THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

Via That 1980s Sports Blog

icon facup224 January ~ The 1987 FA Cup fourth round provided plenty of memorable moments, despite only one First Division team losing to lower-league opponents. In Alex Ferguson's first season at Manchester United his team came up against a Coventry City side enjoying life under George Curtis and John Sillet, and the Sky Blues duly won 1-0 on the way to lifting the FA Cup for the only time in their history. Meanwhile Chelsea were in disarray, there was a grudge match between Wimbledon and Portsmouth and an England Under-21 star's career was ruined by an terrible tackle. That 1980s Sports Blog recounts the ties.

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