Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Spurs in History - 6th March

Steve Perryman and Alan Gilzean with the UEFA Cup in 1972

6th March, 1985

Spurs 0 Real Madrid 1 UEFA Cup Quarter-Final (1st Leg).

In all European competitions, Spurs had maintained an unbeaten home record since their debut in 1961. Some of the performances had overturned deficits in exhilarating performances but in this game Spurs lost their unbeaten record in bizarre circumstances.

The only goal came in a Real breakaway, Ray Clemence palmed out a cross which struck Steve Perryman on the knee and rebounded into the goal.

Spurs battled gamely in the return game but without reward and the scoreless draw was insufficient. Perryman’s European career ended with a dismissal for a professional foul.

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