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((WATCH>>STREAMS!)) Coventry City vs Maidstone United Live Free Online Broadcast 26 February 2024

Coventry vs Maidstone United live stream: How to watch FA Cup fifth round online and on TV today. Championship side Coventry City host sixth-tier outfit Maidstone United at the Coventry Building Society Arena in an intriguing FA Cup encounter.


Coventry City have just lost two games in their own backyard and would be confident enough to defeat Maidstone United. The home side ran riot against Sheffield Wednesday in their previous FA Cup outing and they'll be aiming to replicate their heroics.

Maidstone United, on the other hand, look to continue their fairytale in the FA Cup as they'll be vying to get past Coventry City on Monday. The visitors have already dumped a Championship side in Ipswich Town out of the competition which could bolster their hopes of winning once again.

Coventry vs Maidstone United live stream, date, time, channels

The Coventry vs Maidstone United live stream takes place today (Monday, February 26).

Time 7:45 p.m. GMT / 2:45 p.m. ET / 11:45 a.m. PT / 6:45 a.m. AEDT (Feb. 27)


U.S. — ESPN Plus

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Coventry City host Maidstone United in the FA Cup fifth round today, Monday, with the non-leaguers seeking to become the first sixth-tier side to reach the quarter-finals in the famous tournament's 153-year history. Can the Stones do it again?

Coventry were a penalty shootout away from playing Premier League football this season, missing out to Luton Town from 12 yards last May, and though the Sky Blues started 2023/24 slowly they're back within striking distance of the play-offs again. Mark Robins' side have lost just twice in the Championship since early November with US international Haji Wright finding form at just the right time. Can the 1987 winners reach their first FA Cup quarter-final in 15 years?

Maidstone United's 2023/24 FA Cup campaign began seven games and five months ago in September's second qualifying round against Steyning Town, a run in which George Elokobi's men have knocked out Winchester, Torquay, Chesham, Barrow, Stevenage and Ipswich, the latter in contention for automatic promotion from the Championship. Not since Blyth Spartans in 1978 have a team from so far down the pyramid reached this stage of the FA Cup – 4,800 Stones fans will travel to the Midlands to witness history as the first sixth-tier side in 153 years to reach the last eight.

George Elokobi’s side are a game away from the quarter-finals after stunning Ipswich, and again face Championship opposition.

The Sky Blues beat Sheffield Wednesday in a replay in fourth round and will fancy their chances of continuing their own promising cup run at home.

The hosts currently sit ninth in the second tier, while Maidstone are eighth in the National League south.

It is feared that Tatsuhiro Sakamoto will not play again this season for Coventry after suffering a serious injury against Preston. Ben Sheaf and Jamie Allen remain sidelined.

Paul Appiah is suspended for Maidstone after being sent off for a second yellow card in last week’s defeat to Aveley.

Much of the country's neutral observers are desperately hoping George Elokobi's men can continue the fairytale by taking another Championship scalp, having seen off Ipswich Town in the fourth round of the competition to book their trip to the CBS Arena tonight.

It's a huge potential banana skin for the Sky Blues who have to dust themselves from a dismal 3-0 home defeat to Preston on Friday night and attempt to show their second tier class against the National League South side. Whatever happens, there will be a result on the night with the game going to extra time and penalties, if required, to see who will get through to the quarter finals.

Mark Robins admitted that his Coventry City players were “bullied” from the first minute to the last by a determined Preston side at the CBS Arena. The Sky Blues boss was beyond angry after a dreadful performance which saw North End secure maximum points with three first half goals to leapfrog the home side in the race for the Championship play-offs.

Asked by CoventryLive what he put the first half display down to, the manager said: “I put it down to the fact that we got bullied. So from minute one to minute 98 or whatever it was, we got bullied. There are physical games and then there’s tonight. That was more like when I played, what I used to face and play in and we just didn’t cope with it.

Non-league minnows Maidstone United stand in the way of Coventry City progressing to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for the first time in 15 years. The last time the Sky Blues got to the last eight of the famous competition that they won in 1987, was back in March 2009 when they saw off Kidderminster, Torquay and Blackburn Rovers to book a tie at home to Premier League Chelsea, which they lost 2-0.

In fact, City have only got to the quarters twice since beating Tottenham and lifting the Cup at Wembley, the other occasion being in 1998 when they lost to Sheffield United on penalties in a sixth round replay at Bramall Lane.

Tonight presents their best chance for years of progressing further than the fifth round, when they face George Elokobi’s side, who saw off Championship Ipswich Town in the fourth round in an remarkable result against the odds and some startling statistics – the Tractor boys enjoying 78 percent possession and 38 goal attempts to two in the historic 2-0 victory for the Stones.

Coventry City were already without the services of Ben Sheaf and Jamie Allen, with the duo nursing injuries, as they'll be joined by Japanese midfielder Tatsuhiro Sakamoto in the treatment room after the star suffered a knock against Preston in their previous outing.

Liam Kitching would be vying to return to the engine room for the Sky Blues while Brad Collins would be deputised between the sticks.

Cypriot footballer Harry Kyprianou was absent from Maidstone's defeat against Aveley and if the defender is dumped to the bench once again Reece Greenidge could be given an opportunity ahead of Kyprianou.




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