Five White Hart Lane classics

Publisert kl13 mai 2017 14:42 by Editorial

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Ahead of the clash with Manchester United, AFP Sport looks back at five of the best games from 118 years at the Lane:

Euro stars

After winning the double in 1961, Tottenham qualified for the European Cup and were drawn against Polish side Gornik Zabrze. The tie was almost over after the away leg as Tottenham trailed 4-0 with an hour gone. Two late goals, however, gave Bill Nicholson’s side a glimmer of hope and set up a stirring comeback in the decisive return in north London. A Cliff Jones hat-trick and Bobby Smith’s double helped seal an 8-1 demolition job and Tottenham went on to reach the semi-finals before losing to Benfica.

Glory Game

Hoping to win the UEFA Cup for the second time in their history, Tottenham had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Anderlecht in the first leg of the 1984 final, setting the scene for the one of the club’s fabled European nights at the Lane. Without key players Glenn Hoddle and Steve Perryman due to injury and suspension, Tottenham fell behind to an opener from Alexandre Czerniatynski in the second leg. But Graham Roberts scored a dramatic 84th-minute equaliser to send the game to extra-time and then penalties, where goalkeeper Tony Parks made the winning save, tipping Arnor Gudjohnsen’s spot-kick around the post to clinch the trophy.

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