Matt Hanlan on Sutton heroics of 1989: I'm going to have that goal engraved on my gravestone
It was 22 year old self employed bricklayer Hanlan whose face suddenly became known across the world in 1989 when his goal knocked out first division Coventry at Sutton's Gander Green lane ground in one of the greatest FA Cup giantkilling acts of all time.
Tony Rains had given Vauxhall Conference side Sutton the lead before Dave Phillips levelled for the team that had won the FA Cup just 18 months before – but then Hanlan jabbed in Phil Dawson's cross – and his life changed.
"I'm going to have that goal engraved on my headstone," Hanlan, who now runs a building firm, joked. "I'll never forget it. From total obscurity as a 22 year old self-employed bricklayer to national fame overnight.
Sutton players celebrate after beating Coventry in the FA Cup in 1989
"For two weeks after we beat Coventry, until we played Norwich in the next round, it was crazy. Here I am still talking about it now all these years later.
"The game was on the Saturday. Me and Tony had all sort of interviews to do afterwards with radio crews, then we went out celebrating. I had Match of the Day taped and I watched it when I got in.
"On the Sunday it was crazy. All the national papers and ITV and BBC cameras were round at my mum and dad's house.
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Non-league Sutton United had reason to celebrate in 1989 when they eliminated top flight Coventry in the third round thanks to goals from Tony Hains and Matthew Hanlan
"There were camera crews all over the place. It was back to work on Monday, but then we got the call that they wanted us on Wogan that night, so me and Tony went straight up there.
"You think you've arrived – this is it now. And for that two weeks it was really like that. Mental.
"I've worn the tape out playing it to my daughters. And every January the phone starts ringing…"