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Posted on 3 August 2004  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

April 28 1975

Spurs 4 Leeds United 2

Cyril Knowles

THIS was one of the most important games at White Hart Lane for vastly different reasons to those glory days of the early '60s with Spurs having to beat Leeds to stay in the First Division.

Leeds, who were the reigning champions, finished in a disappointing ninth spot in the First Division that season, but were in the final of the European Cup final.

Although they nothing to play for, Jimmy Armfield's side were still a stiff proposition for Terry Neill's side but nearly 50,000 people crammed into White Hart Lane to roar on Spurs in their bid to preserve their top flight status.

Nerves were settled are just five minutes when Cyril Knowles slammed home a free-kick from the edge of the area.
Spurs dominated the opening period but were unable to get the vital second goal despite their constant bombardment of the Leeds goal.

The second half continued in a similar vein and Spurs finally got their reward when Martin Chivers, back in the side after a two-month lay-off, fired home from close range. The result was virtually made safe on the hour when Knowles converted a penalty after Trevor Cherry had brought down Perryman.

Jordan pulled a goal back for Leeds to silence the Spurs fans but the celebrations which followed Alfie Conn's strike to make it 4-1 were as loud and long as any Championship winning season.

An 81st minute Peter Lorimer goal for Leeds went largely unnoticed by the home supporters who swamped the pitch on the final whistle to mob their heroes on a memorable afternoon at the Lane.

Team: Jennings; Kinnear, Knowles, Beal, Osgood, Naylor, Conn, Perryman, Chivers, Jones, Pratt.
Attendance: 49,886.