Sunday, January 28, 2007

Spurs in History - 28th Janauay

28th January, 1961

Spurs 5 Crewe Alexandra 1 (FA Cup 4th Round)

Crewe must have arrived at White Hart Lane for the 4th Round game, with worries of a repeat of the previous season’s record defeat on their minds. Having lost 13-2 in a replay at the same stage of the FA Cup, twelve months earlier Crewe were determined to give a better account of themselves.

However it was difficult for them and their fears must have been raised when Spurs scored an early goal. Spurs won easily and only the performance of the Crewe goalkeeper, Williamson, kept the score down.

Spurs took the lead in the fourth minute through Terry Dyson, went further ahead with a goal from Bobby Smith before Crewe scored in a breakaway. Dave Mackay scored another before half-time and then Cliff Jones and Clive Allen, the two 'tormentors in chief' from the previous season completed the goal scoring in the second half.


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