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Spurs v Everton 1936

Posted on 4 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).

February 22 1937

Spurs 4 Everton 3

Almost 47,000 people crammed into White Hart Lane to watch this FA Cup fifth round replay and were treated to an enthralling battle as Spurs battled back from behind to beat Everton.

The pitch at the Lane had been flooded in the morning after a heavy downpour but was passed as playable after the groundstaff had worked throughout the day to clear it.

Everton, inspired by a 17-year-old called Tommy Lawton took the lead after just two minutes when the future England international crashed home Geldrad's cross. Eighteeen minutes later Everton's early dominance yielded a second goal when Dixie Dean nodded home another cross from the dangerous Geldrad.

A goal from John Morrisson reduced Everton's lead as Spurs clawed their way back into the game and after the interval they dominated proceedings but had two goals mysteriously disallowed by referee Mr Mee, (an Arsenal conspiracy maybe!)

After being pinned back in their own half for most of the second period, Everton broke forward and looked to have put the game beyond Spurs when Dean made it 3-1 after good work from Lawton.

However, the home supporters were not to be disappointed as Tottenham blitzed the Everton goal and their persistence paid off when Morrisson scored his second goal of the game on 65 minutes and then with two minutes remaining Meek restored parity much to the delight of the crowd.

With seconds remaining the crowd were sent into a frenzy when against the odds Spurs won the game when Morrison completed his hat-trick with a towering header from Miller's deep cross.

Attendance: 46,972.

Team: J. Hall; Ward, Whatley, Buckingham, Rowe, Grice, McCormick, Meek, Morrisson, Duncan, Miller.