Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Spurs in History - 25th October
25th October, 1989
Manchester United 0 Spurs 3 Littlewoods Cup 3rd Round
Spurs had struggled to overcome Fourth Division, Southend United over two legs in the previous round, only progressing on the ‘away goal’ rule after extra-time in the away game. They had won the first game at home by a single goal from Terry Fenwick but lost the away leg by 2-3, with the goals scored by Paul Allen and Nayim (Pic. Nayim). Having had such difficulty facing lowly opposition, a trip to Old Trafford was not something to be anticipated with relish.
However, United’s own form was poor and Spurs won comfortably with the goals being scored by Gary Lineker, Vinny Samways and Nayim.
Spurs progressed to the 5th Round of the competition by defeating Tranmere Rovers following a 2-2 away draw but winning 4-0 at home in the replay. Pauil Gascoigne and an own goal eaerned Spurs the replay where goals from Paul Allen, David Howells, Gary Mabbutt and Paul Stewart saw Spurs win comfortably.
In January, the 5th Round saw Spurs draw 2-2 at Nottingham Forest where Steve Sedgley and Gary Lineker before losing the home replay 2-3 with Nayim and Paul Walsh scoring.