Monday, March 06, 2006

6th March - Spurs in History

1982 FA Cup 6th Round Chelsea 2 Spurs 3

Defending the trophy, Spurs had already beaten Arsenal, Leeds United and Aston Villa at White Hart Lane, each game won 1-0.  Goals from Steve Archibald, Micky Hazard and Glenn Hoddle took Spurs into a semi-final against Leicester at Villa Park.

Spurs were on their way to Wembley again!

On this day in 1985, Spurs lost their first home game in any European competition, 0 - 1 to Real Madrid in UEFA Cup. The only goal of the game was an own goal scored by Steve Perryman. Ray Clemence palmed out a cross which hit Perryman on the knee and cannoned into the net.

A scoreless draw in the 2nd leg saw Spurs go out of the competition in the 4th Round.

FC Cologne 1 Spurs 2 UEFA Cup 4th Round (1st Leg)

A great away win, thanks to goals from youngster, Chris McGrath who was having a great debut season, and captain Martin Peters.  This result put Spurs in a strong position ahead of the 2nd Leg at White Hart Lane.  Spurs took an early lead through McGrath and then defended stoutly. It was early in the second half that Cologne got a deserved equaliser but Spurs continued to defend resolutely and with fifteen minutes left scored on the break through Peters.  This was only Cologne's second defeat at home in European competitions.


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