Competition: First Division.
Scorers: Tottenham Hotspur: Knowles (2, 1 pen), Chivers, Conn. Leeds United: Jordan, Lorimer.
This was one
of the most important games at
Although they had nothing
to play for, Jimmy Armfield's side were still a stiff
proposition for Terry Neill's side but nearly 50,000 people crammed into White
Hart Lane to roar on Spurs in their bid to preserve their top flight status.
Nerves were settled after just five minutes when Cyril Knowles slammed home a
free-kick from the edge of the area. Spurs dominated the opening period but
were unable to get the vital second goal despite their constant bombardment of
The second half continued
in a similar vein and Spurs finally got their reward when Martin Chivers, back in the side after a two-month lay-off, fired
home from close range. The result was virtually made safe on the hour when
Cyril Knowles converted a penalty after Trevor Cherry had brought down Steve
Perryman. Joe Jordan pulled a goal back
Back Row: Gordon McQueen, Joe Jordan, Norman Hunter, Paul Madeley, David Stewart,
David Harvey, Allan Clarke, Eddie Gray, Paul Reaney, Terry Yorath.
Front Row: Peter Lorimer, Mick Bates, Billy Bremner, Frank Gray, Trevor Cherry, Duncan McKenzie
Cyril Knowles (2), one from the spot, Martin Chivers and
Peter Lorimer and Joe Jordan scored for
Trevor Cherry conceded a penalty for a foul on Steve Perryman