Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Spurs in History - 31st January

31st January, 1968

Spurs 1 Manchester United 0 (FA Cup 3rd Round Replay)

This replay was a very tight and combative affair. Jimmy Greaves was re-instated to the Spurs team but the match remained scoreless after ninety minutes. Meeting four days after the original match, some old scores had to be settled and in the second half Joe Kinnear and Brian Kidd were sent off for a tussle in the Spurs penalty area.

In extra time the match was settled by a disputed goal from winger, Jimmy Robertson – United players felt that Mike England had impeded their goalkeeper, Alex Stepney.

As so often happens in these situations, the two teams met again at White Hart Lane on the following Saturday in the League. United won on that occasion.


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