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Your 100 Greatest Spurs Moments: No.4

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).

We countdown the top 10 of our 'Your 100 Greatest Spurs Moments' as voted by the fans last summer.

WE PUT together the 'Greatest Spurs Moments' series last summer expecting, as always, a huge response - but we didn't expect the variety of moments that we would receive.

In the end, the series was changed to 'Your 100 Greatest Spurs Moments' but we've realised that we will not be able to run every one.

So we've put together a list of the top 100 moments - found below - and will run the top 10, as voted by you, over the next two weeks.

Thanks again for your terrific response...


Dateline: January 23, 2001
Venue: White Hart Lane
Match: Worthington Cup semi-final, second leg, Tottenham Hotspur 5 Chelsea 1 (aggregate 6-3)

It was a long time coming - but worth the wait!

Our first victory against Chelsea since 1989 came in emphatic style to book our place in the Worthington Cup Final.

A fine display in the first leg hardly warranted a 2-1 defeat but the aggregate lead was wiped out in a matter of minutes by Steffen Iversen.

Then two crackers to put us ahead - Tim Sherwood's strike froma corner routine and Teddy Sheringham's magnificent volley from Gus Poyet's chest down. Simon Davies added the fourth and one of the great nights ended with Sergei Rebrov's added the fifth.

Here are your memories...

My best moment was definitely the 5-1 win against Chelsea in the Worthington Cup last season. having been 2-1 down from the first leg we needed something special, especially as our recent record against them was poor. Joe Hallows.

For me the highest moment of my lifetime whilst supporting Spurs happened on the night of the 2nd leg of our Worthington Cup semi-final against Chelsea. I've supported Spurs for 7 years and when approaching the game I thought oh no, another hammering by Chelsea - what was I supposed to think, we hadn't beaten them for 12 years and we were 2-1 down on aggregate! However this game brought the biggest surprise of my Spurs supporting days. I've been to some 100 odd games and I have never experienced a night like it. Twenty minutes before kick-off the crowd was chanting loud and really making the players up for it. The Chelsea fans didn't know what had hit them. Within two minutes of kick-off the tie was level and the Spurs faithful were ecstatic. I was already starting to dream and the man sitting next to me was all over the place, the crowd was together as a unit and the team could feelit. It was the biggest high I have experienced as a Spurs fan and one I will never forget. Carl Beard.

I think that my greatest Spurs moment has to be the 5-1 victory over Chelsea! It was even sweeter because my dad is a lifelong Chelsea fan and I have never known us to have beaten Chelsea before. The way we totally outplayed them and made them look like a conference side was amazing and will live with me forever. James Bayliss.

The 5-1 win against Chelsea should be up there. Our first win against them in 12 years and it's that much more special because I was there! Paul Summerville.

I've been supporting Spurs for 17 years, long enough to learn that it IS about glory. So if you're looking for an unlikely result against all odds, even we didn't think it would happen, but a result with arguably the most accomplished performance I can ever remember, it has to be SPURS 5 Chelsea 1, WC Semi-Final last season. We were superior and fantastic in every department that night and made me a very happy man for weeks, at least until the final! Damian Cooke.

My best moment would have to be watching Spurs crush Chelsea 5-1 I have never seen Spurs play with such pasion and so many key players missing. I am 22 and not seen as many key moments as most but that is best with us beating the Gooners 3-1 in the 1991 FA Cup semi-final in very close second. Dean Lennon.

4 5-1 v Chelsea, Worthington Cup semi-final, 2001
5 Nielsen goal, Worthington Cup Final, 1999
6 Ronny Rosenthal hat-trick v Southampton, FA Cup, 1995
7 Carr goal v Manchester United, October 1999
8 Mabbutt lifts FA Cup, 1991
9 Ginola goal v Barnsley, FA Cup, 1999
10 Hoddle goal v Oxford, 1987
11 Ginola volley v Leeds, FA Cup, 1999
12 Klinsmann four goals v Wimbledon, 1998
13 8-1 v Gornik Zabrze, European Cup, 1961
14 Klinsmann overhead kick and dive v Everton, 1994
15 Chivers v Wolves, UEFA Cup Final, 1972
16 Ricky Villa v Wolves, FA Cup semi-final, 1981
17 Clinching the double, 1961
18 Winning at Anfield, FA Cup, 1995
19 Hoddle's chip v Watford, 1983
20 9-0 v Bristol Rovers, Division Two, 1978
21 Steffen Freund's only goal at Stevenage, pre-season, 2001
22 4-1 v Watford, FA Cup semi-final, 1987
23 Don McAllister header v Bolton, Division Two, 1978
24 First win at Liverpool since 1912, March 1985
25 Jimmy Greaves goal v Leicester City
26 Bobby Smith goal v Burnley, FA Cup Final 1962
27 Beating Arsenal, November 1995
28 First half performance v Manchester United, September 2001
29 Poyet equaliser v Arsenal, November 2001
30 Hoddle becomes manager, April 2001
31 Pat Jennings two penalty saves v Liverpool, 1973
32 3-4 defeat v Aston Villa, 1994
33 Hoddle volley v Forest, October 1979
34 Ajax away, Cup Winners Cup, 1981
35 Waddle goal v Southampton, May 1986
36 FA Cup Final, 1967
37 Jimmy Greaves goal v Newcastle, 1969
38 Roberts tackle on Charlie Nicholas, 1985-86
39 Nayim from half-way line for Real Zaragoza v Arsenal, 1995
40 Chelsea in the rain, November 1970
41 Ramsey penalty v Manchester City, 3-3, September 1952
42 0-0 draw at Southampton to clinch promotion, 1978
43 Ossie and Ricky's debut, 1978
44 Bill Nicholson's first game in charge, 10-4 v Everton, 1958
45 Cup Winners Cup v Atletico Madrid, 1963
46 Carr goal v Sunderland, 2000
47 Greaves hat-trick on debut, December 1961
48 Greaves 300th goal and hat-trick, 7-0 v Burnley, September 1968
49 Jennings save v Newcastle, League Cup semi-final, 1976
50 Pratt goals v Notts County, January 1978
51 Jennings goal v Manchester United, Charity Shield, August 1967
52 4-1 v Manchester United, 1996
53 5-0 v West Ham, League Cup, 1987
54 Greaves goal v Manchester United, 5-1, 1965
55 Klinsmann rejoins, 1997
56 4-0 v Hungary, friendly
57 5-0 v Arsenal at White Hart Lane, 1983
58 Benfica in European Cup semi-final, 1962
59 Hoddle volley v Manchester United, 1979
60 5-1 v Manchester United, 1965
61 Leonhardsen goal v Charlton, FA Cup, 2001
62 FA Cup v West Brom, 1962
63 Eintracht Frankfurt, Cup Winners Cup, March 1982
64 First half of Cup Winners Cup v Feyenoord, October 1983
65 Ticker tape reception for Ossie, Ricky, 1978
66 1-0 down, 2-1 up v Luton, two men sent off, Stewart double, December 1990
67 Mabbutt diving header v Manchester United, 1986
68 Win v Oldham, May 1994
69 Nayim hat-trick, Manchester City away, FA Cup, 1993
70 3-0 v Manchester United away, League Cup, 1989
71 Ralph Coates winner, League Cup Final v Norwich, 1973
72 Four goals in five minutes v Southampton, Feb 93
73 3-0 win v Forest, November 1980
74 Stewart goal v Coventry, 3-2, April 1990
75 Klinsmann first goal at Sheffield Wednesday, 1994
76 Gazza performance v Notts County, FA Cup, 1991
77 Mullery goal v Chelsea, 1970
78 4-3 v Burnley, FA Cup, 1966
79 Hoddle goal v Leeds, March 1980
80 Ardiles testimonial, Maradona, 1986
81 FA Cup semi-final v Forest, 1967
82 Game that clinched title v Sheff Wed, 1961
83 Paul Miller goal v Anderlecht, 1984
84 UEFA Cup semi-final v Hadjuk Split, 1984
85 Colin Calderwood goal at Barnsley, 1998
86 Armstrong goal v Arsenal, 1995
87 Lineker goal v Arsenal, FA Cup semi-final, 1991
88 Iversen's chip to win League Cup semi-final at Wimbledon, 1999
89 Rebrov goal at West Ham, FA Cup, 2001
90 Chivers double v Villa, League Cup Final, 1971
91 Stewart headed winner v Liverpool, March 1990
92 Ginola performance and goal v Wimbledon, FA Cup, 1999
93 Paul Stewart hat-trick v Millwall in 5-0 win, April 1989
94 Gazza’s first goal with one sock v Arsenal, 1988
95 Archibald & Falco goals v Bayern Munich, UEFA Cup, 1983-4
96 Klinsmann last goal/Mabbutt's farewell, 1998
97 Nayim volley v Liverpool, 2-0, October 1992
98 Galvin goal v Ajax, 1981
99 Teddy Sheringham two goals at Anfield, 2-1, August 1993
100 Howells two goals v Forest, October 1990