Extract taken from the just published book ‘Wembley : Stadium of Legends’ by Tomsett & Brand, Dewi Lewis Media 2007
Coventry City reached their first ever FA Cup Final in 1987. For a team that had spent decades in the top flight it was a long time coming. Up against seasoned cup specialists Tottenham, they were going to have their work cut out.
It was one of the most open and exhilarating finals for many a year.
It was 2-1 to Tottenham when Coventry’s Keith Houchen and Cyrille Regis broke, and the ball was fed out to David Bennett on the right wing who whipped in a cross. Houchen launched himself speculatively and spectacularly to equalise with a low diving header.
The match went into extra time where it was decided in the cruellest of manners, with Tottenham’s
Gary Mabbutt scoring an own goal. The cup was bound for Highfield Road for the first time.
A WHITE AND BLUE TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1987 F.A.CUP FINAL SHIRT No.12, with v-neck collar and embroidered badge, inscribed THFC, F.A.Cup Final 1987 Provenance Christie's Glasgow, Football Memorabilia, 15 October, 1997(not in the book)
© Wembley: Stadium of Legends, Tomsett & Brand, Dewi Lewis Media 2007. wembleystadiumoflegends
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To be interviewed on LBC's FA Cup Final coverage 18 May 2007
To be interviewed on BBC Radio Kent with Roger 'Twiggy' Day, League 1 Play off finals day 27 May 2007
Time Out review (4 stars) 16 May 2007
The Sunday Telegraph 22 April 2007 (Patrick Barclay)-See 'Telegraph review' in 25 April '07 blog above
Number One in Amazon's "Hot Future Sports Releases" Feb 2007
BBC Radio 5 Live's "Up All Night" with Dotun Adebayo