Saturday, February 17, 2007

Spurs in History - 17th February

17th February, 1962

West Bromwich Albion 2 Spurs 4 FA Cup 5th Round

In their efforts to retain the F.A.Cup the 5th Round draw required Spurs to travel to the Midlands to face West Brom.

A difficult match was expected but Spurs started well and Bobby Smith scored after 8 minutes. The game was fast and exciting with both goalkeepers busy and the second goal didn’t come until a minute before half-time with Smith scoring again.

An injury to Cliff Jones restricted his movement and effectiveness and three minutes into the second half W.B.A. scored but in the 75th minute Jimmy Greaves restored the two goal advantage. This was short lived as four minutes later West Brom scored again. In a tense finale, Greaves scored his second a minute from time.


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