Big screen to show replay of 1987 Cup Final

By Matthew Bates 14/05 Updated: 14/05 17:45

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A REPLAY of the 1987 FA Cup final will be shown in the city centre 25 years on from the famous day.

The match will be shown on the big screen in Millennium Place at 3pm this Saturday - mirroring the day and time the Sky Blues kicked off their match with Tottenham Hotspur.

Wednesday (May 16) marks the anniversary of the 3-2 victory.

The Sky Blue Bus which carried the team on their triumphant return to the city will also be out on display.

John Sillett, City's manager on the famous day, said: "As people have heard me say before, I just felt our name was destined to be on the cup that year and obviously it's a day nobody will forget."

The idea was the brainchild of Whoberley councillor Bally Singh.

He said: "As a 12-year-old I ran alongside the bus from Wyken to the city centre. It was an amazing moment when the whole city, all ages and races, came together to celebrate Coventry's FA cup victory as one.

"To recreate the same joyous sky blue atmosphere 25 years on is just what's needed."

Standing and seating is available, with organisers promising a quality viewing screen with excellent sound.

From Highfield Road to Wembley Way, a free exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery, is also open from 10am to 4pm.

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