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Armstrong, forward 1975-1981, born.
first leg drawn and Spurs having an away goal, the tie was evenly
balanced. When Anderlecht took the lead after Czernatynski broke
away and slotted home, it looked as though the game was up. The
crowd fell deathly silent and when the match re-started, the roar of the
crowd drove Spurs forward. Ossie Ardiles was brought on and one of
his first touches hit the bar, but the ball was returned into the box
with interest by Micky Hazard. Falco was in there, but Graham
Roberts (captain for the night in the absence of the suspended Steve
Perryman) chested the ball down and rammed it in from close range.
His goal took the tie into extra time, but with no further score the Cup
was to be decided on a penalty shoot-out.
Rookie goalkeeper Tony
Parks saved the first penalty from the Belgians, while Spurs scored
their next four. Danny Thomas stepped up needing to score to make
the cup Tottenham's, but the Anderlecht keeper went the right way to
save. The crowd chanted "There's Only One Danny Thomas"
as he wandered back to the centre circle with his head in his
hands. Arnor Gudjohnsen strode up to take the last of the
penalties to square the scores, but Parks dived to his right and kept
the ball out and made Tottenham the winners of their second UEFA
Cup. It was also an emotional night for Keith Burkinshaw, who had
decided to resign from his post at the end of this season and going on a
high note was how the players wanted to finish his time as a Spurs
centre half 1928-1932, dies.
Information gathered from
"Spurs - A Day-To-Day Life" by Graham Betts, Spurs Handbooks,
"Spurs - A Complete Record" and "The Spurs Alphabet"
both by Bob Goodwin and other sources.