Brighton & Hove Albion draw League 2 Coventry in FA Cup 5th round

Posted On 29 Jan 2018 at 7:35 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion have been handed a plum draw in the FA Cup 5th round.

The Seagulls will take on League 2 Coventry City – winners of the 1987 Cup final – at the Amex.

Albion manager Chris Hughton collected a runners up medal against Coventry, having been in the losing Spurs side in 1987 – as did Gary Stevens, scorer of Brighton’s late equaliser at Wembley four years earlier.

The draw gives the Albion their best chance in over 30 years to reach the quarter-finals.

The last time the club made it through to the final eight was in 1986 when Southampton triumphed 2-0 at the Goldstone.

The tie will be played over the weekend of Friday 16 February to Sunday 18 February.

And it is sure to be selected for live TV coverage as Coventry are the lowest-ranked team left in the competition.

In the 3rd round the Sky Blues dumped Stoke City out of the tournament before seeing off MK Dons at the weekend.

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