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BT Sport announces first live FA Cup game

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AFC Wimbledon will host Coventry City in BT Sport's first live FA Cup fixture.

The first round tie will be shown live on Friday, November 8, and gives AFC Wimbledon the chance to rekindle the club's underdog spirit in the cup.

With Coventry - who this season play their 'home' games at Northampton Town's Sixfields Stadium - currently 13th in League One, League Two Wimbledon will look to draw on their history in the competition to inspire them to a win.

The Dons only formed in 2002 and have enjoyed a rapid rise up the divisions, enjoying an incredible five promotions in just nine seasons.

Last season AFC enjoyed an FA Cup encounter with fierce rivals MK Dons and will be hoping to progress to the second round for the chance of a similar tie.

For Coventry the cup offers them a welcome relief from the financial stresses of league football, although Steven Pressley's side have started the season in solid form.

The Midlands side - who enjoyed an unbeaten October - were crowned FA Cup champions in 1987 and will be hoping to start their cup campaign with a win in front of the BT Sport cameras.

Dons' clash with Coventry represents the pick of the round, with League One leaders Leyton Orient - the highest ranked team in the competition at this stage - looking to avoid an upset against Conference Premier side Southport.

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