Monday, March 05, 2007

Spurs in History - 5th March

5th March, 1938

Record Attendance at White Hart Lane

Spurs 0 Sunderland 1 F.A.Cup 6th Round

Sprurs were in the 2nd Division and this game against 1st Division Sunderland attracted Spurs’ record crowd of 75,038 spectators.

They witnessed Spurs lose by a single goal in this FA Cup 6th Round tie. However, a controversial refereeing decision denied Spurs an opening goal. A Colin Lyman shot beat the goalkeeper but Jack Gibbons following up to make sure the ball went in, handled and although the referee gave the goal, a linesman flagged for handball and the goal was disallowed.


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