Preston North End 2 Spurs 1 F.A.Cup Semi-Final at Hillsborough
Refereeing decisions have had a bearing on many of Spurs semi-final appearances and even away back in this game Spurs didn’t have the rub of the green.
Spurs had beaten Preston in the previous year’s semi-final and Jimmy Seed gave them a half time lead in this game. In the second half Preston were revitalized and equalized but then Spurs suffered a refereeing injustice.
Spurs should have taken the lead from a Bert Bliss shot but the referee blew his whistle to attend to an injured Preston player. He claimed that he blew up prior to the ball crossing the line and disallowed the goal. To make things worse, the player wasn’t even injured.
Preston then went on to score a winning goal.