Tottenham returned to White Hart Lane with a 2 – 1 lead from the 1st leg of the 1972 UEFA Cup Final against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Two goals from Martin Chivers secured the victory over Wolves at Molineux with the 2nd leg to come in a fortnight’s time.
On This Day
3rd May, 1972
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 (UEFA Cup Final 1st Leg)
Scorers: McCalliog Chivers (2)
Team: Jennings; Kinnear, Knowles; Mullery, England, Beal; Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Coates (Pratt)In August, 1971 Tottenham’s season started with a League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers. There was some disappointment that it was going to end against an English team in the Final of the UEFA Cup rather than in a glamorous European setting. After Milan in the semi-final, Wolverhampton was rather dull.
It was Martin Chivers and Pat Jennings who inspired Tottenham to grab the first leg initiative. Jennings produced a series of outstanding saves to foil Wolves while Chivers scored two goals of amazing quality. After a scoreless first half, Chivers’ first was a powerful header from a Mike England free-kick after 57 minutes. Although Wolves drew level through Jim McCalliog fifteen minutes later, Chivers then scored a late winner three minutes from time. He hit a ferocious shot from distance following a powerful run from halfway.
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