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Your 100 Greatest Spurs Moments: 94

Posted on 31 October 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 94 of our new series Your Greatest Spurs Moments, a collection of memories from you, the fans.

Next up, as we prepare to face old foes Chelsea, we go back 32 years to when Alan Mullery struck in the rain at Stamford Bridge.

Number 94: Football League Division One, Chelsea 0-2 Spurs, November 14, 1970


This is the Greatest Moment of both Nick Fry of the Jersey Spurs Supporters Club and Malcolm Harding.

Nick Fry takes up the story...

There have been many great moments when trophies have been won and superb goals have been scored but one match sticks in my memory.

The November 1970 clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was played in atrocious conditions.

Officials tried to call off the match after a torrential downpour just before kick-off but there were over 60,000 fans in the ground so the game went ahead.

It was end-to-end stuff with goal mouth action aplenty. Great saves from Bonetti and Jennings, including one of Pat's trademark one handed catches, chances falling to Osgood, Chivers and Peters and last-ditch tackles from Harris and Mike England.

The match had gone on for 90 nailbiting minutes with no score and with the Spurs fans whistling for time, upstepped Alan Mullery to score from the edge of the box in front of the faithful.

He leaped over the hoarding and ran to massed ranks of Navy and White.

No sooner had the referee restarted the game and the mighty Spurs were two up with Jimmy Pearce sliding in at the far post.

What a fantastic game it had been despite the fact that everyone was absolutely soaked from head to foot.

Apart from Ricky's FA Cup Final it remains my favourite match.

The line-up that day was: Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery, England Beal, Gilzean, Perryman (ankle injury, sub Neil Johnson 75 mins), Chivers, Peters, Pearce.

Look out for the next Greatest Spurs Moment, coming soon...

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...