Thursday, April 27, 2006

27th April - Spurs in History

Non-League Spurs Win FA Cup
27th April, 1901

Sheffield United 1 Spurs 3 FA Cup Final Replay at Bolton

Only 20,740 were present to see Spurs go a goal behind, five minutes before half-time. The goal had been against the run of play and Spurs continued to take the game to United and equalised after 55 minutes from John Cameron. Spurs then went ahead when winger Smith scored and Brown ensured victory with a header from the third of three quick corners, with seven minutes remaining.

Sandy Brown had become the first player to score in every round of the Cup, scoring 15 goals.

On the final whistle joyous Spurs fans invaded the pitch and when the team returned to London at 1.00am the next morning, the fans who had been waiting for three hours, gave them a tremendous reception.

Team: Clawley; Erentz, Tait; Morris, Hughes, Jones (Captain); Smith, Cameron, Brown, Copeland, Kirwan.

27th April, 1963

Spurs 4 Bolton Wanderers 1 (1st Divison)

Spurs goals were scored by Tony Marchi, Jimmy Greaves, John White and Bobby Smith. Spurs finished the season in second place while Bolton were 18th, four points above relegation. jimmy Greaves' goal was his 36th League goal of the season, equalling the record of Ted Harper (1931) and Bobby Smith (1958).

Greaves still had four games left to break the record.

27th April, 2002

Spurs 1 Liverpool 0

Spurs won this final League of the season with a goal from Gus Poyet.

27th April, 1945 - Happy Birthday Martin Chivers.


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