A look back to an FA Cup classic between Blues and Brum in 1982
PUBLISHED: 09:00 01 April 2017
Today, we take a look back at when Ipswich Town travelled to this afternoon’s foes Birmingham City for a back-and-forth FA Cup Third Round clash back in January 1982.
It was a fairly even game, until the Blues’ breakthrough came from Scottish forward Alan Brazil making it 1-0.
Birmingham were then awarded a penalty for a handball and Frank Worthington stepped up to convert and make it to 1-1 as half-time hit.
In the second half Birmingham were gifted the lead from a Paul Cooper mistake, the ball slipping through his hands from an Alan Curbishley shot to put the home side 2-1 up.
Ipswich battled back level as John Wark scored from close range. Not long after, Eric Gates, who had been a constant threat all game, put in a cross for Brazil to head home his second goal unmarked and give Town a 3-2 win.
Three days later the teams met in a league game at Portman Road, with Ipswich winning 3-2 again!