23rd January, 2002
Spurs 5 Chelsea 1 (Worthington Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg)
A goal down from the first leg of this Semi-Final clash, Spurs set about overcoming Chelsea with a style and determination, often missing from Spurs teams.
An early goal, within two minutes, from Steffan Iversen set Spurs on their way. Tim Sherwood scored before half-time and in the second half, further goals from Teddy Sheringham, Simon Davies and substitute, Sergei Rebrov, ensured Spurs were in the Worthington Cup Final, before Chelsea’s late consolation goal.
This was Spurs best performance of the season and the best result of Glenn Hoddle’s time as manager. What a way to overcome the Chelsea jinx who hadn’t lost at White Hart Lane since 1987.
Unfortunately, the euphoria of this result was not carried forward to the Final in Cardiff where Spurs lost to Blackburn Rovers.
Team: Sullivan, Taricco, Davies, Perry, Gardner, King, Sherwood, Poyet (Leonhardsen), Anderton, Sheringham, Iversen (Rebrov)