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VALENTINES DAY REWIND: Aston Villa 0-1 Coventry City - Relieve the Sky Blues' famous FA Cup win over the Villains in 1998

14 February 2015

Viorel Moldovan scored at Villa Park to give City a Fifth Round victory on a memorable February afternoon…

With Coventry City not playing this Valentine's day, here's a chance to relieve one of the most famous games in the Sky Blues' FA Cup history; when they beat Aston Villa 1-0 at a sold out Villa Park.

City had made it to the fifth round courtesy of a 3-1 victory over Liverpool and a 2-0 win over Derby County at Highfield Road. In contrast Villa had made it after wins against Portsmouth in a replay and West Brom.

It promised to be a tight game but Gordon Strachan's side had attacking power, with Darren Huckerby and Dion Dublin playing up front.

The then record signing Moldovan was on the bench and came on with half an hour left to test the struggling Villa back line.

With 20 minutes left the breakthrough came. George Boateng powered through three challenges and shot. Keeper Mark Bosnich saved but Moldovan was there to pounce on the rebound and send the travelling Sky Blue Army crazy.

City would go on to lose heart-breakingly to Sheffield United on penalties in the Quarter-Finals, but the memories of that valentines day success.



With thanks to Youtube user covonthebox

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