THE magic of the FA Cup was brought to Daventry this week when the famous old trophy made a special appearance.
Robbie Burns, 50, got the original trophy delivered to his home in North Street after winning a competition with FA Cup sponsors E.ON.
The delighted Manchester United fan had the cup in pride of place in his living room for four hours on Tuesday, under the guard of two security officers.
He said: “I’m a massive football fan so am absolutely delighted to be able to share this with my friends and family.
“I’ve got some very fond memories of the FA Cup, including Ryan Giggs’ wonder goal in the 1999 semi-final.
“It’s a competition I’ve always enjoyed watching and even though it’s been devalued a bit in recent years it seems like everyone wants to win it again.”
Mr Burns is originally from Newton Heath, the traditional home of Manchester United, and his 20-year-old daughter Holly is also a huge fan.
He won the chance to have the cup at his home after topping the leader board on E.ON’s online energy fit football game. The competition allows one lucky player to have the trophy at their home during each round of the FA Cup.
Mr Burns, who works for Network Rail, added: “We’ve lived here for a year now but I had a heart attack in November and haven’t been in work since. I’ve had a lot of time on my hands and that’s probably why I entered the online competition.”
For your chance to win visit www.eonenergyfit.com.