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It was the F.A.Cup Final of the season 1986-87
Coventry City were playing Tottenham Hotspur
The Spurs were the bookies red hot favourites
But the Sky Blues fans and team did not concur.
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Spurs had Ray Clemence between the sticks
And Ossie Ardiles and the classy Glen Hoddle
Up front the prolific goal scorer Clive Allen
On the wing was Englands Chris Waddle.
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In defence was ” mister versatile” Gary Mabbutt
Alongside him the tough Scot Richard Gough
A midfield boasting the lively Steve Hodge
You could see why they were favourites from the off.
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In goal they had the giant Steve “oggy” Ogrizovic
The captain was the rugged Brian “killer” Kilkline
In midfield the tough tackling Lloyd Mcgrath
With the dribbling Dave Bennet crossing fron the line.
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Alongside Regis was the journeyman Keith Houchen
The much travelled striker was not a household name
But his great diving header has gone down as
One of the best ever seen in a Wembley Cup Final game.
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So the game went into the dreaded extra-time
And at 2-2 it could have gone either way
But when Gary Mabbutt scored an own goal
And the whistle went, it really was the underdogs day.
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So let this be a lesson to the Goliaths
Don’t ever underestimate the “smaller teams”
They may turn out to be your worst nightmare
While they go on to live out their dreams !