Saturday, May 20, 2006

20th May - Spurs in History

Dave Mackay with the FA Cup is carried around by Gilzean and Jennings

20th May, 1967

Spurs 2 Chelsea 1

F.A.CUP FINAL at Wembley.

Spurs won the first all London Cup Final in a comfortable manner.

It was only in the last few minutes that Chelsea became the force that everyone had expected them to be. The Spurs defence marshalled the Chelsea forwards and Mullery and Mackay dominated the game although the ‘star’ was Joe Kinnear, at right back, who played as if he was a seasoned professional but had only come into the team because of an injury to Phil Beal earlier in the year.

Jimmy Robertson scored the first after Mullery’s shot had rebounded to him and Frank Saul added the second in the second half. Chelsea scored just before the end but the Cup was returning to White Hart Lane.

Spurs had five F.A. Cup wins from five Cup Final appearances.

Team: Jennings; Kinnear, Knowles; Mullery, England, Mackay (Captain); Robertson, Greaves, Gilzean, Venables, Saul. Sub: Jones.


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