Match Highlights

Classic highlights: Gillingham 2-2 City (1999)

Watch the best of the action from City’s dramatic Second Division play-off final with Gillingham, 24 years on from that memorable afternoon.

Joe Royle’s side travelled to Wembley to face Tony Pulis’ team for a chance to immediately return to the second tier of English football after relegation from Division One the season before.

And, in ‘Typical City’ fashion, we did just that after a nerve-wracking penalty shootout victory following an intense and eventful 120 minutes of action.


Late goals from Gills pair Carl Asaba and Robert Taylor put the Kent side on the brink of promotion, but a sensational turn of events saw Kevin Horlock and Paul Dickov score in stoppage time to take the game to extra-time.

The additional 30-minutes couldn’t separate the sides, before Nicky Weaver’s heroics in the shootout, saving two, alongside Horlock, Terry Cooke’s and Richard Edhill’s dispatched spot kicks produced a result which will never be forgotten.

Watch the highlights of the iconic success in the video player above!