Watford 3 Spurs 6 Coca-Cola Cup 1st Round 1st Leg
This match typified the Ossie Ardiles’ philosophy of attack and let the defence take care of itself. Four of the famous attacking five played, only Barmby was missing. Sheringham, Anderton and Dumitrescu all scored and with Klinsmann scoring a hat-trick his star continued in the ascendancy. While the team was creative going forward and Spurs were seemingly able to score at will, the defence was porous and conceded goals frequently. Against lesser opposition this policy worked but in the sterner test of League football Spurs and Ardiles were having difficulties and were heading for a parting of the ways.
Another high scoring game:
21st September, 1991
Wimbledon 3 Spurs 5 1st Division
The scoreline is closer than it really was. Spurs went 5-1 ahead with Gary Lineker scoring four (1 pen) and Vinny Samways getting the other. Two late consolation goals made the score more respectable for Wimbledon.