As you all obviously know, Spurs have been drawn against Aston Villa in the third round of the Capital One Cup with the date now fixed at Tuesday 24th September at Villa Park. Both teams have a long history in this competition and 42 years ago, the sides battled it out in the final at Wembley.
At the time, Villa were in the third division and as top tier clubs were just starting to take the League Cup seriously, it was a major achievement for Vic Crowe’s men to get to Wembley. They made it tough for first division Spurs too, keeping the game goalless until two Martin Chivers strikes in the last 12 minutes saw us lift this trophy for the very first time.
Naturally there are some highlights available and these are particular extensive ones. It may not have been our most classic final but it was the first trophy witnessed by this Spurs fan – 42 years of hurt later I’ve seen others but would like a few more.
Can you remember this game?