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Sutton United 2–1 Coventry City (1989)

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Sutton United 2–1 Coventry City (1989)

Sutton United 2–1 Coventry City
Event 1988–89 FA Cup
Date 7 January 1989
Venue Borough Sports Ground, Sutton, London
Referee Alf Buksh
Attendance 8,000

Sutton United v Coventry City was a football match played on 7 January 1989 at Gander Green Lane, Sutton. The match was an FA Cup Third Round tie. It is notable for being the last time a non-League club beat a club from the highest tier of English football, until Luton Town beat Norwich City at Carrow Road on 26 January 2013.[1] The home-team, Sutton United, were a non-league side who played in the Conference. The away team, Coventry City, played in the old First Division, now the Premier League. They had won the FA Cup two seasons prior.

Match summary

7 January 1989
Sutton United 2–1 Coventry City
Rains Goal 42'
Hanlan Goal 59'
Report Phillips Goal 52'
Borough Sports Ground, Sutton
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Alf Buksh
Sutton United
Coventry City
GK 1 England Trevor Roffey
DF 2 England Robin Jones
DF 3 England Tony Rains (c)
DF 4 England Nigel Golley
DF 5 England Vernon Pratt
MF 6 England Paul Rogers
MF 7 England Mickey Stephens
MF 8 England Phil Dawson
FW 9 Jamaica Lennie Dennis
FW 10 Scotland Paul McKinnon
MF 11 England Matthew Hanlan
DF 12 England Steve Bangs
England Barrie Williams
GK 1 England Steve Ogrizovic
DF 2 England Brian Borrows
DF 3 Wales David Phillips
DF 4 England Steve Sedgley
DF 5 England Brian Kilcline (c)
DF 6 England Trevor Peake
MF 7 England Dave Bennett
MF 8 Scotland David Speedie
FW 9 England Cyrille Regis Substituted off
FW 10 England Lloyd McGrath
MF 11 England David Smith
FW 12 England Keith Houchen Substituted in
England John Sillett



  • Official history of Sutton United. Retrieved 22 October 2010.

External links

  • Match of the Day
  • Sutton United VS. Coventry City 1989 – A statistical break-down of the match.
  • Match Programme

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