Sutton United 2 – 1 Coventry City

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Of all the giant killings, this might be the most giant killingest. When you’re in the Conference (the fifth tier of English football and outside the Football League), meeting anyone from the top flight usually means curtains. Or at least it did a lot more in 1989. If you consider that Coventry City beat Tottenham to win the whole competition only two years prior to this match, it’s puts an even more daunting spin on it. But no. Sutton stood tall and ran out worthy winners. Ok, they got annihilated 8-0 by Norwich City in the fourth round, but nothing can take this away from them.