Notts County 3 Spurs 0 Coca-Cola Cup (3rd Round)
The end of Ossie Ardiles’ time as manager was drawing near. His attacking five of Klinsmann, Sheringham, Anderton, Barmby and Dumitrescu which had brought such excitement earlier in the season was failing to deliver as Ardiles continued to spurn defence and Spurs were unable to prevent other teams from scoring.
Although he wasn’t sacked after this humiliating defeat, it was certainly the final nail in the coffin. A week later, in spite of a convincing win at White Hart Lane against West Ham United, Alan Sugar bowed to the demands of the most vociferous of the spectators and sacked Ardiles.