Saturday, April 02, 1977

Coventry City FC

Coventry City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Football League Division One


Coventry is traditionally believed to have been established in the year 1043 with the founding of a Benedictine Abbey by Leofric, Earl of Mercia and his wife Lady Godiva. Current evidence suggests that this abbey was probably in existence by 1022, therefore Leofric and Godiva most likely endowed it around 1043. In time, a market was established at the abbey gates and the settlement expanded. By the 14th century Coventry had become an important centre of the cloth trade, and throughout the Middle Ages was one of the largest and most important cities in England.


This was the first time that I had experienced the joy of travelling to a football match on a chartered train (football special). At the time it was a relatively cheap and convenient mode of transport. The rolling stock had usually seen better days but the price compensated for this. Spurs Supporters Club in those days were at the fore in arranging this sort of thing and did a very good job.

Highfield Road www.stadiumguide.com


Our journey from Euston took us past Wembley Stadium (still a novelty then – Ed) and in little over an hour we were being marched from Coventry Railway Station to Highfield Road. This was the first of many visits to this ground but the only time that the police put the visiting terraced fans in a section of the home end.



Spurs shared the points with their hosts 1-1 but this was another disappointing result in their attempt to avoid relegation. Peter Taylor (left) scored the goal in front of a 16,210 crowd. Highfield Road was always one of those venues, even with all the Premiership hype, where visiting clubs got a decent allocation of tickets.






Attendance: 16,210
Programme: 15p

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Subsequent vists to Highfield Road

10 February 1979 - Coventry City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - League Division One - Attendance: 25071
29 September 1979 - Coventry City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 20085
28 March 1981 - Coventry City 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 18654
01 May 1982 - Coventry City 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 15408
12 March 1983 - Coventry City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 11027
24 March 1984 - Coventry City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 4 - League Division One - Attendance: 12847
01 December 1984 - Coventry City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 14518
20 October 1985 - Coventry City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - League Division One - Attendance: 13545
27 December 1986 - Coventry City 4 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - League Division One - Attendance: 22175
15 August 1987 - Coventry City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 23947
18 March 1989 - Coventry City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 17156
01 January 1990 - Coventry City 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 19599
26 December 1990 - Coventry City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 22731
04 December 1991 - Coventry City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - League Cup, 4th Round - Attendance: 20095
01 January 1992 - Coventry City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - League Division One - Attendance: 19639
14 September 1992 - Coventry City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 15348
09 April 1994 - Coventry City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 14487
31 December 1994 - Coventry City 0 Tottenham Hotspur 4 - Premier League - Attendance: 19965
25 October 1995 - Coventry City 3 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - League Cup, 3rd Round - Attendance: 18227
04 November 1995 - Coventry City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - Premier League - Attendance: 17567
07 December 1996 - Coventry City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Premier League - Attendance: 19656
13 December 1997 - Coventry City 4 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 19499
26 December 1998 - Coventry City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 23098
26 February 2000 - Coventry City 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 23077
14 October 2000 - Coventry City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 21435
16 January 2002 - Coventry City 0 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - FA Cup, 3rd Round - Attendance: 20758
24 September 2003 - Coventry City 0 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - League Cup, 2nd Round - Attendance: 15474 

Total visits to this venue =  28




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