Skip to main content


  • Your 100 Greatest Spurs Moments 98
Subscribe to newsfeed 

Your 100 Greatest Spurs Moments: 98

Posted on 28 August 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 98 of our new series Your Greatest Spurs Moments, a collection of memories from you, the fans.

We will run the series every Wednesday through the season.

Number 98: Charlton 2 Spurs 4, FA Cup 4th round, February 7, 2001


Following on from Tuesday's night's 1-0 win, memories of another great night at the Valley.

Here is the scene: Trailing 2-0 at half-time and seemingly out of the competition, we turned things around with two goals in four minutes, an own goal from Richard Rufus and Darren Anderton on target.

Just a minute later and the travelling fans were in raptures as 'Leo' pounced on a loose ball and drilled his shot into the corner to hand us the lead for the first night. It never looked in doubt from that moment and Sergei Rebrov sealed it with a fourth five minutes from time.

Oyvind was happy to turn the clock back at Spurs Lodge this week. "We were struggling big time," he recalled. "The manager said at half-time to step it up a little and we could still get something out of the game, even though we were 2-0 down.

"It was soon 2-1, 2-2 and then I scored soon after. The play went down the left side and I smashed it into the far corner. It was great.

"It was raining, sticky, not the best surface and we'd been written off at half-time. That made it a bit more special. It was one of those moments."

Chaim Gothold mailed us with this Greatest Spurs Moment. He said: "When Oyvind Leonardson put us 3-2 up against Charlton in the F.A Cup 4th round in 2001. It was at Charlton's ground, The Valley, and after 60-odd minutes we were 2-0 down before Oyvind's goal, barely a minute after we had equalised put us ahead. We eventually went on to win 4-2!"

Look out for out next Greatest Spurs Moment, coming next week...

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...