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Spurs v Leicester City, 1999

Posted on 9 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).

March 21, 1999

Worthington Cup Final

Spurs 1 Leicester City 0

Like the FA Cup in 1991, this was another against-the-odds triumph at
Wembley.

All looked lost when, with just an hour on the clock, Justin Edinburgh
reacted to Robbie Savage’s tackle, the City midfielder clutched his face and
the long-serving defender was shown the red card.

In a war of attrition, with Leicester determined to snub out the threat of
wing wizard David Ginola, chances were few and far between.

As the clock ticked away surely Martin O’Neill’s men would take advantage of the extra man and tired legs on the famous hallowed turf.

But then one last attack. Steffen Iversen burst down the right channel and
into the area, his cross was parried by keeper Casey Keller and there was
hero of the hour Allan Nielsen to dive head home the winner.

A match to forget, an afternoon to remember.

Team: Walker, Carr, Edinburgh, Freund, Vega, Campbell, Nielsen, Ginola
(Sinton), Anderton, Iversen, Ferdinand.

Attendance: 77,892