The thought of Chester beating the English League champions in front of 19,000 home fans seems like the stuff of fairytale nowadays.

But rewind back 43 years - to Wednesday, November 13 1974 to be exact - and that is precisely what happened as Ken Roberts lead his Division Four side to a famous League Cup win at Sealand Road over the reigning champions of England - Leeds United.

Don Revie had lead Leeds to the title the previous season but he had since departed for the England manager's job when the Whites came to Sealand Road, with Jimmy Armfield at the helm.

But that Leeds side, which contained household names such as Billy Bremner, Johnny Giles and Peter Lorimer, were played off the park by their counterparts, with Trevor Storton, John 'Jesse James' and Grenville Millington all etching their names into Chester folklore.

John 'Jesse' James celebrates netting for Chester against Leeds

That season would, of course, go on to be the most memorable in the club's history, with Roberts achieving promotion for the first time in the club's history as well as leading them to within touching distance of a Wembley final after they put Newcastle United to the sword before being edged out by Aston Villa in the semi-final over two legs.

We were lucky enough to sit down for a chat with the legendary Blues boss Roberts last week.

“In the fourth round it was the full Leeds side, they had Bremner, Giles and the lot of them," recalled the former Blues boss.

“That Leeds team was the top team. They were tremendous. But we had no fear and the lads were unbelievable. We treated every game down to earth and just got on with it, we just did what we had to do."

The victory sent stunned English football and the front and back pages of the national press featured the Blues' heroics the following morning.

Here's a selection.

DAILY MIRROR

"Magnificent Chester pulled off the shock of the League Cup season when they demolished the hopes of First Division champions Leeds United in the fourth round."

How the Daily Mirror covered Chester's giant killing of Leeds

THE DAILY MAIL

"Chester toasted a soccer miracle last night after their Fourth Division heroes thrashed the champions of England."

The Daily Mail front page. Chester alongside the hunt for Lord Lucan's body

CHESTER CHRONICLE

"Carve the scoreline into the ancient city walls. Chester, one of the biggest names in tourism, is now one of the biggest names in football - and the soccer haunts of Europe will be echoing with the name of the little team which demolished one of the greatest teams in British football history."

How the Chronicle covered the game