal as well as they scored through George Ross, Charles Sagar, Joe Leeming (twice), William Wood and John Plant.