fa cup - 1981

Route to the Final : -

Round 3 3.1.81 Queens Park Rangers A 0 - 0 - 28,829
Round 3r 7.1.81 Queens Park Rangers H 3 - 1 Crooks, Galvin, Hoddle 36,249
Round 4 24.1.81 Hull City H 2 - 0 Brooke, Archibald 37,432
Round 5 14.2.81 Coventry City H 3 - 1 Ardiles, Archibald, Hughton 36,688
Round 6 7.3.81 Exeter City H 2 - 0 Roberts, Miller 40,629
Semi-Final 11.4.81 Wolverhampton Wanderers Hillsborough 2 - 2 (aet) Archibald, Hoddle 50,174
Semi-Final Replay 15.4.81 Wolverhampton Wanderers Highbury 3 - 0 Crooks 2, Villa 52,539

 

Match Details : - 

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR v MANCHESTER CITY

Date : -  Saturday 9th May 1981

Venue : -  Wembley Stadium

Crowd : -  100,000

Weather : -  Rainy.

Referee : -  Keith Hackett (Sheffield)

Score : -   

Tottenham Hotspur 1 1 Manchester City

(after extra time - 90 mins : - Score 1 - 1)

Goal-scorers : -                                                                                

Hutchinson (Own Goal)   Hutchinson
Teams : - 

Tottenham Hotspur : -  Milijia Aleksic; Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, Graham Roberts,  Steve Perryman (c); Glenn Hoddle, Ossie Ardiles, Ricky Villa (Garry Brooke 68), Tony Galvin; Garth Crooks, Steve Archibald.

Manchester City : -  Joe Corrigan; Ray Ransom, Nicky Reid, Tommy Caton, Paul Power; Gerry Gow, Steve Mackenzie, Tommy Hutchinson, Kevin Reeves, Denis Tueart.

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Match Details : - 

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR v MANCHESTER CITY

Date : -  Thursday 14th May 1981

Venue : -  Wembley Stadium

Crowd : -  92,000

Weather : -  Rainy.

Referee : -  Keith Hackett (Sheffield)

Score : -

Tottenham Hotspur 3 2 Manchester City

Goal-scorers : -          

Villa 8
Crooks 71 
Villa 77
  Mackenzie 11
Reeves (pen.) 50
 

                                                           Mackenzie 11, Reeves (pen.) 50

 

Teams : - 

Tottenham Hotspur : - Milijia Aleksic; Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, Graham Roberts, Steve Perryman (c); Glenn Hoddle, Ossie Ardiles, Ricky Villa, Tony Galvin; Garth Crooks, Steve Archibald.
Sub not used : - Garry Brooke

Manchester City : -  Joe Corrigan; Ray Ransom, Nicky Reid, Tommy Caton, Paul Power; Gerry Gow, Steve Mackenzie, Tommy Hutchinson, Dave Bennett, Kevin Reeves, Denis Tueart.

Match Report : -  

Having trooped off disconsolately in the original tie, Ricky Villa only had to wait eight minutes for his Wembley nightmare to turn for the better.  His Argentinian team-mate Ossie Ardiles tried a shot from inside the left hand corner of the box, but it rebounded out off the City keeper after it had fell to Spurs striker Steve Archibald to have a shot.  Luckily for Tottenham (as the year ended in a one), it fell to Villa, who happily drilled it home from about five yards out and off he went to celebrate his goal.  Manchester City soon equalised, with Saturday's own goal-scorer cushioning a nice header for Steve Mackenzie to fiercely volley home from 25 yards.  In any other game it would have been a goal that was talked about for years, but that was to be surpassed.

Into the second half, winger Dave Bennett ran into the Spurs box and was floored by being sandwiched between Paul Miller and Chris Hughton, which resulted in the ref pointing to the spot.  Kevin Reeves shot past Aleksic, who had dived the right way, but couldn't reach the penalty kick.  Spurs were annoyed to concede the spot kick and had to wait for a corner (awarded instead of their own penalty, when Caton handballed a cross), which was cleared to the edge of the box, where Glenn Hoddle dinked a ball over the advancing City defence and Archibald brought the ball down for Crooks to shoot Spurs level.  With just 14 minutes left in the match, the ball reached Tony Galvin on the left wing, just inside his own half.  He moved the ball inside to Villa, who was about 25 yards from goal.  The big bearded striker started to run with the ball and gather momentum.  He weaved past about five City defenders, before sliding the ball under Corrigan as he came out to block and in it went to make the score 3-2.  He raced off towards the bench in celebration with team-mates hanging off him, as his transformation from the previous Saturday was complete. 

However, City pushed on and it was only the width of a ball that denied them an equaliser as Tueart shot narrowly wide and another chance was blasted over.

Captain Steve Perryman lifted the FA Cup in the 100th final and was to be a regular visitor to the 39 steps that lead up to the Royal box over the next couple of years.

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