Thursday, February 22, 2007

Spurs in History - 22nd February

22nd February, 1937

Spurs 4 Everton 3 FA Cup 5th Round Replay

Spurs were a 2nd Division side and the match in Liverpool had seen them score through Jimmy McCormick with five minutes remaining, only for Everton who were in the 1st Division, to equalise in the last minute.

The 5th Round Replay, on the following Monday, surpassed that for excitement as Spurs looked to be going out of the Cup until a dramatic comeback. The pitch had been flooded and conditions were poor but Everton took control and went into a two goal lead. Spurs scored through Johnny Morrison in the 27th minute but in the second half after a Morrison ‘goal’ was disallowed, Everton extended their lead. With seven minutes remaining, Everton were awarded a penalty but the referee changed his decision as Everton had taken a throw-in incorrectly. A minute later Morrison scored Spurs' second, then with two minutes remaining Joe Meek equalised with a great solo goal and in the last minute Morrison scored the winner to complete his hat-trick and an amazing come-back by Spurs.

A Cup Classic witnessed by 46,972 spectators.


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