Spurs TV special - UEFA Cup, 1984, with the players who made it happen...
Sat 23 May 2020, 09:35|Tottenham Hotspur
It's 36 years ago today - 23 May, 1984 - that we lifted the UEFA Cup in one of the most dramatic nights in the Club's 138-year history.
We took on Belgian side Anderlecht - the holders, having beaten Benfica in the final in 1983 - in the final over two legs. Boasting the talent of Danish star Morten Olsen and Enzo Scifo, one of Belgium's all-time greats, Anderlecht would soon clinch a hat-trick of domestic titles, 1984/85, 85/86 and 86/87.
We picked up a draw in the first leg in Belgium thanks to Paul Miller's bullet header. But we were depleted over the two legs. Ray Clemence, Ossie Ardiles and Glenn Hoddle missed the first leg injured and captain fantastic, Steve Perryman, was suspended for the second leg after picking up a yellow card in Belgium. Ossie was able to take his place on the bench at the Lane, Graham Roberts took over the armband.
The tension was increased when Alexandre Czerniatynski broke through to open the scoring on the hour, handing Anderlecht a 2-1 aggregate lead.
What followed went down in Spurs folklore...
Ossie hits the crossbar, 'Robbo' scores, extra time, penalties, Parksy, delight, Danny Thomas, despair, Arnor Gudjohnsen, Parksy... jubilation!
This is your chance to relive that night with our heroes - Graham Roberts, Tony Parks, Micky Hazard, Mark Falco, Tony Galvin and Paul Miller - in this special filmed on the final's 30th anniversary in 2014. Enjoy!