Sunday, August 05, 2007

Spurs in History - 5th August

5th August, 1967

Celtic 3 Spurs 3 (Hampden Park)

The F.A.Cup winners against the Champions of Europe in a high profile pre-season challenge game attracted 91,708 spectators. A newspaper report of the game - ‘In this magnificent football ‘Battle of Britain’ brimming over with entertainment and loaded with individual genius, the score see-sawed fantastically.’

Jimmy Greaves scored within a minute but Celtic were ahead by the 20th minute, goals which could be attributed to poor clearances from Pat Jennings. Alan Gilzean equalised before half-time and Greaves restored Spurs' lead only for Celtic to again equalise following a mistake by Jennings who appeared to be under pressure from the change in the laws restricting the goalkeeper to four paces before clearing.


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