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VIDEO - ON THIS DAY: Watch an interview with Jimmy Hill and match highlights as City clinch promotion against Wolves in 1967

29 April 2015

51,455 crammed into Highfield Road to see City gaim promotion to the First Division for the first time, watch news reports and more below....

Today marks 48 years to the day since Coventry City all but clinched the Second Division Championship in front of a record Highfield Road crowd of 51,455 with an unforgettable 3-1 victory over Midlands rivals Wolves.


The Sky Blues went into the match on the back of a 25-game unbeaten run as they competed with Wolves for the title.


The game had been labelled the ‘Midlands Match of the Century’ and so it proved for the Sky Blues.

It was the final piece of the jigsaw for Jimmy Hill and his Sky Blue revolution. He had promised it, and on April 29th, 1967 it finally happened, as City beat their midlands rivals 3-1 to reach the First Division for the first time in the clubs history.

A crowd of 51,455 crammed inside the ground and created an attendance record that is likely to never be broken. Ian Gibson, Earnie Machin and Ronnie Rees scored the goals that saw City grace English Football's top division for the first time, where they would stay for 34 years.

Watch the video detailing the day and the celebrations afterwards below, with thanks to YouTube user covonthebox...


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