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Your 100 Greatest Spurs Moments: 89

Posted on 18 December 2002  - 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).

Welcome to number 89 of our series Your Greatest Spurs Moments - a collection of memories from you, the fans.

This time, as we prepare to travel to Manchester City, we turn the clock back almost 10 years and recall the amazing FA Cup quarter-final tie at Maine Road in March 1993.

Number 89: FA Cup. quarter-final, Manchester City 2-4 Spurs, March 7, 1993


The 1990s were full of amazing FA Cup ties on our travels - Southampton, Liverpool in 1995, Ginola's goal at Barnsley in 1999, Arsenal at Wembley in 1991 - and this mad March day in Manchester was right up there with them.

We had been in fine form with the attacking trio of Nicky Barmby, Teddy Sheringham and Darren Anderton clicking as we went on a five-game unbeaten run.

Unfortunately, it all came crashing down at Sheffield United, a 6-0 drubbing, and City were next, live on television.

Would Spurs be up for it? Questions were asked when City went a goal up but with Nayim inspired, we hit back in style.

Nayim levelled Mike Sheron's early goal, Steve Sedgley put us 2-1, Nayim then extended the lead before completing his hat-trick with minute left.

But the drama wasn't over. City fans invaded the pitch at this point and Mounted Police had to clear the playing surface. Terry Phelan then scored one of the goals of the season to make it 4-2 and Sheringham still had time to miss a penalty before the final whistle.

Darren Anderton enjoyed a smile to himself when reminded of the tie this week. "Yes, I remember that one," he said.

"I think we went 1-0 down early on and if I remember we'd lost 6-0 at Sheffield United just before that so we were all thinking 'what's going on here?' but we came back, played well and managed to go 4-1 up.

"Then the crowd came on the pitch - it was a bit of a mad afternoon. Then Phelan ran the length of the pitch and scored as well and I think Ted missed a penalty. It was a great game, just a pity we didn't go all the way."

This was the Greatest Moment of Danny Joseph.

This is not a countdown of your greatest moments in descending order according to votes - numbers 100-10 are being picked at random from all of the memories collected. However, we will publish the top 10 most popular moments in terms of votes when we reach that stage of the series...