Vital Football

Latest Coventry City News

When City beat Chelsea: 5-1 in 1978

When City beat Chelsea: 5-1 in 1978

Coventry City start Saturday's FA Cup tie against Chelsea as massive underdogs, with the status of the two clubs on the national stage having taken two, completely different paths over the past decade.

It wasn't always that way however, and to give Sky Blues fans hope of an upset this weekend, Vital Coventry is looking back at some notable wins over the West Londoners.

The 1977/78 season was one of the most exciting of City's long stay in the top-flight.

Gordon Milne's side finished 7th in the league on the back of some cracking home form and the goals of deadly duo Ian Wallace and Mick Ferguson.

Chelsea arived at Highfield Road in January on the back of an impressive 4-2 win against Liverpool, but they were sent packing by a Sky Blues side, who made it 13 goals in 3 home games after victories over Norwich (5-4) and Manchester United (3-0).

Wallace, Bobby McDonald, Mick Coop and two goals from Ray Graydon did the damage, Ray Wilkins, who will be at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday as part of the Chelsea backroom team, netting the visitor's consolation.

(Thanks to Jim Brown's Coventry City - The Elite Era for help with this article)



For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:CCFC
Date:Thursday March 5 2009
Time: 11:52AM

Comments

0
what's this? The Antiques Roadshow or All Our Yesterdays?
merlin
05/03/2009 17:37:00
0
what's this? The Antiques Roadshow or All Our Yesterdays?
merlin
05/03/2009 17:37:00
0
The Good Old Days!
houchen
05/03/2009 21:14:00
0
The Good Old Days!
houchen
05/03/2009 21:14:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Lewis Tips Joshua to Win

Vital F1 - Blog: Sochi Preview

Recent Coventry City Articles

The Final Throws Of A Sky Blue Season

A trip to Scunthorpe for the first team, a cup final for the Under-18's

Happy Birthday Psycho, A Non-League Bargain

Sky Blues picked up Pearce for a small sum from Wealdstone

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (24/4/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League One positions for 2016/17.

Were City A Decent Team All Along?

Sky Blues finish with a flourish

Archived Vital Coventry Articles

Vital Coventry articles from

Site Journalists

CCFC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Are You Pleased With Mark Robins Return?
Suggested By: Editor
Yes85%
No15%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Sheff Utd 45 29 10 6 97 44
2 Bolton 45 24 11 10 83 29
3 Fleetwood 45 23 12 10 81 21
4 Scunthorpe 45 23 10 12 79 24
5 Bradford 45 20 18 7 78 19
6 Millwall 45 19 13 13 70 8
7 Southend 45 19 12 14 69 16
8 Rochdale 45 19 11 15 68 9
9 Oxford 45 19 9 17 66 11
10 Bristol Rovers 45 18 12 15 66 -1
11 Peterborough 45 17 11 17 62 3
12 MK Dons 45 15 13 17 58 -1
13 Walsall 45 14 16 15 58 -4
14 Charlton 45 13 18 14 57 4
15 Wimbledon 45 13 17 15 56 -3
16 Northampton 45 14 10 21 52 -13
17 Oldham 45 12 16 17 52 -13
18 Shrewsbury 45 13 12 20 51 -15
19 Bury 45 13 11 21 50 -11
20 Gillingham 45 12 13 20 49 -20
21 Port Vale 45 12 12 21 48 -25
R Swindon 45 11 11 23 44 -19
R Coventry 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Chesterfield 45 9 10 26 37 -34
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Coventry City Results (view all)

Coventry City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2017 12:00PM : Scunthorpe United (a)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.houchen2
Write for Vital Football