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PETER NDLOVU: On his 42nd birthday, relieve some of 'Nuddy's' best Coventry City goals!

25 February 2015

Here are some of Ndlovu's best City strikes, let us know your favourite goal on twitter using the hashtag #Nuddysbestgoal…

Coventry City legend Peter Ndlovu is celebrating his 42nd birthday today and to honour him we have given you a chance to relieve some of his best Sky Blue goals.

Ndlovu scored 43 times in 176 appearances for City between 1991 and 1997, often in crucial games and often spectacularly. He was nicknamed 'Nuddy' by the Sky Blue Army who took the Zimbabwe international to their hearts.

Nuddy was originally spotted by FA Cup winning manager John Sillett, before Terry Butcher signed him from Highlanders in his native country in June 1991. On Wednesday August 21st he became the first African player to play in the Premier League, paving the way for the likes of Yaya Toure, Kanu and Finidi George that have followed him.

We start with not just one goal but three as he turned on the style at one of the most famous grounds in football.

Vs Liverpool (Hat-trick) - March 14th, 1995

Some people would be daunted going into a tough away trip to Anfield. But not Ndlovu. He fired a hat-trick, the first by a visiting player since 1961, as City earned a famous win. His first goal was a real poachers effort, arriving at the back post and firing past David James.

His second was a confidently taken penalty. But his last goal was something special. Picking the ball up from halfway he slalomed his way through the Liverpool defence before unleashing an unstoppable strike that drew applause from the Kop end.
 


Vs Aston Villa, September 28th, 1991


In one of his first games for the club, Ndlovu became an instant hero as he scored the only goal of a passionate Midlands derby against the Villa.

There did not seem to be much on when he picked the ball up, but his trademark dribbling offered him a sight at goal and he smashed the ball into the corner with the outside of his foot, sending Highfield Road into raptures.
 


Vs Arsenal, September 7th, 1991

City made a habit of winning at Highbury in the early 90's and Ndlovu announced himself in in the top division of English football by scoring the winner on this occasion. He nipped in to dispossess the defender, before showing remarkable composure to fire the ball past David Seaman.

(Skip to 0:30 for the goal)



Vs West Brom, January 18th, 1995

Our final strike was voted as a contender for goal of the season in 1995. It was a silky dribble that saw him cut inside from the touchline and hit a drive into the far corner giving the keeper no chance.

(Skip to 1:50 for the goal)



Get involved and let us know what your favourite goal was during Ndlovu's time at City. Tweet us at @Coventry_City using the hashtag #Nuddysbestgoal.

With thanks to Youtube users covonthebox and VideotapeFTW.


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