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CLASSICS: Sky Blues 3-0 Burnley

We take a look back at a memorable meeting between Coventry City and Burnley...

6 October 2022

Club News

CLASSICS: Sky Blues 3-0 Burnley

We take a look back at a memorable meeting between Coventry City and Burnley...

6 October 2022

We look back on the day Coventry City hit three past Burnley to book their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup...

On January 8th 2000, the Sky Blues welcomed Burnley to Highfield Road for an FA Cup fourth round clash in the West Midlands.

City had cruised into the fourth round after beating Norwich City at Carrow Road a month prior, with goals from Noel Whelan, Cedric Roussel and John Eustace.

In the fourth round, they met a Burnley side then in the third tier of English football, who were on their way to promotion back to the second division.

Clear favourites, Coventry took the lead early through the talented Youssef Chippo, when the Moroccan found the top corner from range with a spectacular effort.

Burnley had their chances to threaten an FA Cup upset but the Sky Blues would put the game out of their reach just after the hour mark when Chippo double his and City's tally.

The game's final goal was scored by cult hero Noel Whelan, with one of his very first touches after coming off the bench.

Coventry were beaten in the fifth round by second tier side Charlton Athletic, and finished 14th in the Premier League, with Manchester United being crowned as league champions and Chelsea lifting the FA Cup.

Goals: Youssef Chippo 11' & 69', Noel Whelan 75'.

Yellows: Paul Telfer, Carlton Palmer, Gordon Armstrong.

Reds: None.

Sky Blues: Magnus Hedman (GK), Gary Breen, Paul Williams, Youssef Chippo, Steve Froggatt, Mustapha Hadji, Gary MacAllister, Carlton Palmer (John Eustace 89'), Paul Telfer (Tomas Antonelius 83'), Robbie Keane, Cedric Roussel (Noel Whelan 73').

Burnley: Paul Crichton (GK), Dean West (Graham Branch 75'), Steve Davis, Mitchell Thomas, Gordon Armstrong, Paul Cook, Glen Little, Micky Mellon, John Mullin, Andy Cooke, Andy Payton.


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