Saturday 11 May 2013
Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.
Coventry City’s continual presence in the Barclays Premier for more than 30 years looked to be ending when a defeat by Derby County on the penultimate day of the season dropped them into the relegation zone, with a daunting trip to White Hart Lane to come.
When Dion Dublin and Paul Williams put Gordon Strachan’s side 2-0 up they dared to dream but still it was not enough as Sunderland, who at the start of the day were two points ahead and with a better goal difference were, drawing away to Wimbledon.
Things got more nervous for Coventry’s fans when Paul McVeigh pulled a goal back for Spurs just before half-time. But Coventry hung on and they started to celebrate when Wimbledon struck a late winner to send Sunderland down.