As we celebrate 25 years since the historic game, watch the best of the action from City’s dramatic Second Division play-off final with Gillingham.

Joe Royle’s side travelled to Wembley to face the Gills, managed by Tony Pulis, with a chance to immediately return to the second tier of English football after relegation from the First Division the season before.

And, after looking down and out as the game neared its conclusion, we managed 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, causing co-commentator Brian Horton to announce: ‘That’s it, that’s game over’.


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, produced a result which will never be forgotten.

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