Arsenal 0 Spurs 1 Littlewoods Cup Semi-Final (1st Leg)
Spurs went into this game with a record of only two defeats in their previous 12 games, the last one having been at home to Arsenal in early January.
Spurs had progressed in both Cup competitions and in this Littlewoods Cup Semi-Final 1st leg game both teams started cautiously. Once Clive Allen had scored his 34th goal of the season towards the end of the first half, Spurs dominated the match and could have put the tie beyond doubt.
Spurs class and performance were summed up in a quote from the Independent newspaper, ‘No attacking side can be more difficult to deal with than Spurs at the moment.’
With the 2nd leg at White Hart lane Spurs were optimistic of progressing to their fourth League Cup Final at Wembley, but unfortunately it wasn't going to be as simple as that.