Arsenal 1 Spurs 0 Football League Cup Semi-Final (1stLeg)
This was only the second occasion that Spurs had played Arsenal in a Cup competition. The previous time was in the FA Cup in 1949 when Spurs lost 0-3 at Highbury.
Spurs had reached their first League Cup semi-final in only the second year that they entered the competition by overcoming Aston Villa, Exeter, Peterborough and Southampton. The Arsenal goal came in injury time as Joe Kinnear attempted to head the ball back to Pat Jennings but his header was too weak and was cut out by the Arsenal striker who scored.
This set up an intriguing match for the second leg at White Hart Lane but made it that bit more difficult for Spurs.