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  • Episode:

    1

  • Title:

    1987 FA Cup Final: Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur

  • Transmission (TX):

    Sat 02 May 2020

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    5.00pm - 6.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 19 2020 : Sat 02 May - Fri 08 May

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Wed 22 Apr 2020

ITV Football Classics: 1987 FA Cup Final: Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur

In the absence of live football, the big match returns to ITV's main channel in the form of a classic FA Cup final, with Coventry City taking on Tottenham Hotspur in 1987 at Wembley.

This hour-long retro-tastic festival of football features Ian St John and Jimmy Greaves - known as Saint and Greavsie during their heyday at the helm of ITV's coverage - hosting an hour of match highlights, pre-game atmosphere with fans, and analysis.

It's the first in a series of classic matches featuring on ITV's main channel leading into full coverage of Euro 96 in May on the ITV Hub and ITV4. 

They include Arsenal v Man United in the 1979 FA Cup final, the 1989 Liverpool v Arsenal title decider, England v Cameroon in the 1990 World Cup, and England's game against Colombia in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

On a sunny day in May 1987, Coventry legends including Cyrille Regis, Brian 'Killer' Kilcline and Steve Ogrozovic took on a Spurs side packed with names like Glenn Hoddle, Chris Waddle and Ossie Ardiles, the latter strong favourites with seven FA Cup victories up to that point.

It was Coventry's first ever FA Cup final, and they produced a memorable performance to mark the occasion, as the two sides shared five goals and needed extra time to decide the destination of the Cup.

Gabriel Clarke introduces the classic action.

This is an ITV Sport production for ITV