Competition: FA Cup Sixth Round.
Referee: J. K.
Viewers of ‘Match
of the Day’ had been fed on a diet of Leeds United brilliance in the weeks
before the FA Cup Quarter-Final clash with Tottenham
Hotspur and in this match Spurs were devoured by United with another sizzling
show. The famous 7-0 demolition of
Once again United were able to pick from strength, with Terry Cooper returning after injury, but it cost the almost 44,000 crowd a little more to watch them as the prices were increased by 50%. There was a little more entertainment for the crowd with Les Cocker putting the individually-named tracksuit-topped United players, complete with individually numbered sock-tags, through a series of warm-up procedures for the benefit of the crowd.
had brought an estimated 10,000 fans with them, which made for an electric
United started to dominate as they played fine attacking football to keep Spurs under heavy pressure and Pat Jennings had to be on top form to keep out the rampaging Leeds forwards, making fingertip saves to thwart Terry Cooper and Mick Jones. Allan Clarke worked his way to the by-line but his cross found no takers. Eddie Gray was no far away with a chip before Clarke hit the crossbar and it seemed just a matter of time before United would take the lead.
create a couple of chances but Gary Sprake was not
extended as he saved from Martin Chivers and Alan Gilzean. But late in the first half the game turned ugly.
First Peter Lorimer was injured after a heavy
challenge from Cyril Knowles and then Phil Beal came off second best in a clash
with Billy Bremner. Soon afterwards, Bremner was hacked down by Cyril Knowles. And as he laid
injured Mike England, who presumably thought the
much dominance from
Justice was done two minutes later as Allan Clarke got the equaliser. Peter Lorimer played the ball into the Spurs penalty area from the right and Eddie Gray, standing on the penalty spot played it back into the path of Billy Bremner as he broke into the area, but the skipper’s shot was well blocked by Pat Jennings. But the rebound fell to Terry Cooper, who put the ball back into the danger zone. The ball fell kindly for Allan Clarke, who swivelled to put the ball past two defenders on the goal-line to get the deserved equaliser to send the teams into half-time back on level terms.
half featured some end to end play early on, as Norman Hunter hooked clear from
the Spurs forwards, Peter Lorimer went close for
With eleven minutes left, Paul Reaney replace Terry Cooper, who had taken a knock, but United were able to play out the rest of the match without too much problem and another fancied team had been eliminated and United were through to the Semi-Finals.
Ray Evans, Mike England and Martin Peters clear as Mick Jones closes in.
Mick Jones is tackled by Phil Beal
Pat Jennings can only watch as Allan Clarke’s header hits the bar.
Mick Jones cannot capitalise with Pat Jennings stranded
Les Cocker leads the United warm-up in their new individually named tracksuit tops and sock tags
Cyril Knowles gets a tackle in on Billy Bremner
Allan Clarke sweeps United’s opening goal past Cyril Knowles
Allan Clarke scores United’s equalising goal
Pat Jennings is beaten by Jack Charlton for the winning goal
John Pratt opened the scoring for Spurs. Allan Clarke equalised just before half-time and Jack Charlton headed the winner