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The Giant Killers

Every F A cup slaying since 1888

The Giant Killers of


Sutton United

Third Round, Saturday, January 7th 1989, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Attendance: 8,000

2-1 vs Coventry City

Scorers: Tony Rains {42}, Matthew Hanlan {59}

Coventry City: David Phillips {52}

Ranked at the time: 1

Sutton United

On match day: 13th in National Conference [5th tier]

Final placing: 12th

League places difference: 101

Form: 7 games unbeaten at home

Coventry City

On match day: 5th in Division One [top flight]

Final placing: 7th

Pedigree: FA Cup Winners 1987

Form: 8 games winless away

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Bradford City 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Watford 2-1 Derby County

Watford 1-0 Newcastle United

Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday