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INTERVIEW: FA Cup Memories - Conor Chaplin

The striker looks back at some of his memories of the competition...

8 November 2018

The Sky Blues return to FA Cup action this weekend, as the First Round of the famous competition gets back underway.

City will travel to The Banks’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon, as they face fellow League One side, Walsall.

As we prepare for the FA Cup to get started this weekend, we catch up with Sky Blues striker, Conor Chaplin and talk about his memories of the competition.

Chaplin joined City on loan from Portsmouth on deadline day back in August and he takes us through some of his memories.


Q. Earliest memory of the FA Cup?

A. I think it would be Steven Gerard’s goal against West Ham, when the ball trickles out to him in the last minute and smashed it bottom right corner to equalise for Liverpool in 2006.

That goal sticks out the most when thinking about the FA Cup when I was younger, I think I would have been 8 or 9 then when Liverpool beat West Ham.

Q. Favourite FA Cup Final?

A. It’s definitely Pompey vs Cardiff, as Pompey won it and I was at Portsmouth coming through the Academy at the time.

You always want your team to win when they get to a final, so it was great to see them win at Wembley back in 2008.

Q. Favourite FA Cup game you’ve played in?

A. It would be Ipswich away when I was at Portsmouth, we drew 2-2.

We went 1-0 on up but we conceded and then I came on with about 15 minutes to go and scored with 8 minutes to go.

They scored a last-minute equaliser, which was a bit unfair as it was against the run of play, but we played really well, we were a League two team going to a Championship team.

We absolutely battered them on the day, but when it came to the replay, we beat them at home so it was all good.

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