Date: 19th March 2020 at 7:30am
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Some Coventry City fans have flocked to a recent tweet from ex-player Darren Huckerby to reminisce over their 1997/98 FA Cup sixth round loss to Sheffield United.

Coventry City-focused Twitter account @SkyBluesExtra recently posted a tweet that reminded fans of the club about their FA Cup sixth round penalty shoot-out loss to Sheffield United in the 1997/98 season. 

Having drawn 1-1 at St.Andrew’s, Coventry City’s 1997/98 FA Cup sixth-round clash with Sheffield United was forced to go to a deciding fixture at the Blades’ home ground, Bramall Lane

Coventry were in the lead for the majority of this game, having gone in front thanks to a 10th-minute Paul Telfer goal, according to However, the Sky Blues were stung by an 89th-minute equaliser as David Holdsworth levelled the tie. This fixture ultimately went to a penalty shoot-out which was won by the Blades by a score of 3-1. 

Huckerby, who started this game for Coventry City according to, recently posted a tweet sharing that he is “still fuming” over the Sky Blues’ penalty shoot-out loss to Sheffield United. The former Coventry winger’s tweet attracted the attention of some Sky Blues fans who have also been sharing their painful memories of this defeat. Read the responses of some Coventry fans to Huckerby’s recent post in the tweets below.

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Following their penalty shoot-out win over Coventry City, Sheffield United went on to lose 1-0 in their semi-final clash versus a Newcastle United side who Coventry City had drawn with on two occasions in the 1997/98 Premier League season. 

Considering that Coventry had held the lead for 79 minutes in this game, only to ultimately concede an 89th-minute goal and go on to lose the tie in the penalty shoot-out, it may be understandable why some Sky Blues fans have been sharing some unhappy memories of this classic FA Cup fixture, especially considering that they could have faced a Newcastle United side who the Sky Blues had proven themselves to be capable of competing with, in the Premier League that season.