31st March, 1962
Spurs continued on their way to Wembley defeating Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough.
Tottenham Hotspur 3 Manchester United 1 FA Cup Semi-final at Hillsborough
Scorers: Greaves, Jones, Medwin Herd
Team: Brown; Baker, Henry; Blanchflower, Norman, Mackay; Medwin, White, Smith, Greaves, Jones
A second successive semi-final victory as Spurs endeavoured to retain the Cup. Victories over Birmingham City, after a replay, Plymouth Argyle, West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa had brought Spurs to this stage. United were in the lower half of the 1st Division but it would be a difficult game as the teams had drawn 2 – 2 at White Hart Lane and Spurs had lost by the only goal of the game earlier in the season at Old Trafford.
The headline in the following day’s paper was:
It’s Glory-Glory Spurs
Goals from Jimmy Greaves, Terry Medwin and Cliff Jones ensured that Spurs won comfortably and returned to Wembley to meet, Burnley, the team they defeated in the previous year’s semi-final.
Greaves and Jones gave Spurs a two goal half-time lead. Greaves opened the scoring after 4 minutes with Jones adding the second on 23 minutes. United scored with seven minutes remaining through David Herd but Medwin ensured Spurs victory, scoring three minutes later.