Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur: 1987 FA Cup final – live!

25 April 2020 12:55
Relive a classic Wembley occasion with Scott MurrayGolden Goal: Daniel Harris on Keith Houchen’s headerAnd you can email Scott or post a comment at full-time 1.55pm BST Both clubs had to make decisions at right-back. Coventry’s Brian Borrows hurt his knee against Southampton last week and as expected misses out. He’s currently in hospital, recovering from an operation. David Phillips moves back from midfield to deputise; Micky Gynn, usually a livewire sub, starts in his place. Spurs go with Chris Hughton; their first choice Gary Stevens is only fit enough to make the bench.Sky Blues winger Dave Bennett will be hoping it’s second-time lucky in the cup final, having been on the losing side with Manchester City in 1981 against today’s opponents. Tottenham artist-in-residence Glenn Hoddle, who has designs on a move to the continent, will be desperate to sign off with a flourish. 1.45pm BST Coventry City: Steve Ogrizovic, David Phillips, Brian Kilcline, Trevor Peake, Greg Downs, Micky Gynn, Nick Pickering, Lloyd McGrath, Dave Bennett, Cyrille Regis, Keith Houchen.Subs: Graham Rodger, Steve Sedgley.Tottenham Hotspur: Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Richard Gough, Gary Mabbutt, Mitchell Thomas, Paul Allen, Steve Hodge, Ossie Ardiles, Chris Waddle, Glenn Hoddle, Clive Allen.Subs: Nico Claesen, Gary Stevens. 6.53pm BST On Tuesday 15 December 1970, the 12th episode of the second series of Monty Python’s Flying Circus aired on BBC1 at 10.10pm. Several sketches destined to become legendary were premiered that evening. Spam, for example, or the one about the Hungarian phrasebook that deliberately mistranslates “Can you direct me to the station?” as “Please fondle my buttocks”. Cutting-edge entertainment that earned a thumbs-up from this very paper: “My hovercraft is full of eels.” “Monty Python gets better and better!”Also part of that episode: World Forum, with guests Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Che Guevara and Mao Zedong. Ostensibly a summit meeting of political heavyweights, it quickly transpires that World Forum is in fact a quiz, and most of the questions are about football, stumping the communist intellectuals entirely. Quizmaster Eric Idle asks Guevara: “Coventry City last won the FA Cup in what year?” A look of bewilderment washes across the revolutionary’s face. “I’m not surprised you didn’t get that,” Idle smiles unctuously. “It was in fact a trick question, Coventry City have never won the FA Cup.” Continue readingreadfullarticle

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