Everton 2 Spurs 0 FA Cup 5th Round
All good things must come to an end and so it proved in the 5th Round match at Goodison Park. After over two seasons undefeated in the F.A.Cup Spurs went out rather tamely to Everton. In winning the Cup for the two previous seasons Spurs had played 18 games, winning 14 and being taken to 4 Replays including both Finals against Manchester City and Q.P.R.
After defeating Southampton and West Brom in the previous rounds an under strength team, lacking some of their top players through inevitable injury - Ardiles, Roberts, Miller and Archibald were all missing, gave a rather lack-lustre performance to surrender their hold of the Cup they had won so magnificently in the previous two seasons.
Team: Clemence, Hughton, Lacy, Price, Perryman, Hazard, Villa (Hoddle), Mabbutt,Galvin, Gibson, Crooks.
19th February, 1921
Southend United 1 Spurs 4 FA Cup 3rd Round
The score in this 1921 3rd Round game suggests a fairly routine victory with a 4-1 result over Third Division, Southend United. However, Spurs’ performance was not as impressive and they again required that element of luck every Cup winning team experiences. Spurs were lethargic and Southend went ahead after ten minutes. Spurs rallied and equalised through Jimmy Cantrell, only to allow the home team to take control again and earn a penalty just before half-time. The referee was not happy with the placing of the ball for the penalty and interfered on two occasions. This angered the Southend penalty-taker who argued with the referee and when he stepped up to strike the penalty he sent it wide of the post. After the interval Southend again took charge but in the last thirty minutes Spurs scored three times through Jimmy Banks, Bert Bliss and Jimmy Seed who scored the final goal.
19th February, 1996
Nottingham Forest 0 Spurs 0 FA Cup 5th Round (abandoned after 15 min - snow)
The 1996 5th Round game at Nottingham Forest is remembered by travelling supporters for their lengthy journey home through thick snow after the game was abandoned after fifteen minutes due to the snow. Spurs drew the re-arranged tie but lost the replay at Tottenham on penalties.